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World first H160 delivered in Japan

Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter. The multi-role H160 was deliver...

The first all-electric ES-19 airliner - Heart Aerospace partners with Garmin for a fully integrated flight deck

Garmin and Heart Aerospace announced a long-term agreement  to provide the state-of-the-art Garmin G3000® integrated flight deck for the ES-19 electric airliner. Heart Aerospace is working to develop the new ES-19, a 19-seat electric airliner that has the potential to provide the...


DRONAMICS Black Swan UAV – ushering in a new era for the global freight industry

Like black swans, the ability to fly cargo at the cost of road freight has long been considered impossible to exist. 7 of december at 19:30 CET, at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, DRONAMICS revealed to the world The Black Swan - an advanced unmanned airplane that is the most fuel-efficient cargo airplane ever built. Deceptively simple, the Black Swan isn’t just another UAV, it’s a w...

The efficient & ready-made vertiport network solution for urban eVTOL operations - Volocopter VoloPort

Volocopter unveiled a comprehensive VoloPort handbook for the physical infrastructure supporting electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft operations. This detailed handbook is a valuable resource for Volocopter partners building UAM infrastructure that guides readers through the design, construction, material use, infrastructure adaptability, and facility operations. The knowledge...

Certification milestones - G500 and G600 demonstrated steep-approach landings

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced performance accomplishments for its next-generation Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Both aircraft successfully demonstrated steep-approach landings into London City Airport in England, as well as Lugano Airport and Sion Airport in Switzerland. The milestone demonstrations of low-speed handling and short-field landing capability were celebrated with a...

Modernization program - PT6A-67F engines to power the G-111T amphibious aircraft

Amphibian Aerospace Industries Pty Ltd. has selected Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67F turboprop engine to power its iconic twin-engine G-111T amphibious aircraft as part of a Supplemental type certificate (STC) upgrade. “We are delighted to be playing a role in the modernization of the G-111T aircraft which has such an illustrious history,” said Nicholas Kanellias, vice president...

Rostec increases the Ansat flight range by 140 kilometers

Russian Helicopters has increased the flight range of the Ansat and Ansat-M helicopters by 140 kilometers by installing an extra tank. Thanks to this new feature, the unit in the conventional design will be able to fly up to 645 kilometers, while the upgraded version will be able to fly up to 780 kilometers.  A certificate from the Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) allows Kaz...

Certified in Japan - H3 Dynamics-powered hydrogen drone

A hydrogen drone equipped with H3 Dynamics' AEROSTAK hydrogen fuel cell system, developed by Drone Works and with integration support by Nexty Electronics Co. Ltd., received official approval from the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (MITI) on November 28, 2021. The cooperation has led to the first certified hydrogen fuel cell multi-rotor drone test flight in&nbs...

To meet strong market demand, Boeing expands 737-800BCF conversion capacity

Boeing and Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (STAECO) announced plans to create additional capacity for the market-leading 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to help meet continued strong market demand. In 2022, Boeing will add two 737-800BCF conversion lines at STAECO’s facility in Jinan, China. The first new line will open in the first quarter of the year, with...

Dual celebration – NetJets took delivery of first Global 7500 as Bombardier delivered 1,000th Global aircraft

The delivery of 1,000th Global aircraft completed. The major milestone was reached as the NetJets team led by Patrick Gallagher, President, Sales, Marketing and Services, took delivery of the private aviation company’s first Global 7500 business jet. The addition of a Global 7500 aircraft to the NetJets fleet redefines its large-cabin, long-range offer...

Beijing Police strengthens its long range, high capacity law enforcement with AW189 helicopter order

Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. placed an order for two AW189 super-medium twin engine helicopters which will be delivered to Beijing Police as the end user to strengthen its law enforcement, search and rescue, and fire-fighting capabilities in the Chinese Capital’s metropolitan area. The first aircraft will be delivered in the first half of 2022, with the second one following in Q1 2023....

The Helicopter Company expands fleet with 26 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Company, established by the Public Investment Fund as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters. The agreement was signed by Raid Ismail, Chairman of the Board of THC and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, i...

New partnership to develop Urban Air Mobility operations in Australia - Eve and Nautilus Aviation

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Nautilus Aviation announced a partnership focused on accelerating the development of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Australia. The partnership will see the introduction of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft serving some of Queensland’s most iconic tourism attractions including the Great Barrier Reef. As...

Pratt & Whitney introduces GTF Advantage for Airbus A320neo family extending industry leadership in sustainability and customer value

Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage engine for Airbus A320neo family aircraft further extends the economic and environmental benefits of the existing GTF engine. The GTF Advantage configuration reduces fuel consumption by an additional 1 percent, extending the engine's lead as the most efficient powerplant for the A320neo family. In total, the engine decreases fuel consumption and CO2 ...

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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...