Press Release Category: Aviation

Integrating Advanced Air Mobility Operations into Tomorrow’s Flight Department

Kristen Costello of DroneUp, Paul McDuffee of Supernal, and Charlton Evans of End State Solutions discussed the challenges facing business aviation flight departments as the advanced air mobility industry takes off. The panel discussion was moderated by Toni Drummond of Global Aerial Management Group. (Photo: Jessica Reed) ORLANDO, Fla. — Business aviation flight departments need

First Production AW609 Tiltrotor Takes Flight

The first production AW609 tiltrotor, designated AC5, during the maiden flight. (Photo: Leonardo) This maiden flight brings the world’s first commercial tiltrotor closer to certification and delivery to the first customers. The Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor recently reached a new milestone, with the maiden flight of the first production aircraft from the company’s facilities in Philadelphia

Daniel took control of his pilot career with independent type rating training

Reading Time: 4 minutesNow he’s sharing how he landed his first role onboard an Airbus A320… It’s been a turbulent time for trainee pilots over the past 3 years, believe me, because I was one of them! The industry was already heading towards a global pilot shortage before the pandemic, so many airlines instituted cadet

FAA Updates Recreational Drone Flying Guidance

Site Notification Site Notification Monday, October 24, 2022 WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued guidance on how to become an FAA-recognized community-based organization for recreational drone flying. Under federal law, recreational drone flyers must follow the safety guidelines of a FAA-recognized community-based organization. The organization is required to develop

Lockheed Martin, Verizon Demonstrate Real-Time Drone ISR Over 5G Networks

Strategic partners Lockheed Martin and Verizon this year have demonstrated the capture and seamless, secure transmission and processing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data in real-time over private and public next-generation wireless networks, showcasing Lockheed Martin’s efforts to develop 5G.MIL capabilities for the digital all-domain battlespace. The demonstrations in May and September have involved the use of

Philippine FA-50PH Jets Undergoing Mandatory Precautionary Maintenance

A Philippine Air Force FA-50PH during the US-Philippine Exercise Balikatan earlier this year. (Photo: Philippine Air Force) Only three out of twelve aircraft might be currently operational after delays in the supply chain of spare parts. The Philippine Air Force confirmed that some of its FA-50PH jets are currently non-operational and are undergoing scheduled mandatory

FAA Begins Environmental Review for West Virginia International Yeager Airport Projects

Site Notification Site Notification Friday, September 30, 2022 WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing a draft environmental review of airfield, safety and terminal improvements at the West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW). The agency will hold several public meetings on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the projects, which are proposed by

Italian F-35Bs Perform Austere Runway Exercise In Sardinia

Some images showing the austere runway drills at Alghero on Aug. 31, 2022. (All images: Alessandro Borsetti / The Aviationist) Italian Air Force and Navy F-35B STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) aircraft carried out a joint expeditionary drill at Alghero Airport. After conducting several expeditionary exercises on the tiny island of Pantelleria where the

Incident with Turkish Airlines: A330 Tail Strike on Takeoff

Photo: Reading Time: < 1 minuteAn Airbus A330 belonging to Turkish Airlines scraped its tail on the runway on departure. It returned to Istanbul afterward. The Airbus A330-300 was working flight TK726 from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Tribhuvan Worldwide Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The aircraft (TC-JOG) circled over Northern Turkey for more than

Jaunt and MintAir Partner to Launch eVTOL Operations in South Korea

eVTOL developer Jaunt Air Mobility gained a new strategic partner this week—MintAir, an advanced air mobility services startup. MintAir expects to purchase up to 40 eVTOL aircraft from Jaunt, and both companies will collaborate to launch eVTOL operations in South Korea. (Photo: Jaunt) Jaunt Air Mobility, an air taxi developer within the AIRO Group Holdings

FAA Awards $231,000 in Grants to Expand Outreach to Under-Represented Students in STEM

Site Notification Site Notification Monday, August 29, 2022 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $231,000 in grants to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach.   “If kids can dream it, they can do it. It’s up to us to light the path for them,” said FAA Deputy