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Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft

Delta Air Lines has ordered 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft to help meet the airline’s future fleet requirements. The newly-ordered aircraft are in addition to the airline’s existing orders for 125 of the type, bringing the outstanding orders from Delta to a total of 155 A321neos....

New Zealand CAA issues type acceptance of the RED A03 engine

As of August 4th 2021, the RED A03 engine has gained acceptance for installation in New Zealand registered aircraft. Approval was granted to two variations of the engine. The New Zealand Authority accepted both the RED A03-003 and the RED A03-102. Enrico Evers, Head of Sales RED aircraft GmB...


29th airBaltic Airbus A220-300 flew to homebase

On August 22, 2021, Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 29th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABC, in Riga. This is the fourth out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition,&nbs...

Bombardier launches App for Smart Link Plus connected aircraft program

Bombardier announced the launch of its new myMaintenance App, an exclusive tool to support customers subscribed to the Smart Link Plus connected aircraft program. Smart Link Plus subscribers now have the unique ability to make real-time in-flight data-driven decisions to effectively track, troubleshoot, and manage their aircraft service needs.  Thanks to the new, u...

New data communications program to support Hawker 4000 and Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft

Textron Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace are developing an exclusive program for Hawker 4000 and Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft equipped with the Honeywell PRIMUS EPIC integrated cockpit to allow pilots to communicate more easily with air traffic controllers and utilize the most current Data Link services offered in North America and Europe. The aircraft upgrade is expected to be available in...

Embraer expands services network for Business Jets in the US

Embraer is expanding its service network providers in the Northeast region of the U.S. with new services at select Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC). The Company has awarded three service centers the ability to increase capabilities to serve more Embraer business jet models. “With the growing fleet of Embraer business jets in the U.S., we are reinforcing our services network to b...

Airbus & flyadeal - the 1,000th aircraft covered by Flight Hour Services

flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, signed a long-term Flight Hour Services (FHS) agreement to support its A320 fleet. The agreement includes the 1,000th aircraft supported by Airbus Flight Hour Services. The carrier will benefit from integrated material services including spare pool access, on-site-stock at the main base and components engineering and r...

Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

Leonardo announced that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022. These new IFR capable aircraft will allow in-flight critical care and the transport of patients within Mercy Flight’s 150-mile service radius. The AW119Kx in...

The first Velis Electro is flying in the USA

Others talk about electric flight, Pipistrel is delivering it now! We are happy to announce that the first Pipistrel Velis Electro is flying in the USA. We congratulate to the new owner, the Florida Institute of Technology – the first American university to own and fly an electric plane. Their purchased Pipistrel Velis Electro took its first flight this week: The Velis Electro i...

Electra charts the course for hybrid-electric eSTOL certification

Electra has hiredRandy Griffith as its Director of Certification and has begun working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Center for Emerging Concepts and Innovation and the Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office to define the certification path for its eSTOL aircraft. "Randy is an industry veteran who has led the certification of the Eclipse Jet, Honda Jet, Mooney...

flyGATEWAY Aviation Institute places order for 20 Piper Pilot 100i

Piper Aircraft has announced an order for twenty Pilot 100i single-engine trainers from Pennsylvania and Delaware based flyGATEWAY Aviation Institute. The order was received on the third day of EAA AirVenture 2021.  flyGATEWAY, a Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate, will begin taking delivery of their first fourteen aircraft in January of 2022. The remaining six (6) aircraf...

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system. "By investing in new aircraft alongside the upgrade of our existing H145 fleet, we are focusing on state-of...

Rolls-Royce delivers 100th Pearl 15 to Bombardier

Rolls-Royce has delivered the 100th Pearl 15 engine to its customer Bombardier in Montreal, Canada. The engine, developed and built in Dahlewitz near Berlin, Germany, is the first member of the successful Pearl engine family and the exclusive option for Bombardier’s latest business jets, the Global 5500 and Global 6500. The engine was custom-designed for these aircraft, which have th...

Pipistrel selects Honeywell revolutionary small UAV Satcom system for all unmanned aircraft platforms

A Honeywell breakthrough in compact satellite communications technology will bring the safety, connectivity and efficiency trusted for decades by airplane manufacturers and airlines to three of Pipistrel’s exciting new aircraft, including the fixed-wing Surveyor and both unmanned Nuuva platforms, the V300 and smaller V20. Weighing in at only 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds), Honeywell’s Smal...

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Phenom 300E for a Swiss charter operator became 1,500th business jet delivered by Embraer

Embraer has delivered its 1,500th business jet, an impressive accomplishment achieved in only two decades, while the industry average to reach this mark is 34 years. The milestone aircraft is a Phenom...

easyJet partner Wright Electric successfully tests powerful new motor

easyJet partner Wright Electric has announced that it has reached another key milestone along the way in the development and certification of its zero-emissions single-aisle aircraft, having now succe...

Improved travel experience - Airbus Single-Aisle Airspace cabin enters into service with Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa has started operations with its first A320 Family aircraft – an A321neo – featuring Airbus’ new Single-Aisle Airspace cabin. In doing so, the airline becomes the first oper...

FACC expands partnership with Airbus

FACC has been a trusted partner for Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, for many years. Now, this strong partnership is to be further expanded with the production of empennage components for A220...

First international city-pair speed records for Gulfstream G700

An all-new Gulfstream G700 had set its first ever city-pair speed records from Savannah to Doha, Qatar, and then from Doha to Paris. The fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft connected Sa...

Rolls-Royce Ultrafan power gearbox tops world aerospace record

Rolls-Royce announced that its UltraFan® power gearbox has set a new world aerospace record at its facility in Germany. The gearbox has reached 87,000 horsepower or 64 megawatts &ndas...

New Airbus customer - Jet2.com orders 36 A321neos

Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 A321neos making the airline based in Leeds, United Kingdom, a new Airbus customer and a new Airbus A320neo Family operator. The order reflects Jet2.com&rsqu...

Closer to the first flight - Beechcraft Denali successful ground engine runs

Textron Aviation successfully completed initial ground engine runs on the prototype Beechcraft Denali single-engine turboprop powered by GE Aviation’s new advanced Catalyst engine...

Fifth Global Business Jet delivered for Saab GlobalEye airborne surveillance solution

Bombardier delivered the fifth Global business jet at Swedish defense supplier Saab’s Linköping, Sweden, location, ready for conversion into Saab’s Airborne Early Warni...

Piper Aircraft received EASA approval of Pilot 100i

 Piper Aircraft has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for the value priced, Pilot 100i. The Pilot 100i enters the trainer segment at a competitive pric...

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Liebherr exclusive provider for Lineage 1000 landing gear overhaul

Liebherr-Aerospace recently struck up an exclusive partnership with Embraer covering the overhaul services for the landing gear systems of the Lineage 1000 until 2031. The agreement marks a significan...

Volocopter and Geely Joint Venture orders 150 Volocopter aircraft

 Volocopter and Aerofugia, a subsidiary of China's innovation-driven group, Geely Technology Group, announced the finalization of their joint venture  company to introduce UAM in Ch...

The engine back-up system - Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests

Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future...

ATR and Braathens Regional Airlines partner with Neste to accelerate 100% SAF certification

As part of its commitment to meet the challenges of decarbonisation of the aviation industry, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), turboprop manufacturer ATR and Sustainable Aviation Fue...

The next generation of CityAirbus - safe, sustainable, and fully integrated UAM solution

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to fi...

RED aircraft look forward to DHC-2 Beaver maiden flight fitted with the RED A03 engine

In conjunction with Sealand Aviation, RED Aircraft anticipates that the first flight of a modified DeHavilland Beaver DHC-2 will take place very soon. The revolutionary RED A03 engine has already...

Five new H125 helicopters to upgrade Phoenix Police Department fleet

 The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year. &ldqu...