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Pratt & Whitney awarded DoEe project to develop hydrogen propulsion technology

Pratt & Whitney has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop novel, high-efficiency hydrogen-fueled propulsion technology for commercial aviation, as part of DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The Hydrogen Steam Injected, Inter‐Cooled Turbine Engine (HySIITE) project will use liquid hydrogen combustion and water vapor recovery to achieve z...

United aims to quadruple the size of its fleet of training aircraft

United Aviate Academy aims to potentially quadruple the size of its fleet of training aircraft, in response to the surge of applications to the country's only flight school owned by a major airline. The Academy will add 25 new, state-of-the art Cirrus TRAC SR20 training aircraft to its current fleet of 25, with the option to purchase up to 50 more. United Aviate Academy has alread...

8,000th Cessna Citation Longitude aircraft joins Scotts Miracle-Gro fleet

Textron Aviation delivered a Cessna Citation Longitude to Scotts Miracle-Gro. This jet represents the 8,000th Cessna Citation jet delivered worldwide, reinforcing the Citation family as the most popular line of business jets in the world. Scotts Miracle-Gro is one of the world’s largest marketers of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care and a long-time Citation owner. This...

Tamarack active winglets helping charity work - second Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic Pilot of the Year Award

Tamarack Aerospace applauded Bob Briggs winning the Tennessee Pilot of the Year, for the second consecutive time … a highly unusual achievement according to Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic. Bob is based at Memphis, TN and is a former Flying Tigers and FedEx captain, a pilot in both the Army and Navy reserves and the current Guinness record holder for having 109 type ratings. He has flown dozens o...

Boeing buys Two Million gallons of SAF for its commercial operations

Boeing announced a supply agreement for two million gallons (7.5 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with EPIC Fuels to power its Commercial Airplanes operations in Washington state and South Carolina through 2022. The agreement is the largest announced SAF procurement by an airframer and further demonstrates Boeing's commitment to decarbonizing aviat...

SAF for the Big Game - Castle & Cooke Aviation

Castle & Cooke Aviation, along with Avfuel Corporation, is proud to offer operators flying in for professional football’s Big Game on February 13, 2022, access to sustainable aviation fuel.  Avfuel Corporation—Castle & Cooke Aviation’s branded fuel supplier—will deliver a truckload (approximately 8,000 gallons) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM* to the Va...

0-G Launch and Global Aviation Ventures joining Forces for Zero-Gravity flights

0-G Launch, a Washington DC-based provider of the Space Jet™ aircraft for microgravity services and horizontal rocket air-launch, and Global Aviation Ventures (GAV), a firm with extensive expertise in the growth, development, funding and exit of startups in the aviation, aerospace and defense sectors, announce the signature of their agreement to join forces on deploying a global fl...

New life in USA - Global Express Project Pearl by FAI Aviation Group with Planet Nine

FAI Technik completed the sale of its award-winning, refurbished Bombardier Global Express Project Pearl to an undisclosed private US buyer. The aircraft, previously flying as D-AFAL, has been re-registered as N822VP, under the management of leading Part 135 charter and management company Planet Nine, based at Van Nuys, California.  The sale was overseen, including pre-buy and...

Jet Edge expands Reserve Charter Membership nationwide

Jet Edge International announced Reserve Charter Membership program benefits will expand to a full nationwide footprint. Prior to rolling out nationwide, the Jet Edge Reserve program typically served major cities within the United States on a program pricing basis. All of the benefits of membership, including its hourly pricing and trans-con programs have been opened up to all U.S. markets, e...

United officially opens Flight Academy and welcomes historic inaugural pilot class

United officially opened United Aviate Academy today and welcomed a historic inaugural class of future pilots, 80% of whom are women or people of color. United Aviate Academy is a key part of the airline's goal to train about 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030, with at least half women or people of color. This unprecedented training commitment will dramatically expand access...

Greensboro selected for first supersonic Overture airliner manufacturing facility

Boom Supersonic has selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility. The Overture Superfactory will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, including the final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center for the Overture supersonic airliner. Carrying 65 to 88 pas...

Bell Boeing improve maintainability of V-22

Bell has completed the first Nacelle Improvements Modification on an Air Force CV-22 Osprey. The aircraft is part of an ongoing upgrade by Bell and Boeing to improve the wiring components within the nacelles and to change the structure in order to improve maintainability. The Osprey returned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base on...