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Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services to expand AW169 fleet to support energy industry in Africa

Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services have signed of a Letter of Intent to procure two latest generation AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft are intended to further expand the offshore transport capabilities of Falcon Aviation Services for  energy transport servi...

World newest freighter - A350F - selected by Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for seven A350F freighter aircraft. The agreement will see the A350F begin replacing the airline's existing B747-400F fleet in the fourth quarter of 2025. “We are honoured by Singapore Airlines’ vote of confide...


RECARO Aircraft Seating SL3710 economy class seat takes off on Cebu Pacific Air first A330neo

Recaro Aircraft Seating SL3710 is taking off on Cebu Pacific Air first A330neo. Through the end of 2025, a total of 16 A330neo aircraft will be delivered to the Philippines-based airline, with 459 pax of the SL3710 installed on each aircraft. The Cebu Pacific A330neo has a very unique layout with high density seating arrangement, which enables Cebu Pacific to serve nearly 500 economy...

CTT Systems got IFH VIP system order for Boeing BBJMAX8 aircraft from AMAC Aerospace

CTT SYSTEMS AB announced Inflight Humidification VIP system order from AMAC Aerospace for one Boeing BBJMAX8 aircraft. The IFH VIP system is designed to increase humidity in the entire aircraft cabin, which requires support from three humidifiers. The BBJMAX8 aircraft will be moisture protected with CTT’s unique Anti-Fuselage-Condensation technology. The system is scheduled to be d...

First flight of newly launched ACJ TwoTwenty

The ACJ TwoTwenty launched just over a year ago, completed its first flight from the Mirabel airport on 14 December 2021. The production test flight was performed by Christophe Marchand and Adam Mason as Test Pilots and supported by Romuald Scheling as Flight Test Engineer. The aircraft will be delivered to Comlux in the coming weeks and then outfitted with a VVIP cabin by COMLUX in Indianapoli...

Tecnam expands its presence in the US

Tecnam Aircraft appointed three new Exclusive Sales Representatives with the aim to focus the sales and support representation in the United States. Altisky, Volare Air and Flightline Group represent decades of sales and support experience.  Altisky’s territory includes; Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia....

Bell signed contract to build flight training devices for Czech Republic

Bell signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force. The Flight Training Device (FTD) will be used for simulation and training purposes for prospective pilots of the combined AH-1Z and UH-1Y fl...

First operator of the five-bladed H145 in Argentina - Helicópteros Marinos

Helicópteros Marinos is the first operator of the five-bladed H145 in Argentina. The two new helicopters, which have arrived in South America, will perform offshore SAR and Oil & Gas operations in the world’s most southernmost region: Tierra del Fuego. Helicópteros Marinos has been based in Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina for more than 34 years, operating f...

Volga-Dnepr Group initiates Eurasian SAF Alliance

Volga-Dnepr Group, Airbus, Gazprom Neft, Aeroflot Airlines, National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research Institute of Civil Aviation, and S7 Group signed Declaration with the aim to set Eurasian SAF alliance.  The main task of the newly set alliance will be the development of a favourable ecosystem to ramp up SAF production in Russia and sti...

Airbus is developing a solution how to store liquid hydrogen for zero-emission flight

Hydrogen is critical to Airbus’ aim of developing the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035. This will require an innovative approach to fuel storage. Airbus is now designing cutting-edge liquid hydrogen tanks to facilitate a new era of sustainable aviation. Hydrogen is one of the most promising technologies to reduce aviation’s climate impact. When generat...

Ansat helicopter to be used for oversized cargo transportation and firefighting

Kazan Helicopters, part of the Russian Helicopters holding owned by Rostec, received the approval of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to equip Ansat with an external sling. The approval makes it possible to use Ansat for transporting oversized cargo and fighting fires.​ With an external sling, the maximum takeoff weight of Ansat has increased from 3600 kg to 3800 kg. The rotorcraf...

The curtain is up - Eviation Aircraft Alice executive cabin design

Eviation Aircraft introduced the design for the executive cabin version of its Alice all-electric aircraft. The new six-passenger configuration boasts an elegant, refined and modern interior offering corporate travelers a luxurious and spacious cabin that redefines regional executive travel. The reinvented executive cabin features an innovative design that delivers superior passenger comfort an...

UAM services to Sydney with an initial order of 50 eVTOLs - Eve and Sydney Seaplanes

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Sydney Seaplanes partnered to lay the foundation for new electric air taxi operations in Greater Sydney. With the partnership, Sydney Seaplanes has placed an order for 50 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), with progressive deliveries expected to commence from 2026. The new partnership accelerates the...

Rolls-Royce hybrid-electric propulsion system sets megawatt milestone

Rolls-Royce hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system has delivered more than a megawatt of power just weeks after going on test for the first time. Power Generation System 1 (PGS1) reached the milestone at the newly-renovated Testbed 108 in Bristol, UK. Testing is continuing with the aim of reaching up to 2.5 megawatts. PGS1 is a demonstrator aimed at proving technology for fu...

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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...