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FACC opens the new high-tech plant in Croatia

Together with international customers, shareholder representatives, long-time companions, representatives of the Austrian and Croatian governments and the entire workforce, the new FACC plant for the production of lightweight components for aircraft cabin interiors was ceremoniously inaugurated this...

Lilium Jet seats will de designed and built by Expliseat

Lilium has chosen French manufacturer Expliseat to design and build the pilot and passenger seats for the Lilium Jet. Expliseat specializes in lightweight and durable seating for aviation and other low carbon mobilities. The company has unique expertise in advanced materials such as carbon fibe...


Deutsche Aircraft selected Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-S engine for D328eco regional turboprop

Deutsche Aircraft selected Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-S engine to power the D328eco regional turboprop. The engine will be another model in the XT series which sets a new benchmark in regional aviation, delivering a significant improvement in operating costs and sustainability. The PW127XT-S will be developed according to the D328eco timeline. Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt...

Flying Green targets lower fuel consumption - Safran SFCO2 service

Newly launched French airline Flying Green has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Safran Aircraft Engines for the use of its SFCO2 fuel optimization service. As part of the agreement, the two companies will conduct collaborative research into the use of SFCO2 for the Orly-based airline’s new fleet of Airbus A320 neo and A321neo aircraft, aimed at  assessing sav...

Garmin celebrates a milestone of more than 25,000 integrated flight deck deliveries

Garmin celebrated the delivery of over 25,000 integrated flight decks, including forward-fit and retrofit solutions for general and business aviation, rotorcraft, military and government, and regional aircraft markets. Garmin avionics have revolutionized the aviation industry for nearly two decades, ushering in the era of fully integrated flight decks for light aircraft while also expanding t...

Air Nostrum Group became Airlander 10 launch airline customer

Hybrid Air Vehicles signed an aircraft reservation agreement with Air Nostrum Group for Airlander 10. The landmark partnership sees Air Nostrum Group reserve ten 100-seat Airlander 10 aircraft for delivery from 2026 onwards, with a view to begin operations as launch airline.  While the Air Nostrum Airlander 10 fleet is set for initial operations across Spain, HAV plans to la...

The day has come - first Airbus A321XLR has successfully accomplished its first flight

The day has come - first Airbus A321XLR has successfully accomplished its first flight. The aircraft, MSN 11000, took off from Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport at 11:05 hrs CEST for a test flight which lasted approximately four hours and 35 minutes. The aircraft’s crew consisted of experimental test pilots Thierry Diez and GabrielDiaz de Villegas Giron, as well as test engineers Frank Hohme...

Cielo Blu appointed Tecnam Aircraft exclusive dealer forCalifornia and Arizona

Tecnam Aircraft appointed Cielo Blu as their Exclusive Dealer for Sales and Service for the states of California and Arizona. Cielo Blu (Italian for Blue Sky’s) is a part of the Threshold Aviation Group based in Chino, California. Threshold Aviation Group, is owned by the DiLullo family and is led by Mark DiLullo, and his daughter Kayla DiLullo. The company has been selling and servicin...

SunExpress selects Safran Z200 Economy Seat

With service scheduled to begin in spring 2023, SunExpress will be the first airline to introduce the Z200 Economy Class seat on the Boeing 737-8 aircraft. SunExpress has selected the Z200 seat, the latest addition to Safran Seats' Economy short-and medium-haul range, to be fitted on its 33 line-fit Boeing 737-8 aircraft. This seat is a perfect combination of comfort, lightness and durabili...

CareFlite adds Bell 407GXi with IFR configuration kit o Air Ambulance fleet

CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit. “With CareFlite’s new Bell 407GXi and the two IFR certified Bell 429s currently in its fleet, Careflite will continue to facilitate around-the-clock critical care to patients across North and Central Texas,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America. “Bel...

First new airframe design with hydrogen-electric engine option - ZeroAvia partners with Otto Aviation

ZeroAvia signed the cooperation agreement with Otto Aviation to develop a hydrogen-electric powertrain to power Otto Celera aircraft. Under the agreement, Otto and ZeroAvia will work to integrate ZeroAvia’s ZA600 zero-emission engines to Otto’s revolutionary Celera aircraft. The collaboration has the potential to make the Celera the first new airframe design to leve...

New in-flight entertainment seat-end solution installed on the CL3810 economy class seat - Recaro Aircraft Seating partnered with Panasonic Avionics

Recaro Aircraft Seating partnered with Panasonic Avionics to unveil a new in-flight entertainment seat-end solution installed on the CL3810 economy class seat. The launch took place on the first day of the 2022 AIX trade show in Hamburg. The lightweight approach to seating taken by Recaro is further enhanced by the weight savings from the IFE solution. Both Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, and...

Expanding electrified aviation infrastructure - Ampaire and Black & Veatch

Ampaire and Black & Veatch will collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports tomorrow’s electric aviation needs. Against the backdrop of a reimagined aviation sector – and the evolution of air mobility in a world increasingly looking to decarbonize – Black & Veatch and Ampaire will work to identify and evaluate opportunities to plan, engineer and c...

Overair receives $145 million investment from Hanwha Group to develop all-electric VTOL aircraft

Overair, announced its most recent funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies. With this new investment, Overair remains on track to fly its all-electric experimental prototype in the second half of 2023. Hanwha continued investment in Overair not only fuels the ongoing development...

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New Airbus orders in China

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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

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CARIBAVIA 2022 - decarbonizing traditional aviation - Ampaire

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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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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...

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...

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

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