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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Rolls-Royce: completion of ground-testing for the “Accelerating the Electrification of Flight” project a leap towards developing all-electric and hybrid-electric planes

(PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 25-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce, a leading engineering company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems, has announced it has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world’s fastest all-electric plane. All the technology … Read the full press release

Neste on Sweden leading the way in sustainable aviation

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), Finish oil refining and marketing company and one of the most sustainable companies in the world, comments on Sweden becoming a frontrunner in sustainable aviation. Sweden has an ambitious target … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s basecoat/clearcoat system Aerodur 3001/3002 certified by Boeing for use locally in China

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel (AMS: AKZA), Dutch multinational paints and performance coatings manufacturer, has announced its aerospace coatings facility in Dongguan, China, has been qualified by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 … Read the full press release

Sweden and Saab Gripen proposal offers long-term solution that will boost the Croatian defence industry

Sweden has submitted a proposal of 12 new Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to Croatia (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, representatives of the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Embassy in Croatia submitted the government-to-government proposal … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports: Daniel Oduber Quirós airport COVID-19 sanitary measures testified by Airports Council International’s Airport Health Accreditation

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports, a global operator of 45 airports around the world and part of VINCI Concessions SA, has announced that its member airport the Costa Rican international airport Daniel Oduber Quirós (Guanacaste … Read the full press release

BAE Systems engineers unveil digital design concepts for UK’s next combat aircraft

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 24-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems engineers are utilizing the digital environment to design, test and fly concepts for Tempest, a next-generation combat air system for the UK. The concepts demonstrate how leading engineers are embracing one … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce strengthens partnership with Reaction Engines with new agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems

(PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 21-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational engineering company, Rolls-Royce plc and British aerospace manufacturer, Reaction Engines Ltd announce new strategic partnership agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems and explore applications for Reaction Engines’ thermal management technology … Read the full press release

Kieran Doran to lead Barclays’ Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational investment bank and financial services company Barclays announces the appointment of Kieran Doran as a Managing Director in Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking. Based in New York, Mr. Doran will report … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and the university city of Siegen partner over drones used for medical logistics

Drones transport laboratory samples between hospitals Telekom provides campus network for secure control of drones Test operation at the beginning of 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 19-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies Deutsche Telekom (ETR: … Read the full press release

Major milestone for the Hawk programme: the equivalent of 50,000 flying hours achieved in structural testing by Hawk airframe

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 10-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems plc (LON: BA) has announced that engineers from Australia and the UK have successfully completed a rigorous structural testing programme that has resulted in … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ new facility in Warton to rely on Industry 4.0 factory to advance manufacturing on UK’s next generation combat aircraft system Tempest

A new intelligent, smart factory is set to increase productivity and revolutionise combat aircraft production in the UK. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has announced that it collaborated with … Read the full press release

DHL Express Germany and the Airport Munich GmbH to build a new freight building at Munich Airport

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN/ MUNICH, 23-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Express Germany has announced it is investing EUR 70 million to expand its European capacities with a new gateway at Munich International Airport. The logistics company has signed a contract with … Read the full press release

BAE Systems supports UK’s economic recovery by getting people back to work and creating new jobs

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, BAE Systems goes on with its plans of recruiting a record number of apprentices, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. In February, more than 9,000 people across the … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to pioneer a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future; joins UN Race to Zero campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading British engineering company has announced it is setting an ambitious net zero carbon by 2050 goal at the core of future innovation and growth. The company is joining the UN Race to … Read the full press release

A UK first for asset management: AmeyVTOL successfully trialled first drone inspection beyond visual line of sight

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 29-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AmeyVTOL announces a successful demonstration of the first drone inspection of UK infrastructure to go beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS). During the demonstration, the VTOL flying wing surveyed an area of 2km … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Two Dassault aircraft joins Resilience unit of the French Defense Ministry

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-CLOUD, France, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation has made two Falcon business jets available to the French Defense Ministry as part of the Operation Resilience to deal with the health crisis linked to COVID-19. The Operation Resilience … Read the full press release

Hexagon: 2019 Annual and Sustainability reports published; AGM’s date [29 Apr 2020] remains unchanged

Hexagon: 2019 Annual and Sustainability reports published; AGM's date on 29 Apr 2020 remains unchanged

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading sensor, software and autonomous solutions company Hexagon announced it has released its 2019 Annual and Sustainability reports. Both reports are made publicly available on the company’s web site at hexagon.com. Hexagon’s intention … Read the full press release

EH GROUP ENGINEERING awarded EU Horizon 2020

EH Group Engineering AG awarded EU Horizon 2020

Accelerator Pilot Grant: EUR 1.48M (PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EH Group Engineering AG is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the European Commission as part of the highly competitive Horizon 2020 … Read the full press release

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument – the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument - the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 19-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new version of Leica Nova MS60, the world’s first MultiStation. Leica Nova MS60’s newest version will allow its users to perform all surveying tasks with one … Read the full press release

PGZ announces cooperation with American company Bell Textron for the Polish helicopter program

(PRESS RELEASE) WARSAW, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) announces partnership with Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) for a joint cooperation on the “Kruk” helicopter program implemented by Polish Ministry of National Defence. The agreement, signed at Wojskowe Zakłady … Read the full press release

Safran welcomes newly appointed Vice President, Public Affairs, Fabien Menant

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran announces the appointment of Fabien Menant as Vice President, Public Affairs, from February 1, 2020. Fabien reports to Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Relations, Alexandre Ziegler. Fabien started his … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö has just announced it is joining the newly launched initiative called SEAM (from Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers) aimed at improving the sustainability of the abrasive industry. SEAM was announced on January 21, … Read the full press release

Launching the SEAM Program, a New Framework Dedicated to the Sustainability of the Abrasive Industry

After years of unwavering commitment to quality and safety in the use of abrasives and production processes, European abrasive companies are again joining forces to implement sustainability measures industry-wide, thanks to SEAM. (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, … Read the full press release

Crafting qualifications to accelerate adoption of Additive Manufacturing

The first diplomas awarded for the new harmonized qualification system for AM developed by EWF will contribute to a faster adoption of this key enabling technology and ensure the future of European industrial competitiveness (PRESS RELEASE) PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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, … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

(PRESS RELEASE) 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, … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release