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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Rolls-Royce to use Thai Airways’ testbed to support its Trent XWB engine programme

Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has announced an agreement with Thai Airways International to deliver further testbed capacity to support its unprecedented Trent programme activity. Rolls-Royce will use THAI’s testbed at Don Mueang Airport to support its … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce signs contracts with Singapore Airlines for Trent 1000 and Trent 700 engines

Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce today signed contracts with Singapore Airlines at the Singapore Airshow covering Trent 1000 and Trent 700 engines. Singapore Airlines formally confirmed a $1.7bn order for Trent 1000 engines to power 19 Boeing … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom, Inmarsat, Nokia complete key technological step in the development of the European Aviation Network (EAN)

First Europe-wide integrated LTE network created with 300 base stations European Aviation Network satellite launched, tested and ready for service Fast broadband access in the sky for passengers and airlines British Airways, part of IAG Group, first commercial customer BONN, 08-Feb-2018 — … Read the full press release

BAE Systems selected by The U.S. Navy to provide reliable, real-time intelligence solutions for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 07-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Navy has selected BAE Systems to provide equipment and support services for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR). As one of several companies involved, BAE Systems will pursue future … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ extends contract for its Advanced Component Obsolescence Management services to U.S. Air Force

BAE Systems has secured a three-year, $37 million U.S. Air Force contract to continue providing support services that manage obsolete parts for aircraft, weapon systems, and a range of electronics and equipment. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 06-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

Airbus announces firm order for two A330neo aircraft from Air Sénégal

Order to boost the development of Senegal’s new national carrier TOULOUSE, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal, has signed a firm order for two A330neo aircraft, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body … Read the full press release

Leonardo ranked eighth in the ‘Best Employer of Choice 2018’ survey

The company has risen six places in the ranking of places new graduates would like to work Leonardo has achieved its highest position since the survey was launched in 2002 Profumo: “We have understood the expectations and aspirations of new … Read the full press release

FL Technics to provide extended services of base maintenance for 3 years to Bulgaria Air

Vilnius, Lithuania, 29-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced signing the agreement with Bulgaria national carrier Bulgaria Air. According to the agreement, Bulgaria Air will receive extended services of … Read the full press release

GKN Aerospace’s Fokker obtains Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA for the ADS-B Out modification on the Airbus A320 fleet

SmartLynx launching customer for ADS-B Out modification on the A320 New easy to install form-fit ATC Transponders. REDDITCH, 29-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business has obtained the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA for the introduction of the … Read the full press release

Red Eléctrica de España obtains license to operate drones for the inspection and maintenance of electricity transmission lines

MADRID, 26-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Red Eléctrica de España developed two projects in 2017 for the use of drones – remotely piloted aircraft – for the inspection and maintenance of electricity transmission lines, as a commitment of the Company to innovation … Read the full press release

Thales delivers SuperCam laser for NASA’s Mars 2020 exploration programme

 La Défense, France, 25-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NASA has begun building the Mars 2020 rover and integrating the instruments it will carry. The Mars 2020 mission will follow in the footsteps of Curiosity, which has been exploring Gale Crater on the … Read the full press release

Safran Nacelles to maintain Airbus A330 thrust reversers for Egyptair

Dubai, United Emirates, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Nacelles has signed a contract with Egyptair for maintenance services on thrust reversers that equip its Airbus A330 jetliner fleet, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. The agreement involves scheduled soft time … Read the full press release

Safran Nacelles to provide unscheduled maintenance services coverage and asset management for thrust reversers on Kuwait Airways’ Airbus A330 jetliner fleet

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Nacelles has been selected by Kuwait Airways to provide unscheduled maintenance services coverage and asset management for thrust reversers on the airline’s Airbus A330 jetliner fleet powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 … Read the full press release

Safran: Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) now supporting five airlines with its radome repair solutions

Dubai, UAE, Paris, Amsterdam, 23-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) is now supporting five airlines with its radome repair solutions, providing services at competitive rates with quick turnaround times for operators throughout the Middle East and Indian Peninsula. … Read the full press release

GKN plc rejects unsolicited acquisition proposal from Melrose Industries PLC: terms fundamentally undervalue the Company and its prospects

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Airbus China appointments: Eric Chen becomes Chairman and George Xu CEO

TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus signs MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC): technical innovation, engineering capabilities and supply chain expansion

Further enhancing the industrial cooperation in Tianjin Production ramp-up to six aircraft per month in Tianjin’s A320 Final Assembly Line TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the presence of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus acquires Strategic Simulation Solutions flight training center in Aurora, Colorado

Airbus acquires flight training center in Aurora, Colorado Move expands Airbus flight training availability for North American operators Airbus has more than tripled its number of training locations worldwide in only three years TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a move … Read the full press release

Airbus unveils the latest addition to the A320 Family: A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex)

New evolution with longer range and higher capacity TOULOUSE, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will undergo ground … Read the full press release

Eamonn Brennan to lead EUROCONTROL from 1 January 2018

Brussels, Belgium, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eamonn Brennan was appointed by the 41 Member States of EUROCONTROL to lead the organisation as its Director General from 1 January 2018. Before joining EUROCONTROL, Eamonn Brennan was the Chief Executive of the Irish … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL handled 10.6 million flights in 2017; 4.4% increase vs 2016

Brussels, Belgium, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2017 EUROCONTROL, which has been nominated as Network Manager by the European Commission, handled 10.6 million flights, an increase of 4.4% over 2016, which was also a record year. This is equivalent to over … Read the full press release

Leonardo: State Border Guard of Latvia orders two AW119Kx single engine helicopters

Two AW119Kx helicopters will join two AW109 Powers in 2019 to perform SAR, transport, firefighting and disaster relief missions  Contract also includes an option for an additional unit and aircrew/maintenance technician training services Orders for nearly 300 AW119s placed by … Read the full press release

Aviation Heaven GmbH unveils the first Aircraft Type Specified MRO Search Tool

Aviation Heaven Demo Video MUNICH, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Aviation Heaven GmbH, an online network platform for Business Aviation Operators and Maintenance Facilities (MRO´s) announced the launch of the first Aircraft Type specified MRO network for EASA, Isle of … Read the full press release

Airbus: A320neo Fleet rises to 270 aircraft

TOULOUSE, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading aircraft lessor AerCap holdings N.V. (“AerCap”) (NYSE: AER) has upped its A320neo portfolio after signing a firm agreement to buy 50 additional aircraft. This transaction brings AerCap’s firm orders for the A320neo Family aircraft … Read the full press release

Leonardo: AW109 Trekker helicopter receives type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Newest type in the light twin-engine segment strengthening Leonardo’s position in this market for public services and utility duties   EASA Certification allows deliveries to start in the first quarter of 2018  Over 40 aircraft ordered by customers worldwide to date  … Read the full press release

Leonardo milestone: The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet reaches two million flight hours

Of the total, one million flight hours were achieved in the last three years, demonstrating impressive reliability, effectiveness, safety and supportability  The most successful helicopter programme in 15 years benefits from strong partnership between the Company and its customers, maintaining … Read the full press release