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EHang announces suggested retail price for EH216-S passenger-carrying UAV system in China

EHang announced the suggested retail price for its EH216-S passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle system in China. Given the market potential and substantial industry scale of China low-altitude economy, coupled with the global trend of rapid growth in low-altitude aerial services, the EH216-S UAV system's official suggested retail price in China is set at RMB2.39 million pe...

Green Aerolease expands its electric aircraft rental offer with new-generation thermal aircraft

Green Aerolease, Europe leading electric aircraft rental company, is extending its offer to include low-consumption thermal-powered flight training aircraft (-50% compared with historical aircraft). Residual CO2 emissions are offset by the use of electric aircraft (via the Aero4Good association). This allows flight clubs and professional flight schools to offer a 0 net emission flig...

Luxaviation celebrates Praetor 600 launch at exclusive London Biggin Hill event

Marking its entry into the UK charter market,Luxaviation has showcased its first Embraer Praetor 600 at a celebratory event held on 31 January 2024.The exclusive gathering, held in collaboration with Embraer Executive Jets, Hemmels, and SUPPER London, introduced the aircraft at London Biggin Hill Airport where the aircraft will be based. George Galanopoulos, CEO of Luxaviation UK, commented: &l...

Collège Air Richelieu and ALSIM reinforces the partnership with acquisition of two new simulators

Canada Collège Air Richelieu reinforces its dedication to ALSIM with the acquisition of two advanced AL250compact simulators, solidifying a collaborative history spanning almost two decades. AL250compact is a unique project that adapts to the specific needs expressed by Collège Air Richelieu. Thanks to its particular dimensions and simplified overall architecture, it fits i...

RECARO Aircraft Seating selected by Southwest Airlines to equip new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft with BL3710 economy class seat

RECARO Aircraft Seating was selected by Southwest Airlines to equip new aircraft deliveries with the BL3710 economy class seat. The Dallas-based airline will begin taking deliveries in 2025.The BL3710 will feature a multi-adjustable headrest cushion, an ergonomically enhanced seat bottom, a backrest with lumbar support, and a new armrest design that maximizes seat width. Southwest selected this se...

PLAY invites Icelandic exploration with stopovers at No Extra Cost

PLAY announced stopovers in Iceland at no extra cost, enabling travelers to visit two countries in one trip. This new feature gives passengers the option to turn their layover into a stayover in the “Land of Fire and Ice” on their way to or from more than 30 European destinations, including exciting getaways such as Barcelona,Split, Croatia and more. Travelers can book a firs...

Embraer highlights its growing Asia Pacific presence at the Singapore Airshow

Embraer will display its defense & security, commercial aviation, business aviation and urban air mobility solutions at the Singapore Airshow 2024. For the first time at the show, Embraer will present the C-390 Millennium multi-mission tactical transport aircraft. The aircraft is experiencing a positive sales momentum and was recently selected by South Korea’s Defense Acquisiti...

Reading Aviation launches FBO services at KRDG

It is a new year and a new era for Reading Regional Airport/General Carl A. Spaatz Field as the authority took over as the sole FBO on the field. Now operating as Reading Aviation, the FBO merged the two prior operations on the airfield into a singular authority-run unit. Zackary Tempesco, airport director, commented: “The Reading Regional Airport Authority is proud to now oversee th...

Clean, on-demand flight across Europe - Flyv partners with ZeroAvia

Flyv and ZeroAvia signed an agreement to explore powering flyv’s on-demand, low-cost flight operations using ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric engines.Flyv aims to tackle the limitations of conventional travel systems, under strain from escalating demand across many modalities. At the same time, many smaller airfields are under-utilized. As new cleaner technologies reduce the operating...

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University selected Tecnam Aircraft P-92 MkII to fly in future flight competitions

Chosen due to its wide variance of flight capabilities — including speeds, visibility, advanced avionics and innovative interior design, along with the low operating cost — the Tecnam P-92 MkII will be piloted by the Eagles Flight Team, representing Embry‑Riddle’ Daytona Beach Campus. The Eagles Flight Team competes at the annual National Interc...

Archer Midnight aircraft completes Phase 1 of flight test program advance towards FAA certification

Archer Midnight aircraft has completed Phase 1 of its flight test program. Utilizing learnings from the previous four years of flight testing, Archer Midnight aircraft finished the flight test phase in approximately three months, which is significantly faster than Archer full-scale prototype aircraft - Maker. Midnight battery system has recently been upgraded to include some of...

Thales air data solution to enable the smooth and safe flight of Eve Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft

Eve Air Mobility selected Thales air data solution to equip its future eVTOL, providing pilots and onboard systems with critical information, such as airspeed, airflow and altitude, to ensure the safe and efficient flight of the aircraft, in all weather conditions. ​Electric Urban Air Mobility is emerging as a solution to the dual challenge of traffic congestion and reducing the environmental...

Honda Aircraft Company delivers 250th HondaJet

Honda Aircraft Company delivered 250th HondaJet since it began customer deliveries in late 2015. The milestone underscores the aircraft's prominence in the business aviation market. The 250th HondaJet recently rolled off the production line and completed the Standard Certificate of Airworthiness, and Honda Aircraft Company associates celebrated the milestone with a special event at t...

Paving the way for hydrogen aviation in Sweden and Norway - Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. This cooperation will provide better understanding of hydrogen aircraft concepts and operations, supply, infrastructures and refueling needs at airports in order to help develop this hydrogen aviation ecosystem in both countries. The work will also id...

Airline pilot and cabin crew training alliance

Under the auspices of the Airways Aviation Group and Dynamic Advanced Training, and in the presence of AFM - Pilot Training Industry Market Intelligence the globally recognised aviation services corporation Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Ansett Aviation Training, global operator of pilot simulator training centres, have signed a MoU to foster and support each other’s existing and f...

Rolls-Royce opens mtu remanufacturing and overhaul center in U.S.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Division opened a new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Center on its mtu Aiken campus in South Carolina. The new facility is connected to the existing manufacturing operations and represents a low double-digit million dollar investment. It supports the company’s service initiative and sustainability approach. The new 69,000-sq.ft. (6,400 sqm) facility, whic...

Visionary eVTOL influencers seek joint venture partner for wingless personal aircraft using NASA-proven propulsion

The planned joint-venture in Urban Air Mobility space will complete current development work on the Epiphany Transporter, which has recently achieved crucial preliminary design review, then certify the aircraft under the FAA's new and friendlier Light Sport Aircraft category. In lieu of long, burdensome wings, the compact advanced, door-to-door vehicle configuration vaunts morph...

Business aviation ABC - FBO world, what if we look deeper?

We started talking about FBO business. Daily lives of the various players and their concerns. As our aim is to speak about the actual situation, needs, worries and problems to be solved, we continued our investigation and open discussion with General Aviation Service and its Commercial Director Evgeny Shadov.  We have questions - they have frontline experience and valuable recommenda...

Embraer begins GIFT training program for aviation mechanics in Sorocaba, Brazil

Embraer has launched its inaugural class of the Guiding and Inspiring Future Technicians program, a course developed to train new aviation mechanics in Sorocaba, Brazil. The training program will have in-venue classes, in partnership with Athon College and EWM. 22 students were selected in total to begin the three-year training program. EWM will be responsible for the course structure, f...

easyJet takes to the skies with Iris: next generation air traffic communication service

easyJet has taken to the skies as the first airline partner of the ground-breaking Iris programme, an initiative led by the European Space Agency and global communications company Viasat, which is using the latest generation of satellite technology to help modernise air traffic management.The EASA-certified Iris service provider ESSP has involved 15 leading Air Navigation Service Pr...

Turbotech and Safran test first hydrogen turboprop for light aircraft

On January 11, Turbotech and Safran successfully completed the first test of a hydrogen-fueled aero gas turbine engine with ultra-high performance regenerative cycle. The test was made possible by ArianeGroup’s resources and decades of expertise in preparing and performing tests with hydrogen fuels for space applications at its Vernon test facility in France. This initial trial was carr...