Category: Aviation

Volocopter Gets Order for 150 Aircraft, Expands into Chinese Market

Volocopter expands into China with new joint venture company. (Volocopter Chengdu) The German urban air mobility company Volocopter has announced a joint venture company with a subsidiary of China’s Geely Technology Group, Aerofugia, to bring its UAM aircraft into China, according to a Sept. 22 release.  The announcement includes the purchase of 150 Volocopter aircraft…

Boeing Spends $1 Million To Assist After Hurricane Ida

Photo: businesszoom.in Reading Time: < 1 minuteBoeing announced on Wednesday that it would spend 1 million U.S. dollars from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida was a category four hurricane that hit Louisiana in August and September 2021. It caused an estimated US$50 billion…

Airbus Unveils New eVTOL Aircraft

The NextGen version has a distributed propulsion system powered by eight electrical-powered propellers, a V-shaped tail, and fixed wings. (Airbus) Airbus announced the new version of its CityAirbus electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for the urban air mobility market, CityAirbus NextGen, at its Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace summit on Sept. 21.  “We are on…

Bamboo Airways Signed $2 Billion Boeing 787 Engine Agreement

Photo: Boeing Reading Time: < 1 minuteOn September 21, Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has signed a deal worth nearly $2 billion with General Electric (GE.N) to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on September 21 in New York, USA. The Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present at…

Two Russian Tu-160 Bombers Escorted By Flankers Intercepted By Italian Typhoons, Danish F-16s Over The Baltic Sea

Some screenshots from the Russian MOD video show the Tu-160s, accompanying Su-35S and an Italian Eurofighter Typhoon. In the bottom left hand box, a screenshot from FR24.com. Two Tu-160s have flown over the Baltic region. NATO, Finnish and Swedish fighters shadowed the Russian Blackjacks which were escorted by Su-35s. Two Russian Aerospace Forces Tu-160 Blackjacks…

CAE and BETA Team Up on eVTOL Pilot Training

ALIA is a distributed, direct-drive electric propulsion system with eight lifting motors used for vertical lift and two internal motors used for cruising. (BETA) BETA Technologies announced a new partnership with CAE for pilot and maintenance technician training for its ALIA electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, according to a Sept. 15 press release. …

Enjoy These Two Stunning 4K Videos Of The F-117s Operating Out Of Fresno Last Week

A screenshot from a 4K video of the F-117s taxing at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (Image credit: Epicaviation47) Two new clips show the F-117 Stealth Jets that deployed to Fresno last week in amazing detail. We have already written a series of reports about the “surprise” appearance of two F-117 Nighthawk aircraft that flew as…

Let’s Talk About Next Generation Electronic Warfare Suite For The F-16 Recently Tested By Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman CRJ-700 test bed aircraft equipped with the Next Generation Electronic Warfare and APG-83 SABR systems at Exercise Northern Lightning. (Photo: Northrop Grumman) The new suite was tested on the company’s flying testbed in conjunction with the APG-83 SABR AESA radar during Exercise Northern Lightning. Northrop Grumman recently announced that the new Next…

Airbus is Developing a New Enhanced Flight Vision System Option for A320s

Airbus has selected an enhanced vision system sensor from Collins Aerospace as part of an enhanced flight vision system that they’re developing as an option for A320s. (Collins Aerospace) Airbus is developing a new enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for its A320 family of aircraft, that will eventually be adapted to other models, representatives from…

airBaltic’s Route Network Is Larger Than Before the Pandemic

Photo: airBaltic Reading Time: < 1 minuteLatvian airline airBaltic has surpassed the network that it was operating before the pandemic. It now offers 90 routes from the Baltics around Europe.  The airline serves destinations across 30 different countries ranging from the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom and Southern Spain, with these routes. In…

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