Charles Alcock
Managing Editor

Charles Alcock is a senior editor with AIN, having rejoined the company in 2019. He has been an aviation journalist since 1986, and previously worked for AIN from 1990 to 2017, most recently as editor-in-chief. His main focus is on covering new aviation technology and business models, as well as international news.

Having been raised in the London area, Alcock studied at Manchester University in the northwest of England and earned an honors degree in Politics and Modern History. He speaks English and French, and some German.

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Airports

Clark Airport Offers Space and Skills to Aviation Tenants

Real estate group Bertaphil is seeking to draw new companies to the Clark Freeport.
Philippine Aviation Pavilion
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Electrical to Open New Singapore Support Facility

The French aerospace group signed an agreement with Singapore Economic Development Board
Safran Electrical and Singapore EDB sign agreement
Engines

Chinese Leasing Group Orders More CFM Leap Engines

Singapore Airshow order relates to an earlier deal for Airbus A320neo airliners
CFM Rise engine
Regulations and Government

Singapore and Supernal Develop Advanced Air Mobility

Hyundai subsidiary Supernal is developing a four-passenger eVTOL aircraft
Singapore Economic Development Board managing director Jacqueline Poh (left) and Supernal CEO and Hyundai Motor Group president Jaiwon Shin
Aircraft

Strong Deliveries Boost Pilatus' Financial Results

The Swiss manufacturer delivered growing numbers of PC-12s and PC-24s in 2023
Pilatus PC-24 business jet
Charter & Fractional

PhilJets To Operate 10 of Lilium's eVTOL Aircraft

Philjets could operate the Lilium Jet in the Philippines and Cambodia
Lilium's six-passenger eVTOL aircraft could be used for air taxi flights in the Philippines.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Comlux Delivers Second Completed ACJ TwoTwenty Bizjet

The second ACj is part of an order for 15 that will be completed at Comlux
Comlux completion of ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Opens Embraer Bizjet Service Center in Perth

The facility supplements the maintenance provider's facilities in Sydney and Melbourne
Embraer and ExecuJet MRO Services agree new service center in Perth
Maintenance and Modifications

SIA Engineering Seeks Support Partnership With Thales

The Singapore Airlines subsidiary signed an agreement with the European aerospace group
Airlines

Maldivian Orders Two More ATR 42-600 Turboprops

The companies inked the agreement on the first day of the Singapore Airshow
Maldivian orders ATR42-600 aircraft
Rotorcraft

Bell Reveals Designer Cabin to Asia's Helicopter Market

Bell's 429 Designer Series makes its Singapore Airshow debut
Bell 429 designer cabin at Singapore Airshow 2024
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Air India Opts for Thales Avant Up Inflight Entertainment

Thales will install the equipment on 51 Boeing and Airbus airliners
Charter & Fractional

FAI's Dubai Operation Wins Medical Escort Approval

Germany-based FAI Rent-a-jet operates 10 aircraft
FAI Rent-a-jet Global Express aircraft
Training and Workforce

Royal Aeronautical Society Appoints New Head of Singapore Branch

Paul Ashcroft is senior v-p of Asia-Pacific for aviation asset group AerFin
Paul Ashcroft, Royal Aeronautical Society
Rotorcraft

Airbus Displays Innovation in Twin and Single Helicopters

A corporate version of the H130 and a mockup of the H145 are on show in Singapore
Falcon Aviation Services H130 helicopter
Airlines

Silk Avia Receives First ATR 72-600 Regional Airliner

The delivery last week is the first of five twin turboprops
Silk Avia ATR72-600
Aircraft

Asian Buyers Gain Access to Certified Pre-owned HondaJets

The light jets undergo rigorous maintenance and inspection to give customers peace of mind
Honda Aircraft's Echelon private jet
Engines

Engine Makers Explore Several Paths to Decarbonization

R&D work chases short-term improvement and a quantum leap for the 2030s
Pratt & Whitney hybrid-electric propulsion technology demonstrator
Aircraft

Embraer Views Asia Pacific As Key Growth Driver

The Brazilian group has won new business in the region for its commercial, executive, and military aircraft
Francisco Gomes Neto, president and CEO of Embraer
Airports

New Pavilion Aims to Raise Philippines' Aviation Profile

Clark International Airport offers plenty of space for aviation companies to grow
Clark International Airport in the Philippines
Charter & Fractional

Surf Air Mobility Plans To Add Electra eSTOLs to Fleet

Operator will take up to 90 of the hybrid-electric airplanes
Electra eSTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Asia Well Placed For Leading Role in Advanced Air Mobility

New eVTOL aircraft could transform urban public transportation
Eve Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft
Rotorcraft

Airbus Set To Start Racer High-speed Flight Trials

The hybrid-electric design features a box wing and a pair of pusher propellers
Airbus Racer technology demonstrator for high-speed helicopter
Aircraft

Venice Conference Makes Case for Amphibious Aviation

New wave of seaplanes are promising to bring extra dimensions to air transportation
Elfly's Noemi seaplane
Aircraft

Daher Restructures To Meet Revenue Growth Target

The manufacturer of the TBM and Kodiak aircraft is creating four new business units
Daher TBM 960 aircraft
Engines

Safran and Partners Test Aircraft Turboprop Hydrogen Engines

BeautHyFuel project has received French government funding
Safran and Turbotech have tested a hydrogen engine for light aircraft
Environment

ADP and Dassault Push To Decarbonize Le Bourget Airport

The airports group and bizjet maker want to help operators to go green
Dassault Falcon business jets can operate with a 50 percent mix of sustainable aviation fuel
Charter & Fractional

Luxaviation Adds Embraer Praetor to UK Charter Fleet

The new aircraft is one of three new arrivals anticipated before the end of March
Embraer Praetor 600 revealed at London Biggin Hill Airport
Rotorcraft

Tata and Airbus To Start Helicopter Production in India

H125 final assembly line will be Airbus' second manufacturing plant in the country
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury (left) and N. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, confirm their partnership to build a helicopter final assembly line in India.
Environment

Protestors Oppose Private Aviation at Farnborough Airport

The local chapter of Extinction Rebellion led a march to Farnborough Airport
Greta Thunberg joins a protest at Farnborough Airport in the UK