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ELECTRON aerospace confirms significant orders from Air2E and Hopscotch Air

  ELECTRON aerospace announced pivotal orders for its Electron 5 aircraft from Air2E and Hopscotch Air. This alliance propels ELECTRON sales pipeline close to an impressive EUR 200 million, marking a notable milestone in the company' pursuit of sustainable regional air mobility. Destined to redefine regional air transport, the Electron 5 stands as the cornersto...

Twente Airport became first Dutch airport partner of Flyv

Twente Airport and Flyv signed a MoU to explore how Twente can be better connected to other European airports using flyv’s on-demand air taxi services. The parties will work together to determine standards and ground operations for the network Flyv wants to develop in this growing market segment. flyv is seeking to make much better use of and connect smaller airports in the more rural a...

PAL-V Liberty Pioneer Edition nears 2024 delivery milestone

PAL-V makes its vision a reality for the world of transportation, announcing a significant milestone in 2024 and delivery of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer Edition to its first customers. Powered by e-fuels and hybrid fuel technology, first generation ‘fly-drive’ car positions PAL-V as the first mover in the advanced air mobility race to make air mobility accessible...

TARMAC Aerosave doubly accredited by Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association

TARMAC Aerosave has just been awarded double accreditation by the AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association) for dismantling and recycling, with "diamond" level for key performance indicators. Committed from the outset to developing innovative aircraft and engine dismantling and recycling processes, TARMAC Aerosave has also been appointed to the AFRA Board of Directors. Followin...

KLM Flight Academy training fleet replacement with 14 Diamond aircraft

KLM Flight Academy is committed to greener flight training and has decided to replace its aging AVGAS fleet with state-of-the-art, jet-fuel powered Diamond training aircraft, which are renowned for their economy and sustainability by burning up to 50% less fuel and producing less CO2 and noise emissions.KLM Flight Academy is based at Groningen Airport Eelde. They are replacing their training fleet...

Qatar Airways signs with Shell for SAF supply at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Qatar Airways signed with Shell to source 3,000 metric tonnes of neat SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. It encompasses the existing jet fuel contract with Shell at Amsterdam which will now see Qatar Airways using at least a 5 % SAF blend over the contract period for the fiscal year 2023-2024. The Qatar Airways bilateral agreement with Shell is part of a wider effort initiated by the&nbs...

AeroDelft and KLM partner to explore hydrogen in aviation

New partnership to explore hydrogen in aviation is signed -AeroDelft, a student team from Delft University of Technology, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The partnership will focus on AeroDelft's hydrogen-powered aircraft project, which aims to design and build zero-emission aircraft that can fly using liquid hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Both parties come together on the fact tha...

Amsterdam Schiphol airport introduces artificial intelligence security screening

Royal Schiphol Group is starting a collaboration with security technology company Pangiam to develop a new way to screen hand baggage quickly and safely. The new technology, powered by artificial intelligence, could eventually help enable travellers to go through security checks faster, without compromising on safety. The aim of the collaboration is to explore how Pangiam's new technology...

Fokker Services Group breaks ground for new wide-body hangar

Fokker Services Group is now building a wide-body aircraft hangar in close cooperation with Gaptek. The 87-meter (L) x 86-meter (W) x 27-meter (H) construction will accommodate aircraft such as Airbus A330, Airbus A350 and Boeing 777, and will be equipped with floor heating and cooling systems all powered by electricity. This hangar is part of a larger expansion plan, which includes hiring ne...

VoltAero brings its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft to the Netherlands for sustainable aviation demo flights with the country Power Up initiative

VoltAero Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft is to perform demonstration flights across selected routes in the Netherlands beginning June 13 to promote highly sustainable regional aviation throughout the Dutch regions. Utilizing VoltAero’s Cassio 1 testbed – the world’s first parallel hybrid aircraft – this week-long deployment will be part of the Netherlands’ P...

Electric flying in the Netherlands feasible by 2026

It is feasible to electrify small-scale aviation in the Netherlands on short distances. The first nine-passenger electric aircraft could be certified and available on the short-haul market by 2026, bringing more sustainable aviation an important step further. This is the outcome of a study by NACO/Royal HaskoningDHV and Royal NLR commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management....

Bristow Group to provide search and rescue helicopter services to Netherlands Coastguard

Bristow Group announced that the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has awarded Bristow their prestigious contract to provide search and rescue helicopter capacity to the Netherlands Coastguard. The 10-year contract, with two one-year extension options, will commence on November 4, 2022 and involves providing the permanent availability of dedicated SAR equipped AW189 heli...