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Skyports partners with Korea’s leading domestic carrier on vertiport development

Skyports Infrastructure has entered a partnership with Jeju Air Co., Korea’s number one low-cost airline, to support the deployment of vertiports for air taxi operations in Korea. The agreement formalised during a signing ceremony at Gimpo City, Korea, will bring together Skyports and Jej...

Bell announced first flight of Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146C MK II Griffon helicopter

Bell Textron Canada announced successful first flight of one of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s modernized CH-146 Griffon helicopters, a variant of the Bell 412EP, under the Griffon Limited Life Extension project. Under GLLE, Bell will provide aircraft modifications to a series of the flee...


EOS-X SPACE will begin operating its space flights in Spain & Abu Dhabi in 2025

EOS-X SPACE faces the last half of 2024 in a decisive way to complete its start-up and mark a historic milestone for Spain in this incipient industry, which currently represents a market of more than 9 billion dollars in revenues. Kemel Kharbachi, company, founder and CEO, is finalizing the development of the Spaceship capsules, the necessary validation tests -which w...

French Army’s NH90 for Special Forces has started flight testing

Airbus Helicopters has launched the flight test campaign for the prototype of the NH90 Standard 2. This standard is one of the latest NH90 configurations and is being developed specifically for the French Army Aviation, to support special forces operations. The French Ministry for Armed Forces has ordered a total of 18 NH90s in the Standard 2 configuration. Flight testing will continue u...

Stratolaunch unlocks new flight capabilities for Roc launch platform

Stratolaunch has successfully completed a series of envelope expansion flights for Roc, the world’s largest flying aircraft and the company’s primary air-launch platform. The flight series occurred from mid-May to Mid-June, culminating in the achievement of a new operational altitude of 35,000 ft. and speed of Mach 0.63. All envelope expansion test objectives were completed to optimize...

Leonardo showcases AW249 helicopter next gen design and capabilities

AW249 next generation exploration and escort helicopter had its international public premiere at Eurosatory during an official ceremony attended by representatives from industry, Italian Defence and international delegations. The result of the strong collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Defence and Leonardo, the AW249 (designated AH-249A NEES - Nuovo Elicottero da Esplorazione e Scor...

Twelve launches Fuel for the Long Haul campaign setting new standard for sustainable aviation

Twelve announced the launch of its Fuel for the Long Hau brand campaign introducing a technology and company first market offering, E-Jet Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Twelve E-Jet is an e-SAF, which is a fuel made from CO2, water, and renewable energy, resulting in up to 90% lower lifecycle emissions compared with conventional jet fuel. e-SAFs use up to 1,000 times less...

Boom Supersonic completes construction of the Overture superfactory

Boom Supersonic marked the completion of construction on Overture Superfactory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 17, 2024. Located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Overture Superfactory is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States. The state-of-the-art assembly line is where Boom will build its supersonic airliner, Overt...

Archer announces landmark infrastructure deal with Signature Aviation

Archer Aviation and Signature Aviation signed an MOU focused on electrifying Signature network of over 200 airport terminals, giving Archer access to takeoff and landing sites in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and globally, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and Texas. The MOU identifies day-one opportunities for launching Archer’s air taxi serv...

Electric planes to join Pilot Academy - airBaltic & Diamond sign LOI

airBaltic Training signed a LOI with Diamond Aircraft for the acquisition of three all-electric eDA40 and two DA42-VI aircraft. Thus, the airBaltic Pilot Academy's fleet will grow to 15 aircraft in total. This strategic move underscores airBaltic's commitment to sustainable aviation and the expansion of its Pilot Ac...

Belgium chooses Airbus H145M for Armed Forces and Federal Police

The Kingdom of Belgium will procure 15 multi-role H145M helicopters for the army and two helicopters plus three options for the Federal Police. The contract was signed between the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, on behalf of Belgium, and Airbus Helicopters.The H145M is a multi-role military helicopter that provides a broad range of mission capabilities. Within minutes, the heli...

Gulfstream G500 and G600 exceed 100,000 flight hours

Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have each surpassed 100,000 flight hours. Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, both aircraft feature the award-winning Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck, with safety enhancing technology, including the industry’s first active control sidesticks and most extensive use of touch-screen technology, along with Phase-of-Flight intelligence. Both aircraft...

AURA AERO launches its first European crowdfunding campaign

AURA AERO is launching its first European crowdfunding campaign, via Crowdcube, in parallel with its main fundraising. This possibility to invest, even if modestly, is open to all, and will enable French and European subscribers to support the development of the company, while giving AURA AERO the opportunity to not only raise new funds, but also rally a community around its collective and human a...

Cessna Citation Ascend test program soars ahead as second flight test article successfully takes flight

Second Cessna Citation Ascend flight test article (P1) as certification momentum builds for the newest Citation business jet. The milestone flight follows the Ascend prototype, which completed its first flight in 2023 marking the P1 aircraft the first conforming production flight test aircraft. The Citation Ascend business jet was unveiled during EBACE 2023 and the aircraft is expec...

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Ampaire expands to new headquarters at Long Beach Airport

Ampaire relocates its headquarters to Long Beach Airport, CA. Kevin Noertker, CEO of Ampaire commented:“This move marks a significant milestone for Ampaire as we continue to grow and i...

Stellantis invests additional $55 million in Archer following recent flight test milestone

Archer has received an additional $55 million investment from Stellantis under the companies’ strategic funding agreement following the achievement of its transition flight test milestone last m...

Airbus H160 enters into service in the U.S. with PHI Aviation

Airbus delivered the first H160 in the U.S. to PHI, marking the beginning of H160 operations in the country. This is the first of the initial four H160 helicopters that  PHI will operat...

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Pyka Signs SLC Agrícola as customer for all-electric crop protection aircraft

Pyka, manufacturer of large-scale autonomous electric aircraft for crop protection and cargo transport, has signed a landmark commercial agreement with SLC Agrícola, one of Brazil's&nb...

SunExpress further reduces its carbon footprint as VCT European launch customer of finlets for its 737-800 aircraft

SunExpress and Vortex Control Technologies announced SunExpress as its European launch customer for VCT's proven Finlet technology which will reduce SunExpress's carbon footprint for its...

Textron Aviation delivers first Cessna SkyCourier Combi

Textron Aviation delivered first Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine utility turboprop equipped with a Combi interior conversion option. The aircraft was delivered to Everts Air, an Alaskan-based Part...

Embraer shows a strong presence at the Farnborough Airshow

Embraer will arrive with a strong presence at the Farnborough International Airshow. At the event, Embraer will debut the brand-new E-Freighter, the E190F, marking its first public appearance. The com...

Bombardier positions Challenger 3500 business jet mockup at the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy for customer viewing throughout the summer

Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft mockup is present at the private terminal of the Costa Smeralda Airport in Olbia, Italy. Throughout the summer, business aviation clients will have a firsthand...

Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol join forces to study the creation of the first aviation hydrogen hub in Spain

Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol are partnering to study the creation of the first hydrogen airport hub located in Spain. The six companies have joined forces to address the main c...

Gulfstream G700 marks 100 days certified demonstrating excellence and maturity

Gulfstream Aerospace marks 100 days since the all-new Gulfstream G700 received Federal Aviation Administration type certification and subsequently entered into service. Additional certifications, stea...