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Transition towards net-zero sustainable fuels - LanzaJet partners Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

LanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund has made a $50M investment to support the construction of LanzaJet’s (and the world’s) first alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant. The innovative structure of Microsoft’s financi...

Stratolaunch Roc carrier aircraft completed third flight test

Stratolaunch is excited to announce the successful completion of its third Roc carrier aircraft test flight on Jan. 16, 2022. Roc is the world's largest aircraft, with a 385 ft. wingspan. The aircraft took off at 8:47 a.m. PST and flew for 4 hours, 23 minutes over the Mojave Desert. It reached an altitude of 23,500 feet (7162....

ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

ZEVA successfully achieved its first untethered, powered, controlled flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric motor-driven propellers. The major milestone for the Tacoma-based startup was captured in this new video in rural Pierce County, Washington on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 as part of its rigorous test program to achieve FAA...

Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

Gulfstream recognized the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in sustainability. “The business aviation industry has experienced great gains in 2021, and Gulfstream Customer Support has been well-positioned to support our customers around the world as their fly...

Jet Edge International received further investment from KKR

Jet Edge International has raised an additional $75 million of funding from credit funds and accounts managed by KKR. The new funding expands KKR’s total credit and equity investments in Jet Edge to approximately $265 million over the past year. Following the initial $150 million credit facility announced in June 2021, KKR has continued investing in Jet Edge amidst historic dema...

Cirrus Aircraft reveals the 2022 G6 SR series

Cirrus Aircraft revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series featuring a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, Cirrus IQ™ mobile app updates and the freedom to pair premium Xi aesthetic options. The 2022 G6 SR reaches all new levels of sophistication, performance and customer convenience. “The model year 2022 G6 SR is refreshed to seamlessly...

Avfuel now supplying ACI Jet SNA with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Avfuel Corporation is proud to add ACI Jet (KSNA) to its list of branded FBOs now providing sustainable aviation fuel. The fuel supplier will provide the FBO with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM after having received its first load at the close of December. This new supply of SAF supports ACI Jet’s customers who are looking to reduce greenhouse gas emiss...

Future Takes Flight Scholarships - Sheltair Aviation and Avfuel Corporation

Sheltair Aviation and Avfuel Corporation announced the availability of the 2022 Future Takes Flight Scholarships application. Now in its inaugural year, the Sheltair and Avfuel: Future Takes Flight Scholarships will provide $30,000 in educational funds annually. Each year, the program will award six $5,000 scholarships across three categories: two for learning to fly or advanced pil...

Gogo completes construction of 5G network testbed

Gogo Business Aviation completed construction of its seven-tower 5G testbed by Dec. 31, 2021, on schedule, and on budget. "These seven sites will serve as a testbed for our 150-tower nationwide network," said Mike Rupert, vice president of network operations for Gogo Business Aviation. "The testbed includes sites in both remote and populated locations in order to vali...

Sierra Charlie purchased ALSIM AL172 simulator

Sierra Charlie Aviation has ordered a new, high fidelity ALSIM AL172 simulator. The simulator is an exact replica of Sierra Charlie’s fleet of brand-new Cessna 172 Skyhawk SPs, which will provide a safe, consistent, state-of-the-art training experience for the school’s rapidly growing student base. With locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, Sierra Charlie Aviation boasts a grow...

Jet It and Jetclub thrive - 13 new aircraft added in 2021

Jet It soars into 2022 with several outstanding achievements under its belt, exceling throughout 2021 at the top of a thriving industry. Jet It marked a significant milestone: serving as Honda's largest aircraft buyer and operator in the world. Honda recently announced the delivery of its 200th HondaJet and a fleet total of just over 98,000 flight hours....

UPS purchases 19 Boeing 767 freighters

Boeing announced an order for 19 767 Freighters from UPS highlighting the 767 Freighter's outstanding operational efficiency and payload capability to serve its customers at a time of robust air cargo demand. "The Boeing 767 is the most versatile aircraft we operate," said UPS U.S. Operations President Nando Cesarone. "Our plan to purchase 19 aircraft and take delivery b...