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Sirius Aviation AG and BMW Group Designworks unveil hydrogen-powered business jets

Sirius Aviation AG unveils two revolutionary hydrogen-powered luxury business jets: Sirius CEO-JET and the Sirius Adventure Jet. Developed in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks these aircraft aim to transform private air travel with eco-friendly alternatives, subs...

Qantas Group invests in regional turboprop fleet

Qantas announced new investment in its DeHavilland Dash 8 turboprop fleet as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping regional Australia connected. Qantas will acquire 14 additional mid-life Dash 8-400 aircraft, with 19 smaller Q200 and Q300 turboprop aircraft to be gradually phased out of the flee...

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Archer planned San Francisco air mobility network connecting five locations across the Bay Area

Archer Aviation announced plans for an air mobility network that will connect five strategic locations across the San Francisco Bay Area -  South San Francisco, Napa, San Jose, Oakland, and Livermore. Archer network is anticipated to provide unprecedented connectivity to communities around the region, allowing people to replace one-to-two-hour drives to cities around the bay with fl...

Senior US business leaders outline key reasons for wanting to upgrade their companies’ business aircraft

A study commissioned by Airbus Corporate Jets reveals that the primary reason U.S. senior business executives from companies that lease or own private jets are considering upgrading their fleets within the next five years is a growing focus on sustainability and the use of sustainable fuels in newer models. The second most significant factor driving potential upgrades is an increased emphasis...

Boom Supersonic completes construction of the Overture superfactory

Boom Supersonic marked the completion of construction on Overture Superfactory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 17, 2024. Located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Overture Superfactory is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States. The state-of-the-art assembly line is where Boom will build its supersonic airliner, Overt...

Archer announces landmark infrastructure deal with Signature Aviation

Archer Aviation and Signature Aviation signed an MOU focused on electrifying Signature network of over 200 airport terminals, giving Archer access to takeoff and landing sites in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and globally, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and Texas. The MOU identifies day-one opportunities for launching Archer’s air taxi serv...

Airways Aviation and Pier Seven Aviation sign collaboration deal

Airways Aviation and Pier Seven Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a collaborative partnership aimed at providing self-funded students and airline cadets with end-to-end pilot training solutions. This strategic alliance will focus on a comprehensive program to recruit and support aspiring pilots from their foundational and initial training through to type rating, guiding th...

Electric planes to join Pilot Academy - airBaltic & Diamond sign LOI

airBaltic Training signed a LOI with Diamond Aircraft for the acquisition of three all-electric eDA40 and two DA42-VI aircraft. Thus, the airBaltic Pilot Academy's fleet will grow to 15 aircraft in total. This strategic move underscores airBaltic's commitment to sustainable aviation and the expansion of its Pilot Ac...

Gulfstream G500 and G600 exceed 100,000 flight hours

Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have each surpassed 100,000 flight hours. Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, both aircraft feature the award-winning Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck, with safety enhancing technology, including the industry’s first active control sidesticks and most extensive use of touch-screen technology, along with Phase-of-Flight intelligence. Both aircraft...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tamarack expands authorized dealer network with Global Aviation Tech in Wichita, Kansas

Tamarack Aerospace Group added Global Aviation Tech as its Authorized Dealer. Initially a service center, GATECH and Tamarack have strengthened their partnership to provide high-quality, low-downtime installations of the Tamarack Active Winglets in Wichita, Kansas. GATECH is now the exclusive, authorized installer of Tamarack Active Winglets in the state, offering the upgrade in und...

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EHang delivers 27 EH216-S to Wencheng County and completes first passenger-carrying flight in Wencheng

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Qantas Group invests in regional turboprop fleet

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Finnair completed rollout of its €200 million new long-haul cabin

Finnair has successfully completed the rollout of its new 200 million euro long-haul cabin renewal, with all long-haul aircraft now refurbished. The project included the launch of an entirely new...

Porter Airlines is North America’s best regional airline

Porter Airlines was selected as Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The category includes airlines that primarily or exclusively fly within North Amer...

magniX launches revolutionary battery product

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Etihad Cargo expands European freighter network with launch of Madrid

Etihad Cargo is expanding its freighter network with a new route to Madrid. Starting 15 July 2024, Etihad Cargo will operate two weekly Boeing 777 freighter flights between Abu Dhabi and Madrid, addin...

Skyports partners with Korea’s leading domestic carrier on vertiport development

Skyports Infrastructure has entered a partnership with Jeju Air Co., Korea’s number one low-cost airline, to support the deployment of vertiports for air taxi operations in Korea. The agree...

CAE inaugurates Savannah, Georgia training center for Gulfstream pilots and maintenance technicians

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Sevenair Academy partners with Icelandic Aviation Training for flight training

In a strategic move to provide flight training for Northern Europe,Sevenair Academy has partnered with Icelandic Aviation Training. This collaboration integrates the vast experience of Icelandic...

Embracing Innovation and Technology - IATA World Safety and Operations Conference 2024

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Thales obtains the first design verification report for complete drone system ever granted by EASA

Thales received the first full DVR ever granted by EASA to operate light UAS in medium risk, SAIL III. This DVR process set in place in April 2021 by the Agency aims at ensuring safe drone operations....

Sedona Airport introduces sustainable aviation fuel with Avfuel partnership

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Automation impact on future of pilots and aviation

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easyJet to digitise onboard Aircraft Technical log to cut down on paper use and weight

easyJet is replacing weighty Paper Technical and Cabin Logs previously used by cabin crew, engineers, ground crew and flight crew with the new e-techlog system, which will be rolled out across its 346...

Universal Air celebrates inaugural flights as summer schedule takes off

Regional Maltese airline, Universal Air, celebrated five inaugural flights this month, marking the official launch of its regular summer services to a variety of destinations in the Mediterranean.&nbs...

Bell announced first flight of Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146C MK II Griffon helicopter

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Caerdav cements continued growth with third line and additional in-house capabilities

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Archer planned San Francisco air mobility network connecting five locations across the Bay Area

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flybig expands regional connectivity with 4 new destinations

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Stratolaunch unlocks new flight capabilities for Roc launch platform

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EOS-X SPACE will begin operating its space flights in Spain & Abu Dhabi in 2025

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Safran enters into exclusive discussions to acquire Preligens, a leader in artificial intelligence for aerospace and defense

Safran has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire 100% of Preligens, a leader in artificial intelligence for aerospace and defense, for an enterprise value of 220 million euros. Founded in 2016...

New tech boosts ground crew safety with automated aircraft cleaning

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