News and issues relating to the aerospace industry that are related to the science, engineering and business of flight in space involving civil, industrial and military applications, and similar topics related to flight in the atmosphere of the Earth that are not covered more directly by other AINonline subject channels. In other words, both astronautical and aeronautical subjects, except for those aeronautical topics that are specifically covered elsewhere on this website.

Regulations and Government

House Passes FAA Reauthorization Extension

Temporary funding delays the decision on five-year FAA reauthorization
Ed Bolen (Photo: NBAA)
Regulations and Government

NBAA Praises Advancement of Guillermet To Lead EASA

Formal appointment expected by EU Parliament in mid-February
Florian Guillermet EASA

GE Now Counts 10 Engines Tested on 100% SAF

Engines power a range of commercial, military, and business aviation aircraft
GE Passport engine being tested on 100 percent SAF

U.S. Treasury Issues New SAF Tax Credit Guidance

The guidance expands the range of fuels eligible for tax subsidies
saf tanker

GAO: ‘Mixed Progress’ for FAA’s NextGen Plan

A new report shows the agency has missed milestones in its ATC modernization plan
Air traffic control tower cab

Boeing Adds 'Insights' to Cascade Climate Impact Modeling Tool

Cascade update adds user-friendly features to improve accessibility
People observe a demonstration of Boeing's Cascade tool

EcoPulse Demonstrator Makes First Hybrid-electric Flight

The technology demonstrator that flew last week is a converted TBM900 aircraft
EcoPulse in flight
Training and Workforce

People in Aviation

Patrick Shanahan is interim president for Spirit AeroSystems, Alain-Jory Barthe senior v-p of industry for Daher
People in Aviation - December 2023 headshots
Maintenance and Modifications

GPMS Expands in Europe with Léman Aviation Partnership

The partnership aims to introduce Foresight MX, an advanced HUMS, to European operators

TJC Agrees To Buy L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions

The acquisition of L3Harris CAS is set for the first half of 2024

Jefferies: Some Sustainable Aviation Fuels Are Greener Than Others

Report shows the amount of lifecycle CO2 emissions savings can vary greatly
Air Company pilot test SAF production facility in Brooklyn

ICAO Adopts SAF Acceptance Framework at Dubai Event

Third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels served to reinforce industry's decarbonization goals
SAF refueler at airport

Embraer: Now Is Harvest Time

Based on recent investments in product development, the airframer is now reaping the fruits of its labors
Embraer president Francisco Gomes Neto and CFO Carlos Garcia at Embraer Media Day

Honeywell AAM Unit Grows into $10 Billion Business

Honeywell has contracts with AAM companies such as Archer, Lilium, Pipistrel, Supernal, and Vertical Aerospace
Lilium saudi
Training and Workforce

NATA Launches Aviation Mx Apprenticeship Tracking Tool

The tool assists members with developing aviation maintenance technician applicants

Schubeler To Provide Propulsion Systems for Bellwether eVTOLs

Companies have collaborated on Bellwether's Antelope and will work on the Oryx
Bellwether's Oryx eVTOL aircraft

Amid Conflict, Israel Projects Minimal Presence at Dubai

IAI, Rafael and Elbit built exhibits but few representatives appeared
Israel Aerospace Industries at Dubai Airshow
Training and Workforce

Airbus, Mubadala Join Efforts on Aerospace Engineer Internships

Airbus will host a dozen Emirati engineering students at its headquarters in Toulouse, France
Mubadala and Airbus scholarships

Eve To Supply Urban ATM System for Dubai Vertiport Ops

KookieJar has signed an LOI with Eve

ELT Group Increasing UAE Presence

The electromagnetic spectrum management specialist has moved into the space arena
ELT booth Dubai Airshow 2023

Dassault Aviation Marks 50 Years in UAE

Dassault has the Rafale C combat aircraft and 2000LXS business jet on static display
Dassault at Dubai Airshow 2023

Flightwin Adding Applications for Unmanned Rotorcraft Family

The FWH-1500 has completed fire suppression and flood relief missions
Flightwin FWH-1500

Global Tensions Call For Strong Presence, Says U.S. Group

The U.S. Aerospace Industries Association expects about 180 U.S. companies to exhibit in Dubai
Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association

Dallas Company Offers Air Crew Mental Health Services

With the FAA announcing a new pilot mental health initiative, Crewise looks to help
Crewise COO and co-founder Whitney Bohac

Singapore Concludes SAF Pilot Program with Positive Results

The 20-month-long program indicates the airport is ready for SAF
Representatives from CAAS, SIA, Temasek, ExxonMobil, and Neste at the uplifting of blended SAF onto SIA aircraft

A Message from AIN Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Wilson Leach

Airshows remain key events in AIN’s DNA
Dubai Airshow covers 1993

Retrofit Avionics Market Grows Modestly as Forward-fit Sales Skyrocket

The AEA's Q3 2023 Avionics Market Report shows $814 million in sales
Textron avionics install
Regulations and Government

Ethanol Trade Urges New Standard for SAF CO2 Accounting

The group is petitioning for the adoption of another method of assigning tax incentives
Airliner taking off behind SAF tanker
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Interest Rates, Ukraine Contribute to Lull in M&A Activity

High borrowing costs resulting from elevated interest rates hurting cash flow
Pratt & Whitney mechanics inspect PW1100G
Regulations and Government

EPA Orders Hydrofluorocarbon Drawdown

The drawdown includes aircraft parts, manufacturing, and maintenance
tetrafluoroethane 3D balls ( Image: State of Washington Department of Ecology)