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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...

Archer took to the skies with first hover flight of Maker aircraft

Maker - Archer Aviation eVTOL demonstrator aircraft completed its first successful hover flight. The flight marks the completion of the company’s first full and complete systems test and validation of every hardware and software component working as intended to move the aircraft into the air. The flight test was completed at 10:30 am PT on 16 December and also resulted in the...

Airbus Corporate Jets and Four Corners Aviation agreement for an ACJ TwoTwenty

Four Corners Aviation of will market the extra-large cabin ACJ TwoTwenty as the first of an all-new business jet to its clientele for the ‘Freedom by Four Corners Aviation’ product entitled Corporate Jet as a Service (CJaaS). ‘Freedom by Four Corners Aviation’ as well as the ACJ TwoTwenty are both industry-disruptive products. The concept is creating a new value proposit...

83% of all-new Gulfstream G700 testing conducted on sustainable aviation fuel blend

The all-new Gulfstream G700 has made great strides in its flight-test program and is capping 2021 with additional accomplishments, including the use of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend on 83% of G700 flights launched from the Savannah-based Gulfstream Flight Test Center. Gulfstream anticipates G700 customer deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022. “Getting this amazing a...

Time to celebrate - the delivery of the 200th HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company has marked a major milestone of delivering the 200th HondaJet. Honda Aircraft Company began its first deliveries of the HondaJet soon after the clean-sheet aircraft received its Type Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in December 2015. In May 2018, the company introduced the HondaJet Elite, with an extended range of 1,437 nm, new avionics...

Tecnam expands its presence in the US

Tecnam Aircraft appointed three new Exclusive Sales Representatives with the aim to focus the sales and support representation in the United States. Altisky, Volare Air and Flightline Group represent decades of sales and support experience.  Altisky’s territory includes; Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia....

Largest airline to invest in zero-emission engines for regional aircraft - United

United became the largest airline to invest in zero-emission, hydrogen-electric engines for regional aircraft, the latest move toward achieving its goal to be 100% green by reducing its GHG emissions 100% by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets. Through a new equity stake in Zero Avia, United expects to buy up to 100 of the company's new zero-emission, 100% h...

A major step with commitment to cross-country travel - Jet It

Jet It announced the addition of the first two Gulfstream G150 aircraft to its current fleet of HondaJet aircraft. Jet It co-founder and CEO Glenn Gonzales stated: "We are focused on providing more value to our shareholders. With the addition of the first of many Gulfstream aircrafts, we are further increasing the value added for shareholders with increased capac...

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...