SmartSky Networks Earns Approval For Citation X Connectivity

By Molly McMillin Nov 02, 2022
SmartSky Networks, base in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, has received approval to provide SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity on Textron Aviation’s Cessna Citation X series aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Voltaero Advances Plans For Hybrid-Electric

By Graham Warwick Nov 02, 2022
VoltAero has secured Italian aerospace components and structures producer TESI as a strategic investor and industrial partner as part of a €32 million ($31.6 million) Series B fundraising round.
Advanced Air Mobility

Will Expiring Depreciation Tax Supercharge Transaction Closings?

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 02, 2022
A record number of aircraft transactions could occur this year, and given upcoming changes to U.S. depreciation accounting rules, will this put even more of a race to close deals by the year end?
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Manufacturers Face Flight Shaming, FAA, Supply Chain Challenges

By Molly McMillin Nov 02, 2022
Pete Bunce, General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO, outlined the multiple challenges and threats that business aircraft manufacturers are facing at the Corporate Jet Investor conference.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UPS Plans Test Of Beta eVTOL’s Delivery Potential

By Graham Warwick Nov 01, 2022
UPS Flight Forward, the package carrier’s uncrewed aircraft division, is looking ahead to a vertical takeoff and landing demonstration flight direct to a UPS center using Beta Technologies’ Alia-250.
Advanced Air Mobility

New Funding To Boost Flapper’s Electric-Aircraft Plan

By Graham Warwick Nov 01, 2022
Brazil-based on-demand private-aviation provider and electric-aircraft proponent Flapper has raised an additional $6 million of Series A funding for investments in technology and flight operations.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Volocopter Now Funded Through eVTOL Certification

By Graham Warwick Nov 01, 2022
German urban air mobility startup Volocopter has secured an additional $182 million in funding, with Saudi Arabian smart city Neom and Hong Kong-based GLy Capital Management as new investors.
Advanced Air Mobility

Bombardier Invests $100M In Miami Opa-Locka Service Center

By Lee Ann Shay Nov 01, 2022
Bombardier's new maintenance facility at Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport offers major inspections, upgrades, modifications and avionics installations, as well as interior refurbishments.
Maintenance & Training

Pipistrel Delivers First Velis Electro In Canada

By Bill Carey Oct 31, 2022
Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel, now part of Textron Aviation, announced on Oct. 31 that it has delivered the first Velis Electro electric airplane in Canada.
Advanced Air Mobility

Lift Plans To Offer eVTOL Flight Experience In New York

By Graham Warwick Oct 31, 2022
Self-piloted recreational flights over the Hudson and East Rivers in New York could begin as early as 2023 using Lift Aircraft’s single-seat, semi-autonomous Hexa electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle.
Advanced Air Mobility

EHang Teams With HAECO On eVTOL Support

By Graham Warwick Oct 31, 2022
As it looks ahead to certification and operation of its urban air mobility vehicles, China’s EHang has formed a partnership with commercial aircraft maintenance provider HAECO Group to develop after-sales support for its autonomous air vehicles.
MRO

Electrified R44 Makes Historic Intercity Flight

By Graham Warwick Oct 31, 2022
A Robinson R44 converted to electrified propulsion by Tier 1 Engineering has completed the first helicopter flight between airfields solely on electric power.
Business Aviation

Pipistrel Delivers First Velis Electro In Canada

By Bill Carey Oct 31, 2022
Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel, now part of Textron Aviation, announced on Oct. 31 that it has delivered the first Velis Electro electric airplane to Canada.
Aircraft & Propulsion

BAE Selects Amprius’ Advanced Battery For Aircraft Applications

By Graham Warwick Oct 31, 2022
On the heels of listing publicly, startup Amprius has signed a 3-year agreement to supply its high-energy-density batteries to BA Systems’ Air business for use in electrically powered flight applications.
Advanced Air Mobility

Surge In Energy Costs Affecting Safran’s Supply Chain

By Thierry Dubois Oct 28, 2022
Skyrocketing prices for gas and electric power in Europe are beginning to affect Safran’s supply chain, as well as the company’s strategic decisions, according to CEO Olivier Andries.
Air Transport

NTSB Recommends Immediate DHC-3 Inspections

By Bill Carey Oct 28, 2022
In an Urgent Aviation Safety Recommendation, the board said DHC-3 operators should conduct one-time inspections of the aircraft’s horizontal stabilizer actuator lock ring.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

UAM Link Planned For New South Korean Airport

By Graham Warwick Oct 27, 2022
South Korea’s SK Telecom has signed an agreement with Daegu Metropolitan City to integrate urban air taxis into the future mobility ecosystem of the country’s fourth largest city and its planned new airport.
Advanced Air Mobility

New U.S. SAF Plants Stay On Track

By Graham Warwick Oct 27, 2022
Efforts to build up U.S. sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production capacity to at least 3 billion gal. a year by 2030 have taken steps forward, with startups Alder Fuels and LanzaJet announcing progress in establishing their first plants.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Textron Aviation Deliveries Decline In Q3 From Parts Delays

By Molly McMillin Oct 27, 2022
Textron Aviation delivered 72 Citation jets and turboprops during the third quarter (Q3), down from 84 a year ago, as supply chain challenges continue.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Another Chinese Large Cargo UAV Takes Flight

By Graham Warwick Oct 27, 2022
Another design has been added to the list of large uncrewed cargo aircraft under development in China, with Sichuan Tengden Science & Technology conducting the first flight of its Twin-Tailed Scorpion D on Oct. 25.
Advanced Air Mobility

East Hampton Airport Remains Open To Public After Latest Injunction

By Matthew Orloff Oct 27, 2022
A judge has granted an injunction opposing the Town of East Hampton’s efforts to impose operational restrictions on its airport.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Gulfstream Deliveries, Orders Remain Strong In Q3

By Molly McMillin Oct 27, 2022
Despite macroeconomic headwinds, Gulfstream Aerospace continues to see a high level of activity and interest in its aircraft and a “replenishing pipeline of orders,” its top executive said Oct. 26. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aviation Search Group Reports Record Growth

By Matthew Orloff Oct 27, 2022
Aviation Search Group, an aviation recruiting firm, recorded a record 75% growth in revenue at the end of the third quarter of 2022, when compared to a year ago.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Envisions Autonomous Business Jet

By Graham Warwick Oct 26, 2022
Embraer has joined Bombardier in providing its vision of a business jet of the future, with sustainability as a central tenet of their designs.
Advanced Air Mobility

MintAir Adds Hydrogen-Powered Caravans, King Airs To AAM Plans

By Graham Warwick Oct 26, 2022
South Korean advanced air mobility startup MintAir plans to purchase up to 10 zero-emission aircraft from Australia’s Dovetail Electric Aircraft for proposed regional cargo services.
Advanced Air Mobility