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Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

ATR and Safran Landing Systems have developed ‘Smart Lander’, an innovative landing gear diagnostics service that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in data analysis to optimise the manufacturer’s response times in the event of hard landings, and enable aircraft to be quickl...

Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

Embraer announced the opening of a thousand job vacancies in Brazil with a focus on production rate recovering, Services and Support area growth, product development and new businesses. Applications and details about all career opportunities in the sectors of operations, engineering, and a...

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REGENT announced a strategic investment from Hawaiian Airlines

REGENT announced that Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to strategically invest in the company to support the initial design of its next generation 100-person capacity all-electric seaglider known as the Monarch. With this investment, Hawaiian Airlines becomes REGENT’s first U.S.-based design partner for the Monarch, which is slated for entry into commercial service by 2028. “Innovative...

ITA Airways becomes first Italian A350 operator

Italy new national carrier, ITA Airways, has taken delivery of its first A350, becoming the 40th operator of the type. The aircraft, which is on lease from ALAFCO, landed for the first time in Italy at Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport on Wednesday evening. ITA Airways’ A350 cabin is configured in a two-class layout, with 334 seats comprising 33...

Aviation and tourism implications for the Caribbean

by Professor Gavin Eccles Aviation and Tourism are often referred to as being, ‘two-sides-of-the-same-coin’, meaning that they may differ in their vision, but one is not without the other.  Back in 2019, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, there were roughly 1.4 billion tourists, of which, around half travelled by aviation.  Without good c...

The launch customer - FedEx Express - took delivery of the new Cessna SkyCourier

FedEx Express took delivery of very first Cessna SkyCourier. This is the first of 50 freighter aircraft that global logistics firm FedEx Express ordered as the Cessna SkyCourier’s launch customer. The clean-sheet aircraft achieved FAA type certification in March 2022.  FedEx took delivery of its first Cessna in the mid-1980s and the two companies have had a collaborative re...

CAE set to break ground on new Savannah Business Aviation Training Centre dedicated to training on Gulfstream aircraft

CAE will soon break ground on a new business aviation training centre in Savannah, Georgia. Neighboring Gulfstream’s Headquarters in Savannah, this brand-new training centre is another milestone in the expansion of CAE’s training network and will be its fifth business aviation training centre in the United States. “Gulfstream and CAE have a longstanding relationship and t...

Joby confirms revolutionary low noise footprint following NASA testing

Joby Aviation announced that its full-size pre-production aircraft has successfully demonstrated its revolutionary low noise profile, following acoustic testing completed with NASA. Following analysis of the data obtained over two weeks of testing as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign, Joby’s aircraft was shown to have met the revolutionary low noise targets th...

ZeroAvia makes major strides in hydrogen refueling with Shell collaboration and airport pipeline launch

ZeroAvia announced a collaboration with its strategic investor Shell, who will design and build two commercial-scale mobile refuelers for use at ZeroAvia’s research and development site in Hollister, California. The announcement follows recent positive predictions relating to the falling price trajectory of hydrogen fuel and a flurry of State-led activity for establishing H2 Hubs as the...

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop the electric motors of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the eVTOL aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by MAGicALL. The detailed customisation of CityAirbus NextGen’s electric propulsion system will enable the prototype to benefit from featur...

Jet Aviation extends line maintenance services to FBO in Zurich

Jet Aviation announced it is now offering a line maintenance service through its new hangar facility in Zurich. The facility is authorized to perform line maintenance on a range of business aircraft, including Gulfstream series, with immediate effect. Situated at Jet Aviation’s Zurich North FBO, the facility will initially receive approval under an extension of the company’s Basel s...

FAA certified Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 begins deliveries

Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 has achieved Federal Aviation Administration type certification and delivered the first customer aircraft to a longtime Citation operator in the Midwest. The Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 is the latest model of the Citation 560XL midsize business jet series, which began with the introduction of the Citation Excel in 1998.  More than 1,000 560XLs have been deliver...

Embraer and Eve evaluate autonomous flight technologies in real flights over Rio de Janeiro

Embraer concluded a series of experimental flights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focused on evaluating new autonomous system technologies in real flight conditions. The goal is to enable safe autonomous operation in complex urban environments. The aerial data collection and real-time evaluation of these technologies in urban scenarios used regular piloted helicopters as part of the Embraer Auton...

ZeroAvia kicks off US 19-seat aircraft testing and demonstration program

ZeroAvia has received its second twin-engine 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft at its headquarters in Hollister, California. The new U.S. initiative will take the system developed in the UK HyFlyer II project and integrate it into the same type of aircraft. It will serve as the basis for testing new components and integrations as well as a testbed for working with the FAA ahead of t...

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16 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On May 16, 2022, 16 students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport...

VistaJet announces its VIP partnership with Frieze Art Fairs

Ahead of the upcoming 2022 edition of Frieze New York, VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, announces its new global partnership with Frieze Art Fairs. With over 80% of...

More details about ZURI upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft

ZURI shows the challenging road for the first time from the early stages of development until the official introduction of its upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft earlier this year. This video shows crit...

Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

ATR and Safran Landing Systems have developed ‘Smart Lander’, an innovative landing gear diagnostics service that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in data analysis to optimise the...

Daher & LIST will develop a welding technology for the assembly of aircraft substructures produced with thermoplastic composites

Daher has established a large partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to mature and optimize a welding technology that enables the assembly of primary aircraft subst...

SWISS & SBB intensify their strategic partnership: Munich-Zurich Airport to be the first international ‘SWISS Air Rail’ route

The ‘Airtrain’ is going international: SWISS is expanding its collaboration with SBB Swiss Federal Railways on its intermodal transport service, which will in future be known as ‘SWI...

Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

Embraer announced the opening of a thousand job vacancies in Brazil with a focus on production rate recovering, Services and Support area growth, product development and new businesses. Appl...

Air Corsica and CCI of Corsica announce the resume of Corsica-London flights

This Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Calvi Sainte Catherine airport, Luc BERENI, Chairman of the Air Corsica Management Board and Pierre NEGRETTI, Chairman of the Balagne Commission of the CCI of Corsica, acc...

Piston single, turboprop aircraft values still gaining altitude despite continued growth in inventory levels

The latest Sandhills Global market report on the aviation industry reflects a third consecutive month of inventory expansion across all categories after a long, steady decline. However, the recen...

Etihad Airways wins at the Business Traveller Awards 2022

Etihad Airways has been recognised as the airline with the ‘Best Cabin Crew’ as well as being awarded the ‘Best First Class’ at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2...

DA62 MPP North America demonstration tour - Diamond Aircraft & Air Bear

Diamond Aircraft Austria and California based, Air Bear Tactical Aircraft, LLC are excited to jointly announce that Diamond’s special mission aircraft flagship will be touring the United States...

Accidental human errors in aircraft exterior cleaning – one mistake can cause serious damage to aircraft

Aviation maintenance requires extreme precision, attention to detail, and a human touch to ensure a safe operating aircraft. However, according to an IATA study, 26% of airplane accidents were started...

airBaltic starts recruitment of 120 pilots

In line with the gradual recovery of the aviation market, airBaltic announces that it has started recruitment of a total of 120 additional pilots, including graduates of the airBaltic P...

Lufthansa Group selects new 777-8 Freighter, orders additional 787s

Boeing and the Lufthansa Group announced the airline group will continue its strategic decision to strengthen Lufthansa Cargo with an order for seven 777-8 Freighters, the industry's newest a...

Saudia operates The World longest net-positive flight, powered by Carbonclick

SAUDIA operated the world’s longest net positive flight thanks to a partnership with Enviro-tech business CarbonClick and aviation consultancy SimpliFlying. On 12 May 2022, SAUDIA offs...

Flight Simulator Trader successfully completes PC-12 Simulator relocation for Fly7

Flight Simulator Trader, a company based in Germany and specialised in professional flight simulation successfully carried out an assignment by Lausanne based company Fly7 Executive Aviation SA to rel...

JetTransactions becomes accredited member of IADA

JetTransactions has become an accredited member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). The company, founded by Brent Dahlfors and Mark Bloomer, handles business jet acquisition...

REGENT announced a strategic investment from Hawaiian Airlines

REGENT announced that Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to strategically invest in the company to support the initial design of its next generation 100-person capacity all-electric seaglider known as the M...

Europe highest number of flown hours with Phenom 100

The aircraft utilization services, performed by GEMINI WINGS have led to the most successful season with a Phenom 100 operation of Air Prague, a member of the GEMINI alliance fleet.  They reached...

ITA Airways becomes first Italian A350 operator

Italy new national carrier, ITA Airways, has taken delivery of its first A350, becoming the 40th operator of the type. The aircraft, which is on lease from ALAFCO, landed for the f...

Calling all Mavericks - easyJet to tackle job stereotypes

easyJet has launched a Europe-wide campaign to tackle job stereotypes and inspire more young people to consider a career in aviation, including encouraging more girls to become pilots. In a new r...

First U.S. airline to sign agreement to purchase SAF overseas - United

United, which has invested in more sustainable fuel production than any other airline in the world, became the first US airline to sign an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fue...

CAE set to break ground on new Savannah Business Aviation Training Centre dedicated to training on Gulfstream aircraft

CAE will soon break ground on a new business aviation training centre in Savannah, Georgia. Neighboring Gulfstream’s Headquarters in Savannah, this brand-new training centre is another mile...

Airbus A320ceo/neo Full Flight Simulator is ready for training at BAA Training Spain

One more Full Flight Simulator (FFS) upgraded with the recent Airbus Std. 2.0, Airbus A320ceo/neo, has passed final acceptance tests and Initial Evaluation and is now declared “Ready For Trainin...

Ryanair announces winter maintenance agreement with Caerdav

Ryanair announced a new winter maintenance agreement with UK based MRO provider, Caerdav, which will see the airline undertake two lines of heavy maintenance with Caerdav at their modern MRO facility...