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Aviation Capital Group commits to 20 A220s and 40 A320neo Family aircraft

Global full-service aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group, wholly owned by Tokyo Century Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 20 A220s and a firm contract for 40 A320neo Family aircraft, of which five are A321XLRs. “We are delighted to expand our portfolio wi...

EHang launches 5G intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center

EHang announced that it has partnered with Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group Co., LTD (“GDDCI”) to jointly launch the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center at the Innovation Park in Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China. This new Experience Center i...


MC-21-300 aircraft got type certificate from Russia Federal Air Transport Agency

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has issued a Type Certificate for MC-21-300 passenger aircraft to Irkut Corporation (part of the United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation). The Type Certificate confirms the MC-21-300 compliance with the certification requirements established for civil aircraft. At the same time, the Federal Air Transport Agency has issued the Desi...

A major milestone in Malaysia aviation industry - Malaysia Airlines first flight using SAF

Malaysia Airlines operated its inaugural flight using sustainable aviation fuel in partnership with PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad and Neste. The flight marks Malaysia Airlines’ commitment to make SAF the cleaner and more viable energy option for regular flights by 2025. The historic flight MH7979 utilizing the Airbus 330-200 aircraft departed Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:5...

Vietjet took delivery of its first wide-body aircraft of A330

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its first flight on Christmas Day, Vietjet welcomed its first wide-body aircraft of A330 to its world’s most modern and lively fleet, getting the airline ready for global flight network expansion and new passenger service experiences. The Airbus A330-300 aircraft, registered as VN-A811 with a soft and iridescent golden silk strip livery, land...

Bell delivers Huey II to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bell Textron has delivered four Bell Huey II aircraft to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) on Dec. 4. The aircraft are part of an Foreign Military Sale signed in December 2019. The Huey II worldwide fleet of more than 300 aircraft have a combined 1.2 million flight hours. Prior to the delivery, members of the AFBiH Air Force and Air Defense Brigade completed adaptatio...

MС-21-300 aircraft with wings made of Russian composites performed its first flight

MС-21-300 aircraft, whose wings are made of polymer composite materials produced in Russia, has performed its first flight. The airliner became airborne from the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut. The flight was performed in normal mode. The aircraft was piloted by a crew consisting of test pilot, Hero of Russia Roman Taskaev, and test pilot, Hero of Russia Oleg K...

Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft will deploy paratroopers to test military parachutes for France

Héli-Béarn, the first operator of Daher’s Kodiak 100 multi-mission aircraft in France, has been contracted by the country’s defense procurement agency to perform paratroop drops that will test and validate parachute systems for the French armed forces. This contract was awarded by the aeronautical techniques expert center of France’s General Directorate of Armame...

36 H135s order to be operated by Spain’s Air Force, Navy, National Police, and the Guardia Civil

The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry.  The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and the navy while the Ministry of Interior will also take delivery of 18 helicopters to be operat...

Air New Zealand has landed the 1,600th delivery by ATR

In the same month as it celebrated its 40 year anniversary, ATR has reached another impressive milestone in its history, delivering its 1,600th aircraft to national flag carrier, Air New Zealand. This delivery highlights the enduring strength of the ATR programme, providing essential connectivity to communities all over the world. It also proves the value of the ATR 72-600 at serving domestic rout...

Thales on board France 169 Guépard helicopters

The Thales technologies selected by Airbus Helicopters, industrial prime contractor for the programme, and the French defence procurement agency (DGA), the contracting authority, will provide the 169 Guépard joint light helicopters with a complete set of high-performance solutions relying on innovative connected touchscreen interfaces for all three branches of the armed forces from 2027....

The development of regional operator network & order for up to 200 eVTOL aircraft :Eve and Republic Airways

Eve Air Mobility signed an MoU and Letter of Intent to purchase up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to explore additional opportunities within its subsidiaries, such as LIFT Academy,  that are focused on workforce development initiatives and the future of air travel. The strategic relationship will focus on developing a deployment n...

UPS purchases 19 Boeing 767 freighters

Boeing announced an order for 19 767 Freighters from UPS highlighting the 767 Freighter's outstanding operational efficiency and payload capability to serve its customers at a time of robust air cargo demand. "The Boeing 767 is the most versatile aircraft we operate," said UPS U.S. Operations President Nando Cesarone. "Our plan to purchase 19 aircraft and take delivery b...

Fifth anniversary Dassault Falcon Service Mérignac marked by an expansion to handle additional Falcon models

Dassault Falcon Service Mérignac celebrates its fifth year in operation. DFS Mérignac opened in 2016 to serve large-cabin, long-range Falcon 7X and 8X trijets. The 7,500 sq meter, six-bay facility has been operating at maximum capacity for most of that time and has completed 35 of the 53 Falcon 7X C-checks accomplished by DFS over that period. The C-check is the most exte...

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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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The Explorer - welcome new aircraft model of Pipistrel Aircraft

Pipistrel Aircraft starts year 2022 with a big announcement - new Explorer.  The most advanced 2-seat EASA Type-certified small aircraft on the market in this moment, delivering a considerab...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...