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Savback Helicopters expands into advanced aviation

Swedish Savback Helicopters is opening up its inventory to welcome in the new era of advanced aircraft - Dufour Aerospace Aero2. Savback has been supporting Swiss uncrewed aircraft and eVTOL developer since 2022, committing to being Dufour’s distributor in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland after its aircraft is ready for the market. The company is no...

GKN Aerospace invests to grow additive fabrication capability

GKN Aerospace boostes its commitment to sustainable manufacturing, with a £50 million (600 million SEK) investment in its cutting-edge additive fabrication technology in Trollhättan, Sweden. The Swedish Energy Agency’s Industriklivet initiative will fund £12 million (152 million SEK) of this investment, which will help to revolutionise production methods by reducing raw...

European Medical Drone signs purchase agreement with Dufour Aerospace

European Medical Drone and Dufour Aerospace signed a development cooperation and purchase agreement for 11 Aero2 uncrewed tilt-wing aircraft. The agreement includes the delivery of one Aero2 X2.3 prototype aircraft in 2024 and 10 serial Aero2 aircraft with delivery starting in 2026. Savback Helicopters, Swedish helicopter vendor and partner of Dufour Aerospace, is assisting this transact...

Europe new on-demand regional airline flyvbird partners with Sweden Norrköping Airport

Flyvbird, marketed as flyv, announced strategic route development partnership with Sweden Norrköping Airport as it strengthens plans to deliver low-cost, on demand regional air services. Sweden will be the second country after Germany to embrace the innovative flyv model in an agreement that will start with its nine-seat Tecnam Traveller P2012 based at Norrköping. In line...

Heart Aerospace, Honeywell to collaborate on flight controls for ES-30 electric airplane

Heart Aerospace and Honeywell announced a collaboration to integrate Honeywell’s next-generation flight control system into the new ES-30 regional electric airplane. Honeywell was selected by Heart Aerospace for the Joint Definition Phase of Heart’s ES-30 airplane, and the goal, once the phase has been completed successfully, is to fully integrate Honeywell’s compact Fl...

Swedish National Police performs over 4,500 public safety missions using Bell 429

Every year, the Swedish National Police boasts over 4,500 completed missions due to the stability and readiness of the Bell 429. Search-and-rescue efforts in the mountainous region of the country account for nearly 500 missing persons cases due to avalanches and hiking accidents throughout the terrain. Bell 429’s unmatched engine power and speed of up to 155 knots allows the a...

Neste enables Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport and Västflyg airline to become the world's firsts to use SAF on all flights

Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport in the southwestern part of Sweden, will be the first airport in the world to offer only blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all aircraft refueling at the airport, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of departing flights. Neste will supply its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to the Trollhättan airport in a 30-4...

Book you seat on SAS first electric flight 2028

On 2 June at 12:00 CET. SAS launched seat reservations for its first-ever commercial electric flight in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. SAS invites travelers to join in writing this next chapter in aviation history with 30 seats available for reservation on each of the three inaugural flights – which are expected to take place during the course of 2028.  SAS' goal is net-zero emis...

Rockton entered in a LOI to acquire up to 40 new electric ES-30 aircraft

After Heart Aerospace unveiled significant design updates to its first electric aircraft with an expected entry into service in 2028, Rockton has signed a letter of intent with Heart Aerospace to acquire up to 40 aircraft. The new design, called the ES-30, is a regional electric airplane with a capacity of 30 passengers. It is propelled by electric motors powered by batteries, allowing t...

Heart Aerospace unveils new airplane design, confirms Air Canada and Saab as new shareholders

Heart Aerospace unveiled significant design updates to its first electric aircraft and confirmed Air Canada, one of North America’s largest airlines and Saab, the Swedish aerospace and defense company, as new minority shareholders. The new airplane design, called the ES-30, is a regional electric airplane with a capacity of 30 passengers and it replaces the company’s earlier 19-se...

Savback Helicopters became ‘Speeder’ Air Utility Vehicle distributor in Nordic countries

Savback Helicopters signed sales representation agreement with Mayman Aerospace. The deal, effective immediately, will see the Sweden-based company market and distribute the compact, high-speed, eight-turbine, heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft, exclusively in the Nordic countries. Savback will be targeting defence, forestry, oil and gas, and civil applications...

First flight in history with 100% SAF in both engines on a commercial aircraft

ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and SAF supplier Neste supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% SAF-powered test flight on a commercial aircraft. When used in neat form Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions over its life cycle by up to 80%* compared to fossil jet fuel use. This historic test flight took place in Sweden...