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Skyborne orders electric training aircraft from Bye Aerospace

Skyborne Airline Academy has completed purchase deposits for six Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2 and four eFlyer 4 all-electric airplanes, which will be...

Airbus Helicopters H160 certified by European regulator

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a...

L3 Harris Commercial Aviation launch modular pilot training course

The international commercial training provider has announced new Modular routes to gaining professional pilot licenses. Course modules will be delivered in the UK and Portugal.

Diamond DA-50 RG launch announced

Diamond Aircraft announced the retractable gear version of their single-engine tourer, with an update to the engine and avionics.

EASA certifies five-bladed Airbus Helicopters H145

Airbus Helicopters’ five-bladed H145 has been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries towards the end of summer 2020.

Pipistrel’s Velis Electro is first type-certified all-electric aircraft.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced the certification of the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the first type certification world-wide of a fully electric aircraft.

Dornier’s New Generation Seastar amphibian airborne for the first time

The prototype Dornier Seawings Seastar successfully performed its 31 minute maiden flight on 28 March 20, from Oberpfaffenhofen airport in Bavaria, Germany.

Magnix and AeroTEC celebrate first flight of their electric Caravan

Electric aviation propulsion company Magnix teamed up with Test and Evaluation experts AeroTEC to fly the magni500 electric motor on a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, making it the world's largest commercial electric aircraft.

Aerobility rescues Air Cadet motor gliders to support disabled pilots.

Aviation disability Charity Aerobility has acquired former Royal Air Force gliders to further their mission to make the thrill of flying more available.

Pilatus delivers PC-12 NGX to first customers

The Swiss manufacturer handed over the first production examples of its new turboprop to customers in the USA and Europe in late May.

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