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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...

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 chara...


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...

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...

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AIR RACE World Championship goes with zero net carbon aviation fuel by Prometheus Fuels

Touchpoint Group Holdings announced that in a first for the global aviation industry, its AIR RACE subsidiary has agreed to terms with Prometheus Fuels to supply the championship series with zero...

Boeing freighter and passenger jets order for Air Tanzania

Boeing  and the United Republic of Tanzania announced an order for a 787-8 Dreamliner, a 767-300 Freighter and two 737 MAX jets at the 2021 Dubai Airshow. The airplanes will be operated...

An order of 255 A321neo family aircraft by Indigo Partners portfolio airlines

 Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family airc...

Pioneering technology for sustainable aviation industry at Dubai Airshow by Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce participation at this year Dubai Airshow will present the experts and partnerships that are driving our sustainable aviation strategy. Rolls-Royce’s senior leadership team,...

FACC further expands business jet business

For more than 15 years now, FACC has been setting new standards in business jet interiors with its innovative lightweight construction technologies. An important milestone to increase the US...

Ka-226T Climber will make its international debut at Dubai Airshow 2021

The deeply modernized Ka-226T light helicopter, which is being developed by the "Russian Helicopters" Holding Company, began flight tests and completed its maiden flight at the flight-testin...

New joint venture for civil rotorcraft sales - Russian Helicopters & AJ Holding

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Emirati company AJ Holding LLC have established a joint venture Alpha Aviation LLC in the Ajman Free Zone. The new compan...