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Accelerating the future of air mobility - Embraer, ITA and FAPESP announce investment in Engineering Research Center

Embraer, ITA (Technological Institute of Aeronautics), and FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) announced yesterday the approval of a joint investment of R$ 48 million in an Engineering Research Center (ERC) for the future of air mobility over the next five years.  This unprecedente...

Airbus increases its UK innovation footprint to develop new hydrogen technologies

Airbus is strengthening its presence in the UK with the launch of a Zero Emission Development Centre for hydrogen technologies. A priority for the UK ZEDC will be the development of a cost-competitive cryogenic fuel system required for the successful entry-into-service of Airbus’ ZER...


Joby Aviation received Part 135 certificate from the FAA

Joby Aviation has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in the second half of 2022. The five-stage process included the submission of more than 850 pages of manuals for approval an...

Dassault Aviation at EBACE2022 - Falcon 6X first public appearance and interview with Vadim Feldzer

EBACE2022 was an event all the industry was waiting for long time. This was first edition in three long years. So you can only imagine the excitement to come together in person again, to meet colleagues, partners and friends, to discover in real life latest of the industry. Due to pandemic Dassault Aviation had to proceed to a virtual roll-our for Dassaut Falcon 6X. EBACE2022 became t...

Lilium choses Livent for high-performance lithium batteries; Aernnova for Lilium Jet propulsion mounting system

Lilium and Livent Corporation announced a research and development collaboration agreement. Lilium and Livent have agreed to collaborate on the advancement of lithium metal technology for use in high-performance battery cells. Collaborating with Livent is an important step towards securing Lilium’s future access to the high-performance battery cell technology that will power Lilium&rsqu...

Rolls-Royce celebrated production of 1,000th mtu engine from MTU Yuchai Power

MTU Yuchai Power Company Ltd, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, recently celebrated a major milestone as the 1,000th mtu Series 4000 engine rolled off the production line at the factory in Yulin. Qiwei Wu, President of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group, said: “Six years ago, Rolls-Royce decided to cooperate with Yuchai and located the joint ve...

airBaltic took delivery of its 36th Airbus A220-300

On May 28, 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 36th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABJ, in Riga. This is the fourth of eight planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2022. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBa...

Introducing autonomous aerial vehicles to Thailand for Urban Air Mobility - EHang & C.P. Group Form strategic partnership

EHang has formed a strategic partnership with Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd. with an intent to establish a joint venture in Thailand for AAV sales and urban air mobility operations.The two parties intend to fully leverage their respective expertise and resources in a long-term comprehensive collaboration on AAV product sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, business development, infras...

ATR accelerates Performance Based Navigation globally

ATR continues to drive the implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and the use of on-board and satellite technology around the world to provide flight safety and operational benefits in the regions we serve. As part of this initiative, Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, recently visited the ATR premises in Singapore. The visit took place in the context of an EU-sponsored...

Daher highlights its vision for a more sustainable future of aviation

Daher research, development and production activities that will contribute to an increasingly sustainable aviation industry were outlined by the company during EBACE 2022.  Chief Executive Officer Didier Kayat underscored the benefits of Daher’s family ownership and the company’s 160-year history in developing solutions that respond to aviation’s long-term climate goal...

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announce order for five 777 Freighters

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines today announced further expansion of its all-Boeing freighter fleet with an order for five 777 Freighters. The order is currently unidentified on Boeing's orders and deliveries website.  "The addition of these five 777 Freighters into our cargo fleet will enable us to meet the growing demand in our cargo operation. While cementing our partne...

Embraer Energia initiative engages climate tech disrupters on sustainable flight

Embraer has completed its first ‘Start-Up Day’ aimed at encouraging start-up organisations and new entrants with the most innovative technologies, to join its Energia sustainable flight initiative. Embraer’s goal is to select these organisations to collaborate on Energia. Embraer seeks to develop technologies with the greatest potential to meet the challenges of the climate...

Leonardo VIP/corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Europe with new orders announced at EBACE 2022

Leonardo leadership in the VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at EBACE 2022, including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters with deliveries in UK, Italy and Germany in 2022 and 2023.  Official distributor for UK & Ireland Sloane Helicopters ordered three AW109 GrandNew wi...

First ACH130 flying with sustainable aviation fuel in Scandinavia

Helsinki Citycopter is committed to offering its Scandinavian customers exclusive flights in ACH130s while taking the first steps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel.  The first two ACH130s acquired by Helsinki Citycopter have just landed in Finland and is a cause for celebration for many reasons. Above all, it is the company's fulfilment of t...

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New Airbus orders in China

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

Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engin...

Longest-range Gulfstream G800 launches flight-test program

All-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 successfully completed its first flight, officially launching the flight-test program of the industry’s longest-range aircraft. Announced in October 2021,...

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

One of CARIBAVIA 2022 most discussed session was presented by Brice Nzeukou, Director of Business and Product Development at Ampaire. How and what is happening in terms of decarbonizing traditional Av...

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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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...

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...

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

On July 1 2022, Airbus confirmed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, demonstrating the positive recovery mome...