AERO Friedrichshafen 2024 ‘first look’ news
Apr18

AERO Friedrichshafen 2024 ‘first look’ news

The latest general and private aviation innovations from the 2024 AERO Friedrichshafen trade show unveiled.     Leonardo S.p.A. Leonardo Helicopters exhibits the latest version of the successful AW139 helicopter and its evenly successful AW109 at AERO 2024. The AW139 – exhibited at the static display – is powered by two PT6C-67C engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada. To date, the manufacturer has logged over 1,300 orders for the...

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Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships
Mar23

Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships

The Air League has opened applications for the UK’s first ever electric-powered aircraft scholarships. On offer this year are five 5-hour flying scholarships, to be delivered by Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Saxon Air based at Norwich Airport. In addition to the airborne training, scholars will also receive simulator training time, ground school, and sustainability-focussed workshops. The school will be delivering the flying...

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The Air League extends scholarship application cutoff date
Mar19

The Air League extends scholarship application cutoff date

The Air League has extended the application window for its powered and gliding scholarships to the end of March to coincide with its new electric aircraft scholarship initiative.  The closing date for applications to the Air League’s Scholarship programme, including flying, electric flying and gliding experiences, has been moved forward by one week. The application period now closes at 23:59 on Sunday 31 March 2024. The Air League...

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Beyond Aero achieve first hydrogen electric flight
Mar09

Beyond Aero achieve first hydrogen electric flight

Beyond Aero has completed manned flights in a hydrogen-electric aircraft using a fuel cell. The test flights, which were flown from Gap-Tallard airfield in Southern France, are the first manned hydrogen flights to be conducted in the country. The aircraft a G1 Aviation two-seater ultralight aircraft retrofitted with Beyond Aero’s hydrogen-electric powertrain. The hydrogen powertrain drives a single propeller with two-thirds of its...

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Increase in airline-targeted scammers on X
Nov22

Increase in airline-targeted scammers on X

Aviation enthusiast Jason Rabinowitz, who goes by the handle of @AirlineFlyer and co-hosts FlightRadar24’s AvTalk podcast, says there has been a dramatic increase on X (formerly know as Twitter) in fake accounts responding to passenger tweets to airlines over flight delays and customer service issues. In an interview with Fast Company, Rabinowitz said: “Before the changes to the verification system on Twitter, there were...

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