Category Archives: Aviation & Aerospace

Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

The Airbus Foundation welcomes Fab Foundation Director Sherry Lassiter to its College of External Experts

TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Airbus Foundation’s College of External Experts consists of five representatives from NGOs as well as the aerospace business. Their mission is to provide guidance and expertise in their respective fields to the Foundation’s Board of … Read the full press release

Philippe Mhun named Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Didier Evrard to retire after 41 years at Airbus TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, as Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 01 January 2019. Mhun, currently … Read the full press release

Aerospace and data analytics company Planet and BASF to deliver timely satellite imagery and data to European farmers

Analytics from daily satellite imagery will promote better land and agricultural practices BASF’s xarvioTM digital products and Planet will contribute significantly to more sustainable agriculture in Europe San Francisco, USA, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Planet, an integrated aerospace … Read the full press release

Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters fleet

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years MARIGNANE, France, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ … Read the full press release

MJet GmbH of Austria to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform

TOULOUSE, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, … Read the full press release

Gemalto to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport

AMSTERDAM, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) announces a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The test … Read the full press release

Zodiac Aerospace merger into Safran approved by Safran’s shareholders

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran’s (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders’ vote were approved. … Read the full press release

Safran CEO Philippe Petitcolin: We have delivered and even exceeded all our March 2016 ambitions

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran has delivered and even exceeded its March 2016 ambitions. Ideally positioned to capture growth from Aerospace & Defense markets thanks to leading Tier 1 positions. Strengthen market leadership by: Reinforcing its key leading positions as … Read the full press release

German-based leisure airline Sundair orders four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, USA, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — German-based leisure airline Sundair has purchased four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft in order valued at $45 million U.S. list price. Sundair began commercial operations in 2017 and currently … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports s’est vu attribuer le prix du « Deal of 25 years » lors de la 25ème édition du GAD World

VINCI Airports s’est vu attribuer le prix du « Deal of 25 years », récompensant son acquisition des 10 aéroports portugais (ANA) en 2013, lors de la 25ème édition du GAD World, qui se tenait à Hambourg du 26 au … Read the full press release

GAD World: VINCI Airports voted “Deal of Quarter Century” for its acquisition of 10 Portuguese airports (ANA) in 2013

VINCI Airports was voted the “Deal of Quarter Century” in recognition of its acquisition of 10 Portuguese airports (ANA) in 2013 at the 25th GAD World event held in Hamburg from 26 to 29 November 2018. Rueil-Malmaison, France, 29-Nov-2018 — … Read the full press release

Barclays to launch ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University to support rapid prototyping, product development and specialised AvTech equipment

Barclays will launch an ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University, a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow, drawing on the University’s aerospace heritage stretching over 70 years The Lab, located at the heart of the University campus, … Read the full press release

Airbus: astronaut assistant, CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN) passed its first tests in space with flying colours

Small talk with Alexander Gerst on board the ISS makes aerospace history FRIEDRICHSHAFEN/ BREMEN, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The astronaut assistant, CIMON* (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has passed its first … Read the full press release

STRABAG PFS awarded technical facility management for the “Upper Area Control Centre” cluster in Karlsruhe by the German air-traffic control body DFS

As of 1 May 2019, it will take on technical facility management for the “Upper Area Control Centre” cluster in Karlsruhe. FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has won a tender issued by … Read the full press release

ZF receives first approval in Germany for the automated drone flying of spare parts on factory premises

Drone flies replacement parts from central warehouse to maintenance workshops at ZF’s Plant 2 in Friedrichshafen Industry 4.0 solution improves internal logistics on site Long-term goal is for drones to assist in package deliveries Friedrichshafen, Germany, 09-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF … Read the full press release

Safran bolsters its investments in ceramic matrix composites with the opening of Safran Ceramics research center

Safran Ceramics, a research center for ceramic matrix composites (CMC) located in the heart of Bordeaux Aeroparc, was inaugurated today in a ceremony attended by Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of southwest France, and Stéphane Cueille, Senior … Read the full press release

Leonardo receives new order for 15 AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters from Sino-US of China

Contracts for 15 EMS-configured AW139s, for delivery between 2019 and 2021. The new helicopters will bring total sales of Leonardo helicopters in China to over 185 The Heads of Agreement includes a purchase and delivery plan for 160 units in … Read the full press release

Saab to deliver goods and services required to sustain air operations with Gripen for the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV)

STOCKHOLM, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding technical support of Gripen C/D. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 136 million and delivery will take place during 2019. The … Read the full press release

ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Blarney, Ireland for Added Capabilities, Capacity and Jobs

Expansion positions ILC as leading single use powder handling solutions provider to the global pharma & biopharma market FREDERICA, DE, USA, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry … Read the full press release