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Net Zero Carbon fuel to power World Championship Air Race

World Championship Air Race (WCAR) has announced plans to run its fleet of high-performance race planes on zero net carbon aviation fuel.

Lincolnshire gets second Air Ambulance for summer season

An AW109 will help Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance deal with expected summer surge in tourism

CAA certifies HeliSAS autopilot for Bell 505

The Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation and autopilot will be available on new Bell 505 Jetranger X aircraft, and for retro-fit.

Bob Hoover’s Mustang added to the Flying Bulls fleet

Hoover flew the aircraft to open the world-famous air races at Reno. Now it will be displayed and operated by Red Bull at their Salzburg base.

Leonardo welcomes AW09 to the stable

Previously the SH09, Leonardo have rebranded the aircraft following their purchase of Kopter last year

2Excel to provide support to World Championship Air Race

UK-based 2Excel will provide operational and engineering support.

Bell Helicopter announces first European Bell 505 NXi delivery

Since its certification in 2017, Bell's entry-level single-engine turbine helicopter has proven itself worthy of the 'Jetranger' moniker it inherited from its ubiquitous forbears....

Diamond release DA50 RG flight demonstration

Denied the possibility of accommodating visiting aviators at their factory, Diamond Aircraft marketing division has created a flight demo of their new DA50 RG.

Hill Helicopters HX-50 is aimed squarely at private pilots

Hill Helicopters announced their clean sheet design earlier this year and now say that the new aircraft will fly in 2022 with their own turbine engine.

2020 Boeing pilot outlook predicts fewer pilots required, but not by much.

The 2020 outlook published by Boeing highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but predicts only a 5% drop in new pilots required over the next 20 years.

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