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NEWS Feb 29, 2024 CycloTech Raises €20 Million in Funding for its Innovative Aviation Propulsion System Austrian aviation technology company CycloTech recently secured €20 million ($21.6 million) in financing to develop its flight propulsion technology. The investment was announced on February 28, only a few weeks after the company announced plans to raise funding. Read More →
NEWS Feb 29, 2024 Ukraine Shoots Down $774 Million Worth of Russian Military Aircraft in Ten Days Ukraine's military claimed to have shot down $774 million worth of Russian aircraft, representing ten planes, in the past ten days alone. The claims come amid shortages of weapons in Ukraine due to delayed deliveries from the West. Ukrainian pilots are set to deploy American-made F-16 fighter jets later this year. However, Ukraine has shown the capability to perform better than Russia on the battlefield with its existing surface-to-air, Western-made weapons. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Military Planes From Four Countries Drop Humanitarian Aid on War-Torn Gaza Strip Amid the ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip, various air forces participated in a joint effort to drop aid parcels by parachute along Gaza's coast. According to the Kingdom of Jordan, this operation was a direct effort to help needy people. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 World's First Intercity Air Taxi Flight Travels From Shenzhen to Zhuhai, Operated by AutoFlight German-Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) startup AutoFlight completed the world's first electric air taxi demonstration flight between two cities. The flight went from Shenzhen to Zhuhai in China's Guangdong province on February 27. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 Supernal Takes Off With eVTOL Ambitions as S-A2 and Partnerships Forge Path in Urban Air Mobility Supernal, the Hyundai Motor Company subsidiary focusing on advanced air mobility (AAM), is making significant progress towards introducing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. At an innovation summit in Las Vegas in January, the company unveiled its product, the S-A2 aircraft. Supernal also announced deals with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) at the Singapore Airshow this month. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Russia Loses Ninth Military Aircraft in One Week After Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet Ukraine shot down a second Russian Bariev A-50 military aircraft on February 23, according to Ukrainian Air Force sources. A video posted on the social media platform Telegram by Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk shows an explosion in the night sky. The explosion appears to be a Ukrainian missile striking the early warning and control aircraft over Russian territory between Rostov-on-Don and the Krasnodar region. The aircraft impacted the ground near the city of Yeysk. Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 Cosmic Aerospace Raises $4.5 Million in Funding to Develop Electric Aircraft Cosmic Aerospace, a startup developing an electric aircraft, raised $4.5 million in funding earlier this month. The company is currently working on the aircraft's design after building and successfully testing its engine. Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 VietJet Purchases 20 Airbus A330neos at Singapore Airshow in First-Ever Widebody Order VietJet and Airbus have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to purchase 20 A330-900neos. The announcement was made on February 22 at a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace event. The new aircraft will replace the current fleet of leased A330-300s, with the deal being VietJet's first-ever purchase of wide-body aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Thai Airways Grows Fleet With Airbus A350-900, Boeing 787-9, and A321neo Leases Thai Airways has made multiple major announcements at the 2024 Singapore Airshow, including a large Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner order on February 20. Thailand's flag carrier is committed to growing and modernizing its fleet. Thai Airways has agreed to acquire four Airbus A350-900s, three Boeing 787-9s, and ten Airbus A321neos from aircraft leasing company AerCap. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Starlux Airlines Orders Three Airbus A330neos and Five A350Fs at Singapore Airshow Starlux Airlines ordered three Airbus A330neo planes and five A350F freighters at the Singapore Airshow on February 21. The Taiwanese carrier aims to expand its fleet and route network after commencing operations in January 2020. Read More →