Aviation International News

2021-04-11
HondaJet Prototype Debuts in Japan Aviation Museum

HondaJet Prototype Debuts in Japan Aviation Museum

On April 20, the Misawa Aviation & Science Museum in Aomori Prefecture in Japan reopens with a unique new display—the original proof-of-concept (POC) prototype HondaJet. Aomori […]
2021-04-11
Air France Gets $4.7 billion More in Aid from French State

Air France Gets $4.7 billion More in Aid from French State

The French state stands to become Air France-KLM’s largest single shareholder, potentially owning just under 30 percent of the Franco-Dutch group, following a deal that will […]
2021-04-11
Valkyrie UAS Launches Small UAS from Weapons Bay

Valkyrie UAS Launches Small UAS from Weapons Bay

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has successfully demonstrated the inflight release of a small unmanned air system (SUAS) from the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie UAS. […]
2021-04-11
Flexjet Adds Van Nuys to Private Terminal Network

Flexjet Adds Van Nuys to Private Terminal Network

Flexjet expanded its private terminal network with a facility in the Clay Lacy executive complex at Van Nuys Airport in California. The facility is one of […]
2021-04-06
Luxaviation Expanding Its Charter Service to U.S.

Luxaviation Expanding Its Charter Service to U.S.

Luxaviation Group is “doubling down” on the U.S. market with the establishment of an office in Miami. This new office allows the Luxembourg-based aircraft management and […]
2021-04-06
Senior Airbus Exec: eVTOL Technology 'Not There Yet'

Senior Airbus Exec: eVTOL Technology ‘Not There Yet’

A senior Airbus Helicopters executive last week expressed skepticism that eVTOL passenger aircraft would be put into commercial service anytime soon. Romain Trapp, president of Airbus […]
2021-04-06
Aviation Industry Supports New SAF Incentives

Aviation Industry Supports New SAF Incentives

A broad-based coalition of aviation industry organizations and companies along with sustainable fuel providers has appealed to the Biden administration to include financial incentives aimed at […]
2021-04-06
Textron Aviation Delivers 600th CJ3-series Jet

Textron Aviation Delivers 600th CJ3-series Jet

Less than a week after handing over its 1,000th Cessna Citation 560XL, Textron Aviation today said it delivered its 600th Cessna CJ3-series twinjet to an undisclosed […]
2021-04-06
Pilatus Expands UAE Component Work for PC-24

Pilatus Expands UAE Component Work for PC-24

Mubadala Investment Company-owned Strata Manufacturing is expanding its components work under a new agreement covering pylon fairings, bullet fairings, tail cones, and other parts for the […]
2021-04-06
ACI Opens New Digs at San Luis Obispo

ACI Opens New Digs at San Luis Obispo

ACI Jet, the lone FBO at California’s San Luis Obispo County Airport, began operating today at its newly-built facility at 4751 Aviadores Way. The California-based company […]
2021-04-05
ACI Opens New Digs at San Luis Obispo

ACI Opens New Digs at San Luis Obispo

ACI Jet, the lone FBO at California’s San Luis Obispo County Airport, began operating today at its newly-built facility at 4751 Aviadores Way. The California-based company […]
2021-04-05
WingX Business Aviation Ops Continue Rebound in March

WingX: Business Aviation Ops Continue Rebound in March

Business aviation activity, led by branded charter, marked a 30 percent improvement last month from a year ago but still remains down 8 percent overall from […]
2021-04-05
Two Facilities Share Top Honors in 2021 AIN FBO Survey

Two Facilities Share Top Honors in 2021 AIN FBO Survey

American Aero FTW at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport repeated its first-place finish in the annual AIN FBO Survey covering facilities in the Americas (North, Central, […]
2021-04-05
South Korea Wants Attack Helos, Minesweepers, More JDAMs

South Korea Wants Attack Helos, Minesweepers, More JDAMs

South Korea’s military procurement agency—the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA)—said it intends to procure 36 more “Apache-class” attack helicopters from abroad. The planned acquisition adds to […]
2021-03-31
British Airways Backs ZeroAvia's Plan For Hydrogen Airliner

British Airways Backs ZeroAvia’s Plan For Hydrogen Airliner

British Airways is among a group of investors backing a new $24.3 million funding round to support ZeroAvia’s plans to develop a 50-seat airliner powered by […]
2021-03-31
Textron Aviation Delivers 1,000th Citation 560XL Twinjet

Textron Aviation Delivers 1,000th Citation 560XL Twinjet

Textron Aviation has handed over its 1,000th Cessna Citation 560XL-series business jet, the Wichita airframer announced today. The milestone Citation XLS+ was delivered to a customer […]
2021-03-31
Bombardier Delivers 50th Global 7500

Bombardier Delivers 50th Global 7500

Bombardier has handed over the 50th Global 7500, marking a maturation in the production of the ultra-long-range twinjet that is a cornerstone for the company’s future. […]
2021-03-30
Hera Aviation Tackles Flying, Family Caregiver Issues

Hera Aviation Tackles Flying, Family Caregiver Issues

When Jessica Webster was 12 years old, a chance encounter at an airshow launched her career as a pilot and at the same time taught her […]
2021-03-30
Aerion Targeting Mach 4 and 7,000-nm for 50-passenger AS3

Aerion Targeting Mach 4 and 7,000-nm for 50-passenger AS3

Aerion is taking the next step in its quest for a family of supersonic jets, revealing on Monday the initial details for its second aircraft—the 50-passenger, […]
2021-03-30
U.S. Air Force Graduates First Class of XPW Pilots

U.S. Air Force Graduates First Class of XPW Pilots

The U.S. Air Force has graduated the first class of seven pilots to complete its innovative new “Accelerated Path to Wings” (XPW) program. The first pilots […]
2021-03-30
Southwest Airlines Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max 7s

Southwest Airlines Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max 7s

Southwest Airlines and Boeing have agreed on terms for a much-anticipated order for 100 737 Max 7s to replace the airline’s 737-700s, the companies confirmed Monday. […]
2021-03-30
London Biggin Hill Airport Joins SAF Set

London Biggin Hill Airport Joins SAF Set

London Biggin Hill Airport is the latest to offer continuous supplies of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The dedicated general aviation airport became the first in the […]
2021-03-30
Bombardier Delivers 50th Global 7500

Bombardier Delivers 50th Global 7500

Bombardier has handed over the 50th Global 7500, marking a maturation in the production of the ultra-long-range twinjet that is a cornerstone for the company’s future. […]
2021-03-30
Des Moines Aircraft MRO Provider Opens New Facility

Des Moines Aircraft MRO Provider Opens New Facility

As a result of airport master plan developments at Iowa’s Des Moines International Airport, long-time aircraft sales, parts, and maintenance provider Des Moines Flying Service last […]
2021-03-30
First H225M Delivered to Singapore

First H225M Delivered to Singapore

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M medium helicopter to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). At least one was ferried in an Antonov An-124 […]
2021-03-30
Rolls-Royce Starts Work on First UltraFan Engine

Rolls-Royce Starts Work on First UltraFan Engine

Rolls-Royce has begun work on the first UltraFan engine at its dedicated DemoWorks facility in Derby in the UK, the company confirmed on Monday. To become […]
2021-03-28
Million Air El Paso Joins the Avfuel Network

Million Air El Paso Joins the Avfuel Network

Million Air’s newly-built El Paso facility—the chain’s 32nd location and its fifth in Texas—is the latest FBO to join the Avfuel branded dealer network. The complex […]
2021-03-28
Tampa's GA Airports See Strong Business Rebound

Tampa’s GA Airports See Strong Business Rebound

For Florida’s Hillsborough County, general aviation is proving resurgent after a Covid-19-induced dip starting early last year. FBO operators at Peter O. Knight, Plant City, Tampa […]
2021-03-28
GrandView Aviation To Open Van Nuys Charter Base

GrandView Aviation To Open Van Nuys Charter Base

Nearly three weeks after announcing plans to open a Boston base, Part 135 operator GrandView Aviation said today it plans to open another at Van Nuys […]
2021-03-28
3D Printing Delivers Big Cost Savings for Components Maker

3D Printing Delivers Big Cost Savings for Components Maker

Senior Aerospace BWT has begun making low-pressure air ducting systems using a pair of Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D printers. The new process is delivering cost savings […]