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TAG Aviation creates 4 unique fragrances for festive thank you this Christmas

As a festive thank you to its clients this year, TAG Aviation will be sending them a collection of bespoke fragrances in the form of scented candles to indulge their yearning for travel, blend into their lifestyle whilst highlighting the company’s global footprint. Each candle will evoke fragrances associated with the four TAG’s AOCs: Cayman, Malta, San Marino and the UK.  Pr...

Raytheon Technologies completes first engine run of regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Raytheon Technologies announced successful first engine run of the company's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator, marking a key milestone towards flight testing, targeted to begin in 2024. The propulsion system's initial run took place at Pratt & Whitney's innovation facility in Longueuil, Quebec and performed as expected. The system fully integrates a 1 MW elect...

Modernizing the fleet - Condor took delivery of its first A330neo

Condor Flugdienst took delivery of its first A330-900 widebody aircraft out of an order of 16 A330neo aircraft. The A330neo will replace previous generation aircraft in their fleet to reduce Condor’s operating costs as well as fuel consumption and CO2emissions by 25 percent. Condor’s A330neo will offer unrivalled passenger comfort and will accommodate 310 passengers, featurin...

Safran to build a compressor blades and vanes plant for aero engines in partnership with Belgian and Walloon governments

François Lepot, CEO of Safran Aero Boosters, announced new compressor blades and vanes production plant for aircraft engines, which will be set up in the Walloon region of Belgium, in the province of Liège. The announcement was made before Willy Borsus, Vice-President of Wallonia, Adrien Dolimont, Walloon Minister of Finance and Thomas Dermine, Secretary of State for Recovery an...

Joby Aviation completes second of four system reviews with the FAA

Joby Aviation completed second of four System Reviews required by the FAA as part of the Company’s aircraft type certification program. The successful completion of the in-person, multi-day audit by the FAA last week at Joby’s facilities in Marina, California, demonstrates the Company’s continued leadership on the path to certifying its eVTOL aircraft. ...

WestJet joins De Havilland Component Solutions Program to enhance support to its fleet of Dash 8-400

De Havilland Aircraft announced that it has signed a De Havilland Component Solutions Program agreement with WestJet Encore Ltd. Under the agreement, De Havilland Canada will manage component maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the airline's fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft and provide access to De Havilland Canada's strategically located exchange pool. Lisa Davis, Vice-...

Daher delivers the first TBM 960 very efficient turboprop aircraft to a Swiss-based customer

Daher announced the initial delivery of a Swiss-registered TBM 960 very efficient turboprop aircraft, which was received by Paolo Buzzi – who has explored the world in his previously-owned TBM 930. This top-of-the-line TBM 960 increases the number of TBMs based in Switzerland to 12, which is an impressive number for a country with only 8.7 million inhabitants. Daher’s TBM area sales re...

Used bizjet market steadying as 2023 approaches - IADA

A very active December for business aircraft resale dealers is capping a powerful year for members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association. Association members bought and sold more than 1,200 business aircraft worth $8 billion in the first 11 months of the year, according to statistics from IADA. And the December business pace has intensified further with more inventory to choose fr...

35 years and 150 million flight hours - Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94 engine

PW4000-94-inch engine has surpassed 150 million flight hours and 35 years of operational experience. Over 2,500 engines have been delivered since entry-into-service in 1987. The PW4000-94-inch engine currently serves more than 70 customers in 30 countries, powering Boeing 747/767 and MD-11, Airbus A300/310 and the KC-46A aircraft across passenger, cargo, and military missions. The 94-inch eng...

Equinox launches Clean Sky Index of top global sustainable operators

Equinox has launched the Clean Sky Index, an initiative that empowers clients to control how their travel impacts the environment. The effort allows travel buyers choice to favour private and commercial aircraft operators when it comes to booking, thus taking concise action towards reducing their travels environmental impact. The Clean Sky Index Equinox, through its private charter Equi...

SmartLynx Airlines now flies with two Airbus A330 for Condor

Back in June 2022, SmartLynx Airlines landed in the long-haul market and started operation for Condor with an Airbus A330. For the winter season, another aircraft of the type has been added from December 2022. The basis is a wet lease agreement concluded with the German holiday airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH. The current flight schedule from Frankfurt includes, at peak times, up to...

AeroSHARK from Lufthansa Technik and BASF now certified for Boeing 777

EASA has granted Lufthansa Technik a so-called Supplemental Type Certificate that officially paves the way for the series modification of two Boeing 777 variants with the fuel-saving AeroSHARK riblet films. Through the STC, the subfleet-wide roll-out of this sustainability technology, developed jointly by Lufthansa Technik and BASF, can now commence at the launch customers Lufthansa Carg...

flydubai celebrates Argentina national football team’s World Cup victory with two special liveries

flydubai has unveiled a special livery on two of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to celebrate the Argentina national football team’s victory in the final of the World Cup 2022. As the regional partner for the Argentine Football Association, flydubai carried the champions from Abu Dhabi to Doha after they concluded their training on 18 November, marking the start of their race to the cup. Th...

Scotland ACS Aviation expands with two new Tecnam P-Mentor aircraft

Scottish flight training academy ACS Aviation ordered two P-Mentors to be added to their current fleet to expand their fleet capabilities in 2023. The company will also become the first Tecnam aircraft service centre in Scotland offering specialist aircraft maintenance and technical support to its customers. The move follows a period of high growth for ACS Aviation where a record number of gr...

King Air 350i turboprop joins Desert Jet managed fleet of charter aircraft

Desert Jet adds a King Air 350i turboprop to its managed fleet of aircraft. The versatility and short-field capabilities of the King Air 350i complement Desert Jet's managed fleet mix of Citation jets, providing charter clients with another exceptional option for their travel needs and growing demand for private aircraft. The Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft is the world&r...

Eviation Aircraft chosen by Air New Zealand as Mission Next Gen Aircraft partner

Air New Zealand has signed a LOI with Eviation Aircraft for up to 23 aircraft as part of its Mission NextGen Aircraft program. The nine-seater Alice is the first flight-proven all-electric commuter aircraft and promises to usher in a new era of carbon-free, cost-effective and convenient aviation. Alice is powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units developed by magniX, th...

ORC took delivery of its first ATR 42-600 covered by an ATR GMA

ORC took delivery of its first ATR 42-600 covered by an ATR Global Maintenance Agreement contract. The aircraft, delivered in Toulouse was ordered in July and carries the brand-new ORC livery. ORC will plan to start operating the ATR aircraft in July 2023 to further support the airline’s domestic activities in providing reliable essential connectivity from Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu in...

Giving wing to sustainable business aviation - Gulfstream & Rolls-Royce

The announcement is just so very impressive - business-jet industry first original equipment manufacturer to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuel - Gulfstream Aerospace! The flight took place on a Gulfstream G650 from Gulfstream’s worldwide headquarters in Savannah and was flown in partnership with engine supplier Rolls-Royce on the G650 BR725 engine. Gulfstream&nbs...

Airline Pilot Club and Airline Flight Academy create a new pathway to becoming an airline pilot

APC and AFA launched a partnership that is aimed at providing aspirant airline pilots with professional guidance and high-quality training as they move along their route to an airline pilot career. APC has established a 4-step process that guides prospective students and their families through all the key issues associated with becoming an airline pilot.  Since AFA opened its doors in 2021...

World first net zero transatlantic flight to fly from London in 2023

In 2023, one of Virgin Atlantic’s flagship Boeing 787s, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, will take off from London Heathrow and make the journey to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport – a journey made by thousands of people for business, family, and leisure every week. But this will be no ordinary journey.  When fully replacing kerosene, SAF can slash lifecycle carbo...

Boom Supersonic chooses FlightSafety International as Overture flight training partner

Boom Supersonic announced FlightSafety International (FSI) as its exclusive partner for Overture supersonic flight training and education. FSI is the premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators to the world's leading commercial aircraft manufacturers and operators. FSI will develop a training program and curriculum for Overture pilots, mechanics,...