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.

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
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Arc Aerosystems Lands Saudi Backing for New Aircraft

The UK start-up is working on a jump takeoff gyroplane and a pair of eVTOL aircraft
Arc Aerosystems Linx P9 aircraft

GJC: Bizjet Market Is Normalizing

The first quarter saw flight operations and transactions decline, but backlogs increased
Cessna Citation Latitude
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Consultants Offer Sober Assessment of eVTOL Viability

This week's Revolution Aero conference assessed the hype around the new sector of aviation
Revolution Aero 2024 conference in London

Vertical Aerospace Close to Flight Testing New eVTOL Prototype

The UK start-up aims to demonstrate the four-passenger aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft

Uncrewed Air One Cargo eVTOL Aircraft Attracts Early Interest

The new model is a spin-off from the company's piloted personal eVTOL aircraft
Air One uncrewed cargo eVTOL aircraft

Bristow Shares Its Thinking On Early eVTOL Aircraft Use Cases

The helicopter operator plans to add several of the new vehicles to its fleet
Bristow plans to operate Overair's Butterfly eVTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

Japan's SkyDrive Begins FAA Type Certification for eVTOL Aircraft

The three-seat vehicle is expected to achieve Japanese type certification in 2026
SkyDrive begins FAA type certification for SD-05 eVTOL aircraft

Houston and Wisk Expand Plans for Autonomous eVTOL Air Services

The eVTOL aircraft developer is building on a partnership with Houston suburb Sugar Land
Wisk Aero's Generation 6 eVTOL aircraft

Bio-fiber Could Reduce CO2 in Composites Production

Feedstocks could include wood, food, or plant waste or atmospheric carbon dioxide
Airbus bio-fiber panel

Second Citation Ascend Test Article Takes Flight

The program is on track for entry into service in early 2025
Cessna Citation Ascend P1 business jet first flight

Gulfstream G500/G600 Fleet Surpasses 200,000 Flight Hours

Large-cabin twinjets have been in service for more than five years
Gulfstream G500 and G600

Trailblazing Bizjet Dealer Marisa Maretti Flies West

Maretti facilitated the sale of nearly 200 business jets throughout her career
Marisa Maretti
Regulations and Government

Saudi Officials Seize the Initiative with Early eVTOL Air Services

The government says it wants air taxis to carry religious pilgrims to holy sites
Saleh Al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Transport and Logistics Services and chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, inspected EHang's EH216-S eVTOL aircraft

Bombardier Bullish on Bizav in Latin America

Brazilian aircraft demo tour begins at the Catarina Aviation Show
Bombardier Global 7500 with new livery

NBAA White Plains Regional Forum Hopes To Bring ‘Fiery Passion’

NBAA chief Bolen hit back on efforts to tax bizav
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen speaks at the group's White Plains Regional Forum on June 12, 2024
Charter & Fractional

Private Flight Booking Platform Evaluates Manta's VTOL/STOL Aircraft

The Ann hybrid-electric family will be designed to fly between 300 and 800 kilometers
Skycab and Manta Aircraft

Gulfstream G700 To Make Catarina Aviation Show Debut

Flagship will be on display alongside the super-midsize G280 and large-cabin G600
Airborne Gulfstream G700 twinjet

IADA Recognizes Starling with Lifetime Achievement Award

Starling is the executive director of the association
Wayne Starling

Lilium Manages Cash Flight Path to eVTOL Aircraft Certification

The German company has also established a business unit in Shenzhen, China
German chancellor Olaf Scholz and Lilium CEO Klaus Roewe

FBO Chain Sponsors WWII Bomber D-Day Visit

The Douglas A-26, owned by a Houston museum, saw action In Europe
Million Airess, the A-26C Owned by the Vietnam War Flight Museum in Houston and crew

Learjet Round-the-world Flight Submitted for Record

Learjet 36A flight celebrated the centennial of the first aerial global circumnaviation
Crew of Century Mission with Wichita Mayor Lily Wu
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Volocopter Says It Has Funding To Complete Certification of eVTOL Aircraft

The company will not disclose which of its existing investors have committed to provide new funding
Volocopter flies in Saudi Arabia

Mesa Airlines Revealed as Backer for XTI's TriFan 600 VTOL Aircraft

XTI has enlisted support from AVX Aircraft to step up design work on the turbine-powered aircraft
XTI Aerospace TriFan 600

Dassault Test Pilot Explains How the Falcon 6X’s Avionics Suite Makes Long-Range Flights Easy

Advanced avionics reduce pilot workload and improve situational awareness
Dassault Falcon 6X in flight

Bombardier Receives Order for Medevac Challenger 650

The aircraft will be delivered in 2026
Rendering of a Challenger 650 for ADAC (Image: Bombardier)

Helicopter Operator Teams with Airbus To Prepare eVTOL Air Services

The memorandum of understanding does not cover orders for the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
Avincis CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL

Eve Picks Suppliers for eVTOL Windows and Doors

KRD, Latecoere, RALLC, and Alltec sign supplier agreements
A digital rendering of Eve's eVTOL aircraft on a rooftop in New York City

Business Aircraft Flying Slips in May

Midsize jet activity did manage to see gains, however

Group Restoring First-delivered Learjet 23 Sees Progress

The removal of the cabin interior paves the way for further airframe testing
Stripped interior of Lear 23-003