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American Airlines commits to conditional purchase of 100 ZeroAvia hydrogen-powered engines American Airlines has entered into a conditional purchase agreement with clean aviation innovator ZeroAvia for 100 hydrogen-electric engines intended to power regional jet aircraft with zero inflight emissions save for water vapor.


Sirius Aviation and BMW Group Designworks unveil revolutionary hydrogen-powered bizjets Sirius Aviation AG has unveiled two revolutionary hydrogen-powered luxury business jets, the Sirius CEO-JET and the Sirius Adventure Jet. Developed in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks, these groundbreaking aircraft aim to transform private air travel with eco-friendly alternatives, substantially reducing CO2 emissions.

Sirius Aviation and BMW Group Designworks unveil revolutionary hydrogen-powered bizjets


Boom completes construction of Overture Superfactory Boom Supersonic has celebrated the completion of its new Overture Superfactory at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. Overture is Boom’s supersonic airliner, capable of flying twice as fast as today’s commercial planes on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).


Milestone for Cessna Citation Ascend as second test article takes flight Textron Aviation has announced the successful flight of its second Cessna Citation Ascend flight test article (P1) as certification momentum builds for the newest Citation business jet. The milestone flight follows the Ascend prototype, which completed its first flight in 2023 marking the P1 aircraft the first conforming production flight test aircraft.

Milestone for Cessna Citation Ascend as second test article takes flight


Gulfstream G500 and G600 each exceed 100,000 flight hours Gulfstream Aerospace Corp's clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have each surpassed 100,000 flight hours.


Textron Aviation expands presence in Australia to modernize facilities and increase parts in region Textron Aviation is expanding its footprint in Australia to modernize facilities and increase Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker parts availability in the region. In addition, Premiair Aviation Maintenance, an Australian service center acquired by Textron Aviation in 2020, has changed its name to Textron Aviation Australia Pty Ltd.


Bombardier Defense and ADAC announce order for new medevac Challenger 650 The German automobile association, Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC SE), has placed an order for a Bombardier Challenger 650 aircraft through its daughter company Aero-Dienst.

Bombardier Defense and ADAC announce order for new medevac Challenger 650


Didier Kayat becomes Chairman and CEO of the Daher Group Daher’s Board of Directors have appointed Didier Kayat as the Daher Group’s Chairman of the Board, succeeding Patrick Daher, who has been the Chairman since 2016.


Cessna SkyCourier earns FAA certification for new Combi option The Federal Aviation Administration has granted certification of a new Combi interior conversion option for the passenger variant of Textron Aviation's twin-engine Cessna SkyCourier turboprop aircraft.

Cessna SkyCourier earns FAA certification for new Combi option


Gulfstream G700 earns EASA certification Gulfstream's all-new G700 has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification, following the aircraft’s FAA type certification on March 29th


Beechcraft Denali advances certification plans with successful avionics testing Textron Aviation’s Beechcraft Denali single-engine turboprop continues to surpass significant milestones as it begins the certification flight test phase of the program following FAA Type Inspection Authorization achieved earlier this year.

Beechcraft Denali advances certification plans with successful avionics testing


Gulfstream G600 earns FAA steep-approach certification Gulfstream's clean-sheet, award-winning Gulfstream G600 has been certified for steep approach to landing by the US Federal Aviation Administration, opening access to more airports around the world.


Australian type certification for Cessna SkyCourier Textron Aviation's Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop has been awarded type certification by the Australia Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), paving the way for the aircraft to serve remote communities, improve regional connectivity in Australia and cater to the region’s diverse aviation needs.

Australian type certification for Cessna SkyCourier


Embraer to invest $390m and create 900 new jobs in 2024 Embraer plans to invest approximately $390m and hire 900 additional employees in the current year. The announcement was made during the visit of the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to the company's headquarters in São José dos Campos. The objective is to meet increased aircraft production and anticipated future growth by developing new businesses, products and services.


magniX announces LoI with Harbour Air for 50 magni650 electric engines magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, announced that Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase 50 magni650 electric engines.

magniX announces LoI with Harbour Air for 50 magni650 electric engines


Daher increases Kodiak production capacity at Sandpoint Daher’s Aircraft Division has announced the startup of increased production capacity for its Kodiak 100 and Kodiak 900 multi-role utility aircraft at the company’s manufacturing and final assembly facility in Sandpoint, Idaho.


Cessna Caravan family soars past 25 million flight hours Textron Aviation's legendary Cessna Caravan turboprop family has surpassed 25 million flight hours, reinforcing the Caravan as the most produced single-engine utility turboprop of all time.

Cessna Caravan family soars past 25 million flight hours


Elixir Aircraft to open new US facility in Sarasota, Florida Elixir Aircraft has announced a new site in the United States, situated at Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ) in Florida. The facility will focus on the reassembly of aircraft intended for delivery to clients in the US.


NTSB releases photos of fractured CitationJet wingtip following Tampa incident Almost exactly one year after an event in Tampa, Florida the NTSB has posted detailed documents and photos related to the March 30th, 2024 incident where a CitationJet safely landed with nearly 70 inches of wingtip missing.

NTSB releases photos of fractured CitationJet wingtip following Tampa incident


Bombardier discloses environmental impact of its entire aircraft portfolio Bombardier has become the only business jet manufacturer to ever disclose the scientifically-analyzed environmental impact of its entire product portfolio.


Gulfstream G700 earns FAA certification Gulfstream's all-new G700 aircraft has received Federal Aviation Administration type certification, paving the way for customer deliveries.

Gulfstream G700 earns FAA certification


Britten-Norman secures new investment Britten Norman has secured new investment from a group of investors led by 4D Capital Partners LLP (4D), a Private Equity firm that focuses on operational improvement and business transformation.

Pipistrel Velis Electro serial number 100 enters service Pipistrel, a Textron company, has announced the completed production of its 100th Velis Electro, the world’s first type-certified electric aircraft, marking a significant milestone.


Textron special missions Cessna Grand Caravans to be acquired to aid in Horn of Africa security Textron Aviation has been awarded a contract by the US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL, for two Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop aircraft. The aircraft will be owned and operated by the Djiboutian Air Force (DAF).

Textron special missions Cessna Grand Caravans to be acquired to aid in Horn of Africa security


Piper M700 Fury earns FAA type certification Piper Aircraft has announced the type certification of its new flagship aircraft, the Piper M700 Fury, by the US Federal Aviation Administration, achieved on February 29, 2024.

Piper M700 Fury earns FAA type certification


Pipistrel Velis Electro earns LSA airworthiness exemption from the FAA Pipistrel, a Textron company, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a light-sport aircraft (LSA) airworthiness exemption for the Pipistrel Velis Electro, opening up flight training in an electric aircraft within the United States.


Textron celebrates first Cessna SkyCourier order in Indonesia Representatives from Textron Aviation and PT Smart Aviation celebrated the company’s purchase agreement for the first Cessna SkyCourier order in Indonesia.

Textron celebrates first Cessna SkyCourier order in Indonesia


Pilatus celebrates a 'Superlative' 2023 The 2023 financial year was marked by major successes for Pilatus. Thanks to high, unbroken demand, 148 aircraft were delivered despite the ongoing challenges of the operating environment.

Phenom 300 leads industry in twinjet deliveries and is world’s best-selling light jet for 12th consecutive year Embraer's Phenom 300 series has maintained its status as the world's best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years, while also attaining the best-selling twinjet for the fourth year running, according to data released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).


Honda Aircraft introduces Certified Pre-owned Program in Asia at Singapore Airshow Honda Aircraft Company is introducing its Certified Pre-owned (CPO) program to the Asian market at Singapore Airshow, marking a significant expansion of the company's innovative offerings on a global scale, building on the program’s successful launch in 2023.

Honda Aircraft introduces Certified Pre-owned Program in Asia at Singapore Airshow


ATR achieves robust growth in 2023 Regional aircraft manufacturer, ATR, has announced its 2023 annual results, highlighting a robust growth through increased deliveries and sales, strong performance of support and services, acquisition of new customers and route creation.

Elfly Group moves into new home at Torp (Sandefjord) Airport Elfly Group, developers of all-electric seaplane programme ‘Noemi’, (No Emissions) last week moved into new facilities at Torp (Sandefjord) Airport in southern Norway.

Pilatus to take over RUAG Aerostructures' workforce and machinery Commencinf during the second quarter of 2024, Pilatus will gradually take over RUAG Aerostructures Schweiz AG’s entire workforce of around 230 employees, as well as all its machinery.


Surf Air Mobility to supply electric powertrains to Kenya’s largest Cessna Caravan charter operator Surf Air Mobility Inc., a company that aims to transform regional flying through electrification, and Z.Boskovic Air Charters, a leader in private charters, safari, freight, and corporate travel in Kenya, have entered into an agreement to upgrade Z. Boskovic’s current and future fleet of Cessna Caravans with Surf Air’s proprietary electrified powertrain technology once certified.

Surf Air Mobility to supply electric powertrains to Kenya’s largest Cessna Caravan charter operator


Elfly signs LOI with Lofoten (Green Islands) to pursue zero-emission aviation together - with ‘Noemi' Elfly Group, developers of all-electric seaplane programme ‘Noemi’, (No Emissions) signed a Letter of Intent with the Lofoten Green Islands, a private-public partnership for sustainable development, in the Lofoten Archipelago in Arctic Norway on December 13th.

Maeve Aerospace presents a sustainable 80-seater, with jet performance and turbo-prop efficiency European aircraft developer Maeve Aerospace is introducing a new, hybrid-electric 80-seater aircraft and announces its expansion to Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (Munich) to accelerate work on the program.

 

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