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Amazon Air launches state-of-the-art Air Cargo Hub in Northern Kentucky

Amazon announced the beginning of Amazon Air Hub operations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). After more than four years of planning and construction, the Amazon Air Hub will serve as the central hub for Amazon Air’s U.S. cargo network, facilitating the rapid transport of customer packages across the country. This $1.5 billion investment in Northern Kentuc...

Transcend Air agrees with GE Aviation as engine supplier for Vy 400 High Speed VTOL aircraft

Transcend Air Corporation announced an agreement with GE Aviation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE’s class-leading CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. “We have optimized the Vy 400 design to shatter the current time/cost barriers for regional city-to-city travel,” said Gregory Bruel...

4AIR, Del Monte Aviation and the Monterey Fuel Company coordinate sustainable aviation fuel offering

4AIR announced that it is facilitating a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offering at Monterey Regional Airport  with fixed base operator (FBO) Del Monte Aviation and the Monterey Fuel Company LLC. SAF generates a net reduction in aircraft emissions that contribute to climate change. Flexjet, a global leader in private jet travel, is the launch customer, and will uplif...

Special mission Cessna Citation Sovereign joined AMREF Flying Doctors fleet

AMREF Flying Doctors has added a pre-owned Cessna Citation Sovereign to its existing Cessna Citation aeromedical aircraft fleet.  The aircraft is expected to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya and start lifesaving operations in September 2021. “Continuing to be the supplier of choice for air ambulance emergency services in Africa is testament to the Cessna Citation’s performance, espec...

EY announced Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath of Jet It as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021

Ernst & Young LLP that Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath, co-founders of Jet It and JetClub were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, e...

TMx Aero new capabilities - Falcon 50 and Hawker 800 added

TMx Aero, a Part 145 Repair Station with FAA, EASA and Transport Canada certifications, is pleased to announce the added capabilities of the Dassault Falcon 50 and Hawker 800 to their capability list. The Dassault Falcon 50 became the Falcon family’s first transoceanic aircraft in 1979 and has over 300 still in service today. The Hawker 800 was born in 1993, from a convergence of BAE...

Discover Cirrus Aircraft G2+ Vision Jet - enhanced take-off and inflight WiFi

Cirrus Aircraft unveiled a re-imagined Vision Jet™–the G2+ Vision Jet –featuring optimized engine performance for expanded mission capabilities, Gogo® InFlight WiFi for a connected cabin experience, and bold, new colorways for added ramp presence. The G2+ Vision Jet is the latest demonstration of the company’s dedication to relentless innovation, and joins a host of ind...

New interiors & cabin amenities for Beechcraft King Air 260 twin turboprops

Textron Aviation is introducing new interiors to its Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring a stunning new look with craftsman-built cabinetry and a selection of opulent fabrics and color schemes, the luxurious, redesigned cabin interior will be available on all new King Air 260 aircraft in early 2022. The Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop is designed and manufactured by Textron...

NASA boosts Electra research and development

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration has signed a contract with Electra.aero to mature enabling aerodynamic "blown lift" technologies for electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft in advanced air mobility applications. Electra teamed with Dr.Alrjandra Uranga, Gabilan Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California's (USC) Depar...

Joby completes flight of more than 150 Miles with Electric Vertical Take-Off Air Taxi

Joby Aero Inc. announced it had achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing. The flight was completed at Joby’s Electric Flight Base in Big Sur, CA earlier this month as part of the company’s ongoing flight test campaign. The aircraft,...

Volocopter takes to the skies at EAA AirVenture

Volocopter flew at the EAA AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi in the US. This successful flight marks a key milestone in Volocopter's plan to raise awareness of air taxis among populations around the globe and is critical to the long-term success of de...

HondaJet Elite S debuts at the 2021 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

Honda Aircraft Company is showcasing the upgraded HondaJet Elite S with a special paint scheme at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. The HondaJet Elite S, the latest edition of the HondaJet, was unveiled at the company’s virtual event “Innovation Continues: Elite S” in May 2021. The HondaJet Elite S features several upgra...