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ASG Aerospace added to Tamarack global network of Authorized Service Centers

Tamarack Aerospace added ASG Aerospace of Miami, Florida to its network of Tamarack Authorized Service Center Partners. The Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul center offers sales and service of the Tamarack Active Winglet System for the Citation Jet 525, 525A, and 525B series in all eight variants.    This new Authorized Service Center joins 12 others in the United State...

First certified company by 4AIR Facilities neutral sustainability rating - Clay Lacy

Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company to receive a 4AIR sustainability rating of Facilities Neutral, validating that the company’s private aviation facilities have been operating carbon neutral since 2019. Clay Lacy is the first company to complete its facilities audit by 4AIR, the first and only rating sustainability program dedicated to private aviation. “The Facilities Neutral...

Wisk Aero secures $450 million from Boeing to advance certified autonomous electric flight

Wisk has secured $450 million in funding from The Boeing Company, making it one of the most well-funded AAM companies in the world. Combined with previous funding, this investment reinforces Wisk’s strong position as a privately-backed AAM leader and highlights the strength of Wisk’s strategic partnership with Boeing and their collaboration on critical technology development. T...

Jet Edge International to establish Teterboro Airport base with Signature Aviation

Signature Aviation and Jet Edge International have signed an agreement to occupy Signature’s East facility at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey. The New York City area base will grant Jet Edge charter program members, aircraft owners, and its fleet access to dedicated hangar and maintenance space at one of the world’s busiest private aviation airports.   A re...

Lockheed Martin Ventures leads series A funding round for Electra.aero

Electra announced that it has received an investment in its Series A funding round from Lockheed Martin Ventures. The funding will support Electra's plans to begin flight testing a full-scale hybrid eSTOL technology demonstrator aircraft later this year.    "Electra's technical approach to sustainable aviation is differentiated, and we are excited to see this concept...

Transition towards net-zero sustainable fuels - LanzaJet partners Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

LanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund has made a $50M investment to support the construction of LanzaJet’s (and the world’s) first alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant. The innovative structure of Microsoft’s financi...

Stratolaunch Roc carrier aircraft completed third flight test

Stratolaunch is excited to announce the successful completion of its third Roc carrier aircraft test flight on Jan. 16, 2022. Roc is the world's largest aircraft, with a 385 ft. wingspan. The aircraft took off at 8:47 a.m. PST and flew for 4 hours, 23 minutes over the Mojave Desert. It reached an altitude of 23,500 feet (7162....

ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

ZEVA successfully achieved its first untethered, powered, controlled flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric motor-driven propellers. The major milestone for the Tacoma-based startup was captured in this new video in rural Pierce County, Washington on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 as part of its rigorous test program to achieve FAA...

Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

Gulfstream recognized the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in sustainability. “The business aviation industry has experienced great gains in 2021, and Gulfstream Customer Support has been well-positioned to support our customers around the world as their fly...

Jet Edge International received further investment from KKR

Jet Edge International has raised an additional $75 million of funding from credit funds and accounts managed by KKR. The new funding expands KKR’s total credit and equity investments in Jet Edge to approximately $265 million over the past year. Following the initial $150 million credit facility announced in June 2021, KKR has continued investing in Jet Edge amidst historic dema...

Cirrus Aircraft reveals the 2022 G6 SR series

Cirrus Aircraft revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series featuring a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, Cirrus IQ™ mobile app updates and the freedom to pair premium Xi aesthetic options. The 2022 G6 SR reaches all new levels of sophistication, performance and customer convenience. “The model year 2022 G6 SR is refreshed to seamlessly...

Avfuel now supplying ACI Jet SNA with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Avfuel Corporation is proud to add ACI Jet (KSNA) to its list of branded FBOs now providing sustainable aviation fuel. The fuel supplier will provide the FBO with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM after having received its first load at the close of December. This new supply of SAF supports ACI Jet’s customers who are looking to reduce greenhouse gas emiss...