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AvAir and Lufthansa Technik double down on aftermarket sales agreement

AvAir and Lufthansa Technik have signed an addendum to their long-term aftermarket sales agreement.  This addendum includes a second large material takeover. The initial agreement between the two companies was reached in 2020, in which AvAir took over 9,000 line items from Lufthansa Technik's worldwide material pools.  The Arizona-based company has now acquired an additiona...

Eve and Thales partnered to develop eVTOL aircraft

Eve UAM and Thales have teamed up to support the development of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies over a twelve-month period, which started in January 2022, on the technical, economical and adaptable feasibility of a 100% electrically powered aircraft. Thales will also contribute with i...

Pratt & Whitney and NAAEE announce $250,000 in global environmental education funding

Pratt & Whitney is excited to announce the Pratt & Whitney E-STEM Awards in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The awards will grant a total of $250,000 USD to support innovative E-STEM education programs around the world that build the skills and capacity for students ages 11-18 to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to a...

DRONAMICS earn CarbonNeutral certification on its path to net-zero

DRONAMICS has achieved CarbonNeutral company certification. The certification recognizes that the company has achieved carbon neutrality in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol global standard.  As a fast-growing technology company on the path to net-zero, DRONAMICS is looking to change the status quo in the cargo mobility sector – which means doing things d...

Asia first major Corporate SAF Programme - Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is launching its pilot Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Programme, the first major programme of its kind in Asia. The programme provides corporate customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint from business travel or airfreight by contributing to the use of SAF uplifted for the first time from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) on Cathay Pacific flights....

New authorized King Air dealer for Raisbeck - Spring City Aviation

Raisbeck Engineering announced the addition of Spring City Aviation to its worldwide network of Authorized Dealers. Headquartered at Waukesha County Airport (KUES) in Waukesha, Wisconsin, SCA has nearly three decades of experience in the aviation industry. Founded in 1996 and employing over 100 employees at three southeastern Wisconsin locations; Waukesha, Burlington, and Milwaukee,...

Nordic Aviation Capital achieves confirmation of reorganization plan

Nordic Aviation Capital announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization, which should enable the Company to emerge from Chapter 11 before the end of May. The Plan was approved by the Court with the consent of the Company’s existing equity holders and over 99% of voting creditors voting in favor o...

Looking back on 2,000 successful flight hours with the 505 - Mountainflyers and Bell

Mountainflyers started its operations with the Bell 505 over two years ago, having taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020. Today, it operates a fleet of three Bell 505s at three different locations, which between them have already accumulated a milestone 2,000 flight hours. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive versatility, Mountainflyers’ utilization of the 505 is diverse -...

AviaAM Leasing acquires Boeing 737-800 for Passenger-to-Freighter conversion

AviaAM Leasing continues its Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion project, acquiring one more Boeing 737-800. Since the beginning of AviaAM Leasing’s Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion project in March 2021, when the first Boeing 737-800 was acquired, the company has been successfully expanding the list of their assets. Now one more Boeing 737-800 aircraft has been purchase...

Safran launches new jobs scheme in the UK to get engineers back to work after a career break

Safran has teamed up with the STEM Returners to launch a pilot programme open to engineers who have had a career break. STEM Returners, based in Hampshire, will source candidates for the programme, which aims to return or transfer experienced engineers back into industry following a career break. The fully paid placements act as a 'returnship', allowing candidates to be re-integrated...

HY4 passenger aircraft sets new world record, flying above 7,000 ft for the first time

H2FLY announced that its demonstrator aircraft, the HY4, set what is believed to be a new world record last week for hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft, flying at an altitude of 7,230 feet and confirming the company's position as one of the leading companies in this new sector. The news comes as the company also flew a 77-mile journey between Stuttgart and Friedrichshafen on April 1...

Expanded Gulfstream interior outfitting operations accommodate growing demand - first Dallas outfitted G600

Gulfstream Aerospace delivered the first Gulfstream G600 to be outfitted at its Dallas, Texas, facility. In response to growing demand, Gulfstream expanded completions operations to the Dallas facility in June 2021 to enhance interior outfitting capabilities for customers. “We are seeing tremendous demand for our next-generation aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president, Gul...

Textron completed acquisition of Pipistrel

Textron has closed its acquisition of PIPISTREL d.o.o., PIPISTREL VERTICAL SOLUTIONS d.o.o. and PIPISTREL ITALIA S.R.L., known collectively as Pipistrel, an award-winning pioneer and global leader in electrically powered aircraft. Pipistrel’s Velis Electro is the world’s first, and currently only, electric aircraft to receive full type-certification from the European Union Aviation...

Air Canada one-day passenger load exceeds 100,000 customers

Air Canada has flown more than 100,000 customers in a single day for the first time since early in the pandemic as passenger loads continue to rebound with customers returning to travel. "We were very pleased to have had 100,701 customers board our planes on April 15, 2022, as travellers steadily return. Clearly there is a pent-up demand for travel that is matched only by our enthusia...

The roundtable on sustainable biomaterials to help advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel - GE Aviation

GE Aviation has recently joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to further advance its ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050 and help the aviation industry decarbonize. By becoming an RSB member, GE Aviation looks to collaborate on standards-setting and policy discussions that incentivize greater production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. SAF is an alternative jet fuel...

Garmin announces availability of TXi EIS for select Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft

Garmin announced that expanded engine monitoring capability is now available for select Beechcraft King Air 2001 aircraft with the addition of the TXi™ Engine Indication System (EIS) display. King Air 200 owners and operators will benefit from TXi EIS with features like engine timers, exceedance recordings, dynamic engine indications, as well as wireless data logging...

Air France launched AIR FRANCE ACT - new CO2 emissions reduction strategy

As part of its contribution to meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to below +2°C, the aviation industry must step up its environmental transition. For this reason, Air France is launching an “Air France ACT” programme setting out the airline’s new CO2 emissions reduction strategy. This strategy is based on 3 priorities:&nb...

On the way to climate-neutral flying: a project to further develop hydrogen fuel cell technology

The climate-neutral aviation of tomorrow needs CO2-free propulsion technologies. For regional aircraft, hydrogen-electric propulsion systems with hydrogen fuel cell technology offer a promising option. This technology is now receiving a strong boost from the "328H2-FC" project. Led by the German Aerospace Center ((Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in cooperation with H...

Ryanair signed 5 year maintenance agreement with Joramco Maintenance

Ryanair announced a 5 year heavy maintenance agreement with Jordan based MRO provider, Joramco, which will see the airline utilising up to 6 heavy maintenance bay slots at its facility in Amman, Jordan. Ryanair’s fleet will grow to over 600 aircraft over the coming years and this agreement will ensure that the airline has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for winter maintenance...

Eviation signs deal with Cape Air for 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft

Eviation Aircraft and Massachusetts-based Cape Air, one of the largest commuter airlines in the United States, have announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft. With this engagement, Cape Air aims to set up an unparalleled regional electric fleet, taking a pioneering step into the sustainable era of aviation. Eviation&#...

Odys Aviation Becomes first to Join City of Long Beach with plans to develop innovative aircraft

Odys Aviation, the innovative aircraft startup building hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft for regional mobility, is excited to announce its relocation to Long Beach, also known as "Space Beach." Odys Aviation recently raised a $12.4M seed funding round to meet its anticipated goal of making door-to-door regional travel simpler, quieter, greener,...