Boeing Australia tests engines on the 1st Loyal Wingman aircraft

Boeing Australia has tested the engine of its Loyal Wingman project (the 1st Australian military aircraft made in 50 years), in preparation for ground testing and its 1st flight. The unmanned military aircraft is to take off later on this year. Dr Shane Arnott, the director of the Loyal Wingman project, has announced: “This engine […]


TrueNoord lessor buys 2 Embraers from Azul

TrueNoord (a regional aircraft lessor headquartered in Amsterdam), has bought 2 Embraer E195s which were on lease from Azul Brazilian Airlines (a Brazilian airline) to Portugalia (a Portugese regional carrier that is a subsidiary of TAP Portugal). The acquisition of the aircraft was financed by some very impressive companies, including Soc Gen and the Royal […]

The 1st all-electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan has flown

On Thursday, the 1st electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan made its maiden flight. It is powered by one 750 hp (horsepower) Magni500 all-electric propulsion system. The engine was created and designed by Magnix and AeroTec and, according to them, the plane is the largest aircraft to have an all-electric propulsion system. The 2 companies intend […]

Are planes finished ?

Because of pollution and the intriguing subject of climate change, planes are in the bad books of many governments from all around the world. It is indeed a very worrying thought to imagine a world without planes. If there is a need for a more environment friendly transport system, you can be sure that poor […]