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Dassault Falcon Jet selectes Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC)

Teterboro, New Jersey, USA, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Falcon Jet recently selected Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC), allowing the facility to perform line maintenance, AOG support and other services on Falcon 900EX EASy and 2000EX … Read the full press release

STFC: Dark Energy Survey (DES): Dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The most accurate map to date of the structure of dark matter in the universe is being released today, supporting the theory that dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe. For the … Read the full press release

Leonardo: the Italian Ministry of Defence’s OPTSAT-3000 satellite to launch 2 August

The launch is scheduled for Wednesday 2 August from Kourou The whole satellite system is supplied by Leonardo through Telespazio; the prime contractor leading an international group of companies OPTSAT-3000 will guarantee high-resolution images of any part of the globe, … Read the full press release

Luo Gang named CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China

Chinese research to support future Airbus products & services TOULOUSE, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

IAG’s low cost long-haul airline brand LEVEL orders three more A330-200

TOULOUSE, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the recent and hugely successful launch in Barcelona of International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, LEVEL, the Group has selected the A330-200 as its aircraft of choice to further expand operations. LEVEL … Read the full press release

Largest planetarium in India now equipped with ZEISS STARMASTER VELVET hybrid planetarium technology

Largest planetarium in India continues its educational work using ZEISS technology JENA, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following an extensive restoration, the Birla Planetarium in Calcutta reopened on 18 July 2017. Originally built 55 years ago, the planetarium has a 23 m … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature Dassault’s newest business jet Falcon 8X

First 8X in China to be Delivered Shortly Beijing, China, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, the Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature the Falcon 8X, Dassault’s newest business jet in the ultra-long range class. Since entering into service … Read the full press release

The ESTACA team won this year’s Dassault UAV Challenge

The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to a close with the final on April 22 and 23, on the Supelec campus in Gif-Sur-Yvette. PARIS, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to … Read the full press release

Photonics solutions: Safran Corporate Ventures to invest in Kastler Brossel Laboratory spinoff Cailabs

PARIS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran today announces equity investment in Cailabs, through Safran Corporate Ventures, its corporate venture subsidiary dedicated to investments in innovative technology companies. A spinoff from the Kastler Brossel Laboratory, providing innovative photonics solutions to harness the … Read the full press release

Fishtail Air signs with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of 2 H125 helicopters for 5 years under the HCare service offer

TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In June 2017, Fishtail Air signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of 2 H125 helicopters for 5 years under the manufacturer’s HCare service offer. The contract stipulates support for both scheduled and … Read the full press release

European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft

Order to be placed by NSPA through OCCAR under EDA initiative MADRIDy, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Germany and Norway officially joined the European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft along with Netherlands and Luxembourg. The two nations … Read the full press release

Airbus: First A321neo for Swedish charter airline Novair

Fleet renewal underway with best-in-class single aisle aircraft TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish charter airline Novair, has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A321neo will join Novair’s existing Airbus fleet of … Read the full press release

Airbus SE: simpler structure, faster decision-making, less bureaucracy, greater collaboration and increased efficiency

Company united under single brand following corporate reorganisation     TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) on 1 July integrated as planned its Group structure with its largest division, Commercial Aircraft. Following a reorganisation announced in September … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to invest £150m to support the planned doubling of engine production in UK

DERBY, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has today announced a £150m investment in new and existing civil aerospace facilities in the UK to support the planned doubling of engine production and deliver on our record civil aerospace order book. The investment, … Read the full press release

Safran Aircraft Engines: Indian Maini Precision Products (MPP) to manufacture the low-pressure turbine (LPT) guide vanes for LEAP engines

Le Bourget (France), 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Aircraft Engines has taken a significant step forward in its commitment to the Indian government’s “Make-in-India” initiative by choosing Maini Precision Products (MPP) to manufacture the low-pressure turbine (LPT) guide vanes for … Read the full press release

DSNA, ENAV, Leonardo and Thales to reinforce their cooperation to promote Coflight on the European scene

DSNA, ENAV, Thales and Leonardo confirm their commitment to Coflight, the new generation Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) designed to meet Single European Sky objectives and SESAR They will reinforce the Coflight alliance to jointly promote Coflight by negotiating a … Read the full press release

Private jet MRO industry: new generation aircraft, cabin modifications the hot topics in 1H 2017

VILNIUS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With half of the year 2017 almost gone, experts in the private jet MRO industry tend to look back at the trends that developed through the year. This year, new generation aircraft as well as cabin … Read the full press release

Avia Solutions Group: Locatory.com expands its presence in Asia

VILNIUS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities marketplace Locatory.com is further expanding its presence in Asia by signing a contract with HNA Technic, MRO unit of the HNA Group – biggest private airline group in China. The … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) to lease 10 Embraer E190s to South Africa’s largest privately owned regional airline SA Airlink

Billund, Denmark, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to announce that it has committed to lease ten Embraer E190s to SA Airlink (Airlink), South Africa’s largest privately owned regional airline. The transaction comprises the placement of two … Read the full press release

Solvay becomes preferred supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to Fokker

TEMPE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to Fokker. Under the … Read the full press release

Thales unveils its Ground Fire family: a range of latest-generation multifunction ground radar

PARIS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the first day of the Paris Air Show, Thales is unveiling its Ground Fire family: a range of latest-generation multifunction ground radar. The radar system, which is fully digital, will carry out air defence and … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space to acquire minority stake in French company Airstar Aerospace

PARIS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (66%) and Leonardo (33%), a major player in the market for satellites, scientific spacecraft and orbital infrastructures, today confirmed its acquisition of a minority stake in French company … Read the full press release

Thales unveils the world’s most advanced dual use civil/military en-route radar at Paris Air Show

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the opening day of the Paris Air Show, Thales unveils TRAC NG the world’s most advanced dual use civil/military en-route radar. Derived from Thales STAR NG, the world’s most advanced approach radar, TRAC … Read the full press release

Thales to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training solutions

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training solutions for the pilots and crews of its Caracal helicopters. Key Points Thales will participate in flight … Read the full press release

Safran Shareholders Approve Dividend Payment of €1.52 At 2017 General Meeting

PARIS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The combined Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) met today at the Grande Arche, Paris La Défense , under the chairmanship of Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Safran. The … Read the full press release

easyJet’s First LEAP Powered Airbus320neo is its 300th Airbus Delivery

easyJet is Europe’s largest customer for the neo easyJet announces new carbon emissions target of 72 grams per passenger kilometer by 2022 TOULOUSE, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has delivered easyJet’s first LEAP-1A powered A320neo which is also the airline’s … Read the full press release

Safran Spotlights Industrial Innovation and Employment at 2017 Paris Air Show

PARIS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran’s participation in the 52nd Paris Air Show spotlights industrial innovation and the Factory of the Future. A special section in the center of the Safran stand at the show (Hall 2A – 228-252). will showcase … Read the full press release

Safran Helicopter Engines Signs 7-Year Contract With BAAINBw To Support German NH90 Engines

BORDES, France, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 7-year support contract with BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the German Army (Heer) and German Navy (Marine). … Read the full press release