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Surf Air Mobility signs definitive $1.42 Billion merger agreement with Southern Airways Corporation

Surf Air Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval, which will result in a merger with Southern Airways Corporation, parent company of one of America’s largest commuter airlines. Southern Airways serves 39 cities across the Mid-Atlantic, Gulf South, Rocky Mountains, West Coast, New England, Hawaii, and soon the Far Pacific. T...

St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstream’s in-demand large-cabin aircraft.To support this expansion, Gulfstream St. Louis will grow its workforce in the areas of cabinet makers and finishers, upholsterers, aircraft paint technicians,...

Desert Jet renews WYVERN Wingman certification

Desert Jet has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices be...

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...

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...

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 fuel. The airline has signed a new purchase agreement with Neste that provides United the right to buy up to 52.5 million gallons over the next three years for United flights at Amsterdam's...

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...

AIR unveils full-scale eVTOL prototype

AIR,creator of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts for the consumer market, unveiled the full-scale prototype of its inaugural vehicle - AIR ONE. AIR hosted celebrities and VIPs at the AIR ONE kickoff event in the exclusive Green Room reception area on-site. Guests were able to sit inside the sporty aircraft and experience virtual flight in the AIR ONE with AIR's sim...

Savback Helicopters debuts ultra-light Zefhir helicopter in the UK

Savback Helicopters is bringing the Italian-built two-seat Zefhir helicopter to the Private Flyer show. This event brings together best-in-class luxury brands, private jets, helicopters, supercars, powerboats, yachts and lifestyle accessories - all in one location.   The Zefhir helicopter, developed by CURTI Aerospace, has been designed for the discerning priv...

RYSE Aero Technologies announces the debut of the'RYSE RECON - an ultralight eVTOL

RYSE Aero Technologies announced the launch of RYSE RECON, the company's first eVTOL platform. With the debut of the RECON, RYSE Aero Technologies looks to re-define the eVTOL space by venturing into untapped markets, such as agronomy, land surveying, agriculture, vineyards, and other rural sectors. "We are excited to be at ACTExpo and introduce to the world the RYSE REC...