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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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EmbraerX launches concept for electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft

Embraer organization EmbraerX has unveiled its first electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

The eVTOL concept represents an aircraft with the aim to serve passengers in an urban environment. Its design was driven by safety, passenger experience, affordability and a very low footprint for the community in regard to noise and emissions.

Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, president and CEO of Embraer, said, “We have excelled in our near 50-year journey by introducing innovations into the aviation industry and delivering true value to customers.

“We are relentless in our quest for constant growth and through EmbraerX we will drive disruptive innovation and accelerate the creation of new businesses with the potential for exponential growth. Urban mobility is ripe for transformation and we are committed to having a major role in this key market.”

EmbraerX is engaged in several projects, including the development of eVTOL concepts with Uber and other companies to explore business opportunities within the Uber Elevate ecosystem.

Antonio Campello, president and CEO of EmbraerX, added, “We are developing solutions to bring on-demand air transportation to urban areas to improve quality of life for millions of people. Our collaboration with key stakeholders will accelerate the arrival of this new ecosystem.

“This is one example of how EmbraerX is committed to exploring a range of disruptive products and services that could revolutionize the business of air transportation.”

May 14, 2018

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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