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Electra eSTOL aircraft aces first grass field test flights

Electra.aero  successfully completed off-runway test flights of its EL-2 Goldfinch hybrid eSTOL technology demonstrator aircraft from a grass field near Electra’s facility in Manassas, VA. The flights demonstrate the eSTOL aircraft’s effectiveness for operating from austere fields smaller than 300 ft that are minimally prepared. The aircraft flew a series of takeoffs and...

Memorial Hermann Life Flight first in the world to use Airbus H160 for Emergency Medical Services

Memorial Hermann Life Flight placed orders for one H160 and four H145s to replace its current fleet of EC145 helicopters. The nationally recognised emergency medical services program will be the first in the world to operate the H160 for helicopter emergency medical services. Memorial Hermann Life Flight, a service provided by Memorial Hermann Health System, was founded in 1976 by trauma surgeon J...

HondaJet and Honda legacy experience highlight EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Honda Aircraft Company invites visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to see the HondaJet, marking the return of the popular aircraft from last year.  This year, deliveries of the plane saw the worldwide HondaJet fleet surpass over 230,000 flight hours across more than 250 units in service. Honda exhibition reflects global brand slogan “The Power of Dreams - How We Move You.&rdquo...

Long-term plans and major expansion project at Trent Lott International Airport

This June, the Jackson County Airport Authority officials at Trent Lott International Airport were joined by community stakeholders and local, state, and federal officials to celebrate the release of “Roadmap: TLIA’s Next 20 Years,” the Airport’s long-term and updated Airport Layout Plan and Noise Analysis focused on long-term growth opportunities. The approved airport layo...

Southwest Airlines signs MoU with Archer Aviation to develop operational concepts for air taxi network

Southwest Airlines and Archer Aviation signed a MOU to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwest operates. Southwest is the Golden State’s largest air carrier, operating at 14 airports across the state. Archer Midnight aircraft is designed to transform urban travel, replacing 60-to-...

Gulfstream completes Savannah expansion - facility supports growing customer fleet and local workforce

Gulfstream Aerospace announced the official opening of its expanded Customer Support service center at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Savannah Service Center East has added more than 200 new jobs and significantly expands Gulfstream’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility capabilities in the region.Gulfstream has invested more than $150 million in the 367,000-square-foot/34,...

MTU Aero Engines opens a new production hall in Munich - world’s most modern turbine disk manufacturing

It’s 34 meters tall, has a total usable area of 14,000 square meters, and contains 12,500 tons of concrete and structural steel: in early July, MTU Aero Engines officially inaugurated its new manufacturing hall in Munich. The production facility is the tallest building at the site, and it is exceptional not just because of its construction. “With this building,...

American Airlines and Tulsa Tech partner to develop aviation maintenance talent pipeline

Students in Tulsa Tech’s aviation maintenance technology program now have more than 3,000 new industry mentors thanks to a new partnership announced today with American Airlines. Students now have direct access to the airline’s Tulsa-based aviation maintenance technicians through ongoing engagement opportunities at the carrier’s maintenance base and on campus. Additionally,...

Delta State University chooses the ALSIM ALSR20 simulator

Delta State University has chosen the ALSR20 simulator to support flight training in its growing Aviation Department. ALSIM ALSR20 has the latest Cirrus SR G6 specific interior cockpit and flight deck including a real Garmin GDU 1050A and GFC 700 Autopilot. It is further equipped with a Garmin GMA 350C – All digital Audio Panel and a Garmin GCU 479. It can also simulate the Ci...

Textron Aviation delivers first Cessna SkyCourier Combi

Textron Aviation delivered first Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine utility turboprop equipped with a Combi interior conversion option. The aircraft was delivered to Everts Air, an Alaskan-based Part 135 operator serving passenger, cargo and charter needs throughout Alaska. Everts also operates Part 121, providing cargo and on-demand charter throughout North, Central and South America, as well as...

Clay Lacy Aviation completes first five Starlink installations

Clay Lacy Aviation expanded its capabilities in its maintenance, repair and overhaul services completing its first five installations of Starlink. Expert maintenance technicians at Clay Lacy’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) and Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) FAA Part 145 Repair Stations completed the work on three Gulfstream G550s, a G650ER, and a Bombardier Global 6000. The work comes just mon...

Boosting Western US presence Elevate MRO, Elevate Jet, expand to Denver

Elevate MRO, a division of Elevate Aviation Group, announced the opening of new aircraft maintenance center at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) in Denver. This expansion includes increased staff and maintenance teams to support the existing client base and enhance aircraft maintenance service availability while supporting Elevate Jet's management, charter, and aircraft sale...