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83% of all-new Gulfstream G700 testing conducted on sustainable aviation fuel blend

The all-new Gulfstream G700 has made great strides in its flight-test program and is capping 2021 with additional accomplishments, including the use of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend on 83% of G700 flights launched from the Savannah-based Gulfstream Flight Test Center. Gulfstream anticipate...

easyJet and Rolls-Royce to collaborate on future aviation sustainability research

easyJet and Rolls-Royce have confirmed they will be working together on research into industry-wide sustainability solutions for commercial aircraft. The study, which will commence in January 2022 and run for up to two years, will seek to explore alternative energy and power solutions, including...


The development of hydrogen-electric engine program for Dash 8-400 aircraft

De Havilland Canada have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with ZeroAvia to develop a line-fit and retrofit program for De Havilland Canada’s aircraft models, using hydrogen-electric propulsion in both new and in-service aircraft. As part of the MOU, De Havilland Canada will be issued options to purchase 50 ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engines. These options will be con...

The 123rd iconic A380 aircraft joined Emirates fleet

Emirates took delivery of its 123rd Airbus A380 superjumbo jet. The aircraft, registered as A6-EVS, is also the final new A380 aircraft to join Emirates’ fleet, marking another milestone in the airline’s steadfast 21-year commitment to the programme. Receiving delivery of a brand new aircraft amidst an unprecedented global pandemic, Emirates is once again signalling its...

ATR got EASA approval for extension of Type C maintenance visit intervals by 60%

ATR has received approval from EASA to extend the intervals between Type C maintenance checks from 5,000 to 8,000 flight hours, for all of its aircraft series. Through this 60% increase in intervals, ATR operators will benefit from a significant reduction in aircraft maintenance costs and increased availability. David Brigante, ATR’s Senior Vice President Customer Support and Services, co...

Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking - new members & pathway towards climate-neutral aviation

The Governing Board of the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking endorsed the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda towards climate-neutral aviation by 2050. At its first meeting the Governing Board welcomed Rosalinde van der Vlies, the European Commission’s Director for Clean Planet, as Chair and elected Sabine Klauke, CTO Airbus, as Co-Chair of the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking Gover...

Celera 500L Bullet Plane - RED A03 Engine tested by Otto Aviation using sustainable aviation fuel

On November 17th 2021, Otto Aviation successfully concluded Phase One testing of the new and revolutionary Otto Celera 500L aircraft. The aircraft promises to be a viable world leader in sustainable aviation, greatly reducing fuel consumption and offering exceptionally high efficiency.   Due to the performance required by Otto, the company selected the RED A03 powerplant to ensure opti...

100 Airbus A320neo for KLM and Transavia and 4 Airbus A350F full freighter for Air France

On December 16, 2021, the Air France-KLM Board of Directors made the decision to move forward on the Group’s goal to improve its economic and environmental performance through the introduction of next generation aircraft. In doing so, the Group also demonstrated its ability to leverage purchasing synergies. 1. Firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft - with purchase rights for 60...

Strategic partnership to introduce Butterfly - a zero emission, low-noise vertical transport vehicle

Overair signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bristow Group Inc. on collaboration on the development of the Butterfly commercialization plans. Bristow has pre-ordered 20 to 50 Butterfly aircraft and both companies will work together to develop an operations development framework focusing on vehicle design considerations, key performance parameters, FAA certification, flight...

45,000 more-fuel-efficient aircraft, worth US$2.9 trillion, predicted to be delivered by 2040

The new 2021 Cirium Fleet Forecast reveals that US$2.9 trillion is expected to be spent on approximately 45,000 new and more-fuel-efficient aircraft over the next 20 years. Published by Ascend by Cirium, the fleet forecast predicts that 20-year aircraft deliveries globally by 2040 will be 4% higher than previously predicted a year ago. This outlines a positive outlook for the aviati...

French Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two Airbus H145s

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered an additional two five-bladed H145s destined to equip the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue and air medical transport services throughout France. This contract is a follow-up to the contract signed in 2020 for an initial batch of two H145s which were delivered in December 2021....

Time to celebrate - the delivery of the 200th HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company has marked a major milestone of delivering the 200th HondaJet. Honda Aircraft Company began its first deliveries of the HondaJet soon after the clean-sheet aircraft received its Type Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in December 2015. In May 2018, the company introduced the HondaJet Elite, with an extended range of 1,437 nm, new avionics...

Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter successfully completes its first flight

The multipurpose helicopter Mi-171A3, designed by the Russian Helicopters Holding Company of Rostec State Corporation, has started its flight tests. The first flight in a hover mode lasted for 15 minutes and went routinely, all systems functioning properly. The aircraft is designed for offshore operations and servicing offshore drilling rigs. During the flight, the crew, which included the test...

H3 Dynamics readies hydrogen propulsion for electric aviation & begins unmanned flight tests in France

H3 Dynamics Toulouse team have completed wind tunnel tests of a long-range unmanned hydrogen test aircraft, in preparation of first test flights within the next 2 months. Pioneered by H3 Dynamics and ISAE-Supaero in 2018, the MERMOZ program received support from the Occitanie Region in France and the European Fund for Regional Development. Next phases of the Mermoz program will add-on smal...

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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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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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

Stratolaunch Roc carrier aircraft completed third flight test

Stratolaunch is excited to announce the successful completion of its third Roc carrier aircraft test flight on Jan. 16, 2022. Roc is the world's largest aircraft, with a 3...