Aviation International News

2021-03-27
First European FBO Earns IS-BAH Stage 3

First European FBO Earns IS-BAH Stage 3

Prague-based ABS Jets is the first European FBO to be awarded Stage 3 registration under IBAC’s International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH), the voluntary code […]
2021-03-27
Cessna SkyCourier Begins Final Phase of Flight Testing

Cessna SkyCourier Begins Final Phase of Flight Testing

The certification flight test phase of the Cessna SkyCourier development program has begun after the twin-turboprop checked off a number of milestones and continues its march […]
2021-03-27
Finnair Plans To Electrify Fleet with Heart ES-19 Aircraft

Finnair Plans To Electrify Fleet with Heart ES-19 Aircraft

Finnair has signed a so-called letter of interest with Swedish electric aircraft developer Heart Aerospace that could lead to the airline’s acquisition of as many as […]
2021-03-27
avage Cuts for the RAF in UK Defense Review

Savage Cuts for the RAF in UK Defense Review

The United Kingdom’s recent defense and security review, and the Defence Command Paper Defence in a Competitive Age that followed it, aimed to identify and understand […]
2021-03-21
Hillsboro Aero Academy Keeps the Rotors Turning

Hillsboro Aero Academy Keeps the Rotors Turning

At Hillsboro Aero Academy in Troutdale, Oregon, rotorcraft training continues although the number of students and flight hours dropped during the pandemic. “The travel ban hit […]
2021-03-21
Bell Nears Milestones With 525, 505 Helos

Bell Nears Milestones With 525, 505 Helos

About six years after the first flight of Bell’s newest and largest civil helicopter, the 525 Relentless, its development and flight test certification program is nearing […]
2021-03-21
Combat Debut for Typhoon-Storm Shadow Pairing

Combat Debut for Typhoon/Storm Shadow Pairing

Royal Air Force Typhoons have used the MBDA Storm Shadow cruise missile in action for the first time, with a pair of aircraft reportedly firing four […]
2021-03-21
U.S. AAM Market To Generate $115B Annually by 2035

U.S. AAM Market To Generate $115B Annually by 2035

A joint study from Deloitte and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) predicts that the U.S. advanced air mobility (AAM) market, which includes flying taxis and cargo […]
2021-03-20
Air Charter Scotland Establishes Home Airport Base

Air Charter Scotland Establishes Home Airport Base

Air Charter Scotland has positioned a Cessna Citation CJ2 for charter out of its home airport in Glasgow following a long absence there, the charter and […]
2021-03-20
Air Elite Member FBOs Become Carbon Neutral

Air Elite Member FBOs Become Carbon Neutral

World Fuel Services (WFS) announced yesterday that 43 members of its sponsored Air Elite FBO Network achieved carbon neutrality in their operations for 2019. WFS affiliate […]
2021-03-20
Duncan Wins Europe, Canada Approvals for ACA Installs

Duncan Wins Europe, Canada Approvals for ACA Installs

Duncan Aviation recently obtained supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals from Transport Canada Civil Aviation and EASA for an installation package for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) […]
2021-03-20
Boeing Gets Boost from Improving Order, Delivery Performance

Boeing Gets Boost from Improving Order, Delivery Performance

Boeing’s February order and delivery numbers have brought a measure of recovery for the company following a long period of depressed performance thanks to the Covid […]
2021-03-20
Bizav Activity Remains Mixed in North America, Europe

Bizav Activity Remains Mixed in North America, Europe

Business aviation activity remains mixed with North American operations showing signs of improvement, down just 12 percent in February from a year earlier, while European operations […]
2021-03-13
U.S. Air Force Receives First F-15EX Eagle Fighter

U.S. Air Force Receives First F-15EX Eagle Fighter

Boeing has formally handed over the first example of the F-15EX new-generation Eagle fighter to the U.S. Air Force. The acceptance was conducted at Boeing’s St. […]
2021-03-13
Wideroe Goes Electric with Tecnam's P-Volt

Wideroe Goes Electric with Tecnam’s P-Volt

Scandinavian regional airline Wideroe on Thursday committed to introducing Tecnam’s new all-electric P-Volt aircraft into commercial service on scheduled routes starting in 2026. Rolls-Royce Electrical is […]
2021-03-13
DOT Clears Neeleman’s Breeze Airways for Launch

DOT Clears Neeleman’s Breeze Airways for Launch

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday cleared David Neeleman’s latest airline venture, Breeze Airways, to launch operations with up to 22 large aircraft. The Salt […]
2021-03-13
Lockheed Martin Flies First F-35 for Denmark

Lockheed Martin Flies First F-35 for Denmark

Lockheed Martin has flown the first example of an F-35A destined for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF, Flyvevåbnet). Company test pilot Joe “Hooch” Hutcheson was […]
2021-03-09
Lufthansa Technik Suffers Steep Losses on Pandemic Woes

Lufthansa Technik Suffers Steep Losses on Pandemic Woes

Lufthansa Technik swung into a full-year loss in 2020 and revenue plummeted 43 percent year-over-year, but executives of the world’s largest MRO provider expressed optimism it […]
2021-03-09
Titan Aviation Fuels Breaks Out of Its Shell

Titan Aviation Fuels Breaks Out of Its Shell

Titan Aviation Fuels, which has served as the official branded distributor of Shell Aviation fuels for general aviation (GA) in the U.S. for the past 18 […]
2021-03-09
SD Starts In-flight Testing of New Ku-band Satcom Antenna

SD Starts In-flight Testing of New Ku-band Satcom Antenna

Airborne connectivity provider Satcom Direct has begun in-flight testing of its Plane Simple tail-mounted Ku-band antenna system. One year after the launch of the purpose-built unit, […]
2021-03-09
UK Bizav Hits the Skids, but Outlook Bright

UK Bizav Hits the Skids, but Outlook Bright

The UK’s business aviation sector is experiencing the most challenging period in its history due to the impact both of the pandemic and Brexit, which have […]
2021-03-08
Textron's King Air 90, Citation Sovereign End Their Rule

Textron’s King Air 90, Citation Sovereign End Their Rule

Textron Aviation has ended production of its Cessna Citation Sovereign+ midsize business jet and Beechcraft King Air C90 GTx twin-turboprop, the OEM confirmed to AIN today. […]
2021-03-08
U.S. and EU Declare Truce over Boeing and Airbus Subsidies

U.S. and EU Declare Truce over Boeing and Airbus Subsidies

U.S. and European Union (EU) trade representatives have been given four months to make a fresh start in resolving the long-running dispute over alleged illegal subsidies […]
2021-03-08
Olivier Dassault Killed in Helicopter Accident

Olivier Dassault Killed in Helicopter Accident

Olivier Dassault, 69, a prominent French politician and Dassault Aviation board member, was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday afternoon. French accident investigation agency BEA […]
2021-03-08
Jet Linx Opens New Private Terminal in San Antonio

Jet Linx Opens New Private Terminal in San Antonio

Aircraft management and private flight provider Jet Linx has opened its latest standalone terminal facility in San Antonio, Texas. The company, one of the largest jet […]
2021-03-07
Vista Global To Buy Apollo Jets, Stake in Talon Air

Vista Global To Buy Apollo Jets, Stake in Talon Air

Vista Global has inked an agreement to acquire charter broker Apollo Jets and its undisclosed share in Farmingdale, New York-based aircraft charter, management, and MRO provider […]
2021-03-07
Bombardier Global 7500 To Drive Profitability Jump

Bombardier: Global 7500 To Drive Profitability Jump

Bombardier expects its Global 7500 ramp up—along with significant growth in its service center capacity and a gradual market improvement—will help boost profitability by 50 percent […]
2021-03-07
Medical Emergency Digital ID Simplifies Vaccine Records

Medical Emergency Digital ID Simplifies Vaccine Records

ID-ME has launched a Covid-19 vaccine passport that resides on iOS and Android smartphone digital wallets. The company previously developed the service to store medical emergency […]
2021-03-07
Hydrogen Pioneers Step Up Plans to Convert Regional Airliners

Hydrogen Pioneers Step Up Plans to Convert Regional Airliners

Green energy group Plug Power has become a minority shareholder in Universal Hydrogen, expanding its partnership with the start-up to provide hydrogen propulsion for aircraft. The […]
2021-03-06
Dassault Falcon 6X On Track for First Flight This Month

Dassault Falcon 6X On Track for First Flight This Month

First flight of the Falcon 6X is on track to take place by the end of this month, Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Eric Trappier said […]