21 July 2022

Helity and Lilium to bring eVTOL jet mobility to Southern Spain

Spain-based Helity Copter Airlines (Helity) has signed an agreement with Lilium N.V. (Lilium) for the development of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) network in Andalusia, southern Spain. The agreement will see Helity initially acquire five Lilium Jets which it will use to provide its customers with premium- and business-level charter flights between Ceuta, …

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Afrijet selects comprehensive engine maintenance programme from P&WC for six PW127 engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, has released that Afrijet of Gabon has signed a 12-year Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan (GMCP) to cover the engines on three ATR 72-600 aircraft that are on order. One of the aircraft will be powered by PW127M engines, while the other two will …

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Korean Air, GE sign five-year GE90 materials service agreement

Korean Air has signed a five-year TrueChoice™ material service agreement with GE for spare parts, component repair and used serviceable part upgrades for GE90-115B engines. Korean Air, a major global airline serving 120 cities in 43 countries, operates a fleet of 154 of the latest Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including the GE90-powered Boeing 777. The …

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Airbus UpNext to perform hydrogen-powered flight with new flying testbed

Airbus UpNext, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, has revealed a flight test programme to study the contrails produced by a hydrogen combustion engine as part of the company’s ZEROe roadmap. The project, named “Blue Condor”, will launch two modified Arcus gliders, one equipped with a hydrogen combustion engine and one equipped with a conventional …

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Azerbaijan Airlines signs MoU to purchase four more Boeing 787s

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for four additional fuel-efficient 787-8s at the Farnborough International Airshow. The Azerbaijan flag-carrier currently operates two 787-8s, with this latest announcement the airline intends to grow its Dreamliner fleet to ten by 2030, enabling it to open new routes across Central Asia. One of …

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Satair acquires VAS Aero Services

Satair, an Airbus Services company and VAS Aero Services, a leader in aviation logistics and aftermarket services including end-of-life support, have signed an agreement under which Satair acquires VAS Aero Services, through its U.S. subsidiary, Satair U.S.A., Inc. VAS will continue as a separate enterprise, with operational sites and offices in Boca Raton (FL), Kent …

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LATAM Airlines reinforces fleet with additional order for 17 A321neos

LATAM Airlines has ordered 17 A321neo aircraft to further expand its route offering, bringing the airline’s total A320neo order book of aircraft to 100. Additionally, the airline has also confirmed it is bringing in the A321XLR to complement its long-haul operations. The A321neo is the largest member of Airbus’ A320neo family, which incorporates new-generation engines …

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GA Telesis Engine Services names Bradley Carucci as Managing Director of U.S. SPAH facility

GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) has released that industry veteran, Bradley Carucci, has joined GATES as Managing Director of the U.S.-based Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (SPAH) in Wilmington, Ohio. This new 72,000 ft² facility is a joint venture with GA Telesis and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG). Carucci brings a broad range of aviation experience …

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Ampaire secures firm order for five of its low-emission, nine-seat Eco Caravan aircraft

Electric aviation pioneer Ampaire has secured a firm order backed by deposits for five of its low-emission, nine-seat Eco Caravan aircraft, plus an option for an additional 20. The buyer is WingTips, an innovative air mobility company operating today in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Both companies anticipate another 175 orders for the Eco Caravan as …

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Nordic Aviation Capital signs inaugural deal with Akkodis for ATR 72-600 passenger-to-freighter conversion kits

Regional aircraft leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and Akkodis have signed an agreement for five freighter conversion kits for the ATR 72-600, with the first deliveries starting from as early as Q1 2023. The aircraft for conversion will come from NAC’s existing ATR fleet. The ATR 72-600 conversion kits have the flexibility to be …

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