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AW109 Trekker enters the Indonesian helicopter market

Leonardo delivered an AW109 Trekker light twin to FlyKomala of Indonesia, marking the entrance of the type into the country’s helicopter market. The aircraft will be used by the operator to carry out a range of missions including passenger transport, utility transport, disaster relief, an...

Embraer released technical guidance for sanitization in commercial aircraft

Embraer has released technical guidance to apply UV-C lights for cockpit sanitization, as well as disinfectants and coatings for the cabin in the Company’s commercial aircraft. According to these specifications, the utilization of UV-C Lights in the Flight Deck region will eliminate the COVID-...


Embraer announces 19 new orders of Ipanema agricultural aircraft

Embraer aviation division has sold 19 EMB-203 Ipanema single-seat aircraft in February, totaling 27 aircraft sold this year. This sales volume in the first two months of 2021 is already 8% higher than what was negotiated throughout 2020.The second consecutive month of high sales reflects the favorable performance of the Brazilian agribusiness and the technological innovations incorporated in the n...

Investment Firm 777 Partners Orders 24 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and private investment firm 777 Partners announced today an agreement to add 24 737-8s to the firm’s diverse aviation portfolio, with purchase rights for an additional 60 airplanes. The Miami-based company will place the single-aisle airplanes with its growing portfolio of low-cost carrier investments around the world. In addition to aircraft leasing, 777 Partners strategically inv...

Rolls-Royce and Tecnam join forces with Widerøe to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft ready for service in 2026

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026. The project expands on the successful research programme between Rolls-Royce and Widerøe on sustainable aviation and the existing partnership between Rolls-Royce...

New Praetor 500 conversion delivered to AirSprint

First conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet delivered for AirSprint Private Aviation. The Canadian Fractional Ownership company has another Legacy 450 scheduled to convert to a Praetor 500 this year, in addition to the delivery of a brand-new Praetor 500, also in 2021. With these additions, AirSprint will have three Praetor 500s in their fleet, and a total of nine Embraer aircraft. ...

Falcon 6X Maiden Flight dedicated to Olivier Dassault

Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X has successfully completed its first flight as planned in the first quarter of 2021, demonstrating the maturity of the program and opening the test campaign for certification. “Today’s flight is another milestone in Dassault history, made all the more satisfying by the remarkable efforts of the entire Dassault organization and its partners over the challe...

Innovative King Air ground cooling aftermarket upgrade available for Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series

Federal Aviation Administration approved Supplemental Type Certificate for the new Beechcraft King Air Ground Cooling aftermarket upgrade for Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series turboprops. With King Air Ground Cooling installed, customers can provide flood cooling into the cabin before departure, enhancing passenger and crew comfort. Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker custo...

Newest Honeywell turbogenerator will power hybrid-electric aircraft, run on biofuel

Honeywell announced it is developing a power source for hybrid-electric aircraft, planned for demonstration later this year. At 280 pounds, the Honeywell 1-Megawatt generator weighs about the same as a motor scooter but delivers enough energy to power an entire neighborhood block. This generator will be combined with the Honeywell HGT1700 auxiliary power unit, currently flown on every Airbus...

Spirit of Innovation of Rolls-Royce powers through another milestone on its way to a world record

The taxiing of the plane is a critical test of the integration of the aircraft’s propulsion system, ahead of actual flight-testing. The first flight is planned for the Spring and when at full power the combination of electrical powertrain and advanced battery system will power the aircraft to more than 300mph, setting a new world speed record for electric flight.  Minister for Busine...

An order for 100 Diamond Aircraft placed by Blue Line Aviation

Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. and Blue Line Aviation recently inked a firm order for 50 Diamond Aircraft, including single engine DA40 NG’s, twin engine DA42-VI’s and a Diamond Simulator, with an option for up to 50 additional aircraft. The order comes less than a year after Blue Line Aviation’s 8 year anniversary, which was celebrated with the delivery of a brand new DA...

Gulfstream G280 got FAA affirmation of superior sound performance

The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that the super-midsize Gulfstream G280 meets the certifying organization’s recently intensified noise standards. Known as Stage 5, the standard lowers the noise limit for subsonic aircraft. The G280’s noise emissions have always fallen below the levels now classified as Stage 5.  “The Gulfstream team con...

Volocopter raised €200 Million in Series D Funding Round

Volocopter announced the signing of their Series D funding round today, raising €200 million in additional capital. Cumulatively, Volocopter has raised €322 million. The funding will be used to solidify Volocopter’s leading position in the UAM market by bringing the VoloCity, the battery-powered air taxi for cities, to certification and by accelerating the launch of its first...

Strategic American Express Ventures investment in Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic announced a strategic investment from American Express Ventures. The funds will support the continued development of Boom's flagship product, the supersonic airliner Overture. Overture is Boom's 65- to 88-seat supersonic airliner, capable of running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel. The supersonic aircraft is slated to roll out in 2025 and begin commercial flight...

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Piper Aircraft news during SUN-n-FUN Aerospace Expo 2021

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ATR delivery flight - from Toulouse to Kagoshima in 7 stops

Early April this year, a crew of 4 ATR people, travelled to Kagoshima in Japan to deliver a brand-new ATR 42-600 to HAC. The flight spanned over 6 days and 8 legs.  A ferry flight is the journey...

First fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 - interior elements join flight-test program

Gulfstream G700 aircraft dedicated to testing the cabin experience has flown for the first time and now joins the five other test aircraft already in the steadily maturing certification program.&...

Accelerate the development of drone delivery infrastructure - ANA HOLDINGS and Wingcopter

ANA HOLDINGS is collaborating with German drone manufacturer and service provider Wingcopter to accelerate the delivery of vital pharmaceuticals and other consumer products via unmanned aircraft. The...

Modern technology & Retro styling- Special 75th anniversary edition Beechcraft Bonanza

Textron Aviation has turned to an aviation legend and founding member of the Beechcraft brand to commemorate a milestone for one of its most iconic aircraft. The company announced a special edition 75...

FAA Certified Piper 100i on display for the first time at Sun-n-Fun

Piper Aircraft announced that for the first time a FAA certified Pilot 100i will be on display at Sun-n-Fun. The Pilot 100i received type certification from the Federal Aviation Adminis...

Further reduction of Airbus Beluga fleet environmental impact

Airbus has taken the next step in reducing its industrial carbon footprint with the maiden flight of a Beluga super-transporter using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from the aerospace company’s...

Daher showcases its Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft families at the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo

Daher is to highlight its aircraft product line during next week’s Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo at Lakeland Linder International Airport with a side-by-side presence of the Kodiak and TBM sin...

The development of Heavy Cargo Hybrid VTOL Drone for SF Express - Amazilia Aerospace & Pipistrel

SF Express, China’s leading integrated logistics provider, intends to expand its delivery network fleet through the deployment of large cargo unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with...

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CAAC established EH216 Type Certification team to further advance certification process

EHang Holdings Limited announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has established a “type certification” team for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The kickoff meetin...

Announcing ASKA - the electric take off and landing flying car for consumers

NFT Inc announced it is now taking pre-orders for the ASKA, the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for consumers. The company has also opened the world'...

As support of helicopter industry France orders H225Ms and VSR700 prototype

The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed an order to purchase eight additional H225Ms and a second VSR700 prototype. Th...

Piper Aircraft news during SUN-n-FUN Aerospace Expo 2021

Last week was quite active with good news from Piper Aircraft! The aircraft which was on display at the annual Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo and will join Piper’s demo fleet was the 1,000th...

Gary Jet Center becomes Cirrus Aircraft authorized service center

Gary Jet Center (GJC) is proud to announce today that it entered into an agreement with Cirrus Aircraft to be an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the aircraft manufacturer and its growing base of c...

H125 performance increase certified by EASA

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the power upgrade of its single-engine H125 helicopter. Announced at Heli-Expo last year, this major evolution increases the aircraft’s pow...

Completion of 100th Global 7500 business jet wing manufactured in Texas

Bombardier celebrated the completion of the 100th wing for its Global 7500 business jet, a significant milestone for the industry-leading aircraft and for the company’s facil...