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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Airbus Defence and Space: entire edited WorldDEM database and WorldDEM4Ortho dataset now available via streaming

Friedrichshafen, Germany, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space announced that the entire edited WorldDEM database, together with the already available WorldDEM4Ortho dataset, are now available via streaming.This online access to the WorldDEM and WorldDEM4Ortho of the entire Earth’s … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space and Ursa Space Systems extend partnership on radar satellite data access

TOULOUSE, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space will continue to provide access to its radar satellite data to Ursa Space Systems (Ursa), a data fusion and analytics company. Both parties signed a new four-year contract after having started … Read the full press release

SABCA: medical drone transport system project selected for funding from Smart Mobility Belgium

BRUSSELS/ANTWERP, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Helicus Aero Initiative (HAI) is putting in place a system that is able to transport medical parcels by drones between hospitals and their laboratories/pharmacies. The project, named MEDRONA, was selected for funding by the federal government. … Read the full press release

Safran Landing Systems appoints Lydie Jallier Executive Vice President for Human Resources

PARIS, 23-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lydie Jallier started her career in 1998 at auto parts company Delphi in the steering systems engineering department. She was subsequently named Internal Communications Manager in 2003, then Human Resources Manager in 2005. Lydie joined … Read the full press release

Safran and Zodiac Aerospace sign an agreement for the merger of Zodiac Aerospace into Safran

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN THE UNITES STATES OF AMERICA PARIS, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran (Euronext Paris : SAF) and Zodiac Aerospace today signed an agreement for the merger of Zodiac Aerospace into Safran, as announced on June 1, … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Portuguese Ministry of Defence selects AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter

Contract awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Defence valued in excess of €20 million for five helicopters plus options for two additional units with deliveries between late 2018 and early 2020  The AW119Kx will perform a range of roles including … Read the full press release

Heathrow announces plans for a full-scale roll out of new biometric services from the summer of 2019

Heathrow to launch airport’s first end-to-end biometrics trial bringing facial recognition to each point of the departing passenger’s journey The £50 million project will see facial recognition added to even more points in the passenger journey, transforming the passenger experience … Read the full press release

Heathrow’s annual Race the Plane charity challenge joined by 400 cyclists to raise money for The Duke of Edinburgh’s charity

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visits Heathrow as airport celebrates DofE partnership, with cyclists taking part in the third annual Race the Plane challenge The challenge sees over 400 cyclists from the airport race a United flight from … Read the full press release

Heathrow: UK’s first electric-hybrid aircraft to touch down at the UK’s hub free of charge for a year

Speaking at the BusinessGreen Summit, CEO John Holland-Kaye will open the incentive to all airlines operating at Heathrow both now and in the future The grand innovation prize is the latest in a suite of measures designed to encourage airlines … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems introduces new bathymetric LiDAR high resolution technology in its Leica Chiroptera 4X and Leica HawkEye 4X

New Leica Chiroptera 4X, Leica HawkEye 4X save more than 50 per cent in flight costs Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 19-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced today the availability of Leica Chiroptera 4X and Leica HawkEye 4X. The latest … Read the full press release

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to become a significant minority investor in Nordic Aviation Capital

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, is set to join NAC’s founder, Martin Møller and EQT VI as a significant minority investor in NAC The transaction will comprise a partial sale by the existing shareholders and new capital to further strengthen … Read the full press release

Inmarsat names Kai Tang as Senior Vice President of Business and General Aviation (BGA)

LONDON, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced the appointment of Kai Tang as Senior Vice President of Business and General Aviation (BGA). Kai joins the Inmarsat Aviation business from Inmarsat Government, … Read the full press release

Indra: The Helicopter Simulation Center (CESIHEL) of the Aviation Academy of the Spanish Army is one of the most advanced simulation centers in Europe

CESIHEL has eight simulators of different helicopter models connected to a network, allowing training in the most complex mission scenarios. It is a reference center in Europe with such a capacity to jointly train from different sites. It is the … Read the full press release

ZAL invests on €2.6M Laser Shock Peening facility at ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg

The ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research is strengthening its position as one of the leading aviation industry innovation centers worldwide. Today, Wednesday, in the presence of Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher, the infrastructure for Laser Shock Peening (LSP) … Read the full press release