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.

Charles Alcock

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Airports

Court Blocks Movement Cuts at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

It is unclear whether the new Dutch government will pursue its predecessor's environmental policies
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Engines

VerdeGo Aero Unveils 400-kilowatt Hybrid-electric Propulsion System

The VH-4T will feature a Pratt & Whitney PW200 series turbine engine
VerdeGo Aero VH4-T hybrid-electric turbine propulsion system
Engines

Joby and H2Fly Fly Hydrogen-powered eVTOL Aircraft

The hydrogen propulsion system was jointly developed with Joby's Germany-based subsidiary
Joby's eVTOL aircraft with blue livery and trail of water vapor behind it
Regulations and Government

UK Regulator Gives Vertical Aerospace More Control over Certification Tasks

The UK Civil Aviation Authority and EASA have agreed on how to jointly certify the aircraft
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Heart Presses Ahead With New Independent Hybrid Regional Airliner

The Swedish start-up has changed the architecture of its planned propulsion system
Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric regional airliner
Engines

New Funding Allows Cranfield Team to Build Hydrogen Airliner Demonstrator

UK company aims to bring nine-passenger converted Islander aircraft to market in 2027
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions hydrogen propulsion system
Regulations and Government

EBAA Backs Dassault Lawsuit against European Commission

Group says Taxonomy Act unfairly discourages financial support for business aviation
Holger Krahmer, EBAA secretary-general
Aircraft

Deutsche Aircraft Delays Service Entry for D328eco Regional Airliner

Deliveries of the 40-seater are now expected to start at the end of 2027
Deutsche Aircraft D328eco regional airliner
Safety

EASA Updates Guidance on Navigation System Interference

A safety information bulletin has been revised since the November 2023 edition
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Security

UK Bizav Group Rebuts Protests with Social Media Effort

New video series emphasizes sustainability initiatives and job creation
WingX data for UK business aviation
Fuel

Advanced Air Mobility Wrestles with Battery Complexity and Limitations

About:Energy uses simulation and data modeling to resolve uncertainties around batteries
MagniX's new Samson batteries
Charter & Fractional

Japanese Train Operator Seeks to Integrate eVTOL Air Taxi Services

The Japanese manufacturer launched a partnership with Kyushu Railway Company
Kyushu Railway Company in Japan may have eVTOL aircraft using vertiports near its stations
FBOs

Luxaviation Sees Progress in Decarbonizing Ground Support

The business aviation services group has published a new sustainability report
ExecuJet Aviation FBO at Paris Le Bourget Airport
Aircraft

German Start-up ERC Unveils Emergency Medical eVTOL Aircraft

The Charlie aircraft will carry a pilot, doctor and passenger up to 190 kilometers
ERC-System Charlie eVTOL aircraft
Airlines

American Firms Up Commitment for Hydrogen-powered CRJ700 Regional Jets

The U.S. carrier has agreed to buy 100 of ZeroAvia's hydrogen-electric engines
ZeroAvia Dash 8 testbed aircraft
Rotorcraft

Columbia and Piasecki To Upgrade Model 107 Helicopters

The upgrades to the rotorcraft will be done in a former Sikorsky factory now run by Piasecki
Columbia Helicopters Model 107-II heavy-lift rotorcraft
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Eve Raises $94 Million in Fresh Funding for eVTOL Aircraft

In the same week, rival Archer raised $55 million from existing backer Stellantis
Eve Air Mobility eVTOL full-scale prototype
Airlines

China Southern Airlines Makes Plans To Operate eVTOL Aircraft

The carrier signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese eVTOL vehicle manufacturer EHang
EHang EH216-S eVTOL aircraft
Engines

Universal Hydrogen Runs Out of Cash and Closes Business

The failure of efforts to raise more funding was acknowledged in a June 30 statement
Universal Hydrogen's Dash 8 aircraft
Aircraft

First eVTOL Air Services Do Not Mark the End of the AAM Race-to-Market

Independent experts say there are plenty more twists and turns to come
Joby eVTOL in New York City
Aircraft

Finland Chooses Challenger, Sweden Orders 3rd GlobalEye

Canadian airframer Bombardier is winning more defense business with Nordic states
Finland's coast guard MVX airborne surveillance aircraft will be based on the Bombardier Challenger 650
Engines

Helios Horizon Aims to Take Electric Aviation to the Stratosphere

Next test flights in converted Pipistrel Taurus light aircraft will target altitudes above 40,000 feet
Helios Horizon's electric-powered Pipistrel Taurus aircraft
Security

ICAO Issues Updated Global Aviation Security Plan

Implementation of security guidance will be audited by the UN agency
ATC

Flood Damage Disrupts Flights at Geneva Airport

Operations at the Swiss airport were limited to 70% on Wednesday afternoon
Skyguide ATC tower in Geneva
Aircraft

Leonardo Flies AW609 In Navy Aircraft Carrier Sea Trials

The aircraft has not yet received a civil type certificate
Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor operates on an Italian Navy aircraft carrier
Charter & Fractional

EHang Conducts More Passenger Flight Demonstrations in China

Pilotless sightseeing trips were conducted at a resort in Wencheng County in China’s Zhejiang province
EHang flight in Wencheng County, China
Airports

Ferrovial Teams with eVTOL Operator UrbanLink To Develop Florida Vertiports

The infrastructure group will make the facilities available for multiple eVTOL air services
Ferrovial is developing vertiports for eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Sirius Rebrands Planned Hydrogen Business Aircraft

Swiss startup announced the CEO Jet and the Adventure Jet
Sirius Aviation Adventure Jet
Aircraft

Leonardo To Assemble AW609 at Grottaglie Facility

The company is suspending production of airliner fuselages for Boeing for four months
Leonardo's Grottaglie production line for Boeing 787 airline fuselages
Engines

MagniX Enters Energy Storage Race with Samson Batteries

The new batteries will work with multiple electric propulsion systems for aircraft
MagniX Samson electric batteries for aviation