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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission Appoints New Director General

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission has today appointed Mr Eamonn Brennan as Director General of EUROCONTROL with effect from 1 January 2018. Mr Eamonn Brennan was nominated by the Government of Ireland and is currently Chief Executive … Read the full press release

Sukhoi Superjet 100: SuperJet International receives extension of the Part 145 maintenance capabilities up to “2 years check”

VENICE, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SuperJet International (SJI) – as MRO provider for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) customers – received the extension of the Part 145 maintenance capabilities up to “2 years check”. The approval has been released by the Italian Civil … Read the full press release

New multi-million pound National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology to be built at Loughborough University

Leicestershire, UK, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Work officially began yesterday (12th June) on the new multi-million pound National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology at Loughborough University. Representatives from the University, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Rolls-Royce, Charnwood Borough Council … Read the full press release

Planetary exploration probes: SENER to present at the 14th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW) in The Hague, Holland

GETXO, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The engineering and technology group SENER participates in the 14th International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW), held in The Hague, Holland. The aim of this annual conference is to bring together scientists, technicians and engineers from the … Read the full press release

Laser Peening Metal Enhancement System Sold to ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg

Laser peening extends component service life through increased fatigue strength, improved damage tolerance, and enhanced corrosion cracking resistance. It has been widely adopted by combustion turbine manufacturers to prevent critical component failures. Dublin, Ohio, USA, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LSP … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes, Rockwell Collins extend their PLM journey using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as the PLM foundation

Deployment to Improve Productivity and Data Security for Manufacturing and Engineering Employees across the Enterprise VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product … Read the full press release

Airbus, SGInnovate held first aerospace start-up event in Singapore

Focus on innovative aerospace concepts for a “Smart Nation” SINGAPORE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus’ first start-up event held over the weekend of 2-4 June in Singapore, attracted around 80 participants from the region, competing on aerospace concepts that could lead … Read the full press release

Airbus rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) troops

MUNICH, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has successfully rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) troops deployed to military bases in Lithuania. Labelled “Connect-D”, Airbus now supplies telephone, internet and media services to a total of 15 deployed Bundeswehr … Read the full press release

Airbus: Cebu Pacific of the Philippines orders seven A321ceo

Seven A321ceo to meet growth on domestic and regional services TOULOUSE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cebu Pacific of the Philippines has placed an order with Airbus for seven A321ceo to meet ongoing strong growth on its domestic and regional network. The … Read the full press release

Airbus Global Market Forecast 2017-2036: 34,170 passenger and 730 freighter aircraft worth a combined total of US$5.3 trillion will be needed

Additional need for 530,000 pilots and 550,000 technicians with services set to grow TOULOUSE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen to build new helicopter base for the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA)

OSLO, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA) has nominated AF Gruppen (AFG) as contractor for a new helicopter base at Lakselv airport, Banak. This is a similar base to the one AF is currently building at Ørlandet. … Read the full press release

Airbus the first aircraft manufacturer to deliver new jets using a blend of sustainable jet fuel

15 A350 XWB deliveries already dispatched to Cathay Pacific all with jet fuel blend TOULOUSE, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets … Read the full press release

Airbus COO Fabrice Brégier and Chairman of NDRC of China sign MoU on aviation and aerospace

Memorandum of Understanding signals new chapter in partnership BERLIN, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation and aerospace, further enhancing a spirit of cooperation. The MoU was signed in Berlin by Fabrice … Read the full press release

Shell completes sale of its Australian aviation business to Viva Energy Australia for approximately US$ 250 million

THE HAGUE, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following regulatory approval, Shell has completed the sale of its Australian aviation business (“Shell Aviation Australia Pty Ltd”) to Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd (“Viva Energy”) for a total transaction value of approximately US$ 250 … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Éric Trappier appointed President of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

PARIS, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On May 30, 2017, the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced the appointment of Mr Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, as President of the Association. Éric Trappier has been serving … Read the full press release

Four major private jet manufacturers select Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX as linefit option

Advanced global, high-speed inflight broadband service for business jets is now offered by Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream to customers worldwide LONDON, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat today announced a significant milestone for its Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, with four … Read the full press release

Airbus marks the commencement of the intensive construction phase for its new EUR43 million satellite hub

Unique ventilation technology cuts operating costs by 70 percent FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the new Integrated Technology Centre (ITC), Airbus marks the commencement of the intensive construction phase for its new … Read the full press release