50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Manufacturer news

Latest from aviation and aerospace manufacturers

Latest Manufacturer news

Sustainable aviation fuel now available with new Beechcraft and Cessna turboprop and jet deliveries

Sustainable Aviation Fuel for your aircraft? Quite possible  as Textron Aviation is offering customers the option to choose an initial tank containing Sustainable Aviation Fuel with delivery of new Beechcraft turboprop and Cessna turboprop and jet aircraft. SAF delivers a cleaner sour...

FAA certified Cirrus Vision Jet Safe Return

FAA granted certification to the Cirrus Vision Jet Safe Return system – a revolutionary system enabled by Garmin’s autoland technology that allows passengers to land the Vision Jet with just the touch of a button. The certification follows tremendous growth...


HondaJet Online Airshow Takes Off

For aviation enthusiasts and those who have missed the chance to visit the HondaJet at airshows, Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it will host an Online Airshow. Our Online Airshow 2020 includes a 360-degree interior tour experience, a walkaround tour to discover the HondaJet's unparalleled performance, comfort and innovative technologies, a virtual city-pair film, and a virtual pho...

First Public Safety Configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivered

First public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivered to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit.  “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the market today,” said Doug Schoen, managing director, North America. “With more than 250 Bell 505’s...

Two Top Swiss entrepreneurs on Pilatus Board of Directors

Yesterday extraordinary General Meeting saw shareholders elect two new well-known members to the Board of Directors – Hansueli Loosli and Lukas Gähwiler. Both have an outstanding track record, making them the ideal persons to continue building a sustainable and strategically successful future for the Swiss aircraft manufacturer. Hansueli Loosli, Chairman of the Board of Direct...

The fifth anniversary of first delivery of Cessna Citation Latitude

It is time to celebrate - five years since the first customer took delivery of Cessna Citation Latitude! The world’s most-delivered midsize business jet for four consecutive years proved an immediate hit with customers due to its reliability, versatility and impressive 2,700-nautical mile range. With nearly 240 delivered to date, the Citation Latitude jet now comprises more than 40 perc...

Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be part of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft has partnered with Pipistrel to include our Virus SW 121 as one of the airplanes available in their new, long-awaited Flight Simulator, which will be released on August 18. The highly accurate model of Pipistrel Virus SW 121 will be one of the planes available to fly in the Premium Deluxe Edition. You will be able to fly in realistic weather and land on international airports. Take to...

Next Rolls-Royce step in sustainability drive with new low-emissions testing

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan®programmes - has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions from gas turbines is part of the wider Rolls-R...

Vertical Aerospace unveils designs for pioneering Flying Taxis

Vertical Aerospace announce the launch of our new aircraft, VA-1X. Capable of carrying up to five people (four passengers and a pilot), the VA-1X is set to be the world’s first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK. ...

Antonov Company completed JIG assembly of AN-178 airframe

ANTONOV COMPANY has completed jig assembly of the AN-178 airframe (series No. 006) intended for delivery under the contract between Spetstechnoexport Company and Ministry of Interior of Republic of Peru.  On August 21, the aircraft was presented to the Ukrainian mass media by Oleksandr Los, President of ANTONOV COMPANY. He told about the reached results on the AN-178 construction an...

Bell Delivers 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University

Bell delivered of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University for its existing fleet of helicopters used to conduct student training. “SUU has been a Bell customer for more than 20 years, and its Professional Pilot Aviation Program currently operates two Bell 206L4s for advanced flight training,” said Greg Maitlen, regional sales manager, Bell, North America...

Russian Helicopters to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Russian Helicopters and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department's needs. The contract was signed during theInternational Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020. Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter. It has received modern avionics, enabling operations at any time of the...

First Bombardier Global 7500 equipped with Dual Head-up Display delivered

Bombardier has delivered the first Global 7500 aircraft equipped with a dual head-up display. This first-in-class capability provides additional safety and redundancy to what is already the most advanced and pilot-friendly cockpit in business aviation. “The delivery of the first Global 7500 aircraft with a dual HUD showcases our outstanding commitment to safety,&rdqu...

Gulfstream opens joint facility with Jet Aviation at Palm Beach

Gulfstream Aerospace officially opened new company-owned service center at Palm Beach International Airport. The facility, shared with Jet Aviation, will have a hangar for each company and shared office space. “Gulfstream has had a presence in Palm Beach for almost 20 years with the capability to accommodate all Gulfstream models,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfst...

Upcoming events

NBAA-BACE 2020

06/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
United States, Orlando

European Airline Training Symposium

27/10/2020 - 28/10/2020
Norway, Oslo

Essential news

Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

Congratulations! Gulfstream G700 earned a 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Award for the industry flagship’s all-new seat design. The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 re...

First ever purpose-built Regional Freighter took flight

ATR announced the successful first flight of its new purpose-built regional freighter aircraft. The flight took off at 14:00 from its Saint-Martin site and lasted two hours. During the fligh...

Be the First to fly with an Electric Air Taxi

At Greentech Festival in Berlin Volocopter announced that the world's first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans wo...

Welcome the roll-out of New Tecnam P2012 SENTINEL SMP

TECNAM is constantly challenging the status quo regarding technology and design. Sleek, modern and seductive, the P2012 Traveller has been the reference platform to develop the P2012 Sentine...

In preparation for flight trials Ampaire flies second hybrid-electric prototype

Ampaire flew its second technology demonstrator on Thursday, September 10th. The aircraft is a refined version of its Cessna 337 “Electric EEL” hybrid-electric aircraft conversion.&nb...

Extended contract for low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel - Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace has extended its contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the business-jet manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel produced by World Ene...

EASA Certification granted to Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG

Diamond Aircraft announced EASA certification for its exciting new DA50 RG single engine piston with retractable gear. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Diamond’s histo...

Airbus joined by European partners to demonstrate reduced emission fello’fly operations

Airbus has signed agreements with two airline customers: Frenchbee and SAS Scandinavian Airlines, as well as three Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP); France’s DSNA (Direction des Serv...

Top of the week

Bell presents the Turkish National Police with the outstanding operational readiness award

Bell announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The f...

Rosaviatsiya certified electronic documentation for Ansat helicopters

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) granted the Russian Helicopters holding the approval to make a major change to the Ansat helicopter type certificate. The event took place d...

First ever purpose-built Regional Freighter took flight

ATR announced the successful first flight of its new purpose-built regional freighter aircraft. The flight took off at 14:00 from its Saint-Martin site and lasted two hours. During the fligh...

Gulfstream G700 earns International Yacht & Aviation Award for seat design

Congratulations! Gulfstream G700 earned a 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Award for the industry flagship’s all-new seat design. The Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 re...

Be the First to fly with an Electric Air Taxi

At Greentech Festival in Berlin Volocopter announced that the world's first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans wo...

The flight testing in Pozzallo successfully completed - SH09 is back home

Since the resumption of the test flight activities in June in Pozzallo, Sicily, our third prototype (P3) has completed 40 flights, allowing testing of multiple aerodynamic modifications and configurat...

Airbus HCare Infinite support contract will cover NASA H135 fleet

NASA has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up...