Aviation International News

2021-10-03
CalFire Braces for Record Year

CalFire Braces for Record Year

It’s another record year for wildfires in California with more than 2.2 million acres burned and 3,200 structures destroyed through August in 7,276 incidents. CalFire aircraft […]
2021-10-03
Product Support Survey 2021, Part 3: Engines

Product Support Survey 2021, Part 3: Engines

Williams International was the sole OEM to hold the first place slot in the turbofan segment in this year’s AIN Engine Product Support Survey after sharing […]
2021-10-03
In Europe, Flexjet and PrivateFly See Rising Demand

In Europe, Flexjet and PrivateFly See Rising Demand

Flexjet and PrivateFly saw increasing September demand in Europe during what traditionally marks a seasonal slowdown for the respective fractional operator and on-demand charter provider, both […]
2021-09-27
ATR Will ‘Piggy-bank’ on Airbus for Hydrogen-fuel Technology

ATR Will ‘Piggy-bank’ on Airbus for Hydrogen-fuel Technology

ATR will consider hydrogen fuel as part of its drive to improve the environmental performance of its regional airliners, though it will rely on shareholders Airbus […]
2021-09-27
Rolls-Royce Selected for B-52 Re-engining Program

Rolls-Royce Selected for B-52 Re-engining Program

On September 24, the Department of the Air Force awarded a $2.6 billion contract to Rolls-Royce Corporation to provide new engines for the B-52 Commercial Engine […]
2021-09-27
Denver FBO Launches Massive Expansion Project

Denver FBO Launches Massive Expansion Project

FBO operator Modern Aviation has embarked on a major expansion of its facility at Denver’s Centennial Airport (KAPA), where it is one of five service providers. […]
2021-09-27
Airbus Seeks More Performance and Efficiency From Wings

Airbus Seeks More Performance and Efficiency From Wings

Airbus this week confirmed it has been working on what it calls an “extra-performing wing” that will be able to adapt its shape, span, and surface […]
2021-09-15
Bombardier Builds on Challenger Family with 3500

Bombardier Builds on Challenger Family with 3500

Bombardier Tuesday morning unveiled a new look and branding for its venerable Challenger 300/350 family that brings it in line with the Global nomenclature, borrows from […]
2021-09-15
Clay Lacy Commits To Electric Aircraft Infrastructure

Clay Lacy Commits To Electric Aircraft Infrastructure

California-based FBO operator Clay Lacy Aviation has signed an agreement with Eviation Aircraft, which is developing the all-electric Alice airplane, to provide electric charging stations at […]
2021-09-15
Boeing Shows Optimism in New Commercial Airplane Outlook

Boeing Shows Optimism in New Commercial Airplane Outlook

Boeing today delivered a relatively optimistic outlook, forecasting airlines globally will purchase 43,610 new aircraft valued at $7.2 trillion over the next 20 years and that […]
2021-09-15
Blade Aims To Dominate Organ Transport Market in U.S.

Blade Aims To Dominate Organ Transport Market in U.S.

Blade Air Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trinity Air Medical, a nationwide, multi-modal organ logistics and transportation company. The transaction is expected […]
2021-09-14
New Ross Aviation FBO Joins Paragon Network

New Ross Aviation FBO Joins Paragon Network

Ross Aviation’s latest acquisition, the former Stuart Jet Center—one of two service providers at Witham Field (KSUA) in Florida—is now the newest member of the Paragon […]
2021-09-14
Breeze Boosts A220 Fleet With New Livery Unveiled

Breeze Boosts A220 Fleet With New Livery Unveiled

Breeze Airways today confirmed a purchase agreement for 20 more of Airbus’s A220-300 narrowbody airliners. The previously undisclosed order means that the new U.S. carrier is […]
2021-09-14
Thales Begins Flying FlytX Helicopter Avionics

Thales Begins Flying FlytX Helicopter Avionics

Thales has begun flight testing its compact FlytX helicopter avionics suite in a Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2. The suite is adaptable to helicopters of all sizes […]
2021-09-14
Greece Adds Six More Dassault Rafale Fighters

Greece Adds Six More Dassault Rafale Fighters

Greece intends to purchase six more Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters, adding to the 18 it has already ordered. The top-up buy was announced by Greek prime […]
2021-09-14
Falcon Jet Owner-operator Group Formed

Falcon Jet Owner/operator Group Formed

Dallas-based aviation entrepreneur Sean Lynch has founded the Falcon Jet Owners and Operators Association as a way for people flying Dassault business jets to exchange information […]
2021-09-05
Embraer Delivers Its 1,500th Business Jet

Embraer Delivers Its 1,500th Business Jet

Embraer’s handover this week of a Phenom 300E to Switzerland-based Haute Aviation marks its 1,500th business jet delivery, the Brazilian airframer announced today. This milestone was […]
2021-09-05
Elite Jets Increases Staff as Charter Demand Rises

Elite Jets Increases Staff as Charter Demand Rises

lite Jets has added seven full-time staff members, a 21 percent increase, in response to higher demand for its charter services because of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
2021-09-05
Helvetic Flight Marks First E190-E2 Service into London City

Helvetic Flight Marks First E190-E2 Service into London City

A Helvetic Airways Thursday evening flight from Zurich to London City Airport (LCY) marked the first service into the short-field, obstacle-limited field by the Embraer E190-E2. […]
2021-09-05
Sheltair Expanding at Rocky Mountain Airport

Sheltair Expanding at Rocky Mountain Airport

One year after opening its FBO terminal at Denver Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Sheltair has broken ground on a new hangar with attached office space. The […]
2021-09-05
Constant Partners with Western Tech for Mx Techs

Constant Partners with Western Tech for Mx Techs

Constant Aviation has partnered with Western Technical College of El Paso, Texas, as part of an effort to bolster the MRO provider’s workforce planning and recruiting. […]
2021-09-04
Kazakhstan Orders Two Airbus A400M Airlifters

Kazakhstan Orders Two Airbus A400M Airlifters

Airbus Defence and Space announced on September 1 that it has received an order from the Republic of Kazakhstan for two A400M airlifters. The order brings […]
2021-09-01
Aerobridge Ramps Up for Hurricane Ida Relief Flights

Aerobridge Ramps Up for Hurricane Ida Relief Flights

Aerobridge, an organization founded in late 2005 to coordinate disaster-relief efforts by general aviation operators, expects to start flying in relief supplies this afternoon from its […]
2021-09-01
UK’s Jet2 Orders 36 Airbus A321neos

UK’s Jet2 Orders 36 Airbus A321neos

UK leisure airline and Boeing 737-800NG operator Jet2 has placed an initial order for 36 A321neos as the Leeds-based carrier moves ahead with its aggressive fleet […]
2021-09-01
L3Harris Flies ARES Surveillance Aircraft Demonstrator

L3Harris Flies ARES Surveillance Aircraft Demonstrator

L3Harris Technologies has competed the first flight of its Airborne Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare System (ARES) platform. The aircraft—a heavily modified Bombardier Global 6500—undertook its maiden […]
2021-09-01
Demo Tour Brings G700 to Launch Customer Qatar Exec

Demo Tour Brings G700 to Launch Customer Qatar Exec

Qatar Executive welcomed the first Gulfstream G700 to the state of Qatar this weekend as part of a special demonstration flight by the aircraft manufacturer to […]
2021-08-31
Jet Aviation Completes Basel Production Center

Jet Aviation Completes Basel Production Center

Jet Aviation has completed work on an 8,000-sq-m (86,000-sq-ft) production center at its Basel, Switzerland maintenance and completion facility. The center, which comprises 5,000 sq m […]
2021-08-31
Embraer Eve Leads Working Group To Develop UAM in Rio

Embraer Eve Leads Working Group To Develop UAM in Rio

Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility division has started cooperating with commercial partners and government entities to develop a concept of operations for urban air mobility (UAM) […]
2021-08-31
Collins Aerospace Makes Play for FlightAware

Collins Aerospace Makes Play for FlightAware

Raytheon Technologies subsidiary Collins Aerospace  on Monday evening announced that it signed a  definitive agreement to acquire aircraft flight tracking, data, and analysis company FlightAware. Financial […]
2021-08-31
Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing To Partner on African ‘Aviation Hub’

Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing To Partner on African ‘Aviation Hub’

Ethiopian Airlines Group and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) meant to transform Ethiopia into an aviation hub for Africa, the airline said Monday. […]