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Alerion Aviation expands fleet, offering enhanced private jet charter services

Alerion Aviation is thrilled to announce the addition of several new private jets to its managed aircraft portfolio. With this expansion, Alerion Aviation is now equipped to provide an even greater range of options for private jet charter, ensuring an unparalleled experience for its clients. The newly added aircraft, meticulously selected for their comfort, performance, and safety, inclu...

American Airlines joins Embraer Energia Advisory Group

American Airlines has signed an MoU with Embraer to join its Energia Advisory Group, an experienced and knowledgeable team of airlines, lessors, suppliers, and other aviation experts advising Embraer on its development of sustainable aircraft for the future. The MoU with Embraer will see the companies working together to define and establish the real-world requirements for sustainable, emission-fr...

Daher acknowledges TBMOPA for continued commitment to TBM aircraft safety and operational efficiency

The record-setting 2023 Annual Convention of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association further reinforced this organization commitment to serve the community of Daher TBM aviators, focusing on flight safety and operational efficiency. Daher maintains a high level of support for the TBMOPA, including co-sponsorship of the 2023 Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado this mon...

Skyports Drone Services supports scaling of drone operations in Australia through Carbonix partnership

Skyports Drone Services partnered with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to scale beyond visual line of sight operations across the country using its long-range VTOL aircraft. In the first phase of the partnership, Skyports Drone Services will embed specialist international drone pilots within Carbonix. The expert pilots will provide Carbonix with unparalleled flight...

Flight test campaign kicks off - Universal Hydrogen regional aircraft at the Mojave Air & Space Port

Universal Hydrogen hosted a kickoff event for a flight test and maturation campaign for its regional products. The campaign came on the heels of a successful March 2023 first flight of hydrogen fuel cell-powered airplane and the largest airplane ever to cruise principally on hydrogen. Followed by June 2023 ferry of the aircraft from Moses Lake, Wash. to Mojave, which also...

Pratt & Whitney to expand GTF MRO capacity in Singapore

Pratt & Whitney announced plans to increase the capacity of its Singapore engine center, Eagle Services Asia (ESA). The 48,000 square-foot expansion will accommodate a two-thirds increase from current facility capacity. Shangari Meleschi, vice president, Aftermarket Operations – Asia Pacific and Turkiye, commented: "Pratt & Whitney is investing&n...

Air France-KLM Group will order 50 Airbus A350 family aircraft as renewal of its long-haul fleet

Air France-KLM Group plans to place a landmark aircraft order to pursue the renewal and rationalization of its long-haul fleet, to the benefit of the Group’s environmental and economic performance. This Group order will cover 50 Airbus A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft - with purchase rights for 40 additional aircraft - with first deliveries expected in 2026 through to 2030. This will be...

Surf Air Mobility confirms order for first 20 Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft

Surf Air Mobility confirmed its order and paid the deposit for first 20 Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft to be purchased under its previously announced initial fleet order. Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin in the first half of 2024. Surf Air Mobility intentions to upgrade Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine turboprops to Surf Air Mobility’ proprietary el...

GKN Aerospace Malaysian engines parts repair facility earns key certifications

GKN Aerospace engines parts repair facility in Johor, Malaysia, has achieved a series of landmark certifications. The Malaysian facility has recently received official approvals from international airworthiness authorities including the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. In addition, achieving Orig...

easyJet and Rolls-Royce hydrogen research project sets new world industry first with key milestone success notification

Rolls-Royce announces a further key milestone has been achieved in its hydrogen research project.Both Rolls-Royce and easyJet are committed to being at the forefront of the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a range of aircraft, including those in the narrow-body market segment, from the mid-2030s onwards. Now, working with Loughborough University in...

Embraer and Scoot sign pool program agreement for its E190-E2 fleet

Embraer signed a Pool Program services agreement with Scoot to support the airline’s incoming fleet of nine E190-E2. The Pool Program provides access to component exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable parts to support Scoot’s Embraer aircraft, allowing the airline to minimize their upfront investment in high-value repairable inventories and resources, while taking...

Capturing 50% of preowned market share, IADA companies poised to make presence felt at NBAA-BACE

Members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association will once again be a force at the NBAA-BACE 2023. Hundreds of representatives from IADA companies are expected to attend the event and IADA’s annual fall meeting, to be held in Las Vegas the day before the convention begins. The quarterly IADA Market Report covers IADA-accredited dealers’ perceptions about the mar...

The D328 uplift research aircraft was officially presented to the public in its new livery

At the National Aviation Conference 2023 in Hamburg, Deutsche Aircraft, in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center, German Aerospace Industries Association and the German government, presented the D328 turboprop flying test bed in its new, distinctive Uplift livery. The D328, an integral part of many regional airline fleets, is now also a pioneer for alternative propulsion technologies f...

ST Engineering expands airframe MRO capacity with new hangar in Singapore

ST Engineering Commercial Aerospace business is expanding its capacity in Singapore with a new airframe maintenance facility in Singapore Changi Airport. Groundbreaking for the new facility was held at its location next to the Changi Airfreight Centre in Changi Creek, in the presence of industry and government partners. The new airframe facility will be equipped with four hangar bay...

Joby delivers first eVTOL aircraft to Edwards Air Force Base ahead of schedule

Joby Aviation has delivered its first aircraft to Edwards Air Force Base approximately six months ahead of the expected 2024 delivery date. On-base operations with Joby aircraft will be used to demonstrate a range of logistics missions, including cargo and passenger transportation, and will be operated by both Joby and U.S. Air Force personnel. In partnership with the U.S. Air Force, NASA wil...

Airbus unveils PioneerLab as its new twin-engine flying laboratory

Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform. It complements Airbus' range of FlightLabs and focuses on testing technologies that reduce helicopter emissions, increase autonomy and integrate bio-based materials.The PioneerLab aims to demonstrate a fuel reduction of up to 30% compared to a conventional H145, thanks to a hybri...

dnata achieves IATA environmental management certification

dnata become the first combined air services provider to receive IATA environmental management certification as a recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability across its diverse portfolio of businesses in the UAE. IATA Environmental Assessment is a certification programme developed to independently assess the commitment of aviation stakeholders such as airlines, airpor...

Qantas Group market update September 2023

Qantas Group will invest a further $80 million in customer improvements across FY24 in addition to the $150 million previously budgeted, which will be funded from profits.This additional investment is aimed at addressing a number of customer ‘pain points’ through improvements such as better contact centre resourcing and training, an increase in the number seats...

J&C Aero completes cabin modification and refurbishment of Ukraine presidential Airbus A319

J&C Aero recently completed a major refurbishment project under which it provided cabin modification and renewal services for a state air company “Ukraine”. The company operates a state-owned Airbus A319 Corporate Jet used for the air transportation of the President of Ukraine. During the project, J&C Aero engineers developed design changes required for the integratio...

Fast-growing China domestic air travel driving 20-year demand for 8,560 airplanes

Boeing is forecasting that China will need 8,560 new commercial airplanes through 2042, driven by economic growth well above the global average and increasing demand for domestic air travel. China's commercial airliner fleet will more than double to nearly 9,600 jets over the next 20 years, according to Boeing's Commercial Market Outlook, company' long-term for...

High flyers: easyJet welcomes career changes on board

An opera singer, a former chef and an ex-radio presenter are the stars of a new easyJet cabin crew recruitment campaign, which aims to tackle stereotypes about the profession. The airline is looking to recruit over 1,000 new cabin crew this year with career changers among those being encouraged to apply.  The campaign highlights that life experience and transferable skills, such as custo...