Aviation International News

2020-09-30
Vietnam’s Bamboo Launches Embraer E195 Operations

Vietnam’s Bamboo Launches Embraer E195 Operations

Two Embraer E195s have started operations in Vietnam with Bamboo Airways, offering the first jet service to Con Dao from Hanoi, Vinh, and Hai Phong, Embraer […]
2020-09-30
Draken Buys Cobham's Falcon Fleet; ATAC Lands Eglin Deal

Draken Buys Cobham’s Falcon Fleet; ATAC Lands Eglin Deal

U.S. contractorized air training services provider Draken International has purchased the Cobham Groups’ Aviation Services UK division. The deal was concluded on September 25 and encompasses […]
2020-09-30
Third Cessna SkyCourier Joins Test Fleet

Third Cessna SkyCourier Joins Test Fleet

A third Cessna SkyCourier test airplane made its first flight yesterday, marking the last of the aircraft designated for Textron Aviation’s flight-test program of the high-wing […]
2020-09-30
Bell and Xwing Complete NASA Unmanned Demo with APT 70

Bell and Xwing Complete NASA Unmanned Demo with APT 70

Bell Textron this week demonstrated its Autonomous Pod Transport 70 (APT 70) vehicle as part of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System program. […]
2020-09-30
NBAA Show Memories: Wilson Leach

NBAA Show Memories: Wilson Leach

Wilson Leach, AIN managing director Other than the two NBAA Conventions that were cancelled/postponed—September 2001 due to 9/11, and the Katrina postponement of 2005—two other NBAA […]
2020-09-30
New FBO Opens in Dallas Metroplex

New FBO Opens in Dallas Metroplex

US Trinity Aviation has become the second FBO at the Dallas-Fort Worth-area Denton Enterprise Airport. The company began operations on September 1 out of a former […]
2020-09-29
Reliable Robotics Flies Unmanned Cessnas

Reliable Robotics Flies Unmanned Cessnas

A California company called Reliable Robotics has achieved some pioneering achievements in unmanned aviation, having already flown a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and a 208 Caravan without […]
2020-09-29
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Jetex Business Jumps Due to Lack of First-class Flights

Jetex has seen business boom at its marquee VIP terminal at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) as Covid-19 has caused a dearth of first-class flights […]
2020-09-29
GE9X Gains FAA Certification

GE9X Gains FAA Certification

The GE9X engine has won certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, GE Aviation said on Monday. The largest commercial turbofan in the world, the GE9X powers […]
2020-09-29
Swiss Fighter Program Clears Referendum Hurdle

Swiss Fighter Program Clears Referendum Hurdle

Switzerland’s new fighter acquisition program received the green light from Swiss voters in a referendum conducted on September 27. This clears the way for Armasuisse—the country’s […]
2020-09-29
Satcom Direct Upgrades Network Ops Center

Satcom Direct Upgrades Network Ops Center

Satcom Direct has upgraded the network operations center (NOC) at its headquarters facility in Melbourne, Florida, to aggregate, collate, and analyze the increasing amounts of data […]
2020-09-28
Thailand Inks $162 million T-6C Texan II Deal

Thailand Inks $162 million T-6C Texan II Deal

Textron Aviation Defense has secured a $162 million deal for 12 Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as had been earlier […]
2020-09-28
Embraer Gets Nod for Synthetic Vision Guidance System

Embraer Gets Nod for Synthetic Vision Guidance System

Embraer has received a thumbs up from Brazil’s ANAC and the FAA for its synthetic vision guidance system (SVGS) on the Praetor 500 and 600, the […]
2020-09-28
NATO Adds Ninth A330 Tanker-Transport

NATO Adds Ninth A330 Tanker/Transport

Airbus has received an order for an A330 MRTT (multi-role tanker/transport) from the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), which is acting on behalf of the […]
2020-09-28
Gripen E Flies in Brazilian Skies

Gripen E Flies in Brazilian Skies

On September 24 the first production Gripen E from Saab’s Linköping, Sweden factory arrived at its new home at Gavião Peixoto, where Saab and Embraer have […]
2020-09-27
World’s most powerful private air forces

World’s most powerful private air forces

The majority of air forces are maintained and commanded by sovereign states, being part of their military structures and having the aim of protecting the country’s […]
2020-09-27
Antonov AN-26 military plane crashes in Ukraine, at least 22 dead

Antonov AN-26 military plane crashes in Ukraine, at least 22 dead

An Antonov AN-26 aircraft crashed in the Kharkov region of Ukraine in the late hours of September 25, 2020. At least 22 people died, the latest […]
2020-09-27
BALPA and easyJet shake hands to avoid 727 pilot layoffs

BALPA and easyJet shake hands to avoid 727 pilot layoffs

British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said it reached a “breakthrough deal” with easyJet to keep the jobs of 727 pilots in the United Kingdom. The union […]
2020-09-27
Airbus A380 engine failure caused by lack of scientific knowledge

Airbus A380 engine failure caused by lack of scientific knowledge

Air France’s Airbus A380 uncontained engine failure during the flight AF066 in September 2017 resulted from the lack of scientific understanding about the alloy used for […]
2020-09-26
Evaluators Wrap Up Work as FAA Head Preps to Fly Max

Evaluators Wrap Up Work as FAA Head Preps to Fly Max

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday notified key oversight committees in Congress that the U.S. agency, Transport Canada, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and […]
2020-09-26
ZeroAvia Hydrogen Flight Paves Way to 2023 Service Entry

ZeroAvia Hydrogen Flight Paves Way to 2023 Service Entry

ZeroAvia this week flew its Piper Malibu technology demonstrator for the first time with its new hydrogen propulsion system, including hydrogen fuel cells. On September 24, […]
2020-09-25
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Omni Taxi Aereo Introduces Airbus H175 To Brazil

Omni Taxi Aereo will be the first operator of the Airbus H175 super-medium helicopter in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in country and is slated to […]
2020-09-25
Eco Helicopters Launching Urban Air Mobility Operations11

Eco Helicopters Launching Urban Air Mobility Operations

Eco Helicopters plans to begin urban air mobility (UAM) charter flights in Southern California with a fleet of Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters that will be […]
2020-09-25
Firm Uses Web To Update Global 7500 Completions Clients

Firm Uses Web To Update Global 7500 Completions Clients

AP Completion Services has delivered its 11th Bombardier Global 7500 and has more completions projects on the type scheduled for the future. As a result of […]
2020-09-24
Tail strike in Moscow: Azur Air Boeing 767 suffers belly damage

Tail strike in Moscow: Azur Air Boeing 767 suffers belly damage

An Azur Air Boeing 767-300 suffered significant belly damage during a tail strike incident in Vnukovo airport (VKO), Russia. The incident occurred on September 22, 200, […]
2020-09-24
The rabbit hole of aviation world record claims

The rabbit hole of aviation world record claims

Everybody likes when aviation records get broken. Those events are tremendous technical achievements and a rare case of positivity in the sea of groundings and budget […]
2020-09-24
Open Skies treaty: why Russian “spy planes” fly above France

Open Skies treaty: why Russian “spy planes” fly above France

Usually, reconnaissance aircraft (colloquially referred to as “spy planes”) approaching foreign airspace provoke a strong reaction, often in the form of an interception and an official […]
2020-09-24
Rolls-Royce completes world’s fastest all-electric jet testing

Rolls-Royce completes world’s fastest all-electric jet testing

Rolls-Royce has completed tests of its world’s faster all-electric aircraft on a full-scale replica of the plane’s core called “ionBird”. The aircraft will be powered by […]
2020-09-24
Shell, Neste Ink SAF Supply Agreement

Shell, Neste Ink SAF Supply Agreement

Global fuel provider Shell and Neste, the world’s largest sustainable fuel producer, have signed a supply agreement that will provide Shell with its first European-produced sustainable […]
2020-09-23
American Airlines reveals prospective of the 737 MAX training

American Airlines reveals prospective of the 737 MAX training

American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) announced the date when it plans to start pilot training for the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. Having 24 Boeing 737 MAXs on […]