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Farnborough Airport unveiled Domus III, £55 million investment state-of-the-art 175,000 sq. ft hangar facilities

Farnborough Airport announced the grand opening of Domus III. The state-of-the-art 175,000 sq.ft hangar facility sets a new benchmark in aviation hangar infrastructure, with sustainability at the very heart of its modern and progressive design. Back in August 2022, Farnborough Airport embarked on a bold £55m investment programme, to significantly enhance its facilities and infrastructure by...

Sirius Aviation AG and BMW Group Designworks unveil hydrogen-powered business jets

Sirius Aviation AG unveils two revolutionary hydrogen-powered luxury business jets: Sirius CEO-JET and the Sirius Adventure Jet. Developed in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks these aircraft aim to transform private air travel with eco-friendly alternatives, substantially reducing CO2 emissions. Alexey Popov, Sirius Aviation AG CEO commented: "The...

Qantas Group invests in regional turboprop fleet

Qantas announced new investment in its DeHavilland Dash 8 turboprop fleet as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping regional Australia connected. Qantas will acquire 14 additional mid-life Dash 8-400 aircraft, with 19 smaller Q200 and Q300 turboprop aircraft to be gradually phased out of the fleet. The first aircraft will join the QantasLink fleet by the end of calendar year 2024. Q400 aircraft...

Finnair completed rollout of its €200 million new long-haul cabin

Finnair has successfully completed the rollout of its new 200 million euro long-haul cabin renewal, with all long-haul aircraft now refurbished. The project included the launch of an entirely new Business Class seat, a brand-new Premium Economy cabin, and a refreshed Economy Class, giving customers the ultimate onboard experience. The cabin was first launched in 2022, and within the spac...

magniX launches revolutionary battery product

magniX announced the launch of Samson, its game-changing battery line. magniX Samson batteries have been designed for aviation and industries or applications that require high levels of performance, safety, and reliability. Samson batteries will be certifiable under aviation regulations, while delivering industry-leading energy density, unmatched cycle life, and patented safety features. ...

Porter Airlines is North America’s best regional airline

Porter Airlines was selected as Best Regional Airline in North America at the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The category includes airlines that primarily or exclusively fly within North America. Porter continues to challenge the definition of economy air travel across North America by emphasizing an overall elevated economy experience on board. This includes a two-by-two configurati...

Embracing Innovation and Technology - IATA World Safety and Operations Conference 2024

Under the theme, ‘Embracing Innovation and Technology for Safe and Efficient Operations’, the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference has developed four exciting tracks to consider the practical applications of innovation and technology. The four tracks covering Safety, Cabin Operations, Flight Operations, and Crisis Management will follow an opening plenary of VIP opening addresse...

easyJet to digitise onboard Aircraft Technical log to cut down on paper use and weight

easyJet is replacing weighty Paper Technical and Cabin Logs previously used by cabin crew, engineers, ground crew and flight crew with the new e-techlog system, which will be rolled out across its 346-strong fleet of aircraft during 2025. The move represents another way the airline is trying to reduce its operational waste, with the transition expected to save more than 300,000 sheets of paper fro...

Thales obtains the first design verification report for complete drone system ever granted by EASA

Thales received the first full DVR ever granted by EASA to operate light UAS in medium risk, SAIL III. This DVR process set in place in April 2021 by the Agency aims at ensuring safe drone operations. Such a premiere strengthens the Group’s position on emerging civil drone market and represents further progress towards the certification of the Thales UAS100 in the most demanding conditions.&...

Safran enters into exclusive discussions to acquire Preligens, a leader in artificial intelligence for aerospace and defense

Safran has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire 100% of Preligens, a leader in artificial intelligence for aerospace and defense, for an enterprise value of 220 million euros. Founded in 2016, Preligens provides field-proven AI analytics solutions for high-end imagery, full motion video and acoustic signals. The company develops complex algorithms and software to analyze and automatically...

Etihad Cargo expands European freighter network with launch of Madrid

Etihad Cargo is expanding its freighter network with a new route to Madrid. Starting 15 July 2024, Etihad Cargo will operate two weekly Boeing 777 freighter flights between Abu Dhabi and Madrid, adding over 200 tonnes of cargo capacity for Europe.  Stanislas Brun, Vice President Cargo at Etihad Cargo, commented: "Launching Madrid as Etihad Cargo’s latest European freighter desti...

Automation impact on future of pilots and aviation

As artificial intelligence inexorably advances into many areas of the economy, the labor market is facing significant changes. According to the International Monetary Fund, the development of AI will impact as many as 40% of jobs soon, and as many as 60% in advanced economies. Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum predicts that AI solutions will eliminate up to 85 million jobs by 2025. How will AI c...

Archer planned San Francisco air mobility network connecting five locations across the Bay Area

Archer Aviation announced plans for an air mobility network that will connect five strategic locations across the San Francisco Bay Area -  South San Francisco, Napa, San Jose, Oakland, and Livermore. Archer network is anticipated to provide unprecedented connectivity to communities around the region, allowing people to replace one-to-two-hour drives to cities around the bay with fl...

CAE inaugurates Savannah, Georgia training center for Gulfstream pilots and maintenance technicians

CAE inaugurated its first Gulfstream-dedicated business aviation training center, which will be a key component to training more pilots and maintenance technicians over the coming decades. Located near Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. headquarters in Savannah, the new center has a capacity for up to four full-flight simulators (FFS). The first, a Gulfstream G550 FFS, began operating last January, and th...

Skyports partners with Korea’s leading domestic carrier on vertiport development

Skyports Infrastructure has entered a partnership with Jeju Air Co., Korea’s number one low-cost airline, to support the deployment of vertiports for air taxi operations in Korea. The agreement formalised during a signing ceremony at Gimpo City, Korea, will bring together Skyports and Jeju Air’ complementary aviation operator and infrastructure expertise to facilitate vertipo...

Sevenair Academy partners with Icelandic Aviation Training for flight training

In a strategic move to provide flight training for Northern Europe,Sevenair Academy has partnered with Icelandic Aviation Training. This collaboration integrates the vast experience of Icelandic Aviation Training’s training and management team, led by seasoned Icelandair Captains, with the advanced flight training capabilities and infrastructure of Sevenair Academy. With this new p...

Sedona Airport introduces sustainable aviation fuel with Avfuel partnership

Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority in partnership with Avfuel Corporation, and Red Rock Aviation announce Sedona Airport now offers an emissions-reducing fuel option: sustainable aviation fuel. The airport is Avfuel first location to offer SAF in the state of Arizona, positioning it as a leader in eco-conscious aviation operations. While the fuel is available for sale to general aviation...

Bell announced first flight of Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146C MK II Griffon helicopter

Bell Textron Canada announced successful first flight of one of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s modernized CH-146 Griffon helicopters, a variant of the Bell 412EP, under the Griffon Limited Life Extension project. Under GLLE, Bell will provide aircraft modifications to a series of the fleet’s aeronautical components, including its avionics systems, cockpit displays, engines, and se...

EOS-X SPACE will begin operating its space flights in Spain & Abu Dhabi in 2025

EOS-X SPACE faces the last half of 2024 in a decisive way to complete its start-up and mark a historic milestone for Spain in this incipient industry, which currently represents a market of more than 9 billion dollars in revenues. Kemel Kharbachi, company, founder and CEO, is finalizing the development of the Spaceship capsules, the necessary validation tests -which w...

Senior US business leaders outline key reasons for wanting to upgrade their companies’ business aircraft

A study commissioned by Airbus Corporate Jets reveals that the primary reason U.S. senior business executives from companies that lease or own private jets are considering upgrading their fleets within the next five years is a growing focus on sustainability and the use of sustainable fuels in newer models. The second most significant factor driving potential upgrades is an increased emphasis...

French Army’s NH90 for Special Forces has started flight testing

Airbus Helicopters has launched the flight test campaign for the prototype of the NH90 Standard 2. This standard is one of the latest NH90 configurations and is being developed specifically for the French Army Aviation, to support special forces operations. The French Ministry for Armed Forces has ordered a total of 18 NH90s in the Standard 2 configuration. Flight testing will continue u...