Press Release Category: Aviation

Savback Helicopters Becomes Exclusive Regional Distributor of Dufour Aerospace eVTOLs

Savback Helicopters will become the exclusive distributor of Dufour Aerospace’s Aero3 eVTOL in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. (Photo: Dufour Aerospace) Swiss eVTOL developer Dufour Aerospace is partnering with Sweden-based Savback Helicopters: Dufour’s Aero3 aircraft will now be exclusively distributed by Savback in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Savback offers expertise in use…

Airbus Will Build the First Aircraft “Lifecycle” Service Center in China

Photo: Airbus Reading Time: < 1 minuteAirbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the city of Chengdu and Tarmac Aerosave for the development of the first sustainable aircraft “lifecycle” service centre in China. This agreement will include multiple of activities from aircraft parking and storage, upgrades, conversions, maintenance and dismantling for various airplane…

No, Germany Did Not Deny RAF C-17s Bound For Ukraine Access to Its Airspace

File photo of Royal Air Force 99 Squadron C17 aircraft taking off from RAF Brize Norton. (Image credit: RAF/Crown Copyright). In the boxes: the C-17s route on Jan. 17, 2022 (ADSBExchange via George Allison) The decision to avoid the German airspace was made deliberately by the Royal Air Force C-17s and the British were not…

Turkey Begins Assembly Of Hürjet National Jet Trainer Prototype

The first fuselage of the Hürjet training aircraft. (Photo: SavunmaSanayiST.com) The TAI Hürjet is scheduled to fly for the first time in 2023 and will replace the ageing T-38 and F-5 jets. Over the last decade, Turkey has put great attention on its national aerospace industry, starting many ambitious programs for different types of aircraft,…

Turkish Airlines Could Beat Pre-Pandemic Traffic This Summer

Photo: Ömür Sadikoglu Reading Time: < 1 minuteTurkish Airlines is optimistic about its prospects for the upcoming years and is looking to return to and overtake 2019 passenger numbers and load factors for the summer flying season. “Turkish Airlines was one of the carriers that performed best during the high season last year. We may…

New Technology Enables Efficient Conversion of CO2 to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The scalable integration of HyCOgen and the FT CANS technology will increase SAF supply and mitigate CO2 emissions. (Johnson Matthey) The company Johnson Matthey just launched their HyCOgen technology that enables the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Over 95% of the CO2 is converted into synthetic crude…

U.S. Air Force Makes New AFWERX Investment in Boom Supersonic Airliner Research

Boom Supersonic anticipates the first flight of its XB-1 supersonic demonstrator aircraft, pictured here at their Denver, Colorado hangar, to occur in 2022. (Boom Supersonic) Boom Supersonic, the Denver, Colorado-based aerospace company developing a supersonic airliner capable of flying at Mach 1.7, announced a new contract award from the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday valued…

First Completely New Russian Tu-160M Bomber Makes First Flight

The first newly built Tu-160M during its maiden flight on Jan. 12, 2022. (Image credit: UAC) The brand new Tupolev Tu-160M ‘White Swan’ strategic missile-carrying bomber performed its debut flight. A completely new Tupolev Tu-160M bomber performed its debut flight on Jan. 12, 2022, the Press Office of the state tech corporation Rostec announced. “On…

Boeing 2021 Aircraft Deliveries Surged

Photo: businesszoom.in Reading Time: < 1 minuteBoeing’s sales and deliveries of new planes increased in 2021, but the plane manufacturer still ended the year behind its main rival Airbus. According to Boeing, it delivered 340 aircraft, up from 157 in 2020. However, Airbus surpassed Boeing, having delivered over twice the number handled by Boeing, and…

Lufthansa Could Acquire Up to 40% of ITA Airways

Photo: shutterstock.com Reading Time: < 1 minuteAccording to the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, Lufthansa Group is in negotiations with ITA Airways to take a stake of 15% to 40% of the capital of the new Italian airline. ITA Airways began its operations on October 15th, replacing the loss-making Alitalia. Since then, it has shown potential…

Joby Aviation Receives FAA and USAF Approval For Second Prototype Aircraft

Joby’s second pre-production prototype of its eVTOL aircraft was just awarded the Special Airworthiness Certification by the FAA and given airworthiness approval from the USAF. (Photo: Joby) FAA Special Airworthiness Certification and U.S. Air Force Airworthiness Approval were both awarded to Joby Aviation for the company’s second pre-production prototype aircraft. The company achieved an initial…