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EBACE24 show preview and line up
May22

EBACE24 show preview and line up

Some of the world’s most advanced, efficient and cutting-edge business aircraft, along with the most forward-looking innovations in advanced air mobility (AAM) will be on display at the 2024 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2024), taking place 28-30 May at Palexpo and Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is co-hosted by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National...

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Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market to pass $41 billion by 2032
May04

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market to pass $41 billion by 2032

The sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market size was valued at USD 1.3 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to reach USD 41.6 billion by 2032 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.9%. The focus on sustainable fuel sources for air transport is a critical response to the environmental challenges of aviation emissions. As the aviation industry grows, so does its carbon footprint, highlighting the urgent need for eco-friendly...

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USAF Eglin test pilots evaluate Pipistrel Velis Electro
May01

USAF Eglin test pilots evaluate Pipistrel Velis Electro

  After a quick taxi out to Duke Field’s runway, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Geraghty spun up the 21-foot, electric aircraft’s 80-horsepower engine and zoomed forward. The Pipistrel Velis Electro quietly lifted off heading north as the sun dipped in the west around dusk.  The 96th Test Wing commander was one of approximately 20 test pilot volunteers to try out the electric aircraft with the 35-foot wingspan during its three-week field trip...

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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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Volocopter receives ATO approval for pilot training
Mar22

Volocopter receives ATO approval for pilot training

Urban air mobility (UAM) specialist company Volocopter is given Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status in order to commence training pilots to fly its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxis. The approval came from the German aviation regulator (Luftfarhrtbundesamt) after a year of rigorous checks and the company says it is currently finalising the training programme for pilots to fly its VoloCity eVTOL,...

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