Arajet Takes Delivery of its 10th Boeing 737 MAX as Carrier Expands International Routes

Source: Boeing Newest 737-8 supports Caribbean carrier's push into North and South America First low-fare airline in the region now flies the 737 MAX to 23 destinations Arajet's 10th Boeing 737 MAX has arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as the airline continues to grow its fuel-efficient fleet. This 737-8 delivery through a lessor supports Arajet's growth strategy throughout the Americas as the airline plans to more than double its routes in the next few years. "This tenth aircraft is unique, not only because it has a special Dominican ribbon painted on the fuselage, but because it will increase the number of connections we make with the continent. We are reaffirming our commitment to democratize the skies and be able to connect all our countries with the [...]

2024-06-12T13:05:42+03:00June 12th, 2024|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Mexicana orders 20 Embraer E2 Aircraft

Source: Embraer Mexicana de Aviación, Mexico's state-owned carrier, has ordered 20 Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3) E2 aircraft. The deal is for 10 E190-E2 and 10 E195-E2 jets. Deliveries will begin in 2Q25. Mexicana will configure the E190-E2 with 108 seats, and the E195-E2 with 132 seats – both in a single class layout. Mexicana will be the first E2 operator in Mexico, benefitting from the E2's low operating costs and fuel efficiency, highlighting Mexicana and Embraer’s commitment to sustainability, and improving the efficiency of aviation. With this strategic decision the Mexican state airline will grow and modernize its fleet, strengthening domestic and international connectivity to offer affordable and comfortable air travel, with the highest standards of safety and service. [...]

2024-06-05T19:22:22+03:00June 5th, 2024|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boeing issues 3rd Annual Safety Report

Source: Boeing Employee use of Speak Up tool increased by 500% in early 2024 Developed machine-learning algorithms with the FAA to identify emerging hazards and safety trends Doubled Boeing flight operations engagements with more than 170 global carriers Progress underway on FAA expert panel recommendations Boeing released its third annual report about the company's progress to strengthen product safety, with a focus on improving its safety culture and working across industry to reduce safety risk. The report summarizes continued work on long-term initiatives with customers and across industry and changes the company is making that address recommendations by the Congressionally authorized and FAA-initiated expert panel. "We are entrusted with the safety of all those who fly on, use, operate and [...]

2024-05-24T18:47:30+03:00May 24th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Embraer partners with Avfuel to increase SAF adoption

Source: Embraer Embraer, a global leader in aerospace innovation, today announced a landmark agreement with Avfuel to increase its uptake of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) at Melbourne Orlando International Airport (KMLB) to one load per week. The duo first entered into a SAF agreement in July 2021 in support of Embraer’s flight operations out of MLB. This agreement saw Avfuel deliver one 8,000-gallon truckload of Neste MY SAF per quarter to Sheltair MLB, the FBO that provides storage and handling services for Embraer. With the updated weekly agreement commencing in April, the extended partnership is expected to result in a total of 240,000 U.S. gallons of SAF delivered to Embraer in 2024, representing a significant increase when compared [...]

2024-05-24T19:07:04+03:00May 24th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Airbus takes superconductivity research for hydrogen-powered aircraft a step further

Source: Airbus Sectional drawing of the Cryoprop demonstrator Confirmed interest in the potential of superconducting technologies for hydrogen-powered aircraft Launch of a new demonstrator with a megawatt-class superconducting motor Airbus UpNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus, has launched a new technological demonstrator to accelerate the maturation of superconducting technologies for use in electric propulsion systems of a future hydrogen-powered aircraft. Known as Cryoprop, the new demonstrator will integrate and mature a two megawatt-class superconducting electric propulsion system cooled by liquid hydrogen via a helium recirculation loop and developed by Airbus teams in Toulouse, France, and Ottobrunn, Germany. “Our previous demonstrators have shown that superconducting technologies would be a key enabler for the high-power electrification of future hydrogen-powered aircraft. I truly [...]

2024-05-23T20:03:30+03:00May 23rd, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

New pilot assistance technologies take to the road with Airbus’ Optimate demonstrator

Source: Airbus Automatic aircraft taxiing and new pilot assistance features to be tested in innovative electric truck Airbus UpNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus, has started testing new technologies to support automatic taxiing and enhance pilot assistance onboard an innovative electric truck. The three-year research project, called Optimate, will combine a wide range of cutting-edge technologies including advanced automation, computer vision, data fusion and machine learning to improve aircraft navigation systems, the human-machine interface and overall flight safety. “We are delighted to unveil another innovative demonstrator that reflects our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of aviation. Our ambition is to use the best technologies to make our aircraft even more aware of their operating conditions, analysing it in as [...]

2024-05-21T20:44:28+03:00May 22nd, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News, Uncategorized|

Boeing ecoDemonstrator to test technologies to improve cabin recyclability, operational efficiency

Source: Boeing Sustainable cabin technologies include seat cushion sensors to reduce crew workload and smart galley tools to improve efficiency, reduce waste Other projects focus on single-engine taxi and digital taxi tests to reduce fuel usage and enhance safety Boeing is testing three dozen technologies on its ecoDemonstrator program focused on strengthening operational efficiency and sustainability in cabin interiors, one of the most challenging parts of recycling an airplane. The company will begin testing this month using a 777-200ER (Extended Range). The Boeing ecoDemonstrator projects include: Airport operations: Testing to enable single-engine taxi and digital taxi clearances to reduce fuel use and enhance safety by reducing pilot workload Airport noise: Quantifying the benefits of flight operation procedures, like steeper glide [...]

2024-05-17T09:29:21+03:00May 17th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Heart Aerospace opens new Research and Development hub in the USA, enters new development phase for hybrid-electric airplane

Source: Heart Aerospace   Swedish hybrid-electric airplane maker, Heart Aerospace, announces a significant milestone with the opening of a new Research and Development hub in the United States. This strategic move comes as the company prepares to enter a new phase of hardware testing in the development of its first regional hybrid-electric airplane, the ES-30. The Los Angeles-based R&D hub will focus on the advancement of Heart’s hybrid-electric propulsion system and other key technologies. The company will relocate its full-scale aircraft demonstrator to the US, where it aims to demonstrate proof of concept of a new and innovative hybrid propulsion system. To lead the US R&D hub, Heart Aerospace has appointed Benjamin Stabler as Chief Technology Officer. Stabler, who has led hardware [...]

2024-05-16T10:00:43+03:00May 16th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus finalises acquisition of Aerovel and its UAS Flexrotor

Source: Airbus USS Paul Hamilton IMX23 Operations, Copyright © Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliot Schaudt Airbus has finalised the acquisition of U.S.-based Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, in a move to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions at sea and over land. "We see more and more armed forces and parapublic agencies around the world looking to investigate how unmanned aerial systems can strengthen their intelligence and surveillance capabilities. The Flexrotor, as a vertical takeoff and landing UAS, fits into our strategy to expand our UAS offerings. Together with the VSR700, we will continue to develop manned-unmanned teaming [...]

2024-05-07T20:18:43+03:00May 7th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

India’s IndiGo orders 30 Airbus A350 widebody aircraft

Source: Airbus A350, the aircraft of choice for IndiGo’s long-haul ambitions A320 Family has powered IndiGo’s expansion in domestic, regional markets IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The order will help expand IndiGo’s international network to long-haul destinations. India, the world’s fastest growing major aviation market, is on the verge of an international travel boom as the economy grows and household incomes rise. The A350 is perfectly positioned to serve the country’s aspirations for long-range travel. The choice of the A350 is a reaffirmation of IndiGo’s continued trust in Airbus and is yet another validation of the aircraft as the undisputed leader in long-haul air travel. “Today’s historic moment marks a new [...]

2024-05-06T21:26:38+03:00May 6th, 2024|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|