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SAMAD Aerospace completes hover tests for eStarling

SAMAD Aerospace announced that it has completed hover tests for its second prototype eVTOL eStarling aircraft. Designed for intercity transport, the eStarling aircraft will combine a helicopter’s vertical ability to take off and land from almost anywhere, with the speed and range of a business jet.  With a semi blended wing body (BWB) design and powered by sustainable...

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Airbus A350-900 & introduces Premium Economy to Dubai

Following the much-awaited resumption of its Dubai route in May, Cathay Pacific continues to stay true to its brand ethos and is ‘moving beyond’ to offer a series of enhancements. Customers can now experience and travel the popular – Premium Economy cabin on-board the Airbus A350-900. Starting 06 August, 2021, passengers can experience luxury on one of Cathay Pacific’s m...

EHang - commencement of operations in Yunfu Production Facility

EHang announced that, as scheduled, it has commenced operations at its new AAV production facility in Yunfu city, China in late June 2021. The new facility represents a scale-up of the Company's production capabilities. As a new AAV production site of EHang, the Yunfu facility has total planned gross floor area of approximately 24,000 square meters. The site is equipped with a series of fun...

Legends Airways announce TECNAM fleet acquisition across three models

TECNAM and Legends Airways today announced an aircraft purchase agreement for a fleet of 5 initial aircraft for the fixed-wing flight training school. The purchase consists of two P2008 LSA, two P2010 standard category 4 place and one P2006T twin. This kind of acquisition is what Tecnam calls “Fleet Solution”, where a Flight School can offer different models to cover...

Hartzell Family of brands features memorable activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Hartzell’s family of brands has a full agenda planned at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 beginning today through Sunday, Aug. 1.  Special Hartzell activities include aerobatic performers, propeller experts on hand to answer technical questions, discounts for Recreational Aviation Foundation members, and sponsorship for pilot proficiency skills. Hartzell’s exhibit booth is 296-297 l...

To support future flight computing requirements - Collins Aerospace launches Perigon

Collins Aerospace announced the launch of its PerigonTM computer, available for a broad range of commercial and defense platforms. With advanced computing power, open-system architecture and flexible configurability, Perigon is designed to enable future flight control and vehicle management needs. “From autonomy to cybersecurity, customers want their platforms to do more than ever be...

Gazprom and Russian Helicopters signed a cooperation agreement to supply the first Russian offshore helicopters

Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the ''Gazprom'' Management Committee and Andrey Boginsky, Director General of ''Russian Helicopters'' signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement for the supply of certified domestic-made Mi-171A3 maritime helicopters. The Mi-171A3 is the first domestically produced helicopter intended primarily for offshore operations (trans...

Rolls-Royce generator for most powerful hybrid-electric propulsion system

The generator that will be at the heart of the most powerful hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system in aerospace has arrived for installation at our specialist testbed. The generator, and related power electronics, was delivered to the newly-renovated Testbed 108 in Bristol, UK, from the Rolls-Royce facility in Trondheim, Norway, having completed an extensive development test programm...

Cessna Denali has been realigned to Beechcraft turboprop family

Textron Aviation is realigning its turboprop aircraft lineup as the single-engine Beechcraft Denali (previously branded the Cessna Denali) joins the legendary twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 260 and King Air 360/360ER as part of the company’s high-performance turboprop product lineup. The aircraft development program continues to progress toward a first flight anticipated later this year....

DA50 RG Debuts at EAA AirVenture

Diamond Aircraft is thrilled to announce the debut of the DA50 RG at EAA AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from July 26th to August 1st at Wittman Regional Airport.The DA50 RG has recently reached a monumental milestone with the first North Atlantic crossing from Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, to the London, Ontario, facility in Canada. &ld...

airBaltic introduces Online Delayed Baggage Service and improves Call Center Service

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has recently improved company’s service for delayed or damaged baggage, introducing an online self-service platform for communication between the passenger and the airline. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Even though we take an extra care of the passenger baggage and in more than 98% of cases it reaches...

RED aircraft achieves Russian certification for the RED A03 engine

RED aircraft GmbH flagship engine the RED A03 has been certified and approved by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA). This certification represents a significant milestone in RED Aircraft’s progress to become one of the world's leading producers of high-powered and fuel-efficient aero engines. This certification joins previous certifications from the European  Aviation S...

United Aircraft Corporation highlighting new aircraft during MAKS-2021 airshow

The United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC as part of the Rostec State Corporation) will display new products and wide exposition at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021, which will be held in Zhukovsky near Moscow on July 20-25. The UAC home air show will premiere the presentation of the new aircraft, which will take place on July 20, the first day of MAKS-2021. For the fir...

Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft is now available for U.S. fractional ownership with KinectAir

VoltAero pioneering Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft is now available for U.S. fractional ownership through the company’s teaming with KinectAir, joining its on-demand flight services driven by artificial intelligence and utilizing an advanced smartphone application. KinectAir’s “Pioneer” program opens opportunities for fractional owners to reserve share positions, o...

Airbus delivers first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in China

Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. At the end of June 2021, China East...

Hahn Air welcomes 15 new partners in the first half of 2021

Hahn Air announces the addition of 15 new partners in the first half of 2021. The airlines trust the leading ticketing and distribution specialist to expand their indirect sales to secondary markets and increase their ticket sales with up to 100,000 travel agencies in more than 190 markets. They also benefit from being part of the largest network of interline partners in the world.  &ldquo...

Exceeded in-flight connectivity - Inmarsat Jet ConneX available on large-cabin Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has surpassed 500 installations of the Inmarsat Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on large-cabin aircraft. The robust Wi-Fi solution is available on new aircraft and can be retrofitted on qualifying existing aircraft. “Gulfstream owners expect a seamless transition from life on the ground to life on their aircraft, making connectivity essen...

BAA Training secures €31 million financing for its global expansion

BAA Training announced it will be getting financing for its global expansion provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and US Apple Bank for Savings. Two companies belonging to Avia Solutions Group (ASG) - BAA Training and ASG Asset Management - were involved in signing the historic agreements with the leading financial institutions.   The €31 million worth deal is one of the most signi...

Australia F135 engine Heavy Maintenance Facility achieves initial depot capability for fan & power modules

TAE Aerospace announced today it has successfully achieved Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine fan and power modules, which power all three variants of the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. With this achievement, TAE Aerospace’s F135 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility, or depot, in Aust...

Accelerating electrified commercial travel - Surf Air Mobility orders up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX

Textron Aviation and Surf Air Mobility Inc., signed a purchase agreement for up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine turboprop aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 100 aircraft and an option for 50 more. The order, which is subject to Surf Air Mobility obtaining financing, is part of an exclusive relationship between the two companies supporting Surf Air Mobility&rs...

ALSIM delivered its first flight simulator to Russian S7 Aero

ALSIM announced its first sale in Russia. An ALSIM AL172 simulator has been delivered to S7 Aero and will be used for private pilots trainings at S7 Training. The AL172 is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features real Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and is equipped with the latest ALSIM VFR Visual System (VFRVS). The AL172, due to the unique ALSIM’s visual system mat...