Aircraft

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.

Aircraft

Heart Sets Up U.S. R&D Hub for ES-30 Hybrid-electric Regional Airliner

The Swedish company recruited a chief technology officer to run its Los Angeles operation
Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric regional airliner
Engines

Hermeus Begins Engine Testing for Quarterhorse Mk 2

Quarterhorse Mk 2 will fly at Mach 2.5 ahead of the Mach 4 Mk 3 Prototype
Hermeus preecooler testing with Pratt & Whitney F100 engine
Aircraft

Lilium Builds Certification Test Facility for eVTOL Aircraft

The facility has been jointly developed by the German company with Segula Technologies
Lilium Jet eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Gulfstream's G650 Fleet Logs 1M Flight Hours

Ultra-long-range twinjet entered service in 2012
Gulfstream G650 in flight
Aircraft

Gulfstream G700 Lands European Nod

$75 million twinjet can now be delivered to European customers
Gulfstream G700 gains EASA certification
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

German Officials Start Due Diligence For Lilium's Loan Guarantees

New funding of at least €100 million may soon be released for the eVTOL aircraft manufacturer
Lilium's eVTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

EASA To Hold Business Aviation Workshop in January

The two-day event will be at the European air safety agency's headquarters in Cologne, Germany
EASA headquarters in Cologne, Germany
Aircraft

Textron eAviation's Nexus eVTOL Aircraft Could Fly in 2025

The company's Nuuva cargo drone is approaching its first flights, too
Textron eAviation's Nexus eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Duncan Aviation Hands Over Refurbished Gulfstream G650ER

Aircraft was delivered with new paint, maintenance work
Duncan Aviation
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

France May Provide Funds for Lilium eVTOL Aircraft Production Line

The German company is in negotiations with French officials over subsidies and loan guarantees
Lilium's eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Cessna Citation Ascend Progresses with FAA Certification Testing

The Ascend prototype has completed 350 flight test hours
Cessna Citation Ascend
Aircraft

Bombardier Inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame

The U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame recognized Bombardier's contributions to transportation technology
Joseph Armand Bombardier
Aircraft

Piper Taps Troyes Aviation as Approved Service Center

Partnership with Flying Smart Aero forged at Aero Friedrichshafen
Piper M600 at Aero Friedrichshafen
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Cabin Designs Show Glimpse of Flights in Electric Seaplane

The unpressurized PHA-ZE 100 aircraft will operate from either water or land
Jekta PHA-ZE 100 amphibious aircraft cabin design
Aircraft

Archer Expects To Cut eVTOL Aircraft Development Costs in Q2

Q1 expenses were bloated by non-recurring payments to suppliers and lawsuit charges
Archer battery pack factory
Aircraft

Eve Reports Progress in Building Full-scale eVTOL Prototype

The company released images of a fuselage being assembled
Eve Air Mobility's eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

First G700 on U.S. Registry Enters Service with Avjet Global

The backlog of G700s is starting to dwindle as more enter service
Gulfstream G700 business jet
Aircraft

Bombardier Opens Its New Toronto Production Line for the Global 7500, 6500, and 5500 Jets

The site enables all Global production to be conducted under one roof
Bombardier Global 7500 on production line
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Monte Will Add Regent's Sea Gliders to Lease Portfolio

An agreement signed at CoMotion Miami has a reported value of $300 million
Regent Viceroy electric sea glider
Aircraft

Argus TraqPak: Global Bizav Flying Up in April

The monthly report showed increases everywhere but North America
Bombardier Challenger 350
Aircraft

Aviation Pioneer Dick Rutan Flies West

Rutan flew 325 combat missions during the Vietnam War
Dick Rutan, Vietnam War veteran and U.S. Air Force 'Misty Four-Zero' fighter pilot
Aircraft

EHang Makes First eVTOL Aircraft Passenger Flight in the UAE

Abu Dhabi's Wings Logistics Hub plans to buy 100 of the EH216 model
EH216-S flight in Abu Dhabi
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Business Jets Drive Strong Q1 Revenues at Embraer

The cost of production rate increases dragged on earnings for the Brazilian group
Embraer Praetor 500 jet
Aircraft

Airbus Research Highlights Factors Driving New Bizjet Buys

Buyers want lower operating costs, greater fuel efficiency, and new technology
ACJ TwoTwenty business jet
Aircraft

Gulfstream G600 Certified for Steep Approaches

Business jet demonstrated its steep-approach capabilities at London City Airport and Switzerland’s Lugano Airport
The Gulfstream 600 approved for steep approaches
Aircraft

Follow the Story of the Future of Flight

FutureFlight merges with AINonline
Archer Midnight eVTOL aircraft in flight
Aircraft

Zipporah Marmor Takes Helm at Opus Aero North America

Opus Aero appointed Zipporah Marmor as managing partner of operations in North America
Zipporah Marmor
Airlines

UrbanLink Plans South Florida eVTOL Network with Lilium Order

The start-up has been launched by former UrbanX chairman Ed Wegel
UrbanLink Lilium Jet eVTOL
Environment

EBACE Show Organizers Announce Trio of Keynote Speakers

An aviation pioneer, air traffic management leader, and local politician will address EBACE 2024
EBACE 2023 static display
Aircraft

Beechcraft Denali Begins FAA Certification Flight Tests

Textron Aviation aims to certify the turboprop single in 2025
A Beechcraft Denali is pictured in flight