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Joining forces to create America first zero-emission airline - Universal Hydrogen and Connect Airlines

Universal Hydrogen, the company leading the fight to decarbonize aviation through the adoption of hydrogen as a universal fuel, and smarter startup airline Connect Airlines, have signed a letter of intent for new green-energy propulsion that will enable Connect to soon become the first zero-emission US-based airline. Universal Hydrogen is making hydrogen-powered commercial flight a near-te...

Safety, quality, training and advocacy partnership - Air Ambulance Programs Life Flight Network and Life Link III

Two independent, hospital-owned, not-for-profit air ambulance programs, Life Flight Network and Life Link III, today announced the signing of a letter of intent to launch a strategic alliance. This alliance will bring the organizations together to collaborate on best practices, process improvement, quality initiatives, and safety, all with a focus on the patients and communities they serve. The...

Certification milestones - G500 and G600 demonstrated steep-approach landings

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced performance accomplishments for its next-generation Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Both aircraft successfully demonstrated steep-approach landings into London City Airport in England, as well as Lugano Airport and Sion Airport in Switzerland. The milestone demonstrations of low-speed handling and short-field landing capability were celebrated with a...

Skyports partners with MassDOT to land its drone services in Massachusetts, USA

Skyports has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Aeronautics Division to demonstrate how its drone services could link communities across the Cape Cod region in Massachusetts, USA. MassDOT is investigating the uses of drones as a solution to connecting its remote communities to everyday services such as healthcare and logistics, and in particul...

Tamarack Performance SMARTWING being flight tested

The King Air 350 being flight tested across the U.S. joins the King Air 200 modification on its evaluation journey, both featuring Tamarack patented load alleviation capabilities identified as the most dramatic sustainable technology available today in aviation. Military and civilian customers alike are showing great interest in Tamarack’s latest King Air modification.  Tamarack&rs...

Skye Aviation orders additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Skye Aviation, LLC has completed purchase deposits for two additional Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800 aircraft and paid option agreements for three additional eFlyer 800s.  “Skye Aviation is a bridge that provides access to the many benefits of this incredible airplane,” said George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace. “A leasing solution provides an access and growth path for f...

Flying Colours Corp. inks sales and installation agreement with SmartSky

Flying Colours Corp. has signed an agreement with North Carolina-based SmartSky Networks to act as a sales and installation facility for SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity equipment. Sales and installation of the advanced antennas and aircraft base radio will be available through Flying Colours Corp.’ Peterborough, ON. and St. Louis, MO. locations. The continued strengthening o...

Archer assembled best-in-class flight control and software team as it propels towards first flight

Archer Aviation has constructed a best-in-class Flight Control and Software team as the company ramps up to its first flight later this year recently appointing Sergio Ferreira to lead the company’s fly-by-wire flight control system development. Ferreira brings two decades of experience developing, integrating, validating, verifying and certifying fly-by-wire flight control systems. He...

Flight test phase with landmark first flight - Beechcraft Denali

Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates the segment-leading performance expected of the Denali. “Today’s landmark flight is not only a significant occasion for the Denali, it’s a truly great moment for our employees, ou...

A partnership to develop air taxi vertiports in Los Angeles - Skyports and LAZ Parking

Skyports and LAZ Parking, one of the largest parking companies in the United States, announced a partnership agreement to develop and deploy vertiports for electric air taxis in Los Angeles. Vertiports are dedicated sites that enable take-off, landing and recharging of the electric aircraft. Through the partnership, Skyports and LAZ will develop vertiports supporting passenger air t...

Clean skies for tomorrow 2030 ambition statement signed by Gulfstream Aerospace

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has signed the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow 2030 Ambition Statement, building on the company’s commitment to sustainability leadership in aviation. Gulfstream is the first business aircraft manufacturer to sign the ambition statement and has long been a leader in the use of sustainable aviation fuel . Developed by the Clean Skies...

Sustainable aircraft service center to be build by Gulfstream Aerospace in Arizona

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will construct a new aircraft service center at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, its first facility in Arizona. The new 225,000-square-foot facility, a more than $70 million investment, is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and will expand Gulfstream’s maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities in the Western United States. The new facility...