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THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

Saudi Arabia THC has signed a historic framework agreement with Airbus, including up to 120 Airbus helicopters of various types set to be delivered over the next five to seven years. Part of the deal is a firm order for eight H125 along with 10 H145 that are converted option...

Safran creates new facility in Brittany for aircraft engine parts

Safran Aircraft Engines will create a new foundry works in Rennes, Brittany, to manufacture turbine blades for its major engine programs: the M88 in the defense sector and the CFM International LEAP in commercial aviation.These activities will be grouped together in a new entity called Saf...

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Airbus and LCI to partner on development of Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystems

Airbus and LCI  announced a collaboration agreement to jointly develop ecosystems for Advanced Air Mobility. The collaboration will focus on the development of partnership scenarios and business models in three core AAM areas: strategy, commercialisation and financing. Both partners will collectively develop AAM market perspectives and forecasts, conduct industry research, and harne...

AutoFlight successfully performs world’s first inter-city demonstration flight

AutoFlight presented the world first inter-city electric air-taxi demonstration flight between the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai. AutoFlight five-seater Prosperity eVTOL aircraft completed a significant milestone by autonomously flying the 50km (31 miles) route from Shenzhen to Zhuhai. The flight from Shenzhen to Zhuhai across the Pearl River Del...

Elixir Aircraft closes financing for the next 5 years with a budget of 40 Millions euros

Elixir Aircraft has finalized its capital financing of 40 million euros over the next five years. The financing was completed by raising funds from several investors, including Innovacom, Bpifrance and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region. These funds will be allocated to the construction of a new factory in La Rochelle, as well as to the recruitment of personnel to expedite delivery rates. The airc...

Advancing eVTOL operations in Japan - Airbus and Hiratagakuen evaluate a multi-mission use of CityAirbus NextGen

With recent completion of CityAirbus NextGen assembly, Airbus’ advanced air mobility teams are focused on putting together the major components that make up the eVTOL prototype, gearing up for its first flight later this year. In addition to reaching this major milestone, the teams continue to work on the development of the entire ecosystem, which will be necessary to operate CityAirbus...

Are you ready for take-off - Airways Aviation on Pilot Expo 2024

The doors of Pilot Expo 2024 had barely opened when we caught up with Alexandre Alves, CCO & CCO of Airways Aviation for a chat. Why so early? Because for the next two days it would have been mission impossible for one simple reason - the number of partners, collaborators and interested parties on their stands would keep the team 200% busy. We admire the company's responsive...

Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years

Embraer Phenom 300 series has maintained its status of the world's best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years, while also attaining the best-selling twinjet for the fourth year running, according to data released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To achieve this distinction, the company delivered 63 Phenom 300 series aircraft throughout 2023. Demonstrating Embraer...

Preparing aviation future: Daher and General Aviation Manufacturers Association renew their international internship

For the second consecutive year, Daher and GAMA have partnered on an international internship program that identifies and encourages promising industry leaders of the future. The trans-Atlantic program will extend the selected interns’ hands-on experience in 2024, involving four students – two from North America and two from Europe. It provides unique industry exposure that b...

First 30 years of ALSIM Success story - interview with Jean-Paul Monnin

It is not a secret that all industry actors and , of course, media of are talking since some years about pilot shortage problem. Indeed, market demand is rising, and it means Flight training organizations need to form more students to bring more pilots ready to take the job. It also means that we need more flight training devices on the market. As a French one, I am so proud that we have a Made in...

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter debuts at Singapore Airshow

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition from Airbus Corporate Helicopters is making its first appearance at the Singapore Airshow.The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is the product of a highly fruitful collaboration featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin and applied by skilled craftspeople at Airbus Helicopters, delighting helicopter owners and pilots who appreciate the pleasur...

STARLUX orders A350F and more A330neo widebodies

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five all-new A350F freighters and three more A330neo widebody aircraft. STARLUX Airlines operates an all-Airbus passenger fleet that already includes the A350-900, A330neo and A321neo. The A350F will be operated by STARLUX Cargo on  some of the world’s busiest cargo routes. Currently under development, the A350F can carry...

Bringing eVTOLs to Asia, starting with the Philippines - Lilium partners with PhilJets

At Singapore Airshow 2024 Lilium and PhilJets signed a MoU. The agreement includes the intent to purchase 10 Lilium Jets, as well as a future strategic collaboration on the establishment of an eVTOL operation network across the Philippines and other Southeast Asia countries, such as Cambodia. As part of the agreement, Lilium and PhilJets will partner to develop a future service...

Airbus forecasts strong demand for freight market in Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific region continues to demonstrate robust economic growth and dynamic trade activities, Airbus forecasts demand for around 400 widebody freighters in the region, over the next 20 years, including new-builds and conversions. This represents more than 25% of global demand for 1,490 widebody freight aircraft in the above 40 tonne segment.    Crawford Hamilton, Airbus Head o...

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RECARO Aircraft Seating has been chosen by Condor airline to supply the Economy Class cabins of its new Airbus fleet with the award-winning BL3710 and lightweight SL3710 seats. The order inc...

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Niagara Helicopters renews fleet with order for six Airbus H130 helicopters

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Safran creates new facility in Brittany for aircraft engine parts

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PC-21 fleet achieves 500,000 flight hours in safety

The global fleet of just under 250 PC-21 training aircraft recently set a historic milestone with a total of over 500,000 successful hours in the air. Experience with current PC-21 customers shows tha...

Bristow signs new AW189 framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 helicopters

Leonardo and Bristow Group announced a framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters plus 10 options. Bristow is currently operating 21 AW189 helicopters globally wit...

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

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AutoFlight successfully performs world’s first inter-city demonstration flight

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Sikorsky looks to future family of VTOL systems

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AFI KLM E&M supports Australian airline Bonza

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Elixir Aircraft closes financing for the next 5 years with a budget of 40 Millions euros

Elixir Aircraft has finalized its capital financing of 40 million euros over the next five years. The financing was completed by raising funds from several investors, including Innovacom, Bpifran...

Piranha Aerospace and First Aviation Services partner to expand presence in Airbus Helicopter aftermarket

First Aviation Services is excited to announce the addition of main rotor blade repair capabilities for the AS350/H130 model aircraft. Historically, First Aviation and its subsidiary Aviation Blade Se...

Airbus and LCI to partner on development of Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystems

Airbus and LCI  announced a collaboration agreement to jointly develop ecosystems for Advanced Air Mobility. The collaboration will focus on the development of partnership scenarios and busi...

Revolutionizing regional connectivity in Australia - Cessna SkyCourier chosen by Hinterland Aviation for fleet expansion

Hinterland Aviation signed a purchase agreement for first Cessna SkyCourier passenger variant in Australia . The aircraft, expected to deliver in 2026, will add to Hinterland expansive...

SKYTRAC partners with a Canadian law enforcement agency to secure Airbus H135 STC for the SDL-350

SKYTRAC partnered with a Canadian law enforcement agency to complete an Airbus H135 Standard Type Certification for the SDL-350. As one of the first integrations of the SDL-350 on the H...

Skyservice and Fontainebleau Development partner to develop new Fort Lauderdale FBO

Skyservice Business Aviation announced the completion of its investment in Fontainebleau Aviation FBO development project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. ...

Bell 505 receives multiple certifications for aircraft features

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Three new 787-9 Dreamliners join the Etihad Airways fleet as it flies towards ambitious growth

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AIR partners with Nidec

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American Airlines becomes only U.S. carrier to fly between New York and Tokyo

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The handover of 400th P2006T Twin keys to Bartolini Air took place at Pilot Expo 2024

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Major investors expect first commercial eVTOL passenger routes to be operational by 2026

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