Lyte Aviation LA-44 SkyBus – 40-seat convertible aircraft for regional lines

British startup Lyte Aviation has received a pre-order for 10 LA-44 SkyBus convertibles from Indian airline Vman Aviation Services. The order is worth €400 million, Vertical. Unlike small two- to four-seater VTOL aerotaxi, Lyte Aviation LA-44 SkyBus is really more like a regional bus: 40 passengers, 2 pilots plus 2 ... Read more

H2FLY has tested the first airplane running on liquid hydrogen

The German company H2FLY has tested its HY4 electric hydrogen plane in Slovenia. This is not the first flight of the HY4, but it is the first time that it runs on liquid hydrogen instead of gaseous hydrogen. Tests have shown a potential increase in the range of liquid hydrogen ... Read more

Ryanair may launch flights from Ukraine by the end of 2023.

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary spoke about the possibility of partial resumption of air traffic with Ukraine in an interview to Interfax-Ukraine. “We are considering two plans: one – when the war ends and everything opens up in one or two days. And the second, the most likely, that we can ... Read more

The world’s first electric airline Ecojet will be launched in Great Britain. But there is one nuance

British businessman Dale Vince, who has been involved in clean energy for many years and owns the company Ecotricity, which builds and maintains wind farms and solar parks, is launching an environmentally friendly electric airline, Ecojet, writes The Guardian. But there is one important nuance. For the first years, the ... Read more

The Airbus A400M Atlas transport plane of the Royal Air Force made a record 22-hour flight

A Royal Air Force Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft made an unprecedented 22-hour flight from RAF Bryce Norton in Great Britain to Guam (Pacific Ocean). This is reported by Militarnyi with reference to RAF press office. The Airbus A400M Atlas with flight number ZM420 took off from Bryce Norton Air ... Read more

Electric flying taxis are planned to be launched in the Paris region

A small fleet of electric flying taxis is planned to be launched in the Paris region. They can do this on several routes when the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held here next summer. Associated Press writes about it. If China’s aviation regulators do not overtake Paris in ... Read more

Nova Poshta Supernova Airlines made its first flight

The airline Supernova Airlines, which is part of the Nova Poshta group of companies, performed the first flight on the route Riga- Rzeszow-Riga. This was reported by the press service of Nova Poshta. The plane delivered 7 tons of international parcels of Nova Poshta customers from Riga International Airport to ... Read more

The Roc aircraft has completed an exceptional test and is preparing for hypersonic flights

California-based aerospace company Stratolaunch has announced the latest successful test of its Roc aircraft, which launched a test version of the Talon-A hypersonic aircraft in flight. This is reported by Gizmodo. During the test, the Roc flew off the coast of California over Vandenberg Air Force Base’s West Range and ... Read more

A YouTuber who deliberately crashed a plane for views faces 20 years in prison

Remember YouTuber and former Olympic snowboarder Trevor Jacob, who deliberately crashed a plane for a cool video? Well, it looks like this internet genius might end up behind bars. And for a long time, reports The Guardian. The story began back in December 2021, when Trevor Jacob posted a video ... Read more

Eurocontrol predicts restrictions on flights over Ukraine until 2029? In fact, no one knows for sure

The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation presented a spring update for its 7-year forecast for the development of air transport in Europe in the post-pandemic period. The study was first published last August and aims to forecast the development of the air transport industry between 2023 and ... Read more

An-2 “Kukurudznyk” appeared in Microsoft Flight Simulator

On March 21, 2023, another Ukrainian aircraft appeared in the game Microsoft Flight Simulator – An-2 “Kukurudznyk”. An-2 “Kukurudznyk” is the largest single-engine biplane in the world. Its development began on May 31, 1946, and now this day is considered the birthday of the O.K. Antonov Design Bureau. The aircraft ... Read more

The Armed Forces of Ukraine may already be using JDAM high-precision guided bombs

The publication The Drive / The War Zone writes about the possible use of high-precision JDAM guided bombs by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine citing the American military. At the same time, we are talking about JDAM-ER kits, that is, with an increased range of up ... Read more

Two pilots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in the USA in order to show the level of knowledge and skills of Ukrainian aviators

According to the spokesman of the Air Force of Ukraine Yurii Ihnat, quoted by Voice of America, two experienced pilots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine communicate with American specialists to investigate the level of knowledge and skills of Ukrainian military personnel who may be potentially involved in future training ... Read more

An-225 Mriya appeared in Microsoft Flight Simulator

As we wrote before, yesterday, February 27, 2023, on the anniversary of the destruction of the An-225 Mriya aircraft, its virtual copy appeared in Microsoft Flight Simulator as a paid add-on from the Famous Flyer series. The cost of the virtual An-225 Mriya in the Microsoft Flight Simulator store for ... Read more

Belarusian partisans damage russian A-50 AWACS aircraft

On February 26, 2023, a Russian A-50 AWACS aircraft was damaged at Minsk’s military airfield near Minsk, according to Reuters and Militarnyi with reference to the opposition Belarusian channels Belarusian Hajun and BYPOL. Belarusian sources mentioned the use of two UAVs, which were controlled from the territory of Belarus. Operators ... Read more

Another unidentified flying object was shot down. This time by the F-16

Either China has launched too many spy balloons, or it really is aliens. US Air Force shot down another unidentified flying object on February 12, 2023 over Lake Huron on the US-Canada border near Detroit and Toronto. This time, an F-16 fighter jet flew to intercept, as the object was ... Read more

F-22 fighter jet shot down another unidentified flying object. Now over Canada

The hunt for UFOs in North America continues. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Twitter about another confirmed takedown by the F-22 fighter jet of the US Air Force. I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. @NORADCommand shot down the object over the ... Read more

The US military shot down another unidentified flying object over Alaska

Fighter jet F-22 of the United States Air Force shot down another unidentified flying object over Alaska. It was reported by the Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the US National Security Council Rear Admiral John Kirby. It happened just a week after the United States Air Force destroyed a Chinese ... Read more

The US Air Force shot down a Chinese spy balloon. China is outraged

The F-22 fighter jet using an AIM-9X air-to-air missile destroyed Chinese spy balloon off the coast of Southern California, reported Reuters citing US officials. The high-altitude balloon was shot down about 11 km off the US coast in the Atlantic Ocean over relatively shallow water (up to 14 m deep). ... Read more

On the anniversary of the destruction of “Mriya”, a virtual An-225 will take off in Microsoft Flight Simulator

It became known that the next aircraft in the Famous Flyer series for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be the Ukrainian An-225 “Mriya”. The world’s largest plane will appear in the game on February 27, 2023, the anniversary of destruction of the real Mriya. It is known that the studio iniBuilds ... Read more

Ryanair hires Ukrainian staff and hopes to return immediately after the end of the war

Ryanair is hiring a considerable number of Ukrainian pilots and cabin crew to be ready to return to Ukraine when the war ends, said Chief Executive Michael O’Leary, according to Reuters. “We are very committed to returning to Ukraine as soon as it is safe to do so,” said Mr. ... Read more

Boeing will build a demonstrator of the next-generation aircraft for NASA

Boeing received the order for the construction of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) aircraft demonstrator from NASA. It is a new passenger aircraft configuration that is expected to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 30% compared to the most efficient aircraft of today. Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) is a ... Read more

The world’s largest aircraft Stratolaunch Roc made its ninth test flight

The world’s largest Scaled Composites Model 351 Stratolaunch aircraft, better known as the Stratolaunch Roc, has made another, already the ninth test flight, during which it set several records. The flight lasted 6 hours and Stratolaunch Roc flew for the first time outside the Mojave Desert, California. During the flight, ... Read more

Massive failure of the US NOTAM system, all domestic flights suspended

In the United States, there was a large-scale failure of the NOTAM system, which is responsible for warning pilots about possible dangers along the route or location that may affect flight safety. This is reported by Reuters. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered all airlines to suspend domestic flights ... Read more

Baykar Bayraktar Kızılelma UAV made its first flight

As expected, shortly after it first took off the ground unmanned fighter Baykar Bayraktar Kızılelma made its first full flight. As before, this news was published by Baykar technical director Selçuk Bayraktar. “First flight day of Bayraktar #KIZILELMA… ✈️🍎🚀 With this flight, our country opened the door to a new ... Read more