Aviation International News

2020-10-23
Airbus Lifts Lid on New Jet Trainer Project

Airbus Lifts Lid on New Jet Trainer Project

In mid-October Airbus Defence and Space revealed a design proposal for an advanced trainer. Development of the Airbus Future Jet Trainer (AFJT) is led by the […]
2020-10-22
American Airlines Adds A330-200s to Fleet Cuts

American Airlines Adds A330-200s to Fleet Cuts

American Airlines has added its Airbus A330-200s to the list of aircraft types it now plans to permanently retire due to demand erosion from the Covid-19 […]
2020-10-22
Bell Delivers Three 407GXis To Polish National Police

Bell Delivers Three 407GXis To Polish National Police

Bell has delivered three new 407GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP), the company said today. The PNP’s new turbine single helicopters are equipped with Trakka […]
2020-10-22
Daher Adds New Authorized TBM Service Center in Russia

Daher Adds New Authorized TBM Service Center in Russia

General and business aviation services company Simavia has received certification from Russia that allows it to operate as an authorized service center (ASC) for Daher’s TBM […]
2020-10-22
AfBAA Architect Rady Fahmy Passes On

AfBAA Architect Rady Fahmy Passes On

Rady Fahmy, who led a resurgence of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), died on October 16 after a long illness. Fahmy earned a master of […]
2020-10-21
Alabama MRO Adds Paint, Media Blast Facility

Alabama MRO Adds Paint, Media Blast Facility

MRO provider Ace Aeronautics has opened a new paint booth and media blast facility at its Guntersville, Alabama campus, building on the company’s capabilities for the […]
2020-10-21
ExecuJet Malaysia Receives Limited Vietnam Certification

ExecuJet Malaysia Receives Limited Vietnam Certification

ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia has received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to perform line and heavy maintenance on certain Dassault Falcon 2000s […]
2020-10-21
ExecuJet Malaysia Receives Limited Vietnam Certification

NBAA Cautions on EPA CO2 Proposal’s Data Requirements

NBAA is concerned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed CO2 standard for aircraft emissions includes certain data-reporting requirements that don’t align with global standards and […]
2020-10-21
Leonardo Affirms Support for Convicted CEO

Leonardo Affirms Support for Convicted CEO

Leonardo said it would stand behind CEO Alessandro Profumo, 63, following his sentencing last week on fraud charges related to his tenure as CEO of Banca […]
2020-10-20
ICAO Task Force Set To Issue Covid Testing Protocols

ICAO Task Force Set To Issue Covid Testing Protocols

The International Civil Aviation Organization expects to issue a second-phase Council on Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) report late this month or in early November that […]
2020-10-20

Analysts: Many Contenders, but Little Space for Supersonics

While the ban on supersonic flight over land is still in place, the field of supersonic contenders is growing increasingly crowded as new prospective developers jump […]
2020-10-20
Third-quarter Deliveries Slide at Embraer

Third-quarter Deliveries Slide at Embraer

Embraer’s business jet deliveries slipped by six aircraft in the third quarter, according to numbers released today by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. The total for the […]
2020-10-19
District Court Dismisses NBAA Case To Preserve SMO

District Court Dismisses NBAA Case To Preserve SMO

Business and general aviation leaders faced another setback in their efforts to preserve Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) with the U.S. District Court for the District […]
2020-10-19
Planespotter witness possible hypersonic weapon on Chinese bomber

Planespotter witness possible hypersonic weapon on Chinese bomber

Footage emerged online of a Chinese H-6N strategic bomber carrying what appears to be a supersonic anti-ship weapon. The existence of such a weapon in the […]
2020-10-19
While ones collapse, others rise up: Flybe to be revived in 2021

While ones collapse, others rise up: Flybe to be revived in 2021

Flybe, the British regional airline which ceased all of its operations in March 2020, might be revived and return to service again in 2021. On October […]
2020-10-19
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives AOC of UAE

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives AOC of UAE

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi completed the last step in the proceedings of starting the airline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A joint venture of a […]
2020-10-18
Team Tempest Reveals a Different Approach to FCAS

Team Tempest Reveals a Different Approach to FCAS

Team Tempest has provided a further glimpse into the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program, two years after its unveiling at the Farnborough Air Show. […]
2020-10-18
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Illinois Airport Adds Customs Capabilities

The University of Illinois-Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign has inaugurated its new general aviation U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility. Previously, all private international arrivals were […]
2020-10-18
FreeFlight Datalink Offers Dual-band ADS-B

FreeFlight Datalink Offers Dual-band ADS-B

FreeFlight Systems has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval for its new line of dual-band ADS-B datalink receivers. These new receivers begin shipping next month with […]
2020-10-17
China’s Domestic Traffic Approaches 2019 Levels

China’s Domestic Traffic Approaches 2019 Levels

China’s airlines continue to witness a strong uptick in local demand after domestic traffic rose to 47.75 million in September, representing 98 percent of passenger volume […]
2020-10-16
United Upbeat on 2021 Despite $1.8 Billion Q3 Loss

United Upbeat on 2021 Despite $1.8 Billion Q3 Loss

United Airlines struck a comparatively positive tone Thursday in characterizing its progress toward recovery from Covid-19, even while reporting a net loss of $1.8 billion during […]
2020-10-16
Aerion Teams Up with eSTOL Developer Electra

Aerion Teams Up with eSTOL Developer Electra

Taking a step toward its vision of creating an ecosystem of door-to-door travel that supports supersonic flight, Aerion Supersonic has formed a partnership with Falls Church, […]
2020-10-16
Swedish Defense Bill Extends Gripen, Add New AEW Aircraft

Swedish Defense Bill Extends Gripen, Add New AEW Aircraft

The Swedish defense ministry published a 181-page document on October 14 that outlines a defense bill to be put before the Riksdag (parliament). Having gained cross-party […]
2020-10-15
Dassault Aviation Makes Changes to Hourly Mx Program

Dassault Aviation Makes Changes to Hourly Mx Program

Dassault Aviation has signed the 500th contract for its FalconCare maintenance program and is adding new options to it. The program currently offers scheduled and unscheduled […]
2020-10-15
Bizav Community Digs Deep in Covid Humanitarian Response

Bizav Community Digs Deep in Covid Humanitarian Response

In the maelstrom of the Covid pandemic’s impact on the business aviation sector, it has been hard to find space to reflect the personal toll it […]
2020-10-15
Malaysia's Firefly to Launch Jet Operations in 2021

Malaysia’s Firefly to Launch Jet Operations in 2021

Malaysian ATR turboprop operator Firefly Airlines plans to start jet operations starting during next year’s fourth quarter, adding as many as 10 narrowbodies in three phases […]
2020-10-15
GE Partners With Uber on eVTOL Flight Data Monitoring

GE Partners With Uber on eVTOL Flight Data Monitoring

GE Aviation’s Digital Group is working to develop a flight data monitoring (FDM) program to support Uber Elevate’s planned eVTOL aircraft rideshare service. The technology will […]
2020-10-15
NBAA Show Memories Todd Duncan

NBAA Show Memories: Todd Duncan

Todd Duncan, chairman of Duncan Aviation The year I was born, 1966, was the year Duncan Aviation first joined the National Business Aviation Association. Our first […]
2020-10-14
Third and Fourth King Air 350CER Delivered to Customs

Third and Fourth King Air 350CER Delivered to Customs

Textron Aviation has delivered another two special-mission Beechcraft King Air 350CERs to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s air and marine operations (AMO) for a total of […]
2020-10-14
Airbus Inks Order for A320neos from Greece’s Sky Express

Airbus Inks Order for A320neos from Greece’s Sky Express

Athens-based airline Sky Express has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, making it a new Airbus customer and marking a foray into jets after […]