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Etihad rolls out IATA Travel Pass to seven cities following successful trials

Following successful trials, Etihad Airways has expanded IATA Travel Pass on flights between Abu Dhabi and seven destinations across its network as it continues to implement digital solutions to simplify the travel experience in the wake of the pandemic. IATA Travel Pass is available for guests on all Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, New York and S...

Evolution of the Bye Aerospace eFlyer 4 design

Bye Aerospace advances in aerodynamic analysis performance characteristics for its four-seat all-electric airplane in development, the eFlyer 4. George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said the eFlyer 4 program has continued to push the envelope for single motor electric aircraft. “The projected aerodynamic performance for this 200-knot airplane continues to mature and improve,” Bye sa...

Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine. Condor is the latest airline to order Airbus’ state-of-the-art A330neo widebody aircraft, bringing a...

Sleep well on board of Lufthansa flights to São Paulo, Los Angeles and Singapore

As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests traveling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the gate, before their flight. With this new attractive offer, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves, consisting of three to four adjacent seats, for the entire duration of the flight. This offer comes with a c...

Flightways Columbus joins Avfuel-Branded FBO network

Avfuel Corporation announces the addition of Flightways Columbus at Columbus Airport (KCSG) to its branded FBO network, connecting flight departments with a premier choice for aviation services in the southeastern U.S.  As the lone FBO at the area’s only towered airport, Flightways Columbus offers guests streamlined travel services, including DCA access, exemplary customer care, thir...

United Aviate Academy to train new pilots using Boeing Comprehensive Suite of Training Solutions

United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools, materials and digital solutions to develop and provide early career training to United Airlines’ next generation of pilots. The companies commemorated the five-year training agreement with a ceremonial signing event at EAA AirVenture. The comprehensive training package of courseware and mult...

Metrojet teams up with Portside to offer clients integrated aircraft data platform

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com) has recently teamed-up with Portside, Inc, a cloud-based data platform provider, to offer Metrojet’s aircraft management clients a single portal to review integrated information, including financial, maintenance, crew and operational status of the aircraft.  The digital platform combines trip planning, crew and staff sched...

New interiors & cabin amenities for Beechcraft King Air 260 twin turboprops

Textron Aviation is introducing new interiors to its Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring a stunning new look with craftsman-built cabinetry and a selection of opulent fabrics and color schemes, the luxurious, redesigned cabin interior will be available on all new King Air 260 aircraft in early 2022. The Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop is designed and manufactured by Textron...

Airbus reports Half-Year 2021 results

Airbus SE reported consolidated financial results for the Half-Year (H1) ended 30 June 2021. “These half-year results reflect the commercial aircraft deliveries, our focus on cost containment and competitiveness, and the good performance in Helicopters and Defence and Space. Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the numerous actions taken by the teams have delivered a strong H1...

Electrical power distribution & control on the Dassault Falcon10X - GE Aviation

Dassault Aviation has selected GE Aviation to provide the Primary and solid state Secondary Electrical Power Distribution and Control System for the recently launched Dassault Falcon 10X aircraft. “The Primary and Secondary Power Distribution System on the Falcon 10X system is a next generation design providing significant weight savings over conventional architecture with equip...

NASA boosts Electra research and development

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration has signed a contract with Electra.aero to mature enabling aerodynamic "blown lift" technologies for electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft in advanced air mobility applications. Electra teamed with Dr.Alrjandra Uranga, Gabilan Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California's (USC) Depar...

Joby completes flight of more than 150 Miles with Electric Vertical Take-Off Air Taxi

Joby Aero Inc. announced it had achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing. The flight was completed at Joby’s Electric Flight Base in Big Sur, CA earlier this month as part of the company’s ongoing flight test campaign. The aircraft,...

The importance of loving an aircraft inside and out -finishing touches

Aircraft interior and exterior completions specialists, RAS Group – a part of the global base and line maintenance service, JET MS, who is, in turn, an integral part of the Avia Solutions Group – share advice on the values and cost benefits of well-maintained aircraft interiors and exteriors with commercial and business jet owners. First impressions matter For private and bus...

Volocopter takes to the skies at EAA AirVenture

Volocopter flew at the EAA AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi in the US. This successful flight marks a key milestone in Volocopter's plan to raise awareness of air taxis among populations around the globe and is critical to the long-term success of de...

HondaJet Elite S debuts at the 2021 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

Honda Aircraft Company is showcasing the upgraded HondaJet Elite S with a special paint scheme at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. The HondaJet Elite S, the latest edition of the HondaJet, was unveiled at the company’s virtual event “Innovation Continues: Elite S” in May 2021. The HondaJet Elite S features several upgra...

Unique aviation sensor for Long Range Awareness under Poor Visibility

The Ruselectronics holding company of Rostec State Corporation has developed a new generation hybrid TV sensor for detecting and observing distant objects in conditions of poor visibility, such as fog, rain, snowfall, dust storms or low illumination. The equipment is suitable for use in aircraft surveillance, and search and track systems. No similar Russian systems are currently available. The...

Piper first to certify Garmin GWX 8000 weather radar

Piper Aircraft has achieved certification of the new Garmin GWX 8000 weather radar in all M-Class products. Piper Aircraft is the first general aviation manufacturer to certify the all-digital radar in a turbo prop or piston product. The GWX 8000 StormOptix is Garmin’s most advanced weather radar system to date, and includes capabilities typically only found in large business jets and com...

First ALSIM AL250 simulator in Italy

ALSIM announced the sale of the first AL250 in Italy, going to Aero Club Milano, the almost 100 years old institution based in Milan, Italy. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the si...

SAMAD Aerospace completes hover tests for eStarling

SAMAD Aerospace announced that it has completed hover tests for its second prototype eVTOL eStarling aircraft. Designed for intercity transport, the eStarling aircraft will combine a helicopter’s vertical ability to take off and land from almost anywhere, with the speed and range of a business jet.  With a semi blended wing body (BWB) design and powered by sustainable...

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Airbus A350-900 & introduces Premium Economy to Dubai

Following the much-awaited resumption of its Dubai route in May, Cathay Pacific continues to stay true to its brand ethos and is ‘moving beyond’ to offer a series of enhancements. Customers can now experience and travel the popular – Premium Economy cabin on-board the Airbus A350-900. Starting 06 August, 2021, passengers can experience luxury on one of Cathay Pacific’s m...

EHang - commencement of operations in Yunfu Production Facility

EHang announced that, as scheduled, it has commenced operations at its new AAV production facility in Yunfu city, China in late June 2021. The new facility represents a scale-up of the Company's production capabilities. As a new AAV production site of EHang, the Yunfu facility has total planned gross floor area of approximately 24,000 square meters. The site is equipped with a series of fun...