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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing joint venture announces the appointment of the first woman to manage an aerospace company in Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, 9-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On July 3, 2019, Zahira Bouaouda, became the first woman to manage an aerospace company in Morocco. Zahira was appointed President of MATIS Aerospace, specializing in electrical wiring interconnection systems. In 1997, Zahira Bouaouda … Read the full press release

PNE and its partners reduce light emissions from obstruction lighting of wind power turbines with new detection system

CUXHAVEN, 7-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — PNE AG and its partners has successfully developed a ready-to-use system for “on-demand night-time marking” (BNK) of wind power turbines for a wind farm comprising different turbine types. The system can now be put into … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency launch first collaborative digital technology project

LONDON, 23-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the signing of MoU to partner on digital service solutions at the Farnborough Air Show in July 2018, Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Rolls-Royce have launched the first collaborative digital technology … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters: Philippines first to order ACH160 in Southeast Asia and Pacific region

MANILA, Philippines, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters launches ACH160 model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region with an order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines. The helicopter will be used for private and business flights within … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

AMSTERDAM, 18-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The intended acquisition will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings and contribute directly towards delivering the company’s 2020 guidance. Mapaero was established in 1992, the company … Read the full press release

Egis awards double degree scholarship from ENAC and INP-HB to Ivorian student

GUYANCOURT, France, 9-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Egis along with the Centre des Métiers de l’Aviation – Abidjan (CMA) to provide scholarship to an Ivorian student with a double degree from the Institut National Polytechnique d’Abidjan and the Ecole Nationale d’Aviation … Read the full press release

New plant in Feyzin, France will consolidate Safran Landing Systems’ world leadership in aircraft carbon brakes

New plant in Feyzin, France will consolidate Safran Landing Systems' world leadership in aircraft carbon brakes

Carbon brakes by Safran in use on more than 10,000 airplanes deployed by some 500 airlines worldwide PARIS, 8-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran has just announced it is going to build a new plant in Feyzin focused on producing aircraft … Read the full press release

China Southern Airlines’ new Beijing airport base at Beijing Daxing Airport will use 177 escalator and elevator units from thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator at Beijing Daxing Airline Catering Centre

ESSEN, 17-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator will supply 22 escalators and 155 elevators (177 units) for the China Southern Airlines’ new Beijing airport base at Beijing Daxing Airport. China Southern Airlines has recently moved to a two-hub strategy and … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports now owns majority shareholding in London Gatwick airport

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports completes the acquisition of a majority shareholding (50.01%) in London Gatwick airport. The airport is a freehold property and the UK’s second-largest airport. The transaction fits perfectly into the VINCI Concessions long-term … Read the full press release

Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel recognised for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions

ESPOO, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel has won an award for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions. The competition has five categories, and Neste won in the category for solutions reducing black carbon emissions. It … Read the full press release

Airport of the Year award: Lisbon airport recognised for its excellence at the 2019 Air Transport Awards

LISBON, 7-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports announces that Lisbon airport has been named Airport of the Year by Air Transport News (ATN) at the 2019 Air Transport Awards, held in partnership with the Hermes Air Transport Organization. In previous … Read the full press release

NH Research’s 9300 Battery Test and Battery Emulation Solutions Now Expandable to 2.4 MW

NH Research Enabling Electrification with Higher Power Modular Battery Test and Battery Emulation IRVINE, CA, U.S.A., 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NH Research Inc. (NHR), a leading provider of power electronics test solutions for the aerospace, automotive, defense and energy industries, announced … Read the full press release

Milestone: 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights for the ultra-reliable long distance business aircraft engine – the Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8

LONDON, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has just announced its Tay 611-8 engine has recently reached to 10 million flying hours milestone in after having had nearly 5 million flights. The engine was originally launched in 1987 and is powering … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines to power Air Premia’s 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

LONDON, 12-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Korean airline Air Premia to power 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology), the latest version of the Trent 1000 will be used … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce announces blisk production milestone in its Oberursel factory

OBERURSEL, Germany, 12-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce Oberursel factory reaches another milestone as it shipped out its 10,000th blisk. Blisks (blade integrated disks) comprised of both rotor disk and blades are highly complex components. Oberursel is the Centre of Excellence … Read the full press release

Jeroen Schouten Named Regional Manager, Europe of AeroGo, Inc.

Product offerings that solve challenges inherent to moving heavy loads SEATTLE, WA, United States, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AeroGo, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jeroen Schouten to the position of Regional Manager for Europe. Jeroen’s considerable expertise in aviation, aerospace, … Read the full press release

Airbus takes its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services to 2019’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus to exhibit its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services at this year’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia. Indeed, Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at … Read the full press release

Ma Tao joins IATA’s North Asia Regional Office in Beijing as Regional Vice President

GENEVA, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Air Transport Association named Ma Tao as Regional Vice President (RVP) for North Asia. Ma will join IATA on 1 March 2019 from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) where he is currently … Read the full press release

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye: 2018 was the best ever year at Heathrow

LONDON, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Heathrow reports 2018 as the best year in the airport’s history after eight years of consecutive growth. Commenting on an exceptional year at Heathrow, the airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “2018 was the best ever year … Read the full press release

Rosalind Franklin will be the name of UK built ExoMars rover

LONDON, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore and British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake revealed the name of the UK made ExoMars rover on an event in the ‘Mars Yard’ at Airbus Defence and Space UK in Stevenage. … Read the full press release

EconCore and Covestro partner over stronger, lightweight and FST performing honeycomb cores and panels

LEVERKUSEN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Partnership between EconCore N.V. and Covestro has been announced with the aim at producing stronger, lightweight and Fire, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) requirements compliant honeycomb panels and cores targeting public transportation applications, including railway and aerospace. So far both companies have heavily … Read the full press release

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital orders 15 A321neo and 50 A320neo aircraft

TOULOUSE, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has boosted its total order book for the A320neo Family to 181 aircraft after signing a firm order for an additional 65 A320neo Family aircraft (15 A321neo and 50 A320neo). The … Read the full press release

World’s second-largest airline Delta Air Lines orders 15 additional Airbus A220 aircraft

Increases Delta’s A220 commitment to 90 aircraft, including first for -300 TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total number of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s … Read the full press release

Manufacturing jobs available at Airbus newest assembly line at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama, USA, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, in conjunction with its hiring partner AIDT, is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions for its newest assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The positions are the first wave of production jobs … Read the full press release

Airbus SE delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, 11 percent more than in 2017

Deliveries total 800 aircraft, 11 percent higher than in 2017 Net orders total 747, backlog increases to 7,577 aircraft TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its … Read the full press release

CLH Aviación’s subsidiary CLH Panamá starts its operations at the Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport in Panama

In 2017 the subsidiary of CLH Aviación was awarded the operation of five other airports in the country, specifically Tocumen, Panamá Pacífico, Río Hato-Scarlett Martinez, Enrique Jiménez de Colón and Enrique Malek CLH Panamá has started operation, maintenance and into-plane … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport for GBP2.9 billion

Signature of an agreement to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport (“LGW”) Strategic move into the London airport system, the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market Second largest airport in the UK and eighth busiest in Europe, with a … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space announces firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency for additional A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts

MADRID, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters receives order of seven H145 helicopters from the Bundeswehr

Donauwörth, Germany, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The aircraft will … Read the full press release

ANA’s first A380 enters a final phase of ground and flight tests in Hamburg

HAMBURG, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for … Read the full press release