50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Latest aviation news

Looking for specific categories? Or Airplanes news? United States related news?

Diamond Aircrafts special mission aircraft now available with PistonPower maintenance program

Diamond Aircraft´s Special Mission Aircraft Division is proud to announce the PistonPower power-by-the-hour maintenance program is now also available on Diamond´s incredible special mission aircraft line-up. PistonPower´s power-by-the-hour maintenance program is a very effective tool to keep direct operating cost under control and to bring stability into the maintenance...

More quarantine-free travel and pre-flight COVID-19 testing options - American

American Airlines is further streamlining and helping customers travel with confidence when they are ready to fly. Through collaboration with airport authorities in Italy and coronavirus (COVID-19) testing partner GoHealth Urgent Care, American is leading the way in safe travel. “We’re proud to offer our customers additional options to ease travel as they begin planning their g...

Embraer successfully concludes aerial refueling qualification between two KC-390 Millennium aircraft

Embraer reached another important milestone in the development of the KC-390 Millennium multi-mission military freighter program with the successful conclusion of the aerial refueling qualification between two KC-390 Millennium, proving, for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), this new operational capacity of the aircraft. The in-flight refueling capacity between two aircraft of the same model using...

Ag Aircraft Manufacturer produces 4,000th airplane

Last week at the company’s world headquarters and manufacturing facilities, an Air Tractor®502XP, a single-seat agricultural aircraft, was delivered to its new owner during a send-off ceremony attended by employees and local dignitaries. It is the 4,000th airplane Air Tractor has produced since it began operations in 1972. "After 49 years of continuous production of airplanes, al...

GA Telesis announced the disassembly of 3 ANA Boeing 777-200 airframes and APUs

GA Telesis announces it has completed the disassembly of three All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-200 airframes and associated APUs. Along with multiple others scheduled for 2021, these disassemblies compliment GAT’s already well-known position as the world’s leading independent supplier of Boeing 777 used serviceable material. GAT will strategically position the USM at its Asia Pa...

A world of possibilities: Alaska Airlines officially joins oneworld

Marking a milestone in its 89-year history, Alaska Airlines today celebrated its first day as a member of oneworld. Alaska becomes the 14th full member of the global alliance, just eight months after receiving a formal invitation from oneworld in July 2020. "Joining oneworld is joining a family of the best airlines in the world," said Ben Minicu...

World largest aero-engine build started - UltraFan by Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come. Work on the first module is underway at our dedicated DemoWorks facility in Derby, UK, and the demonstrator engine, which has a fan diameter of 140 inches, will be completed by the end of the year. The engine is the basis for a...

First satellite navigation procedures for helicopters - ENAV and Leonardo

ENAV and Leonardo have tested and validated the PBN (Performance Based Navigation) procedure for the Foggia – Tremiti S. Domino Island route in the Apulia region (Southern Italy). This was carried out with an AW169 helicopter operated by Alidaunia, a company providing transport services to and from the Tremiti Islands, as well as emergency medical service missions which support the relevant...

Corsair took delivery of its first A330neo

Corsair has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from Avolon, to join the French airline’s fleet. By selecting a total of five A330neos, Corsair is executing its strategy to become an all-A330 operator. Thanks to the A330neo’s latest technologies, Corsair will benefit from cost-effective and eco-efficient solutions, while providing passengers with the best comfort standa...

Next milestone - 50th Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft delivered

The milestone delivery -  the 50th Global 7500 aircraft. It was achieved as production of the industry flagship continues to mature, and as the aircraft’s in-service performance continues to deliver very high levels of reliability. The 50th delivery of the Global 7500 business jet follows a successful 2020, where Bombardier delivered 35 of these aircra...

FACC and Airbus develop wings of the future - Wing of Tomorrow

The aircraft industry is considered one of the most innovative and progressive technology sectors worldwide. As a technology partner, FACC ranks among the leaders in this field with its high-performance research and development and the production of innovative products and systems. In cooperation with the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, FACC is currently working on the “Wing of Tomorr...

Wisk prepares to launch trial to Advance Autonomous Passenger Transport

Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme. Wisk is working towards rolling out the implementation phase later this year.  In February 2020, Wisk announced that it h...

Development of Lilium 7-Seater electric vertical take-off and landing jet

Lilium has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Qell Acquisition Corp., led by Barry Engle, a former president of General Motors North America, is focused on developing next-generation, sustainable mobility. Upon closing of the transaction, the company will be called Lilium, and it is anticipated that ordinary shares will be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker...

Nobody left behind - Cape Air roadmap to 100 TECNAM P2012 Traveller

US regional airline Cape Air confirmed the order of the following batch of 10 TECNAM P2012 Traveller aircraft that will be delivered in 2021 joining the 20 Travellers already in the airline’s fleet. Cape Air, Tecnam Aircraft’s launch customer, has also optioned 10 P2012 units of 2022 production and 10 P2012 units of 2023 production, confirming its pat...

Daher launches the enhanced Kodiak 100 Series III

The Kodiak 100 Series III version of Daher’s turboprop-powered sport and utility aircraft was unveiled, incorporating enhancements and standard features for improved flight safety, greater cabin comfort, augmented operational capabilities from both unimproved strips and on water with floats, as well as upgraded quality and more comprehensive maintenance coverage. Marking its official...

Japan Coast Guard adds two H225s to growing fleet

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the...

Piper Aircraft announces participation at Sun-n-Fun 2021

After more than one year since the last tradeshow event, Piper Aircraft is excited to announce that it will exhibit at the 2021 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, to be held in Lakeland, Fla. April 13-18. Piper’s presence will be appropriately sized and will include the implementation of several safety measures designed to protect the health of attendees as well as the Piper t...

The time has come - Luxaviation launches US market expansion

Luxaviation Group is launching an expansion of its Luxaviation brand in the US market. With the establishment of a new base in Miami, which brings access to a new fleet of planes, Luxaviation is doubling down on the US market for the first time in the heritage company’s rich history, opening its renowned, impeccable service in the sky to a broad range of high-net-worth clientele across...

CDB Aviation and SAS expand relationship with new transaction for 4 Airbus aircraft

CDB Aviation announced a new sales and leaseback transaction for a fleet of four Airbus aircraft with its existing customer, Scandinavia’s flagship airline, SAS. The agreement incorporates three A320neo and one A350-900 aircraft. The carrier already took delivery of the A350, with the A320neo aircraft expected to be delivered in the near term. “We are pleased to expand our...

Hartzell 3-Blade Navigator Composite Prop STC approved for Bonanza fleet

Hartzell’s new Navigator, a three-blade advanced structural composite scimitar propeller, is now approved for thousands of Beechcraft Bonanza single-engine airplanes.  The new STC applies to Bonanza models including most 35-C33A, E33A, E33C, F33A, F33C, S35, V35, V35A, V35B, 36 and A36 aircraft. Available as part of Hartzell Propeller’s Top Prop™ program, the Navigator&rs...

Fly via Prague service for transfer passengers by Prague Airport

Effective 1 April 2021, Prague Airport will launch a service for a new segment of passengers transferring in Prague between flights operated by different air carriers. The Fly via Prague service will increase the potential of the airport in Prague as a transfer hub and provide greater passenger comfort during the times air traffic is to be gradually resumed. The main partner of Prague Airport is t...