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Embraer installs Ka-Band in Flexjet Legacy 500 fleet in Europe

Embraer announced that Flexjet is the first Legacy 500 customer in the world to install Ka-Band, which provides fast, home-like connectivity, as an aftermarket modification on its European fleet of the business jet model. This new capability is available through a service bulletin for the Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 business jets. Embraer also offers the Ka-Band f...

Skyports signs MOU with Jurong Port to develop maritime drone delivery infrastructure

Skyports and Jurong Port signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the development of ship-to-shore infrastructure at Jurong Port. The MOU is a significant milestone for the development of large-scale drone delivery operations in Singapore and expands on Skyports’ ongoing work in the country’s bustling maritime sector. The MoU will draw on Skyports&rsquo...

Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet by the end of 2022

Flexjet is set to almost double its European fleet in the coming months, following a 180% annual uplift in flight activity in the region in the first four months of 2022. Continuing to reinforce its partnership with Embraer Executive Jets, Flexjet is adding three more super-midsize Praetor 600s to its European fleet before the end of May. It is also set to operate the Gulfstream G650 in Europ...

Pratt & Whitney Canada selects H55 as battery technology collaborator for regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that H55 S.A. has been selected to supply battery systems for P&WC’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program. The development of the battery component designs and associated electrical control systems will also be supported by the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI). “We’re deli...

12 000 Wingcopters for world largest commercial drone deployment - Continental Drones & Wingcopter

Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with thousands of Wingcopter drones across the African continent. These networks will dramatically improve the reliability and efficiency of existing supply chains but also help create completely new ones. Th...

Red Dot winner 2022 - Falcon 10X interior got another prestigious product design award

The ultra-long range Falcon 10x, the latest of Dassault Aviation large-cabin business jet family,  recently won a coveted Red Dot award of distinction for interior design. The Red Dot Awards are among the most distinguished prizes in the design world and a sought-after mark of brand excellence. The 10X, currently in development, will be the largest purpose-built business jet on the ma...

Garmin delivers 750th integrated flight deck upgrade for King Air aircraft

Garmin celebrated the delivery of its 750th G1000®/G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade for King Air aircraft. Certified and introduced in 2007, the G1000 retrofit program modernized the King Air cockpit by providing operators with enhanced operational benefits and increased aircraft utility, while also offering significant weight savings and a lower cost of operation. Its succes...

Surf Air Mobility signs definitive $1.42 Billion merger agreement with Southern Airways Corporation

Surf Air Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval, which will result in a merger with Southern Airways Corporation, parent company of one of America’s largest commuter airlines. Southern Airways serves 39 cities across the Mid-Atlantic, Gulf South, Rocky Mountains, West Coast, New England, Hawaii, and soon the Far Pacific. T...

The Registry of Aruba launches sustainability communication 4Ward celebrating imperfect action towards meaningful change

The Registry of Aruba (TROA), has launched a new, digital sustainability publication, 4Ward. The initiative celebrates sustainability in aviation and encourages stakeholders across the industry to step forward with green initiatives, large and small.  TROA’s CEO Alexandria Colindres commented, “Every small action matters. That’s why we’re celebrating innovation...

VoltAero launches European fractional ownership for its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft at the EBACE show

VoltAero is launching a fractional ownership program in Europe, opening new sustainable air mobility opportunities with its family of Cassio aircraft powered by the company’s unique electric-parallel hybrid propulsion system. At next week’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, VoltAero will be accepting initial expressions of interest for fract...

Munich Airport celebrates milestone birthday

30 years ago, on the night of May 17, 1992, Munich Airport moved to its current location about 30 kilometers northeast of Munich. Since then, Munich Airport has handled around 850 million passengers and almost six million tons of air freight on a total of nearly ten million flights to and from Munich. In the record year of 2019, Munich Airport recorded a total of nearly 48 million passengers and a...

Air France-KLM and CMA CGM join forces and sign a major long-term strategic partnership in global air cargo

Air France-KLM Group and the CMA CGM Group announced that they have signed a long-term strategic partnership in the air cargo market1. This exclusive partnership will see both parties combine their complementary cargo networks, full freighter capacity and dedicated services in order to build an even more competitive offer thanks to the unrivalled know- how and gl...

Next generation - ATR EVO family to be even more economical and sustainable

ATR announced its plans for the next generation of its best-selling family of regional aircraft by 2030, the ATR ‘EVO’. The plan foresees advanced design features and a new powerplant with hybrid capability to offer customers the next generation of ATR aircraft. It will encompass innovative technologies to enable significant improvements in performance, economics and sustaina...

Amid year of record sales Embraer delivers 1500th Ipanema aircraft

A technological icon in Brazilian agriculture with five decades of operation, Embraer has delivered the 1500th Ipanema agricultural aircraft. The aircraft, which received a commemorative painting alluding to this historical moment and references to national agribusiness, was received yesterday by the rancher Carla de Freitas, owner of Agropecuária Bela Vista, based in Vilhena in the state o...

Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots. The contract, which was signed between the Republic of Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration and Bell, cal...

Discover uniquely versatile Pilatus PC-24 cabin

A business jet designed for flexible use must have an interior which can be reconfigured to suit different missions. And that is exactly what the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet offers. To demonstrate this flexibility, Pilatus has produced a video which presents the different configuration possibilities. Unlike other business jets, the PC-24 stands apart on account of its unrivalled flexibili...

Wizz Air intents to form a new airline in Malta

Wizz Air announces that based on the ‘Arrangement on Reallocation of Responsibility’ document signed today between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate, it intends to file an application for its Maltese subsidiary to be granted an Air Operator’s Certificate with EASA and an Operating Licence with CAD. Subjec...

FCG OPS launches a network of ground handling stations in Spain in cooperation with General Aviation Service

FCG OPS continues its strong growth in Europe by cooperating with General Aviation Service to launch a partner network of ground handling stations throughout Spain. Recognizing that its flight support and dispatch customers are frequently operating to this region FCG OPS has developed a new strategy that demonstrates company is proactively looking for new opportunities to enhance its ser...

VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project - Volocopter collaborates with Microsoft

Volocopter announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter’s UAM services, and its subsequent transition to auton...

St.Louis expansion supports growing demand for new Gulfstream aircraft & refurbishments

Gulfstream Aerospace will expand completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility. The expansion will increase production of custom cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstream’s in-demand large-cabin aircraft.To support this expansion, Gulfstream St. Louis will grow its workforce in the areas of cabinet makers and finishers, upholsterers, aircraft paint technicians,...

Desert Jet renews WYVERN Wingman certification

Desert Jet has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices be...