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Innovating new aircraft water pipe systems - Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation is constantly looking for new ways to upgrade systems and expand on ideas. Engineering and production teams have been collaborating in Basel to introduce a new system of water pipes for aircraft. The solution is a lighter water system that can replace the heavier tubes and will be an improvement for routine modifications. Usually, these pipes are composed of stainles...

Diamond Aircraft and Aeromot announce DA62 assembly in Brazil

Diamond Aircraft Canada has recently signed a license agreement with its sales partner Aeromot, based in Brazil, for assembling DA62 aircraft, creating significant new value for customers and the aerospace industry in one of Diamond Aircraft’s key growing markets. Aeromot will assemble DA62 aircraft in Porto Alegre, Brazil under license from Diamond Aircraft Canada, which will provide t...

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi celebrates six-fold growth of passengers and doubling of fleet in 2022

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announced its outstanding operational results for 2022. The joint venture established between ADQ, and Wizz Air Holdings PLC enjoyed a record-breaking 2022 by operating more than 6,000 flights and transporting more than 1.2 million adventurous travellers. The national airline carried over 600,000 point-to-point passengers to the UAE in 2022, supporting the sustainable...

The 5 most romantic private flights for Valentine Day in France

This is the time to look for special gifts and experiences to surprise your partner. The flights in this selection are spectacular and particularly affordable. Thanks to the flight sharing platform Wingly, each of them can be booked for less than 150€ per person. Wingly with 2,000 flights available from 450 airfields, opens up unforgettable experiences for romantic passengers who wa...

Accelerating growth - Dufour Aerospace closes new investment from Vista

Dufour Aerospace successfully completed a Series B investment from Vista further supporting the continued development of sustainable aviation technologies. In addition to Vista, the existing investors and two new investors participated in the funding round. Vista’s investment and deep industry experience provides valuable support in expanding the considerable potential of Dufour&nb...

Development of sustainable aviation fuel in Occitanie - The French Government, the Occitanie Region, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Airbus, ATR and Aerospace Valley

The Occitanie Region and Haute-Garonne, Airbus, ATR, Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac and Aerospace Valley, signed a joint declaration to accelerate the development, production and use of sustainable aviation fuel in Occitanie and contribute to the decarbonisation of the air transport sector. Through this joint declaration, all the signatories pledge to support the de...

Lufthansa Technik provides APU services for Air France Airbus A350 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Air France signed a long-term agreement for the technical support of APUs of the French airline's entire Airbus A350 fleet. Over the next six years Lufthansa Technik will provide extensive MRO services for the Honeywell HGT1700 APUs at its Hamburg site.Lufthansa Technik has long been certified by the manufacturer Honeywell as an official partner for MRO of the H...

Embraer invests in a fund managed by MSW and strengthens its Corporate Venture Capital program

Embraer announced an initial investment in the MSW MultiCorp 2 of R$ 20 million (around US$ 4 million), to attract and boost innovative Brazilian startups that synergize with the company's innovation strategy. Embraer has strengthened its role in promoting entrepreneurship in the Brazilian ecosystem, not only by making investments but creating partnerships with entrepreneurs interested in work...

Air France-KLM orders four A350F to modernise the fleet of Martinair, part of KLM Group

The Air France-KLM Group has placed a firm order for four A350Fs, the brand new Airbus widebody freighter, to be operated by Martinair Holland N.V., a Dutch cargo airline headquartered and based in Amsterdam Schiphol airport, and part of KLM Group. The A350F’s will allow the airline to retire its existing older generation freighters and replace them with a clean sheet cargo aircraft that off...

Life Flight Network to add 24-hour critical care transport base to Washington Grays Harbor County

Life Flight Network announced the addition of a new critical care transport base in Hoquiam, Washington. Slated to begin operations in mid spring, Life Flight Network's industry leading flight crew will be based at Bowerman Airport with both fixed and rotor wing aircraft. The new base, part of their continued effort to expand rural access to critical air medical resources, will provide li...

Vertiport operations to soon reach new heights through Siemens / Skyway collaboration

Siemens and Skyway are working together to determine the electrical and digital infrastructure needed to support vertiport operations. Vertiports are hubs for VTOLs such as air taxis and drones. The scope of collaboration involves both companies researching the energy demands of vertiports and developing sustainable electrical supply, standard charging processes, and a system of systems to su...

REGENT secures strategic investment from Japan Airlines Innovation Fund

REGENT announced a strategic investment from Japan Airlines Innovation Fund, a strategic fund that is the venture arm of Japan Airlines (JAL), one of the world’s premier carriers. This investment in REGENT serves as a first step in the exploration of incorporating seagliders into JAL’s global network and highlights its commitment to sustainable transportation. With this investment...

Boom Supersonic begins construction on Overture superfactory

Boom Supersonic kicked off construction of its Overture Superfactory today in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Overture Superfactory is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located on a 62-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. This site will house the final assembly line, as well as test facility, and customer delivery center for Boom's flagship supersonic airl...

Carbon-neutral aircraft: Liebherr-Aerospace installs hydrogen test bench in its test center in Toulouse

Developing the decarbonized aircraft of the future is a priority shared throughout the aviation industry. Among the solutions being considered, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse is working on systems and equipment to reduce fuel consumption and to contribute to more carbon-neutral aircraft. An emblematic project consists of using a hydrogen fuel cell power source to generate sufficient electrical p...

Fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 World Tour amasses 25 speed records

Gulfstream G700 achieved 25 speed records on the recently completed G700 world tour. Gulfstream flew two fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft to more than 20 countries across six continents to demonstrate the aircraft’s performance capabilities and the flexibility and comfort of the most spacious cabin in the industry.  Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, commented:“The...

Leonardo and Safran partner for AW09 single-engine helicopter propulsion system

Leonardo and Safran Helicopter Engines have joined forces to further enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of the next generation AW09 single-engine helicopter. The production aircraft will feature the 1,000 shp class of power Arriel 2K engine, the newest generation of the Arriel family. The selection of the new engine guarantee the most efficient level of industrialization, global sup...

Frontier Airlines names plane in honor of sustainable aviation pioneer Maria Della Posta

Pratt & Whitney and Frontier Airlines revealed “Maria the Bald Eagle,” airline’s second A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines featuring a signature bald eagle livery. The plane was named by Pratt & Whitney employees in honor of sustainable aviation pioneer Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada and the first female to lead a...

Verijet took delivery of new SF50 from Cirrus Aircraft

Verijet took delivery of three brand-new SF50 G2+ Vision Jets. All Verijet flights are 100% carbon neutral, empowering eco-friendly travelers to fly whenever they choose, depart from airports closest to their home or office, and arrive closer to their final destination. Two of the jets were delivered in Knoxville, TN. The other was delivered on a frigid day in late December at...

Making air travel sustainable and innovative: Munich Airport & Lufthansa expand their partnership

Munich Airport and Lufthansa are reaffirming and strengthening their successful strategic partnership. The two companies are now signing a letter of intent to intensify and continue the sustainable development of Munich Airport. In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to the expansion of Munich Airport as an intermodal transport hub, to the needs-based expans...

48 graduates of the Pilot Academy joined airBaltic in 2022

48 airBaltic Pilot Academy students have joined airBaltic as First Officers after graduating in 2022. Overall, there are 67 active students for now, and four new study groups will be formed in 2023 – in February, May, September and November. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “The previous year has been rich for the Pilot Academy&...

Year 2022 - solidified recovery for Airbus Helicopters

In 2022, Airbus Helicopters logged 374 gross orders (net: 362), highlighting the ongoing market recovery with an impressive 216 light single engine helicopters sold. Deliveries increased from 338 in 2021 to 344 in 2022, contributing to Airbus Helicopters’ preliminary 52% share of the civil and parapublic market . Airbus’ helicopter...