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Hartzell & RAF agreement highlights recreational flying at EAA 2021

Hartzell Propeller agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation, that provides special $1,000 discounts on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members, will be featured at EAA AirVenture 2021. RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont. and dedicated to...

FACC takes off at largest tech fair in Europe

As one of the leading technology groups in the aerospace sector, FACC is continuously working on new, groundbreaking mobility concepts for airspace. The autonomous air taxi EHang 216, which was developed in cooperation with the Chinese enterprise EHang, recently made a lasting impression at VivaTech...


Daher Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft are showcased at France Air Expo

Daher will have a high-profile presence at this week’s France Air Expo – the only major general aviation show organized in Europe during 2021 – exhibiting the TBM and Kodiak turboprop product lines, as well as joining with its authorized European distributors: Rheinland Air Service for Germany and Austria; and Flying Smart for the UK and Ireland. Being held June 17-19 at Lyon-...

What in the cards for after the pandemic?

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert How serious can we take the various messages and forecasts about the post-pandemic era? In essence, many of them boil down to telling the audience that if their feet are numb, polishing their shoes is the ultimate solution, because it will reflect the sunshine. That can make some people obscenely loaded. Yet, others become profanely depressed especially in situations when...

Rostec assembles first experimental gas generator for PD-8 Engine used in SSJ-new airliners

United Engine Corporation of Rostec has completed the assembly of the first experimental gas generator for the future-generation PD-8 engine to be used in regional airliners such as SSJ-NEW. The next development stage consists of conducting bench tests and confirming main design characteristics. The full-scale sample of the gas generator will be presented at MAKS-2021. The PD-8 d...

Expanding Volocopter coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem - VoloConnect

During EBACE Connect Volocopter has unveiled its newest aircraft -  VoloConnect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements ­the company's existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect's distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the...

ACJ at EBACE Connect 2021 - order for the ACJ319neo & partnership with Latécoère

Airbus Corporate Jets has won an additional ACJ319neo order with an undisclosed customer, highlighting the market appeal for this aircraft that offers a unique flying experience with its spacious cabin and intercontinental range. The ACJ319neo will be equipped with CFM International's LEAP-1A engines. 12 ACJ320neo Family customers have now placed a total of 16 orders including six AC...

CARIBAVIA - aviation meetup became Summit & Retreat

A part of aviation professionals are aware Caribbean Aviation Meetup and knows exactly its difference, comparing to other events. Covid era changes already so many schedulled events, we needed to find out if the Caribbean events will take place this year and how. We spoke with coordinator and Chairman of the conference, Cdr. Bud Slabbaert. To remind you, June 15-17, the Caribbean conference CARIBA...

Modernized Ka-32A11M to be presented at MAKS

Russian Helicopters will present a modernized Ka-32A11M fire-fighting helicopter at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, held in Zhukovsky near Moscow in July. Ka-32 modernization program includes a glass cockpit with an avionics system, more powerful VK-2500PS-02 engines and a new fire extinguishing system. "Ka-32 is recognized all over the world as one of the best h...

VoltAero Cassio will be presented to the public for the first time at the France Air Expo

VoltAero has chosen the France Air Expo trade fair to present, for the first time to the public, its Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft. VoltAero is developing a family of hybrid electric aircraft for uses that include commercial flights on point-to-point regional routes, air taxi / charter operations performed by regional airlines, deployment in various utility category applications, but also for...

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 eVTOL startup Archer Aviation that just gained a $1 billion order from Unit...

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, as their local health guidance allows. WAI will continue to offer additional virtual materials, ac...

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...

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05/10/2021 - 07/10/2021
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26/10/2021 - 28/10/2021
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RUBAE 2021 welcomes Dassault Falcon 6X, 10X twinjets

RUBAE 2021 started today in Vnukovo-3 and Dassault Aviation is present with an ultra-long-range Falcon 8X on static display, plus a cabin mockup of the wide body Falcon 6X aircraft...

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Safely returning to “Normality” - Helitech Expo

Simple question to all aviation professionals: do you miss industry events as it was hapenning in "before covid19" life? Are you ready to see colleagues, partners and clients again in re...