Aviation International News

2021-07-25
Russian Helicopters Opens MAKS with Big Order, New Variants

Russian Helicopters Opens MAKS with Big Order, New Variants

Russian Helicopters opened the MAKS-2021 show in Moscow this week with an order for 50 of its new Mi-8AMT helicopters from Russia’s UTair and the unveiling […]
2021-07-25
Dassault Sees Slide in Shipments but Spike in Sales

Dassault Sees Slide in Shipments but Spike in Sales

Dassault Aviation has reported a steep decline in business jet deliveries in the first half of this year but a significant jump in orders, including the […]
2021-07-25
New FBO Opens at Virginia Airport

New FBO Opens at Virginia Airport

Richmond Executive Aviation (REA), a new aviation service provider at Virginia’s Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport, debuted its facility last week with an open house event. With […]
2021-07-25
Colibri Preowned Bizjet Inventory Reaches Historic Low

Colibri: Preowned Bizjet Inventory Reaches Historic Low

Inventory of preowned business jets has reached record lows, according to market analysis by private jet broker Colibri Aircraft. The company noted that approximately 4.65 percent […]
2021-07-25
Rolls Readies Hybrid Airliner Propulsion Trials

Rolls Readies Hybrid Airliner Propulsion Trials

Rolls-Royce has delivered the generator and related power electronics for its 2.5-MW Power Generation System 1 (PGS1) demonstrator from the company’s facility in Trondheim, Norway, to […]
2021-07-25
Cape Air Prepares To Operate Eviation's Alice Electric Commuter

Cape Air Prepares To Operate Eviation’s Alice Electric Commuter

Cape Air’s proposed fleet of Eviation Alice electric aircraft could enter service in 2023 on scheduled routes connecting Boston and the Massachusetts communities of Martha’s Vineyard […]
2021-07-25
Surf Air Mobility Bets Big on Hybrid-electric Caravan

Surf Air Mobility Bets Big on Hybrid-electric Caravan

Surf Air Mobility has committed to buying up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine utility turboprops from Textron Aviation and plans to replace their Pratt […]
2021-07-25
Electrification, Automation Could Transform Regional Air Service

Electrification, Automation Could Transform Regional Air Service

New propulsion systems and technologies such as autonomous flight controls have the potential to support transformative business models for regional air service, according to a trio […]
2021-07-25
Dassault Hands Over First Rafale to Greece

Dassault Hands Over First Rafale to Greece

Dassault Aviation has handed over the first of an initial six Rafale multi-role fighters to the Hellenic Air Force (HAF). The July 21 ceremony took place […]
2021-07-25
Cirrus Aircraft's Vision Jet Gets Another Upgrade

Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Jet Gets Another Upgrade

Cirrus Aircraft today unveiled the upgraded G2+ Vision Jet with optimized engine performance, Gogo in-flight connectivity, and new exterior paint options. Deliveries of the $2.98 million […]
2021-07-25
First Super Tucano Light Attackers Delivered to Nigeria

First Super Tucano Light Attackers Delivered to Nigeria

A first batch of six Embraer/Sierra Nevada A-29 Super Tucano training aircraft left the U.S. on July 14 on their delivery flight to Nigeria. The journey […]
2021-07-25
Honda Aircraft Delivers First HondaJet Elite S

Honda Aircraft Delivers First HondaJet Elite S

Honda Aircraft turned over the first HondaJet Elite S—registered as N712LV and painted in an ice-blue color scheme—to an undisclosed customer last week, the company said […]
2021-07-17
Pratt & Whitney Hybrid-electric System To Fly in a Dash 8 in 2024

Pratt & Whitney Hybrid-electric System To Fly in a Dash 8 in 2024

Pratt & Whitney Canada is partnering with De Havilland of Canada in a program to test hybrid-electric propulsion technology in a Dash 8-100 flight demonstrator, the […]
2021-07-17
Charter Provider Buys Mississippi FBO

Charter Provider Buys Mississippi FBO

Aircraft charter, management, maintenance, and sales company Southern Sky Aviation has entered the FBO arena with its purchase of Sky Warrior Flight Support, the lone service […]
2021-07-17
NASA Retires Last Flying S-3 Viking

NASA Retires Last Flying S-3 Viking

On July 13 the NASA Glenn Research Center bade farewell to the Lockheed S-3B Viking as aircraft N601NA departed the Center’s base at Cleveland Hopkins International […]
2021-07-17
Boeing Rolls Out Norway’s First Poseidon

Boeing Rolls Out Norway’s First Poseidon

Boeing has completed the painting of the first P-8A Poseidon for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The maritime patrol/anti-submarine aircraft was rolled out from the Renton, […]
2021-07-17
Ventura Air Program Seeks Excels, Challenger 604-605s

Ventura Air Program Seeks Excels, Challenger 604/605s

Seeking to add fleet capacity in light of growing demand for private aircraft flights, charter operator and aircraft management firm Ventura Air Services is offering a […]
2021-07-17
Third Generation Takes Over at Priester Aviation

Third Generation Takes Over at Priester Aviation

Family-owned Priester Aviation will pass its leadership torch to a third generation with the announcement that Charlie Priester will transition to chairman emeritus, while his son, […]
2021-07-17
Wheels Up Now a Public Company Trading on NYSE

Wheels Up Now a Public Company Trading on NYSE

Private aviation charter and aircraft ownership services company Wheels Up yesterday closed its transaction with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle, making it a […]
2021-07-14
United Airlines Backs Heart's Plans For Electric Regional Airliner

United Airlines Backs Heart’s Plans For Electric Regional Airliner

United Airlines Ventures (UAV) and Mesa Air Group are joining Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) to invest in electric aircraft developer Heart Aerospace. The Heart Aerospace ES-19, […]
2021-07-14
Additive Manufacturing Gains Altitude as Technology Matures

Additive Manufacturing Gains Altitude as Technology Matures

Additive manufacturing continues to proliferate across the aerospace sector as leading OEMs and their suppliers find new ways of tapping the flexibility—as well as cost and […]
2021-07-14
New Quality Problem Further Delays Boeing 787 Deliveries

New Quality Problem Further Delays Boeing 787 Deliveries

Boeing has found further production problems involving the 787 as it continues consultations with the FAA over documentation and process validation on the widebody, the company […]
2021-07-14
Joby Teams with JetBlue, Signature on Carbon Credits

Joby Teams with JetBlue, Signature on Carbon Credits

Startup eVTOL developer Joby Aviation is joining forces with JetBlue and Signature Flight Support to establish carbon credits for flights using green electric and hydrogen propulsion. […]
2021-07-14
Elit’Avia To Sell HondaJets in France, Parts of Africa

Elit’Avia To Sell HondaJets in France, Parts of Africa

Business aircraft sales, leasing, and charter management company Elit’Avia has inked a deal with Honda Aircraft to serve as the exclusive HondaJet sales representative in France […]
2021-07-14
After Pandemic Delay, EASA Certifies Textron's Citation Longitude

After Pandemic Delay, EASA Certifies Textron’s Citation Longitude

Nearly two years after Textron Aviation received type certification for the Cessna Citation Longitude from the FAA, the super-midsize twin has been certified by EASA, paving […]
2021-07-14
Porter Airlines Revealed as Major Embraer E-Jet Customer

Porter Airlines Revealed as Major Embraer E-Jet Customer

Toronto-based Porter Airlines has signed a deal with Embraer covering a firm order for 30 E195-E2s and purchase rights on another 50 as part of a […]
2021-07-10
NetJets Pauses Light Jet Sales as Flight Demand Booms

NetJets Pauses Light Jet Sales as Flight Demand Booms

NetJets has “temporarily paused” sales of fractional shares, leases, and jet cards for the Cessna Citation XLS and Embraer Phenom 300 due to “unprecedented demand within […]
2021-07-10
Sheltair To Support ERAU's Project Liftoff

Sheltair To Support ERAU’s Project Liftoff

To help develop future aviation industry talent, FBO chain and aviation real estate developer Sheltair has pledged its financial support to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Project Liftoff […]
2021-07-10
Luxaviation Belgium Reports Rebound of Business Activity

Luxaviation Belgium Reports Rebound of Business Activity

The Belgian subsidiary of Luxembourg-based aircraft management and charter operator group Luxaviation is seeing healthy demand for intra-Europe charter flying as well as strong interest from […]
2021-07-10
Ryanair CEO Sings Praises of Newly Delivered Max 8-200s

Ryanair CEO Sings Praises of Newly Delivered Max 8-200s

Ryanair Group CEO has described the initial performance of the Boeing 737 Max 8-200 as “fantastic” and said that the aircraft has met with glowing reviews […]