News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.


AINsight: How To Structure Aircraft Co-ownership

Joint or co-ownership of aircraft can be a good option but can be a legal landmine if not done correctly

WingX: Last Week's Global Bizjet Use on Par with 2023

The U.S. saw a holiday boost while sporting events in Europe attracted traffic

Say Ciao to Bombardier's Challenger 3500 Mockup

Full-size cabin mockup of the super-midsize jet can be viewed at Italy's Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport
Bombardier Challenger 700

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

Strike Ends at Bombardier’s Global Jet Plant in Toronto

18-day work stoppage ends after three-year contract reached with union
Bombardier Global production line in Toronto
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

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

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

Global Business Aircraft Flying Drops in June

North America and Europe lag, but the rest of the world sees an increase in activity

Gulfstream G700 Rapidly Picking Up Validations

The in-service fleet topped 700 hours within the first 100 days in the market
Gulfstream G700 (Photo: Gulfstream)

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

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

Reports: G700 Deliveries Lag in 2Q24

Gulfstream expects to deliver at least 50 G700s this year, but only eight had been handed over by mid-year
Gulfstream G700s on tarmac (Photo: Kerwin McKenzie/

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
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

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

Boeing and Airbus Eye Spirit AeroSystems Deals

Value of deals could total some $9 billion
Spirit AeroSystems Wichita

MU-300: Japan’s Sparkling Gem

The Diamond evolved into the Beechjet
Mitsubishi Diamond (MU-300) production line

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

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

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

Atlas Air Service, Helsinki Citycopter Celebrate CJ4 Acquisition

Acquisition marks the Finnish charter company's entry into fixed-wing operations

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

Sirius Rebrands Planned Hydrogen Business Aircraft

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

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

Airbus's ACJ TwoTwenty Airliner-Sized Business Jet Has All the Space You'll Ever Need

Traverse the globe in luxury with seventeen of your closest friends
Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty in Geneva

Bombardier Global Production Stops as Workers Strike

Both parties continue to hold contract negotiations
Bombardier Global 7500 in Toronto Pearson production facility (Photo: Ian Whelan)
Charter & Fractional

Spanish Business Aircraft Operator Commits to Crisalion's eVTOL Model

Málaga-based iJet Aviation said it plans to buy 10 of the five-passenger Integrity aircraft
Crisalion Integrity eVTOL aircraft