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New electric air taxi vertiport in London - Skyports and Brent Cross Town

Skyports has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brent Cross South Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet Council, to develop a passenger air taxi vertiport at Brent Cross Town. Brent Cross Town, a 180-acre development in north west London which is being regenerated as a new £7 billion mixed-use park town for the capital, was selected as a p...

Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot join forces to develop green aviation fuel

Gazprom Neft has entered into an agreement with Aeroflot on cooperating in producing Russia’s first ever minimum-carbon-footprint sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), under a document signed by Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and Aeroflot CEO Mikhail Poluboyarinov at this year’s Eastern Economic Forum. This partnership between Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot en...

New World Traveller luxury design for long-haul aircraft

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2021, Lufthansa Technik gave a preview a new pioneering cabin design study for long-haul aircraft. The design, called ‘Explorer', is based on the current trend for superyachts of the same name, which optimally fulfill their owners' wishes to "go anywhere at any time" and "discover the world". For the design study, the specia...

Bombardier expands customer offerings at Dallas Service Centre

Bombardier announced the enhancement of its interior repair and refurbishment activities at its service centre in Dallas, Texas, providing customers with even more maintenance and support capabilities.  Bombardier will collaborate with Global Engineering & Technology, Inc. (GETI), a market-leader in aircraft furnishings since 1991, to offer customers the industry’s highest qualit...

Airbus began assembly of first future eco-wing prototype

 Wing of Tomorrow is a major Airbus research and technology programme, has reached a key milestone with the assembly of its first full-size wing prototype. The Wing of Tomorrow programme will not only test the latest composite materials and new technologies in aerodynamics and wing architecture but, importantly, explore how wing manufacturing and industrialisation can be improved to m...

Eve and Bristow enter partnership to develop UAM capabilities

Eve Urban Air Mobility and Bristow Group Inc.  announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop an Air Operator’s Certificate for Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. The partnership will develop an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operating model using Bristow’s experience in safely transporting passengers and cargo worldwide. In a...

New Bell 407GXi customer took delivery by undertaking transatlantic flight

Bell has delivered a Bell 407GXi with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to a Ukrainian corporate customer. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around Ukraine. “The Bell 407GXi demonstrates incredible performance and has proven to be a reliable aircraft that supports the needs and missions of our customers,” said Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Co...

Evolito to electrify aerospace market with ultra-high performance, low-weight electric motors

Evolito, a new company developing and manufacturing electric motors and power electronics for aerospace applications, launched publicly today as a privately-owned business. Evolito was spun out earlier this year by YASA (the world-leading pioneer of automotive axial-flux electric motors acquired by Mercedes-Benz in July 2021) to exclusively commercialise YASA’s next-generation electric...

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa invests in drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter

Expa - a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding - today announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery...

KLM Flight Academy signs up for 14 Bye Aerospace all-electric eFlyers

Bye Aerospace announced that KLM Flight Academy, located at Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands, has completed purchase deposits for six all-electric eFlyer 2 and eight all-electric eFlyer 4 airplanes. “We are honored to add the first major airline’s flight academy, KLM Flight Academy, to our expanding list of eFlyer customers,” said George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace....

Safely returning to “Normality” - Helitech Expo

Simple question to all aviation professionals: do you miss industry events as it was hapenning in "before covid19" life? Are you ready to see colleagues, partners and clients again in real life, ike they would step out of all screens? What is especially important for you to take the decision to grab you places for next event? As the world is slowly but surely returning to &ldq...

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 significant step forward in Liebherr’s successful worldwide landing gear overhaul campaign.  “We are very honored and proud to count Embraer Executive Jet Services among our customers. This...

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 China. Operating under VolocopterTechnology Co., LTD , the JV has signed an agreement to purchase 150 Volocopter aircraft. Geely Holding Group's CEO, Daniel Li Donghui, has joined Volocopter's A...

airBaltic to recruit 320 additional crew by summer 2022

airBaltic announces that by summer 2022 it expects to recruit 320 additional crew – 120 pilots and 200 cabin crew members. airBaltic group plans to primarily rehire its former pilots who had to be released due to the pandemic and airBaltic Pilot Academy graduates. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are pleased to see a growing deman...

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 hybridised propulsion system for light helicopters while delivering concrete flight safety improvements in the short term. The campaign’s main target is to enhance flight safety of single engin...

GOL to launch network of 250 eVTOL aircraft in Brazil

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. in conjunction with Grupo Comporte, an entity of its controlling shareholder, announce that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for the acquisition and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Following aircraft certification and successful delivery of the aircraft, the Company expects to start oper...

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 firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely design...

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 Fuel (SAF) producer Neste will partner to achieve the collective aim of accelerating the certification of 100% SAF of ATR aircraft to fly with 100% Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ – a key...

Jet Aviation gains aerospace standards EN 9110 certification in Singapore

Jet Aviation maintenance facility in Singapore has been awarded Aerospace Standards (AS/EN) EN 9110 certification in recognition of its quality management system. AS/EN certifications are based on ISO 9001 quality standards adapted for the aviation, space and defence (ASD) industry. Following Basel’s certification in January 2018, this is the company’s second MRO site to achieve this i...

GEMINI WINGS adds another plane to their alliance fleet

GEMINI WINGS is adding another plane to their growing fleet of contracted planes and helicopters which they represent as exclusive sales agent. GEMINI WINGS, an innovative Czech aviation company based in Prague has formed an international alliance fleet comprised of private aircraft and helicopters from small European operator partners and individuals. Gemini Wings acts as the sales agent, charter...

ZURI VTOL demonstrator starts its tests at the airport

The ground test of the VTOL ZURI concept has recently been carried out.The results of the trial allow ZURI to soon proceed to the hovering stage. ZURI now shares the appearance of the technology demonstrator for the very first time. The tests of the technology demonstrator took place at an airportnear Prague. The trial included testing the interoperability of individual syst...