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Ampaire successfully tests Eco Caravan with 100% SAF

Ampaire completed its first ground test utilizing pure 100 percent ASTM D7566 Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced by Dimensional Energy from electricity and carbon dioxide. This breakthrough reimagines 100 percent electric flight by pairing Dimensional Energy e-fuels and Ampaire hybrid electric propulsion systems. Ampaire innovation demonstrates revolutionary efficiency by more...

Airbus Helicopters wraps up Heli-Expo 2024 with 155 commitments

Airbus Helicopters wraps up the 2024 edition of Heli-Expo with 155 commitments, including 40 firm orders, from customers worldwide for a variety of its multi-mission helicopters. Major highlights included a historic contract with THC for up to 120 helicopters of various types, with a firm order for 8 H125 and 10 H145 as part of the agreement. Airbus Helicopters continued to position itse...

Groupe ADP and Dassault Aviation join forces in support of SAF Paris-Le Bourget airport

Dassault Aviation subsidiary Dassault Falcon Service and Groupe ADP are joining forces to make Paris-Le Bourget airport a pioneer in sustainable aviation. The agreement also contains a section aimed at boosting the airport’s attractiveness in its employment pool. The five-year agreement signed by Groupe ADP, Dassault Aviation and DFS strengthens their action in decarboniz...

Rotortrade unveils European maintenance center in Tallard, France

Rotortrade announces the opening of its European Maintenance Center in Tallard, France. This groundbreaking facility is set to redefine helicopter maintenance services, providing comprehensive support to owners and operators, including CAMO and PART145 services. With a mission to serve as the industrial backbone for helicopter maintenance services, the Rotortrade European Maintenance Cen...

Green light for VoloCity serial production & Pilot training approval - Volocopter

Volocopter has received the German Federal Aviation Office Production Organisation Approval extension that allows the production of the VoloCity aircraft. This POA extension applies to the two new Volocopter production and hangar facilities in Bruchsal, Germany. Andreas Fehring, Chief Operating Officer of Volocopter, commented: “This is a major milestone for us. A...

QantasLink Airbus A220 takes flight

Two new QantasLink Airbus A220 aircraft are taking off for their first commercial flights, heralding a new era of domestic and regional travel for Australians. The airline has taken delivery of the first two of 29 A220 jet aircraft, which will steadily replace its long-serving fleet of Boeing 717s as part of the Qantas Group’s domestic fleet renewal program. The aircraft...

RECARO Aircraft Seating selected to elevate passenger comfort in Condor's economy class

RECARO Aircraft Seating has been chosen by Condor airline to supply the Economy Class cabins of its new Airbus fleet with the award-winning BL3710 and lightweight SL3710 seats. The order includes 28 Airbus A321 and 13 A320 aircraft to be delivered between 2024 and 2028. The nearly 9,000 seats ordered will be installed in a hybrid layout and feature distinctive Condor branding elements....

Niagara Helicopters renews fleet with order for six Airbus H130 helicopters

Niagara Helicopters has placed an order for six H130 helicopters.  Each year, the company welcomes more than 100,000 customers from all over the world, providing a nine minute, 27 kilometre sightseeing tour over Niagara Falls. The aircraft of choice for tourism, the H130 has a wide, unobstructed cabin which accommodates the pilot and up to seven passengers, providing outstandin...

HYNAERO & Altitude Aerospace to cooperate on the development of Fregate-F100 amphibious water bomber aircraft

HYNAERO, a start-up from Bordeaux (France), working on the design and manufacturing of a new generation amphibious water bomber aircraft, the Fregate-F100, announce the signing of a MoU with Altitude Aerospace, an international group specializing in aeronautical engineering activities, from design to production. The protocol, signed on February 10th, 2024, formalizes the c...

Deutsche Aircraft welcomes the complete fleet of D328 turboprops from NL EASP AIR to Oberpfaffenhofen Airport

Deutsche Aircraft announced the arrival of NL EASP AIR complete fleet of D328 turboprop aircraft at its hangar at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport. NL EASP AIR specialises in providing global services for aerial maritime surveillance, coast guard operations, search and rescue missions, ISR operations and special mission charter support. Their fleet of special mission aircraft, equ...

Swiss Alps to be laser scanned by drones -Swiss-Austrian consortium partners for flight tests

A Swiss-Austrian consortium will test large-area laser scanning applications in the Swiss Alps, using innovative drones. The partners are Dufour Aerospace, RIEGL, BSF Swissphoto and the SLF, who will collaborate for a series of test flights over several months. There is growing interest among various private and public stakeholders in high-resolution, up-to-date and cost-effective data, parti...

Bristow signs new AW189 framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 helicopters

Leonardo and Bristow Group announced a framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters plus 10 options. Bristow is currently operating 21 AW189 helicopters globally with another five due off the assembly line in 2024. The new framework agreement covers a fleet expansion plan for the 2025-2028 period. Bristow uses the AW189 in its Offshore Energy Services business li...