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Ampaire expands to new headquarters at Long Beach Airport

Ampaire relocates its headquarters to Long Beach Airport, CA. Kevin Noertker, CEO of Ampaire commented:“This move marks a significant milestone for Ampaire as we continue to grow and innovate in the electric aviation industry. Long Beach Airport offers the ideal environment for our expansion, providing us with the space, resources, and support we need to take our company to the nex...

Liebherr-Aerospace expands its service capacities in the USA

Liebherr-Aerospace Saline is enhancing its aftermarket service capacities with the fifth expansion since 1993.Spanning 33,000 ft² (3,065 m²), the new expansion will adjoin the existing heat transfer facility, which commenced operations in 2016. The new facility will cater to Liebherr-Aerospace Saline’s growing heat transfer aftermarket demand of testing, repair, overhaul, and...

Deutsche Aircraft revises entry into service timeline for the D328eco regional turboprop

Deutsche Aircraft announced a revised entry into service timeline for its 40-seater regional turboprop, the D328eco. The aircraft is now set for EIS in the fourth quarter of 2027. The adjustments to the timeline align with regulatory changes that entail the detailed and comprehensive certification process, and the associated compliance requirements. This update comes after detailed...

Elevating and redefining summer travel in New York City - Luxury Group & Blade

Luxury Group by Marriott International  announces a curated slate of exclusive experiences in collaboration with urban air mobility platform Blade Urban Air Mobility. Through this immersive collaboration, the Luxury Group will engage guests with the opportunity to fly directly to and from the airport to their hotel destinations using Blade's helicopter service, elevati...

SmartSky receives STC for King Air B200 through 360

SmartSky announced the issuance of an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for SmartSky LITE on the King Air 350i. The certificate covers installation of the award-winning inflight Wi-Fi system for King Air models B200, B200C, B200GT, 250, 250C, 250EP, 260, 260C, 300, 350, 350C, 350CER, 350i, 350iER, 360, 360C, and 360CER representing over 2,000 in-service aircraft. The first articl...

Airbus Helicopters’ new logistics hub at Albacete equipped and operated by Daher with first-of-its-kind automation and robotization

Airbus Helicopters officially opened its new logistics hub at Albacete, Spain, which is equipped and operated by Daher as the lead logistics partner. Located adjacent to the Airbus Helicopters production facility at Albacete, this 50,000 square meter warehouse will optimize operations and create several hundred new skilled jobs for the wider Castilla-La Mancha region.  During the design of...

Stellantis invests additional $55 million in Archer following recent flight test milestone

Archer has received an additional $55 million investment from Stellantis under the companies’ strategic funding agreement following the achievement of its transition flight test milestone last month. This latest investment builds on Stellantis’ series of open market purchases of 8.3 million shares of Archer’s stock in March of this year that was previously announced. During...

Airbus H160 enters into service in the U.S. with PHI Aviation

Airbus delivered the first H160 in the U.S. to PHI, marking the beginning of H160 operations in the country. This is the first of the initial four H160 helicopters that  PHI will operate for offshore transportation in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to beginning commercial operations, the helicopter will be used in a route-proving programme designed to demonstrate the H160’s ca...

Airhub Aviation and its partner GetJet Airlines select Airinmar to provide Repair Cost Oversight services

Airhub Aviation, a prominent asset management and fleet support services provider, has signed a new multi-year services agreement with AAR subsidiary Airinmar, a leading independent provider of component repair cycle management and aircraft warranty solutions. This agreement will support Lithuania-based ACMI operator GetJet Airlines in optimizing their repair processes and reducing maintenance cos...

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a major by-the-hour support contract for German forces' H145 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a major support-by-the-hour contract with Airbus Helicopters for the engines powering the German Bundeswehr's new fleet of Airbus H145M helicopters. This Support-By-the-Hour contract covers in-service support and MRO for more than 124 Arriel 2E engines, from helicopter entry into service to 2030. This contract is in addition to the SBH contracts already sig...

GAMIT's ROAM wins 10-year Air Tahiti Nui digital records management tender

GAMIT, an AMAC Aerospace Company, based in Stansted, UK has been awarded a long-term contract to digitize the technical records of flag carrier Air Tahiti Nui’s fleet using the aerospace industry leading software produced by GAMIT called ROAM (Records Online Asset Management) which is a digital records management solution. Air Tahiti Nui will utilize ROAM to further modernize its operatio...

American Airlines commits to conditional purchase of 100 ZeroAvia hydrogen-powered engines, increases investment in hydrogen-electric innovator

American Airlines  has entered into a conditional purchase agreement with clean aviation innovator ZeroAvia for 100 hydrogen-electric engines intended to power regional jet aircraft with zero inflight emissions save for water vapor. In addition, American has increased its investment in ZeroAvia. American made its first investment in ZeroAvia in 2022 and has also now participated in the c...