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Zero emissions in French regional skies on the way to becoming a reality - Amelia & Universal Hydrogen

Friday, March 3, 2023 will go down in history. On this day that Universal Hydrogen flew a 40-passenger regional airliner using hydrogen fuel cell propulsion. The plane, named Lightning McClean, took off from Grant County International Airport and flew for 15 minutes. The flight was the first of a two-year flight test campaign that is expected to culminate in 2025 with the entry into service of ATR...

New orders confirm Leonardo’s strong position in the global commercial helicopter market

Following successful Heli-Expo 2023 Leonardo announces further growth within the commercial helicopter market, with new orders for nearly 40 aircraft of various models to several operators across Middle East, Asia, Americas and Europe primarily for energy support, rescue and public service duties, and VIP transport operations. Combined orders for the AW139, AW169, AW109 GrandNew and AW10...

VPorts to establish a first vertiport at RAS Al-Khaimah Airport

VPorts announced the signing of a MOU with Ras Al Khaimah Airport to build and operate a first vertiport in RAK designed to establish the UAE as a world-class global AAM hub. VPorts’ initial growth strategy is based on the regional transportation of goods, tourism and the efficient movement of patients, organs for transplants and medical equipment. The RAK vertiport, whic...

Cirium launches the first airline routes tool based on satellite-based flight tracking

Cirium has launched the aviation industry first Airline Routes tool to identify actual flights flown by aircraft type. It uses applied analytics to derive routes flown by airlines based on satellite-based flight tracking and fuses this with advanced fleet data. The new premium Routes tool is part of Ascend Profiles, a visual descriptive analytics tool which enables businesses t...

Teruel Airport inaugurates new hangar for simultaneous maintenance of two Airbus A380

Teruel Airport adds a new hangar to its facilities and it does so with a unique hangar in Spain with these characteristics. It will be possible to carry out maintenance work on two A380s or six A321s. The investment for this facility has been 23 million and the tender for the concession of use is already underway. The works began in August 2020 for the movement of earth, fencing and foundatio...

SITA helps transform Hong Kong International Airport’s carbon emissions tracking platform

Hong Kong International Airport selected SITA to provide a carbon management platform to monitor data on carbon emissions across the airport environment, helping to track key performance indicators as the airport progresses towards its net zero carbon goal. SITA carbon management platform, to be fully deployed by summer 2023, will collect and aggregate data on carbon emissions from a var...

Air Lease Corporation completes first ever North American corporate sukuk offering

Air Lease Corporation completed its inaugural sukuk issuance. The transaction, settled on March 15, 2023, represented the first ever offering of its kind into the Middle East market from a North American corporate and the largest sukuk from a US-based borrower in history. The offering consisted of US$600 million aggregate principal amount of 5.85% trust certificates due April 1, 2028 (th...

Reducing carbon emissions from flights - Finnair purchased 750 tons of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Finnair has purchased 750 tons of sustainable aviation fuel from its partner Neste for use on flights departing from Helsinki Airport. Finnair's customers are also involved in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from flights: a small part of the price of each flight ticket is directed to the costs of using sustainable aviation fuel. Finnair aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, and sus...

2Excel takes delivery of first of three DA62 MPPs

Diamond Aircraft announces the successful delivery of the first DA62 MPP to UK aerospace services company 2Excel Aviation. The aircraft is the first of three on order. Two aircraft are configured for Maritime Reconnaissance, one will be equipped with Aerial Survey equipment.The new aircraft add the most modern technology to 2Excel’s fleet of Special Missions­­ aircraft and is reducin...

ZeroAvia and Fortum explore hydrogen airport refueling infrastructure across the Nordics

ZeroAvia and Fortum signed a MoU to explore developing hydrogen production and refueling infrastructure at airports in the region. The companies will work together with a view to building a network of zero-emission flight routes. As part of the collaboration, ZeroAvia and Fortum will investigate the potential development of on-the-ground hydrogen infrastructure at relevant airports...

Recaro Aircraft Seating CL6720 business class seat with sliding doors takes flight on Iberia A350

Recaro Aircraft Seating CL6720 business class seat with doors took flight in Iberia A350 cabin on the route from Madrid to Buenos Aires in January. A total of 31 CL6720 seats are outfitted in the A350 business class cabin. The premium economy and economy cabins are also fully equipped with the Recaro PL3530 and the CL3710, respectively. Iberia is the launch customer for the new...

Engineering research center to accelerate future air mobility - Embraer, ITA, and FAPESP

Embraer, ITA (Aeronautical Technological Institute), and FAPESP held the inauguration ceremony of the Engineering Research Center (CPE), dedicated to the Air Mobility for the Future studies. The event, held at the ITA campus in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, was attended by the governor of the State of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas, by the director of the Department...