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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

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

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

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

Wizz Air received their milestone 100th aircraft – coated with AkzoNobel’s high performing exterior topcoat systems

AMSTERDAM 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The sky’s the limit for passengers who travel with Wizz Air, as the value airline received their milestone 100th aircraft – coated with AkzoNobel’s high performing exterior topcoat systems. The two companies have enjoyed a long … Read the full press release

Leonardo teams up with L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems to offer a complete Anti-Submarine Warfare acoustic system

Leonardo has formed separate partnerships with L3 Technologies, relating to the company’s advanced low-frequency HELRAS dipping sonar technology and next generation mid-frequency, lightweight Firefly dipping sonars, and with Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, for its advanced sonobuoy sensors ​The … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital delivered two Embraer E190s to Pegas Fly on lease

BILLUND, Denmark, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered two Embraer E190s, MSNs 19000264 and 19000481 to LLC “IKAR” (d.b.a. Pegas Fly) on lease. About Nordic Aviation Capital NAC is the industry’s … Read the full press release

Leonardo unveils the latest variant in its market-leading ‘BriteCloud’ missile decoy family at Electronic Warfare Europe 2018 conference in Lausanne

BriteCloud 55-T will use sophisticated miniaturised jamming technology to protect military transport aircraft from advanced radar-guided missiles. It will join the proven 55 and 218 format BriteCloud rounds already on offer for fighter jet operators  Made in Luton, UK, Leonardo’s … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital to lease one Embraer E190, MSN 19000461 to Pegas Fly

Billund, Denmark, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered one Embraer E190, MSN 19000461, to LLC “IKAR” (d.b.a. Pegas Fly) on lease. NAC is delighted to welcome LLC “IKAR” as a … 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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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