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GlobeAir Signs for Lilium Business eVTOL Jets

Under the agreement, GlobeAir, intends to purchase 12 Lilium Jets to provide premium and business eVTOL flights to its customer base in the French Riviera and Italy.

Eviation Completes First Flight of All-Electric Plane Alice.

Alice lifted off at 7:10 a.m. from Grant County International Airport (MWH) in Moses Lake, WA, flying for 8 minutes at an altitude of 3,500 feet. This trailblazing flight of the technology demonstrator provided Eviation with invaluable data to further optimize the aircraft for commercial production.

Bombardier Expands its Footprint in Asia-Pacific Region

Bombardier celebrates the grand opening of its new service Centre in in Melbourne, Australia. The new Melbourne Service Centre will provide quick and efficient maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities for all Bombardier business aircraft, including a parts depot and back shop capabilities. An important market for Bombardier, Australia is also part of a comprehensive worldwide aftermarket network expansion.

Gorden Wagener

Gorden Wagener, one of the most influential automotive designers in recent times, has headed the global design division of Mercedes-Benz and all its brands since 2008. He has been the company’s Chief Design Officer since 2016. His goal is to build the most desirable cars in the world for the brands of the Mercedes‑Benz Group. Wagener approaches this ambition with his design philosophy of “Sensual Purity,” which defines the specific luxury of the different brands.

Gulfstream Delivers the 500th G650

The G650 was certified by the FAA in September 2012 and by EASA three months later. The higher Take-Off weight G650ER was announced and certified in 2014. The 500th Gulfstream G650/G650ER customer delivery was made at Gulfstream’s Appleton, Wisconsin, completions facility.

Pilatus Expands its Presence in the US Market

Pilatus announced the acquisition of American sales and service centre skytech Inc. Skytech has operated as a Pilatus independent Authorised Sales & Service Centre since 1993 from its two locations in Maryland and South Carolina. Pilatus will take over the entire skytech workforce.

Jetcraft releases its 5-Year Pre-Owned Business Jet Market Forecast

With a record year 2021 that saw total annual transaction values surpass the $14.5B threshold. Jetcraft forecast pre-owned transactions to maintain their new higher base and growth rates, reaching 2,351 transactions valued at $13.5B annually by 2026.

Rolls-Royce receives EASA certification for the Pearl 700 engine

The Pearl® 700 is the exclusive engine for the brand-new ultra-long-range flagship jets from Gulfstream, The G700 and G800. Combining the Advance2 efficient engine core, with a brand-new low-pressure system, the Pearl 700 delivers an eight percent increase in take-off thrust (at 18,250 lbf) compared to the G650 BR725 engine.

Bombardier Celebrates Challenger 3500 Entry-into-service

Long-time Bombardier customer Les Goldberg, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Technology Partners, will take ownership of the aircraft later this year. The newly delivered Challenger 3500 will be on static display in Orlando, Florida from October 18-20 during NBAA-BACE 2022.

Flexjet Parent Company, Directional Aviation Invests in SAF 2.0 Producer Alder Fuels

Alder Fuels uses sustainable biomass, such as regenerative grasses, forest residues, and agricultural waste products, to create a low-carbon to carbon-negative greencrude that can be converted into SAF using existing bio and petroleum refinery infrastructure. In contrast to first generation SAF, which was primarily generated from non-scalable supplies of fats, oils, and grease, these biomass sources are abundantly available, and when repurposed, can contribute to soil regeneration and wildfire mitigation.