Europe, U.S. Agree On Aeronautical Telecom Approach

By Bill Carey Nov 09, 2022
WASHINGTON—The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the FAA and manufacturers Boeing and Airbus have agreed on a common datalink technology…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Charter Jets Introduces New Charter Client Protection

By Matthew Orloff Nov 09, 2022
Charter Jets, a private jet charter provider, is now offering an option for customers to reserve replacement support coverage on charters booked within 10 days of departure. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dronamics To Develop Hydrogen Cargo Drone With Cranfield

By Graham Warwick Nov 09, 2022
European drone cargo airline Dronamics has partnered with the UK’s Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to integrate hydrogen fuel cell propulsion into its Black Swan long-range uncrewed cargo aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Leonardo Advances AW169 Options

By Tony Osborne Nov 09, 2022
Leonardo has secured the certifications for the latest upgrade of its AW169 twin-engine, intermediate-light helicopter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Hahn Air Foundation Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Matthew Orloff Nov 09, 2022
Hahn Air, the German scheduled and executive charter airline, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its charity, the Hahn Air Foundation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

H2Fly Advances Toward Liquid-Hydrogen Flight

By Graham Warwick Nov 09, 2022
Germany’s H2Fly has begun the integration of a liquid-hydrogen storage tank into its Hy4 fuel cell propulsion test aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

ADAC: eVTOLs Could Transform Emergency Medical Services

By Tony Osborne Nov 08, 2022
German emergency medical service operator ADAC Air Rescue envisions replacing fleets of medical vehicles with electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to transport doctors to emergency scenes. 
Advanced Air Mobility

Supply Chain Issues Impacting Safran Helicopter Engines Ramp Up

By Tony Osborne Nov 08, 2022
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Study: UK Domestic Aviation Could Be Zero-Emission By 2040

By Graham Warwick Nov 08, 2022
By 2040, passengers could be flying between all regions of the UK on hydrogen-fueled aircraft, concludes a detailed study by a consortium of airports, manufacturers and academic institutions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

VistaJet Sees Shift In Asia Markets

By Chen Chuanren Nov 08, 2022
SINGAPORE—VistaJet saw its center of gravity in Asia shift from Greater China region to Southeast Asia as the latter opened up to both business and…
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Releases First eVTOL Certification Basis For Comment

By Graham Warwick Nov 08, 2022
The FAA has finally published its proposed airworthiness criteria for Joby Aviation’s JAS4-1, providing the first detailed look at the certification basis for an eVTOL powered-lift aircraft.
Air Transport

ATR 42-600 Wins Certification In China

By Thierry Dubois Nov 08, 2022
The validation of the ATR 42-600's type certificate opens up a vast market for the regional turboprop.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Gadfin To Operate Medical Drone Network In Israel

By Graham Warwick Nov 07, 2022
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.).
Advanced Air Mobility

Australian eVTOL Startup Gets Government Grant

By Graham Warwick Nov 07, 2022
Australian electric air taxi startup AMSL Aero is among 12 projects that have been awarded federal government grants under the first round of the Emerging Aviation Technology Partnerships program.
Advanced Air Mobility

Embraer Q3 Bizav Deliveries Rise As Demand Continues

By Molly McMillin Nov 07, 2022
Embraer delivered 23 executive jets during the third quarter of 2022, including 15 light jets and eight mid-size jets, up from 21 in the same quarter a year ago. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Spright Orders Dufour eVTOLs For Drone Medical Delivery

By Graham Warwick Nov 04, 2022
Deliveries of the Aero2 tiltwing uncrewed medical delivery aircraft to Spright are planned to begin in 2025.
Advanced Air Mobility

Merlin Picks CMC Computer For Autonomous Flight Retrofits

By Graham Warwick Nov 04, 2022
Merlin is developing the Merlin Pilot autonomous flight system and is working on FAA supplemental type certification of the capability, initially on the Cessna Caravan.
Emerging Technologies

Surf Air Counting On Exclusive Relationships To Carry SPAC Merger

By Graham Warwick Nov 04, 2022
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.
Business Aviation

Monte Adds Hydrogen-Electric Islander To Net-Zero Offerings

By Graham Warwick Nov 03, 2022
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.
Advanced Air Mobility

FAA’s eVTOL Shift Pushes Joby’s Launch Into 2025

By Graham Warwick Nov 03, 2022
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Never A Better Time Than Now For Jet Cards

By Matthew Orloff Nov 03, 2022
Traditionally, the fall season through December is the busiest time of year for the Part 135 charter world. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bombardier Builds Backlog, Aftermarket Business In Q3 As It Looks To 2023

By Molly McMillin Nov 03, 2022
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. 
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Future Of Part 135 Operations?

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 03, 2022
A couple tug-of-wars could develop over new market dynamics.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Commercial Entry Of First eVTOL Aircraft Will Be ‘Tipping Point’

By David Casey Nov 03, 2022
Ferrovial Vertiports CEO Kevin Cox expects the growth of the urban air mobility industry to be “exponential” once the first air taxis enter service.
Advanced Air Mobility

FAA Airworthiness Directive Requires DHC-3 Inspections

By Bill Carey Nov 02, 2022
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) requiring immediate visual inspections of Viking Air DHC-3 tail surfaces to ensure that an actuator used to control pitch is intact.
Safety, Ops & Regulation