Aircraft & Propulsion

VoltAero On Track For Cassio 330 First Flight By Year-End

By Ben Goldstein Sep 26, 2023
VoltAero's Cassio 330 features a 330 kW electric-parallel hybrid propulsion system built around a Kawasaki piston engine, with an electric motor from Safran.
Advanced Air Mobility

Airbus Helicopters Unveils Third Technology Demonstrator

By Tony Osborne Sep 25, 2023
Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a third technology demonstrator, this time based on its H145 twin-engine light rotorcraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Nancy Bsales, 4Air COO

By Angus Batey Sep 25, 2023
Nancy Bsales joined bizav sustainability firm 4Air as chief operating officer in 2020.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Trialing New Architecture For H135 Light Helicopter

By Tony Osborne Sep 22, 2023
Airbus Helicopters says it is testing a new architecture for its H135 twin-engine light helicopter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Record 15-Year NetJets, Textron Deal Sends Important Signal

By Molly McMillin Sep 21, 2023
“We’re excited. It’s a big deal for us,” Ron Draper, Textron Aviation president and CEO, told The Weekly of Business Aviation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Wheels Up Finalizes $500 Million Investment Rescue Package

By Molly McMillin Sep 21, 2023
Under the deal, Wheels Up will issue Class A common stock to the lenders, which will eventually own 95% of the company’s outstanding equity.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Pre-Owned, Twin-Engine Heli Sales Dip In H1 2023, Aero Asset Says

By Molly McMillin Sep 20, 2023
During the first half (H1) of 2023, retail transactions of pre-owned, twin-engine helicopters totaled 76, down 15% compared to the same period a year ago.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NetJets Signs Record 15-Year Deal With Textron For Up To 1,500 Citation Jets

By Molly McMillin Sep 20, 2023
NetJets has signed up to be the launch customer for the Cessna Citation Ascend, now under development, with deliveries projected to begin in 2025.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bizav Operator Sentiment Turns Optimistic, While Growth Stabilizes

By Molly McMillin Sep 18, 2023
The coronavirus pandemic, while bad for individuals, led to a surprising boost to the business aviation industry.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Higher Workload Brings Challenges For UK Rotary Charter Sector

By Angus Batey Sep 18, 2023
The helicopter charter market in the UK is booming.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, Sept. 18-22, 2023

By Graham Warwick Sep 18, 2023
First-response eVTOL; Stop-fold tiltrotor; Hydrogen-electric milestone; Offshore drone delivery
Emerging Technologies

20/Twenty: Demand Remains Steady For Challenger 350

By Bill Carey Sep 18, 2023
Sellers still have an edge when it comes to the super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 350, aircraft dealers say.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Tradewind Aviation Opens New Palm Beach Base

By Jeremy Kariuki Sep 15, 2023
Tradewind Aviation opened its new Southeastern U.S. base in Palm Beach, Florida, Sept. 15, hosting its growing fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

PHI Group Orders 28 Airbus Helicopters for Offshore Work

By Tony Osborne Sep 13, 2023
The agreement for 28 Airbus helicopters is one of the first major orders from an oil and gas operator energy prices dipped in 2015.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Issues Rising Number Of Pilot Certificates

By Molly McMillin Sep 11, 2023
U.S. airlines are having some success in finding pilots, Jefferies analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu writes.
Aircraft & Propulsion

On-Demand Charter Rates Flat In August, JetASAP Says

By Molly McMillin Sep 11, 2023
The midsize jet category experienced the largest rate decrease at 4% in August to $8,131 per billable flight hour.
Aircraft & Propulsion Eyes Aluminum Airframe For Production eSTOL

By Garrett Reim Sep 11, 2023
Startup says aluminum is easier to certify with the FAA, as well as more straightforward to manufacture and repair.
Advanced Air Mobility

Swiss Energy Company Invests $600M In European SAF Plant

By Graham Warwick Sep 08, 2023
Planned to begin production in late 2026, the plant will have the capacity to produce 245,000 metric tons of SAF per year.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Bearing Seizure Caused Fatal AW169 Crash, UK Probe Finds

By Tony Osborne Sep 05, 2023
The recommendations follow an investigation into the crash of a Leonardo AW169 helicopter that killed five people, including the owner of Leicester City FC.
Aircraft & Propulsion

French Business Aviation Fears Further Taxation

By Thierry Dubois Sep 05, 2023
French business aviation representatives are concerned the government may want to raise the Solidarity Tax On Airfares to fund rail infrastructures.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Electric Regionals Target Of ARPA-E Energy Storage Program

By Graham Warwick Sep 04, 2023
The U.S. Energy Department is supporting development of 1,000 Wh/kg energy storage, enough to power a 100-seat, 700-nm range all-electric regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Bombardier Adds Vision Avionics Upgrade For Global 5000/6000

By Jeremy Kariuki Aug 31, 2023
According to Bombardier, the Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) includes features currently available on in-production Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ExecuJet MRO Services Prepares For Falcon 6X Entry-Into-Service

By Molly McMillin Aug 31, 2023
ExecuJet MRO Services, a division of Dassault Aviation, has been preparing for entry-into-service of Dassault’s new Falcon 6X long-range business jet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Falcon 6X Might Usher In New Era For Dassault’s Business Jets

By Thierry Dubois Aug 30, 2023
After two years of flight tests, the Falcon 6X earned EASA and FAA certification on Aug. 22.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Piston, Turboprop, Business Jet Shipments Rise In Q2, GAMA Reports

By Molly McMillin Aug 29, 2023
Billings, meanwhile, totaled $9.2 billion during the six-month period, up 1.4% from $9.1 billion in the same period a year ago.
Aircraft & Propulsion