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85th anniversary - Bell Flight celebrates 85 years of innovation

This past July Bell celebrated its 85th anniversary. Founded by Larry Bell in 1935, the company has been at the forefront of mobility, constantly finding ways to create innovative solutions. From breaking the sound barrier with pilot Chuck Yeager and the incredible Bell X-1 plane to d...

History with Boom Supersonic XB-1 Rollout

Boom Supersonic unveiled its supersonic demonstrator, XB-1, history's first independently developed supersonic jet. To design and build XB-1, Boom recruited a team of experts from around the industry, forged relationships with key suppliers, and built a strong safety culture. XB-1...


Business jet usage will recover to 2019 levels by the second half of 2021 - Honeywell

Honeywell 29th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook forecasts up to 7,300 new business jet deliveries worth $235 billion from 2021 to 2030, down 4% in deliveries from the same 10-year forecast a year ago. Despite the dip, 4 of 5 business jet operators in the survey indicate that purchase plans have not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Short-term reductions in both deliveri...

Airbus Corporate Jets wins first six ACJ TwoTwenty orders

Airbus Corporate Jets has won its first orders for the ACJ TwoTwenty totalling six aircraft following its launch. While Comlux has revealed an order for two aircraft, four further jets were ordered by undisclosed customers. Entry into service of the first ACJ TwoTwenty by Comlux Aviation is targeted for early 2023. The new ACJ TwoTwenty will feature a high end VIP cabin interior, supported...

Corporates and executives turn to private aviation over commercial airlines - VistaJet Dynamic Corporate

VistaJet launched its new Dynamic Corporate Membership for corporations, offering a full suite of flexible travel solutions for businesses and executives around the world. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is redefining the global aviation landscape and accelerating several trends: Corporates are increasingly flying entire teams to multiple locations around the world to ensure bu...

Airbus Corporate Jets launches ACJ TwoTwenty business jet

Airbus Corporate Jets has launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, creating a whole new market segment “The Xtra Large Bizjet.” This offer includes for the first time a flexible cabin catalogue, addressing the requirements of the heavy and long-range business jet categories. “We are proud to extend the ACJ product Family with the launch of the A...

Urban Air Mobility - a test area at Pontoise airfield

 In the current context of environmental transition in air transport, economic recovery, and urban densification, Paris region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group aim to develop an urban air mobility industry branch, with a focus on the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). The partners have therefore decided to bring together all the conditions to make the emergence of this new mode of t...

The first leasing customer for multi-mission H160 - Milestone

Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023.  “Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we believe will be an...

Two Airbus H135 delivered to support space exploration at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the NASA from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi. These aircraft, along with a third scheduled for delivery early next year, will be based at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida...

Fourth Gulfstream G700 aircraft joined the test program, achieved more than 600 hours in flight

The fourth Gulfstream G700 test aircraft has taken flight, further expanding the already advanced certification program for the industry’s new flagship. “This is the fourth first flight we’ve accomplished within just eight months, and that is a truly impressive feat,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “I have said it before: what sets Gulfstream apart...

First ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter received by Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the European...

EHang unveils Heavy-lift AAV for Short-to-Medium-Haul aerial logistics

EHang unveils the logistics version of its flagship product EHang 216 - the “EHang 216L”, for short-to-medium-haul air logistics in both urban and rural areas. The EHang 216L boasts a payload of 200kg, which, to the Company’s knowledge, is the largest for multi-rotor AAVs for aerial logistics. The EHang 216L is another good application of its world-leading AAV technology platform...

Significant milestone for Cessna SkyCourier program

The Cessna SkyCourier turboprop development program has achieved another significant milestone as the third and final flight test aircraft (P2) successfully completed its first flight on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. This maiden flight for the high-wing, large utility aircraft comes on the heels of the second test article (P1) completing its initial flight in August 2020. The P2 aircraft is the sec...

Bombardier continues global customer service expansion

Bombardier announced that the company has entered into share purchase agreements with each of Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) that it does not own. This transaction enables Bombardier to further expand its worldwide customer support footprint by establishing a wholly-owned servi...

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New Honda Aircraft Company wing production facility

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New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

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All Nippon Helicopter H160 completes first flight

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EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to...

New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

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The most advanced solution yet for Covid vaccine distributors – Tecnam Aircraft help anywhere in the World

Tecnam Aircraft  partnered with ultra-freezer manufacturer DESMON to repurpose their P2012 airplane for COVID vaccine transportation. The aircraft platform named P2012 TRAVELCARE was...

Preowned Aircraft Transactions spiked as 2020 ended - IADA

Following the abrupt pandemic-induced plunge in preowned aircraft sales in March 2020, members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) experienced a rising wave of transactions, highl...

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Volocopter launches campaign to bring Electric Air Taxi services to U.S. cities

Volocopter announced that the FAA has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their...

Meet Latvian made Tarragon aircraft - no less than 10 to export this year

We must confess - it is a discovery for us- Tarragon aircraft. So we are willing to share it with you. And obviously the first - the story - where it comes from and how this project started....

New Bombardier Challenger 350 joined Latitude 33 Aviation fleet

Bombardier and Latitude 33 Aviation announced the recent delivery of a brand-new Challenger 350 business jet, which will be available for charter out of the U.S. West Coast. California...

All Nippon Helicopter H160 completes first flight

All Nippon Helicopter H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry in...

New helicopter flight data monitoring device certified by Bell

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New, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO Sales Network - Dassault

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EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

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