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Star Air launches the first non-stop flight between Belagavi and Nagpur

On 16th of April 2022, Star Air, the aviation arm of Sanjay Ghodawat Group will operate the first direct flight between Belagavi and Nagpur under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN. With no prior direct flights between the two cities, Star Air will become the first airline in the history of Indian aviation to achieve this remarkable feat. Also known as the Tiger Capital of India&nb...

TCab Tech successfully completed transition flights with the E20 eVTOL 50% subscale demonstrator

 In 2022 TCab Tech is steadily pushing forward their E20 eVTOL development. During the first quarter of the year, thanks to the hard works of the entire team, they have completed many tilt-rotor transition flights with the E20 50% subscale demonstrator. E20 50% subscale demonstrator features 6-meter wingspan, 2 lift rotors and 4 tilt-rotors. Like the...

Lufthansa Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel advocate power-to-liquid technology

On 14 of April 2022 at 09:07 CET, the Lufthansa Cargo freighter with the registration D-ALFK took off for the first time under flight number LH8406 to Seoul, South Korea (ICN) with a new flight-ready livery: with the inscription "Flying into the Future CO2-neutral" and the addition "Power-to-Liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel", logistics service provider Kuehne+Nagel an...

Top International Award for Excellence in Product Design goes to Bombardier Challenger 3500

Bombardier Challenger 3500 has been honoured with the distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022. The prestigious Red Dot Award is one of the most sought-after international recognitions for design and innovation excellence.  The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for ground-breaking design and is the highest award in the competition,...

Embraer’ E190-E2 TechShark tours Vietnam - key to enhance domestic & regional connectivity

The Embraer E190-E2 has concluded a three-day tour for representatives of Vietnam’s aviation community covering stops in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Côn Đảo, where the jet demonstrated its fuel-efficiency, minimal noise emissions and short runway performance. The E190-E2 is an immediate option to serve regional airports, including those with shortened and lighter runways currently...

Emirates to launch NFTs and experiences in the metaverse

Emirates will soon launch NFTs and exciting experiences in the metaverse for its customers and employees. The airline, which has earned a reputation for its innovative products and customer-centric services, today unveiled its plans to build signature brand experiences in the metaverse, alongside both collectible and utility-based NFTs. The first projects are already underway, with launch anticipa...

Nature-inspired wing demonstrator completes wind-tunnel tests

Airbus has completed wind-tunnel testing of its eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator in its quest to quickly test and accelerate new technologies that will decarbonise the aviation industry. The eXtra Performance Wing project, launched last September, takes inspiration from nature to improve wing aerodynamics and performance that is intended to be compatible with any future aircraft configurat...

VINCI Airports delivers new phase of works at Belgrade airport

VINCI Airports is delivering a new phase of modernization works at Belgrade airport, that aim to increase the airport’s efficiency and environmental performance, in accordance with its commitment towards its Grantor, the Serbian public authorities. The airport’s new pier (Pier C) is now open to service. With a surface area of 13.600m2, it provides 13 additional boarding gates, thus...

Elbit Systems UK JV introduces sustainable aviation pathfinder for Ministry of Defence

Elbit Systems UK and KBR Inc joint venture, Affinity Flying Training Services Ltd, has embarked on a series of battery-powered flight tests for the UK Ministry of Defence to assess the feasibility of environmentally friendly alternatives to current military aircraft.  The concept of trialling zero emissions aircraft, and the subsequent pathfinder, was brought to the Ministry of Defenc...

Shaping the future of IFR aviation training with the Tecnam P-Mentor

Welcome a new, revolutionary aircraft into the General Aviation arena – a model named P-Mentor by TECNAM . With the Type Certificate issued on April 7, 2022, the P-Mentor sees its official birth date. The aircraft will be showcased for a worldwide premiere at AERO Friedrichshafen at Tecnam Stand No. A4-319. “Mentor: an experienced and trusted person you rely on to give you advi...

Wider understanding & study of use of hydrogen in Japan - Airbus partners Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Airbus and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to gain a wider understanding of hydrogen supply, infrastructure and fueling, and will support the future deployment of hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft. The MoU was signed at a ceremony in Tokyo, attended by Stéphane Ginoux, Head of North Asia region for Airbus and President of Airbus Japan, and Motohik...

Raisbeck receives FAA STC approval for new EPIC Caravan drag reduction system

Raisbeck Engineering has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its new drag reduction system, EPIC Caravan, for the Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft. This STC enables Caravan 208B fleet and owner-operators who are flying cargo pod-equipped aircraft to reduce drag and consequently increase cruise speeds and/or decrease fuel burn.  EPIC Caravan was designed to address th...

New General Aviation Terminal opened at Tirana Airport

A brand new General Aviation Terminal has been opened at Tirana Mother Teresa Airport (TIA/LATI) in Albania. The GAT is officially called “Private Terminal & Exclusive Club” and offers an exclusive lounge, VIP meeting room, cigar room, shopping area and waiting area. The use of the GAT is optional, passengers and crew can also pass through the Main Terminal. Tiran...

Bournemouth Airport launches official cargo operation, Cargo First

Bournemouth Airport is cementing itself as the fastest developing cargo airport in the UK, and the one of the country’s newest trade links, with the official launch of its dedicated cargo handling service, Cargo First.  From a standing start with almost no cargo in April 2020, Bournemouth Airport will see 20,000 tonnes of throughput by the end of March 2022, which makes it the fastes...

Jet It is first to install SmartSky LiTE for fleet-wide inflight connectivity

Jet It has selected SmartSky inflight connectivity service for its fleet of private jets. Jet It will be the first operator to install and use SmartSky’s LiTE configuration designed specifically for light-jet and turboprop aircraft. The LiTE configuration extends SmartSky’s patented air-to-ground (ATG) network technology to smaller business jets where connectiv...

Air France-KLM confirms order for four A350F

Air France-KLM has finalised its order with Airbus for four new generation A350F freighters, following the earlier commitment announced in December 2021. The freighters are destined to  increase Air France’s cargo capacity with the most efficient and sustainable cargo aircraft available in the market.  The A350F is based on the world's most modern long range leader, the...

ALSIM AL42 - FNPT II Simulator - when only the best will do

Airways Aviation announces the installation and operation of the first of a number of new ALSIM AL42 - FNPT II Simulators at its renowned aviation academy in Montpellier, France to coincide with the arrival of the first cohort of the German Air Force cadets under the recent Airways Aviation and CAE Security & Defence partnership. Airways Aviation provides the initial flight training to the...

Jet Aviation Design Studio shortlisted in Yacht & Aviation Awards 2022

Jet Aviation has been shortlisted in the Private Jet Concept category of the Design et Al Yacht & Aviation Awards 2022 with a brand-new design. The concept is inspired by a desire to bring a contemporary geometric aesthetic into a luxury and liveable space. It draws on current customer trends and integrates them into a creative, modern design which speaks to the passengers of to...

RECARO reports 2021 revenue, highlights growth & innovation outlook

Global seating company Recaro reports its 2021 revenue and sets its sights on growth and innovation outlook with a double digit growth for 2022. The Recaro Group with its business fields employs globally 2,200 people at Recaro Holding, Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Gaming. All three companies are headquartered in Germany. Revenue for Recaro in 2021 almost reached 270 € million. Despit...

Riga Airport continues to develops digital services

Continuing the development of Riga Airport's digital services, in April the new Airport e-shop was launched, offering quick, convenient, and cost-effective purchase of services such as parking, RIX Fast Track security check and visit to the Primeclass Business Lounge. The new e-shop is available on the Airport's website (www.riga-airport.com), and its biggest advan...

New livery for U.S. based Global Crossing Airlines by J&C Aero

J&C Aero and Global Crossing Airlines signed an agreement for the development of a new livery design for the carrier’s aircraft operated under the GlobalX brand.  Under the agreement, J&C Aero engineers and livery designers developed a brand-new design for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft that are used by GlobalX for ACMI and passenger charter operations across the U...