European BizAv Shipments To Reach 1,900 Over 10 Years

By Molly McMillin May 16, 2022
New business jet and turboprop deliveries in Europe are expected to reach just under 1,900 units over the next 10 years, with large and ultra-long-range jets accounting for about a third of all deliveries into the region, according to Aviation Week Network’s 2022 Business Fleet & MRO Forecast.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Jet-A Prices Rise Again In May

May 16, 2022
The national average retail price for a gallon of Jet-A rose 50 cents in May from the previous month to $8.04.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Turkish Aerospace Orders Textron Jets For Navaid Inspections

By Molly McMillin May 13, 2022
Turkish Aerospace Industries has placed an order for one special mission Cessna Citation Longitude and two special mission Cessna Citation Latitude business jets to be used for flight inspection missions, the company says. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Oxford’s Livingstone Skies Builds End-to-End Self-Flying Business

By Angus Batey May 13, 2022
“To learn to fly, you just need a bucket of motivation, money and time,” says Tom Saunders, owner and head of training at the Oxford Airport-based Livingstone Skies in the UK. 
Maintenance & Training

Sounding Board: Five Minutes With ICON Aircraft CEO Jerry Meyer

By Molly McMillin May 13, 2022
Jerry Meyer joined ICON Aircraft in 2016, serving as director of sales for the Western U.S. and head of marketing before being named CEO in January…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Wheels Up Records Revenue; Net Loss Increases In Q1

By Molly McMillin May 13, 2022
Wheels Up posted record revenue during the first quarter (Q1) of 2022 driven by strong demand and an $89 million net loss due to supply constraints, increased costs and other factors. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

KinectAir Launches App-Based On-Demand Regional Flights

By Graham Warwick May 13, 2022
U.S. startup KinectAir has launched an on-demand regional air mobility service that uses a smartphone app enabling passengers to order a flight from a local airfield with lower cost and greater flexibility than a traditional private aviation charter.
Advanced Air Mobility
U.S. EVTOL Makers Call For Increased FAA Rule-Making Clarity
Advanced air mobility aircraft manufacturers are calling for clearer guidance from the FAA over certification requirements after the regulator signaled a change in rules governing approval for winged electric vertical-take-off-and-landing vehicles.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:28
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Royal Mail Eyes Rapid Expansion Of UAS Postal Delivery Services

By Tony Osborne May 12, 2022
UK postal service Royal Mail is planning to purchase as many as 500 fixed-wing uncrewed air systems in the coming years to provide delivery services to remote areas of the country.
Advanced Air Mobility

365 Aviation Launches New Jet Card Program

By Matthew Orloff May 12, 2022
365 Aviation, a British private jet charter company, has launched its new Jet Card program "365Bespoke."
Aircraft & Propulsion

Advanced Battery Startup Amprius To Go Public In SPAC Deal

By Graham Warwick May 12, 2022
Advanced battery developer Amprius Technologies is to go public through a merger with a blank-check company with the intent of using the funding raised to scale up production of high-energy-density silicon-anode lithium-ion batteries and aviation as an initial target market.
Advanced Air Mobility

Monarc Global, Aviation Data Solutions Announce Partnership

By Matthew Orloff May 11, 2022
Aviation technology software companies Monarc Global, based in Australia, and Aviation Data Solutions (ADS) based in the UK, have announced a partnership predominantly grounded in each company’s pricing specialties.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Airbus FMS Win Strengthens Thales’ Competitive Position In Avionics

By Thierry Dubois May 11, 2022
Being selected for a new-generation flight management system (FMS) on the Airbus A320, A330 and A350 is consolidating Thales’ position in the avionics market versus Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation and Honeywell. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Ammonia-Fueled, Carbon-Free Propulsion Pursued By Aviation H2

By Graham Warwick May 11, 2022
Hydrogen is gaining momentum as the zero-emission fuel of the future for aviation but requires massive investment in new infrastructure as well as completely new propulsion systems or aircraft designs to be used to its full potential.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Approves Wingcopter Airworthiness Requirements

By Bill Carey May 11, 2022
The FAA has approved airworthiness criteria for the Wingcopter 198 delivery drone, a key step toward certification of the aircraft, Germany’s Wingcopter said May 11.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Flewber Debuts New Mobile App

By Matthew Orloff May 11, 2022
Flewber, a technology platform that allows users to book private air travel on demand, has released a new version of its app with two new ways to book flights.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Selects Magicall’s Electric Motors For CityAirbus EVTOL

By Garrett Reim May 11, 2022
The CityAirbus NextGen will use a custom version of the Magidrive, a lightweight brushless motor.
Advanced Air Mobility

Eve Says Merger Funds Will Take eVTOL To Certification

By Graham Warwick May 11, 2022
Embraer’s urban air mobility spinoff Eve Holding listed publicly on the New York Stock Exchange on May 10 after completing its merger with blank-check company Zanite Acquisition.
Advanced Air Mobility

NTSB Faults Pilot, Blasts FAA For Hawaii Crash

By Bill Carey May 10, 2022
The pilot’s decision to continue flying under visual flight rules into deteriorating weather conditions caused the December 2019 fatal crash of a Safari Aviation sightseeing helicopter in Hawaii, the NTSB said May 10 in a probable cause finding that faults the FAA for poor leadership and oversight of air tour operators.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Shell Hydrogen To Support ZeroAvia Flight Tests

By Graham Warwick May 10, 2022
Energy company Shell, already a strategic investor in ZeroAvia, is to supply hydrogen to the zero-emission propulsion startup’s base in California to support flight testing of its fuel-cell powertrain.
Advanced Air Mobility

Joby: NASA Tests Confirm eVTOL’s Low Noise

By Graham Warwick May 10, 2022
Acoustic testing completed with NASA last year confirmed the low noise profile of Joby Aviation’s tilt-prop electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi, the startup said May 10.
Advanced Air Mobility

Magellan Aerospace Sees Increased Headwinds In First Quarter

By Michael Bruno May 09, 2022
Canadian aerostructures and spacecraft sub-tier provider Magellan Aerospace saw almost 7% greater revenue during the first quarter of 2022 over the year-before period.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Textron Aviation Delivers First Cessna SkyCourier

By Molly McMillin May 09, 2022
Textron Aviation has delivered the first Cessna 408 SkyCourier to long-time customer, FedEx Express, following the turboprop’s certification in March.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Underperforming SPAC Takes Embraer’s eVTOL Spin-off Public

By Graham Warwick May 09, 2022
Embraer’s urban air mobility spinoff Eve UAM will list publicly on the New York Stock Exchange on May 10 after closing a merger with blank-check company Zanite Acquisition that raised less funding than hoped for.
Advanced Air Mobility

Spire’s Weather Sats To Provide Data To Optimize Ship Routing

By Garrett Reim May 06, 2022
Spire of San Francisco signed a contract to provide weather data collected by its satellites to Gale Force, a maritime routing software company.
Commercial Space