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Aviation & Aerospace Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

BAE Systems: Series of planned exercises in high temperatures demonstrated Hawk’s capabilities to operate in hot weather

A demonstration led by the Royal Air Force has proven the Hawk advanced jet trainer’s ability to operate in soaring temperatures. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A pair of Hawk T2 aircraft from the RAF’s IV Squadron undertook … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space invests €60 million into a new logistics centre for military aircraft spare parts

To be operational in 2020 Industry-led centralized spare part management to increase fleet availability of German Air Force Capacities for future needs like German Tornado Replacement and new European Future Combat Air System (FCAS) considered MANCHING, 01-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Airbus commits towards enhancing the capability and competitiveness of the Australia’s space sector

Canberra, Australia, 01-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the Australian Space Agency (ASA) have signed a statement of intent confirming the European manufacturer’s commitment towards enhancing the capability and competitiveness of the country’s space sector. The statement of intent, which is … Read the full press release

UK operator HeliGroup took delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations

MONACO, 01-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UK operator HeliGroup has taken delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations from Airbus Corporate Helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Club during the annual yacht show in the Principality. The handover … Read the full press release

Plus Ultra Líneas Aereas rejects an article published on August 8th

MADRID, 26-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From Plus Ultra Líneas Aereas, we want to reject the article (https://news.europawire.eu/plus-ultra-strongly-denies-the-fraud-allegations-bought-against-them-in-the-english-class-action-lawsuit-17300/eu-press-release/2018/08/08) published on August 8th on this web page. The article was completely false and published without any source verification. The quotes made in … Read the full press release

Leonardo and Paramount to assess the development of an operative configuration of the M-345 for the African market

Leonardo and the African-based global defence and aerospace company Paramount Group signed a Letter of Intent during “Africa Aerospace & Defence” in Pretoria The M-345, already ordered by Italian Air Force, is the new basic/advanced Trainer of Leonardo ROME, 24-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

New Department of Aerospace, Aeronautics and Geodesy established at the Technical University of Munich

MUNICH, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In response to epoch-making developments in aviation and space flight, the Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder announced the establishment of a new engineering department at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in his government statement … Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways’ first Airbus A380 completes its maiden flight

TOULOUSE, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is … Read the full press release

CMIG Aviation Capital will adopt Rolls-Royce LessorCare across its existing and future fleet of Trent-powered aircraft

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has announced CMIG Aviation Capital as a new customer for LessorCare, the pioneering new service tailored specifically to the needs of lessors. CMIG Aviation Capital will adopt the service across their existing and future fleet … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce engines to power US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft of Boeing

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refuelling. The US Navy has awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing … Read the full press release

Airbus to use AirSeas’ SeaWing automated kite on its own RORO ships that transport large aircraft parts among its production sites

The company’s own transport vessels will be equipped with automated towing kites from an Airbus start-up TOULOUSE, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus’ slogan, “We make it fly,” has taken an entirely new meaning with the application of its aeronautical expertise … Read the full press release

Airbus delivered Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)

SINGAPORE, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has delivered the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The aircraft made its first official public appearance on Saturday 1 September 2018 at the RSAF’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

Airbus to send new ACLS Life Support Rack to the International Space Station (ISS)

Airbus-built ACLS Life Support Rack is ready for launch from Tanegashima Alexander Gerst to install ESA´s new technology demonstrator on the ISS FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is sending a new Life Support Rack to the International Space Station … Read the full press release

Airbus-developed Skywise open data platform now with more than 6,000 users around the world

Airbus’ Skywise open data platform has developed into an industry leader TOULOUSE, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In less than three years’ time, Skywise has evolved from a promising concept to the aviation sector’s most robust data asset, with more than … Read the full press release

Airbus-built Aeolus wind sensing satellite successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana

Airbus-built Aeolus satellite to map Earth’s wind in real-time Kourou, French Guiana, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, built by Airbus, has been successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite will now undergo a … Read the full press release

The flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain Gulf Air took delivery of its first A320neo

TOULOUSE, 22-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo today. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the … Read the full press release

Flight around the world with Mercedes-Benz 20-hp aircraft engine in August 1928: Authentically reconstructed L 20 light aircraft on display in the Mercedes-Benz Museum

In August 1928, Friedrich Karl von Koenig-Warthausen embarks on a great adventure: He intends to fly to Moscow with his Klemm-Daimler L 20 light aircraft in record time. Once there, he spontaneously decides to fly all the way around the whole … Read the full press release

EASA grants the Supplemental Type Certificate to GKN Fokker Services for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft

Redditch, United Kingdom, 16-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EASA has recently granted the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to GKN Fokker Services for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Multiple customers of GKN Fokker Services have already ordered the … Read the full press release

Lufthansa starts the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 15-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and Lufthansa have successfully started the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius. The ISE marks an important step in the commercialization for this innovative additive. In the … Read the full press release

Telescope Manager consortium concluded its work on the architectural design of a fundamental part of the software for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope

SWINDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first design project for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – has been completed. After four and a half years, the international Telescope Manager … Read the full press release