Category Archives: Aviation & Aerospace

Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Scientists and engineers to discuss the threat posed by asteroids and comets at the 5th Planetary Defence Conference (PDC) in Tokyo

Space experts to meet in Tokyo to discuss ways to deflect asteroids TOKYO, Japan, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists and engineers from all over the world will gather from 15 to 19 May in Tokyo, Japan, at the 5th Planetary Defence … Read the full press release

Airbus BizLab accelerators startups pitched their projects at the “Airbus BizLab Summit” in Toulouse

Nearly 1,000 start-ups have interacted with the BizLab over the last two years TOULOUSE, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thirty start-ups – from the three global BizLab accelerators in Toulouse, Hamburg and Bangalore – have pitched their projects at the “Airbus BizLab … Read the full press release

Airbus launches new commercial drone startup named Airbus Aerial

Launches U.S. base and business, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia Starts operations with imagery services fusing drones, satellite images and software to bring deeper insights to commercial customers Appoints Jesse Kallman as President Airbus Aerial U.S. Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 12-May-2017 — … Read the full press release

Planetek Italia, Airbus Defence and Space to provide high-resolution Earth observation imagery and services to Eni

TOULOUSE, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Planetek Italia and Airbus Defence and Space have been awarded a contract for the supply of high-resolution Earth observation imagery and services by Eni, the Italian multinational oil and gas company. With the data and services … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space: automatic air-to-air refuelling contacts demonstrated for first time ever

Automatic AAR contacts with boom performed for first time ever MADRID, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom – the first time in … Read the full press release

voestalpine to invest EUR 40 million in high-tech forging line for the production of high-quality pre-materials for aircraft components

LINZ, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As one of the world’s leading suppliers to the aerospace industry, voestalpine is consistently driving its growth in this technologically sophisticated future market. As recently as last December the Group agreed on a major EUR 40 million investment … Read the full press release

Dassault’s Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet earns approval to operate at London City Airport

Saint-Cloud, France, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault’s flagship, the Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet, received approval to operate at London City Airport (LCY), one of the world’s most challenging airfields. The 6,450 nm /11,945 km Falcon 8X has the longest range … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel’s new airfreight logistics facility in Singapore opens

SINGAPORE, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new hub is part of Kuehne + Nagel’s growth strategy to drive airfreight logistics excellence, strengthen end-to-end solutions and enhance service offerings to key industries. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Jens Drewes, President South Asia … Read the full press release

Safran Electrical & Power to maintain Airbus A320 and A330 electrical equipment as part of maintenance agreement with Turkish Technic Inc.

MRO Americas Aviation Week, Orlando, U.S.A., 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Electrical & Power signed a contract with Turkish Technic Inc., the leading MRO in its region, to maintain electrical equipment in the Airbus A320 and A330 airplane operators in … Read the full press release

Arkia Israeli Airlines selects CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power four A321neo aircraft

Will take delivery beginning in 2018 Becomes CFM’s newest customer WEST CHESTER, Ohio, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkia Israeli Airlines (Arkia) has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power four A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The valArkia Israeli Airlines, CFM … Read the full press release

Safran Landing Systems’ wheels and carbon brakes for Canadian airline WestJet’s 737 MAX airplanes

Canadian airline WestJet has chosen wheels and carbon brakes from Safran Landing Systems to outfit its entire fleet of Boeing 737 MAX twinjets (65 aircraft currently on firm order). MRO Americas, Orlando, FL, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The wheels and … Read the full press release

Airbus: Asiana Airlines the 12th airline to operate the world’s most efficient twin engine widebody airliner

TOULOUSE, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft for Lion Group

DERBY, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The Lion Group already operates three of the … Read the full press release

South Korea is Safran’s First Customer Support Contract in Asia

BORDES, France, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to announce the signing of its first support contract in South Korea with Aero Peace. This 5Star Plans Business agreement will cover the Arriel 1D1 engine powering Aero Peace’s AS350B2. … Read the full press release

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