A rebound in the commercial rotorcraft market is being hampered by a constrained supply chain that is impacting the supplies of electronic components and materials for engines, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO Franck Saudo says.
Israel’s Gadfin Aero-Logistics Systems has secured a service contract from the country’s largest medical logistics company to operate an on-demand drone delivery network connecting all of the country’s major hospitals, flying medical supplies over a radius of up to 200 km (125 mi.).
Agreements in place with AeroTEC, MagniX and Textron Aviation to develop and supply electric and hybrid-electric powertrains for the Cessna Caravan are critical to Surf Air Mobility’s complex plan to go public through a merger with a blank-check company, a regulatory filing reveals.
With the stated goal of helping regional aviation transition to net-zero operations, Monte Aircraft Leasing has added another offering to its portfolio with a letter of intent to purchase 40 modification kits from Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to convert Britten-Norman Islanders to hydrogen-electric propulsion.
Joby Aviation has confirmed that launch of its aerial ridesharing service has been delayed to 2025, citing the FAA’s change of direction on certification and internal challenges related to the startup’s vertical integration.
Bombardier plans to increase jet deliveries in 2023 and says it is equipped to take on any market volatility ahead with key watch items including world geopolitical conditions and supply chain challenges.