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American Airlines orders 85 additional A321neo aircraft

American Airlines, has signed a firm order for an additional 85 A321neo aircraft, taking its total order for the aircraft type to 219 aircraft. American Airlines took delivery of its first A321neo in February 2019, and 70 have been delivered as of January 31, 2024. The airline is the world's largest operator of A320 Family aircraft, the world’s largest A321 operator (...

American Airlines places order for up to 133 Embraer aircraft

Embraer secured a major order for 133 aircraft from American Airlines Group to meet domestic demand in the United States. American has placed a firm order with Embraer for 90 E175s, with purchase rights for 43 additional jets. The aircraft will be delivered with 76 seats in American’s standard dual-class configuration. The deal, with all purchase rights exercised, is worth more than US$...

Piper M700 FURY earns type certification by the FAA

Piper M700 FURY earned type certification by the FAA. This certification is a significant milestone for Piper Aircraft, coming quickly after the new aircraft announcement. Customer deliveries will begin immediately.The M700 FURY international validations for Canada (TCCA), Europe (EASA), the UK (CAA) and Brazil (ANAC) are on track to be completed in the second half of 2024, with customer...

NTSB Finds Tamarack winglets Not to Blame in 2018 Indiana fatal accident

The National Transportation Safety Board has published a revised Aviation Investigation Final Report for a tragic aircraft accident that occurred in Indiana in 2018. In in a very unusual turn of events, this new report reverses a previous probable cause.  “…the available evidence for this accident does not sufficiently show that the ATLAS was the cause of the in-flight upset from...

Legendary designer Burt Rutan returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2024

Burt Rutan, whose innovative designs have captured the world of flight ranging from homebuilt aircraft to space vehicles, will return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2024 with appearances and forums coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his VariEze canard aircraft design. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of...

Ampaire successfully tests Eco Caravan with 100% SAF

Ampaire completed its first ground test utilizing pure 100 percent ASTM D7566 Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced by Dimensional Energy from electricity and carbon dioxide. This breakthrough reimagines 100 percent electric flight by pairing Dimensional Energy e-fuels and Ampaire hybrid electric propulsion systems. Ampaire innovation demonstrates revolutionary efficiency by more...

VIP Completions unveils comprehensive Boeing Business Jet interior refurbishment project

VIP Completions unveiled the interior of a completely refurbished Boeing Business Jet. This particular aircraft offers exceptional levels of luxury, comfort, personalized décor and the conveniences of latest-generation technologies. It seats and comfortably sleeps 12 passengers. VIP Completions team has extensively refurbished six BBJs, two Boeing 757s, a Boeing 767 and a Boe...

Airbus and LCI to partner on development of Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystems

Airbus and LCI  announced a collaboration agreement to jointly develop ecosystems for Advanced Air Mobility. The collaboration will focus on the development of partnership scenarios and business models in three core AAM areas: strategy, commercialisation and financing. Both partners will collectively develop AAM market perspectives and forecasts, conduct industry research, and harne...

Sikorsky looks to future family of VTOL systems

Sikorsky unveiled its plan to build, test and fly a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator with a tilt-wing configuration. The design is the first in a series of large, next generation VTOL aircraft — ranging from more traditional helicopters to winged configurations — which will feature varying degrees of electrification, and an advanced autonomy system fo...

Piranha Aerospace and First Aviation Services partner to expand presence in Airbus Helicopter aftermarket

First Aviation Services is excited to announce the addition of main rotor blade repair capabilities for the AS350/H130 model aircraft. Historically, First Aviation and its subsidiary Aviation Blade Services, are best known for being the largest independent Sikorsky rotor blade MRO with a major presence in the Black Hawk market covering hundreds of parts. To expand main rotor blade repair...

Bell 505 receives multiple certifications for aircraft features

Garmin GFC 600H flight control system on the Bell 505 has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency. In addition to EASA approval, GFC 600H for Bell 505 has previously received FAA and Transport Canada Civil Aviation approval. Bell has delivered more than 505 Bell 505s globally and recently announced a signed purchase agreement for a 505 to a Polish customer. The GFC 60...

SKYTRAC partners with a Canadian law enforcement agency to secure Airbus H135 STC for the SDL-350

SKYTRAC partnered with a Canadian law enforcement agency to complete an Airbus H135 Standard Type Certification for the SDL-350. As one of the first integrations of the SDL-350 on the H135 platform, SKYTRAC has installed, certified, and flight-tested the SDL-350 on the H135 aircraft the Canadian law enforcement agency had procured. This STC will enable current and future operators o...