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First DA50 RG delivered to the UK

Gemstone Aviation, Diamond Aircraft distributor for UK, has recently received their brand-new DA50 RG demonstrator. “Gemstone Aviation showed the new Diamond DA50 RG at the Private Flyer event at Leeds East Airport Friday 6 August. This was the first public showing of the DA50 RG in the UK,...

First hybrid electric aircraft in Scotland - Ampaire

Ampaire celebrated the first hybrid electric flights in Scotland, crossing the Pentland Firth from Kirkwall Airport (KOI) on the Orkney Isles to regional airport Wick John O’Groats Airport (WIC) in the north of mainland Scotland.  This milestone marks the first set of demonstrat...


ASKA On The Fly timeshare service launches

ASKA announced the ASKA On The Fly timeshare service for the ASKA™electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for consumers. ASKA™ On The Fly offers a flexible and super-easy way to drive & fly (open to a limited number of customers in the first few years of production) and gives people the freedom to choose when they want to drive and fly. The free...

Embraer Eve and Kenya Airways partner on the future of Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding  with Kenya Airways PLC, the flag carrier of Kenya, through its fully owned subsidiary Fahari Aviation. This collaboration aims to develop operational models for the wide-accessibility of Urban Air Mobility to support Fahari Aviation’s key markets. In addition, this partnership will establish the co-creation...

Norway first P-8A Poseidon performed maiden flight

The first of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Norway performed its maiden flight yesterday, Aug. 9. The aircraft took off at 10:03 a.m. Pacific time and flew for 2 hours, 24 minutes, reaching a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet during the flight from Renton Municipal Airport to Boeing Field in Seattle. The first flight marks the next phase of the production cycle of this aircraft as it...

G-Lynx: 35 years of an unrivalled speed record

On 11th August, Leonardo celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Lynx helicopter’s absolute world speed record over the Somerset skyline in England. In the evening of 11th August 1986, a Westland Lynx flew a 15 km course across the Somerset Levels. The aircraft achieved an average speed of 400.87 km/h (249.10 mph), which made it the world’s fastest helicopter. The...

Transcend Air agrees with GE Aviation as engine supplier for Vy 400 High Speed VTOL aircraft

Transcend Air Corporation announced an agreement with GE Aviation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE’s class-leading CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. “We have optimized the Vy 400 design to shatter the current time/cost barriers for regional city-to-city travel,” said Gregory Bruel...

SkyWest Airlines orders 16 new E175 aircraft for operation with Delta Air Lines

Embraer has agreed the sale of 16 new E175 jets to SkyWest for operation in the Delta Air Lines network, adding to the 71 E175 jets SkyWest already operates for Delta. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Delta under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which will be included in Embraer’s third quarter backlog, is USD 798.4 million, based on list p...

Boeing awarded contract to Turkish Aerospace to manufacture Boeing 737 fan cowls

Turkish Aerospace has been awarded a contract by Boeing for manufacturing and supplying Fan Cowls for Boeing 737, the legendary single aisle aircraft family. Turkish Aerospace will be responsible for 50% of the monthly 737 Fan Cowl requirements starting in 2025. The agreement between Boeing and TUSAŞ expands the portfolio of Boeing Commercial Airplane products manufactured by TUSAŞ. The tw...

Special mission Cessna Citation Sovereign joined AMREF Flying Doctors fleet

AMREF Flying Doctors has added a pre-owned Cessna Citation Sovereign to its existing Cessna Citation aeromedical aircraft fleet.  The aircraft is expected to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya and start lifesaving operations in September 2021. “Continuing to be the supplier of choice for air ambulance emergency services in Africa is testament to the Cessna Citation’s performance, espec...

Andøya Space AS from Norway took delivery of a new DA62 MPP at Andøya Airport

After a successful two-weeks flight trial back in 2019, Andøya Space realized the outstanding capabilities of Diamond Special Mission Aircraft and hence ordered one DA62 MPP for their own operations. The DA62 MPP is equipped with a customized state-of-the-art mission system, that allows Andøya Space to conduct their missions in the most efficient manner. Fredrik Pedersen, Proj...

Porter Airlines signs aircraft support agreement with Embraer

 In preparation for major North American expansion, Porter Airlines has agreed to an aircraft aftermarket support program with Embraer. This follows the airline's announcement last month that it ordered up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, including 30 firm commitments and purchase rights for another 50. Deliveries begin in the second half of 2022, as Porter prepares to grow beyond its curr...

RED aircraft showcases RED A03 Powered YAK-18T

RED aircraft has successfully test flown a YAK-18T fitted with its highly efficient RED A03 engine. The flight represents a significant milestone for the company as it has exceeded expectations concerning performance and efficiency.   In an unorthodox and proactive move, it was Raikhlin Aircraft Developments who initiated the conversion. In doing so, they have practically demonstrated sever...

Pilatus now offers medevac PC-24s with the EpiShuttle

The global COVID-19 pandemic situation has fueled a growing demand for air transport solutions for infectious patients. To prevent in-flight transmission of viruses to cockpit and cabin crew, infected individuals are transported in an isolation unit known as an EpiShuttle. With its large cargo door and complete air ambulance equipment, the PC-24 is ideally suited for these missions. –&nbs...

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New Airbus customer - Jet2.com orders 36 A321neos

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

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Fifth Global Business Jet delivered for Saab GlobalEye airborne surveillance solution

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Piper Aircraft received EASA approval of Pilot 100i

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Volocopter and Geely Joint Venture orders 150 Volocopter aircraft

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

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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...