Category Archives: Aviation & Aerospace

Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Qatar Armed Forces and Dassault Aviation agree on future cooperation and the exercise of an option for 12 Rafale

In the presence of the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, and his Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Qatar Armed Forces and Dassault Aviation signed an agreement on future cooperation and the exercise of an … Read the full press release

Holographic radar technology startup Aveillant acquired by Thales

La Défense, France, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales announces the acquisition of Aveillant Ltd, a Cambridge (UK) based start-up company, pioneer in holographic radar technology. Holographic radars perform very differently to standard surveillance techniques by establishing a permanent and complete … Read the full press release

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns marked the launch of UK Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy at the Airbus Campus in Newport

LONDON, 28-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Welsh Secretary launches Industrial Strategy at Airbus’ Newport Campus UK Government publishes its vision for a modern Industrial Strategy. Welsh Secretary marks launch during visit to Airbus’ Newport Campus Industrial Strategy to drive growth across the whole … Read the full press release

Saab to deliver a Mass Field Feeding Capability to the South African National Defence Force

STOCKHOLM, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract to deliver a Mass Field Feeding Capability to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The contract will supply the SANDF with mobile containerised kitchens systems … Read the full press release

European Space Agency: Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite delivered its first images of air pollution

PARIS, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Launched into orbit on 13 October, the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. To mark this important milestone, ESA, the European Commission and the German Aerospace Centre DLR invite media representatives … Read the full press release

STFC: UK scientists and engineers celebrate MIRI’s performance during the cryogenic test for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston

SWINDON, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK scientists and engineers are celebrating following the confirmation that their instrument has performed very well during the cryogenic testing for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas. … Read the full press release

GKN: Kevin Cummings will leave the Board; Anne Stevens becomes Interim Chief Executive

Redditch, UK, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The GKN Board has concluded that the next stage of GKN’s development is best delivered under alternative leadership. As a result, Kevin Cummings, previously CEO Designate, will leave the Board and GKN with immediate effect. … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes’ ‘Engineered to Fly’ on the cloud provides BRM Aero 3D modeling and simulation capabilities to efficiently design and develop its Bristell airplanes

• Rapid, secure cloud access to advanced product development capabilities • Innovative smaller business can improve productivity with minimal IT overhead • Resurgence of aerospace innovation requires more comprehensive, sophisticated technology VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 16-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce: better insight into the engines with new range of apps for airline pilots

DERBY, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has launched a unique new range of apps, designed specifically for customer airline pilots, to give them a better insight into their engines. The Pilot App enables pilots and their airlines to save fuel and … Read the full press release

Civil aerospace engines: first run of Rolls-Royce Advance3 demonstrator

DERBY, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce is reaching a new milestone in the development of its next generation of civil aerospace engines with the first run of its Advance3 demonstrator. The demonstrator will test a new engine core that will deliver … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space showcases its new C295 Armed ISR version at the Dubai Airshow

TOULOUSE, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which … Read the full press release

Sichuan Airlines selects Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) for its new fleet of four A350 XWBs

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  TOULOUSE, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) … Read the full press release

BAE Systems: Durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing in Brough, East Yorkshire

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Successful completion of full scale durability test completed in structural test rig in our facility at Brough A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 … Read the full press release

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ): ACJ319 on display at the Dubai show: 19 passengers in enviable comfort

Demonstrates flexibility to work, rest and play in an ACJ TOULOUSE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) will exhibit an ACJ319 at the Dubai show[1] , highlighting the value of a “best in class” cabin to potential customers. … Read the full press release

Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies at the Dubai Airshow

TOULOUSE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Airshow, which … Read the full press release

Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel to lead Airbus business in the Americas

Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A., 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel, formerly both Chief Executive of C2 Aviation Capital and President of CIT Transportation Finance, will join Airbus early next year, taking the reins of the company’s business … Read the full press release

Airbus with significant presence at the MRO Asia-Pacific exhibition in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus had a significant presence at the MRO Asia-Pacific exhibition last week, with the company and its subsidiary Satair each having a stand and several executives speaking about the future of the maintenance business at a … Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and CFM International sign nine-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) maintenance agreement for 128 CFM56-7B engines

• Supports CFM56-7B / Next-Generation 737 fleet • Includes spare engines WEST CHESTER, Ohio, U.S.A., 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alaska Airlines and CFM International have signed a nine-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) maintenance agreement to support 128 CFM56-7B engines that … Read the full press release

KUKA Systems received the Airbus Innovation Award at ceremony in Tianjin, China

AUGSBURG, 07-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — KUKA Systems received the Airbus Innovation Award. With this ‘best in class’ award, Europe’s largest aircraft manufacturer distinguished the innovative strength of the German-based company. On September 20th, Charlie Martin, Vice President Business Unit Aerospace of … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs two contracts to provide ATC systems for Somalia and Sudan

Somalia and Sudan will receive new systems that will improve the efficiency and safety of their air traffic control capabilities Leonardo has developed, manufactured and installed more than 300 air traffic management and control centres around the world The company’s … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Queensland Government orders two additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters

Order signed for two AW139s that will enter service by December 2018  The aircraft will add to three AW139s already in service performing EMS/SAR missions  Over 1000 AW139s have been ordered by more than 250 customers in nearly 70 countries … Read the full press release

GKN to organise its global Additive Manufacturing (AM) activity together into one new brand: GKN Additive

GKN is already an Additive Manufacturing (AM) leader, with AM parts flying on civil, military, business jets and space aircraft, and AM parts driving in cars today, as well as a world-leading powder business: Powder Metallurgy GKN Additive website launched as part of … Read the full press release

Indra to develop tactical and integrated procedures trainer (IPT) for training pilots operating A330 MRTT aerial refueling tanker

The system reinforces practical training for pilots and prepares them to face high-risk situations Indra’s Integrated Procedures Trainer (IPT) will be connected to the Partial Training system (PTT) used by boom operators to learn how to handle the refueling tube … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters receives EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly for its H175 super medium helicopter

LONDON, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters and NHV: Together we have made the H175 a benchmark for offshore transport

Marignane, France, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with super medium helicopters. NHV was … Read the full press release

Airbus presents TransHospital deployable hospital at Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane

Transhospital system developed with Siemens Healthineers and ZMS Brisbane, Australia, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is participating at the Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane, Queensland, where the company will showcase its TransHospital deployable hospital. The system is being developed … Read the full press release

Airbus: Final assembly of the A330-800 expected by the end of 2017; first flight in 2018

Production of first parts of the latest A330neo gears up at Airbus facilities TOULOUSE, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force

TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space today delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force marking a key milestone for an aircraft which is transforming the world of air mobility. The aircraft, known as … Read the full press release

Airbus, HAX launch four-month accelerator programme for urban air mobility in Shenzhen, China

Industry leaders join forces to accelerate innovation and shape the future of urban air mobility TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, defence & space and related services, and HAX, the world’s most active early stage … Read the full press release

Airbus held New Space and Innovation competition at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 in Adelaide, Australia

Winning Australian start-up to visit Toulouse to meet European space experts ADELAIDE, Australia, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and other industry players yesterday held a New Space and Innovation competition at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 in Adelaide. The … Read the full press release