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Essential news for 12 Jun 2024

Saudi Arabia groundbreaking Air taxi trial set to transform Hajj travel for pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has successfully conducted its first air taxi trial in Mecca, setting the stage for deployment in the coming years and transforming Hajj transportation for pilgrims. Led by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services, the Ministry of Hajj, the Ministry of Interior, and Front End Limited Company, the trial...

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XTI Aerospace files new U.S. patent application for TriFan 600 VTOL aircraft

XTI Aircraft Company submitted a patent application (non-provisional) with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office and filed notice with the 157 countries participating in the Patent Cooperation Treaty for innovations related to the TriFan 600, XTI Aircraft's fixed-wing VTOL aircraft currently in development. The new patent applications and the previously-granted China patent rela...

Nautilus Aviation Bell 407GXi helicopters reach 3,000 successful flight hours

The Bell 407GXi fleet under Nautilus Aviation, one of Australia’s premier helicopter operators with more than 25 years of flying experience, has now clocked 3,000 successful flight hours. In March 2022, Nautilus Aviation placed an order for five new Bell 407GXis to support tourism charter and utility flights in Northern Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef region. Delivery was completed in...

COCESNA and Thales signed two contracts to modernize its AMHS and AIM systems and navigation aids infrastructure

Thales signed two contracts with COCESNA, the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services, to modernize their Aeronautical Message Handling System, Aeronautical Information Management system, and navigation aids  infrastructure. This renewal of trust reflects COCESNA's confidence in Thales' capabilities for enhancing critical aviation systems in six Central American count...