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Space Tech Expo
SPACE TECH EXPO
May 21-22, 2019
Space Tech Expo & Conference is America's engineering meeting place for space technology. The event is the leading showcase of space-related technologies and innovations from systems and sub-systems, components, testing and manufacturing technologies for civil, military and commercial space ...

ESA Workshop on Aerospace
ESA WORKSHOP ON AEROSPACE
May 20-22, 2019
The aerospace industry is under the continuous pressure due to an increasing demand for new services and technologies,  higher integration level of electronics and reducing overall mass and volume of systems. New technologies and trends are calling for new approaches and methods to achieve comp...

Aircraft Commerce


The Journal features in depth, independent articles covering all aspects of operating commercial aircraft including: airframe & engine maintenance costs, fleet planning, aircraft financing, freight business, IT systems, airline revenues and most importantly: full aircraft owner’s & operator’s guides featuring all major aircraft and engine types.

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Start-up regional carrier Great Dane Airlines has shown off its first aircraft, an Embraer 195 newly painted in the Danish operator’s livery. The aircraft (EI-GGC) – a 2008 airframe with serial number 213 – was formerly used by Flybe. It is owned by the Cayman Islands-based lessor Propius which is linked with the UK’s Stobart Air, the company recently acquired, along with Flybe, by Connect Airways. Great Dane Airlines is aiming to commence services to three destinations &...
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A new aerospace company has entered the race to provide supersonic commercial air travel. On Monday, a US-based company named Hermeus announced plans to develop an aircraft that will travel at speeds of up to Mach 5. Such an aircraft would cut travel time from New York to Paris from more than 7 hours to 1.5 hours. Hermeus said it has raised an initial round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, but it declined to specify the amount. This funding will allow Hermeus to develop a propulsion demon...
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GE Aviation, which supplies jet engines to about 60 percent of the global airline industry, has built a supply chain track-and-trace blockchain with the help of Microsoft Azure. GE Aviation Digital Group aims to share the blockchain, a self-built derivative of ethereum, across an industry-wide consortium of partners. The ledger’s use case, which is about monitoring and collating data tied to the manufacture and life cycle of critical aircraft engine parts, could scarcely be more perti...
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Jeju Air has pointed to solid growth of its international network as the key driver of a 25% increase in its first quarter operating profit to a record KRW57.8 billion ($49.5 million). Revenue for the three months to the end of March rose 27% to W391 billion, driven by growth in its Chinese and Southeast Asian networks, and aided by a 3% rise in yield on domestic services. The carrier commented that the increase in revenue was influenced by the peak season and its “optimal route portfolio&...
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Four major aviation engineering companies are forming an alliance in the field of aircraft modifications, having signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance (IAMA). The four partners are EAD Aerospace, Envoy Aerospace, Etihad Airways Engineering and Lufthansa Technik. The aim of IAMA is to encourage aircraft owners and operators to modify and modernize their fleets with high-quality equipment and rigorous inspections, irrespective of which IAMA m...
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Taiwanese start-up Starlux Airlines aims to receive its air operator’s certificate in the fourth quarter of the year and to launch operations thereafter in January 2020. The carrier tells Flightglobal that it expects to take delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A321, in October. It will have three jets when it launches operations. It has not determined its first destination, although it has said that its network will initially focus on points in Northeast and Southeast Asia. Everythin...
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Lake Aircraft parent Revo says five companies from Europe and the USA have shown "serious interest" in purchasing the light amphibious aircraft manufacturer and are now formally submitting their proposals. Included in the sale are all of Lake's assets, including a spare parts concern, engineering drawings, production and type certificates. The announcement comes six months after a Chinese consortium was forced to withdraw its offer for the Kissimmee, Florida-headquartered company, ...
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A new firm, SkyGrid, will be launched as a collaboration between Boeing and SparkCognition.The new firm will be based in Texas, USA, and will work towards the integration of passenger and cargo air vessels into the global airspace. The system will make use of a number of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, data analytics and blockchain technology to create a more safe and efficient system. The platform will improve upon unmanned aircraft systems  traffic management  and will ...
BLOCKCHAINREPORTER
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Although reassuring, the point on the Dart Flyer website might seem self-explanatory. Perhaps when you are dealing with engineering this weird, however, a little clarification doesn’t hurt.Proposed by designers at Ray Research for a Boeing-sponsored competition, the Dart Flyer is described as a single person tail sitter vertical take-off and landing aircraft. A pilot would slide into the thin tube on top of the four large rotors. After reaching sufficient height, the craft would turn horiz...
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Honda Aircraft has begun deliveries of the HA-420 HondaJet Elite, with an initial example of the upgraded entry-level business jet – carrying the registration N-112HM – handed over on 3 August to an unnamed US customer. The Elite was unveiled in May as the first major revamp to the HondaJet since the type entered service in late 2015. The $5.25 million aircraft has a host of new features, including an auxiliary fuel tank that increases range by 230nm (425km) to 1,440nm, and a quieter...
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EVENTS

ESA Workshop on Aerospace
ESA WORKSHOP ON AEROSPACE
May 20-22, 2019
The aerospace industry is under the continuous pressure due to an increasing demand for new services and technologies,  higher integration level of electronics and reducing overall mass and volume of systems. New technologies and trends are calling for new approaches and methods to achieve comp...

Space Tech Expo
SPACE TECH EXPO
May 21-22, 2019
Space Tech Expo & Conference is America's engineering meeting place for space technology. The event is the leading showcase of space-related technologies and innovations from systems and sub-systems, components, testing and manufacturing technologies for civil, military and commercial space ...