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Satcom Direct celebrates first STC for SD Plane Simple Ka-band terminal

Satcom Direct has confirmed approval by Federal Aviation Administration for the first Supplemental Type Certificate for the SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount terminal for a Gulfstream G650. Equipping the Gulfstream GVI-type with the advanced technology represents a significant milestone in the SD Plane Simple antenna series rollout. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. collaborated...

ACI Jet, a Bombardier ASF, secures SpaceX’s Starlink authorization

ACI Jet, a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility and renowned FAA Part 145 Repair Station, became an Authorized Starlink Dealer. Starlink, renowned for its unparalleled speed and stability facilitated by its expansive network, now joins ACI Jet roster of connectivity options. With over a decade of expertise in installing and maintaining various connectivity solutions, ACI Jet...

London Oxford Airport introduces sustainable aviation fuel, welcomes new tenants, progresses with R&D technology park

London Oxford Airport is enjoying a significant year.  This month it introduced sustainable aviation fuel through fuel provider World Fuel Services.  New tenant OXCCU, a spin-out from Oxford University, is readying its synthetic aviation fuel facility to open in August, anticipating an anticipated 50% lower capital cost versus other e-fuel production methods.  It...

easyJet opens new AI equipped operations control centre

easyJet has opened a brand new operations Integrated Control Centre in Luton to manage its daily flight programme of around 2000 flights. The new centre has embedded AI into its day to day practices to aid faster and better decision making to help improve the customer experience. For example, tools to help predict standby crew requirements and a crew planning tool which helps to recommend and sele...

FLYINGGROUP adds ninth PC-24 to management program

FLYINGGROUP has signed an agreement to add a ninth PC-24 to its fleet management program. Based at Antwerp International Airport, FLYINGGROUP offers its aircraft management and charter services worldwide. Established in 1995, the company currently operates a fleet of over 50 business jets, including nine PC-24s. New PC-24 with its unique design – elegant gray lines and Swiss edelwe...

Joby partners with Mukamalah Aviation

Joby Aviation has signed a MoU with Mukamalah, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to introduce Joby aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The MoU contemplates the parties working together to engage with key aviation stakeholders, including The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), to expedite Joby entry into the Saudi Arabia market, leading...

Eve Air Mobility & Saudia Technic sign MOA to explore MRO activities and eVTOL reassembly

During third edition of Future Aviation Forum Eve Air Mobility and Saudia Technic signed a MoA to explore the potential demand of MRO activities for eVTOL aircraft in the region. The agreement includes eVTOL MRO training and the evaluation of the infrastructure requirements and processes for the potential reassembly of Eve’s eVTOL in Saudi Arabia.   ...

Honda Aircraft Company to display HondaJet Elite II at EBACE2024

Honda Aircraft Company will display the HondaJet Elite II at EBACE 2024. The latest HondaJet Elite II will be on display throughout the airshow from May 28 to 30, at AD_23. HondaJet Elite II takes performance and comfort in its category to the next level. With an extended range of up to 1,547 nautical miles, the aircraft bolsters its position as the most fuel-efficient jet that flies farther...

All In Aviation expands ALSIM flight simulator capabilities with Cirrus Aircraft SR22 and SR22 turbo models

All In Aviation announces an update to the software of its FAA-certified ALSIM ALSR20 flight simulator. In addition to the previously available Cirrus SR20, the simulator now also provides simulated flight training experience in the Cirrus SR22 and SR22 Turbo aircraft models. One of the most innovative flight training simulators on the market, the ALSR20 provides student pilots...

Thompson invests in inspiration and innovation for AIX

Thompson Aero Seating is bringing a confident mix of inspiration and innovation to AIX 2024 as it continues to invest in its expanding and evolving premium seating range. Andy Morris, Chief Commercial Officer at Thompson Aero Seating, commented: “Our Vantage seating family comprises ‘living products’ – seats that continually evolve with new, innovative features, c...

Czech Airlines Technics launches aircraft paint shop construction

Czech Airlines Technics is expanding its service portfolio to include aircraft painting.  The construction of the new paint shop in Hangar S at Václav Havel Airport Prague started in April and should be completed in October this year. The Prague Airport subsidiary has responded to the increased demand for the service with this investment of 75 million crowns and plans to paint app...

NIDC, AHQ Group and Embraer to cooperate in the development of aerospace ecosystem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National Industrial Development Center, AHQ Group and Embraer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to discuss a joint strategy to develop the local aerospace ecosystem. The signing ceremony was held in Riyadh, as part of the Future Aviation Forum. The agreement focuses on the adoption of Embraer aircraft by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as on potential t...

Airbus signs order with LCI and SMFL for 21 latest generation helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, LCI and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and SMFL announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters.  The major new order from LCI and SMFL’s joint venture leasing operation, SMFL LCI Helicopters (SMFLH), consists of 14 firm orders plus 7 options. It is made up of a mix of light twin H145, medium twin H160 and super medium H175...

JetBook releases fourth edition: the ultimate guide to business aircraft

JetBook has released its highly anticipated fourth edition. This latest installment offers an in-depth and visually stunning deep-dive look into the aviation world, providing extensive details and insights catering to enthusiasts and professionals. Since its inception, the project has earned the reputation of being a must-have resource for aviation enthusiasts. It is often described as &...

Cessna SkyCourier earns FAA Certification for new Combi option

Federal Aviation Administration has granted certification of a new Combi interior conversion option for the passenger variant of the twin-engine, Cessna SkyCourier turboprop aircraft. The Combi option enables operators to transport nine passengers and cargo simultaneously. Deliveries of Cessna SkyCourier passenger units with the Combi option included are slated to begin later this y...

Boeing ecoDemonstrator to test technologies to improve cabin recyclability, operational efficiency

Boeing is testing three dozen technologies on its ecoDemonstrator program focused on strengthening operational efficiency and sustainability in cabin interiors, one of the most challenging parts of recycling an airplane. The company will begin testing this month using a 777-200ER . The Boeing ecoDemonstrator projects include: Airport operations: Testing to enable single-engine...

SmartLynx delivers A321F to Levu Air Cargo

SmartLynx Airlines has launched a partnership with Brazilian Cargo solution company Levu Air Cargo. SmartLynx has signed a dry-lease agreement for one of its A321F making Levu the first company in Latin America to operate this type of aircraft. A dry-lease of SmartLynx's A321F arrived in Recife, Brazil, last week to begin the registration process under the National Civil Aviation Age...

Archer Aviation partners with Etihad Aviation Training for EVTOL pilot training operations

Archer Aviation has signed a MOU with Etihad Training that lays the groundwork for a partnership to recruit and train prospective pilots for Archer Midnight aircraft in Abu Dhabi to fly aircraft across the UAE. The MOU was announced at the start of the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Archer is showcasing its Midnight aircraft for the first time in the country.&n...

Saudia Group orders 105 A320neo family aircraft

Saudia Group has signed a firm order for an additional 105 A320neo Family aircraft. The order comprises 12 A320neo and 93 A321neo aircraft. This increases Saudia Group’s Airbus aircraft order backlog to 144 A320neo family aircraft. Saudi Arabia is creating unprecedented opportunities for global aviation through the Saudi National Tourism Strategy, which targets more than 150 millio...

Bombardier opened new Aviator Lounge in the Principality of Monaco

Bombardier opened new Aviator Lounge by Bombardier, strategically located at the Monaco Yacht Club. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco officially inaugurated the Lounge. The new Lounge will provide a visually stunning, welcoming space for visitors to learn about Bombardier aircraft, legacy, and innovations. Guests of this exclusive lounge will be hosted by Bombardier regional sa...

AeroSHARK successfully rolled out to the entire SWISS Boeing 777 fleet

Over the past one and a half years, SWISS has equipped its entire Boeing 777-300ER fleet with sharkskin technology from Lufthansa Technik and BASF. The AeroSHARK surface film mimics the flow-optimizing characteristics of sharkskin. Applied to the fuselage and engine nacelles it reduces drag during the flight. This promotes lower fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. All twelve modified Boeing 777 ai...