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Wisk and the City of Sugar Land, Texas, partner to bring autonomous Air Taxis to the Greater Houston region

Wisk Aero and the City of Sugar Land, Texas, have entered into a partnership to bring autonomous Advanced Air Mobility to the Greater Houston region. Under this new partnership, Wisk and Sugar Land will identify and assess a location at the Sugar Land Regional Airport for the development of vertiport infrastructure that would allow for Wisk’s autonomous air taxi operations. Th...

Embraer and Scoot sign agreement for Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning

Embraer and Scoot signed a contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning, a tailored expendable spare parts inventory management program designed to assist customers reduce operational costs by optimizing inventory levels. The ECIP agreement, coupled with the Pool Program that Scoot has earlier signed for, will provide comprehensive support for Scoot’s incoming fleet of nine E190...

Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

Australian commercial aircraft operator Microflite has ordered a second five-bladed H145 to support its growing training, commercial, utility, fire observation and rescue operations.Microflite is Airbus’ largest civil helicopter customer in Australia, currently operating an Airbus fleet of 20 rotorcraft ranging from single-engine H120, H125 and H130, to twin-engine H135 and H145. The op...

JetSMART selects Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power additional 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

JetSMART has selected GTF engines to power an additional 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including nine A321XLR aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide JetSMART with GTF engine maintenance through an EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement. JetSMART, an ultra low-cost carrier, selected the GTF engine to power 70 A320neo family aircraft in June 2019. The airline also op...

STARLUX orders A350F and more A330neo widebodies

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five all-new A350F freighters and three more A330neo widebody aircraft. STARLUX Airlines operates an all-Airbus passenger fleet that already includes the A350-900, A330neo and A321neo. The A350F will be operated by STARLUX Cargo on  some of the world’s busiest cargo routes. Currently under development, the A350F can carry...

Financial year 2023 a superlative one for Pilatus Aircraft

The 2023 financial year was marked by major successes for Pilatus. Thanks to high, unbroken demand, 148 aircraft were delivered despite the ongoing challenges of the operating environment. With total sales of 1.478 billion Swiss francs, operating income of 240 million Swiss francs and new orders worth 1.513 billion Swiss francs, Pilatus closed the past year with record results. Hansueli Loosli,...

Bringing eVTOLs to Asia, starting with the Philippines - Lilium partners with PhilJets

At Singapore Airshow 2024 Lilium and PhilJets signed a MoU. The agreement includes the intent to purchase 10 Lilium Jets, as well as a future strategic collaboration on the establishment of an eVTOL operation network across the Philippines and other Southeast Asia countries, such as Cambodia. As part of the agreement, Lilium and PhilJets will partner to develop a future service...

Airbus forecasts strong demand for freight market in Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific region continues to demonstrate robust economic growth and dynamic trade activities, Airbus forecasts demand for around 400 widebody freighters in the region, over the next 20 years, including new-builds and conversions. This represents more than 25% of global demand for 1,490 widebody freight aircraft in the above 40 tonne segment.    Crawford Hamilton, Airbus Head o...

Comlux celebrates successful delivery of the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin

Comlux completed the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin by its center in Indianapolis.As the exclusive partner of Airbus for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft, Comlux Completion proudly maintains its ability to craft the most sophisticated and technologically advanced aircraft cabins ever envisioned. The resulting ACJ TwoTwenty combines intercontinental range, unmatched personal space, an...

Lufthansa Technik Philippines completes its first twelve-year check on an A380

For the first time in its history, Lufthansa Technik Philippines has completed the so-called twelve-year check on an Airbus A380, supporting the return of the world's largest passenger aircraft to the fleet of Lufthansa Airlines. After successfully completing the most extensive work package in its maintenance schedule last week, the A380 registered D-AIMC has returned to Germany. Elmar...

Gulfstream G700 surpasses 50 city-pair records

Gulfstream G700 surpassed 50 city-pair speed records en route to the Singapore Airshow. G700 achieved its 50th speed record on a carbon-neutral flight connecting Los Angeles to Nice, France, traveling 5,197 nautical miles/9,625 kilometers in 10 hours and 13 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90. The industry-leading aircraft then set its 51st speed record — also a carbon-neutral flig...

Bombardier announces new Smart Services offerings for Defense customers with predictable, customizable maintenance options

Bombardier expanded its cost-per-flight-hour program with the introduction of Smart Services Defense for its growing special mission, medevac, head-of-state, and government operators.Smart Services Defense is ideally suited for Bombardier Defense clients who may require a specific maintenance plan considering their high utilization or unique operating profiles. With some&n...

For 25th year, Avfuel funds eager aviators with scholarships

With a longstanding commitment to support the future of aviation, Avfuel announced its 25th scholarship class, distributing a further $5,000 in scholarship monies to individuals pursuing careers and advancements in aviation. In total, one AVTRIP Scholarship recipient and three Avfuel Pilot-in-Training Scholarship recipients were selected from the 2023 applicant pool: Cherry Kan, Rachel M...

Successful start for INTEGRAL E, electric French two-seater

Take-off time for AURA AERO all-electric two-seater INTEGRAL E is approaching fast. Today, on the tarmac of Toulouse-Francazal airport, the engine of the INTEGRAL E prototype was ignited. Event's godfather, Louis Burton, a French sailor who had come as a friend, and who is himself committed to the decarbonization of boating. INTEGRAL E power-up, first pr...

Honda Aircraft Company to introduce Certified Pre-owned Program in Asia at Singapore Airshow

Honda Aircraft Company is set to introduce Certified Pre-owned  program to the Asian market at Singapore Airshow. Honda Aircraft Company CPO comes with a rigorous 208-point inspection and a comprehensive maintenance process, ensuring unparalleled peace of mind, backed by an OEM-endorsed product. In addition, it promises direct interaction with Honda Aircraft’ experts throughou...

FAI Air Ambulance achieves accreditation for its Dubai medical escort service

FAI rent-a-jet Air Ambulance Division has received Commercial Airline Medical Escort accreditation from European Aeromedical Institute for its Dubai-based medical escort service. This follows FAI' accreditation as an approved EURAMI provider in early 2023. The CAME endorsement accredits aero-medical providers performing patient transfers, like FAI, to transport patients seated i...

Silk Avia introduces first new ATR 72-600 in Central Asia

Nordic Aviation Capital and ATR announced successful delivery of first new ATR 72-600 to Uzbekistan airline Silk Avia. This milestone marks the beginning of a new era for regional connectivity in Central Asia. The ATR 72-600, which was delivered by ATR to NAC in December 2023, is part of an order announced in November 2022 during the visit of the President of Uzbekistan, M...

Eve Air Mobility and Yugo sign MoU to study potential for Urban Air Mobility operations in Southeast Asia

Eve Air Mobility  and Yugo Global Industries have signed a MoU to study the potential for Urban Air Mobility and eVTOL flights in Southeast Asia. Together, Eve and Yugo will specifically focus on the potential infrastructure requirements to support eVTOL operations including regulations. The companies will also analyse service center and vertiport size and capabilitie...

Airbus is raising the bar for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

In 2023, Airbus used more than 11 million litres of SAF in its operations – two times the volume of 2022. This exceeded the initial 2023 target of 10% of the total fuel used across Airbus’ divisions by more than a million litres and accounted for 0.02% of all SAF produced in the world over the year! This achievement contributed to the reduction of CO2 emissions by 2...

Embraer and CAE inaugurate Asia Pacific first E-Jets E2 full flight simulator in Singapore

Embraer and CAE officially inaugurated the Asia Pacific region first E-Jets E2 full flight simulator in Singapore. E-Jets E2 training is the latest program offered by the recently expanded Embraer CAE Training Services joint venture. The E2 training program will feature CAE competency-based training assessment courseware, interactive classroom instruction with the CAE...

Pratt & Whitney announces full operations of Singapore Technology Accelerator

Pratt & Whitney announced the significant progress in advancing maintenance, repair, and overhaul performance spearheaded by the opening of its Singapore Technology Accelerator. Back in September 2022, Pratt & Whitney announced the intent to establish technology accelerator in collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board. STA has since delivered over 30 innova...