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First Embraer Praetor 500 in Canada delivered to AirSprint

Embraer delivered the first Praetor 500 in Canada to AirSprint Private Aviation. Earlier this year, the company converted two Legacy 450s to Praetor 500s and, with this addition, AirSprint will have three Praetor 500s in its fleet, and a total of nine Embraer jets. The Praetor 500 boasts an impre...

Rolls-Royce joins Boeing & World Energy for successful 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel flight

Rolls-Royce, working with Boeing and World Energy, has carried out a successful test flight of its 747 Flying Testbed aircraft using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Trent 1000 engine. The aircraft flew from Tucson airport in Arizona, passing over New Mexico and Texas, with a Trent 100...

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Boeing forecasts Africa 20-year commercial aviation market opportunity valued at nearly $400 Billion

Boeing forecasts that African airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes by 2040 valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, enabling growth for air travel and economies across the continent. Boeing shared the projection as part of the 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), the company’s long-term assessment of demand for commercial...

eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

Avolon and Japan Airlines announced a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan.  Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of commercial models to introduce one of the world’s firs...

To bring UAM to Japan - Volocopter joins Osaka roundtable

Volocopter has joined the Osaka Roundtable, an institution eager to bring UAM to one of the busiest cities in Asia. As part of the engagement, the German eVTOL developer also committed to fly during the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. Together with long-term partner and investor Japan Airlines, who recently reserved Volocopter aircraft, Volocopter accelerates its commitment in Japan and plans to cond...

Twelve produces first batch of E-Jet Fuel from carbon dioxide

Carbon transformation company Twelve announced it has produced the first fossil-free jet fuel called E-Jet® from carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis, demonstrating a scalable, energy-efficient path to the de-fossilization of global aviation. This project was supported through funding from the U.S. Air Force and produced fuel globally applicable for both commercial and military avi...

Strategic partnership and LOI 200 ERA - Amedeo & Aura Aero

Future of electric aviation - a new strategic partnership just announced between Amedeo and AURA AERO, as well as LOI for the purchase 200 Electric Regional Aircraft. AURA AERO has created a clean sheet design while integrating new technologies as well as existing technologies such as fly by wire and is driving digital efficiencies to build revolutionary momentum in creating an electr...

Ideal solution for innovative eVTOL designers - RED A03 engine

RED aircraft GmbH announced the utilisation of its revolutionary and highly efficient RED A03 engine in the eVTOL aerospace sector. It is developing many relationships with innovative manufacturers looking to capitalise on the engine's phenomenal power output, fuel efficiency, and safety features. The major stumbling blocks for most electric vehicles are weight, range, and payload. Big batt...

Search and rescue live demonstration - Diamond Special Mission Aircraft Division

From October 26 – 27, Diamond Special Mission Aircraft Division will be hosting a live demonstration focused on Search and Rescue. The demo will take place in Ostend, Belgium, and over the North Sea, in cooperation with North Sea Aviation Services, a Diamond MPP customer themselves. The DA42 MPP utilized for this demonstration is equipped with a ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging) ...

The 1000th activation of Inmarsat Jet ConneX

During recent NBAA-BACE 2021 Inmarsat celebrated the 1,000th installation and activation of its Jet ConneX inflight connectivity solution, and also coincides with the fifth anniversary of Jet ConneX. Since entering commercial service in November 2016, Jet ConneX has quickly developed into the business aviation industry’s gold standard inflight connectivity service, offeri...

50 Pipistrel Velis Electro for British flight schools

Pipistrel’s UK distributors are proud to unveil Green Airside – a collaboration between the Pipistrel’s UK distributor – the Fly About Aviation company (based at Damyns Hall airfield near London and at Shipmeadow airfield in East Anglia) and V1 Investment Fund. This exciting project has been formed to supply 50 fully-electric Pipistrel Velis tw...

Accelerating the transition of long-haul aviation towards net zero

With just weeks to go before the COP26 climate conference, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Shell are calling for further ambition and collaboration across the aviation sector and with governments to enable the transition of long-haul aviation towards net zero ahead of the aviation goals set by the UN Race to Zero. As the technology enablers are being put in place, the focus must be on the i...

ABB & Lilium team up to revolutionize charging infrastructure for regional air travel

ABB E-mobility and Lilium have announced plans for ABB to provide the charging infrastructure for Lilium’s high speed regional air network, scheduled for commercial launch in 2024. Lilium has announced planned launch networks in Florida, Germany, and Brazil. As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turn...

Looking back at NBAA-BACE 2021 - new heights, sustainability & shaping the future

NBAA concluded the NBAA-BACE 2021, which was among the most exciting and impactful ever. The show galvanized the industry behind an era of strong growth, fast-paced innovation, a deep commitment to sustainability and a shared desire to shape the future. “Being together at NBAA-BACE was truly exhilarating, from the packed exhibit floor, to the stunning aircraft display, to the epic ke...

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First Embraer Praetor 500 in Canada delivered to AirSprint

Embraer delivered the first Praetor 500 in Canada to AirSprint Private Aviation. Earlier this year, the company converted two Legacy 450s to Praetor 500s and, with this addition, AirSprint will have t...

Garmin announces new pilot training opportunities

Garmin International announce new training opportunities that will benefit novice and seasoned pilots alike. A new eLearning course provides comprehensive, up-to-date instruction on the Garm...

Base maintenance services for more than 140 easyJet aircraft - LHT

Lufthansa Technik has renewed a substantial base maintenance contract with easyJet for more than 140 aircraft of the airline's A320 family, which was initially signed...

Rolls-Royce joins Boeing & World Energy for successful 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel flight

Rolls-Royce, working with Boeing and World Energy, has carried out a successful test flight of its 747 Flying Testbed aircraft using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a Trent 1000 engine. T...

Pool Agreement Embraer & KLM Cityhopper for the E195-E2s fleet

At MRO Europe Embraer announced a Pool Program agreement with KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The contract includes broad component support for the airline&rs...

Aviation recovery, training requirements and equipment - meet ASP Air-Space

These days we all are in need to think positive, to look for the recovery after year and a half of global pandemic crisis. So, let's talk aviation recovery. One very important point to ensure...

Boeing forecasts Africa 20-year commercial aviation market opportunity valued at nearly $400 Billion

Boeing forecasts that African airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes by 2040 valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, enabling growt...

First Bell 505 dealer in United States is named - Universal Helicopter Inc.

Bell appointed Universal Helicopter (UHI) as its first Bell 505 Dealer in the United States with Authorized territory of Arizona and Utah. Bell’s dealership network creates a complete experience...

Bringing drone deliveries to Colombia - Skyports Partners with low-cost airline developer Irelandia

Skyports has created a joint venture with Irelandia, to bring drone deliveries to Colombia and wider Latin America. The joint venture will bring an innovative, fast, frequent and reliable logistics se...

Scandinavian Airlines joined Airbus Skywise open data platform

Scandinavian Airlines has signed a 5 year contract with Airbus becoming the latest European operator to go with Airbus' Skywise Health Monitoring  (SHM) digital solution. Scandinavian Ai...

A new line maintenance centre to be opened - SmartLynx Technik

SmartLynx Airlines announced the initiation and implementation of a new Part-145 Line Maintenance Organization SmartLynx Technik, to bring greater control back in-house. As SmartLynx Ai...

First A320 Flight Hour Services maintenance contract in Europe to support Finnair’s entire single aisle fleet

Finnair has selected Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support its entire A320 Family fleet (35 aircraft), thus becoming the first European FHS customer for an A320 fleet. Following re...

Officially MACE 2021 confirmed as carbon neutral - stay tuned for the take-off on Tuesday

Welcome to the first conference in Malta which is completely carbon neutral! The Malta Aviation Conference & Expo 2021, an international aviation conference set to take-off on Tuesday 26th Octo...

Ensuring the highest level of flight safety on every approach

ATR initiated a project to convert a Columbian airport to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), as part of its continuous drive to boost flight safety in every region served. ATR is a vocal and...

DHL Express inaugurates new logistics hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport

DHL Express has further cemented its presence in the UAE by launching the construction of a new stand alone, logistics hub, at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA). The 15,000sqm facility,...

LCI delivered two AW139 helicopters to Heligo

LCI has placed two Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term operating leases with its newest customer, Heligo Charters Pvt. Ltd. The state-of-the-art aircraft were recently delivered to Helig...

To bring UAM to Japan - Volocopter joins Osaka roundtable

Volocopter has joined the Osaka Roundtable, an institution eager to bring UAM to one of the busiest cities in Asia. As part of the engagement, the German eVTOL developer also committed to fly dur...

Search and rescue live demonstration - Diamond Special Mission Aircraft Division

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LorEau Aviation Group flies in to ratify business partnership with ELMS Aviation, Complete Aircraft Group

ELMS Aviation and sister company Complete Aircraft Group announced the signing of a wide-ranging MoU with newly established MRO consultancy LorEau Aviation Group, based out of Dubai World Central Airp...

Extension of Total Component Support agreement for Japan Airlines Boeing 787 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines have further deepened their trusted partnership by extending a long term agreement on Total Component Support (TCS) services for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fle...

Safran opens second assembly line in U.S. for Arriel 2E helicopter engines

Built in Texas - Safran Helicopter Engines has opened a second assembly line at their facility in Grand Prairie, Texas for the Arriel 2E engine. The first assembled and tested Arriel 2E engines have b...

Chinese Premier visited EHang booth at the China Import and Export Fair

The 130th China Import and Export Fair officially kicked off on October 14th in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in attendance at the opening ceremony and visi...

Berlin Brandenburg region welcomes MTU Maintenance dedicated on-site service facility

MTU Maintenance aims to become the number one on-site and near wing engine service provider in Europe with its new dedicated facility in the region of Berlin Brandenburg. The opening of the new f...

Strategic partnership and LOI 200 ERA - Amedeo & Aura Aero

Future of electric aviation - a new strategic partnership just announced between Amedeo and AURA AERO, as well as LOI for the purchase 200 Electric Regional Aircraft. AURA AERO has create...

Air Austral entrusts AFI KLM E&M with the support of its Airbus A220 components

While Air France has received the first of its 60 Airbus A220 aircraft at the end of September, Air Austral, the airline based in Reunion Island, is the first to benefit from AFI KLM E&M's com...