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Turkish Powder Metal Company Acquired by GKN

Worcestershire, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN plc has agreed the acquisition of Tozmetal Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (Tozmetal). Tozmetal is a powder metal part manufacturer based in the Istanbul Ataturk Free Trade Zone, Turkey.  With sales in 2016 of €24 million, … Read the full press release

CFM LEAP-1B Boeing 737 Max 9 Successfully Completes More than 2-Hour First Flight

Engines performed very well SEATTLE, Washington, U.S.A., 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 MAX 9, powered by advanced LEAP-1B engines, today successfully completed a two-hour, 42- minute first flight, taking off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 10:53 … Read the full press release

Nottingham Doctoral Student’s Thesis on Electric Aircraft Wins Best Clean Sky Award

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fei Gao, who just completed his doctorate at The University of Nottingham, has won the Best Clean Sky PhD Award for his thesis in applied sciences and engineering for aeronautics. Dr Gao’s thesis is … Read the full press release

Italian Air force gets 500th eurofighter typhoon

With 599 aircraft ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest collaborative industrial programme in Europe Eight customers have already ordered the Eurofighter Typhoon worldwide Almost 400,000 flying hours achieved worldwide  TURIN, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 500th Eurofighter Typhoon has … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space Wins as the Most Attractive Italian Company in 2017 Randstad Employer Brand

ROME, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space was honored today by winning the 2017 Randstad Award as the most attractive company in Italy. Sponsored by Randstad, the world’s second leading Human Resources services company, the Award recognizes the companies that … Read the full press release

Thales Awarded 10-Year Contract As Supply Chain Market of Aeronautical Consumables for SIMMAD

La Défense, France, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The French defence ministry’s integrated through-life support structure for aeronautical equipment and systems (SIMMAD) has awarded a 10-year service contract to Thales worth 977 million euros, including 70 million euros for the firm order … Read the full press release

Siemens to set up its global logistics headquarters including its portfolio for airports in Dubai

Setup underpins Dubai’s position as key logistics hub, connecting East and West, North and South Decision supports legacy aspiration of Expo 2020 Dubai Siemens to strengthen Dubai’s logistics sector through digitalization MUNICH, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Highlighting the importance of … Read the full press release

Safran completes sale of Morpho Detection LLC to Smiths Group plc.

PARIS, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) announces the completion of the sale of Morpho Detection LLC, a US-based subsidiary of Safran, and other detection-related activities to Smiths Group plc. As announced on April 21, 2016, Safran will record … Read the full press release

Airbus Interiors Services: Airbus launches new offer to support airlines with their cabin upgrade development strategies

Dedicated to supporting airlines with their cabin upgrade development strategies; Scope covers the entire Airbus family; Delivering Airbus standards and innovative products with improved agility. HAMBURG, 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has launched a new offer: Airbus Interiors Services (AIS). Based … Read the full press release

Airbus in Hamburg extends Customer Definition Centre for A320 and A330 customers

New ways of cabin definition for A320 and A330 customers HAMBURG, 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus in Hamburg has launched the extension of its Customer Definition Centre (CDC) which will serve customers for A320 and A330 aircraft. Thus far, since its … Read the full press release

SITA and Airbus join forces to provide the most advanced cyber security solution for the air transport industry

New offer to allow immediate detection and remedial action DUBAI, U.A.E., 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services customized for the specific needs of the air transport industry. These new incident detection services will … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines appoints Andreas Zerlauth as Head of Controlling

Zerlauth leaves Eurowings for Austrian Airlines The business administration graduate from Vorarlberg starts work in September VIENNA, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As of September 2017, Andreas Zerlauth, age 46, will manage the controlling activities of Austrian Airlines in his new position … Read the full press release

Extra 330LE aerobatic plane powered by Siemens propulsion system sets two new speed records

Extra 330LE electric plane – powered by a Siemens motor – sets another world record Top speed above 340 km/h in straight flight World’s first aerotow with an electric plane MUNICH, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the … Read the full press release

Airbus-built SES-10 telecommunications satellite to replace and provide additional capacity for TV, enterprise and mobility services

Cape Canaveral, FL, U.S.A., 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The SES-10 telecommunications satellite built by Airbus for the Luxembourg-based operator SES has been successfully launched by Falcon 9 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. It will provide replacement and … Read the full press release

Airbus to showcase its new cabin innovations at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany from 4th to 6th April

Visit Airbus at Hall B5, Stand 5B20 – from Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th April; Media Briefing: Tuesday April 4th 09.30hrs; New A380 cabin enablers showcased; Two Widebody Airspace full-scale mockups; See into the future of in-flight Airbus’ virtual reality … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space appoints Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new Executive Committee members

MUNICH, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its reorganisation following the division’s strategy update, Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new Executive Committee members. Airbus Defence and Space has been … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation’s Combined Vision System certified for use on new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet

Saint-Cloud, France, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation’s revolutionary Combined Vision System (CVS) has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for use on the new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet. Known as FalconEye, … Read the full press release

Airbus To Establish Its First Greenfield Training City in Asia

New Delhi, India, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed … Read the full press release

First High-Power All-Electric Telecom Satellite Now Ready for Shipment from Airbus

All-electric propulsion for orbit-raising and on-station manoeuvers inaugurates significant mass savings on this class of mission TOULOUSE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EUTELSAT 172B, the first high power all-electric telecommunications satellite, is now ready for shipment on 20 March from the Airbus … Read the full press release

SABCA awarded a new contract to perform “300 Hours Phase Inspections” on Royal Netherlands Air Force’s F-16 fleet

BRUSSELS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SABCA has been awarded a new contract from the Royal Netherlands Air Force to perform ‘’300 Hours Phase Inspections’’ on  its F-16 fleet. The “300 Hours Phase Inspection” is a periodical overall check-up of aircraft’s critical … Read the full press release

Exhibit at Turin’s Sandro Pertini airport highlights recent major space programs

TURIN, Italy, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), inaugurated on March 3rd an exhibition at Sandro Pertini airport in Turin, highlighting two of its recent major space programs: IXV, the European … Read the full press release

Leonardo to competitively offer an aircraft for the U.S. Air Force UH-1N ‘Huey’ Replacement Program through collaboration with Boeing

Moretti: “The outstanding superior technology and operational capabilities of our products, including the AW139, once again allow us to compete for significant market opportunities” As the prime contractor, Boeing will compete for the supply of up to 84 helicopters to … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

Hawaiian Airlines to power its additional Airbus A330 aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines

DERBY, UK, 23-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has won an order from Hawaiian Airlines for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power an additional Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The airline already operates 23 Rolls-Royce powered A330 … Read the full press release

Airbus to exhibit at the Avalon Airshow in Australia, 28th February to 5th March 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia, 23-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus will feature its extensive range of products, leading-edge capabilities and industrial partnerships in the Pacific via a high-profile presence at the Avalon Airshow in Australia. The 13th edition of the show will take place … Read the full press release

Airbus announces the appointment of Mikail Houari as President for Africa and the Middle East

Mikail succeeds Habib Fekih who retires after 30 years Dubai, UAE, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region. Mikail, who previously served as Deputy President for Africa and the … Read the full press release

Online marketplace for aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities reports 65% income growth in 2016

VILNIUS, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Locatory.com, aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities marketplace, has announced about the significant growth of its visitor numbers – an increase of more than 45% over the year 2016. The audience expansion was accompanied by product … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation to showcase its ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet and Falcon 2000LXS twin at Aero India

Aero India, February 14-18, 2017, Bangalore, India Saint-Cloud, France, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets alongside its Rafale fighter jet at Aero India, India’s largest airshow. The eleventh edition … Read the full press release

Safran Reosc selected by CNRS and LULI to equipt the Apollon laser with high-performance light path mirrors

Saint-Pierre du Perray, 08-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Reosc has signed a contract with French National Scientific Research Center CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) to make the high-performance light path mirrors for the Apollon laser being built by the … Read the full press release

CFM International introduces its new president and CEO Gaël Méheust

Brings a wealth of CFM history to the role West Chester, Ohio, U.S.A., 08-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CFM International (CFM) today named Gaël Méheust as its new president and chief executive officer, effectively immediately. Mr. Méheust is replacing Jean-Paul Ebanga, … Read the full press release