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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...

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER surpass 1 million flight hours

Gulfstream G650 and G650ER surpassed 1 million flight hours. With more than 560 aircraft in service worldwide, the fleet continues to deliver on its reputation as one of the most iconic aircraft programs in business aviation.  When the G650 entered service in 2012, followed by the G650ER in 2014, the aircraft redefined business aviation. The G650 earned the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy for i...

F/LIST sets its sights on revolutionizing markets with the launch of the F/LAB innovation hub

F/LIST celebrated official opening of its newly expanded future laboratory, the F/LAB. The F/LAB represents the center of innovation for the Austria-headquartered business and is a dynamic hub for creative thinking, cross-discipline collaboration, and imaginative experimentation. The commercial launch marks its transition from an in-house concept, which has already successfully developed game...

EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program reaches 500 pilots

The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program continues to make a difference for young people pursuing aviation dreams, as 500 scholarship recipients have completed flight training and earned their pilot certificates. The scholarship program is funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA chapter network. Through the program, EAA is able to provide deserving...

Advanced Air Mobility pavilion to take center stage at Riyadh Future Aviation Forum 2024

The next generation of air travel will take center stage at the Future Aviation Forum 2024 in Riyadh on Monday 20 May, with an Advanced Air Mobility pavilion showcasing the latest technologies and panel sessions from global air mobility leaders. eVTOL aircraft set to take centre stage as part of a wider focus on Advance Air Mobility. FAF24 will not only be a forum for strategic insi...

Berliner Flughafen-Gesellschaft founded 100 years ago

Berliner Flughafen-Gesellschaft was founded 100 years ago on 19 May 1924. It initially operated Tempelhof Airport and subsequently Tegel Airport up until they were closed. BFG was lastly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH and merged with FBB in 2021. To mark its 100th anniversary, FBB is commemorating the former operator of Berlin’s THF and TXL airp...

TP Aerospace celebrated grand opening on new Czech site

TP Aerospace celebrated the opening of their new flag-ship MRO and warehouse facility in the Czech Republic. In celebration of their new MRO and warehouse facility in the Czech Republic, TP Aerospace had invited customers, suppliers, business partners and local officials to Velka Bíteš, located right outside of Brno, to a grand reception, officially marking the new facility as o...