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First helicopter flight powered solely by sustainable aviation fuel

An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel powering both Safran’s Makila 2 engines.This flight, which follows the flight of an H225 with one SAF-powered Makila 2 engine in November 2021, is part of the flight campaign aimed at underst...

40 eVTOLs to fly people and cargo - Eve and Kenya Airways Fahari Aviation sign agreement

Back in In March 2022, Eve and Kenya Airways subsidiary, Fahari Aviation, signed a Letter of Intent for up to 40 electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles. The agreement includes joint studies through a working group to develop and scale the UAM market and a business model for cargo...


Honda Aircraft extends partnership with FlightSafety International

Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International announced a 25-year extension to their existing 15-year-old partnership that will continue the two companies’ innovative relationship until 2047. The agreement builds on a partnership that combines the strengths of both parties across different sectors to provide training to HondaJet owners and operators with the highest level of safety,...

STC approved for Hartzell Propeller 3-Blade Mooney Bravo Prop

A Supplemental Type Certificate has been approved to replace McCauley propellers on Mooney M20M/TLS/Bravo series single-engine aircraft with Hartzell Propeller's 75-inch diameter three-bladed aluminum props. Airplanes covered by the STC are powered by TIO-540-AF1A and TIO-540-AF1B Turbocharged Lycoming Sabre engines.   “Installing Hartzell’s Scimitar-style prop co...

Safran inaugurates the extension of its aircraft nacelle site in Casablanca

Safran Nacelles Morocco inaugurates the extension of its aircraft nacelles production site, in the presence of Ryad Mezzour, Morocco’s Minister of Industry and Trade, Mohammed Abdeljalil, Morocco’s Minister of Transport and Logistics, Olivier Andriès, Safran's Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Caro, Safran Nacelles' Chief Executive Officer, and Hamid Benbrahim El Andalous...

EHang partners with Tianxingjian on scenic flight project with EH216

EHang has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC. (“Tianxingjian”), an affiliated enterprise of the Jishou city government in Hunan province, China. The two parties plan to develop a scenic flight project at the Aizhai Wonder Tourist Area (“Aizhai Wonder”) in Jishou. Tianxingjian plan...

Airbus presents inaugural Rotary-wing Safety Award for civil helicopter innovations

Airbus presented the “Civil Helicopter - Innovation in Rotary-wing Aviation Safety Award” to the inaugural recipient, Eye in the Sky, at the annual Rotortech exposition in Brisbane, Australia. The New Zealand-based aviation company was recognised for their significant contributions in improving aviation safety performance, and making a tangible difference to safety in the rotary-wing i...

Wingcopter scores $42M, bringing on board new strategic investors to expand beyond medical drone deliveries

Wingcopter has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors. The new funding is part of a Series A extension round, tripling the company’s total equity raise to more than $60 million to date. Leading German retailer REWE Group as well as German investors Salvia and XAI technologies came on board as new shareholders. They were joined by Japanese conglomerate ITOCHU and p...

Gulfstream Aerospace sixth consecutive interior award - Gulfstream G700

Gulfstream G700 has been awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Awardfor excellence in cabin design. The first fully outfitted G700 garnered the win in the Private Jet Design (Exterior and Interior) category. The all-new seat design on the G700 earned an IY&AA in 2020. Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream., commented: “This award-winning G700 interior is featured on our...

Continued expansion - FlyBy adds two new Tecnam P-Mentors

Spanish academy FlyBy ordered two Tecnam P-Mentors to expand their fleet capabilities to be added at their current fleet of P2002JF and P2006T twin. The choice of FlyBy is joining and confirming the new philosophy in Flight Training offered by Tecnam. This fleet expansion will improve the quality of training while limiting its cost for students and better preserving the natural environment...

First flight evaluation of the Tamarack Performance SMARTWING modified King Air 350

Tamarack Aerospace completed flight evaluation phase for the Performance SMARTWING modified King Air 350. Comparative evaluations confirm predictive benefits of increased endurance and payload, high/hot take-off abilities, extended loiter time and safer, more stable flight offering significant benefits for both military and civilian aircraft. ...

SolarStratos and Géraldine Fasnacht perform the first wingsuit jump from an electric and solar-powered aircraft

Raphaël Domjan, pilot and founder of SolarStratos, and Géraldine Fasnacht, professional extreme sportswoman, achieved several historic world firsts on Saturday June 18, 2022 in Verbier! They made the first wingsuit flight from a solar plane! This spectacular performance took place under the eyes of a large audience who came to attend this aeronautical premiere. The feat achieved i...

Qantas & Airbus joint investment to kickstart Australian biofuels industry

Qantas Group and Airbus will invest up to US$200 million to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia, in a landmark agreement.The Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership was signed by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury in Doha today, ahead of the IATA AGM. Due to the lack of a local commercial-scale SAF industry, A...

New Boeing ecoDemonstrator program testing 30 sustainable technologies on a 777-200ER

Boeing unveiled its 2022 ecoDemonstrator with a livery that honors a decade of testing to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The latest ecoDemonstrator, a Boeing-owned 777-200ER, will test about 30 new technologies aimed at improving sustainability and safety for the aerospace industry, including a water conservation system and technologies to improve operational efficiency. "Boein...

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New Airbus orders in China

On July 1 2022, Airbus confirmed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, demonstrating the positive recovery mome...

Embraer and Pratt & Whitney complete 100% SAF flight testing of GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft

Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engin...

Longest-range Gulfstream G800 launches flight-test program

All-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 successfully completed its first flight, officially launching the flight-test program of the industry’s longest-range aircraft. Announced in October 2021,...

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter for the VoloCity

Volocopter and Diehl Aerospace are further expanding their cooperation. The contract extension provides for the development and production of an optical splitter to complement the flight con...

MTU Aero Engines develops aviation fuel cell technology

Aviation propulsion systems are a major factor in achieving zero emissions in the skies. As part of its Clean Air Engine technology agenda, MTU Aero Engines is working on various concepts for all...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - decarbonizing traditional aviation - Ampaire

One of CARIBAVIA 2022 most discussed session was presented by Brice Nzeukou, Director of Business and Product Development at Ampaire. How and what is happening in terms of decarbonizing traditional Av...

Tecnam & Leonardo together bringing the P2012 Traveller with fully integrated ATOS mission system

Tecnam and Leonardo signed an MoU that will allow customers to order Tecnam’s P2012 Sentinel Special Mission Platform fully integrated with Leonardo’s Airborne Tactical Observati...

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Bell - strong momentum for the 505 with purchase agreements for seven aircraft in Europe

Bell signed a purchase agreements for 7 Bell505 helicopters to European customers. This sale further validates the success of Bell 505 in Europe and around the wotld. Two of these Bell 505 purchase ag...

Daher begins TBM 960 US deliveries

Daher began TBM 960 customer deliveries to U.S. The aircraft the latest TBM version introduced to North America. To remind, it is the largest single market region for Daher very fa...

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various resear...

Aircalin signs contract for pilot training at AATC in Singapore

New Caledonia Aircalin has signed a contract with Airbus Asia Training Centre for the provision of flight crew training for its A320 and A330 pilots. Under the agreement, up to 35 pilots fro...

Garmin got EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350 helicopters

EASA approved theGarmin GFC 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H p...

Daher completes acquisition of Stuart aerostructures production facility

Daher has marked a major expansion of its U.S. industrial presence by acquiring the metallic and composite aerostructures assembly facility in Stuart, Florida, reinforcing the company's position a...

New Airbus orders in China

On July 1 2022, Airbus confirmed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, demonstrating the positive recovery mome...