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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Safran Helicopter Engines signs by-the-hour support contracts for the H125 and H130 helicopters of Papillon and Rainier

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Bordes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL signs new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European Network Service (NewPENS)

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a common procurement action, EUROCONTROL and forty-one industry partners, primarily air navigation service providers (ANSPs), today launched a new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European … Read the full press release

Customers now with access to Honeywell’s avionics and mechanical solutions at GKN’s Fokker Services facilities in the Netherlands, U.S. and Singapore

Redditch, United Kingdom, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Fokker has signed an agreement with Honeywell to provide customers with component maintenance, repair and overhaul services for avionics and mechanical components. Customers will have access to Honeywell’s world-class avionics and mechanical solutions … Read the full press release

Volvo Group starts a training programme for truck drivers in Morocco

GOTHENBURG, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volvo Group is starting a training programme for truck drivers in Morocco. This is the second driver training school in Africa that the group is involved in. The aim of the schools is to increase … Read the full press release

GKN Fokker and Rituals launch the Cabin Scent System at the Hamburg Aircraft Interior Exposition (AIX)

Redditch, United Kingdom, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Fokker, in cooperation with Rituals, launches an innovative product at the Hamburg Aircraft Interior Exposition (AIX), April 10-12, 2018. To create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere and improve the passenger experience on board … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce: Jackson Square Aviation will adopt LessorCare across its existing and future fleets of Trent-powered aircraft

Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has announced Jackson Square Aviation as a new customer for LessorCare, the pioneering new service tailored specifically to the needs of lessors. Jackson Square Aviation will adopt LessorCare across its existing and … Read the full press release

Airbus: Qantas launch operator of the A380 Cabin-Flex on its current A380 fleet from mid-2019

Up to 11 more premium economy seats or seven business class seats To be available in service from 2019 TOULOUSE, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the efficiency-boosting A380 cabin enablers, Airbus has developed a new option: “A380 Cabin-Flex”. … Read the full press release

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace to develop lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths

Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft’s existing cargo compartments Improving the passengers’ experience while enabling airlines to differentiate To be included in catalogue of certified solutions by 2020, initially on A330 TOULOUSE, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and Zodiac … Read the full press release

Airbus now has the first 3D-printed parts seamlessly integrated into the cabins of its jetliners

First 3D-printed part visible to passengers will be flying soon with Finnair TOULOUSE, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — When an airline updates its aircraft cabin layout, gaps are often created between the existing and new components. Such gaps need to be … Read the full press release

Engineer Sophie Harker awarded the Bee Beamont Engineer Award at BAE Systems event

Lancashire based engineer Sophie Harker has picked up a prestigious award at a BAE Systems event celebrating engineering excellence. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The ‘Bee Beamont’ Award is presented annually and recognises newly qualified engineers who have … Read the full press release

Airbus showcasing products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter markets at FIDAE air show

Latest products, services to be showcased at Latin America’s leading airshow TOULOUSE, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus will have a major presence at the 20th FIDAE air show, showcasing the latest products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, … Read the full press release

CFM: Lion Group now the largest LEAP engine customer in the world

• Makes Lion Group largest LEAP engine customer in the world • CFM to provide expanded MRO support JAKARTA, Indonesia, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a special signing ceremony here today, Transportation Partners, the leasing arm of Lion Group, and CFM … Read the full press release

Graz University of Technology, voestalpine, Fuchshofer Präzisionstechnik, TCM International, and Diamond Aircraft Industries establish endowed chair for aerospace research in Austria

LINZ, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With an average annual growth of over three percent globally, the aerospace sector is taking off. In order to take advantage of this potential, an endowed chair has been established at the Graz University of Technology … Read the full press release

Qatar to purchase 12 additional Rafale fighters

SAINT-CLOUD, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The exercise of the option for the purchase of 12 additional Rafale fighters for Qatar comes into effect today. This option was exercised on 7 December 2017 at Doha in the presence of the President … Read the full press release

NAC places US$486 million of unsecured debt to refinance aircraft within its portfolio

Billund, Denmark, 27-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NAC has recently completed the placement of US$486m of unsecured debt through US$381 million Senior Unsecured Private Placement issuance and an US$105 million Unsecured Schuldschein offering. These issuances consist of 3,5,7,8, and ten-year tranches. … Read the full press release

Thales supplied amplifiers for the New Horizons spacecraft to take the farthest images ever taken from Earth

12 years spent travelling the cosmos. 4 hours for the images to travel back. La Défense, France, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales has been helping to document the final frontier ever since humanity first ventured into space. Thales technologies were there … Read the full press release

New app and website for Airbus’ Safety First magazine

New app and website for Airbus’ premier publication on aviation safety TOULOUSE, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘Safety First’ gets to the heart of the Airbus commitment to ensuring its products and the people who fly on them experience the highest levels … Read the full press release

SB Havacılık A.Ş. appointed new distributor and Service Center in Turkey for Airbus Helicopters

ISTANBUL, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line. SBAIR … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to deliver Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes OCCAR

MADRID, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order for an Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes – OCCAR – on behalf of NATO Support … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters: Babcock to purchase a fleet of H160s for EMS missions starting in Europe

Las Vegas, NV, USA, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters to deliver four ACH160s to the North American market for an undisclosed customer

Las Vegas, NV, USA, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for four ACH160s with an undisclosed, North American customer.  The launch customer, a major US business entity with extensive experience in corporate aviation, has opted for … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics system surpassed 100.000 flight hours milestone since launch

Airbus Helicopters’ digital avionics suite now operational on H135, H145 and H175, coming up on H160. Las Vegas, NV, USA, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — , Airbus’ fleet of helicopters equipped with the Helionix avionics system have surpassed the symbolic milestone … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters presents three-tiered connected services at HAI Heli-Expo 2018

TOULOUSE, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This new addition to the HCare service offer is comprised of a suite of software and applications that works in concert with operational flight and aircraft data to give operators a global view of their fleet’s … Read the full press release

EU Clean Sky: Airbus’ Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe (BLADE) project received the 2018 Aviation Week Laureates Award for Commercial, Technology

The most extensive wing laminar flow demonstrator programme ever undertaken for commercial aviation. Improving aviation’s ecological footprint, with a 50% reduction of wing friction and up to five percent lower CO2 emissions. TOULOUSE, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a ceremony in … Read the full press release

TAP Air Portugal is the launch operator of Airbus’ newest A330 variant

Back-to-back painting of the initial two A330neo jetliners is completed for the Portuguese flag carrier TOULOUSE, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The initial two A330neo jetliners destined for an airline operator have rolled out of the paint shop bearing the red … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space at the heart of an in-flight demonstration of aviation safety aimed at detecting distress signals

Based on the MEOLUT Next system from Thales Alenia Space, used to detect distress signals DAKAR, Senegal, 26-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space is at the heart of an in-flight demonstration of aviation safety, carried out today within the scope … Read the full press release

Safran and Albany open a third joint manufacturing plant to make composite parts for the LEAP aircraft engine

Querétaro, Mexico, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran and Albany inaugurated today, in Mexico, a third joint manufacturing plant to make composite parts for the LEAP aircraft engine. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Francisco Domínguez Servién, Governor of the State of … Read the full press release

Safran Electrical & Power to participate in the Boeing 2018 ecoDemonstrator

Everett, WA, USA, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Electrical & Power is proud to participate in the Boeing 2018 ecoDemonstrator, a campaign launched to improve commercial aviation’s environmental performance throughout an airplane’s lifecycle. After decades of successful partnership with Boeing on … Read the full press release

STELIA Aerospace presents a demonstrator for metallic self-reinforced fuselage pannels manufactured by 3D impression

World premiere for additive manufacturing: STELIA Aerospace presents a demonstrator for metallic self-reinforced fuselage pannels manufactured by 3D impression TOULOUSE, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STELIA Aerospace presents, as a world premiere, in partnership with Constellium, Centrale Nantes and CT Ingénierie, in … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky team up to compete in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program

DÜSSELDOFT, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company signed a strategic teaming agreement for competing in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program. Rheinmetall brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Sikorsky … Read the full press release