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.


Beechcraft Denali Begins FAA Certification Flight Tests

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

MightyFly Flies Autonomous Freighter in FAA-approved Corridor

The 100-pound-payload Cento is expected to have a range of up to around 522 nm
MightyFly Cento autonomous eVTOL freight aircraft

Manta Taps Altair's Computational Intelligence for Ann Aircraft

The European start-up is developing three new VTOL and STOL designs
Altair's director of strategy, aerospace, and defense Paolo Colombo (left) with Manta Aircraft CEO Lucas Marchesini

Levaero: Canada Aircraft Market Showing “Price Stabilization”

The Canadian aircraft broker's report shows slight increase in inventory last year
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Vertical Appoints New CEO To Bring eVTOL Aircraft to Market

Stuart Simpson is currently the UK start-up's CFO
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft

AOPA To Tell Story of General Aviation with National Mall Flyover

60 aircraft representing 15 'chapters' of GA will participate
AOPA Flyover Practice (Photo: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)

MEBAA Show Offers New Features for Thriving Bizav Region

The 10th edition of the show will be held from December 10 to 12 in Dubai
MEBAA show in 2022

Bombardier Celebrates New Toronto Production Home

The site enables all Global production to be conducted under one roof
Bombardier Global 7500 in Toronto Pearson production facility (Photo: Ian Whelan)

Bombardier On Pace for 2025 Goals, Sees Balanced Growth

President and CEO Éric Martel opened the door to future acquisitions
Bombardier Challenger 3500

Canadair Challenger: A Widebody Pioneer

Bombardier's successful programs trace back to a company that produced flying boats during World War II

Joby Expands Early eVTOL Aircraft Production Line

Car maker Toyota is supporting Joby with high-volume manufacturing expertise
Joby Aviation's Marina, California manufacturing facility

Lilium To Reveal Full-scale eVTOL at EBACE

The company aims to start flight testing later this year
Lilium Jet Pioneer Edition eVTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

AutoFlight Begins Chinese Certification of Prosperity eVTOL Aircraft

In March, Chinese officials approved the CarryAll autonomous freighter version
AutoFlight Prosperity I eVTOL aircraft

Embraer, Gulfstream Take Bigger Slices of Bizjet Market

Embraer gained 4.6 points of market share since 2009, while Gulfstream went up 2 points
Embraer 300E business jet

Eviation Reveals Latest Redesign of Alice Electric Airplane

With a new CEO in place, supplier selections will be announced later this year
A digital rendering of Eviation's Alice design released in April 2024

Embraer Gears Up for More Growth in 2024

Company plans to hire 900 more employees this year
Embraer aircraft plant in São Paulo Brazil
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

German Politicians Stall eVTOL Loan Guarantee Approvals

Bavaria has blocked support for Volocopter and Lilium
Volocopter eVTOL aircraft

Bombardier Deliveries Dip but Orders Soar

The airframer delivered two fewer business jets and a mix that leaned toward the Challenger
Bombardier Challenger 3500 (Photo: Bombardier)
Charter & Fractional

Abu Dhabi Backs eVTOL Air Taxi Services With Archer and Joby

Local operators Falcon Aviation and Air Chateau will fly the four-passenger Midnight vehicle
Archer Midnight eVTOL aircraft in Abu Dhabi

WWII-vintage Martin Mars Flying Boat To Return to U.S.

The massive flying boat will become a display at Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum
JRM Mars "Philippine Mars" on Sproat Lake in British Columbia

U.S. Navy Assesses Electra eSTOL Aircraft for Ship-based Operations

The Army and Air Force are also eyeing the hybrid-electric aircraft
Electra's two-seat eSTOL technology demonstrator aircraft

Gulfstream Delivers First Two G700s to Customers

Manufacturer expects to hand over 50 to 52 of the ultra-long-range business jets this year
Gulfstream G700 first deliveries

Bombardier Continues Evolution with New Brand Identity

The 'Bombardier Mach' logo recognizes ambitious plans for the future while nodding to the past
Bombardier Global 8000 rebrand

Japanese Charter Service Signs Deal with Eve for 50 eVTOL Aircraft

AirX plans eVTOL charter flights and sightseeing tours in Tokyo
A digital rendering of Eve's eVTOL aircraft with the AirX logo

Gulfstream Deliveries Set To Take Off in 2024

Manufacturer expects to hand over 160 aircraft to customers this year, almost 50 more than in 2023
Gulfstream G700 at Savannah, Georgia

Beta Achieves Piloted eVTOL Aircraft Transition Flights

Alia 250 eVTOL prototype aircraft achieves key transition from hover to cruise flight
Beta Technologies' Alia 250 eVTOL flies across a partly cloudy sky

Daher Commemorates Margrit Waltz's 960th Ferry Flight

The 960th flight involved a trip in a TBM 960
 Ferry pilot Margrit Waltz and Nicolas Chabbert, the CEO of Daher's Aircraft Division at Aero Friedrichshafen (Photo: Daher/JMB)

IADA Reports Jump in Q1 Preowned Bizcraft Transactions

253 preowned business aircraft transactions closed in Q1, up from 239 in the first three months of 2023
Daher TBM 960 in flight

Electra Wins $1.9 Million Army Contract for Wind Tunnel Tests

Small Business Innovation Research contract explores blown-wing tech
Electra eSTOL vehicle

Aura Aero Secures First Integral E Customer in Norway

Norges Luftsportforbund will use the electric airplane to tow gliders
Aura Aero and Norges Luftsportforbund