UK Royal Air Force Begins Hunt For VIP Business Jets
The UK Royal Air Force has begun a search for new VIP aircraft to replace its BAe 146s. 
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 08/04/2021 - 18:17
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Softbank Eyes HAPS, Satellites For 6G Networks

By Graham Warwick Aug 04, 2021
High-altitude unmanned aircraft and satellites are an integral part of SoftBank’s vision for future 6G mobile networks that expand beyond wireless communications to underpin the digitalization of all industries.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Denmark To Base Patrol Aircraft In Greenland Year-round

By Tony Osborne Aug 04, 2021
Denmark is to permanently station a patrol aircraft in Greenland in a move that reflects the growing military importance of the Arctic region.
Budget, Policy & Operations

AeroTEC Joins UH2 To Convert Dash 8 To Hydrogen Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Aug 04, 2021
Aircraft modification specialist AeroTEC is to lead conversion, flight test and certification of the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 regional turboprop to hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion under a joint effort with Universal Hydrogen.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Is There A Future At Sea For Regional Aviation?

By Graham Warwick Aug 04, 2021
Startup Regent plans to have a piloted 12-passenger seaglider on the market by 2025 as a replacement for seaplanes and water taxis, followed by a 50-passenger vehicle that the company sees replacing not only ferries, but regional turboprops and jets.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Ag Aviation Marks 100th Anniversary

By Bill Carey Aug 03, 2021
Principals of agricultural aviation in the U.S., family members and others gathered Aug. 3 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the industry during an event at Leesburg Executive Airport outside of Washington, D.C.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Swiss Low Helicopter Flight Network To Expand

By Tony Osborne Aug 03, 2021
Switzerland is to double the size of its national flight route network for helicopters, increasing the number of regions in the Alpine which can be reached by rescue helicopters.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EHang eVTOLs In Chinese High-Rise Fire Drill

By Graham Warwick Aug 03, 2021
EHang has completed a high-rise fire rescue drill in China involving its unmanned firefighting EH216F and passenger-carry EH216 air vehicles as well as its Falcon B drone.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

The Centennial Of Aerial Application

By Bill Carey Aug 03, 2021
The agricultural aviation industry is celebrating 100 years since the first recorded aerial application flight in the U.S.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Sky Harbour Group To Become Public Following Sale To Yellowstone
Yellowstone Acquisition Co., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, has signed an agreement to acquire Sky Harbour Group, developer and lessor of private aviation hangars.
andy.savoie@av… Mon, 08/02/2021 - 21:58
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Ultrasonic Welding Could Speed Air Taxi Production

By Graham Warwick Aug 02, 2021
A technology being developed to rapidly join thermoplastic and thermoset composites to create optimized lightweight structures for cars and motorcycles is being adapted to aerospace with an eye to enabling high-rate, high-quality production of urban air mobility vehicles.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Lithium-Sulfur Battery Pioneer Finds Buyer

By Graham Warwick Aug 02, 2021
With electric aircraft developers continuously seeking better batteries, the assets of a UK developer of high energy-density lithium-sulfur cells have been acquired by Johnson Matthey, a British multinational focused on sustainable technologies.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Toray Prepreg Launch Targets eVTOL Ramp-up

By Graham Warwick Aug 02, 2021
The leaders in advanced air mobility are planning rapid ramp-ups in production, from tens to thousands of air taxis annually within only a few years, to both enable and dominate the projected trillion-dollar global market for electric air taxis.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Bombardier, Union Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

By Molly McMillin Jul 30, 2021
Bombardier Aviation and members of Unifor’s Local 112 and 673, on strike since July 27, have reached a tentative labor agreement with the company.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

AirVenture: Icon To Certify A5, Flight Aware To Serve ‘Bug Smashers'

By Molly McMillin Jul 30, 2021
Icon Aircraft announced plans to certify its Icon A5 amphibious aircraft as a way to expand sales at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aerospace Sector At Risk From Rising Cybercrime, Experts Warn

By Angus Batey Jul 30, 2021
At least 12 significant cyber security incidents affecting the aerospace industry have been made public since the start of the year.
Connected Aerospace

Piper Certifies GWX8000 Radar For M-Class Aircraft

By Molly McMillin Jul 29, 2021
Piper Aircraft has earned certification of the Garmin GWX 8000 weather radar in its M-Class aircraft, including the M600, M500 and M350, the company announced during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh here.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Union Strikes Bombardier, De Havilland At Downsview Facilities

By Molly McMillin Jul 29, 2021
The strike affects about 1,500 Bombardier workers and 700 De Havilland workers at the facility where Bombardier Global series aircraft and De Havilland Dash 8 turboprops are built. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Honda Aircraft Debuts HondaJet Elite S At AirVenture

By Molly McMillin Jul 29, 2021
Honda Aircraft Co. debuted its latest edition of the HondaJet, the HondaJet Elite S, with a special camouflage and gray paint scheme at its hangar at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh here.
Aircraft & Propulsion

AirVenture Campers Shelter As Storm's Fury Narrowly Misses Oshkosh

By Molly McMillin Jul 29, 2021
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) was running buses to evacuate EAA AirVenture Oshkosh campers to shelters the evening of July 28 as high winds, hail and tornadoes threatened the area and the thousands of aircraft on the field.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Textron Deliveries, Revenues Increase Across Segments

By Bill Carey Jul 29, 2021
Textron’s business aircraft and helicopter segments saw revenues grow in the second quarter of 2021 based on increased sales of Cessna Citation jets and Caravan turboprops, Beechcraft King Air turboprops and Bell helicopters.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Joby Begins Process Toward eVTOL Airline Operations

By Guy Norris Jul 29, 2021
The company, which is also currently pursuing Part 23 type certification of the S4 eVTOL aircraft as well as production certification of the assembly line which will manufacture it, is targeting air carrier approval in 2022.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Volocopter Performs First U.S. Public Crewed eVTOL Test Flight

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 29, 2021
Volocopter flew its 2X eVTOL testing model in front of the crowds at EAA AirVenture.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Red Tail Flight Academy To Start Pilot Training For Underserved Students

By Molly McMillin Jul 28, 2021
Red Tail Flight Academy officials called it a “big day for everyone in aviation” as they took delivery of the first of two Piper Aircraft Pilot 100i trainers for its Tuskegee Airmen-inspired scholarship program during a July 27 ceremony during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Maintenance & Training

Electra Wins NASA Blown Lift Technology Work

By Guy Norris Jul 28, 2021
Regional air mobility startup Electra is teaming under a NASA contract with researchers at the University of Southern California to mature blown lift technologies for electric short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation