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Lufthansa invests in first industrially produced carbon-neutral, electricity-based kerosene

The world first industrial plant that produces CO2-neutral electricity-based kerosene was officially opened today in Werlte/Emsland. It is operated by the climate protection organization atmosfair and produces synthetic fuel for aircraft from water, CO2 and renewable electricity (power-to-liquid = PtL). The Lufthansa Group is a partner in the pioneering project and is one of the first custome...

Decarbonization of air transportation: Nice-Paris flight fueled with 30% SAF

Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The SAF-fueled flight took place during the Nice Transition Days, an international festival celebrating ecological innovations lasting until October 3, 2021, hosted by and organized by the Métropole of Nice-C&o...

Air Belgium took delivery of its first A330neo

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900. The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in a three-class layout (30 comfortable lie-flat business class,  21 premium-class,  and 235 economy-class seats). The aircraft is furnished with the Airbus Airspace cabin. All seats are equipped with the latest-generation, in-flight entertainment system, on-board wifi and mood lig...

Bell Huey: a legend retires in Germany

In Bückeburg, Lower Saxony on June 23, 2021, a rich, thumping sound rang above the helicopter museum near the moated castle. The characteristic outline of the "carpet beater," as the Bell UH-1D is often called in the Bundeswehr, appeared in the sky. The two rotors with the powerful engine, to which this nickname is owed, "beat" at 324 revolutions per minute. As the aircraf...

Welcome ATR cutting-edge customer experience studio

ATR inaugurated its brand new innovative Customer Experience Studio at its headquarters in France, in the presence of local officials. Equipped with seven cameras, a high-performance sound system, touch screens and virtual reality devices, the ATR Customer Experience Studio is the first of its kind in the aeronautical industry. Through a series of interactive digital experiences, this full...

Tecnam launched the first leg of the Traveller tour

Tecnam Aircraft will be displaying the P2012 Traveller at the upcoming NBAA BACE in Las Vegas from October 12 to 14. The Traveller will be on static display at the Henderson Executive Airport prior to its departure for the Soar Higher Tour across the United States.  This new generation aircraft provides owner operators a cost-effective platfor...

21 new Airbus helicopters for Global Medical Response

Global Medical Response is adding a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing they have in common – and the most important thing we look for in o...

Expanded service capabilities in Germany for Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation made additional investments in its European service network, with an expansion of its Stuttgart line station facility becoming a satellite service center. The company is expanding its factory-direct service options at Stuttgart Airport delivering shorter downtime and increased flexibility to its customers with twice the amount of hangar space and the expert engineer team set to do...

ACJ319neo from K5-Aviation to be highlighted at NBAA-BACE

Airbus Corporate Jets is exhibiting at NBAA-BACE for the first time ever showcasing an ACJ319neo from K5-Aviation. K5-Aviation is the largest Airbus operator in Europe with four ACJ319s in its fleet and is preparing to operate two ACJ widebodies soon .    “Our ACJ aircraft offer the best comfort, with the most specious cabins that are widely appreciated by our customers and...

Daher Kodiak & TBM aircraft at NBAA-BACE highlighting owner/single-pilot operations

Daher’s family of Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft will be showcased at this month’s 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, with a focus on the owner/single-pilot operators who represent a large percentage of the company’s international customers. In addition to Daher’s NBAA-BACE presence in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Boo...

Air2E confirms Bye Aerospace all-electric eFlyer 800 deposit

Bye Aerospace announces Air2E has executed a purchase deposit agreement for the all-electric eFlyer 800 for its AirTaxi operations and regional airline operations in Europe. “The eFlyer 800 is the first all-electric propulsion technology that achieves twin-turboprop performance and safety with no CO2 and extremely low ops-cost compared to legacy turboprop aircraft.” said G...

Significant milestone in Garmin G5000 retrofit program for Cessna Citation Excel & Citation XLS

Garmin announced that 10% of the ever-popular Cessna Citation Excel and XLS business jet fleet has now been retrofitted with Garmin’s G5000®integrated flight deck upgrade. The G5000 integrated avionics suite modernizes the cockpit with additional capabilities, significantly reduces operational costs, increases situational awareness of the flight crew and solves long-term c...

First full service bizav provider in Canada offering SAF to private aircraft clients - Skyservice

As part of its commitment to environmentally responsible operations in the air and at its facilities, Skyservice Business Aviation announced that it is the first private aviation company in Canada to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its customers, reflecting Skyservice's dedication to reducing carbon impacts across its business. AirSprint, Canada's pioneer in F...

Diamond Aircraft has made the choice - welcome sales agent for Indonesia

Diamond Aircraft is pleased to announce Airflite Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airflite Pty Ltd, as the sales agent for Indonesia. Airflite, established in 1981, has had a long-standing relationship with Diamond in Australia, delivering and maintaining a fleet of DA40 NGs. Airflite is proud to see the relationship with Diamond Aircraft evolve into Sales Partnership status in Indonesia, f...

EHang & Spanish National Police collaborate to explore AAV use cases in emergency & security missions

EHang announced that it collaborates with the Spanish National Police to explore potential use cases for AAVs in emergency and security missions. At yesterday’s Press Day of Expodronica at World Air Traffic Management Congress, EHang made the first public exhibition of the EHang 216 passenger-grade AAV in Spain at the Cuatro Vientos Aerodrome in Madrid. EHang and the Spanish National Poli...

Flapper and Skyportz choose Electra low-carbon electric aircraft for flight services in Latin America & Australia

Electra.aero has secured purchase commitments for 180 of the company's hybrid-electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft, totalling more than $500 million in value. The deals are part of cooperative agreements with air service providers and infrastructure developers in multiple countries, and reflect global demand for low-emissions transportation as countries stri...

Riga Airport - the number of cargo flights handled keeps growing

Operational data show that the number of cargo flights serviced at Riga Airport continued to grow in September, showing a 56 percent increase as compared to the corresponding period of 2019.  This September, the Airport handled 214 cargo flights, and from January to September a total of almost 2 000 cargo flights, which is 47 % more than in the first nine months of 2019. The incr...

Taking challenges - Honda hybrid eVTOL aircraft

Honda is currently pursuing new direction while leveraging its core technologies. This direction leads to the fulfillment of Honda’s 2030 Vision of serving people worldwide with the joy of expanding their life’s potential.  While solidifying its existing businesses as the foundation of the company, Honda is thoroughly committed to contributing to the realization of a soc...

Support growing pilot training enrollment - order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft

An order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft for the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus. This order will  expand school’s fleet of Skyhawk aircraft to 20. The aircraft will help support the university’s growing enrollment in its pilot training programs. “Textron Aviation remains committed to supporting the training and dev...

Five year GMA extension - ATR & Air Calédonie

ATR and Air Calédonie announced a five year extension of their Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). The contract will cover Pool and Repair for Line Replaceable Units for the airline’s four ATR 72-600 aircraft. This extension will also see additional Line Replaceable Units P/N and Propeller Services added into the contract. Air Calédonie uses its ATR aircraft to provide essentia...

Desert Jet Center FBO to host Citation Jet Pilots annual convention

Desert Jet Center located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, will host the upcoming 2021 Citation Jet Pilots Annual Convention on October 20-23, 2021. The event marks the first time CJP will hold its annual convention in the state of California. As the CJP FBO of choice in the Greater Palm Springs area, Desert Jet Center will be welcoming...