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Replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal, reveals IDTechEx

The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed. It is therefore battery ...

WAI Chapters and corporate members take Girls in Aviation Day 2021 back to in-person events

 Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will return to in-person events across the globe on September 25, 2021, and the Aviation for Girls App will also continue! WAI chapters and corporate members will be free to host in-person events for girls ages 8-17 this year...


Embraer at MRO Americas - services and support contracts & heavy maintenance services

Several good news from Embraer at MRO Americas today: Services and Support Contracts with Operators in the Americas and Heavy Maintenance Services Agreement with CommutAir.  First Embraer announcement -  the signing of multi-year agreements for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) program with two airlines: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A...

Messe Friedrichshafen cancels AERO 2021 - new edition scheduled from April 27 to 30, 2022

AERO, the Global Show for General Aviation, will not take place this year. Messe Friedrichshafen has now taken a decision in view of the travel restrictions in Europe due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The organizers are now turning their focus to the upcoming trade shows. Messe Friedrichshafen has canceled AERO, the Global trade show for General Aviation, for this year. In view of the travel and ev...

Piper Aircraft news during SUN-n-FUN Aerospace Expo 2021

Last week was quite active with good news from Piper Aircraft! The aircraft which was on display at the annual Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo and will join Piper’s demo fleet was the 1,000th Seminole (PA-44-181). The PA-44, named the Piper Seminole, was first granted FAA type approval on March 10, 1978 with the first delivery taking place in July 1978. Today the Piper Seminole...

FAA Certified Piper 100i on display for the first time at Sun-n-Fun

Piper Aircraft announced that for the first time a FAA certified Pilot 100i will be on display at Sun-n-Fun. The Pilot 100i received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in December 2020. The Pilot 100i, which was originally announced during Sun-n-Fun in 2019, is the value priced addition to Piper’s trainer-class line. Following certification,...

Daher showcases its Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft families at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo

Daher is to highlight its aircraft product line during next week’s Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo at Lakeland Linder International Airport with a side-by-side presence of the Kodiak and TBM single-engine turboprop airplanes. For the company’s April 13-17 presence on booth #MD22, Daher will exhibit the sport and utility Kodiak 100 – whose Series III version was recently announ...

Sheltair partners with SUN ‘n FUN, pledges to fuel the future generation of aviation professionals

Sheltair proudly announces that it has agreed to an official partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, supporting the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) while becoming the official fuel provider for the world-famous airshow at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) from April 13 - 18. In addition to an in-kind contribution, Sheltair will donate $0.10 per gallon on all uplifts during the...

Piper Aircraft announces participation at Sun-n-Fun 2021

After more than one year since the last tradeshow event, Piper Aircraft is excited to announce that it will exhibit at the 2021 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, to be held in Lakeland, Fla. April 13-18. Piper’s presence will be appropriately sized and will include the implementation of several safety measures designed to protect the health of attendees as well as the Piper t...

European Rotors is on track for a successful show debut in November

The helicopter and VTOL world is coming to Cologne in November this year. The new show format EUROPEAN ROTORS is getting a very positive feedback and strong support from the market with many market leaders having already signed-up for the premiere. The organizers European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have set up a platform that combines a leadin...

WAI Concludes Successful First Virtual Conference

The 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. during WAI’s first virtual conference on March 11-12, 2021."We made the decision last fall – for the safety of all our attendees during the pandemic – to take our annual gathering to an all-virtual platform with the goal of delivering the same content to include a wi...

Air Race E expands with New Electric Race Classes

Following the success of its first race class, Air Race E, the electric air race, has announced it is launching two new distinct race classes: one an airplane and the other a VTOL . The move to amplify its operations and create more races is the direct result of high levels of interest and demand from across the industry. The new airplane formula will be named the Performance Class ...

Digital transformation, artificial intelligence and touchless technology - aviation in post COVID-19 era

Dubai Airshow 2021 will serve as a platform to showcase the role of cutting edge technologies in bolstering the recovery of the aviation, aerospace and defence industries following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on those sectors. The impact of the pandemic has accelerated the use of new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cybersecurity, touchless solut...

To inform & inspire - an online dialogue EBACE Connect

The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association announced the launch of “EBACE Connect” – a new, virtual programming series that will gather business aviation’s most compelling and authoritative voices to engage the industry in a vital conversation around the issues and trends shaping the future of Business aviation. &nbs...

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What makes CARIBAVIA a different kind of conference?

As we are slowly approaching the event date June 14-16, we asked the conference chairman/coordinator Cdr. Bud Slabbaert to tell us how and what make the conference different: “When I organize...

Platoon Aviation took delivery of fourth Pilatus PC-24

The ceremonial handover of the fourth Super Versatile Jet to Platoon Aviation, the German charter operator, took place at AERO Friedrichshafen, Germany’s leading show for general aviation. The v...

AERO 2022 provides impetus for the sustainable development of aviation

AERO 2022 was a great success! General Aviation is optimistically tackling the challenges of the future and presented a wide range of solutions for even greater safety and sustainability at the four-d...

Swiss Flight Services have introduced the P2012 Special Mission Sentinel

At the end of AERO 22 Tecnam delivered the first P2012 Special Mission Sentinel to Swiss Flight Services, one of the major aerial survey operators in Europe. The Sentinel, based on the prove...

Continued global expansion with new Cirrus Aircraft European locations

At AERO Friedrichshafen Cirrus Aircraft announced its continued global expansion with investment in two new European locations to meet increasing customer demand. The company will open a European regi...

Start with great optimism - AERO 2022

Before the official opening of the 30th international aviation trade show AERO, the show’s highlights were presented. In General Aviation, the development of quiet and environmentally friendly e...

Hartzell AERO Friedrichshafen presence focuses on petroleum and ePowered flight

Hartzell Propeller will feature the latest iterations of props for petroleum, electric and hydrogen propelled aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen to be held April 27-30 in Germany. Hartzell’s conti...

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Another complex Bombardier Global Express refit project completed by FAI Technik

Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO, FAI Technik GmbH, part of the FAI Aviation Group and subsidiary of German special mission operator, FAI rent-a-jet has completed another outstanding Bombardier Globa...

Flying Colours Corp. sees resurgence in regional jet conversions as new customer signs for corporate shuttle

Flying Colours Corp.confirmed the signing of an agreement for a CRJ 200* regional airliner conversion. The new client, a charter operator customer, anticipates using the aircraft to satisfy risin...

UAS adds flexible global flight planning platform PPS to technology offering

Global trip support and aviation technology solutions provider, UAS International Trip Support has teamed up with global provider of advanced aviation software and ADS-B network, AIR SU...

Ready for kick-off - Falcon 6X round-the-globe proving campaign

Before any important information from manufacturer - we had the pleasure to discover Falcon6X today in Geneva at EBACE2022. Even knowing it is quite subjective... This is an amazing plane, a result of...

Moove launches the first co-ownership programme on Daher TBM 960

The French marketplace offers a new programme dedicated to professionals on the brand new Daher TBM model. With a competitive cost per kilometer, this new offer enables companies to travel efficiently...

Sustainable Aviation Fuel lands at Geneva Airport, helping outbound flights cut carbon emissions

For the first time in its history, Geneva Airport will have sustainable aviation fuel available and being used to lower carbon emissions for outbound flights. The supply comes as business av...

Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet by the end of 2022

Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet in the coming months, following a 180% annual uplift in flight activity in the region in the first four months of 2022. Continuing to reinforce...