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Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Software Startup Kittyhawk

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June 12, 2018

Integrated technology platform will support a safe, reliable next-generation air traffic management system Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk’s technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables… Read More ›

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Portugal

All aboard and welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest! With the slogan “All aboard”, the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in May in Lisbon, with 43 countries scheduled to take part. The inspiration for the choice of slogan comes from the link between Lisbon and the ocean, a historical connection, because… Read More ›

Jet Aviation completes acquisition of Hawker Pacific

Jet Aviation announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The transaction is valued at US$250 million. Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation, said: “We are now in a position to further… Read More ›

Filing of freezing orders against Mutanda Mining and Kamoto Copper Company

Ventora Development Sasu (“Ventora”), a company affiliated with Mr Dan Gertler, has today served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) freezing orders against Mutanda Mining Sarl (“Mutanda”) and Kamoto Copper Company (“KCC”), subsidiaries of Glencore Plc, for approximately $695 million and US$2.28 billion respectively. Ventora alleges that Mutanda has breached an agreement with… Read More ›

TAG HEUER GOES ELECTRIC… ON FOUR-WHEEL AND TWO-WHEEL DRIVES ALIKE!

After the Formula E, TAG Heuer has become the Official Partner of the Giro E: The Tour of Italy by electric bike. A new turn for TAG Heuer… and for clean energy. The Giro E, a 100% electric Grand Tour Four days after the start of the Tour of Italy a brand new race–the Giro d’Italia–is… Read More ›

New 911 GT3 RS sets a lap time of 6:56.4 minutes through the ‘Green Hell’

Most powerful 911 with normally aspirated engine sets benchmark at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife Stuttgart . On April 16 the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set another benchmark for road-approved sports cars at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany: Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes with the 520-hp GT3 RS. The Frenchman’s… Read More ›

EASA at AERO 2018: A vision for the future of General Aviation (GA)

Implementation of EASA’s simpler, lighter and better rules for the GA community has started to happen – milestones have been reached – enabling safe innovative technologies and safety promotion a growing priority At this year’s AERO international GA fair (Friedrichshafen, Germany, 18th– 21st April 2018), EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods and his team presented the latest… Read More ›

Air Canada to Save 160 Tonnes of Carbon on Earth Day through Innovative Biojet Fuel Project at Toronto Pearson Airport

Airline serves as lead partner to introduce biojet into airport shared fuel system Air Canada will save 160 tonnes of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, coordinated by Canada‘s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), Air Canada is a leading partner, introducing… Read More ›

Bombardier to Showcase Cabin Comfort Leadership with China Debut of Global 7000 Mock-up at ABACE

Global 7000 mock-up tour making its first appearance in China following triumphant stops in Singapore and Dubai Premier cabin also making first appearance in China on board the luxurious Global 6000 aircraft, showcasing its elevated level of visual and functional refinement  Best-selling Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft round out Bombardier lineup on static display… Read More ›

Boeing Secures Services Contract for Canada’s Chinooks

Five-year performance-based logistics contract to provide lifecycle support for Royal Canadian Air Force‘s fleet of CH-147F Chinooks The follow-on contract covers full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics and training services OTTAWA, Ontario, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the Canadian government have agreed to an amendment to an existing performance-based… Read More ›

A350-900 lands in Chile for FIDAE air show

World’s most modern airliner on static and flying display during Latin America’s iconic air show The A350-900 flight test aircraft arrived at Santiago Chile’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport for the 20th edition of the FIDAE air show, where it will be on static display and take part in flying demonstrations between 2-5 April. The A350-900… Read More ›

Private pilot fined after landing without permission

The pilot of a light aircraft was fined £3,600 after he landed at Coventry Airport without being given permission by air traffic control. David Harbottle was also ordered to pay £4,500 costs to the CAA. Another aeroplane had to pull off the runway just before Harbottle touched down. The 69-year-old, from Ottershaw Park in Surrey,… Read More ›

easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to seven airports and adds new connections airline partners

easyJet will add Berlin Tegel, Amsterdam Schiphol,  Venice Marco Polo, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly, Edinburgh and Inverness to its ‘Worldwide by easyJet connections’ product New connecting airline partners have also been announced – Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie and Loganair 53 million easyJet customers will be able to connect to other airlines’… Read More ›

American Airlines Celebrity Ski Raises $1 Million for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

American Airlines raised more than $1 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 33rd Annual American Airlines Celebrity Ski weekend. Guests were joined by more than 20 celebrities – including Lenny Clarke, Louis van Amstel and Andre Reed – on the snowy slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Funds will go directly to support the… Read More ›

Northrop Grumman Launches STAAR Aerospace STEM Summer Camp for Students in the UK

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has launched its Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency (STAAR) programme, a unique summer camp open to students across the U.K., aged 14-15 years, with an interest in aerospace engineering. The STAAR programme has been developed in partnership with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the RAF Museum, and will be delivered… Read More ›

SIA, DFASS And SATS Agree Travel Retail Joint Venture

• JV will transform SIA’s ‘KrisShop’ and Scoot’s ‘Scootalogue’ programmes into omni-channel e-commerce platforms • SIA to hold 70% stake; DFASS and SATS to each hold 15% • DFASS to be exclusive supplier of the JV • SATS to manage on-board fulfilment Singapore Airlines (SIA), DFASS and SATS have agreed to establish a joint venture… Read More ›

i-VISION

Immersive Semantics-based Virtual Environments for the Design and Validation of Human-centred Aircraft Cockpits Aerospace industries aim at reducing product development times and cost but face a major obstacle, the need to build several physical prototypes for verifying various factors during design. Human factors considerations in the design process of aeronautic products play a crucial role… Read More ›

Emirates wins three Passenger Choice Awards at APEX Asia

Accolades underline Emirates’ outstanding onboard facilities and services, as rated by passengers. Emirates received three Regional Passenger Choice Awards for Best Entertainment in the Middle East, Best Inflight Wi-Fi in the Middle East, and the Best Overall Experience in the Middle East at the 2018 APEX Passenger Choice Awards ceremony held during APEX Asia in… Read More ›

Threshold – FOI examines what this buzzword means

The term threshold often appears in current defence policy documents – although usually without any explanation of what it means. An FOI report investigates what lies behind the concept. Threshold has become something of a fashionable concept in the defence sector. It is used in the Swedish parliament’s defence bills, and in the defence ministry’s… Read More ›

PEGASUS Student Conference

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for PEGASUS Students (i.e., students enrolled for a degree programme of PEGASUS institutions) and aerospace students of other European Universities to present technical papers in public competition for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in the graduate (masters candidates only) category. The conference serves to… Read More ›

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