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To accelerate adoption of hydrogen in aviation easyJet partners with GKN Aerospace

easyJet is working with GKN Aerospace to work toward reducing carbon emissions in aviation through the adoption of zero carbon emission technologies. easyJet will support the development of GKN Aerospace’s Hydrogen Combustion (H2JET) and Hydrogen Fuel Cell (H2GEAR) technology, including exploring the options for flight demonstration, as part of the airline’s ambition to...

Swiss Aviation Company purchases two Bell 505s

Bell Textron signed of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses. “The Bell 505 is well suited for high-altitude environments, which makes it an ideal aircraft for transportatio...

Diamond Aircraft signs agreement with Safran to provide electric motor for the all-electric eDA40

Diamond Aircraft and Safran Electrical & Power, world leader in aircraft electrical systems, have just announced a cooperation agreement to equip the eDA40 all-electric training aircraft with an ENGINeUSTM electric smart motor. Safran Electrical & Power will supply the electric motor for the eDA40, a derivative of the existing and certified DA40 platform, which will be the first...

Sonaca Aircraft to expand its product range and geographical presence in Europe

During the Aero Friedrichshafen 2022 trade show, Sonaca Aircraft presents the SONACA 200 TRAINER PRO and the SONACA 200 TRAINER NG, the latest addition to Sonaca Aircraft’s range of two-seater training and leisure aircraft, which has gained in product and commercial stature. The Sonaca 200 New Generation is fully equipped for night VFR flight. Based on the analog version, it features the...

Reinventing civil defense

New risks have Europe updating its civil defenses, but are nations rebuilding or reinventing? Up-to-date civil defense can make a difference in saving lives in what might be a more likely CBRNe incident, like a terrorist bomb, a mishappen, a missile sent by a rogue state, or the use of chemical weapons by foreign nation intelligence. In any CBRNe incident, first responders are at high risk...

Continued global expansion with new Cirrus Aircraft European locations

At AERO Friedrichshafen Cirrus Aircraft announced its continued global expansion with investment in two new European locations to meet increasing customer demand. The company will open a European regional operations office in Rotterdam, Netherlands, scheduled to launch in June 2022, in addition to the recently announced aircraft sales presence based in Valenciennes, France. “Cirrus Aircra...

TARMAC Aerosave inaugurates an engine shop in Tarbes

TARMAC Aerosave has announced the commissioning of its new engine shop in Tarbes. TARMAC Aerosave is presenting this new 59,200 sq ft installation at the MRO USA tradeshow, in Dallas from 26 to 28 April 2022. Engine line maintenance, dismantling and storage activities will be carried out in this new hangar. A fifth hangar in Tarbes The original site and headquarters of TARMAC A...

School4Pilots in Germany acquired an ALSIM ALSR20 simulator

ALSIM is strengthening its presence in Germany as School4Pilots GmbH, based in Hannover, Germany, has acquired an ALSIM ALSR20 simulator. The ALSR20 is the brand-new simulator manufactured by ALSIM and is the exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. This Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 5 is specifically designed for PPL and IR training needs. The device reproduces the Cirrus SR20 sp...

LCI commits to order up to 125 BETA Technologies eVTOL aircraft

LCI has signed an agreement with BETA Technologies, developer of a fully integrated electric aviation system, to acquire up to 125 of the company’s eVTOL aircraft. LCI’s commitment for BETA’s ALIA-250 eVTOL aircraft will enable the company to sustainably support operations across the globe. Under the terms of the deposit-backed agreement, LCI will initially ac...

JMB Aircraft expands VL3 flight functionality with JMB Connect - world first integrated app for Ultralight aircraft

 JMB Aircraft announced today that they will redefine the General Aviation market segment with the integration of the JMB Connect app in every VL3 aircraft, through a partnership with AVIATIZE, the Belgian aviation software company. The JMB Connect app is based on the Aviatize Companion app from Aviatize, with extended functionality.  JMB Aircraft CEO Jean-Marie Guisset: ” ...

New partnership to develop urban air mobility in Italy - Airbus and ITA Airways

Airbus and ITA Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility in Italy. Two companies will explore the creation of tailored UAM services, by identifying strategic use cases for emission-free mobility solutions. The agreement foresees a joint approach toward local mobility stakeholders in order to onboard additional partners for the safe and sustainable...

ExecuJet MRO Services nears completion of major Dubai business aviation facility

ExecuJet MRO Services is nearing completion of a new business aviation MRO centre able to house 18-24 business jets at one time. The facility was intentionally sized to handle the very largest business jets, including the Falcon 6X and 10X, as well as other large jets from other OEM’s.  Management expects to open the facility in the third quarter.  “The large hangar doors...

Canada Jetlines selects Safran wheels and carbon brakes for its A320-family fleet

Canada Jetlines, the new all-Canadian leisure carrier, with travel targeted for summer 2022 to serve several Canadian, US, Caribbean and Mexico destinations from its main hub in Toronto, Ontario, has selected Safran Landing Systems wheels and carbon brakes to equip its Airbus A320 fleet. Under the long-term agreement, Safran Landing Systems will supply wheels, brakes and carbon heat sinks manuf...

SAS chooses Digital Alliance Skywise Predictive Maintenance solution for its A320 Family fleet

The Digital Alliance has welcomed SAS Scandinavian Airlines as its first customer for its Skywise Predictive Maintenance solution. The new solution chosen by the airline is called “SPM Alliance” and will enhance the operations of its A320 Family fleet of around 70 aircraft. This is the first solution from the Digital Alliance combining predictive maintenance algorithms from Air...

Sixth revv aviation FBO joins Avfuel-branded network

Avfuel Corporation and revv aviation entered into a branded fuel supply agreement as the latter assumed operation of the FBO at Schaumburg Regional Airport (K06C) in Schaumburg, Ill.  The Village of Schaumburg chose revv aviation, formerly Carver Aero, to take over the location after the previous operator left the facility, and entered into a long-term lease with revv as of Feb. 1, 2022.&n...

Pratt & Whitney grows its engine health management services working with SITA

Pratt & Whitney signed an agreement with SITA, an information technology provider with more than 70 years of experience serving more than 2,500 global customers. This data delivery agreement enhances engine health management services offered to Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft, growing Pratt & Whitney’s full-flight data capabilities for SITA’s global customers.  &ld...

Start with great optimism - AERO 2022

Before the official opening of the 30th international aviation trade show AERO, the show’s highlights were presented. In General Aviation, the development of quiet and environmentally friendly electric and hybrid-electric aircraft is progressing ever more rapidly. With a comprehensive range of products and services, AERO will be held from April 27 to 30, 2022, with 633 exhibitors from 34 cou...

Flexjet celebrated World Pilots Day marking the ninth annual recognition

Flexjet paid tribute to the skill, commitment and professionalism of its pilots on World Pilots Day. Celebrated annually on April 26 for nearly a decade, World Pilots’ Day honors the men and women who keep passengers flying safely through the skies. “We are proud to honor our pilots, who are on the front lines of carrying out our commitment to our jet Owners,” said...

Recaro Aircraft Seating CL3710 seat took flight on Etihad Airways brand new A350 aircraft

The Recaro Aircraft Seating CL3710 entered into service on March 31, 2022, when Etihad Airways new A350-1000 aircraft took its maiden flight. Ideal for long-haul routes, the Recaro CL3710 economy class seat won a 2019 Crystal Cabin Award for its extensive comfort enhancements. The bestselling seat sets itself apart from competitors in regard to comfort and design.  “Choosing Rec...

China first Carbon Neutral business jet flight completed by Sino Jet

On April 22, Earth Day, Sino Jet announced the import of its own Dassault Falcon 7X business jet from France, and “carbon neutrality” was achieved through adopting low-carbon emission initiatives and the offsets of China Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) throughout the entire flight in the aircraft introduction. This is the first "carbon neutral" flight in China's busi...

World-first hub for flying taxis, Air-One, opens in Coventry, UK, heralding a new age of zero-emission transport

Urban-Air Port, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens “Air-One”, a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVvehicles – such as air taxis – and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport. Urban-Air...