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Safran renews MCO contract for French government helicopter engines for 10 years

Safran Helicopter Engines and the French Aerospace Maintenance Agency (DMAé, Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique) have renewed for 10 years their contract to maintain the French government's helicopter engines in operational condition. Designated Saturne (Soutien Avancé des Turbines de l’Etat), the contract ensures the availability and MRO (maintenance, repair a...

A new milestone for the Cassio 1 testbed with VoltAero electric-parallel hybrid propulsion unit

VoltAero Cassio 1 testbed with the company proprietary electric-parallel hybrid propulsion unit will exceed the total distance flown of 10,000 kilometers with this aircraft’s upcoming participation in Germany’s AERO Friedrichshafen general aviation show. Cassio 1 – which is equipped with the 600-kilowatt full-power version of VoltAero’s electric-parallel hybrid...

First enhanced Grob G109B Able showcase in Europe - Aerobility at AERO 2022

Aerobility will be exhibiting at AERO 2022 in Friedrichshafen as it celebrates the first public display in Europe of its new aircraft type, the Grob G109B Able. The charity will be both operating the aircraft within its fleet, as well as marketing and selling this enhanced model commercially, in collaboration with Grob Aircraft SE and Southern Sailplanes in the UK.  Grob Aircraft SE...

easyJet Fearless Flyer course returns for 2022

easyJet is bringing its Fearless Flyer course back for 2022 and into homes for the first time, enabling nervous flyers to take control and overcome their fears. The course, which has helped more than 9,000 phobics to date, is one of the best priced aerophobia courses in the UK starting at just £69 per person. Now featuring a brand-new virtual element of the programme, easyJet’s F...

Liebherr earned spot in Boeing Premier Bidder program

Liebherr-Aerospace earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program. The program recognizes and rewards consistently high-performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Global Services suppliers, strengthening Boeing’s collective performance and commitment to safety, quality and integrity. The program provides Premier Bidder members with an opportunity to increase their bus...

Etihad Engineering signs component agreement with Touchdown Aviation

Etihad Engineering has signed a Component Agreement with Touchdown Aviation (TDA), a global specialist in the supply, loan, exchange, and repair of aircraft components. As part of the agreement, TDA will provide Etihad Engineering supply chain solutions locally in Abu Dhabi, to ensure the availability of high demanded aircraft parts. Frederic Dupont, Vice President Technical Sales &...

Hartzell AERO Friedrichshafen presence focuses on petroleum and ePowered flight

Hartzell Propeller will feature the latest iterations of props for petroleum, electric and hydrogen propelled aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen to be held April 27-30 in Germany. Hartzell’s contingent of propeller specialists, including sales, engineering and executives will be at Exhibit Hall A3-116. “We have active General Aviation propeller technology initiatives underway in every...

Bellator Aviation signs agreement to purchase Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft

Bellator Aviation signed an agreement to purchase their first P2012 Traveller 11 seat aircraft. Comfortably accommodating nine passengers with two crew, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller is a new-generation, piston-powered, twin-engine, high-wing, fixed-landing-gear aircraft. The introduction of the Traveller into the Bellator fleet provides their customer’s with cost-effective and varied conf...

airBaltic received its 34th Airbus A220-300

On April 24, 2022 airBaltic welcomed its 34th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABH, in Riga. This is the second of eight planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2022. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds...

FAA certification granted to TRU Simulation + Training Cessna SkyCourier Full-Flight Simulator

TRU Simulation + Training announced that its Cessna SkyCourier Full-Flight Simulator has successfully earned Level D qualification from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing pilot training to commence. This achievement comes just one month after Textron Aviation earned FAA type certification for the SkyCourier. “The success of the Cessna SkyCourier simulator program is the re...

New Bombardier era in Wichita begins

Bombardier footprint in Wichita includes an expanding service centre that supports Bombardier’s entire family of Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets. The site also continues to operate one of the world’s leading flight test centres that performs testing and certification of aircraft upgrades on all new Bombardier aircraft programs, including the o...

A milestone on the path to net-zero aviation emissions - Ampaire powers up hybrid electric Eco Caravan

Ampaire earlier this month began ground testing the propulsion system on its first hybrid-electric Cessna Grand Caravan flight test aircraft, which the company has branded the Eco Caravan. This aircraft represents a milestone for hybrid electric aviation, building on the technology and heritage of Ampaire’s Electric EEL aircraft.  In light of record fuel prices and growing concern over...

Diamondo Earthrounding successfully completes Globe Circling Mission in Time for World Earth Day

Diamondo Earthrounding completed its globe circling mission arriving back at Zurich Airport in time for World Earth Day. The goal of the mission, that was comprised of 111 days enroute, 75 destinations in 35 countries on 5 continents, was to link initiatives accelerating sustainable aviation around the world. Tamarack was one of 16 key sustainable initiatives highlighted by the Earthrounding pilot...

Bell ambition to become more sustainable rotorcraft manufacturer

On World Earth Day, Bell is celebrated its commitment to become a sustainability leader in the aviation industry, from the way its aircraft are operated to its manufacturing processes. Last year Bell made vast strides in the implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuel by operating its aircraft on the low-carbon fuel. In March 2021, Bell announced the incorporation of SAF into its en...

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is contributing to positive patient outcomes

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is launching an educational campaign to highlight how air medical transports impact patient outcomes. The "Elevating Outcomes" initiative emphasizes the importance of patients having access to the specialty care they need to achieve optimal outcomes. Angel MedFlight, one of the largest fixed-wing air ambulance providers in the US, routinely transfe...

FACC expands global service network

FACC has established itself as a high-performing and reliable partner in the repair, maintenance and modernization of aircraft for airlines worldwide. The company is now further consolidating its strong position through its cooperation with the internationally successful parts distributor and service provider Leki Aviation. FACC ranks among the world's leading aerospace companies. The compa...

FAA has approved the ALSIM AL40 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device

FAA has approved the ALSIM AL40 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device.The AL40 is an exact replica of a new Diamond DA40 NG aircraft equipped with a real Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite. In the United States, ALSIM’s AL40 is currently operated by the Aspen Flight Academy in Colorado, a one-of-a-kind program that offers every Aspen High School student the chance to experience...

EPA recognizes Clay Lacy Aviation among leading green power users

Clay Lacy Aviation has been a leader in sustainability within business aviation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. In recognition of those efforts, the company has been certified as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a program that supports organizations that use green power voluntarily to protect...

Southern Airways expands its fleet with 2 TECNAM P2012 Travellers

Southern Airways signed an agreement for a purchasing of their first two P2012 Travellers in the passenger transportation commuter configuration with the intention of adding up to four more aircraft within 12 – 18 months. Comfortably accommodating nine passengers with one or two crew, the Traveller is a new-generation, twin-engine, turbocharged piston-powered, high-wing, fixed-landing-g...

Ethiopian Airlines expands its fleet of Diamond Aircraft Flight Simulators

With the recent purchase of three Diamond Aircraft flight training devices, Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) is now operating a fleet of five state-of-the art simulators. EAL added one DA40 FSTD and two DA42 Convertible FSTD’s to their existing DA40 FSTD and DA42 FSTD including upgrades of the latter two. Additionally, EAL has ordered a new optional feature, that Diamond Aircraft recently in...

U.S. Department of Defense awards $ 29 million contract for new AW119Kx helicopters in Foreign Military Sale to Israel

Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the U.S. Department of Defense for new AW119Kx aircraft in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the U.S. Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Israel’s Ministry of Defence is already an AW119Kx cus...