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Discover Cirrus Aircraft G2+ Vision Jet - enhanced take-off and inflight WiFi

Cirrus Aircraft unveiled a re-imagined Vision Jet™–the G2+ Vision Jet –featuring optimized engine performance for expanded mission capabilities, Gogo® InFlight WiFi for a connected cabin experience, and bold, new colorways for added ramp presence. The G2+ Vision Jet is the late...

Lilium announces plan for $1 billion commercial deal & strategic alliance with leading Brazilian airline Azul

Lilium GmbH intends to enter into a $1 billion commercial deal and strategic alliance with leading Brazilian airline Azul S.A . It also announced the appointment of Gabrielle Toledano and Henri Courpron to the Board of Directors of Lilium N.V. upon completion of Lilium's...


Tecnam presented P92 Echo MKII in Oshkosh

Tecnam announced a new model for the US market that confirm the relentless innovation attitude of the Italian company. The iconic Tecnam P92 Echo, after 29 years and many different versions, the P92 is now offered with a carbon fibre fuselage, coupling retro style and modern technology.  With over 70 years of aircraft design, Tecnam wants to celebrate the aircraft that re-launched our pa...

Evolution of the Bye Aerospace eFlyer 4 design

Bye Aerospace advances in aerodynamic analysis performance characteristics for its four-seat all-electric airplane in development, the eFlyer 4. George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said the eFlyer 4 program has continued to push the envelope for single motor electric aircraft. “The projected aerodynamic performance for this 200-knot airplane continues to mature and improve,” Bye sa...

Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine. Condor is the latest airline to order Airbus’ state-of-the-art A330neo widebody aircraft, bringing a...

United Aviate Academy to train new pilots using Boeing Comprehensive Suite of Training Solutions

United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools, materials and digital solutions to develop and provide early career training to United Airlines’ next generation of pilots. The companies commemorated the five-year training agreement with a ceremonial signing event at EAA AirVenture. The comprehensive training package of courseware and mult...

New interiors & cabin amenities for Beechcraft King Air 260 twin turboprops

Textron Aviation is introducing new interiors to its Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring a stunning new look with craftsman-built cabinetry and a selection of opulent fabrics and color schemes, the luxurious, redesigned cabin interior will be available on all new King Air 260 aircraft in early 2022. The Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop is designed and manufactured by Textron...

Airbus reports Half-Year 2021 results

Airbus SE reported consolidated financial results for the Half-Year (H1) ended 30 June 2021. “These half-year results reflect the commercial aircraft deliveries, our focus on cost containment and competitiveness, and the good performance in Helicopters and Defence and Space. Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the numerous actions taken by the teams have delivered a strong H1...

Electrical power distribution & control on the Dassault Falcon10X - GE Aviation

Dassault Aviation has selected GE Aviation to provide the Primary and solid state Secondary Electrical Power Distribution and Control System for the recently launched Dassault Falcon 10X aircraft. “The Primary and Secondary Power Distribution System on the Falcon 10X system is a next generation design providing significant weight savings over conventional architecture with equip...

NASA boosts Electra research and development

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration has signed a contract with Electra.aero to mature enabling aerodynamic "blown lift" technologies for electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft in advanced air mobility applications. Electra teamed with Dr.Alrjandra Uranga, Gabilan Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California's (USC) Depar...

Joby completes flight of more than 150 Miles with Electric Vertical Take-Off Air Taxi

Joby Aero Inc. announced it had achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing. The flight was completed at Joby’s Electric Flight Base in Big Sur, CA earlier this month as part of the company’s ongoing flight test campaign. The aircraft,...

Volocopter takes to the skies at EAA AirVenture

Volocopter flew at the EAA AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi in the US. This successful flight marks a key milestone in Volocopter's plan to raise awareness of air taxis among populations around the globe and is critical to the long-term success of de...

HondaJet Elite S debuts at the 2021 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

Honda Aircraft Company is showcasing the upgraded HondaJet Elite S with a special paint scheme at the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. The HondaJet Elite S, the latest edition of the HondaJet, was unveiled at the company’s virtual event “Innovation Continues: Elite S” in May 2021. The HondaJet Elite S features several upgra...

Unique aviation sensor for Long Range Awareness under Poor Visibility

The Ruselectronics holding company of Rostec State Corporation has developed a new generation hybrid TV sensor for detecting and observing distant objects in conditions of poor visibility, such as fog, rain, snowfall, dust storms or low illumination. The equipment is suitable for use in aircraft surveillance, and search and track systems. No similar Russian systems are currently available. The...

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Phenom 300E for a Swiss charter operator became 1,500th business jet delivered by Embraer

Embraer has delivered its 1,500th business jet, an impressive accomplishment achieved in only two decades, while the industry average to reach this mark is 34 years. The milestone aircraft is a Phenom...

easyJet partner Wright Electric successfully tests powerful new motor

easyJet partner Wright Electric has announced that it has reached another key milestone along the way in the development and certification of its zero-emissions single-aisle aircraft, having now succe...

Improved travel experience - Airbus Single-Aisle Airspace cabin enters into service with Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa has started operations with its first A320 Family aircraft – an A321neo – featuring Airbus’ new Single-Aisle Airspace cabin. In doing so, the airline becomes the first oper...

FACC expands partnership with Airbus

FACC has been a trusted partner for Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, for many years. Now, this strong partnership is to be further expanded with the production of empennage components for A220...

First international city-pair speed records for Gulfstream G700

An all-new Gulfstream G700 had set its first ever city-pair speed records from Savannah to Doha, Qatar, and then from Doha to Paris. The fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft connected Sa...

Rolls-Royce Ultrafan power gearbox tops world aerospace record

Rolls-Royce announced that its UltraFan® power gearbox has set a new world aerospace record at its facility in Germany. The gearbox has reached 87,000 horsepower or 64 megawatts &ndas...

New Airbus customer - Jet2.com orders 36 A321neos

Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 A321neos making the airline based in Leeds, United Kingdom, a new Airbus customer and a new Airbus A320neo Family operator. The order reflects Jet2.com&rsqu...

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

Textron Aviation successfully completed initial ground engine runs on the prototype Beechcraft Denali single-engine turboprop powered by GE Aviation’s new advanced Catalyst engine...

Fifth Global Business Jet delivered for Saab GlobalEye airborne surveillance solution

Bombardier delivered the fifth Global business jet at Swedish defense supplier Saab’s Linköping, Sweden, location, ready for conversion into Saab’s Airborne Early Warni...

Piper Aircraft received EASA approval of Pilot 100i

 Piper Aircraft has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for the value priced, Pilot 100i. The Pilot 100i enters the trainer segment at a competitive pric...

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Liebherr exclusive provider for Lineage 1000 landing gear overhaul

Liebherr-Aerospace recently struck up an exclusive partnership with Embraer covering the overhaul services for the landing gear systems of the Lineage 1000 until 2031. The agreement marks a significan...

Volocopter and Geely Joint Venture orders 150 Volocopter aircraft

 Volocopter and Aerofugia, a subsidiary of China's innovation-driven group, Geely Technology Group, announced the finalization of their joint venture  company to introduce UAM in Ch...

The engine back-up system - Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests

Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future...

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

As part of its commitment to meet the challenges of decarbonisation of the aviation industry, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), turboprop manufacturer ATR and Sustainable Aviation Fue...

The next generation of CityAirbus - safe, sustainable, and fully integrated UAM solution

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to fi...

RED aircraft look forward to DHC-2 Beaver maiden flight fitted with the RED A03 engine

In conjunction with Sealand Aviation, RED Aircraft anticipates that the first flight of a modified DeHavilland Beaver DHC-2 will take place very soon. The revolutionary RED A03 engine has already...

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...