50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Latest aviation news

Looking for specific categories? Or Airplanes news? United States related news?

SITA becomes leader in airport solutions following completion of regulatory formalities and legal procedures in the acquisition of Materna IPS

SITA has completed the regulatory formalities and legal procedures to acquire Materna IPS. This strategic move will reshape the aviation industry, resulting in the world’s most powerful passenger portfolio for airports and digital travel. The acquisition represents an unprecedented acceleration of global aviation industry digitalization, streamlining check-in, baggage handling, and secu...

SmartLynx and the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, and Public Works discuss airline future development plans in Malta

On July 10, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, and Public Works of Malta, Chris Bonett, visited the SmartLynx Airlines office in Santa Venera. The visit commemorated the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the SmartLynx Malta office and included discussions on current aviation topics and the airline's further development plans in Malta.  Edvinas Demenius, CEO at SmartLynx...

American Airlines and Tulsa Tech partner to develop aviation maintenance talent pipeline

Students in Tulsa Tech’s aviation maintenance technology program now have more than 3,000 new industry mentors thanks to a new partnership announced today with American Airlines. Students now have direct access to the airline’s Tulsa-based aviation maintenance technicians through ongoing engagement opportunities at the carrier’s maintenance base and on campus. Additionally,...

Hahnair announces partnership with Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenberg

Hahnair, a charter airline and premier distribution partner for airlines worldwide, proudly announces a partnership with renowned Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenberg. This collaboration will see Nico Hülkenberg prominently displaying the Hahnair logo on his helmet throughout the 2024 racing season. Nico Hülkenberg will benefit from Hahnair’s unparalleled commitment to safety, ser...

Pyka Signs SLC Agrícola as customer for all-electric crop protection aircraft

Pyka, manufacturer of large-scale autonomous electric aircraft for crop protection and cargo transport, has signed a landmark commercial agreement with SLC Agrícola, one of Brazil's largest agricultural producers, for the delivery of its fully autonomous and 100% electric crop protection aircraft, Pelican Spray. This marks a significant additional customer engagement for Pyka,...

SunExpress further reduces its carbon footprint as VCT European launch customer of finlets for its 737-800 aircraft

SunExpress and Vortex Control Technologies announced SunExpress as its European launch customer for VCT's proven Finlet technology which will reduce SunExpress's carbon footprint for its Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. VCT Finlets are a patented array of small "fins" strategically placed on the aircraft's aft fuselage which modify airflow and reduce drag, which...

Delta State University chooses the ALSIM ALSR20 simulator

Delta State University has chosen the ALSR20 simulator to support flight training in its growing Aviation Department. ALSIM ALSR20 has the latest Cirrus SR G6 specific interior cockpit and flight deck including a real Garmin GDU 1050A and GFC 700 Autopilot. It is further equipped with a Garmin GMA 350C – All digital Audio Panel and a Garmin GCU 479. It can also simulate the Ci...

Textron Aviation delivers first Cessna SkyCourier Combi

Textron Aviation delivered first Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine utility turboprop equipped with a Combi interior conversion option. The aircraft was delivered to Everts Air, an Alaskan-based Part 135 operator serving passenger, cargo and charter needs throughout Alaska. Everts also operates Part 121, providing cargo and on-demand charter throughout North, Central and South America, as well as...

Embraer shows a strong presence at the Farnborough Airshow

Embraer will arrive with a strong presence at the Farnborough International Airshow. At the event, Embraer will debut the brand-new E-Freighter, the E190F, marking its first public appearance. The company is currently experiencing very positive momentum across all businesses as it begins celebrating its 55th anniversary. Embraer’s lineup at the show highlights its leading portfolio of aircra...

Bombardier positions Challenger 3500 business jet mockup at the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy for customer viewing throughout the summer

Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft mockup is present at the private terminal of the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy. Throughout the summer, business aviation clients will have a firsthand opportunity to experience the award-winning cabin and see the revolutionary seating of the super midsize jet. The journey of the full-size aircraft mockup included stops in Paris and Nice, France, an...

London Heathrow transforms airport operations with Genetec

Heathrow Airport' multi-year investment in Genetec solutions is enabling them to continuously innovate and transform operations. The joint effort provides Heathrow with a unified view across large-scale airport operations that is securing people and assets, bringing efficiency, and enhancing the passenger experience while ensuring data privacy and cybersecurity compliance. As  Europe...

Clay Lacy Aviation completes first five Starlink installations

Clay Lacy Aviation expanded its capabilities in its maintenance, repair and overhaul services completing its first five installations of Starlink. Expert maintenance technicians at Clay Lacy’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) and Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) FAA Part 145 Repair Stations completed the work on three Gulfstream G550s, a G650ER, and a Bombardier Global 6000. The work comes just mon...

Nolinor revolutionizes its pilot training with virtual reality

As part of its continuous effort to improve its training tools, Nolinor Aviation announced integration of virtual reality into its pilot training program. This initiative places Nolinor among the first airlines in Canada to adopt such technology for training its flight personnel. In collaboration with VRPilot, Nolinor has modeled the cockpit of its Boeing 737-200 in an interactive v...

Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol join forces to study the creation of the first aviation hydrogen hub in Spain

Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol are partnering to study the creation of the first hydrogen airport hub located in Spain. The six companies have joined forces to address the main challenges to deploy hydrogen-powered aviation in the country. This is the first time that a collaboration brings together the entire value chain from primary energy production, hydrogen ground op...

Boosting Western US presence Elevate MRO, Elevate Jet, expand to Denver

Elevate MRO, a division of Elevate Aviation Group, announced the opening of new aircraft maintenance center at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) in Denver. This expansion includes increased staff and maintenance teams to support the existing client base and enhance aircraft maintenance service availability while supporting Elevate Jet's management, charter, and aircraft sale...

EBAA joins Dassault Aviation in legal action against EU Commission’s taxonomy delegated act

European Business Aviation Association announced its legal assistance to intervene, in support of Dassault Aviation’s legal challenge against the European Commission’s Delegated Act on EU Taxonomy. This action, lodged with the General Court of the European Union on 4 July 2024, highlights EBAA’s dedication to defending the interests of the Business Aviation sector against measure...

Gearing up for ACE’24 at London Biggin Hill Airport

The Air Charter Association in partnership with Business Air News, will be hosting the annual Air Charter Expo on Tuesday 10 September 2024 at London Biggin Hill Airport. With more than 100 exhibitors confirmed, ACE’24 is set to be the largest Air Charter Expo to date. There is a diverse selection of aircraft on static display including the all-new Dassault Falcon 6X - on display in the...

Gulfstream G700 marks 100 days certified demonstrating excellence and maturity

Gulfstream Aerospace marks 100 days since the all-new Gulfstream G700 received Federal Aviation Administration type certification and subsequently entered into service. Additional certifications, steadily increasing flight hours and deliveries around the world along with continued city-pair speed records demonstrate unparalleled program maturity for the G700. G700 has also earned EASA ty...

IADA Foundation opens business aviation scholarship applications

Applications are now open for IADA Foundation Business Aviation Scholarships. These scholarships were created by the International Aircraft Dealers Association to aid and inspire the next generation of business aviation professionals through educational opportunities, creating gateways for young people to flourish in the industry.  Johnny Foster, IADA Foundation Board Chair, and President...

Farnborough International Airshow: MTU Aero Engines shows off future technologies

“90 years and beyond – Passion for engines”: Under this motto, MTU Aero Engines will once again be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow. During this anniversary year, the company will be demonstrating their world-renowned, innovative commercial and military propulsion technologies and what has made them successful over the past decades. The engine experts can...

BBGA responds to activists with its own narrative Launches Did you know? campaign

The perception of private aviation as all champagne and caviar is wrong.  Many of aircraft have such small cabins you can’t stand up in them, but they do connect city pairs which scheduled airlines do not.  Around 10% of business jets flying are air ambulances.  (One leading London Stansted FBO handled 85 medical repatriations last year).  We have King...