50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

United States aviation news

Supporting next-generation aviators - Diamond Aircraft & LIFT Academy celebrate continued partnership with significant fleet expansion

Diamond Aircraft and Leadership in Flight Training Academy announced an expansion of LIFT Academy training fleet, underscoring a steadfast partnership that began in 2018. This collaboration supports LIFT Academy's cutting-edge program, which is meticulously designed to prepare aviators for successful careers, specifically at Republic Airways, one of the largest regional airlines in the Un...

I Hart Flying Foundation ‘Springs into Action’ with more than $30,000 in Scholarships, industry support launching May 6

Delivering more than $30,000 in flight training scholarship funds matched with valuable industry packages illustrates I Hart Flying’s goal to spring into action at a time where funds are becoming an even more critical need in this space. “Spring into Action,” launches Monday, May 6 for three weeks, with applications open until May 24. For women in aviation, the gender gap is stil...

The freedom for everyone to go from A to Anywhere - Skai -simple, safe, clean from end-to-end

A company declares to change the world with a revolution in transportation. By innovating, developing processes and technologies that no one else has yet done. By offering convenient, cleanest, and safest way to move from A to B - first hydrogen eVTOL aircraft. Simply. Better. It's absolutely logical that we were determined to learn a lot more and get the answers to our many question...

Elevating customer service - Textron Aviation unveils expanded global parts distribution facility

Textron Aviation announced the grand opening of largest parts distribution facility at its headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. With the addition of 180,000 square feet of space, this state-of-the-art facility is now better equipped to serve the company’s global customer base with increased parts storage and faster shipping. With thousands of Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft oper...

FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R22

Robinson Helicopter Company has secured FAA approval for its new empennage design for the R22 helicopter. With this certification, Robinson’s entire fleet of helicopters is now FAA-certified. The new empennage design includes a symmetric horizontal stabilizer and tailcone, now standard on all newly manufactured Robinson helicopters. The development and testing of the new empennage desig...

Monarch Air Group reveals top chartered aircraft for private flying

When it comes to private jet travel, there is a wide range of aircraft available to suit different needs and preferences. Monarch Air Group gives insight into the preference and demands of those flying private and have shed light on the trends and choices of discerning travelers who opt for the luxury and convenience of flying private. Among the top contenders in the market are the Challenger...

Joby expands California manufacturing facility, rolls second aircraft off production line

Joby Aviation has broken ground on the expansion of its Pilot Production Line in Marina, California. The expansion will more than double Joby’s manufacturing footprint at the Marina Municipal Airport and is expected to begin operations next year. During celebration ceremony Joby also showcased its second production prototype aircraft, which recently rolled off the Company&rsqu...

ZeroAvia launches electric and hydrogen aviation components offering as manufacturing plans revealed

ZeroAvia will be offering some of its key components designed for its hydrogen-electric engines to other clean aviation innovators. It allows ZeroAvia to build upon the multi-billion dollar per annum market for its hydrogen-electric powertrain family, maximizing company’s investment in R&D and its strategy of vertical integration, as well as furthering the company’s...

magniX achieves milestone in NASA Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration program

magniX has successfully completed the first phase of testing at the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed facility in Sandusky, Ohio. The testing focused on high voltage (800V) operations and thermal performance. The results confirmed the magni650 electric engine’s exceptional capabilities at altitudes of up to 27,500 feet. The testing is being carried out as part of NASA Electrified...

Gulfstream begins G700 customer deliveries - first two aircraft entered into service

First two G700 aircraft have been delivered and are now in service with Gulfstream customers. G700 features the most spacious cabin in the industry and the Gulfstream Cabin Experience with 100% fresh air, whisper-quiet noise levels, natural light from 20 Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows and the industry’s lowest cabin altitude. The aircraft set more than 50 city-pair speed records prio...

Continuing work to dramatically improve aviation safety - Merlin Partners with MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Merlin announced its partnership with MIT Lincoln Laboratory (LL) in the first step towards an operational next generation collision avoidance technology. This partnership will see the two organizations explore the commercial adoption of the Airborne Collision Avoidance System Xu on unmanned aircraft systems. The partnership will focus on the initial integration and further implemen...

Flexjet achieves triple-crown of aviation safety awards

Flexjet announced its receipt of a suite of three awards that underscore its commitment to the most stringent safety standards for its aircraft Owners, flight crews and staff. The firm received the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training for the 25th year, more than any other private jet travel provider and once again ea...