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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched into orbit from ISS to carry out Airbus designed-and-built active debris removal experiments

Airbus net, vision based navigation, and harpoon experiments will deploy in orbit TOULOUSE/ STEVENAGE/ BREMEN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been … Read the full press release

Fortum takes part in the first electric airplane project in Finland

ESPOO, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum is participating in the Helsinki Electric Airplane Association’s project that is testing an electrically-powered airplane. The first serial produced electric airplane purchased in Finland, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, is scheduled to take its maiden flight … Read the full press release

Airbus builds new and modern, energy-efficient building for Navigation Ground Systems in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 100 people are currently working within the EGNOS V3 phase B team following a sharp increase from mid 2017 linked to the award of the contract in January 2018. EGNOS consists of an extensive … Read the full press release

Airbus to help train customers on its spacecraft and systems at its new Space Academy in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has opened the company’s Space Academy in Toulouse, France to help train customers in the operation of satellites and space systems that are acquired from the company. When a spacecraft or system is purchased … Read the full press release

Airbus to provide Heron TP unmanned aerial systems and operational services to German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons BERLIN, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the Federal Office of … Read the full press release

Airbus opens fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line

New standard in digitalisation and automation, driving efficiency Key enabler in Airbus’ single-aisle ramp-up HAMBURG, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg, Germany A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial setup, … Read the full press release

Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire partner to develop Côte d’Ivoire’s aerospace industry

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry, which has been identified as strategic for … Read the full press release

UZH Space Hub holds its first research flight campaign at the military airfield in Dübendorf

Research goes airborne: The UZH Space Hub is holding its first research flight campaign from 11 to 13 June. An airbus performing parabolic flights will take off from the military airfield in Dübendorf. In addition, a blimp will be used … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital delivered two Embraer E190s to Pegas Fly on lease

BILLUND, Denmark, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered two Embraer E190s, MSNs 19000264 and 19000481 to LLC “IKAR” (d.b.a. Pegas Fly) on lease. About Nordic Aviation Capital NAC is the industry’s … Read the full press release

Thales extends the acceptance period of the offer for Gemalto by ten weeks until 15 August 2018

Paris La Défense, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space reaches major new milestones in the construction of the oceanography satellite SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography)

Thales Alenia Space calls on small and medium-size businesses to help build this advanced oceanography satellite, the first to carry out a controlled reentry into the atmosphere CANNES, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Thales Alenia Space announced today that, following the … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space won contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Phase A study of LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna)

Thales Alenia Space wins ESA study contract for LISA mission to investigate the history of Universe CANNES, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has won a … Read the full press release

Safran: contemplated merger of Zodiac Aerospace and Safran expected to be completed before the end of 2018

PARIS, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Governing bodies of Safran and Zodiac Aerospace and the employee representatives at the two companies were informed of an envisaged merger of the entities via the absorption of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran. The contemplated merger is … Read the full press release

Lufthansa LEOS now operates second eTug at Frankfurt Airport

The e-vehicle ensures environmentally friendly towing of wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 Up to 75 percent lower emissions compared to a conventional aircraft tractor FRANKFURT, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling … Read the full press release

Mountain Flyers of Switzerland to operate Leonardo’s AW169 for heli-taxi services from Bern Airport

Over 20 Leonardo VIP helicopters sold in Switzerland to date More than 180 AW169s have been sold to over 70 customers in 30 nations to date GENEVA, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo announced today that Mountain Flyers of Switzerland will operate an AW169 light … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight wifi solution will be available for the business aviation market by January 2019

Award-winning solution developed with Deutsche Telekom will offer unprecedented connectivity to business jets, with commercial service expected by early 2019 LONDON, 02-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s market-leading Jet ConneX business aviation inflight wifi service now installed and activated on 275 business jets worldwide

Impressive milestone reached after next-generation service is selected by the world’s leading business jet manufacturers as a preferred linefit option LONDON, 02-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its … Read the full press release

Saab to help Australia’s major airports to improve operating efficiencies

STOCKHOLM, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab has received an order to install Aerobahn, a collaborative decision making platform, at Australia’s four major airports to improve operating efficiencies. Australia’s air navigation services provider, Airservices Australia, identified Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney … Read the full press release

Nagarro sets up technical center in Malta to focus on growing iGaming clientele

Expanded Malta presence makes Nagarro the ideal strategic partner for iGaming and fintech companies. Malta’s near-shore location will also help in providing superior support and data protection to European customers MALTA, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nagarro, a leading provider of high-end … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation implements Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for all its PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions

Saint-Cloud, France, 29-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation has signed a cooperation agreement with Dassault Systèmes for the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform within the Dassault Aviation group. This multi-year agreement covers the replacement of Dassault Aviation’s civil and military aircraft … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce expands engine family for business aviation with the introduction of the Pearl

Pearl engine will power the new Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 29-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces the launch of a new engine family for business aviation, with the introduction of the Pearl. The engine … Read the full press release

FADEC Alliance to develop, produce, and support full authority digital engine controls for future GE Aviation commercial engines

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FADEC Alliance, a joint venture between GE and FADEC International, has broadened its agreement with GE Aviation to include collaboration on system architectures and technologies for future commercial engines. Under the agreement, FADEC … Read the full press release

Avia Solutions Group: Laserpas received ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications

Vilnius, Lithuania, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Laserpas, an aerial power grid inspection service provider, has just received certifications stating that it follows business practices that are both customer and environmentally friendly. This month Laserpas received ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications. … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital expands its fleet to 413 aircrafts with the acquisition of all aircraft assets owned by Aldus Aviation Fund (AAF)

Billund, Denmark, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announces that it has acquired all of the aircraft assets owned by Aldus Aviation Fund (AAF). Since 2016, NAC has managed 29 E-jets owned by AAF which are currently on … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space’s Spacebus Neo product line enters qualification phases and manufacturing process

Critical design review successfully achieved CANNES, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space announces that a major milestone for Spacebus Neo development has been achieved and put on track the qualification and manufacturing of this very innovative product line. Thales … Read the full press release

“RESIST” research project strengthens the competitiveness of German manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and aviation sectors

Shared press release by the German partners of the “RESIST” research project (Airbus Innovations, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Reutlingen University, Infineon Technologies AG, MunEDA, Nexperia Germany, Robert Bosch, Munich University of Technology, University of Bremen, Volkswagen) MUNICH, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The partners … Read the full press release

Saab to open a Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant in Brazil

STOCKHOLM, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab unveils a 5,000-square-meter facility for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant: Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo state, Brazil. This is another important step … Read the full press release

UEA research aims to improve how we respond to explosive volcanic eruptions and better forecast volcanic ash dispersal

Researchers from UEA have helped provide fresh insight into how huge volcanic ash plumes, which can critically disrupt aviation and cause major impact on the ground, are transported in the atmosphere. NORWICH, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2010, the eruption of … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital to lease one Embraer E190, MSN 19000461 to Pegas Fly

Billund, Denmark, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered one Embraer E190, MSN 19000461, to LLC “IKAR” (d.b.a. Pegas Fly) on lease. NAC is delighted to welcome LLC “IKAR” as a … Read the full press release

Safran Helicopter Engines signs by-the-hour support contracts for the H125 and H130 helicopters of Papillon and Rainier

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Bordes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, … Read the full press release