Charles Alcock
Managing Editor

Charles Alcock is a senior editor with AIN, having rejoined the company in 2019. He has been an aviation journalist since 1986, and previously worked for AIN from 1990 to 2017, most recently as editor-in-chief. His main focus is on covering new aviation technology and business models, as well as international news.

Having been raised in the London area, Alcock studied at Manchester University in the northwest of England and earned an honors degree in Politics and Modern History. He speaks English and French, and some German.

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EASA Issues Updated Volcanic Ash Airspace Safety Bulletin

Flights have yet to be disrupted by Monday's volcanic eruption in Iceland
EASA volcanic ash bulletin

JSX Plans To Add 300+ Hybrid-electric Aircraft to Fleet

Operator currently flies 48 Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets
Aura Aero's ERA hybrid-electric regional airliner

European Aviation Security Experts Join Forces

The security consultants support commercial and private aviation clients
Eco protestors at the EBACE 2023 show
Regulations and Government

EASA Appoints ATM Leader as New Executive Director

EASA's executive director is the direct counterpart to the FAA Administrator
Florian Guillermet has been selected as the next executive director of EASA

Luxaviation Accelerates Decarbonization with 'Go-to-Zero' Fund

The aircraft operator says it now aims to achieve net-zero carbon by 2030
Luxaviation operates private aircraft
Maintenance and Modifications

Bermuda Approves TAG Aviation To Maintain Business Jets

The company is seeing growing demand for support from Asian customers
Phil Balmer, TAG Aviation director of maintenance and Vincent Picard, maintenance manager
Charter & Fractional

Tradewind Adds Two More PC-12s to Charter Fleet

The company provides private flights and shared charter services
Tradewind Aviation Pilatus PC-12 NGX aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Flexjet's Simulation with Eve Paves Way For eVTOL Services

Helicopter flights were used to assess how eVTOL aircraft might be operated
Eve's four-passenger eVTOL aircraft is expected to compete type certification in 2026.
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Guernsey's 2-Reg Aircraft Registry Marks 10th Anniversary

Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency and part of the Channel Islands
A private jet registered in Guernsey

Business Aviation Braces for Brussels Eco-protests

This week, a private jet was damaged by paint at Tires Airport in Portugal
Climáxon protest at Tires Airport in Portugal

Europe's Free Route Airspace Opens Up Direct Routes

Free route airspace expansion has been implemented by control centers in Maastricht and Karlsruhe
Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control and the DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung’s Upper Area Control Center

EcoPulse Demonstrator Makes First Hybrid-electric Flight

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

Impatient eVTOL Start-ups May Have To Embrace Crawl-Walk-Run

Type certification remains an uphill task, as does building the advanced air mobility ecosystem
EHang's EH216-S eVTOL aircraft

Early Winter Snow Stops Flights at Munich Airport

All flights into Munich were canceled on December 2 due to snowstorm
Cessna Citation aircraft trapped in snow at Munich International Airport
Charter & Fractional

Air Charter Association Announces Excellence Awards

Winners from across the industry were honored at an event in Brighton
Air Charter Association 2023 Excellence award winners

Rolls-Royce To Exit Electrical Propulsion Business

The aircraft engine maker is looking for buyers for its Electrical division
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL prototype aircraft in untethered remotely piloted flight tests.

Virgin's SAF Transatlantic Flight is COP28 Prelude

The air transport industry aims to demonstrate SAF's potential as political skepticism surrounds UN gathering in the UAE
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 flew from London to New York on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel

Brazil's Omni Will Add Three AW189 Helicopters to Fleet

Omni Helicopter International is mainly active in South America's offshore oil and gas sector
Omni Helicopter International operates Leonardo AW189s

Konner Appoints Distributor for Ultralight Helicopters

The Italian company is displaying its K-1 and K-2 models at this week's European Rotors show
Konner's K1-S19 light helicopter

Azul Plans To Electrify Caravan Fleet with Surf Air

Brazilian airline seeks to convert 27 Cessna Caravans to electric power
Surf Air Mobility intends to convert Cessna Caravan aircraft to electric propulsion
Charter & Fractional

Abu Dhabi Investors Acquire Charter Platform Fly Victor

Aviation Investment Group has bought all outstanding shares from founder and chairman Clive Jackson
Fly Victor founder and former chairman Clive Jackson
Charter & Fractional

Charter Group KlasJet Cleared To Operate in Canada

The Lithuania-based company is part of the Avia Solutions Group
KlasJet Boeing 737 aircraft
Training and Workforce

Central Flying Service To Run Arkansas Aviation Academy

The new flight training center is a partnership with the University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas flight training academy uses Tecnam aircraft

Airbus Lands More Orders For A350 Airliners

Emirates Airlines will add 15 more of the long-haul widebody jets to its fleet
Emirates Airline's Airbus A350-900 aircraft

Spanish Airline Commits To Operating Electric Aircraft

The regional airline will buy 10 electric propulsion conversion kits
Air Nostrum and Dovetail Electric Aviation
Training and Workforce

Flydubai and CAE To Establish Flight Training Center

The new facility expected to open in January 2025
Flydubai's new flight training cente

Farnborough Airport Seeks Approval for Traffic Growth

The business aviation airport wants to increase its annual flight limit from 50,000 to 70,000
Farnborough Airport in the UK

Middle East Dealer Orders 10 Lilium Jet eVTOLs

ArcosJet will market the four-passenger Pioneer Edition to private buyers
Lilium Jet Pioneer Edition eVTOL aircraft

KPMG Report: Aviation Struggling To Decarbonize

Governments need to give stronger incentives to increase sustainable aviation fuel production
Air bp refuels a business jet

Archer Stakes Claim to eVTOL Markets in UAE and India

The four-passenger Midnight aircraft is on display at the Dubai Airshow
Archer signs a sales agreement with InterGlobe for its Midnight eVTOL aircraft