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Bringing drone deliveries to Colombia - Skyports Partners with low-cost airline developer Irelandia

Skyports has created a joint venture with Irelandia, to bring drone deliveries to Colombia and wider Latin America. The joint venture will bring an innovative, fast, frequent and reliable logistics service to Colombia, providing a cost-effective solution to connecting Colombia’s rural communities. The joint venture will be led by Skyports’ Bogota-based Colombia General Manager,...

eVTOL ride sharing business in Japan - Japan Airlines & Avolon

Avolon and Japan Airlines announced a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan.  Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of commercial models to introduce one of the world’s firs...

First A320 Flight Hour Services maintenance contract in Europe to support Finnair’s entire single aisle fleet

Finnair has selected Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support its entire A320 Family fleet (35 aircraft), thus becoming the first European FHS customer for an A320 fleet. Following recent contracts in Asia Pacific and the MiddleEast region, this first FHS agreement from Europe demonstrates the growing trust placed in Airbus’ maintenance by the hour services by airlines aroun...

Officially MACE 2021 confirmed as carbon neutral - stay tuned for the take-off on Tuesday

Welcome to the first conference in Malta which is completely carbon neutral! The Malta Aviation Conference & Expo 2021, an international aviation conference set to take-off on Tuesday 26th October at the Westin Dragonara Hotel, has just been declared as a carbon neutral event.   MACE supports the aviation industry’s social responsibility and commitment to a greener future...

To bring UAM to Japan - Volocopter joins Osaka roundtable

Volocopter has joined the Osaka Roundtable, an institution eager to bring UAM to one of the busiest cities in Asia. As part of the engagement, the German eVTOL developer also committed to fly during the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. Together with long-term partner and investor Japan Airlines, who recently reserved Volocopter aircraft, Volocopter accelerates its commitment in Japan and plans to cond...

LorEau Aviation Group flies in to ratify business partnership with ELMS Aviation, Complete Aircraft Group

ELMS Aviation and sister company Complete Aircraft Group announced the signing of a wide-ranging MoU with newly established MRO consultancy LorEau Aviation Group, based out of Dubai World Central Airport, UAE, on the opening day of MRO Europe in Amsterdam.   ELMS Aviation, the leading aviation personnel cloud-based compliance and competence management solution, was selected as...

Twelve produces first batch of E-Jet Fuel from carbon dioxide

Carbon transformation company Twelve announced it has produced the first fossil-free jet fuel called E-Jet® from carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis, demonstrating a scalable, energy-efficient path to the de-fossilization of global aviation. This project was supported through funding from the U.S. Air Force and produced fuel globally applicable for both commercial and military avi...

DHL Express inaugurates new logistics hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport

DHL Express has further cemented its presence in the UAE by launching the construction of a new stand alone, logistics hub, at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA). The 15,000sqm facility, on a 30,000sqm airside/landside plot, located in ADIA’s Future Cargo Area, is being developed in partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Authority (ADAFZ) - a wholly owned subsidiary of Ab...

Air Austral entrusts AFI KLM E&M with the support of its Airbus A220 components

While Air France has received the first of its 60 Airbus A220 aircraft at the end of September, Air Austral, the airline based in Reunion Island, is the first to benefit from AFI KLM E&M's component support for this new aircraft type. AFI KLM E&M and Air Austral recently signed an agreement to provide component support for the airline's fleet of three A220 aircraft. The terms...

Strategic partnership and LOI 200 ERA - Amedeo & Aura Aero

Future of electric aviation - a new strategic partnership just announced between Amedeo and AURA AERO, as well as LOI for the purchase 200 Electric Regional Aircraft. AURA AERO has created a clean sheet design while integrating new technologies as well as existing technologies such as fly by wire and is driving digital efficiencies to build revolutionary momentum in creating an electr...

Safran opens second assembly line in U.S. for Arriel 2E helicopter engines

Built in Texas - Safran Helicopter Engines has opened a second assembly line at their facility in Grand Prairie, Texas for the Arriel 2E engine. The first assembled and tested Arriel 2E engines have been delivered to Airbus. These engines power the UH-72B delivered to the U.S. Army as part of the newest Lakota helicopter. Also installed in the H145, the Arriel 2E was until now produced in France....

Ensuring the highest level of flight safety on every approach

ATR initiated a project to convert a Columbian airport to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), as part of its continuous drive to boost flight safety in every region served. ATR is a vocal and active member of regional safety groups around the world. One of these is the pan-American Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-PA). And when we tabled a project to shift Colombia’s Guapi Airpor...

Berlin Brandenburg region welcomes MTU Maintenance dedicated on-site service facility

MTU Maintenance aims to become the number one on-site and near wing engine service provider in Europe with its new dedicated facility in the region of Berlin Brandenburg. The opening of the new facility will happen in November 2021 and will house quick-turn engine bays and be a base for a dedicated on-site and AOG team for CF34-8/-10 and CFM56-7B and, later in 2022, CFM56-5B and V2500 engines...

easyJet launches competition for children to design a zero-emission passenger plane

easyJet, which became the world’s first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights in 2019, is now launching a competition to challenge the brightest young minds to design their vision for future flying - a zero-emission passenger plane.  The competition is calling on school children up and down the UK, aged from 7 – 16 to design a passe...

Ideal solution for innovative eVTOL designers - RED A03 engine

RED aircraft GmbH announced the utilisation of its revolutionary and highly efficient RED A03 engine in the eVTOL aerospace sector. It is developing many relationships with innovative manufacturers looking to capitalise on the engine's phenomenal power output, fuel efficiency, and safety features. The major stumbling blocks for most electric vehicles are weight, range, and payload. Big batt...

A new line maintenance centre to be opened - SmartLynx Technik

SmartLynx Airlines announced the initiation and implementation of a new Part-145 Line Maintenance Organization SmartLynx Technik, to bring greater control back in-house. As SmartLynx Airlines continues rapid business development, an in-house line maintenance centre, SmartLynx Technik, will be established to care for the airline’s Airbus fleet. The new centre will be EASA appro...

Search and rescue live demonstration - Diamond Special Mission Aircraft Division

From October 26 – 27, Diamond Special Mission Aircraft Division will be hosting a live demonstration focused on Search and Rescue. The demo will take place in Ostend, Belgium, and over the North Sea, in cooperation with North Sea Aviation Services, a Diamond MPP customer themselves. The DA42 MPP utilized for this demonstration is equipped with a ViDAR (Visual Detection and Ranging) ...

Extension of Total Component Support agreement for Japan Airlines Boeing 787 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines have further deepened their trusted partnership by extending a long term agreement on Total Component Support (TCS) services for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet. The five-year TCS contract covers a multiple of components installed on Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet of 53 aircraft. The services to be rendered include maintenance, reliability monitor...

Chinese Premier visited EHang booth at the China Import and Export Fair

The 130th China Import and Export Fair officially kicked off on October 14th in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in attendance at the opening ceremony and visited the exhibition booth of EHang. Mr. Huazhi Hu, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EHang, introduced the Company’s self-developed autonomous air mobility solutions to the Premier, demonstrating its...

Master takeoffs and landings with Cirrus Approach complimentary course

Cirrus Aircraft announced a complimentary Cirrus Approach course available to all aircraft enthusiasts and pilots regardless of the aircraft type they fly. Now through the end of the year, the Cirrus Approach SR Series Takeoffs and Landings flight training course is complimentary to those who register. Takeoffs and Landings provides in-depth, digital instruction on procedures to ensure eve...

Volotea wins territorial continuity for Sardinian routes

Volotea will operate a total of six routes connecting Sardinia to the mainland for at least seven months. Flights will start this Friday, October 15th until May 14th, 2022. The company will connect Cagliari, Olbia, and Alghero with Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports. Volotea will open its third Sardinian base in Alghero, in addition to the Cagliari and Olbia bases. The regi...