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After unveiling Maker, Archer adds talents to the team

On June 10, Archer debuted its first demonstrator aircraft, capable of a 60 mile range at 150mph. The intimate, COVID-safe in-person event was held at the Hawthorne Hangar Operations and utilized industry leading XR technology to take audiences on a virtual ride on Maker. In order to create a unique and completely immersive experience, Archer utilized movie production technology to bring i...

ACJ and Philips announce new onboard holistic healthcare solutions

Airbus Corporate Jets and Philips have signed a partnership agreement to equip ACJ aircraft with industry-leading on-board monitoring and medical equipment. As part of its continuous customer care approach and the excellent connectivity on-board the ACJ aircraft, this new agreement will enable instant access to uniquely comprehensive in-air medical care supported by the latest technology for...

Deluxe Common User Lounges at Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 re-open

With a steady increase in flights and a decrease in the number of Covid-19 incidences, Airport Lounge Europe is going back into operation as of today. The reopening of Airport Lounge World will follow on July 1, 2021 - both of them are located in Munich Airport’s Terminal 1. The use of the lounges is, of course, in line with the hygiene and health precautions currently in...

Azur Drones integrates with Microsoft Azure to benefit from the power of data for autonomous drone operations

Azur Drones is one of the world leaders in drone-in-a-box solutions for surveillance and inspection. Its Skeyetech solution is operated on many highly sensitive sites around the globe. Skeyetech solution now integrates with Microsoft Azure through Azure IoT Hub to use the power of data for autonomous drone operations.  Thanks to Azure, our Skeyetech systems become intelligent and connect...

SkySelect signs TAP Air Portugal to transform carrier’s aircraft parts purchasing

SkySelect, an extended purchasing arm for aircraft material powered by smart algorithms and robotic process automation, announced the signing of TAP Air Portugal to a contract to facilitate cost savings and a streamlined approach to the airlines’ parts purchasing. The flagship carrier of Portugal is leveraging the company’s industry knowledge, customer support and automate...

U.S. Air Force selects Electra for Ultra-Short Takeoff Aircraft Development

U.S. Air Force has signed a contract with Electra.aero to strengthen advanced air mobility markets through the development of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft. Leveraging distributed hybrid-electric propulsion and blown lift, Electra's unique eSTOL aircraft takes off in less than 150 feet, but also offers nearl...

Busy June 2021 at AMAC Aerospace

AMAC Aerospace re-delivered an Airbus ACJ319 to its principal. The privately-owned aircraft of a long-term customer arrived in March 2021 for a 72-month check and a major cabin refurbishment was also included in the ground-time of this project. The scope of work included warranty work on behalf of the OEM, was successfully finished on time and on budget. The aircraft has now been released and can...

Etihad Airways to commence service to Vienna

Etihad Airways will launch flights to Vienna this summer. The service will operate twice weekly using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from 18 July 2021. The new service has been conveniently timed to arrive early morning in Vienna to provide travellers between the UAE and Austria an ideal weekend getaway. Travellers visiting Vienna will enjoy centuries old culture and breathtaking scenery. The A...

Welcome eFlyer 800 launch customers - Jet It and JetClub

Bye Aerospace announced Jet It and JetClub as the launch customers for the recently-announced 8-seat, up to 7 passengers, all-electric twin turboprop class airplane, he eFlyer 800. Jet It, and JetClub, fractional ownership sister companies in North America and Europe respectively, signed a purchase agreement for a fleet of eFlyer 800 aircraft and a number of eFlyer 800 purchase options, along...

2000 business aircraft are flying with Gogo AVANCE L5 and L3

Gogo Business Aviation has once again set a new standard for inflight connectivity with its AVANCE L5 and L3 systems now installed and flying on 2,000 business aircraft.  Combined, the two systems have flown nearly 600,000 flights, consuming 262.61 terabytes of data.  Gogo achieved these milestones in less than four years following the first AVANCE L5 installation in October...

Volocopter flies at Paris Air Forum

Today Volocopter flew their Volocopter 2X electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft at Le Bourget Airfield during the Paris Air Forum. With both, the flight demonstration of their Volocopter 2X and the VoloCity model onsite, the German UAM developer demonstrated the progress they are making to introduce eVTOL aircraft as an addition to existing transportation in the Paris...

Luxaviation expands Europe and Middle East fleet, including landmark G600 addition

Luxaviation Group is expanding the company’s European and Middle Eastern fleets, becoming the first operator to offer a Gulfstream G600 for charter in the UK. The 2021 G600 joins the fleet at London Luton Airport, offering a near-supersonic, high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 and exceptional interior design. Aircraft are also being added to Luxaviation Group’s fleet in locatio...

The cost-reducing benefits of robotised aircraft cleaning

Over the past several years, robots have taken over many of the mundane tasks performed by humans. From complex industrial assembly lines to vacuum or floor-cleaning robots in the home, the robotisation of daily life is already part of modern living. While robots are now commonplace, many airport services companies still choose to perform tasks manually rather than with the assistance of machines....

Rolls-Royce to lead the way in developing aviation energy storage technology

Rolls-Royce is entering new aviation markets to pioneer sustainable power and as part of that mission we will be developing energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of over 100 miles on a single charge. In order to deliver this ground-breaking technology, we are planning an £80m investment in ESS over the next decade, that will create around...

Welcome Aubusson - the 10th Airbus A350 of Air France

Air France took delivery of its 10th Airbus A350-900. The aircraft, registration F-HTYK, rolled off the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse and took off for Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will operate on the airline's long-haul routes. The front of the fuselage bears the name 'Aubusson', named after the town in the Creuse region of France, whose tapestries are famous throughout the...

The largest airplane in the 737 MAX family begins comprehensive test program

Boeing 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington and landed at at Boeing Field in Seattle. "The airplane performed beautifully," said 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson. "The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane's systems, flight contr...

First Indonesia Bombardier Global 7500 delivered

First Global 7500 business jet arrived in Indonesia. This award-winning aircraft was recently delivered to an undisclosed customer based in Jakarta. With a worldwide fleet numbering more than 50 aircraft, the Global 7500 business jet continues to exceed expectations and reinforce its position as the industry flagship. This unparalleled aircraft is also growing its presence in t...

Garmin achieves additional GFC 600 digital autopilot certification

Garmin has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the GFC™ 600 digital autopilot in Cessna 441 aircraft. The GFC 600 digital autopilot designed for high performance piston single and twin-engine aircraft, and also provides an advanced autopilot solution for both jet and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed an...

Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik partner for potential German P-8A Poseidon fleet support

Boeing signed agreements today with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik that outline joint efforts to explore potential areas of collaboration in systems integration, training, support and sustainment work. The signed memorandum of understanding may lead to more definitive agreements should Germany select the P-8A Poseidon as its next maritime surveillance aircraft....

Leonardo breaks ground on advanced new helicopters logistics hub in South West England

Leonardo announced that building work will shortly commence on a new c.£30 million single-site logistics facility at Leonardo’s helicopter site in Yeovil. The ground-breaking facility, spanning an area of nearly 20,000m2, the equivalent of 2.7 football pitches, is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2022. The project sees the consolidation of eight existing warehouses into one all-enc...

GKN Aerospace will build D328eco Empennage

Deutsche Aircraft selected GKN Aerospace for D328eco’s Empennage production. The global Tier 1 aerospace supplier is one of the world’s market leaders in aerostructures and is aligned with Deutsche Aircraft in advanced technologies. D328eco is a new 40-seat turbo prop aircraft being developed by Deutsche Aircraft. Based on the proven D328 platform, the D328eco not only inherits the aer...