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Blade India partners with Airbus for fleet expansion
Blade India partners with Airbus for fleet expansion

Urban air mobility (UAM) company, Blade India has entered into a partnership with Airbus, to further expand its on-demand helicopter services. To meet the significant demand and response in India, Blade will be inducting five new H125 to its fleet initially.

European Rotors 2021 deemed a success
European Rotors 2021 deemed a success

The premiere of the new trade fair for rotorcraft, EUROPEAN ROTORS, exceeded the expectations of the organisers: The show floor was completely booked with over 150 exhibitors, the number of visitors had reached the maximum allowed by the authorities and the extensive conference programme was very well received.

Start-up Mavi Air to start shuttle service in Bodrum with Airbus Helicopters H125
Start-up Mavi Air to start shuttle service in Bodrum with Airbus Helicopters H125

Turkish aviation start-up Mavi Air, founded by Alex Sahni, is preparing to launch helicopter shuttle services for the Turkish Riviera around the city of Bodrum.

Business jet demand so far withstanding winter virus waves
Business jet demand so far withstanding winter virus waves

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Beechcraft Denali enters flight test phase with landmark first flight
Beechcraft Denali enters flight test phase with landmark first flight

Textron Aviation announced its new single-engine turboprop, the Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates the segment-leading performance expected of the Denali.

Russian Helicopters to supply Bangladesh police with two Mi-171A2
Russian Helicopters to supply Bangladesh police with two Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh have signed a contract for the delivery of two cutting-edge Mi-171A2 heavy multipurpose helicopters. Under the terms and conditions of the contract, the two rotrcrafts are to be delivered to the customer in Q1 2023.

Jet Aviation Gains Multiple Maintenance Facility Designations from Pratt & Whitney Canada
Jet Aviation Gains Multiple Maintenance Facility Designations from Pratt & Whitney Canada

Jet Aviation announced that five of its global MROs have been named Designated Maintenance Facilities (DMFs) by Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney. The companys five newly appointed Pratt & Whitney DMFs are located in Singapore; Cairns, Australia; Hong Kong, Manila, The Philippines; and Basel, Switzerland.

Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia
Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia

Bell Textron Inc. announced the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021.

Thales and Diehl join Airbus to develop flight control computers for CityAirbus NextGen
Thales and Diehl join Airbus to develop flight control computers for CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus has signed a trilateral agreement with Thales and Diehl Aerospace for the joint development of the flight control computers of CityAirbus NextGen. The central flight control system of CityAirbus NextGen, the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) being developed by Airbus, will combine extraordinary computing power with lightweight design and highest safety standards.

Airbus and Mercedes-Benz Design team takes ACH145 helicopter collaboration into new era
Airbus and Mercedes-Benz Design team takes ACH145 helicopter collaboration into new era

Airbus Corporate Helicopters and Mercedes-Benz have signed a renewal of the highly successful design collaboration which introduced the concept of partnerships between the automotive and aerospace industries in 2010.  

Comlux launches new hangar project at Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub
Comlux launches new hangar project at Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub

In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group and Chairman of Dubai Airports; Comlux, one of the leaders in business aviation, transaction and completion services, announced the signing of an agreement with Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub, the aerospace platform of Dubai dedicated to the advancement of the aviation industry, to develop a  hangar facility at MBRAH that spreads across 12,000 square meters of land.

GAMA Publishes Third Quarter 2021 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report
GAMA Publishes Third Quarter 2021 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings through the third quarter of 2021.

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Jetex and Eve, an Embraer Company, Revolutionize the Future of Mobility
Jetex and Eve, an Embraer Company, Revolutionize the Future of Mobility

Jetex, an award-winning global leader in executive aviation, and Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding and announced a partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem.

Leonardo increases global presence with sale of 4 AW169 to Bestfly of Angola
Leonardo increases global presence with sale of 4 AW169 to Bestfly of Angola

The Leonardo AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter further reinforces its global market presence and its success in the energy industry sector with the sale of four aircraft to Bestfly of Angola.

Business aviation capacity crunch as Thanksgiving week approaches
Business aviation capacity crunch as Thanksgiving week approaches

WINGXs weekly Business Aviation Bulletin.  

Bell 407GXi Gains Momentum in European Region with Multiple Purchase Agreements
Bell 407GXi Gains Momentum in European Region with Multiple Purchase Agreements

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at European Rotors purchase agreements for five aircraft to customers in Ukraine.

Number of Europe-registered private jets increases to 2,444
Number of Europe-registered private jets increases to 2,444

Analysis from Colibri Aircraft, the private jet broker which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, reveals there are around 2,444 pre-owned private jets registered in Western Europe. There were 2,414 in 2020 and 2,344 in 2019.

Savback Helicopters and GHT close to unveiling evolved ultralight helicopter
Savback Helicopters and GHT close to unveiling evolved ultralight helicopter

Swedens Savback Helicopters and Italys GHT are working together on a unique product that will excite the worlds of ultralight aircraft ownership and flying training.

FIVE purchases the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux
FIVE purchases the first Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty from Comlux

FIVE, the Dubai-based Group with verticals in Real Estate, Hospitality, Investments and Philanthropy is pleased to share the news of the successful purchase of the first ACJ TwoTwenty from the Comlux Group in Switzerland.

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