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Boeing to open Japan Research Center and expand sustainability partnerships

Boeing will strengthen its partnership with Japan by opening a new Boeing Research and Technology center. The facility will focus on sustainability and support a newly expanded cooperation agreement with Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Boeing and METI...

Bell announced the delivery of 400th Bell 505

Bell Textron announced the 400th Bell 505 delivery to European customer Al Barratt, co-founder of Grenade and owner of Cotswold Aviation, both based in the United Kingdom. Joined by the Bell leadership team, Mr. Barratt received the customized Bell 505 at a deliver...

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Etihad Airways scales up its cargo operations with Airbus new generation A350F freighter

Etihad Airways has firmed up its order with Airbus for seven new generation A350F freighters, following its earlier commitment announced at the Singapore Airshow. The freighters will upgrade Etihad’s freight capacity by deploying the most efficient cargo aircraft available in the market. This order of the A350F sees the national carrier of the UAE expanding its relationship with Airbus, a...

Horizon Aircraft successfully completes construction of a 50%-scale prototype VTOL aircraft

Horizon Aircraft Inc. has successfully completed the construction of its innovative 50%-scale “Cavorite X5” prototype. Horizon’s innovative approach and technology allows the aircraft to fly 98% of its mission in a very low-drag configuration like a traditional aircraft. Flying most of the time as a normal aircraft is also safer and should make the aircraft easier to certify...

ST Engineering joins list of Skyports investors with USD 3.13M in final close of Series B

Skyports has completed the final close of its Series B capital raise with fresh investment from ST Engineering through its Corporate Venture Capital unit, ST Engineering Ventures. ST Engineering, which has over 45 years of experience in the aerospace industry, will join as the final investor in Skyports’ Series B funding round, following the first close in March this year. The...

Daher resumes its “Young Eagles” internship program

After two years of interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Daher has resumed its “Young Eagles” internship program. Launched 15 years ago, the initiative offers two selected American students the opportunity to live an aviation adventure – including hands-on work experience at the Tarbes, France headquarters of Daher’s Aircraft Division, and the ability to interf...

DRONAMICS joins UK first medical drone distribution network

DRONAMICS is to take part in the CAELUS project - a consortium of partners set to revolutionise the way in which healthcare services are delivered in Scotland. CAELUS is a consortium led by AGS Airports that will develop and trial the UK’s first national distribution network using drones to transport essential medicines, blood, organs, and other medical supplies throughout Scotland....

Honda Aircraft Company expands customer service capability as fleet grows

Honda Aircraft Company is adding four new full-service Authorized Service Centers in the United States and global regions, expanding the HondaJet service network to 21 locations worldwide.  The new service centers will further strengthen the customer support capabilities for the growing HondaJet fleet, now comprised of more than 219 aircraft in operation, which recently surpass...

Investors respond with enthusiasm to CubCrafters anticipated public offering

CubCrafters, the leading designer and manufacturer of Light-Sport, Experimental, and Part 23 Certified backcountry aircraft, announced at EAA annual AirVenture that it would invite outside investment for the first time in its 42-year history. In the first 48 hours since that announcement, over 1,000,000 shares of stock were reserved by potential investors excited for the CubCrafters Regu...

AirAsia and Skyports secure partnership to explore air taxi vertiport development in Malaysia

Skyports Infrastructure and AirAsia Advanced Air Mobility signed a Letter of Intent to explore the development of air taxi infrastructure in Malaysia. The partnership between AAM industry expert Skyports, and AirAsia, a traditional airline operator, is an important next step in establishing a fully operational vertiport network in the country. As the industry matures, part...

Leonardo: AW139 and AW109 Trekker orders by China for offshore, HEMS and firefighting operations

China’s Xiangjiang General Aviation Development Company has signed a contract for one AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter and one AW109 Trekker light twin helicopter. The helicopters will be utilised by various municipal branches in the Hunan province, performing public HEMS, fire-fighting and public security missions. The project represents a brand new public sponsored approach in the estab...

Airbus Helicopters is building a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen in Donauwörth

Airbus Helicopters started construction of a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen, with Company representatives, politicians, and business leaders attending the ground-breaking ceremony. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. Occupying a surface area of 1,000 m2, the new structure will be used for testing systems for electric takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs). Th...

Dual HUD certified on Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X

FAA and EASA approved the use of Dassault advanced dual head-up display known as FalconEye, on the company’s Falcon 8X very long range trijet, adding to the aircraft’s industry-leading low visibility operations capability. The dual HUD configuration will ultimately permit an EFVS-to-land capability in near zero-zero conditions, pending new EASA regulations.   Dassault...

Tecnam introduced a super luxury version of P2010 four-seater in the USA

The Gran Lusso is a super luxury version with refined Italian leather upholstery, carbon fibre insets, an all-new center FADEC power quadrant that features a Standard FMS to accompany the Garmin NXI touch screen avionics suite.  The Gran Lusso features the Continental 170hp Turbo Charged CD-170 Jet/A fuel Power plant by Continental and incorporates improved cabin ergonomics for an unprecedent...

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Etihad Airways scales up its cargo operations with Airbus new generation A350F freighter

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ST Engineering joins list of Skyports investors with USD 3.13M in final close of Series B

Skyports has completed the final close of its Series B capital raise with fresh investment from ST Engineering through its Corporate Venture Capital unit, ST Engineering Ventures. ST Enginee...

Dual HUD certified on Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X

FAA and EASA approved the use of Dassault advanced dual head-up display known as FalconEye, on the company’s Falcon 8X very long range trijet, adding to the aircraft’s industry-leadin...

Tecnam introduced a super luxury version of P2010 four-seater in the USA

The Gran Lusso is a super luxury version with refined Italian leather upholstery, carbon fibre insets, an all-new center FADEC power quadrant that features a Standard FMS to accompany the Garmin NXI t...

Piper Aircraft expands Brand Ambassador Program to include the L3Harris Flight Academy

Piper Aircraft announced the expansion of their Brand Ambassador program to include the L3Harris Flight Academy in Sanford, Florida. The L3Harris Flight Academy is Piper Aircraft’s fir...

Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa first A350-1000

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, Africa’s largest airline group, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant of the A350 Family, the A350-1000, becomi...

Archer - successful second phase of Maker flight testing; Honeywell for supply of actuators and climate system technology

Several good news from Archer Aviation first one - the company successfully completed all of its "critical azimuth" flight tests, marking the completion of the second of three key phase...

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Boeing to open Japan Research Center and expand sustainability partnerships

Boeing will strengthen its partnership with Japan by opening a new Boeing Research and Technology center. The facility will focus on sustainability and support a newly expanded cooperat...

Leonardo: SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters to strengthen energy industry support operations in Angola

SonAir, owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer suppor...

ST Engineering joins list of Skyports investors with USD 3.13M in final close of Series B

Skyports has completed the final close of its Series B capital raise with fresh investment from ST Engineering through its Corporate Venture Capital unit, ST Engineering Ventures. ST Enginee...

Bell announced the delivery of 400th Bell 505

Bell Textron announced the 400th Bell 505 delivery to European customer Al Barratt, co-founder of Grenade and owner of Cotswold Aviation, both based in the United Kingdom. Joined b...

Daher resumes its “Young Eagles” internship program

After two years of interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Daher has resumed its “Young Eagles” internship program. Launched 15 years ago, the initiative offers two selected Ame...

Investors respond with enthusiasm to CubCrafters anticipated public offering

CubCrafters, the leading designer and manufacturer of Light-Sport, Experimental, and Part 23 Certified backcountry aircraft, announced at EAA annual AirVenture that it would invite outside i...

Etihad Airways scales up its cargo operations with Airbus new generation A350F freighter

Etihad Airways has firmed up its order with Airbus for seven new generation A350F freighters, following its earlier commitment announced at the Singapore Airshow. The freighters will upgrade Etihad&rs...