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Premium FBO and MRO base at London Biggin Hill Airport acquired by Avia Solutions Group

On 22 October 2021, Avia Solutions Group acquired Biggin Hill Hangar Company Limited, the owner of Hangar 510, a premium FBO and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul centre of operations at London Biggin Hill Airport. Built in 2011 to the highest standards, Hangar 510 is a stat...

Malta hosts yet another successful international aviation conference thanks to MACE 2021

MACE - The Malta Aviation Conference and Expo 2021, themed Rebooting the Industry, took off on the 26th October with its third edition, welcoming to Malta some of the most inspirational experts in the aviation industry for three days of panel discussions, keynotes and networking.“We are truly...


Bringing electric Air Taxis to Italy - Atlantia, Aeroporti di Roma, and Volocopter

Volocopter the infrastructures’ holding company Atlantia and Aeroporti di Roma, the largest airport operator in Italy, announced their partnership today to bring electric air taxis to Rome. Alongside the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and ENAV, the companies are pushing for sustainable innovation in aviation.  Urban air mobility will be part of the solution for heavily...

Breeze Airways unveils first Airbus A220 & brings total order to 80 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

An event at the Airbus delivery center in Mobile, Alabama allowed to Pratt & Whitney and Breeze Airways to celebrate the unveiling of the airline’s first A220-300 aircraft, powered exclusively by GTF engines! At the ceremony, Pratt & Whitney announced that Breeze had finalized agreements for GTF engines to power a total of 80 A220-300 aircraft, including the airli...

Welcome a must-have - the third edition of award-awnning JetBook

JetBook has been released in a third, updated and expanded edition. The most comprehensive guide to business aircraft available, both fixed - and rotary-wing, JetBook provides complete details and specifications for each vehicle. Over 280 pages, the book is filled with scores of images of some of the world’s most advanced private planes and helicopters in flight to complement...

The future of urban air mobility - Vertical eVTOL gear up for operations at Heathrow by mid-2020s

Vertical Aerospace announces a collaboration with Heathrow Airport to explore how Vertical's VA-X4 eVTOL vehicle could operate from Heathrow by the mid-2020s. The agreement between Heathrow and Vertical is a significant milestone for Britain's zero-emissions aviation industry. Both parties will work closely to explore how this new technology can...

Middle East commercial jet & services market - Boeing forecasts valued at more than $1.4 Trillion

Boeing said that airlines in the Middle East will require 3,000 new airplanes valued at $700 billion and aftermarket services such as maintenance and repair worth $740 billion, with the region positioned to capitalize on the recovery of regional and international travel and cargo demand. Boeing provided the estimate in its 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), a forecast of 20-year demand for comm...

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 that is training. Can you imagine how many people needs to "remember" everything, pass again the qualification, or just start for real in the industry.  Aviation training obviously...

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 impressive, best-in-class range, capable of non-stop flights of 3,340 nm at long-range cruise speed and a...

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 1000 engine running solely on 100% SAF while the remaining three RB211 engines ran on standard jet fuel...

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...

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Skye Aviation orders additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Skye Aviation, LLC has completed purchase deposits for two additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800 aircraft and paid option agreements for three additional eFlyer 800s.  “Skye Aviatio...

Transport Canada type certified Dassault Falcon 6X PW812D engine

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier congratulated Pratt & Whitney Canada on approval by Transport Canada of the latest member of the company’s PW800 family of high-efficiency en...

New operator of A321neo - China Airlines- advanced high-comfort cabin and contactless protection

China Airlines (CAL) has become the latest operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft of the type, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft operated...

Wingcopter receives Investment from Japan-based DRONE FUND

Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone- and air mobility-r...

Flying Colours Corp. inks sales and installation agreement with SmartSky

Flying Colours Corp. has signed an agreement with North Carolina-based SmartSky Networks to act as a sales and installation facility for SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity equipment. Sal...

UAC completed the construction of the MC-21-300 plane with Russian composite wing

Irkut Corporation (part of the United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the construction of the first MC-21-300 aircraft with a Russian-made polymer composite wing. ...

Time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ExecuJet MRO Services

ExecuJet MRO Services is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, marking a major milestone for the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm, a pioneer of emerging markets and a company...

Ascendance Flight Technologies unveils design of ATEA hybrid-electric aircraft

Ascendance Flight Technologies builds on the virtues of hybrid technology and distributed propulsion to develop sustainable air travel solutions. After three years of R&D, the French start-up comp...

Eurocontrol confirms the readiness of LGS and Riga Airport to apply the A-CDM procedures

Riga Airport, as the first and currently the only airport in the Baltic countries, started using the A-CDM procedures already this April, which allowed the airport to improve the quality of its servic...

New orders for Sonaca 200 by long-standing Sonaca Aircraft clients

As the year draws to a close, Sonaca Aircraft has received new orders from two long-standing clients: "Air Academy New CAG" (Belgium) and "Blackbushe Aviation" flying school and ae...

Vietnam Airlines began regular commercial direct flights to the United States

Vietnam Airlines announced the success of the first direct flight to the United States, fulfilling a key development milestone of the Vietnamese flag carrier. The inaugural flight, No.VN98,...

First Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP landed in Taiwan for Apex Flight Academy

The first of two new Tecnam P2012 SMP aircraft for Apex Flight Academy arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on November 16 afternoon, a milestone in the company’s quest to expand its horizon...

Pratt & Whitney and Embraer partner on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel flight demonstration program

Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on studies of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Technical teams from the two companies will engage to defin...

SR Technics and Vietjet Air sign a MoU worth US$150 million

SR Technics and Vietjet Air announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding worth US$150 million involving providing MRO services on Vietjet’s CFM56-5B engine fleet, installed on the...

Etihad welcomed a group of first graduates aircraft mechanics to its workforce

Etihad welcomed its first graduates from the Aircraft Mechanics Development Programme, after successfully receiving the Category A in Aircraft Maintenance license, approved by the UAE General Civil Av...

Cebu Pacific receives first A330neo

Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first A330neo as it begins its widebody fleet modernisation programme. The aircraft is configured with 459 seats in single-class layout and will be operated b...

Daher lays the cornerstone for the Shap’In innovation center for composite aerostructures of the future

Daher new 1,600-square-meter Shap’In TechCenter will bring together the company’s full spectrum of aerostructures and composites expertise in a single facility to be located on D...

Metrojet Engineering Clark welcomes first Bombardier Global 7500 hangar-parking jet

Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), has delightfully welcomed the first...

30 years of repatriating mishandled baggage - WorldTracer

This year, SITA celebrates the 30th anniversary of WorldTracer, a solution that has established itself as an indispensable tool in helping over 200 million passengers trace their mishandled bags...

EHang 216 completed debut flight demo in Bali, Indonesia

EHang 216 completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in the world-famous tourism hotspot of Bali, Indonesia. This demonstration flight was conducted under EHang’s cooperatio...

Save client time and funds through digitalization - JETMS

MRO organizations have been embarking on a digitalization journey. As the industry shifts towards more digital operations, an increasing number of tools and systems are introduced to streamline the MR...

2021 Middle East Aviation Awards goes to FAI Technik for Project Pearl refurbishment

FAI Technik was honoured in the 2021 Middle East Aviation Awards when it scooped the Innovation in EngineeringCategory for its work on Project Pearl, a multi-million Euro refu...

PART 21 Subpart G approval & launch of final assembly of AURA AERO first series aircraft

AURA AERO has jusr received Subpart G approval for all of its industrial facilities, an approval mandatory for officially launching serial production of the INTEGRAL family. The PART 21 Subp...

Croatia and France finalize Rafale acquisition

At a ceremony attended by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of the Croatian Republic Andrej Plenković, the French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly...

Leonardo: new helicopter service & logistics centre in Brazil achieves operational readiness

Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service...