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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Airbus Helicopters receives EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly for its H175 super medium helicopter

LONDON, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters and NHV: Together we have made the H175 a benchmark for offshore transport

Marignane, France, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with super medium helicopters. NHV was … Read the full press release

Airbus presents TransHospital deployable hospital at Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane

Transhospital system developed with Siemens Healthineers and ZMS Brisbane, Australia, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is participating at the Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane, Queensland, where the company will showcase its TransHospital deployable hospital. The system is being developed … Read the full press release

Airbus: Final assembly of the A330-800 expected by the end of 2017; first flight in 2018

Production of first parts of the latest A330neo gears up at Airbus facilities TOULOUSE, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force

TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space today delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force marking a key milestone for an aircraft which is transforming the world of air mobility. The aircraft, known as … Read the full press release

Airbus, HAX launch four-month accelerator programme for urban air mobility in Shenzhen, China

Industry leaders join forces to accelerate innovation and shape the future of urban air mobility TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, defence & space and related services, and HAX, the world’s most active early stage … Read the full press release

Airbus held New Space and Innovation competition at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 in Adelaide, Australia

Winning Australian start-up to visit Toulouse to meet European space experts ADELAIDE, Australia, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and other industry players yesterday held a New Space and Innovation competition at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 in Adelaide. The … Read the full press release

G4S retains the security contract at Baghdad International Airport

G4S has retained the contract to provide round-the-clock security to staff and passengers at Baghdad International Airport LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — G4S has retained the contract to manage security at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), following a competitive tender process. This … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes acquires Burlington, Massachusetts-based Exa for $400 million

Strengthens Simulation Portfolio with Next Generation Fluid Dynamics Capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Proven Technology and Industrialized Solutions Available to Customers in All Industries Companies’ Complementary Strengths Expand Power of Digital Engineering Throughout Value-Chain VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault … Read the full press release

ESA astronaut Tim Peake talks life aboard ISS at the University of York

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will reveal the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station at a talk at the University of York. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 26 September, a thousand-strong audience will learn about … Read the full press release

French and Indian Aerospace communities enhance ties to encourage and support French SMEs in India

St Cloud, France, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rafale International consisting of Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales have met more than 100 French SMEs in two-days Business to Business events. These events held  with Indian officials took place in Paris on the 19th … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation at Breitling Sion Airshow 2017 in Switzerland

PARIS, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation takes part in the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017, from September 15 to 17, 2017 in Sion (Switzerland). Dassault Aviation takes part in the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017, from September 15 to 17, 2017 … Read the full press release

Thales to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea in UK

La Défense, France, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (12.09.2017) Thales is announcing a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new UK-based trials and training centres. Key Points Two new … Read the full press release

Neste and Genève Aéroport to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth

ESPOO, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste and Genève Aéroport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth. Genève Aéroport is planning the introduction of renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; … Read the full press release

Airbus: Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor on its way to Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia

STEVENAGE, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. … Read the full press release

Airbus Americas: delivery of the first A320 to be produced in the United States

Mobile, AL, USA, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first delivery of an A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the U.S. facility … Read the full press release

Airbus Foundation conducts workshops of the Airbus Little Engineer programme in Singapore

Cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Space and Technology Association         Programme reached 75 students during two workshops about A380 and Space         Mr NG Chee Meng, Minister for … Read the full press release

Dassault Falcon Jet selectes Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC)

Teterboro, New Jersey, USA, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Falcon Jet recently selected Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC), allowing the facility to perform line maintenance, AOG support and other services on Falcon 900EX EASy and 2000EX … Read the full press release

STFC: Dark Energy Survey (DES): Dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The most accurate map to date of the structure of dark matter in the universe is being released today, supporting the theory that dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe. For the … Read the full press release

Leonardo: the Italian Ministry of Defence’s OPTSAT-3000 satellite to launch 2 August

The launch is scheduled for Wednesday 2 August from Kourou The whole satellite system is supplied by Leonardo through Telespazio; the prime contractor leading an international group of companies OPTSAT-3000 will guarantee high-resolution images of any part of the globe, … Read the full press release

Luo Gang named CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China

Chinese research to support future Airbus products & services TOULOUSE, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

IAG’s low cost long-haul airline brand LEVEL orders three more A330-200

TOULOUSE, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the recent and hugely successful launch in Barcelona of International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, LEVEL, the Group has selected the A330-200 as its aircraft of choice to further expand operations. LEVEL … Read the full press release

Largest planetarium in India now equipped with ZEISS STARMASTER VELVET hybrid planetarium technology

Largest planetarium in India continues its educational work using ZEISS technology JENA, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following an extensive restoration, the Birla Planetarium in Calcutta reopened on 18 July 2017. Originally built 55 years ago, the planetarium has a 23 m … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature Dassault’s newest business jet Falcon 8X

First 8X in China to be Delivered Shortly Beijing, China, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, the Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature the Falcon 8X, Dassault’s newest business jet in the ultra-long range class. Since entering into service … Read the full press release

The ESTACA team won this year’s Dassault UAV Challenge

The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to a close with the final on April 22 and 23, on the Supelec campus in Gif-Sur-Yvette. PARIS, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to … Read the full press release

Photonics solutions: Safran Corporate Ventures to invest in Kastler Brossel Laboratory spinoff Cailabs

PARIS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran today announces equity investment in Cailabs, through Safran Corporate Ventures, its corporate venture subsidiary dedicated to investments in innovative technology companies. A spinoff from the Kastler Brossel Laboratory, providing innovative photonics solutions to harness the … Read the full press release

Fishtail Air signs with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of 2 H125 helicopters for 5 years under the HCare service offer

TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In June 2017, Fishtail Air signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of 2 H125 helicopters for 5 years under the manufacturer’s HCare service offer. The contract stipulates support for both scheduled and … Read the full press release

European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft

Order to be placed by NSPA through OCCAR under EDA initiative MADRIDy, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Germany and Norway officially joined the European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft along with Netherlands and Luxembourg. The two nations … Read the full press release