50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Latest aviation news

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

New State Aviation Holdings acquires Blackhawk Aerospace

New State Capital Partners announced that its general aviation-focused platform, New State Aviation Holdings, has acquired Blackhawk Aerospace. Blackhawk joins NS Aviation anchor aviation investment AVEX, a leading provider of sales and maintenance for the Daher TBM turboprop aircraft, which was acquired in December 2021. AVEX and Blackhawk will continue to operate independentl...

Ready for sustainable aviation fuel - Liege Airport

Liege Airport announced its readiness to accommodate for the distribution of sustainable aviation fuel to its airline- customers. Liege Airport is proud and excited to confirm, that its aviation fuel installations, as well as its fuelling staff, are ready to receive, store and distribute sustainable aviation fuel. Throughout the last months, our fuel storage facilities have been aud...

Maldivian took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft

ATR and Maldives national airline Maldivian announced the delivery of the carrier’s first ATR 72-600, as part of a firm deal for two ATR 72-600 and one ATR 42-600. The latest generation turboprops will replace the airline ageing models, contributing to offer best-in-class fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs, and passenger comfort. Equipped with brand new PW127X...

Etihad Cargo expands capacity offering to United States

Etihad Cargo will further reinforce its commitment to the US market with the introduction of an additional three weekly flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from 24 April 2023. The additional flights will bring Etihad Cargo’s total cargo capacity to over 600 tons out of the US per week. The flights will be operated with both Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner...

Altaport automates heliport, airport, and vertiport operations

In preparation for the forthcoming launch of eVTOL vehicles Altaport has built the world's first vertiport automation system to facilitate the future of travel by automating ground infrastructure operations. The Altaport platform controls a range of activities on behalf of ground infrastructure managers, including resource management and scheduling, ground movement safety m...

Swoop rings in New Year with over 10,000 Canadians

Canada leading ultra-low-cost airline,Swoop has reached a new milestone, transporting over 10,000 travellers in a single day for the first time in the company's history. Bob Cummings, President of Swoop, commented: "We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and grateful to our team of Swoopsters and all our travellers for&nb...

Nippon Cargo Airlines use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel for their cargo flights reducing the emissions of cargo transport

Nippon Cargo Airlines has for the first time used Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel for several cargo flights in November and December last year. SAF is supplied by Neste at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The flights with SAF are a result of NCA’s commitment to making consistent efforts to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, including using sustainable avia...

airBaltic received its 39th Airbus A220-300

On December 31, 2022 airBaltic welcomed its 39th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABM, in Riga. This was the seventh Airbus A220-300 aircraft delivery for airBaltic in 2022. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase...

Kick off 2023 with first delivery of SAF - Brussels Airlines & Brussels Airport

As of January 1, 2023, the NATO pipeline supplying Brussels Airport with kerosene is be opened for the transport of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The airline operated a symbolic first SAF flight from Brussels to Malaga. Brussels Airport is the only Belgian airport fully supplied with kerosene via the NATO pipeline. From now on, sustainable aviation fuels can also be supplied in a fast and e...

Getjet Airlines returns to Canadian skies - wet leasing one Boeing 737-800 to Fly Swoop

GetJet Airlines announced the wet-lease of 1 B737-800 to Fly Swoop, the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, the second largest airline in Canada and one of the top 10 airlines in North America by the number of passengers carried. GetJet Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 bearing the registration LY-DUE was delivered to Toronto Pearson International Airport on New Year’s E...

TechTalent Software and SITA partner to open a Research and Development center

SITA and TechTalent Software have announced a strategic partnership to launch a Research and Development center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The new center will support SITA’s focus on accelerating the development of new passenger processing and government solutions. As the recovery in air travel gathers pace, there is a strong demand for more automation from airports, governments, and airl...

AerCap delivers two of six new Airbus A330neo aircraft to Condor

AerCap delivered two of six new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft to German leisure carrier, Condor. The remaining aircraft are scheduled to deliver in summer 2023 through 2024. On December 29 Condor A330neo with the registration D-ANRH arrived at Frankfurt Airport. It is already the second brandnew Airbus A330-900neo aircraft that Condor welcomes this December. The aircraft is the f...

Winter storm Elliot impacts air travel - interview with Frederick Reitz, Managing Director SafeSky

Airlines canceled thousands of flights as massive winter storm and bitter cold sweep U.S. ahead of Christmas. What is the best way to live this crisis, to react, to be proactive and get home for Christmas? We had an opportunity to discuss with SAFE sky Managing director Frederick Reitz, watch and listen, there are things to remember and do for each of your flights! What do you do when your f...

Rolls-Royce UltraFan technology demonstrator build complete and getting ready to test

Rolls-Royce has completed building and is preparing to test its UltraFan, technology demonstrator. In a major milestone for the programme, the demonstrator engine was transported from the build workshop and into Testbed 80 in Derby, UK where it was mounted in preparation for testing. The first test of the demonstrator is expected to take place early next year and will be operated using 100% S...

U.S. Department of Defense exercises option for 26 TH-73A “Thrasher” helicopters

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 110.5 million USD firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 26 TH-73A Lot IV aircraft in support of the program for the Na...

Intelsat and J-AIR offer the first free IFEC on regional aircraft in Japan

Intelsat along with Tokyo-based Japan Airlines announced Intelsat’s connectivity service will launch on the airlines' Embraer E190 aircraft for its subsidiary airline, J-AIR . Japan Airlines has installed Intelsat’s 2Ku system on the first of J-AIR’s E190 aircraft and will be installing 13 additional aircraft by autumn 2024. The airline has been offering free wirele...

ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia completes 2C-Check on a Falcon 2000

ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, has completed a 2C heavy maintenance check on a Dassault Falcon 2000 at its facility in Subang Airport. Ivan Lim, Regional VP Asia for ExecuJet MRO Services, says this particular Falcon 2000 was a Philippine registered aircraft. He commented: “Being a member of the Dassault MRO Network brings strategic ad...

BOC Aviation announces order for 40 additional Boeing 737-8 jets

BOC Aviation and Boeing announced that the airplane lessor is growing its 737 MAX portfolio with an order for 40 additional 737-8 jets. With the order, BOC Aviation is advancing its strategy of purchasing new, fuel-efficient, environmentally sustainable airplanes that are in demand with airline customers. David Walton, BOC Aviation deputy managing director and chief operating officer, comm...

Aviator strengthens partnership with Turkish Airlines, extends a contract at Copenhagen Airport

Aviator Airport Alliance has strengthened their partnership with Turkish Airlines by extending a contract. Under the extended partnership agreement, Aviator will provide Turkish Airlines with ground handling and de-icing services at Copenhagen Airport. The contract will be in effect till the end of 2023. During Wintertime Turkish Airlines operates 20-25 weekly flights from the airport.&n...

Making history - RYSE RECON eVTOL to take flight at CES

RYSE Aero Technologies, the ultralight eVTOL company, will exhibit at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 5-8. RYSE Aero Technologies' Director of Regulatory Affairs and Aerodynamics, Erik Stephansen will conduct daily on-site flight demonstrations in West Plaza outside the LVCC making RYSE the first eVTOL company to fly at CE...

Jet Aviation engineering team innovates new aircraft antenna system

Jet Aviation engineering team has been busy finding new and innovative solutions to the complexities of aircraft KA Band Satcom System. The initial project began in 2016, as the sales team were thinking ahead of new ways to benefit the maintenance of aircraft, and ultimately the customer. The KA Band Satcom System is used for connectivity within the aircraft, including activities that re...