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Innovative D328 UpLift Research Aircraft is ready for ILA 2024 in Berlin

The D328 UpLift flying testbed, a collaboration between Deutsche Aircraft and the German Aerospace Center, will showcase cross-industry German aerospace capabilities, setting the stage for groundbreaking advancements in the German aviation industry. Nico Neumann,Deutsche Aircraft Chief Ope...

Supporting next-generation aviators - Diamond Aircraft & LIFT Academy celebrate continued partnership with significant fleet expansion

Diamond Aircraft and Leadership in Flight Training Academy announced an expansion of LIFT Academy training fleet, underscoring a steadfast partnership that began in 2018. This collaboration supports LIFT Academy's cutting-edge program, which is meticulously designed to prepare aviators for...


NetJets was unveiled as the previously confidential buyer of 12 Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft

NetJets has been revealed as previously confidential buyer of 12 Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft. This firm transaction initially announced in December 2023 was valued at US$326.4 million based on list prices at the time of signing, but the landmark deal could be more than US$6 billion if all optional 232 Challenger 3500 jets are exercised over time. With this ord...

The freedom for everyone to go from A to Anywhere - Skai -simple, safe, clean from end-to-end

A company declares to change the world with a revolution in transportation. By innovating, developing processes and technologies that no one else has yet done. By offering convenient, cleanest, and safest way to move from A to B - first hydrogen eVTOL aircraft. Simply. Better. It's absolutely logical that we were determined to learn a lot more and get the answers to our many question...

Embraer delivers 1800th E-Jet

Embraer has reached a new delivery milestone - the delivery of the 1800th E-Jet production aircraft. The new Azorra owned E190-E2 was handed over to Royal Jordanian Airlines today at Embraer’ facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil. E-Jets have enjoyed global success in the fleets of 90 airlines and leasing companies from more than 60 countries since the first aircraft ent...

ASL Aviation Holdings inks deal with Reliable Robotics for 30 aircraft autonomy systems

ASL Aviation Holdings has placed a deposit-backed order for 30 units of Reliable Robotics  autonomous flight system for the Cessna 208B Caravan. The deal secures early delivery slots and enables ASL to be a leader in the adoption of safety and efficiency enhancing automation. ASL and Reliable have been working together since 2022 to bring advanced automation and remote piloting into ASL&...

Elevating customer service - Textron Aviation unveils expanded global parts distribution facility

Textron Aviation announced the grand opening of largest parts distribution facility at its headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. With the addition of 180,000 square feet of space, this state-of-the-art facility is now better equipped to serve the company’s global customer base with increased parts storage and faster shipping. With thousands of Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft oper...

ATR announces sale of 10 ATR 72-600 to Singapore-based Avation

ATR announced the signature of a firm order for 10 ATR 72-600 with Avation PLC. Deliveries are scheduled between 2025 and 2028, showcasing Avation’s long-term vision and confidence in the relevance of ATR’s products to serve the regional aviation market. The agreement is further complemented by 24 purchase rights, extending until 2034. This order marks ano...

FAA approves new empennage design for Robinson R22

Robinson Helicopter Company has secured FAA approval for its new empennage design for the R22 helicopter. With this certification, Robinson’s entire fleet of helicopters is now FAA-certified. The new empennage design includes a symmetric horizontal stabilizer and tailcone, now standard on all newly manufactured Robinson helicopters. The development and testing of the new empennage desig...

Koppert will use Embraer Ipanema aircraft to certify aerial applications of bio-control methods in Brazil

Embraer EMB-203 Ipanema agricultural aircraft will conduct a series of tests to certify the first methodology for aerial application of bio-control agents in Brazil. The pioneering project to promote sustainability in national agribusiness is led by Koppert. The collaboration between the teams Embraer and Koppert will evaluate technical aspects necessary for optimum application efficienc...

Air Evolution named Tecnam's Dealer in Mexico

Tecnam Aircraft announced the appointment of Air Evolution as the exclusive dealer for sales and service in Mexico. Air Evolution will offer Tecnam complete line of light sport and certified single and twin engine aircraft. Mexico is an important market for Tecnam and with Air Evolution new customers and owners can expect a high level of service. The first aircraft to be marketed will be...

Joby expands California manufacturing facility, rolls second aircraft off production line

Joby Aviation has broken ground on the expansion of its Pilot Production Line in Marina, California. The expansion will more than double Joby’s manufacturing footprint at the Marina Municipal Airport and is expected to begin operations next year. During celebration ceremony Joby also showcased its second production prototype aircraft, which recently rolled off the Company&rsqu...

IndiGo has agreed to order 60 Trent XWB engines

IndiGo has agreed to place an order for 60 Trent XWB-84 engines. This is the first ever agreement for Rolls-Royce with this leading Indian airline. As part of the deal, the health and maintenance of the engines will be covered by Rolls-Royce’s comprehensive TotalCare service. Flying to more than 110 domestic and international destinations, IndiGo flew 100 million passengers in 2023...

GDHF secures 20 H175s for worldwide lease

Airbus Helicopters and GDAT, have signed a contract for up to 20 H175 helicopters (ten firm orders and ten options). GD Helicopter Finance will be marketing these H175 helicopters to customers in the energy, SAR, EMS and parapublic market segments worldwide. Michael York, CEO of GDHF said: “GDHF is very pleased to announce the availability of 50 H160 and 20 Airbus H175...

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Archer completed Midnight transition flight

On June 8th Archer Aviation Midnight aircraft successfully completed transition flying at a speed of 100+ mph. Archer has now achieved transition with two different full-scale eVTOL aircraft. Tra...

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Nautilus Aviation Bell 407GXi helicopters reach 3,000 successful flight hours

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TBMOPA’s annual European convention brings together civilian and governmental operators of Daher’s TBM aircraft family

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Royal Aero Club of Western Australia selects P-Mentor to its fleet

Australia largest flight training organizations, with more than 30 aircraft, The Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, which will celebrate its 95 year anniversary in August, will add Tecnam P-Me...

COCESNA and Thales signed two contracts to modernize its AMHS and AIM systems and navigation aids infrastructure

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