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BNDES finances the export of 32 Embraer E175 jets to American Airlines

The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development concluded the financing contract for the export of 32 Embraer E175 commercial jets to American Airlines. The operation, worth around R$4.5 billion, takes place through BNDES Exim Post-shipment, a direct credit line from the Bank to comm...

Airbus A321XLR received EASA type certification

Airbus A321XLR powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines has received its Type Certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, preparing the way for the entry-into-service of the new aircraft at the end of the summer. The Type Certificate was handed over by Florian Guillermet, Executive Director...


RECARO Aircraft Seating R2 and R5 selected for Alaska Airlines cabin retrofit

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Alaska Airlines to retrofit their Boeing 737-800 and MAX 8 aircraft with the award-winning R2 economy class seat and R5 business class seat. This will include 79 aircraft in the Alaska fleet for a total of 12,719 PAX with deliveries scheduled to begin in Q4 2024. As the launch customer for R5 in 2017, Alaska will bring an enhanced level of comfort to th...

Airbus welcomes easyJet and London Gatwick to global hydrogen hub network

easyJet teamed up with Airbus, London Gatwick and Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen supplier, to expand hydrogen capability and infrastructure in the UK as the manufacturer moves closer to its target of getting a hydrogen powered aircraft in the sky by 2035. Setting up the right infrastructure is key to enabling hydrogen flight and this partnership is yet another step towa...

Electra eSTOL aircraft aces first grass field test flights

Electra.aero  successfully completed off-runway test flights of its EL-2 Goldfinch hybrid eSTOL technology demonstrator aircraft from a grass field near Electra’s facility in Manassas, VA. The flights demonstrate the eSTOL aircraft’s effectiveness for operating from austere fields smaller than 300 ft that are minimally prepared. The aircraft flew a series of takeoffs and...

An evolution in the rapid, on-site detection of microbial contamination in jet fuel

Conidia Bioscience launched FUELSTAT One, a new test kit to join the FUELSTAT range designed to rapidly detect microbial contamination in jet fuel to prevent operational downtime and safety issues. FUELSTAT One can be used throughout the fuel supply chain, from storage terminal to wing tank, offering a comprehensive overview of the fuel's quality. FUELSTAT One ...

TotalEnergies, Daher and Groupe ADP inaugurate a permanent offer of SAF on the Paris-Saclay-Versailles platform

With the launch of an alternative fuel offer containing sustainable aviation fuel at the Paris-Saclay-Versailles Airport, TotalEnergies, Daher and Groupe ADP are joining forces to contribute to the decarbonization of air transport, in particular for general aviation. Available since the beginning of June for all users who wish to utilize it, SAF produced and distributed by TotalEnergies comes...

Emirates SkyCargo orders 5 Boeing 777Fs, for immediate delivery in FY 25/26

Emirates SkyCargo announced a firm order for an additional five Boeing 777 freighters, with immediate delivery between 2025 and 2026. The US$ 1billion order will take the airline’s total order book to 315 wide-body aircraft. Emirates SkyCargo performance throughout Q1 of its current 2024-25 financial year has been exceptional, with consistently high load factors and tonnages surpassing...

Eve Air Mobility to announce key eVTOL program milestones at Farnborough Air Show

Eve Air Mobility will be providing an update on several key program milestones at the 45th Farnborough Air Show next week. Coming off its recent announcement of $94M in new equity to support development of its eVTOL aircraft, Eve has continued to attract new equity. Along with existing cash and credit lines, Eve is well positioned as the company continue to build momentum and advanc...

HondaJet and Honda legacy experience highlight EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Honda Aircraft Company invites visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to see the HondaJet, marking the return of the popular aircraft from last year.  This year, deliveries of the plane saw the worldwide HondaJet fleet surpass over 230,000 flight hours across more than 250 units in service. Honda exhibition reflects global brand slogan “The Power of Dreams - How We Move You.&rdquo...

Aviation Capital Group grows Boeing 737 MAX portfolio with order for 35 jets

Boeing and Aviation Capital Group announced the airplane lessor has finalized an order for 35 737 MAX jets, including 16 737-8 and 19 of the larger 737-10 variant. Following an incremental 737 MAX order last year, this new purchase increases ACG's 737 MAX commitment to 82 orders as ACG grows its portfolio to meet customer demand for fuel-efficient airplanes. The 737-8 can car...

Liebherr presents solutions for aviation at Farnborough International Airshow 2024

At Farnborough International Airshow 2024, Liebherr-Aerospace will present innovative solutions for local, decentralized hydraulic supply, modular electromechanical drives and a compressor for fuel cell technology for on-board energy supply will be for example on display.  Under the motto "transform.develop.sustain." Liebherr-Aerospace shows how the company is dealing with the...

Southwest Airlines signs MoU with Archer Aviation to develop operational concepts for air taxi network

Southwest Airlines and Archer Aviation signed a MOU to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks utilizing Archer eVTOL aircraft at California airports where Southwest operates. Southwest is the Golden State’s largest air carrier, operating at 14 airports across the state. Archer Midnight aircraft is designed to transform urban travel, replacing 60-to-...

Gulfstream completes Savannah expansion - facility supports growing customer fleet and local workforce

Gulfstream Aerospace announced the official opening of its expanded Customer Support service center at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Savannah Service Center East has added more than 200 new jobs and significantly expands Gulfstream’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility capabilities in the region.Gulfstream has invested more than $150 million in the 367,000-square-foot/34,...

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Drukair adds Airbus A320neo and A321XLR aircraft to fleet to expand international network

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VoltAero expands its market scope to Southeast Asia with Global Sky’s pre-order for 15 Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft

Global Sky has signed a MoU with VoltAero for the pre-order of 15 Cassio aircraft, becoming a candidate launch customer in Southeast Asia for VoltAero’s family of electric-hybrid airplanes....

Saudia Group signs sales agreement with Lilium to acquire up to 100 eVTOL jets

Saudia Group and Lilium signed a binding sales agreement for 50 Lilium Jets, with options for the purchase of 50 more. This sales agreement marks the largest of its kind in the MENA reg...

Eve Air Mobility unveils first full-scale eVTOL prototype

Eve Air Mobility announced a significant advancement in the assembly of its first full-scale eVTOL prototype. During the 45th Farnborough Airshow, the company unveiled the aircraft being built in...

Airbus A321XLR received EASA type certification

Airbus A321XLR powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines has received its Type Certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, preparing the way for the entry-into-service of the new aircraft at th...

Eve Air Mobility to announce key eVTOL program milestones at Farnborough Air Show

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HondaJet and Honda legacy experience highlight EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Honda Aircraft Company invites visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to see the HondaJet, marking the return of the popular aircraft from last year.  This year, deliveries of the plane saw...

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Piper Aircraft 2024 YTD performance up - on track for record

Piper Aircraft sustained solid new aircraft deliveries and revenue performance throughout the first half of 2024. Reflecting a strong global demand, Piper is on track to deliver approximately 300 airc...

Airbus Racer speeds past 400 km/h

Airbus Racer high-speed helicopter demonstrator, developed in the frame of the European Research Clean Sky 2 project, has reached its fast cruise speed target of 407 km/h (220 kts). On 21 Ju...

Boom Supersonic accelerates Overture aircraft and engine development

Boom Supersonic announced milestones across its Overture airliner and Symphony engine programs at the Farnborough International Airshow. Boom is reinventing the cockpit with an all-new flight deck, de...

Ethiopian MRO to develop ATR maintenance & repair capability for Africa & the Middle East

ATR and Ethiopian MRO, part of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, announced the signature of a Letter of Intent aimed at developing Ethiopian MRO ATR aircraft maintenance and training c...

Beechcraft King Air special “Crimson Edition” unveiled in honor of 60th anniversary

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Bell announces delivery of 500th Bell 429

At Farnborough 2024 Bell Textron announced the delivery of the 500th Bell 429 aircraft. The aircraft was delivered to Latin-America based operator, Mendes Group, and will be used for corporate tr...

Daher delivers its latest Kodiak 100 in the multi-mission role for operation by the Maine Marine Patrol

Daher announced the latest delivery of its Kodiak aircraft family in the multi-mission role, which is a Kodiak 100 version for use by the U.S. state of Maine in maritime duties with the Maine Marine P...