Category Archives: Aviation & Aerospace

Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Thales Alenia Space ready to ship Brazil’s SGDC Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite to launch pad in French Guyana

CANNES, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The dual use (civil and military) SGDC Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Brazil is ready to be shipped the Kourou launch pad in French Guyana to be launched … Read the full press release

Bank grants 20M euro loan to Irkut Corporation to promote high-tech products in the global market

The funds allocated for the Irkut Corporation amount to 20 million euro MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The base bank for the Russian industry, Novikombank, has granted a loan to the Irkut Corporation (a member of the United Aircraft Corporation) amounting to 20 million euro … Read the full press release

Saab increases stake to 25 per cent in Akaer

STOCKHOLM, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has acquired another 10 per cent of shares, reaching 25 per cent of stakes, in Akaer, one of the largest companies within development of aeronautical projects in Brazil. In conjunction with … Read the full press release

SENER involved in the first experiment to measure muscle atrophy on the International Space Station

As the main contractor for MARES, SENER was in charge of project management, the global design of the system, the software, all the control, power and supervision electronics, and all the mechanical and structural parts. BARCELONA, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SENER … Read the full press release

“Smart” concept for cover planting wins Farming by Satellite Prize

The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin. The overall winner of €5,000 was a team from ISA Lille in France with … Read the full press release

CityJet Cabin Crew Recruitment Day in Brussels, Belgium

Cabin Crew Recruitment Day taking place in Brussels, Belgium on 1st February 2017 BRUSSELS, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NoBox HR Outsourcing are delighted to announce that will be holding a Recruitment Day for Junior and Senior Cabin Crew positions in … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space demonstrates refuelling contacts between C295W and H225M Caracal helicopter

GETAFE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refuelling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refuelling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter. In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivers 10th Eurostar satellite SES-10 to Cape Canaveral for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX

TOULOUSE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SES-10, the 10th Eurostar satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES, has left the Airbus cleanrooms in Toulouse, France, and has been shipped to Cape Canaveral for its forthcoming launch by … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG

MUNICH, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG based in Essen, Germany. With this acquisition, thyssenkrupp, which to date has held a 51 percent … Read the full press release

Airbus calls on SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and students for the “Enter the SpaceDataHighway” challenge

Aims to foster innovation for its brand-new laser-based space communication system Winner will be awarded €75,000 investment and will get support of Airbus BizLab TOULOUSE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transmitting large volumes of data in near real time through space at … Read the full press release

Cabin Crew Recruitment Days taking place in Brussels, Belgium

Take to the sky and Fly in 2017 with CityJet BRUSSELS, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NoBox HR Outsourcing are delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting for Junior and Senior Cabin Crew positions for our client CityJet. Recruitment days … Read the full press release

Leonardo-Finmeccanica acquires full control of Sistemi Dinamici S.p.A from IDS S.p.A

•    Mauro Moretti: “The acquisition is a testament to the quality of our investments in the field of unmanned systems, a sector with high added value in which Leonardo is a leader in Europe” •    With this action Leonardo acquires … Read the full press release

Eurowings selects Inmarsat advanced new GX for Aviation in-flight broadband solution

Initial installations already completed for latest airline customer from Lufthansa Group LONDON, 27-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (ISAT.L) announced today that Eurowings is the latest airline from the Lufthansa Group to select its advanced new GX for Aviation in-flight broadband … Read the full press release

Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (CNSAS) to develop even more effective technologies, solutions and training for mountain and wilderness medical rescue

Today (22 December 2016), helicopters are indispensable in mountain and wilderness medical rescue. The Italian Alpine Rescue and Leonardo – two prime Italian players with global recognition – will work together to develop even more effective technologies, solutions and training. … Read the full press release

Shell Aviation Australia Pty Ltd acquired by Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd for $250 million USD

Shell has signed an agreement with Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd (“Viva Energy”) for the sale of Shell Aviation Australia Pty Ltd for a total transaction value of approximately $250 million USD. It follows the sale of Shell’s other downstream … Read the full press release

The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN selected to power all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family

DERBY, UK, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN has powered a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight for the first time. The flight, which took off and landed at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, US, marks the latest phase in the … Read the full press release

South African Airways signs new $180m-worth TotalCare service contract for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines

DERBY, UK, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — South African Airways has signed a new TotalCare service order, worth $180m, for Trent 700 engines that power five Airbus A330 aircraft that are entering service. The order was announced as UK Chancellor of … Read the full press release