Modified Japanese Vessel Hosts First F-35B Operations

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article In early October two U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B fighters performed the type’s first recoveries and launches from JS Izumo, one of two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carriers to be modified to cater for F-35 operations in advance of the arrival of Japan’s own F-35Bs. In so doing, they became the first fixed-wing...

Documentary To Examine First Mach 1 Flight

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article On Oct. 14, 1947, an aircraft broke the sound barrier for the first time, achieving a milestone some had thought would never be reached. A new documentary celebrating that achievement will air on Tuesday, October 12, on the Smithsonian Channel. The documentary, “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” will examine the life of legendary test pilot Chuck...

Bizav Ops Slowed from August but Still Surging

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleGlobal flight activity cooled by 1.5 percent month-over-month in September but was strong enough to remain 37.2 percent higher than in the same month in 2020, according to Argus International’s Market Intelligence TraqPak report for September. Flights were flat month-over-month in North America, but a 35.9 percent yearly gain nevertheless made it one of...

PIA Sees Strong Interest in Co-ownership Program

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticlePartners In Aviation (PIA) reported that it has completed 15 new co-ownership agreements, matching 30 aircraft co-owners, in the past 120 days. The Chicago-based firm developed a managed co-ownership model that pairs two owners to one aircraft. Under these new agreements, owners have been placed in a range of business aircraft, from light jets such as the...

Tata Group Acquires Air India

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article Sixty-eight years after Air India’s establishment as Tata Airlines and subsequent takeover by the government in 1953, life has moved full circle for Tata Sons as it becomes the new owner of the national carrier for $2.7 billion. SpiceJet founder Ajay Singh submitted the other bid for the flag carrier. “I am confident the Tata Group will...

Flight Training Schools Order 30 Cessna 172 Skyhawks

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article Textron Aviation announced two orders this week for a total of 30 of its Cessna piston singles. Twenty Cessna 172 Skyhawks will go to Sichuan Longhao Flight Training in China. It will use the high-wing airplanes, to be delivered throughout 2022, for primary pilot training in southwest and central China. According to Textron Aviation, China...

NATA Fall Event To Tackle Issues Around Demand Uptick

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleIncorporating a few changes to its annual fall Aviation Business Conference, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is tailoring the event to foster collaborative discussions on strengthening the industry and making it safer as it addresses the current surge in demand. Typically held in Washington, D.C., with a focus on government and regulatory...

SAF, Book-and-claim on the Menu for NBAA-BACE

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article With the focus on sustainability next week at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, World Fuel Services will be ensuring that aircraft flying from the annual convention can fill up with World Energy-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the trade show, WFS will be offering a 30 percent SAF blend at Henderson Executive Airport and, for the first time, at Harry...

ACJ319neo To Make Inaugural Appearance at BACE

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article The Airbus Corporate Jets ACJ319neo will make its NBAA-BACE debut next week in Las Vegas. To be on display at the company’s BACE static exhibit (#A309) at Henderson Executive Airport next Tuesday through Thursday, the aircraft is owned by Germany-based K5 Aviation and is that aircraft management and charter operator’s first ACJ319neo, a spokesman...

Bizjet Ops Continue To Rebound Past 2019 Levels: WingX

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleBusiness jet operations continue to demonstrate sustained growth, with flights in North America and Europe up 12 percent over the last 10 days compared with the same period in 2019, according to WingX’s newest Global Market Tracker, released today. Air cargo flights are also trending up by 8 percent over pre-pandemic levels but scheduled airline traffic,...