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ZURI VTOL demonstrator starts its tests at the airport

The ground test of the VTOL ZURI concept has recently been carried out.The results of the trial allow ZURI to soon proceed to the hovering stage. ZURI now shares the appearance of the technology demonstrator for the very first time. The tests of the technology demonstrator took place at an airportnear Prague. The trial included testing the interoperability of individual syst...

Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway

Bell unveiled today its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue, and military operations.“Norway is a key market for Bell, and we are proud to establish our presence here,” said Patrick Moulay, senior...

RED aircraft look forward to DHC-2 Beaver maiden flight fitted with the RED A03 engine

In conjunction with Sealand Aviation, RED Aircraft anticipates that the first flight of a modified DeHavilland Beaver DHC-2 will take place very soon. The revolutionary RED A03 engine has already been fixed to the airframe and is now undergoing checks and calibration with a newly designed fuel system. Once this is complete, the aircraft will undergo further maintenance with other key addition...

First Air France Airbus A320 refitted with Safran ECOS shelf bins

The first Air France A320 retrofitted with Safran Cabin ECOS Shelf Bins and installed by Air France Industries in July 2021, returns to service with success. The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Space" shelf bins offer up to 60% more storage capacity. The new luggage compartments are equipped with easy to reach doors that do not encroach into the cabin aisle and provide a lower shelf height...

Multi-year service agreement -Embraer & Australia-based Alliance Airlines

Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support portfolio of solutions, the agreement covers more than 300 repairable components and includes both materials and technical administration services supported from Embraer Asia Pacific’s facility i...

New maintenance center for business aviation aircraft in Moscow Domodedovo Airport

During RUBAE 2021 UTG PA company and SKYPRO TECHNICS aviation service center signed a letter of intent aimed at long-term cooperation. This agreement provides for the establishment of an authorized center for line and regular maintenance of Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 models, and line maintenance of other business aviation aircraft. Further, the companies are planning to expand the services accor...

Exceeding growth expectations - flyadeal received initial trio of new A320neos

During an event held on September 15 at the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Alomar, the CEO of flyadeal Mr. Con Korfiatis, flyadeal board members, dignitaries, partners, special guests and members of the media were present to mark the official introduction of the airline’s latest Airbus A320neo joining the fleet...

Five new H125 helicopters to upgrade Phoenix Police Department fleet

 The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year. “We spent a lot of time analyzing which platform would best fit all of our operational needs as we began to renew our fleet, and the H125 met all of our requirements,” said Paul Apolinar, chief...

Safran expands its wheels and brakes repair network with a new facility in Grand Prairie, Texas

On September 15th, 2021 Safran Landing Systems inaugurated its new wheel and brake repair facility in Grand Prairie, in the presence of Cédric Goubet, CEO and Nicolas Potier, Executive VP Wheels and Brakes. The new repair shop has received its FAA certification on August 12th, 2021, and is fully operational to provide wheels & carbon brakes maintenance and logistics service...

RedTail Flight Academy & Wheels Up celebrated opening at New York Stewart International Airport

The RedTail Flight Academy celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art flight academy at New York Stewart International Airport in partnership with Wheels Up. Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy will train seven minority youth from underserved communities to develop a pipeline of diverse aviators and future leaders in the industry. The alliance...

Legacy Flight Training Frasca M600/SLS simulator now FAA certified

Legacy Flight Training has received FAA certification for use of the new Frasca flight simulator for the Piper M600/SLS in their initial and recurrent training curriculum at their training facility on the Piper Aircraft campus in Vero Beach, Florida. Legacy Flight Training is an Authorized Piper Training Provider for the entire Piper family of products and the exclusive Authorized Piper Training P...

CAE & BETA Technologies strategic partnership for pilot and maintenance training program

CAE announced that BETA Technologies selected CAE as its partner of choice to design and develop its pilot and maintenance technician training program for the ALIA eVTOL aircraft. CAE will leverage its decades of training expertise to develop a full suite of innovative, digitally integrated curriculum and courseware solutions for the aviation workforce of tomorrow. The new training program wi...

Leonardo contracts next stage of Tempest flight test aircraft Excalibur

Leonardo has placed the latest in a series of contracts with UK-based aviation services company 2Excel to commence the next stage of the Tempest flight test aircraft (FTA) programme. The programme will see the partners completely overhaul a commercial airliner, turning it into a flying laboratory for combat air technology. On-board, scientists and engineers will test futuristic sensors and communi...

RECARO Aircraft Seating tapped to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating was tapped to equip Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 economy class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on the new A321neo fleet.“Partnering with Qatar Airways is always energizing because they expect nothing less than excellence in all aspects of their business,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and S...

The 31st Airbus A220-300 reached home of airBaltic

On September 16, 2021 airBaltic welcomed its 31st Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABE, in Riga. This is the sixth out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic&nbs...

Luxaviation & Shell signed strategic collaboration

Luxaviation announced the signature of a strategic collaboration with Shell Aviation, a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants. Luxaviation and Shell, beyond their existing respective FBO and fuel supply networks, will join forces for an expansion plan, Co-investing in adding new FBO locations. The strategic collaboration aims at laying the foundations for a long-term coo...

Flying Colours Corp. completes 240 month Global Express heavy inspection

Flying Colours Corp. has completed another 240-month heavy inspection for a Bombardier Global aircraft. The maintenance team regularly conducts heavy inspections for Global and Challenger types and used this extensive experience to complete a rigorous inspection of the Global Express jet at the Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough ON, headquarters. In addition a landing gear overhaul, along with...

Spirit of Innovation completed the first flight

Rolls-Royce announced the completion of the first flight of all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft. At 14:56 (BST) the plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane’s world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviat...

EHang Partners with HELI-EASTERN for Urban Air Mobility Operations

EHang announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with HELI-EASTERN. HELI-EASTERN is a major low-altitude general aviation carrier and helicopter service provider in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in China. It has also been designated by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the Shenzhen Municipal Government as a pilot unit for low-altitude aviation reform in...

Daher operational support contract for TBM has a 7 year renewal by the French Ministry for the Armed Forces

Daher announced that its full operational support contract for TBM 700 very fast turboprop aircraft operated under responsibility of the French Ministry for the Armed Forces is extended by seven years. This ministry is a Daher reference customer, using the company’s aircraft in liaison and training missions as well as for services covering aircraft and helicopter maintenance and logistics...

Lilium closes business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp.

Lilium, positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, today announced that it has completed its business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp., a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company. The transaction was approved by Qell’s shareholders on September 10, 2021, during a Special Meeting in which more than 98% of the votes cast were in favor of the business...