Cathy Buyck
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Regulations and Government

European Bizav Facing Uncertain Political Climate in 2024

Taxonomy, book-and-claim remain top priorities
Air bp supplies sustainable aviation fuel to Clermont Ferrand Auvergne Airport
Security

Climate Action Protest in Belgium Ends with Mass Arrests

Unlike protests earlier this year in Europe, no aircraft were damaged
climate activists from Eco-protesters try to enter the secure area of Antwerp-Deurne Airport
Airports

Eindhoven Airport Announces Private Jet Ban from 2026

But Dutch government is forced to suspend capacity cuts at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands
Environment

Business Aviation Groups Criticize EU Green Investment Criteria

Standards exclude business aircraft from sustainability investment
Air BP refuels a business jet
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer Expands BizJet Support and Services Business

The Brazilian airframer is expanding its aftermarket service capabilities
Embraer executive jet at maintenance facility
Aircraft

Dassault Aviation Readies First Falcon 6X Deliveries

Customers will begin flying their new 6Xs in November.
Dassault Falcon 6X in flight
Environment

Bizav's Quandary over Eco-protests

Little fallout seen after bizav eco-protests
Eco-protesters EBACE 2023
Airports

Dutch Government May Back Down on Schiphol Private Jet Ban

Aviation groups say Dutch government should delay Schiphol Airport cuts until November election
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Accidents

Russian Mercenary Leader's Jet Crashes

Suspicions raised as Putin opponent dies in crash
Flightradar24 map showing flight path of Embraer Legacy aircraft that crashed soon after takeoff from Moscow.
Regulations and Government

EU Appoints Magda Kopczynska To Lead Transport Org

Experienced leader takes reins of EU's DG Move
Magda Kopczynska, director-general for Transport and Mobility (DG Move) (Photo: EU)
Aircraft

Dassault Aviation Sees Slowdown in First Half of 2023

Dassault Aviation recorded orders for 12 Falcon in the first half, down from 41 in the year-ago period.
Dassault Falcon 8X in flight over clouds
Regulations and Government

Belgian Government Considers New Air Traffic Noise Limit

Proposed cuts to aircraft noise could impact business aviation, as could possible restrictions on domestic private jet movements.
Brussels Airport in Belgium.
Aircraft

MHS Aviation Group Adds New Falcon 2000LXS

German business aircraft management company MHS Aviation acquired a third Falcon to support its growing charter operations.
Dassault
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer to Open P2F Conversion Line in China

Lanzhou Aviation Industry Development Group emerged as launch customer of the Embraer E-Jets freighters in China.
E-Jet passenger-to-freighter conversion
Aircraft

Airlines Double-down On Fleet Expansion and Replacement

Airbus, ATR, Boeing, and Embraer all collected multiple aircraft orders on Tuesday at the Paris Airshow.
Paris Air Show 2023
Environment

Airbus Reports ‘Great Progress’ on H2-powered Aircraft

Airbus has also started to trial in-flight auxiliary power entirely generated by hydrogen.
Airbus hydrogen chart
Aircraft

Riyadh Air Fleet To Adopt ‘Dual-Livery’ Designs

Saudi start-up Riyadh Air, which continues to consider a narrowbody jet option, is presenting one of its liveries on a Boeing 787 in Paris.
Riyadh Air lavender-indigo livery on Boeing 787
Aircraft

Airbus Increases Maximum Payload of the A350 Freighter

The Airbus A350XWB made its debut at the Paris Air Show June 2013 and has collected nearly 1000 orders for the -900, -1000 and the freighter versions.
Airbus has increased the maximum payload of the A350F to 111 tonnes, 2 tonnes more than at the launch of the aircraft in 2021.
Aircraft

De Havilland Canada Launches Updated, Lighter DHC-6

Canadian airframer De Havilland secured commitments for 45 aircraft to back the launch of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G.
De Havilland DHC-400 at 2023 Paris Airshow
Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney To Establish Engine Parts Maker in Morocco

Pratt & Whitney Maroc will manufacture detailed static and structural machined parts for various engine models in Casablanca.
Pratt & Whitney Morocco
ATC

Collins Aerospace Takes Part in Digital European Sky Research

Collins Aerospace will participate in EU Sesar air traffic management projects to accelerate digital transformation of the continent’s ATM system.
Collins Aerospace
ATC

Honeywell Wins More SESAR Research Work

Honeywell will lead two research and development consortiums to modernize and digitalize European air traffic management.
Honeywell cockpit
Security

Elettronica Rebrands as ELT Group

ELT Group's new identity reflects the Italian electronic defense company’s expertise in cybersecurity, space, and biodefense markets.
ELT Group booth at the Paris Airshow 2023
Aircraft

Massive A320 Order Kicks Off Airbus Paris Salon Sales

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo topped up its Airbus orderbook with a further firm order for 500 single-aisle aircraft.
Airbus
Aircraft

Boeing's Deal Pledges Return to Stability, Schedule Fidelity

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal expects order announcements in Paris as he aims to reduce delivery delays and assuage angry customers.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal (right) and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker appear at the 2022 Farnborough Airshow to mark the sale of 25 Boeing 737 Max 10s. (Photo: David McIntosh)
Aircraft

Boeing Highlights Contributions to Sustainable Aerospace

Boeing is emphasizing its continuous efforts to decarbonize the aerospace industry and its own operations.
Boeing ecoDemonstrator
Airlines

EU Sets World’s Largest SAF Blending Mandate

New European rules call for an obligation for minimum sustainable aviation uplift for flights within and departing the EU from 2025.
KLM has used SAF blends for all its flights departing Amsterdam
Aircraft

ATR Shows Off Purpose-built Freighter Variant

European turboprop manufacturer ATR brought two aircraft to the Paris Airshow, including the ATR 72-600F, which will take part in the flying display.
ATR Cargo variant
Aircraft

ATR Touts Strong Growth Prospects

ATR, the Toulouse-based turboprop manufacturer, plans to reveal orders at the Paris Airshow and prove a sustained interest in its regional airframes.
ATR 72-600 powered by Pratt & Whitney PW127 turboprops
Aircraft

Airbus, Boeing Raise 20-Year Forecasts For Aircraft Deliveries

Airbus and Boeing expect that manufacturers will deliver more than 40,000 new commercial aircraft over the next 20 years.
Boeing 737 Max