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A cabin concept for next-generation aircraft - FACC

The future of flying will be more sustainable, connected and barrier-free: At the international aviation trade fair AIX in Hamburg, FACC presented a radically new aircraft cabin concept which focuses on the needs of passengers - and is made of renewable materials. The next generation of passenger...

NHIndustries and NAHEMA sign innovative NH90 support contract

NHIndustries has signed an innovative NH90 support contract with the NATO agency NAHEMA, acting as the contracting authority on behalf of the French Armament General Directorate and the French Aeronautics Support Directory for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces and the BAAINBww for th...


Honeywell Boeing 757-200 test aircraft turns 40 years old

Turning 40 years old signals the beginning of middle age for most people, but when an aircraft turns 40 years old, that is a bigger milestone altogether. Most passenger aircraft are retired and scrapped by age 40, but for Honeywell iconic Boeing 757 test aircraft, turning 40 simply means there is much more high-flying adventure to come. Honeywell Boeing 757-200 testbed has been utiliz...

Safran Seats - Euphony, a headset-free sound solution for aircraft seats

Safran Seats reveals Euphony, an innovative passenger experience solution for Business and First class seats that provides passengers with a headset-free and high-quality individual sound experience. The solution, which will be revealed at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition, has been developed in partnership with Devialet, an acoustic engineering company contributing with its world-class...

Introducing eVTOL flights in Dubai - Eve partners Falcon Aviation Services

In April 2022 Eve and Falcon Aviation Services signed a Letter of Intent for up to 35 electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. With deliveries expected to start in 2026, the partnership will introduce the first eVTOL touristic flights from the Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Eve and Falcon will work together with the local stakeholders and authorities to support...

HAECO Cabin Solutions and Diehl Aviation unveil joint products developed for single-aisle cabin upgrades

HAECO Cabin Solutions in cooperation with Diehl Aviation announces three cabin upgrades designed to reduce weight, increase capacity, and improve passenger comfort.  Doug Rasmussen, President and Group Director of HAECO Cabin Solutions, said : “We thank Diehl Aviation for their partnership and opportunity to jointly introduce these upgraded cabin products. These upgrad...

Airbus and Kansai Airports partner to study the use of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the aviation sector in Japan

Airbus and Kansai Airports have signed an MoU to explore the use of hydrogen at  three of the Group’s  airports in Japan (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport). Through this partnership, Airbus and Kansai Airports will jointly prepare a roadmap to address challenges and define an advocacy plan for hydrogen  needs.  Bot...

Airbus Helicopters takes technical support and customer service to new heights with Sinequa

Sinequa announced that Airbus Helicopters has transformed its technical support and customer experience by using Sinequa’s Intelligent Search platform. With this solution, Airbus Helicopters enables self-service technical support, improving customer experience and enabling technicians to operate more efficiently, while gaining valuable insights that contribute to the safety of its...

ATR targets increasing opportunities for regional aircraft in Japan

ATR is stepping up its presence in Japan as the country sees an increase in demand for regional aviation in the wake of the pandemic. Speaking in Japan, ATR CEO Stefano Bortoli, said: “We see 100 ATR aircraft flying in Japan in a few years. Air transport is crucial for the archipelago, where air routes are essential for domestic travel and transportation. We want to help ensure tha...

Electra acquires Airflow to create a leader in Advanced Air Mobility

Electra.aero has acquired California-based Airflow.aero Inc. The transaction, which closed on June 2, creates a powerful addition to the rapidly emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) market.Both Electra and Airflow have been building blown-lift, ultra-short takeoff and landing aircraft to serve new air mobility markets that favor the operating flexibility of a helicopt...

Zero-emission aircraft leasing - ZeroAvia & MONTE to jointly market hydrogen-electric aircraft to regional operators

ZeoAvia has signed an agreement with MONTE Aircraft Leasing, partners will offer aircraft leasing and financing solutions that enable operators to run zero-emission flights. Under the deal, MONTE will purchase up to 100 ZA600 powertrains to be installed on existing and new Cessna Caravan, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Dornier 228 and HAL-228 aircraft. MONTE and ZeroAvia aim to retrofit the aircraft for c...

VoloConnect 4-seater aircraft took first flight

Volocopter has achieved another milestone to bring UAM to life: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL developer worldwide to have an entire fleet of distinct aircraft configurations undergoing flight tests. Volocopter’s third product solution, the VoloConnect, offers furth...

MTU showcases future engine technolgies at ILA 2022 in Berlin

Pioneering Aerospace - the theme of this year’s ILA in Berlin, and MTU Aero Engines has made this idea its own with “Driven by visions of tomorrow.” From June 22 to 26, 2022, at the air show, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer will be showcasing what it’s renowned for: innovative technologies for the commercial engines of the future and beyond, as we...

BRV China-backed eVTOL start-up Zerog closes nearly RMB10 Million seed round

Zerog, a Chinese eVTOL aircraft developer, recently completed a nearly RMB10 million (USD1.48 million) seed round with BlueRun Ventures China as the sole investor. The financing closes as the Nanjing-based start-up unveils ZG-ONE, its pioneering eVTOL aircraft product for low-altitude tourism. The Zerog is the only publicly known eVTOL firm in China that is...

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

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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

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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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