General aviation http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Textron Aviation receives order from Turkish Aerospace Industries http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/general-aviation/textron-aviation-receives-order-from-turkish-aerospace-industries <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The aircraft will be fitted with special flight inspection calibration equipment and used by the DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority) in Turkey to inspect regional airport navigation aids. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“Textron Aviation is honoured to, once again, be selected as the aircraft of choice for the critical mission of ensuring the integrity of the airways that constitute the national airspace of Turkey,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation. “The Longitude and Latitude continue the long legacy of Cessna Citation flight inspection aircraft in service by the DHMI, while providing additional capability and performance for its missions.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-17T12:00:00Z">Tue, 17/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Textron Aviation has received an order from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) for one special mission Cessna Citation Longitude and two special mission Cessna Citation Latitude jets. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/5/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-wv2-ygs5ecgfm90b7ez-eqmkg7whlfumplardjeao00" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-wV2-YGs5ecGfm90B7ez_EqMKG7WHlfUmPlaRDjEAo00" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Cessna%2520Citation%2520Latitude.jpg" width="1800" height="1200" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 17 May 2022 09:25:55 +0000 eNethersole 65003 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Cirrus South Africa deal for Alsim SR20 simulator http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/general-aviation/cirrus-south-africa-deal-for-alsim-sr20-simulator <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The ALSR20 is the brand-new simulator manufactured by Alsim and is the exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">This Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 5 is specifically designed for PPL and IR training needs. It reproduces the Cirrus SR20 specific interior cockpit and flight deck and comes along with a Garmin GDU 1050A and GFC 700 Autopilot. The ALSR20 is equipped with a Garmin GMA 350C all digital Audio Panel and a Garmin GCU 479. The device can also simulate the Cirrus airframe parachute system (CAPS).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Cirrus South Africa is an approved Cirrus Platinum Partner which guides customers through purchase of the Cirrus SLR20 and then training and maintenance of the aircraft at the Lanseria base.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Cirrus South Africa’s Tony Forbes said: “The reliability and the quality of the product as well as the impressive in-house support structure were the key factors for our decision to buy from ALSIM”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-11T12:00:00Z">Wed, 11/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">An Alsim ALSR20 simulator &nbsp;will be heading to Cirrus South Africa, based at Lanseria, following a deal done at this week’s Aero Friedrichshafen general aviation show in Germany</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/training" hreflang="en">Training</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/5/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-r2rqinwue8dse-igjsidhi2x-7evh6mlkzbn0f3hhke" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-R2rqInwUE8dse_iGJSiDhI2x_7EVh6MlKzBn0f3hHKE" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/als-alsr20-cockpit.jpg" width="1690" height="989" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 11 May 2022 08:37:08 +0000 aPeaford 64964 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Islands cast drones to hook the fishing cheats http://www.timesaerospace.aero/features/general-aviation/islands-cast-drones-to-hook-the-fishing-cheats <article class="flow post"> <header class="post-header grid twelve"> <span class="post-category" > <a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></span> <time class="post-date" > 03 May 2022</time> <h1> Islands cast drones to hook the fishing cheats </h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/DJI%20Mavic%20wikimedia%20copy.jpg" width="960" height="720" alt="DJI Mavic Enterprise drone" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>Drone operations are now under way in the Seychelles helping to clamp down on illegal fishing activities.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>Africa is fast becoming a laboratory for the novel use of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs). Already, drones, are being used to drop vital medical supplies in several African nations where surface transport infrastructure is poor, or to track endangered wildlife.</p> <p>Now, the Seychelles is using the vehicles in the Indian Ocean to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU)&nbsp;in the archipelago’s huge 1.4 million sqkm exclusive economic zone (EEZ).</p> <p>Declining fish stocks have been a problem for the islands’ fishermen for decades. The size of the nation’s EEZ and its limited resources of just a few coastguard vessels and patrol aircraft mean that it has been a struggle to clamp down on IUU.</p> <p>In mid-2021, the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) bought two DJI Mavic Enterprise drones for the modest cost of less than SCR100,000 ($7,000) to provide additional surveillance of the islands’ waters.</p> <p>The small UAVs have several advantages. They are easy to move, can be deployed quickly, and increase the reach and coverage of surveillance activities.</p> <p>Johnny Louys, manager of the SFA’s monitoring, control and surveillance section, said: “Up to now, most deployments have been from land, as our staff have not been trained yet on at-sea deployment.” His officers have been coached by the country’s air arm.</p> <p>It had initially been hoped to have the drones operational by late 2020, but importation of the aircraft was delayed due to the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which also affected training schedules.</p> <p>“Given that most of the programme has been slow due to Covid delays, it is premature to measure the impact the drones have had,” said Louys. “We have, however, increased the amount of intelligence collected, which has ultimately informed our risk assessment process for deployment planning, with minimum cost. Some intel is also shared with other agencies as necessary,” he concluded.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/alan-dron.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Alan Dron" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en">Alan Dron</a> </h3> <p > Alan Dron is air transport editor at Arabian Aerospace for which he has written since its launch. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end of 2021, which made Bestfly the first local operator to introduce the AW169 in the African market.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This latest AW139 contract potentially paves the way for further sustainable growth of the operator’s rotorcraft fleet in the region. Bestfly’s fleet of helicopters is expected to consist of seven Leonardo aircraft by the end of 2022, and with a total fleet of 30 aircraft.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bestfly’s AW139 and AW169 helicopters are intended to conduct onshore and offshore passenger and equipment transport in the energy mining and tourism industries in Angola by leveraging latest technology and navigation/mission avionics, latest certification and safety standards, outstanding performance, the largest cabin in their respective categories and a modern maintenance approach.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This latest order provides further evidence of the potential in the African energy market for Leonardo’s latest generation helicopter models. The African Oil&amp;Gas market is showing promising signs, considering reserves, and the opportunities for new projects. With over 200 units, the helicopter fleet comprises types from various OEMs supporting the energy industry in Africa which is one of the biggest in the world.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Over the last eight years, Leonardo has been the only manufacturer able to expand its presence in the African offshore market, almost doubling the number of aircraft thanks to the AW Family range of models (the AW139, AW189 and, more recently, the AW169) which deliver greater versatility and performance and higher safety standards.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">With over 60% of the existing offshore helicopter fleet still made of old design types, Leonardo’s state-of-the-art helicopters are well positioned to meet fleet replacement and modernisation programmes among operators in the region.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The AW139 has logged orders for over 1,250 units from more than 290 customers in over 80 countries logging in excess of 3 million flight hours to date, and it’s the benchmark platform in the energy industry today. The AW139 delivers outstanding capabilities, technology and safety to meet stringent.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Requirements from operators for tasks in harsh conditions to maximise effectiveness. The type features stateof-the-art avionics with advanced navigation and collision avoidance systems to enhance situational awareness and reduce pilots’ workload, unmatched speed, power margins and overall performance, the widest cabin in its category featuring high modularity for rapid reconfiguration, a unique 60+ min run-dry&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">capable main gear box for enhanced reliability and safety and up to 1,000 certified kits.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-11T12:00:00Z">Mon, 11/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/5/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-r-hb2pyvktarhyhrs1nvlggo3lqsilr5zfsrqpojic4" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-R_Hb2pyvKtArHyHrS1NvLGGo3LqsILR5ZfSrQpOjIc4" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/74481_O.jpg" width="1080" height="608" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 14:36:05 +0000 eNethersole 64801 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero AJW Group named as Honeywell’s Global Channel Partner of the Year http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/ajw-group-named-as-honeywells-global-channel-partner-of-the-year <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Channel Partner of the Year Awards recognises Honeywell’s most trusted partners for their&nbsp; achievements following the past two years of unprecedented challenges in the history of aviation. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">AJW Group, which has offices in Dubai, has been named as the coveted Honeywell Global Channel Partner of the year. The successful award nomination cited AJW’s incredible performance versus Honeywell’s AOP (Annual Operating Plan) as well as AJW’s contributions to the A320 family / A330NEO and B737 MAX ADIRU distribution and B787 new product programmes.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The global sole distribution agreements include AJW holding distribution inventory at their global facilities to meet the needs of worldwide A320 family, A330NEO, Boeing 737 MAX and 787 operators and complements the extensive inventory of Airbus and Boeing parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul services that allow AJW to deliver complete support solutions to customers. Customers benefit from AJW’s expertise in flexible, end-to-end supply chain logistics, with the ability to provide exchanges and additional solutions for AOG and IOR level support. In addition, AJW Technique, AJW Group’s maintenance hub and an authorised repair facility for multiple Honeywell products, is lining up for capability extension to offer complete support on the ADIRU platforms. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Conrad Vandersluis, SVP Strategic Material &amp; Asset Management, AJW Group, said:&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We are honoured to be awarded Honeywell’s Global Channel Partner of the Year, especially in a year full of celebrations at AJW as the Group celebrates 90 years of transforming aviation efficiency and AJW Technique reaches the 10-year milestone of offering first class MRO solutions. We look forward to the continuation of our long-standing relationship with Honeywell and offering world-class service to operators worldwide.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-11T12:00:00Z">Mon, 11/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">AJW Group, an aircraft component parts, repair and supply chain solutions provider, has been recognised as Honeywell’s Global Channel Partner of the Year.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" 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<p>Plus, there's plenty of topics, throughout all of the sectors to catch up on.</p> <h4><a href="https://www.timesaerospace.aero/sites/aerospace/times/files/magazines/2022/african-aerospace-vol-10-issue-2/index-h5.html#page=1">Click here to view</a></h4> <p><a href="https://www.timesaerospace.aero/magazines">Subscribe</a> to receive future copies FOR FREE.</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-08T12:00:00Z">Fri, 08/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p>The NEW ISSUE of African Aerospace is out now!</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p>The NEW ISSUE of African Aerospace is out now!</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Author</div> <div> <div><a href="/node/140" hreflang="en">Alan Peaford MBE</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" 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src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/VoloPort%20atop%20urban%20building%20with%20VoloCity%20and%20VoloConnect%20copy.jpg" width="1154" height="720" alt="VTOL craft" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>Neom, the huge new city being built on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, has created a joint venture with Germany’s Volocopter to provide air transport for the conurbation.</p> </div> <p>Neom and Volocopter have agreed an order for 10 two-seater VoloCity passenger vehicles and five VoloDrone cargo vehicles, with the aim of creating an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) ecosystem for logistics, tourism and emergency response.</p> <p>Neom’s transport system will be designed to move people and goods without extensive surface infrastructure, preserving the natural environment.</p> <p>The eVTOL system will start operating within the next two to three years and connect Neom’s main urban development, ‘The Line’, with the Oxagon industrial city and other regional destinations.</p> <p>“The initial plan is to have fixed routes, implying there will be vertiports from which the aircraft will take off and land,” said a VoloCopter spokeswoman. “It has not yet been decided whether the VoloCity fleet will be crewed, remotely piloted, or autonomous. This will likely evolve over time as the city is designed and prepared for operation in 2025.”</p> <p>The vehicles will fly too low to be tracked by conventional air traffic radar. To allow safe operation and to keep clear of each other, they will use the company’s VoloIQ system, which will include air operation control, to avoid other aircraft and change routes when necessary. It is not yet known how large the eventual fleet will be.</p> <p>“Neom’s urban mobility system is centred around humans, and the idea is to not use cars, but to have all necessary facilities within walking distance, and other shared mobility for further travel,” said the spokeswoman.</p> <p>“Our VoloCity and VoloDrone will transport passengers and goods within and around Neom. The joint venture will first trial the integration of vertical mobility with other types of public transportation, while testing ideal flight routes using the initial fleet. The future fleet will need to be discussed once integration and operational planning begins.”</p> <p>&nbsp;The new city will implement what it describes as the first truly sustainable and seamlessly connected transport system powered by 100% renewable energy, with zero-emission vehicles.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/alan-dron.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Alan Dron" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en">Alan Dron</a> </h3> <p > Alan Dron is air transport editor at Arabian Aerospace for which he has written since its launch. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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More than 4,200 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines, equivalent to over 1 billion doses, have been moved to over 80 destinations on over 2,000 Emirates flights. Close to two-thirds of the 1 billion doses were transported to developing countries.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, said: "From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo has been focused on supporting global communities in their recovery from the devastating effects of the virus and we have prioritised assistance to developing countries. The strategic location of our Dubai hub combined with the strengths of our modern fleet of widebody aircraft, our purpose built facilities and capabilities in moving temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals allowed us to transport COVID-19 vaccines securely, reliably and rapidly from one corner of the globe to another. Ahead of World Health Day, we’re incredibly proud of our global Emirates SkyCargo team who have pulled out all stops during the pandemic to keep supply chains for essential goods like vaccines up and running. "</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-04-04T12:00:00Z">Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Emirates SkyCargo has transported more than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines on its aircraft. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/5/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-mvoxmlqfqkwx7az2pq1tkl5sohefap91x28f2ieqrja" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-MvOxMlQfqkwX7aZ2Pq1Tkl5sohEFaP91x28f2IEQrjA" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-04/Emirates-SkyCargo-has-introduced-Emirates-Fresh-a-three-tiered-product-to-help-maintain-freshness-of-the-food-items-during-transportation-by-air.jpg" width="1000" height="600" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 04 Apr 2022 14:09:46 +0000 eNethersole 64770 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Gözen Holding to purchase or lease VX4 eVTOL aircraft from Avolon http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/general-aviation/gozen-holding-to-purchase-or-lease-vx4-evtol-aircraft-from-avolon <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Avolon has now placed its entire 500 VX4 eVTOL aircraft orderbook, with the orderbook being oversubscribed by 50 options.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">As part of the agreement, Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with Gözen Holding to commercialise zero-emissions eVTOL travel and develop an industry leading urban air mobility (‘UAM’) platform in Turkey. Avolon and Gözen Holding (one of Turkey’s leading aviation conglomerates) will collaborate in a Working Group to identify and target local partners, research potential market opportunities, as well as infrastructure and certification requirements for UAM. The partnership will allow Avolon to leverage Gözen Holding’s expertise in airline operations, pilot training, airport handling and security, airline representation as well as digital platforms, while Gözen Holding will benefit from Avolon’s deep industry expertise and global platform of UAM Working Groups, which are active in Brazil (with GOL), Greenland (with Air Greenland), Japan (with Japan Airlines) and Southeast Asia (with AirAsia).</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Dómhnal Slattery, CEO of Avolon commented: “Today marks an important milestone on our eVTOL journey, as we have now fully placed our VX4 orderbook with some of the leading international airlines and aviation companies all over the world. The opportunities to deploy the VX4 are enormous and, as is evident with our placement progress to date, zero emissions eVTOL air travel will reshape the short-haul travel market. Our partnership with Gözen Holding will create a pioneer in UAM in Turkey, bringing sustainable air travel to the region.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The strong demand for our VX4 orderbook and for zero emissions travel, confirms our view that demand for eVTOL aircraft would always outstrip supply. As a result, we will continue working with other partners that want to purchase or lease the VX4 in order to fully size the potential market and demand for this aircraft.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">M</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">ekin Gözen, CEO of Gözen Holding, commented: “We are delighted to announce our partnership and VX4 order with Avolon. As an integral part of the Turkish aviation industry, we feel it is incumbent upon us to be at the forefront of the sustainability movement and that is why we identified Avolon, and Vertical’s VX4, as the zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft that will revolutionise air travel. With over 15 million people living in Istanbul, the city is consistently faced with congestion which hinders both the cities’ development and attractiveness as a tourist and business location. We strongly believe that the deployment of the VX4 will dramatically reshape Istanbul and the rest of Turkey. Our partnership with Avolon will see us create an eVTOL ecosystem in the country and is the first step in delivering sustainable air travel to the region, position it as a global leader.”</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Stephen Fitzpatrick, Founder and CEO of Vertical commented: “We are delighted that Turkey has been added to the global destinations where the VX4 will fly. We look forward to welcoming Gözen into the Vertical family and continue to celebrate our growing partnership with Avolon."</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-03-29T12:00:00Z">Tue, 29/03/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Aircraft leasing company Avolon has announced that Gözen Holding has committed to purchase or lease up to 50 VX4 eVTOL aircraft from Avolon. The option to purchase or lease up to 50 additional aircraft. </span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/5/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-7ru9conwup3pzgn7sojda-p1qwluptdiuadhybuswbe" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-7rU9ConWUP3pZgn7SOJdA-p1qWLUPtdIuAdhYBuswBE" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/general-aviation" hreflang="en">General aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-03/Cappadocia%20Image.jpg" width="3840" height="2160" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 29 Mar 2022 11:00:47 +0000 eNethersole 64734 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero