U.S. Commercial, GA Airports To Receive FAA Recovery Aid
The FAA plans to award $8 billion in grants to U.S. commercial, reliever and general aviation airports to aid in their recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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EP Systems Targets Certification In 2022 For Propulsion Batteries
For a five-year-old startup, EP Systems has already accumulated unrivaled experience in designing energy storage systems for electric aircraft.
andy.savoie@av… Tue, 06/22/2021 - 20:44
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Five-Year Forecast Shows ‘Rational’ Growth In Bizjet Market

By Molly McMillin Jun 22, 2021
A new forecast by Global Jet Capital projects $162.1 billion in total transactions of new and pre-owned business jets from 2021-2025, with a compound annual rate of 7.4% by dollar volume and 3.6% per year by unit.
Aircraft & Propulsion
HX50 Helo Sales Surpass Targets, Hill Helicopters Says
UK helicopter startup Hill Helicopters says it has presold more than 200 of its HX50 turbine light helicopters as the company moves toward a first flight in 2022.
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Textron Aviation Earns EASA Approval For CJ4 Gen2
Textron Aviation has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency approval for its Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 light jet, paving the way for delivery to its first European customer for the upgraded aircraft, DALaviation Switzerland.
andy.savoie@av… Mon, 06/21/2021 - 22:34
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UK Bizav Insiders Call EGNOS Exit ‘Catastrophic’

By Angus Batey Jun 21, 2021
The lengthy process of the UK extricating itself from the European Union reaches another milestone on June 25, when the country’s participation in the EGNOS program ends.
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‘Cautious’ Canada To Relax Some Travel Restrictions
Canada’s government will open its borders to vaccinated citizens and certain other eligible travelers starting July 5 but has not moved off quarantine requirements for foreign travelers or a broad recommendation against non-essential travel.
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Jet It, JetClub Become eFlyer 800 Turboprop Launch Customers

By Molly McMillin Jun 21, 2021
Fractional ownership companies Jet It and JetClub are the launch customers for Bye Aerospace’s eight-seat, all-electric twin turboprop aircraft, the eFlyer 800.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Volocopter Takes First Step Toward Paris UAM

By Graham Warwick Jun 21, 2021
Volocopter conducted a remotely controlled flight of its 2X prototype at Le Bourget Airport outside Paris on June 21, the first in France by an eVTOL vehicle.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Qarbon To Manufacture Lift’s Hexa eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Jun 21, 2021
Qarbon Aerospace, formerly Triumph Aerospace Structures, is to produce Lift Aircraft’s Hexa single-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Liebherr, GM To Demo Fuel-Cell Power Generation For Aircraft
The integrated demonstrator, customized to the performance and economic requirements of commercial aircraft, will be built at a Liebherr system integration testing laboratory in Toulouse.
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Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Jettly CEO Justin Crabbe

By Lee Ann Shay Jun 18, 2021
Jettly is an on-demand charter company that takes an UBER-for-air travel-like approach to connecting passengers with charter flights.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers
FlexJet And Viasat Sign Satellite Connectivity Agreement
Fractional fleet operator Flexjet and satellite communications provider Viasat have reached an agreement on installation of Ka/Ku-band inflight connectivity systems on select Flexjet aircraft.
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Lilium Preparing To Fly Redesigned eVTOL Battery System

By Graham Warwick Jun 18, 2021
Setbacks come with the territory when it comes to developing aircraft, according to Alastair McIntosh, chief technology officer of electric air-taxi developer Lilium.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Rolls-Royce Outlines Roadmap To Ready Engines For 100% SAF By 2023

By Tony Osborne Jun 17, 2021
Rolls-Royce says it will make its all of its civil aircraft engines compatible with sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of its roadmap for decarbonizing aerospace.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sky Harbour Offers Premium Hangars In ‘Home-Basing’ Model

By Molly McMillin Jun 17, 2021
Sky Harbour is planning to operate private-aviation campuses in at least four U.S. locations, offering personal, private and premium hangars in what it calls a “home-basing model.”
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FAA’s Dickson: Cross-Agency Coordination On AAM Is Essential

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2021
Enabling type certification of electric air taxis is a priority for the FAA, but equally important is ensuring these new types of aircraft can operate at scale in the U.S. national airspace system, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson has told Aviation Week.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Top Executives Plan More Business Travel, Survey Finds

By Bill Carey Jun 16, 2021
The majority of high-level corporate executives who responded to an online survey said they expect to conduct more in-person meetings in the future than they typically did before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to private-aviation fleet operator VistaJet.
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Applications Open For U.S. Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Program

By Ben Goldstein Jun 16, 2021
Created as part of the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law in March 2021, the program makes available $3 billion in total payroll support for aviation manufacturing companies that furloughed workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

European Projects Champion Collaboration On UAM Research

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2021
The UAM coalition has been formed by the EU-funded projects Flying Forward 2020 (FF2020), AiRMOUR and Aurora, and is open to other programs.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

UK Competitions Watchdog Holds Up CHC/Babcock Offshore Merger

By Tony Osborne Jun 16, 2021
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has issued an enforcement order to prevent both parties from integrating the offshore helicopter operators.
Aircraft & Propulsion

PC-24 Jets Into The UK As Oriens Plans For 2022 Deliveries

By Angus Batey Jun 16, 2021
The Pilatus PC-24—described by its manufacturer as a sui-generis “super versatile jet”—took a step closer to entering active service in the UK this week, as distributor Oriens Aviation brought two examples for a familiarization and demonstration tour.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Football Great Manning Chairing 2022 Special Olympics Airlift

By Bill Carey Jun 15, 2021
Retired football great Peyton Manning will be honorary chair of Textron Aviation’s 2022 Special Olympics Airlift, the company has announced.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Embraer’s Eve Partners With Ascent To Penetrate Asian Markets

By Chen Chuanren Jun 15, 2021
The partnership will see Eve’s vehicles added to Singapore-based Ascent's flight booking application once they are available.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Oriens Signs Distribution Deal With Tecnam, Looks To Electric Future

By Angus Batey Jun 15, 2021
Oriens Aviation has signed an exclusive contract to operate as distributor and maintenance center for Tecnam aircraft in the British Isles.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers