Aviation International News

2022-04-05
Bell 212 Gets Archangel Upgrade

Bell 212 Gets Archangel Upgrade

Central American Aviation Services (CAAS) has completed the first Bell 212 upgrade for the Guatemalan Air Force with the Archangel Systems AHR150A air data attitude/heading reference […]
2022-04-05
Web Manuals, Flight Safety Foundation Partner on BARS

Web Manuals, Flight Safety Foundation Partner on BARS

Web Manuals and the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) have partnered to create and implement the Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) in the Web Manuals Store. It […]
2022-04-05
East Coast Jet Fuel Prices See Record-high Spike

East Coast Jet Fuel Prices See Record-high Spike

The sanctions placed on Russia, the world’s largest exporter of crude oil and petroleum products, by Western nations are having a domino effect on jet-A pricing […]
2022-03-30
MD Helicopters Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

MD Helicopters Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

MD Helicopters voluntarily filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy (reorganization) earlier today as part of a strategy to infuse the company with $60 million of fresh “debtor-in-possession” capital, […]
2022-03-30
Bombardier Delivers 100th Global 7500; Milestone Jet Goes to VistaJet

Bombardier Delivers 100th Global 7500; Milestone Jet Goes to VistaJet

Bombardier celebrated the delivery of the 100th Global 7500 yesterday during a ceremony at its Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre in Montreal—an achievement reached in less than […]
2022-03-30
JMI Adds Light Citation Engine MRO

JMI Adds Light Citation Engine MRO

Jet Maintenance International (JMI) has received an authorized service center designation from Williams International for the FJ44 engine variants that power Cessna Citation CJ-series twinjets. The […]
2022-03-30
Universal Avionics, Trimec Partner on Falcon 2000

Universal Avionics, Trimec Partner on Falcon 2000

Universal Avionics and Trimec Aviation are developing a supplemental type certificate (STC) to upgrade Dassault Falcon 2000/2000EXs equipped with Collins Pro Line 4 avionics to the […]
2022-03-30
Masters Golf Tournament Spurs Special ATC Procedures

Masters Golf Tournament Spurs Special ATC Procedures

The FAA has released special air traffic procedures to handle the influx of traffic for the 2022 Masters Golf Tournament that is scheduled from April 7 […]
2022-03-30
Daher Appoints Uni-Fly as Scandinavian Service Center

Daher Appoints Uni-Fly as Scandinavian Service Center

Uni-Fly has been appointed as a Daher network service center following the delivery of a TBM 940 turboprop single to a Danish customer. An EASA Part […]
2022-03-30
AerCap Works to Mitigate Losses Stemming from Ukraine War

AerCap Works to Mitigate Losses Stemming from Ukraine War

Irish lessor AerCap has terminated all its leases with Russian customers and repossessed 22 out of 135 of its aircraft in the country, amounting to about […]
2022-03-30
GrandView Aviation Acquired by Global Medical Response

GrandView Aviation Acquired by Global Medical Response

Global Medical Response (GMR), the parent of AirMed International, has acquired the assets of charter operator GrandView Aviation including its fleet of Embraer Phenom 300 light […]
2022-03-30
Airbus Flies A380 on 100 percent SAF

Airbus Flies A380 on 100 percent SAF

Airbus, for the first time, has performed an A380 flight powered by 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, […]
2022-03-30
Canada Selects F-35A for its Future Fighter Requirement

Canada Selects F-35A for its Future Fighter Requirement

The Canadian government has selected the Lockheed Martin F-35A to meet its Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) requirement. The F-35A was chosen as the replacement for […]
2022-03-07
Bell Seeking Icing Approval for 525 for Market Entry

Bell Seeking Icing Approval for 525 for Market Entry

While still circumspect about certification timing, Bell is conducting a series of tests on its Model 525 in preparation to have icing approval in hand when […]
2022-03-07
Lessors in Asymmetric Fight to Repossess Russian Aircraft

Lessors in Asymmetric Fight to Repossess Russian Aircraft

Russia’s civil aviation authority on Saturday told airlines with aircraft leased from foreign companies to suspend international flights, further complicating efforts by lessors to repossess airliners […]
2022-03-07
Patchwork of Helo Regs in Europe Hampering Industry

Patchwork of Helo Regs in Europe Hampering Industry

While common European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards exist, a complex network of helicopter operational rules still prevails in the various regions and needs streamlining, […]
2022-03-07
Blade Posts Rapid Growth

Blade Posts Rapid Growth

Blade Air Mobility posted strong revenue growth last year and CEO Rob Wiesenthal told AIN that he expects the trend to continue. “We were pleasantly surprised […]
2022-03-07
AGS Plans Expansive Growth Globally

AGS Plans Expansive Growth Globally

Brazil-based AGS Global Logistics (Booth 9050), exhibiting for the first time at Heli-Expo, is eying expansive plans to grow its bases globally. In the logistics field […]
2022-03-07
USAF Unveils $6.3bn F-16 Fighter Upgrade Program

USAF Unveils $6.3bn F-16 Fighter Upgrade Program

After some years of stalling over a fleet modernization effort, the U.S. Air Force will now upgrade 608 of its youngest Lockheed Martin F-16s in a […]
2022-02-28
UAE Looks to China for Advanced Trainers

UAE Looks to China for Advanced Trainers

The United Arab Emirates announced that it is planning on buying the Hongdu L-15 Falcon advanced jet trainer. UAE defense ministry officials confirmed that a letter […]
2022-02-28
Thailand to Get AH-6i Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopters

Thailand to Get AH-6i Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopters

Boeing’s Vertical Lift division will supply eight AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopters to Thailand under a $103.7 million foreign military sales contract awarded on February 18 by […]
2022-02-28
Ukraine Airspace Shuts as Russian Invasion Threatens Air Safety

Ukraine Airspace Shuts as Russian Invasion Threatens Air Safety

Ukraine’s national airspace was rapidly closed down overnight in response to the Russian invasion of its neighbor in a move that has been anticipated for more […]
2022-02-28
Gogo Marks Another 5G System Milestone

Gogo Marks Another 5G System Milestone

Gogo Business Aviation has received FAA STC and parts manufacturer approval (PMA) for its 5G antenna, keeping its on-budget plan to launch Gogo 5G air-to-ground service […]
2022-02-28
With Financials On Pace, Bombardier Weighs New Products

With Financials On Pace, Bombardier Weighs New Products

Bombardier, encouraged that it is on track of meeting its 2025 financial targets, believes it will have the flexibility at that time to ramp up investments […]
2022-02-28
MEBAA Show Planning for a Strong Return

MEBAA Show Planning for a Strong Return

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is encouraged that its exhibition show is set for a strong return this year with several […]
2022-02-24
ARTEMIS Challenger Joins Ukraine Surveillance Effort

ARTEMIS Challenger Joins Ukraine Surveillance Effort

The U.S. Army has been flying a converted Bombardier Challenger 650 as part of the NATO surveillance effort monitoring the build-up and subsequent operations of Russian […]
2022-02-24
Leonardo Aims For Hybrid-powered AW09

Leonardo Aims For Hybrid-powered AW09

Leonardo’s AW09 “is at the center” of the company’s efforts to assess hybrid propulsion for helicopters, with full-scale bench testing scheduled for 2023 and first flight […]
2022-02-24
General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Bounce Back in 2021

General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Bounce Back in 2021

Business and general aviation fixed-wing shipments began a recovery across the board last year, reaching a total of 2,630 units worth $25.2 billion, according to the […]
2022-02-24
FAA Approves Banyan Gogo Avance L3 STC for HondaJet

FAA Approves Banyan Gogo Avance L3 STC for HondaJet

The FAA has approved a Banyan Air Service supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of Gogo Avance L3 Wi-Fi on the HondaJet HA-420. This STC […]
2022-02-24
Helicopter Shuttle/Tour Flights Land at Heli-Expo

Helicopter Shuttle/Tour Flights Land at Heli-Expo

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is bringing a new feature to its upcoming Heli-Expo show: charter and tour flights to and from the vertiport next to the […]