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Monte will purchase up to 50 powertrains to enable battery-electric conversions on Cessna Caravans, and hydrogen-electric conversions on new and existing Beechcraft King Airs.
Monte to finance fleet propulsion conversions
August 2, 2022
Captains Paul Sabin and George Romeril fly the Blue Spruce route from Wichita to Jersey.
Isle-Fly brings second King Air to the channel
August 2, 2022
Not for the first time, Isle-Fly has flown a King Air on a Blue Spruce Route delivery trip from the US to Jersey in the Channel Isles. Now it is preparing to bring the King Air 260 to ACE22 at London Biggin Hill.
CNC hands over the new Cessna 208 Caravan to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
CNC completes law enforcement Caravan deliveries
August 2, 2022
In addition to leading the aircraft acquisitions, CNC also developed comprehensive law enforcement mission suites for both aircraft and will be providing ongoing operator training and support to the agencies.
TRU field service technician, China Guoqing Luo; CAAC captain Gao Hong; and CAFUC vice president Wang Xiaolong.
China CAA qualifies TRU Citation M2 simulator
August 2, 2022
The CAAC has given Level D qualification to the CAFUC's M2 simulator. Equipped with Garmin G3000 and featuring OEM aircraft parts, it supports the university's fleet of four M2 aircraft.
Honda Aircraft head of commercial business unit and VP customer service Amod Kelkar presents the Authorised Service Centre plaque to Hillsboro Aviation VP and COO Ryan McCartney.
Honda expands worldwide aircraft service reach
August 2, 2022
Honda Aircraft Company has added three new full service authorised service centres in the US and Singapore, expanding the HondaJet service network to 21 locations worldwide.
Four offshore configured AW139s are scheduled for delivery to CITIC in 2022 and 2023.
A six heli order adds to China capacity
August 1, 2022
Six Leonardo helicopters have been ordered for operations in China. CITIC will take four AW139s for O&G ops while Xiangjiang GA is targeting public service duties with an AW139 and an AW109 Trekker.
H145 operators will have a VR flight training device for the five-bladed H145.
H145 virtual reality simulator is in development
August 1, 2022
This training tool will offer H145 operators an affordable, compact training solution with realistic flight behaviour and full-body immersion, as well as the 3D vision and high resolution scenery of VR technology.
The Gainjet Ireland CAMO team, headed up by continuing airworthiness manager Michael Knowles.
GainJet Ireland secures diverse CAMO approvals
August 1, 2022
CAMO approval from these overseas regulatory authorities allows GainJet to offer a full suite of its experience and capabilities to aircraft registered overseas.
The agreement is signed by SRCA president HE Dr Jalal bin Mohammed Al Owaisi and The Helicopter Company CEO Arnaud Martinez.
Saudi Red Crescent Authority commits to air ambulance
August 1, 2022
The Helicopter Company's 24/7 air medical service will contribute to Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision by facilitating access to emergency medical care and reducing the mortality and injuries caused by traffic accidents.
President AJ Becker and director of maintenance Bryce Seaman take delivery of the brand new Gulfstream G650ER.
G650ER serves worldwide demand for Elite Air
August 1, 2022
As part of a fleet growth strategy that reflects increasing demand, Elite Air has purchased a brand new Gulfstream G650ER.
A view of the apron.
Contractor appointed for Farnborough's translucent hangar
August 1, 2022
The £55m project was conceived in response to the growing demand for premium space with a design that accommodates the growing presence of the next generation of business jets.
The Kodiak 900's multi-mission capability is enhanced with its increased cabin volume and convertible interior.
Daher launches larger and faster Kodiak
July 25, 2022
The Kodiak 900 has been certified by the FAA and deliveries will begin in 2023. Production, along with the Kodiak 100 in its latest Series III version, is performed at Daher's Sandpoint, Idaho facility.
Evia Aero is to buy 10 hydrogen fuel cell-propelled conversion kits for Britten Norman Islander aircraft.
CAeS to supply Evia Aero with 10 modified Islanders
July 23, 2022
Ten aircraft will help Evia Aero develop sustainable aviation around the coasts of Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark. Sub-regional travel on the zero emission Islander could serve routes poorly connected on the ground.
Ampaire has secured a firm order for five Eco Caravans plus an option for an additional 20 from US operator WingTips.
WingTips places landmark order for Eco Caravans
July 23, 2022
The Eco Caravan hits a sweet spot for WingTips' operation, whose objective is to close the gap with the cost of driving while cutting travel time. It anticipates another 175 orders as it expands nationwide.
AAP will purchase 40 Lilium Jets for operation in Scandinavian countries, starting with Norway.
Europe’s operators plan networks with Lilium-sourced sustainability
July 23, 2022
ASL Group, Helity and AAP are to purchase fleets of Lilium jets for operation in Benelux, southern Spain and across Scandinavia respectively. These agreements comprise more than 50 aircraft.
Ascendance Flight Technologies has received purchase intentions from operators in the US, Asia and Europe.
Operators worldwide line up behind hybrid-electric Atea
July 23, 2022
Letters of intent from Helifirst and Jet Systems in France, amongst others, confirm the sector’s interest in the hybrid technology, endurance and versatility of the Atea aircraft.
Chief pilot Luis De Marchena and aviation director Joel Encarnacion.
Portland Jets adds third Falcon to fleet
July 23, 2022
Portland Jets has welcomed a third Falcon 900B to its managed fleet. The company has more than 25 years of combined experience, focusing on managing private assets for various customers all around the US.
A maritime patrol aircraft variant of the Cessna Citation Longitude.
Textron introduces special mission Longitude for maritime patrol
July 21, 2022
Textron Aviation has developed and certified factory provisions for various mission equipment supporting maritime patrol and surveillance missions for its Citation Longitude variant.
Dealer activity Q2 year-on-year.
Pre-owned market shows signs of stabilising
July 21, 2022
After two years of heated sales volume, the global pre-owned business aircraft market is beginning to show signs of stabilising. IADA members put forward their assessments of cause and effect.
The ecosystem will accelerate the introduction of AAM in the UK.
British consortium awarded $11.5m to build electric flight ecosystem
July 21, 2022
The UK government is funding a consortium of British companies to develop an AAM ecosystem. Urban and cross-country flights are planned at Heathrow, Bristol and London City and a vertiport at a London GA airport.
Vertical Aerospace deputy CEO Harry Holt with CAE president and CEO Marc Parent.
CAE and Vertical partner up on pilot training
July 20, 2022
CAE's 700MXR flight simulator will revolutionise flight training for complex urban settings with a compact mini-motion platform and 360⁰ field of view visuals. Vertical Aerospace will be a pilot training partner.
V-Star will use Dufour's eVTOL aircraft to change regional travel and transport in Australia.
V-Star explores eVTOL opportunities with Dufour
July 20, 2022
A partnership with Dufour gives V-Star early access to its next-generation aircraft; anywhere it needs to get people and equipment quickly and cheaply is where these aircraft come in.
TAG’s Global 5500 will perform European charter operations.
TAG adds Global 5500 in time for summer charter
July 20, 2022
The introduction of a new G5500 to its charter fleet is a perfect demonstration of TAG’s family approach to business. It will be the UK’s first 5500 and only the third in the whole of Europe.
Bristow has an option on 50 Lilium Jets and will provide maintenance services for the launch and future networks.
Bristow partners with Lilium on 50 jet deal
July 20, 2022
The provider of helicopter transportation plans to purchase 50 Lilium all-electric jets and provide Part 145 maintenance services in Florida and other US and European markets.
Babcock will review the Vertical VX4 for use in aerial EMS and cargo transportation.
Babcock to explore VX4 variants with Vertical
July 20, 2022
Vertical’s VX4 is to be reviewed for aerial EMS and cargo transportation. Babcock will lend its expertise as a business with extensive EMS and MRO experience, and will help develop MRO capabilities for the aircraft.
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