Category Archives: Aviation & Aerospace

Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Telescope Manager consortium concluded its work on the architectural design of a fundamental part of the software for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope

SWINDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first design project for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – has been completed. After four and a half years, the international Telescope Manager … Read the full press release

UK Research & Innovation: STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source celebrates ten years since the first neutrons were detected in its Second Target Station (TS2)

SWINDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (3 August 2018), STFC’s  ISIS Neutron and Muon Source celebrates ten years since the first neutrons were detected in its Second Target Station (TS2). That’s ten years of research in everything from cleft palate and … Read the full press release

UK Research & Innovation: Sentinel-5 successfully completed thermal testing in the space test facility in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A model of future European space mission Sentinel-5 has successfully completed thermal testing in our world-class space test facility in Oxfordshire. This is an essential step that will allow the Earth Observation project to progress … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to support the System Design and Risk Management phase for Telesat’s LEO satellite constellation

TOULOUSE, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Telesat as a major industrial partner to support their System Design and Risk Management phase for Telesat’s LEO constellation now in development. Under the terms of the contract, … Read the full press release

Plus Ultra strongly denies the fraud allegations brought against them in the Spanish class action lawsuit

MADRID, 08-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Since the start of the class action lawsuit against Plus Ultra in July 2018, Plus Ultra would like to publicly state whilst we take our customers opinions seriously, we strongly refute the claims of fraud … Read the full press release

Manufacturers of interior airplane components can now achieve cost effective and quick production with the polyethersulfone Ultrason® E from BASF

Polyethersulfone Ultrason® E: One single polymer for manufacturing sandwich structures quickly and cost effectively Intrinsically flame retardant: Particularly well-suited for interior components in airplanes Ludwigshafen, Germany, 07-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Manufacturing sandwich structures for airplane interiors cost effectively and quickly: … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband solution to be deployed on Indonesian airline Citilink’s 50 Airbus A320s

Inmarsat partners with Mahata Aero Teknologi, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik to rollout award-winning connectivity service on 50 Airbus A320s LONDON, 31-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has signed a contract with Mahata … Read the full press release

Leonardo creates new model for its supply-chain to drive growth in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector

The LEAP2020 programme (Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnership 2020) is a new model for Leonardo’s supply-chain which will drive growth in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector. Visible results in scale and quality are expected in the short and long term  … Read the full press release

Wizz Air received their milestone 100th aircraft – coated with AkzoNobel’s high performing exterior topcoat systems

AMSTERDAM 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The sky’s the limit for passengers who travel with Wizz Air, as the value airline received their milestone 100th aircraft – coated with AkzoNobel’s high performing exterior topcoat systems. The two companies have enjoyed a long … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Magpas Air Ambulance selects AW169 as its new generation helicopter

• Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise and operate an AW169 on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance starting from spring 2019    • This will be the ninth UK-based AW169 for air ambulance operations confirming it as the market leader … Read the full press release

Leonardo teams up with L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems to offer a complete Anti-Submarine Warfare acoustic system

Leonardo has formed separate partnerships with L3 Technologies, relating to the company’s advanced low-frequency HELRAS dipping sonar technology and next generation mid-frequency, lightweight Firefly dipping sonars, and with Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, for its advanced sonobuoy sensors ​The … Read the full press release

Leonardo to supply AW109 GrandNew helicopter to QME Mining Equipment Ltd of Ireland

• QME Mining Equipment Ltd will take delivery of the helicopter in early 2019 • Leonardo and official distributor in UK and Ireland Sloane Helicopters have delivered 15 aircraft in the last 18 months confirming Leonardo’s dominance in the regional … Read the full press release

Spirit AeroSystems renews partnership with Safran to provide electrical harness manufacturing and installation services

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — These contract extensions include more than 50 assemblies for the Boeing Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX pylon wire harnesses, Boeing 787 guard wire assemblies and wire harnesses for the 767 Tanker. The harnesses will be … Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways installs Safran’s Cassiopée AGS system fleet-wide to improve flight safety

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With Cassiopée AGS (Analysis Ground Station), now installed fleet-wide, All Nippon Airways is the first airline in the world to have connected its Safran flight data management systems to a cloud, rather than servers, … Read the full press release

Vistara Airlines and CFM International sign Letter of Intent for the purchase of additional 26 LEAP-1A engines

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delhi-based Vistara Airlines and CFM International today signed a Letter of Intent for the purchase of 26 LEAP-1A engines to power 13 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft announced July 11 that are part of the airlines … Read the full press release

Yunnan Hongtu Airlines to power three Airbus A320ceo aircrafts with CFM56-5B engines

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Yunnan Hongtu Airlines and CFM International have signed an agreement for the purchase of CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320ceo aircraft. In addition, the airline signed a 12-year Rate Per Flight Hour Agreement (RPFH) … Read the full press release

Safran Helicopter Engines names Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering

PARIS, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering. Didier succeeds Eric Massé who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer … Read the full press release

Shenzhen Airlines to equip its entire Airbus A320 fleet with Cobham’s cockpit connectivity solution and Inmarsat’s SB-S satellite IP platform

LYNGBY, Denmark, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shenzhen Airlines has selected Cobham’s cockpit connectivity solution and Inmarsat’s next-generation SB-S satellite IP platform to equip its entire Airbus A320 fleet enabling unprecedented visibility into operations through dedicated IP connectivity between the aircraft and … Read the full press release

ESA welcomes proposals that will shape the future of space transportation services

PARIS, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space. “The changing world we live in requires a space agency to anticipate. Now … Read the full press release

GKN Aerospace develops breakthrough technology in the rain protection domain

Permanent treatment lasts the life of a window Technology in evaluation with Airbus on flight-test aircraft REDDITCH, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Aerospace has developed a new hydrophobic coating for cockpit windows in its transparencies centre of excellence in Garden … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband delivers resilient, seamless, redundant connectivity for first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft

LONDON, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat Government today announced it has successfully supported General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) in the trans-Atlantic flight test with Inmarsat’s L-band service, SwiftBroadband, delivering resilient, seamless, redundant connectivity throughout the duration of the journey. The … Read the full press release

The Royal Government of Cambodia and VINCI Airports mark the soft-opening of the full refurbished passenger terminal at Sihanoukville airport

Rueil-Malmaison, France, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To mark the soft-opening of the full refurbished passenger terminal, a ceremony was held today at Sihanoukville airport. Attending the event were the Secretary of State in charge of Civil Aviation, the Under Secretary of … Read the full press release

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