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First Japan dealer for Bell 505 - SECO International

SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505. This sale follows the letter of intent that SECO International signed in 2015 for 10 Bell 505s, which Bell has since delivered. Founded in 1983, SECO Intern...

Great start of the year - Azorra orders 22 A220 family aircraft

Airbus has signed a purchase agreement with Azorra for twenty-two A220 Family aircraft including twenty A220-300s and two ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft. Azorra is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, based aircraft lessor focused on executive, regional and mid-size (“crossover”) aircraft. Azor...


easyJet partners with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions on development of zero-emission aircraft

easyJet is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de-carbonise aviation. Cranfield Aerospace Solutions is developing its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for an existing 9-seat Britten-Norman Islander aircraft, which is planned to be flying by 2023...

France became first H160 law enforcement customer

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the  contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part of the Stimulus plan to support the national aeronautic...

Additional Garmin GFC 500 autopilot certifications - now includes Beechcraft 35 and Cirrus SR20

Garmin has received Federal Aviation Administration STC for the GFC 500 autopilot in additional aircraft to include Beechcraft 35 models C-G and select Cirrus SR20 models. The GFC 500 autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance requirements when compared to older generation...

Iraqi Airways took delivery of its first A220-300

Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first out of five A220-300 aircraft from Mirabel, Canada. Upon entry into service, Iraqi Airways will become one of the first airlines to operate the A220 in the Middle East region. With the A220, Iraqi Airways will benefit from the aircraft’s exceptional technical, economic and environmental performance. Iraqi Airways...

The BeNeLux Pipistrel team delivered two Velis Electro to ASL Flight Academy

First two Velis Electro in Belgium as the BeNeLux Pipistrel team delivered electric airplanes to ASL Flight Academy. ASL Group having offices and bases in most Belgian and Dutch airports. The company built its reputation on excellence, efficiency and safety. It manages and operates more than 40 aircraft and offers a wide selection of complementary aviation-related services...

Atlas Air Worldwide orders four Boeing 777 Freighters

 Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide announced an order for four 777 Freighters. The order, placed in December, rounds out a record-setting 2021 for Boeing's freighter family including new-production and converted models. Boeing has forecast that the global freighter fleet will grow by 70% in the next 20 years, with freight carriers such as Atlas Air supporting a rapidly expanding global...

Virtual Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft - Microsoft Flight Simulator with humanitarian and other mission configurations

Daher Kodiak 100 has been added to the Microsoft Flight Simulator, generating high praise from users for its authentic flight characteristics when “flying” this rugged single-engine turboprop aircraft in scenarios that include humanitarian missions to unprepared strips, reaching back-country destinations and serving high-altitude mountain airports. Since its introduction last m...

Bell 429 surpassed 500,000 global fleet hours

Starting off the year at Bell with a major milestone, the Bell 429 surpassed 500,000 global fleet hours and continues to showcase its versatility throughout corporate, HEMS, law enforcement and utility missions. Today, more than 400 Bell 429 aircraft serve an array of customers, offering operators large cabins, intuitive displays and excellent performance.  The twin-engine platform is reli...

Latest Garmin Pilot app update - expanded NOTAM display options, enhanced Airport page and more

Garmin announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot app for iPad or iPhone mobile devices. The new enhancements include expanded NOTAM display options for field condition (FICON) and fuel unavailable NOTAMs on the moving map, which can be also viewed on the redesigned Airport page. The updated Airport page offers an improved layout and intuitive menus that provide...

Allegiant Air orders 50 Boeing 737 jets with options for 50 additional

Allegiant Travel Company signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase 50 new 737 MAX aircraft as part of the airline's ongoing efforts to modernize and expand its fleet.  The multi-year deal – Boeing's first with an ultra-low-cost carrier in the United States –  includes the purchase of 737-7 and 737-8-200 models, as well as options to purchase 50 a...

Comlux took delivery of first ever ACJ TwoTwenty for cabin completion

The first ACJ TwoTwenty, launched just over a year ago, was successfully delivered to Comlux from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line in Mirabel, Canada. The all-new business jet will be joining the Comlux’s  facilities in Indianapolis, USA, for the VVIP cabin completion in the coming days. This first aircraft is expected to enter service with its owner, FIVE, in early 2023. Since it...

Welcome Airbus Atlantic, a new global player for aerostructures

A wholly-owned Airbus subsidiary, Airbus Atlantic, a global player in the aerostructures field, was officially established on 1st January 2022. The new company groups the strengths, resources and skills of Airbus’s sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, the central functions associated with their activities, as well as the STELIA Aerospace sites worldwide. This unifi...

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AutoFlight starts in Europe, targeting Prosperity I airtaxi certification by 2025

The continuity of global expansion of AutoFlight is marked with the establishment of its first location in Europe: a team led by former Airbus manager Mark R. Henning is now ramping up at Au...

Maldivian orders its first ATR aircraft

The national airline of the Maldives, Island Aviation Services Ltd (dba. Maldivian), and ATR announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of the airline’s first ATR aircraft: two ATR 72-...

Successful year of expansion and continued investment - Gulfstream Customer Support

Gulfstream recognized the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in su...

Cirrus Aircraft reveals the 2022 G6 SR series

Cirrus Aircraft revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series featuring a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, Cirrus IQ™ mobile app updates and the free...

Eve & Falko partnership to develop global operator network with a potential order for 200 eVTOLs

Eve and Falko Regional Aircraft announced today a Letter of Intent which contemplates a potential order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft and a commercial par...

easyJet partners with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions on development of zero-emission aircraft

easyJet is working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft, as part of the airline’s ambition to de...

France became first H160 law enforcement customer

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the G...

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Lockheed Martin Ventures leads series A funding round for Electra.aero

Electra announced that it has received an investment in its Series A funding round from Lockheed Martin Ventures. The funding will support Electra's plans to begin flight testing a full-scale...

SWISS further raises travel comfort taking delivery of A320neo with Airspace Cabin

SWISS has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo featuring the new Airspace cabin configuration. SWISS is adopting the innovative ‘Airspace’ cabin concept for its aircraft of the...

Maldivian orders its first ATR aircraft

The national airline of the Maldives, Island Aviation Services Ltd (dba. Maldivian), and ATR announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of the airline’s first ATR aircraft: two ATR 72-...

Dornier Seawings acquired Flywhale project

Dornier Seawings has acquired the Flywhale aircraft project from Uniplanes GmbH as of January 1, 2022. The acquisition of Dornier Seawings includes the entire intellectual property and production...

ZEVA successfully completes historic first test flight

ZEVA successfully achieved its first untethered, powered, controlled flight test for its full-scale ZEVA ZERO flying wing airframe utilizing its eight zero-emission electric motor-driven propellers. T...

Aircraft lifecycle centre - sustainable solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of aircraft

Airbus has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding  with the city of Chengdu and Tarmac Aerosave for the development of the first sustainable aircraft “lifecycle” service centre in China...

Stratolaunch Roc carrier aircraft completed third flight test

Stratolaunch is excited to announce the successful completion of its third Roc carrier aircraft test flight on Jan. 16, 2022. Roc is the world's largest aircraft, with a 3...