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AURA AERO launches its first European crowdfunding campaign

AURA AERO is launching its first European crowdfunding campaign, via Crowdcube, in parallel with its main fundraising. This possibility to invest, even if modestly, is open to all, and will enable French and European subscribers to support the development of the company, while giving AURA AERO the opportunity to not only raise new funds, but also rally a community around its collective and human a...

Thales modernizes Bahrain’s Airspace with TopSky Aeronautical Messaging Handling System

In a significant stride towards modernizing Bahrain airspace further, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Civil Aviation Affairs recently implemented the latest version of the Thales TopSky Aeronautical Message Handling System. This upgrade marks a pivotal moment in enhancing operational efficiency and safety standards. Deployed by Thales, this system integration...

ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa set to achieve new record for airframe heavy checks

ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa is poised to set a new record this year for airframe heavy maintenance checks. Company’s previous annual record was seven, but this year it will complete at least 11 thanks to additional work on Dassault Falcon aircraft. ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa is approved for line and heavy maintenance on the Falcon 50, Falcon 2000, Falcon 900, Falcon 7X an...

Cessna Citation Ascend test program soars ahead as second flight test article successfully takes flight

Second Cessna Citation Ascend flight test article (P1) as certification momentum builds for the newest Citation business jet. The milestone flight follows the Ascend prototype, which completed its first flight in 2023 marking the P1 aircraft the first conforming production flight test aircraft. The Citation Ascend business jet was unveiled during EBACE 2023 and the aircraft is expec...

How private airlines adapt to diverse passenger needs

Despite shared values and common irritants, deep cultural nuances persist, shaping priorities and taboos based on ethnicity, religion, or nationality. Kristina Jankauskiene, Head of Customer Experience at KlasJet, an exclusive private and corporate flight charter company emphasizes that acknowledging these differences is crucial for airlines orchestrating international flights. She argues tha...

Air transport industry improves baggage handling despite surge in passenger traffic - SITA

SITA announced an improvement in air transport industry’s rate of mishandled baggage. Newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 passengers in 2023. This is despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. The long-term trend underlines the pos...

Well prepared for the start of EURO 2024 BER welcomes all guests

Dobro došli! Bienvenido al BER! Welcome to Berlin Brandenburg Airport! Football teams and numerous fans will be landing at BER on charter and scheduled flights over the next few days. The airport company is expecting a slight increase in the number of travellers during the UEFA EURO 2024. Ten charter flights, mainly from Spain and Croatia, with teams and fans are expected at BER on Friday a...

Odyssey Aviation Exuma unveils new state-of-the-art terminal building in The Bahamas

Odyssey Aviation, leading FBO operator in The Bahamas, announce the opening of its brand-new, state-of-the-art terminal building at Exuma International Airport (MYEF) Monday 10th June 2024. New 4800-square-foot FBO terminal includes a six-acre aircraft parking apron and a bulk aviation fuel storage facility. New facilities represent a multi-million-dollar investment and will enhance the...

Archer completed Midnight transition flight

On June 8th Archer Aviation Midnight aircraft successfully completed transition flying at a speed of 100+ mph. Archer has now achieved transition with two different full-scale eVTOL aircraft. Transition is well known in the industry as a very difficult milestone few companies have reached. At ~6,500 lbs, Midnight is believed to be one of the largest eVTOL aircraft to complete transition, whic...

Gulfstream G700 makes Catarina Aviation Show debut

Gulfstream Aerospace newly in-service Gulfstream G700 is making its Catarina Aviation Show debut. The G700, joined by the award-winning Gulfstream G600 and super-midsize Gulfstream G280, will be on display June 13-15 at São Paulo Catarina International Executive Airport in Brazil. The G700 features the most spacious cabin in business aviation and provides better performance than originally a...

XTI Aerospace files new U.S. patent application for TriFan 600 VTOL aircraft

XTI Aircraft Company submitted a patent application (non-provisional) with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office and filed notice with the 157 countries participating in the Patent Cooperation Treaty for innovations related to the TriFan 600, XTI Aircraft's fixed-wing VTOL aircraft currently in development. The new patent applications and the previously-granted China patent rela...

Saudi Arabia groundbreaking Air taxi trial set to transform Hajj travel for pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has successfully conducted its first air taxi trial in Mecca, setting the stage for deployment in the coming years and transforming Hajj transportation for pilgrims. Led by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services, the Ministry of Hajj, the Ministry of Interior, and Front End Limited Company, the trial...