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Horizon Aircraft signs LoI with JetSetGo for purchase $250M of Cavorite X7 aircraft

Horizon Aircraft has entered into LOI with JetSetGo. This LOI allows JetSetGo to purchase 50 Cavorite X7 Aircraft at a purchase price up to $5M USD per aircraft for a total aggregate consideration of $250M USD, with an option to purchase an additional 50 aircraft for a total possible...

ZeroAvia and Verne to explore cryo-compressed hydrogen for airports and aircraft

ZeroAvia and Verne signed an MOU to jointly evaluate the opportunities for using cryo-compressed hydrogen (CcH2) on-board aircraft and for conducting CcH2 refueling from gaseous hydrogen (GH2) and liquid hydrogen (LH2) sources. According to analysis by Verne, cryo-compressed hydrogen...


ATR and Air Algérie sign first Digital Maintenance Documentation package

Air Algérie and ATR announced the signature of the first Digital Maintenance Documentation package to further strengthen the airline’s maintenance documentation system and optimise the maintenance and engineering operations for its fleet of 15 ATR aircraft. A new service provided by ATR to its operators, this three-year digital maintenance documentation contra...

Airbus Helicopters to expand unmanned aerial system portfolio with acquisition of Aerovel

Airbus Helicopters and Aerovel agreed regarding the acquisition of Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system, Flexrotor, as part of a strategy to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance missions at sea and over land.  Bruno Even, CEO of...

Equipmake agrees aerospace electric motor development contract with H55

Equipmake has secured a contract for the next phase of motor development with leading electric aerospace propulsion company H55. Following on from an agreement which has seen Equipmake supply cutting-edge electric motors for prototype electric aircraft, the two companies are working together on a 100kW fully certified Electric Propulsion System for H55’s customer project with BRM A...

GKN Aerospace invests to grow additive fabrication capability

GKN Aerospace boostes its commitment to sustainable manufacturing, with a £50 million (600 million SEK) investment in its cutting-edge additive fabrication technology in Trollhättan, Sweden. The Swedish Energy Agency’s Industriklivet initiative will fund £12 million (152 million SEK) of this investment, which will help to revolutionise production methods by reducing raw...

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works rolls out X-59, NASA's newest X-plane

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works rolled out the X-59, a unique experimental aircraft designed to quiet the sonic boom, at a ceremony in Palmdale, California. The ceremony marked a significant milestone in Lockheed Martin's and NASA's decades-long journey to solve one of the most persistent challenges of supersonic flight – the sonic boom. Rollout ceremonies are a long-standing a...

Cirrus Aircraft redefines personal aviation with newest generation SR Series G7

Cirrus Aircraft announced newest generation of the SR Series G7. The SR Series G7 aircraft features touchscreen interfaces, large high-resolution displays, advanced safety systems, improved visibility, increased legroom, enhanced convenience features, and the Cirrus IQ mobile app that provides remote access to real-time health and readiness indications for your aircraft so you...

In 2023 Daher sustained delivery pace for TBM and Kodiak aircraft families, new bookings extending the backlog into 2025

Daher Aircraft Division announced deliveries of 74 aircraft from its TBM and Kodiak single-engine turboprop product lines in 2023 while logging orders for another 100 of these aircraft to be delivered during 2024 and into early 2025. Last year’ deliveries were led by 56 of the efficient and very fast TBM family airplanes in the TBM 960 and TBM 910 versions, along with 18 Kodiak 100...

Delta Air Lines orders 20 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft

Delta Air Lines has chosen Airbus to meet its needs for modern efficient widebodies having placed a first order for 20 A350-1000 aircraft. The A350-1000 will be a new aircraft type in Delta’s fleet. Delta Air Lines currently operates more than 450 Airbus aircraft from all of the Airbus product families from the A220 to the A350-900, with more than 200 additional on order. Christian S...

VoltAero chooses Safran electrical wiring to equip the Cassio 330 electric-hybrid certification aircraft

Safran Electrical & Power has been selected to supply the electrical wiring on VoltAero Cassio 330 electric-hybrid certification aircraft, confirming Safran’s role as a leading partner in VoltAero’s clean-sheet e-airplane. Safran Electrical & Power will design and produce electrical wiring for the propulsion system and power distribution system – in particular,...

SKY express grows regional fleet with two additional ATR 72-600

Greek SKY express took delivery of an ATR 72‑600 in December 2023, as part of a firm order for two brand new aircraft from the IOGR group. This marks another important step in SKY express’ development, as the airline is growing its regional fleetfrom six to eight ATR 72-600 and six ATR -500 for a total of 14 ATRs. The airline is planning further f...

Transavia France took delivery of its first A320neo

French low-cost carrier Transavia France took delivery of its first A320neo, on lease from Avolon, from Airbus manufacturing site in Toulouse. The airline has opted for the Airbus option to have the delivery flight to Paris-Orly powered by a sustainable aviation fuel blend on board. The new aircraft features 186 seats in a single class layout. Selected for its outstanding operational eff...

Fraport and Lilium to collaborate on development of commercial eVTOL network

Fraport and Lilium will explore required planning and approval steps for state-of-the-art infrastructure for the implementation of commercial eVTOL operations at airports. Fraport is active at 30 international airports across four continents. The partnership will start by preparing Germany and the industry for the introduction of regional electric air mobility through working with indust...

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Major investors expect first commercial eVTOL passenger routes to be operational by 2026

Global investors are anticipating the first commercial passenger routes of eVTOL aircraft to be operational in the next few years as the Future Air Mobility market continues to advance rapidly, a...

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

Saudi Arabia THC has signed a historic framework agreement with Airbus, including up to 120 Airbus helicopters of various types set to be delivered over the next five to seven years. Pa...

Safran creates new facility in Brittany for aircraft engine parts

Safran Aircraft Engines will create a new foundry works in Rennes, Brittany, to manufacture turbine blades for its major engine programs: the M88 in the defense sector and the CFM International&n...

Airbus and LCI to partner on development of Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystems

Airbus and LCI  announced a collaboration agreement to jointly develop ecosystems for Advanced Air Mobility. The collaboration will focus on the development of partnership scenarios and busi...

AutoFlight successfully performs world’s first inter-city demonstration flight

AutoFlight presented the world first inter-city electric air-taxi demonstration flight between the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Zhuhai. AutoFlight five-seater ...

Elixir Aircraft closes financing for the next 5 years with a budget of 40 Millions euros

Elixir Aircraft has finalized its capital financing of 40 million euros over the next five years. The financing was completed by raising funds from several investors, including Innovacom, Bpifran...

Advancing eVTOL operations in Japan - Airbus and Hiratagakuen evaluate a multi-mission use of CityAirbus NextGen

With recent completion of CityAirbus NextGen assembly, Airbus’ advanced air mobility teams are focused on putting together the major components that make up the eVTOL prototype, gearing up...

Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years

Embraer Phenom 300 series has maintained its status of the world's best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years, while also attaining the best-selling twinjet for the fourth year running,...

Preparing aviation future: Daher and General Aviation Manufacturers Association renew their international internship

For the second consecutive year, Daher and GAMA have partnered on an international internship program that identifies and encourages promising industry leaders of the future. The trans-Atlan...

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter debuts at Singapore Airshow

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition from Airbus Corporate Helicopters is making its first appearance at the Singapore Airshow.The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is the product of a highly fruitful collaboration...

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RECARO Aircraft Seating has been chosen by Condor airline to supply the Economy Class cabins of its new Airbus fleet with the award-winning BL3710 and lightweight SL3710 seats. The order inc...

Deutsche Aircraft welcomes the complete fleet of D328 turboprops from NL EASP AIR to Oberpfaffenhofen Airport

Deutsche Aircraft announced the arrival of NL EASP AIR complete fleet of D328 turboprop aircraft at its hangar at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport. NL EASP AIR specialises in providing glo...

HYNAERO & Altitude Aerospace to cooperate on the development of Fregate-F100 amphibious water bomber aircraft

HYNAERO, a start-up from Bordeaux (France), working on the design and manufacturing of a new generation amphibious water bomber aircraft, the Fregate-F100, announce the signing of a MoU ...

Niagara Helicopters renews fleet with order for six Airbus H130 helicopters

Niagara Helicopters has placed an order for six H130 helicopters.  Each year, the company welcomes more than 100,000 customers from all over the world, providing a nine minute, 27 kilom...

Swiss Alps to be laser scanned by drones -Swiss-Austrian consortium partners for flight tests

A Swiss-Austrian consortium will test large-area laser scanning applications in the Swiss Alps, using innovative drones. The partners are Dufour Aerospace, RIEGL, BSF Swissphoto and the SLF, who will...

Safran creates new facility in Brittany for aircraft engine parts

Safran Aircraft Engines will create a new foundry works in Rennes, Brittany, to manufacture turbine blades for its major engine programs: the M88 in the defense sector and the CFM International&n...

PC-21 fleet achieves 500,000 flight hours in safety

The global fleet of just under 250 PC-21 training aircraft recently set a historic milestone with a total of over 500,000 successful hours in the air. Experience with current PC-21 customers shows tha...