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Jet It selected Bluetail digital records platform for operational and maintenance records

Bluetail had been selected by Jet It to digitize all operational and maintenance logs for the hybrid fractional ownership provider's growing fleet. Stuart Illian, Bluetail co-founder, said: "Jet It has already established itself as an extremely forward-looking company that's being built on providing efficient and cost-effective private jet transportation to a growing list of comp...

Breeze Airways opened training center in Salt Lake City

A new Breeze Training Academy in Salt Lake City was unveiled, designated for initial and recurrent training for its pilots, flight attendants and technical operations teams. The center has offices, training classrooms and briefing rooms and, for pilot training, an Embraer 190 flight simulator. Breeze will add an Airbus A220 flight simulator this summer. The facility is large enough...

Hydrogen aviation partnership - Universal Hydrogen and H3 Dynamics

"New industries are seldom built by one individual or one company,” said Taras Wankewycz, founder and CEO of H3 Dynamics. “They require coalitions and ultimately entire ecosystems.” Universal Hydrogen and H3 Dynamics announced a new partnership in hydrogen aviation. “At H3 Dynamics, we have more than a decade of experience in hydrogen-powered flight, with a focus...

Two AW139 helicopters will join the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration

Leonardo presence in the U.S. government continues to grow with today’s announcement of a contract for two AW139 aircraft by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. The NNSA through the Department of Energy has two locations: on the East Coast at Andrew’s Air Force Base in Maryland and on the West Coast at Henderson Airport in Nevada. N...

Popular super-midsize Gulfstream G280 gets additional enhancements

Gulfstream Aerospace continues to invest in its super-midsize Gulfstream G280 with the addition of an even lower cabin altitude and new LED exterior lights. The new enhancements follow a record sales year and exemplify Gulfstream’s ongoing commitment to the G280. “The G280 continues to set the standard for the super-midsize class and we are seeing outstanding levels of interest...

Streamlining a future full of growth - The Helicopter Company & Rotortrade integration partnership

The Helicopter Company and Rotortrade have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow each company to expand their operation and meet the growing demand for helicopter services. This successful partnership with Rotortrade contributes to THC’s strategy of building a new activation sector in Saudi Arabia while it supports their broader expansion in the helicopter industry....

Rolls-Royce announced four new RR300 authorized maintenance centers

Rolls-Royce announced that four FIRST networkTM members have enhanced their capabilities to include certified service for RR300 engines. Airborne Engines Ltd., Arrow Aviation and Keystone Turbine Services are each certified as Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Centers. National Airways Corporation Ltd. is certified as an Authorized Maintenance Center. Each of these companies had...

GameAbove funds trip to Georgia for students to network and have eye-opening experience

Eastern Michigan University students from the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology spent a part of their 2022 spring break embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation welcomed 10 GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology engineering and aviation students and its dean, Mohamed Qatu, to its headquarters in Savannah, Ga. for an i...

Safran and Bell to collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel initiative for Bell 505

Safran Helicopter Engines  and Bell Textron announced a collaboration intitiative to explore technical performance and economic impacts of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the Arrius 2R-powered Bell 505. A single, dedicated Bell 505 aircraft will conduct flights solely with the use of blended SAF. Both Bell and Safran Helicopter Engines will evaluate engine and aircraft performance data to...

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air launch Ascend Pilot Academy

Alaska Airlines and its regional partner Horizon Air are teaming up with Hillsboro Aero Academy, a premier flight school in the Pacific Northwest, to launch the Ascend Pilot Academy (APA). This new development program, designed for aspiring pilots, provides a simpler, more financially accessible path to becoming a commercial pilot at Horizon and eventually Alaska. The program is part of a lar...

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135 helicopters

A long time customer ( nearly 40years  ) of Airbus - STAT MedEvac commited to an order of 10 new H135 helicopters as part of a fleet renewal initiative for its air medical operations. STAT’s total Airbus fleet, a mix of H135 and H145 family aircraft, operates out of 18 bases. “We’ve been flying Airbus products since we began our operations, and could...

JetBlue now accepting applications for Pilot Gateway Programs

JetBlue is once again accepting applications for its pilot Gateways. With seven distinct education and training paths for pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians, JetBlue’s industry-leading Gateways offer anyone with the talent and dream of flying a range of pathways into the industry, opening the door for more people to discover and define their own career path in aviation. As the...