20 September 2023

Fuselage assembly will commence at Aciturri’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Spain

Lilium takes huge step closer to type-certification for its eVTOL jet

Lilium Air Mobility (Lilium), producer of the first-ever all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet has announced it has begun work on the assembly of the first of seven fuselages for the seven eVTOL jets that will be used to obtain Lilium Jet type-certification. It is anticipated that the first manned flight for the aircraft …

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Mc Cauley's newest C780 propeller for the Beechcraft King Air B300 series

McCauley’s newest Beechcraft King Air B300 propeller enters service

McCauley Propeller Systems has reported the first delivery and entry into service of its newest C780 propeller for the Beechcraft King Air B300 series, following its successful installation at Textron Aviation’s Tampa Service Centre. The new propeller, which features four aluminium swept blades and a 105-inch diameter, achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in July …

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The Airspace L Bins will provide a 60% increase in cabin luggage storage space

Lufthansa to retrofit A320s with ‘Airspace L Bins’

Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the leading centre of expertise for Airbus Aircraft Conversions (P2F), as well as lightweight components and cabin systems such as the innovative ‘Airspace L Bins,’ has announced that Lufthansa has become the inaugural Airbus customer to adopt the L Bins. Starting in early 2025, Lufthansa will undergo the retrofitting of 38 …

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Maldivian has signed a firm order for two new ATR 42-600s

Maldivian opts for further ATR 42-600 aircraft

Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives and aircraft manufacturer ATR have signed a firm order for two ATR 42-600 aircraft. These highly efficient new aircraft will join the airline’s existing regional fleet, including two ATR 72-600s and one ATR 42-600, to replace older-generation turboprops. With these modern aircraft, powered by extra efficient PW127XT engines …

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Embraer and FlightSafety International have opened a new Praetor full-flight simulator in Orlando, Florida

Embraer and FlightSafety open new Praetor full-flight simulator

Embraer and FlightSafety International have opened a new Praetor full-flight simulator in Orlando, Florida. The simulator is already qualified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Initial training for customers is available this month with the recurrent training scheduled to start in October. Both companies also announced the launch of the fourth Praetor simulator, which will …

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HiSKy has leased its first wide-body aicraft from ALC

Air Lease Corporation places one A330-200 aircraft with HiSky

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has announced a long-term lease placement for one Airbus A330-200 aircraft with HiSky. Scheduled to deliver to the European carrier in 2023, this A330-200 aircraft joins one A319-100, four A320-200s and two A321-200neo LR aircraft currently on lease to HiSky from ALC. “Over the past two years, we’ve experienced consistent growth …

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