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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Hungary Expands Gripen Fleet: Saab Signs Contract for Four New Aircraft

(IN BRIEF) Saab has secured a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to deliver four additional Gripen C fighter aircraft to Hungary. This follows an amendment to an existing agreement dating back to 2001. With this order, Hungary’s … Read the full press release

Austria’s Military Modernization: Skyranger 30 Systems to Bolster Air Defence Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Austria is set to bolster its air defence capabilities with the procurement of 36 Skyranger 30 air defence systems mounted on Pandur EVO 6×6 vehicles from GDELS. This collaboration between Rheinmetall and GDELS marks a significant milestone in … Read the full press release

The latest on quantum computing in Europe, January 2023 – February 2024

(IN BRIEF) Europe has made significant progress in quantum computing with investments, partnerships, and innovations. Highlights include a €3.5 million investment in LioniX International by the University of Twente, and T-Systems offering cloud access to IBM’s quantum systems. Other developments … Read the full press release

Singapore Aviation Committee Propels Hydrogen Fuel as Key to Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) The Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee, formed by Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde, is advancing hydrogen fuel’s potential role in the nation’s aviation decarbonization strategy. Tasked with examining regional hydrogen market dynamics, … Read the full press release

Vietjet Air and Airbus Strike Landmark Deal for A330-900 Widebodies

(IN BRIEF) Vietjet Air has inked a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus, marking the airline’s inaugural foray into widebody aircraft with the purchase of 20 A330-900s. Intended to bolster Vietjet’s long-range and regional operations, these A330neo additions will … Read the full press release

Safran Electrical & Power Signs Exclusive Service Contract with Malaysia Airlines for Engine Maintenance

(IN BRIEF) Safran Electrical & Power has entered an exclusive three-year service contract with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) to maintain electrical harnesses for their CFM56-7B engines, covering over 40 Boeing 737 aircraft in MAB’s fleet. The agreement includes repair and … Read the full press release

Partnership Between Saab and Thales to Modernize Singapore’s Air Traffic Management Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Saab and Thales have announced a partnership at the Singapore Airshow 2024 to modernize Singapore’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) infrastructure. They plan to integrate Saab’s Integrated Digital Tower Suite (I-DTS) with Thales’ OpenSky platform to establish a unified … Read the full press release

Enhancing Flight Safety: Malaysia Airlines Invests in Thales Avionics Technology

(IN BRIEF) Malaysia Airlines has announced a partnership with Thales to equip 20 of its Airbus A330neo aircraft with advanced avionics solutions. This includes Thales’ Flight Management System (FMS) and ACSS’ Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (T3CAS®). The collaboration marks the … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space Launches Merah Putih-2 Satellite, Aiding Digital Expansion in Indonesia

(IN BRIEF) The Merah Putih-2 telecommunications satellite, formerly known as Telkomsat HTS 113BT, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, atop a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket. Designed to bolster connectivity infrastructure across Indonesia, the satellite aims to enhance digital businesses and … Read the full press release

Airbus and Singapore Economic Development Board Partner to Establish Sustainable Aviation Hub

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to pave the way for the establishment of a Sustainable Aviation Hub in Singapore. This hub, to be hosted within Airbus’ Singapore Campus … Read the full press release

Tech Advancements: Thales Establishes Avionics and Cybersecurity Hub in Singapore

(IN BRIEF) Thales is expanding its presence in Singapore by establishing a Centre of Excellence for avionics and Digital Identity & Security engineering footprint. These initiatives, in collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board, aim to strengthen Thales’ position as … Read the full press release

Exploring Mars from Earth: Thales Alenia Space’s MARSBalloon Initiative Takes Flight

(IN BRIEF) Thales Alenia Space launches MARSBalloon 2024, a hands-on science project for primary and secondary students, aiming to spark interest in space exploration and science careers. Students design experiments to test various materials and conditions in a simulated Mars … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to Upgrade U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 with Advanced Vehicle Management System

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has been chosen by Boeing to enhance the vehicle management system computer (VMSC) for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling system. This upgrade will boost computing power, address obsolescence concerns, and streamline the aircraft’s performance, … Read the full press release

Evonik Launches Flame Retardant 3D Printing Resin for Aerospace and Automotive Industries

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has introduced a new photopolymer resin, INFINAM® FR 4100L, specifically designed for DLP 3D printers, offering both flame retardancy and mechanical durability when cured. With a UL 94 flame retardancy rating of V-0 at 3mm thickness, the … Read the full press release

Skanska Secures Major Contract for LaGuardia Airport Infrastructure Upgrade

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has secured a contract with LGAFUEL LLC for the construction of the LaGuardia Airport Jet Fuel Transmission Systems project in Queens, New York, USA. Valued at USD 113 million (about SEK 1.2 billion), the project involves the … Read the full press release

Thales Welcomes Alexis Zajdenweber to Board of Directors as French State Representative

(IN BRIEF) Thales, a company listed on Euronext Paris, appointed Alexis Zajdenweber as its new Director, representing the French State, succeeding Emmanuel Moulin. Zajdenweber, who previously served as the Managing Director of the Government Shareholding Agency, brings extensive experience in … Read the full press release

Amelia Airlines Elevates Sustainability with Neste’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(IN BRIEF) Neste and French regional airline Amelia have entered into a partnership to use blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF). Starting from January 1, 2024, Amelia has been using this sustainable aviation fuel for all flights departing from … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Unveils ‘Year of the Dragon’ Bespoke Commissions Celebrating Chinese Culture

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed four exclusive ‘Year of the Dragon’ Bespoke commissions to commemorate the Lunar New Year, commencing on February 10, 2024. These handcrafted creations include three Phantom Extended models and one Cullinan, all designed and … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Expands Unmanned Aerial Capabilities with Acquisition of Malloy Aeronautics

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has completed the acquisition of Malloy Aeronautics, a prominent player in innovative heavy lift drone and aeronautical technologies. Malloy Aeronautics specializes in the design and supply of all-electric uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) for both civilian and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Unveils Next-Generation mtu Series 1600 Gx1 Diesel Engine for Sustainable Power Generation

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce’s new generation of the 12-cylinder mtu Series 1600 Gx1 diesel engine is designed to set a benchmark in performance, flexibility, life-cycle costs, and lower carbon emissions. This advanced engine, with up to 1000 kilowatts of power, targets … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Leaders and Vattenfall Team Up to Explore Hydrogen-Powered Airports in Sweden and Norway

(IN BRIEF) Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia, and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate the feasibility of establishing a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. The collaboration aims to understand hydrogen aircraft concepts, operations, supply, infrastructure, … Read the full press release

Multi-Modal Shipping Innovation by DHL and Schneider Electric Aims to Reduce Carbon Footprint

(IN BRIEF) DHL Global Forwarding and Schneider Electric have partnered to introduce innovative multi-modal shipping solutions aimed at reducing carbon emissions associated with air freight. They successfully launched two bridges, connecting Singapore and North America and India and North America, … Read the full press release

Hellas Sat 5 to Feature Cutting-Edge Optical Communication Payload in Partnership with Thales Alenia Space

(IN BRIEF) Hellas Sat and Thales Alenia Space have entered into a partnership to develop an optical communication payload for the upcoming Hellas Sat 5 telecommunications satellite. The aim is to offer cutting-edge communication services with high data rates from … Read the full press release

Enhanced Emergency Preparedness: Equinor Contracts Lufttransport RW AS for SAR Operations

(IN BRIEF) Equinor has chosen Lufttransport RW AS to operate two new search and rescue (SAR) helicopters for the Troll and Oseberg areas, boosting helicopter capacity. Lufttransport is now the third helicopter operator eligible for Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) assignments. … Read the full press release

Airbus to Deliver 42 H145 Helicopters to French Interior Ministry

(IN BRIEF) The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has placed an order for 42 H145 helicopters on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, with deliveries slated to commence in 2024. Of these, 36 will be used by the French rescue … Read the full press release

Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre Opens in Chengdu, China

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has inaugurated its Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre (ALSC) in Chengdu, China, which offers comprehensive solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of an aircraft. This one-stop facility covers activities such as aircraft parking, storage, maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling, … Read the full press release

easyJet Strengthens Partnership with CFM International by Ordering LEAP-1A Engines for Airbus A320neo Family

(IN BRIEF) Leading European carrier easyJet has placed an order with CFM International for CFM LEAP-1A engines to power its fleet of 157 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo, with deliveries expected to begin in 2029. … Read the full press release

European Commission, EIB, and ESA Collaborate to Boost European Space Sector

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a collaboration arrangement to strengthen the European space sector, with a particular focus on small and medium businesses … Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Selects EAN by Viasat and Deutsche Telekom for Seamless In-Flight Broadband

(IN BRIEF) Lufthansa Group has partnered with Viasat and Deutsche Telekom to equip over 150 aircraft with the European Aviation Network (EAN), delivering high-speed in-flight internet access for passengers flying with Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines. EAN combines satellite coverage … Read the full press release

Saab Secures $101.7 Million Boeing Contract for T-7A Aft Fuselage Systems

(IN BRIEF) Saab has been awarded a contract worth USD 101.7 million by Boeing to manufacture T-7A aft fuselage systems. These systems will be produced at Saab’s advanced manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, Indiana. The contract follows the successful delivery … Read the full press release

Saab Secures USD 190 Million Contract with UAE Ministry of Defence for GlobalEye AEW&C Support

(IN BRIEF) Saab has signed a contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Defence for the in-service support of the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system. The contract, worth approximately USD 190 million, covers maintenance, logistics … Read the full press release

Saab Chief Test Pilot Begins Historic Space Journey to ISS, Paving the Way for Swedish Space Research

(IN BRIEF) Saab’s Chief Test Pilot, Marcus Wandt, embarked on a historic journey from the Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a project co-financed by Saab to bolster Sweden’s role in space research and … Read the full press release

Viasat Demonstrates UK Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) to Enhance Navigation Accuracy and Safety

(IN BRIEF) Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has successfully demonstrated a UK satellite-based augmentation system (UK SBAS) for the first time, showcasing how it can significantly improve GPS data accuracy and safety in various transport applications, including aviation. The UK SBAS … Read the full press release

Bundeswehr Awards Rheinmetall €50 Million Contract for Aircraft Decoy Flares

(IN BRIEF) The German military, Bundeswehr, has awarded Rheinmetall a significant contract worth nearly €50 million for over 470,000 decoy flares from Rheinmetall’s Birdie product line. These infrared decoy flares are used to distract incoming infrared-homing guided missiles and simulate … Read the full press release

EU’s Defence Equity Facility to Mobilize €500 Million for Dual-Use Innovations

(IN BRIEF) The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) are collaborating to launch a €175 million Defence Equity Facility, aimed at supporting innovation in the defence sector. The EIF will provide equity funding to venture capital and private … Read the full press release

EVA Air Places Order for 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neo Aircraft from Airbus

(IN BRIEF) Taiwanese airline EVA Air has confirmed its order for 18 long-range A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo aircraft from Airbus. This decision marks EVA Air as the latest global airline to choose the A350-1000 for its long-haul operations and … Read the full press release

London Gatwick Unveils Advanced Electric Vehicle Charging Station in World-First Initiative

(IN BRIEF) London Gatwick Airport has made history by inaugurating the world’s first Electric Forecourt® – a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging station developed by GRIDSERVE. Situated on the approach to the South Terminal, this cutting-edge facility offers 30 charging … Read the full press release

Ipsotek Secures Contracts to Implement AI Video Analytics at Romanian Airports

(IN BRIEF) Ipsotek, a leader in AI-powered video analytics solutions, has been awarded three contracts to deploy advanced technology at Cluj, Sibiu, and Satu Mare airports in Romania. These contracts were obtained in collaboration with UTI Construction and Facility Management … Read the full press release

DHL Partners with Astrobotic to Deliver Lunar Mementos: A Giant Leap in Space Logistics

(IN BRIEF) DHL, a global logistics leader, has collaborated with space technology company Astrobotic to make lunar deliveries a reality. As part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, the Astrobotic Peregrine Lunar Lander successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, … Read the full press release

Historic 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Transatlantic Flight Supported by Kuehne+Nagel

(IN BRIEF) On November 28, 2023, a groundbreaking achievement took place as the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) transatlantic flight by a commercial airline successfully landed at New York JFK after departing from London Heathrow. Kuehne+Nagel, a key … Read the full press release