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Swiss WorldCargo celebrates the 1st SAF-compensated cargo shipment

Recently, the 1st SAF-compensated cargo shipment departed from Barcelona, heading to Zurich, with Narita as the final destination. The flight represents an important milestone for Swiss WorldCargo, as it brings the division a significant step closer to SAF leverage and, thus, to a greener future in aviation.Swiss WorldCargo’s 1st SAF-compensated cargo shipment left Barcelona, heading to Zuri...

FAI accepts cryptocurrency payments in response to demand

FAI Aviation Group now accepts major cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ether as an additional method of payment across all its global services, effective immediately. Cryptocurrency has progressively gained popularity as a legitimate form of payment in business aviation, affording a secure way to make transactions without sharing sensitive financial information.  As a result, more and m...

SWISS to recruit new pilots from 2023

SWISS is to resume the recruitment and training of new pilots from 2023 onwards. The training will be provided by the European Flight Academy, which is operated by Lufthansa Aviation Training. SWISS student pilots can also take advantage of financial training support. SWISS will resume the recruitment and training of new pilots next year, after such activities were suspended in view of t...

Leonardo awarded €690 million contract for the AW101/CH-149 CMLU project

Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo a €690 million contract for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” Mid-Life Upgrade Project for 16 aircraft in total, comprising 13 existing Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter currently in-service and the augmentation of a further three aircraft. This contract will enhance the aircraft’s systems and technologie...

Emirates reaffirms its industry-leading safety

Emirates has completed its latest IATA Operational Safety Audit with zero findings – the equivalent of a perfect score, and a rare occurrence in the industry given the complexity of airline operations. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline commented: “Safety is one of Emirates’ core values, and since day one, we’ve continually invested to ensure that o...

BNDES approval of $92.5 million line of credit to support Eve eVTOL development program

Eve got the approval by the executive board of Brazil National Development Bank to support Eve eVTOL development efforts with two distinct credit lines, totaling $92.5 million. Both credit lines are expected to offer beneficial terms and conditions to Eve with a 12-year maturity and amortization grace period. The financing is subject to the negotiation and execut...

F135 engine core upgrade receives additional $75 million in FY23 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine Core Upgrade for the F-35 Lightning II received $75 million in additional funding in the fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill, further affirming congressional support to modernize the engine. Pratt & Whitney's ECU is the only F-35 propulsion modernization option suitable for all F-35 variants. It will yield $40 billion&n...

EHang strategic partnership and investment with Qingdao West Coast New Area

EHang announced its strategic partnership with Qingdao West Coast New Area, one of China national new areas in Shandong province. This partnership comes with a binding US$10,000,000 equity investment and a potential additional investment of US$10,000,000 in the future. Through this strategic partnership, EHang plans to develop its AAV business and the UAM industry and market in Qing...

Next phase of hydrogen-electric test flights - ZeroAvia got CAA green light

UK's Civil Aviation Authority has granted a permit to fly for ZeroAvia Dornier 228 aircraft, which has been retrofitted with its prototype hydrogen-electric powertrain. ZeroAvia secured the permit to fly following an extensive ground testing campaign and a rigorous review of the full development program. It means that ZeroAvia can now begin the first test flights of its 600...

Spanish CANAVIA expands its fleet with three new Tecnam aircraft

Renowned CANAVIA Spanish Aviation Academy based in the Canary Islands, will incorporate three new Tecnam aircraft: one Multi-engine P2006T MarkII and two P2008JC MarkII’s into their fleet. The school already operates two multi-engine P2006T MarkII’s and three single-engine Tecnam P2008JC MkII”s operating 365 days a year. With this new acquisition the academy w...

New airline in Mexico selects Cessna SkyCouriers and Cessna Grand Caravan EXs to service region

Aerus, a new regional airline in Mexico, is launching its fleet with the purchase of two 19 passenger configured Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine turboprops and four Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops. The airline recently took delivery of the first three Grand Caravan EX aircraft. The Cessna SkyCourier and Grand Caravan EX aircraft are versatile and reliable business tools that enable customers...

Volato took delivery of of its first of two recently-launched HondaJet Elite II aircraft

Volato has taken delivery of its first HondaJet Elite II aircraft, with another arriving at the end of the month. The two HondaJet Elite II aircraft are in addition to the 25 HondaJet Elite II aircraft order placed by Volato earlier this month. The new plane model was recently announced at October's NBAA conference. Owners in Volato's fractional ownership program now have access to Volato&...

XAG Drone supports Panama farmers shift focus to cost-saving sustainability

XAG introduces its P100 Agricultural Drone to farmers in Panama, providing an accessible approach to more profitable and sustainable farming practices. Drone demonstrations and training are conducted on farms nationwide, while trials on seeding and fertilization have been first carried out in rice cultivation. As XAG gears up for its global expansion, its Latin American business on agricultur...

Porter Airlines took delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2

First two of 50 Embraer E195-E2 ordered by Porter Airlines have been delivered in a ceremony at Embraer’s HQ in Brazil. Porter’s new E2 fleet will launch the airline’s new elevated experience, that aims to challenge the economy offering of every North American airline with a new level of generosity and thoughtful service not seen in contemporary economy air travel. In the ru...

Austrian MoD takes delivery of its first AW169M LUH helicopter

First of 18 helicopters was delivered in line with contractual obligations. The Austrian MoD’s AW169M LUH programme begins a new era in national defence and emergency response capabilities. Options for an additional 18 helicopters have been exercised in the framework of the Italy-Austria G2G initiative aimed at reinforcing the bilateral collaboration between the two countries and establishin...

Extended 20-year maintenance partnership - Alliance Air & ATR

India nationa carrier, Alliance Air, and ATR, announce the extension of their Global Maintenance Agreement for another five years. This year marks 20 years of partnership since the airline signed its first ATR pay-by-hour maintenance contract in December 2002. Through this package, the airline will continue to benefit from the repair, overhaul and pooling services of Line Repla...

Bringing a World of Wonder to millions worldwide - Air Canada & Cirque du Soleil renew partnership

Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil announced the renewal of their exclusive partnership that will see Air Canada continue as the official airline for Big Top and Arena shows in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia through December 2024. The two globally renowned, Quebec-based companies will celebrate bringing Canadian creativity and talent to the world a...

Embraer-X signs a contract with Pulse Aviation for the use of Beacon

Embraer-X and Pulse Aviation signed a contract for the use of Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform connecting resources and professionals for faster return-to-service aircraft. Based in Florida, Pulse Aviation is a business aviation company providing maintenance, repair, and operations, and will use Beacon to enhance its maintenance coordination, simplify communication around mainten...

Island Aviation orders two De Havilland Canada Twin Otter series 400 aircraft

Island Aviation has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire two new Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. Founded in 2003 as A. Soriano Aviation, Inc., Island Aviation is a charter airline based in the Philippines. Captain Emmanuel ("Butch") Generoso, Chief Operating Officer, Island Aviation,commented: "We selected the Twin Otter to support our operations beca...

Cornerstone of success for air taxis - Jaunt Air Mobility continues to make strides

Martin Peryea, EVP, and GM of Electric Air Mobility of the AIRO Group, continues to lead Jaunt toward success in the emerging world of eVTOL players. He commented: "The eVTOL industry in 2022 has demonstrated that the market for air taxis is indeed coming, and the regulatory community is facing the challenges head-on. In 2022, the FAA redefined the certification rules for eVTOLs to inclu...

AIR ONE eVTOL aircraft successfully completes first full transition to cruise flight

AIR inaugural vehicle, AIR ONE, has successfully completed its first full forward flight, perfectly transitioning from hover to cruise. At approximately 3:00PM Israel time on December 18th, AIR's full-scale AIR ONE prototype, loaded to full capacity of 1100kg (2425lbs), took off and transitioned to its nominal cruising speed. This landmark accomplishment kicks off thousands...