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TotalEnergies, Daher and Groupe ADP inaugurate a permanent offer of SAF on the Paris-Saclay-Versailles platform

With the launch of an alternative fuel offer containing sustainable aviation fuel at the Paris-Saclay-Versailles Airport, TotalEnergies, Daher and Groupe ADP are joining forces to contribute to the decarbonization of air transport, in particular for general aviation. Available since the beginning of June for all users who wish to utilize it, SAF produced and distributed by TotalEnergies comes...

airBaltic marks one year of enhanced SAF usage

Since May 2023 airBaltic has been offering passengers the voluntary option to participate in achieving climate neutrality goals by opting additionally for sustainable aviation fuel. During the first year of operation, nearly 16 000 passengers from various countries have purchased SAF as an ancillary product, directly facilitating demand for sustainable fuel and highlighting the continuou...

Emirates SkyCargo orders 5 Boeing 777Fs, for immediate delivery in FY 25/26

Emirates SkyCargo announced a firm order for an additional five Boeing 777 freighters, with immediate delivery between 2025 and 2026. The US$ 1billion order will take the airline’s total order book to 315 wide-body aircraft. Emirates SkyCargo performance throughout Q1 of its current 2024-25 financial year has been exceptional, with consistently high load factors and tonnages surpassing...

Eve Air Mobility to announce key eVTOL program milestones at Farnborough Air Show

Eve Air Mobility will be providing an update on several key program milestones at the 45th Farnborough Air Show next week. Coming off its recent announcement of $94M in new equity to support development of its eVTOL aircraft, Eve has continued to attract new equity. Along with existing cash and credit lines, Eve is well positioned as the company continue to build momentum and advanc...

From ground to sky: growing number of airBaltic employees transforming into pilots

airBaltic announced a continuously increasing number of employees from various departments have decided to change career paths and pursue their dreams of becoming pilots by enrolling in the airBaltic Pilot Academy. Over the past six years, nearly 30 employees have switched from their previous roles to studies in the Pilot Academy, reflecting the company’s commitment to fosteri...

Blueberry Aviation places four ATR72-600s

Blueberry Aviation announced successful delivered four ATR72-600s to ACIA Aero Leasing. This delivery is part of a repossession and remarketing project assigned to Blueberry Aviation, involving a formerly NAC-owned fleet of 10xATR72-600 which were operated by Garuda. Blueberry Aviation was mandated by the French and Italian Export Credit Agencies to support the negotiation with the airli...

Sabena technics signs new contract for the maintenance services French Air Force's fleet of MRTT Phénix aircraft

Sabena technics group will operate as a subcontractor to Airbus Defense & Space, on the Istres air base, close to the French Air Force, for a period of 12 years, covering a broad spectrum of services. The proximity to operational staff on-site will guarantee the best availability of this strategic fleet for the Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique and the French Air Force. Philip...

Memorial Hermann Life Flight first in the world to use Airbus H160 for Emergency Medical Services

Memorial Hermann Life Flight placed orders for one H160 and four H145s to replace its current fleet of EC145 helicopters. The nationally recognised emergency medical services program will be the first in the world to operate the H160 for helicopter emergency medical services. Memorial Hermann Life Flight, a service provided by Memorial Hermann Health System, was founded in 1976 by trauma surgeon J...

HondaJet and Honda legacy experience highlight EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Honda Aircraft Company invites visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to see the HondaJet, marking the return of the popular aircraft from last year.  This year, deliveries of the plane saw the worldwide HondaJet fleet surpass over 230,000 flight hours across more than 250 units in service. Honda exhibition reflects global brand slogan “The Power of Dreams - How We Move You.&rdquo...

Long-term plans and major expansion project at Trent Lott International Airport

This June, the Jackson County Airport Authority officials at Trent Lott International Airport were joined by community stakeholders and local, state, and federal officials to celebrate the release of “Roadmap: TLIA’s Next 20 Years,” the Airport’s long-term and updated Airport Layout Plan and Noise Analysis focused on long-term growth opportunities. The approved airport layo...

Aviation Capital Group grows Boeing 737 MAX portfolio with order for 35 jets

Boeing and Aviation Capital Group announced the airplane lessor has finalized an order for 35 737 MAX jets, including 16 737-8 and 19 of the larger 737-10 variant. Following an incremental 737 MAX order last year, this new purchase increases ACG's 737 MAX commitment to 82 orders as ACG grows its portfolio to meet customer demand for fuel-efficient airplanes. The 737-8 can car...

Liebherr presents solutions for aviation at Farnborough International Airshow 2024

At Farnborough International Airshow 2024, Liebherr-Aerospace will present innovative solutions for local, decentralized hydraulic supply, modular electromechanical drives and a compressor for fuel cell technology for on-board energy supply will be for example on display.  Under the motto "transform.develop.sustain." Liebherr-Aerospace shows how the company is dealing with the...