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Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus.

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme. The 1150 kg Sentinel-3B satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher from Plesetsk, Russia, at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST; 21:57local time)… Read More ›

Three new Embraers for KLM Cityhopper

KLM Cityhopper (KLC) will add three new Embraers to its fleet during the coming weeks. The first – an E175+, registration PH-EXW – touched down at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol yesterday evening. Saturday will see the arrival of another E175+ (PH-EXX), with the third new Embraer, an E190 (PH-EXY), arriving a week later, on 24 March…. Read More ›

Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System outage – situational update

he issue with the ETFMS system has been identified and action is underway to return to normal operations. However, flight plans filed before 10.26 UTC were lost and aircraft operators have been requested to refile these flight plans for all aircraft that have not yet departed. The ATFM contingency plan will be maintained for the… Read More ›

Cathay Pacific operates first non-stop flight from Brussels to Hong Kong

New service meets increasing business and leisure demand and provides customers with greater options and flexibility. Cathay Pacific today operated its first ever flight from Brussels Airport to Hong Kong. The only non-stop service connecting the Belgian capital with the airline’s dynamic home city, Flight CX338 departed Brussels on time at 13.10 with a full… 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 ›

Reduced Aircraft Mass

1. Reduced structural and payload weight Some of the ideas dealt with in other sections may have relevance here: the use of ground power augmentation (section 2.2) may serve to reduce engine thrust or the use of detachable or ground located undercarriages (section 4.1.3). However, the most effective approach to a better relationship between power,… Read More ›

ERA publishes guidance to airlines on Brexit

Following the publishing of ERA’s (European Regions Airline Association) position on Brexit in September last year, the association has released guidance to its airlines to give them some advice in preparation for the different potential Brexit scenarios. Brexit is one of the biggest priorities for ERA and the purpose of the published document is to… Read More ›

Air France celebrates French haute cuisine with the “Goût de France/Good France” event

For the fourth consecutive year, Air France is partner of the “Gôut de/Good France” event, organized by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the chef Alain Ducasse, celebrating fine French cuisine around the globe.  As a privileged partner of this new edition with “French wines and spirits” as its theme, Air France is… Read More ›

Gulfstream continue to provide enhanced customer support worldwide

Ten Forums, Two Advisory Board Meetings And One Virtual Operators Conference Scheduled Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. reaffirms its commitment to worldwide customer support with an extensive schedule of 2017 events that began with a pilots forum Jan. 18 in Zurich. The 2017 schedule also includes nine traditional operator forums in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters achieves delivery targets and maintains market leadership in 2016

    Deliveries up five percent to 418 units   388 gross orders Key military campaigns secured     Marignane, Airbus Helicopters delivered 418 rotorcraft in 2016, a five percent increase compared with 2015, against a challenging market backdrop. The company strengthened its lead on the civil and parapublic helicopter market while maintaining its position… Read More ›

Dassault to Provide Special Event Support at the World Economic Forum

Dassault Aviation will offer an expanded range of on-ground services to support customers at this year’s World Economic Forum. In addition to standard onsite troubleshooting provided by the Falcon Command Centers, special events support will include technical team assistance and offsite resources provided through the company’s Authorized Service Center network and its Falcon Response AOG… Read More ›

Barcelona – Bogotá on Avianca’s new boeing 787

The Boeing Dreamliner 787, the most modern aircraft on Avianca’s fleet, will now serve the Barcelona – Bogota route. With the inclusion of this aircraft to the Bogota – Barcelona – Bogota route on January 2, Avianca now operates all routes between Europe and Colombia in these modern aircraft. The incorporation of the B787 to… Read More ›

Pilatus Sells 21 PC-21s, Including 17 for the French Air Force

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is delighted to announce the signing of three PC-21 fleet orders by end of December 2016, for a total of 21 PC-21s, of which 17 are for the French Air Force and two each for the Royal Jordanian Air Force and QinetiQ, a British company which operates the “Empire Test Pilots’ School“…. Read More ›

Lufthansa Mobile now offers prepaid SIM cards

One SIM card for the whole world: Lufthansa Mobile enables low cost telephone calls and data with full cost control in over 180 countries. Lufthansa Mobile now meets the so-called “always on” customer demand for those travelling, and at low cost. The prepaid tariff is a welcome opportunity for both holidaymakers and business travellers who… Read More ›

Cathay Pacific to boost UK connectivity with additional flights to Gatwick and Manchester

More choice and flexibility with up to six services a day between Hong Kong and London in 2017; Manchester to receive the Airbus A350 from June. On the back of strengthening demand for flights connecting Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, Cathay Pacific today announced that its current four-times-weekly service to Gatwick will become a… Read More ›

Dublin Selected as Site of IASS 2017

Flight Safety Foundation Wednesday announced that the 70th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS) will be held in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 23–25, 2017, and will be hosted by Aer Lingus. The announcement was made Wednesday on the final day of IASS 2016 in Dubai. “We are looking forward to bringing IASS back to Europe,” said… Read More ›

Air France welcomes its first Boeing 787

At 9 am on Friday 2 December, Air France welcomed its very first Boeing 787. On this occasion, and as is our custom, firefighters at Paris-Charles de Gaulle gave the aircraft the traditional water salute. Franck Terner, Air France CEO stated: “It is with great pride and honour today that Air France takes delivery of… Read More ›

United Technologies’ Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series Tackles Green Building and Health

United Technologies gathered more than 300 building professionals this week in Dubai, UAE and London to discuss trends in green building and their connection to human health and productivity. Both cities are known for having some of the most progressive green building trends in the world. The corporate strategy firm, Soldiance ranked London and Dubai,… Read More ›

Dassault Falcon Service Inaugurates Bordeaux-Mérignac Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Facility

Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, today inaugurated its new maintenance facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac intended to meet the increase in repair and overhaul services for the Falcon 7X and other new Falcon models. Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman/CEO, and Jean Kayanakis, DFS General Manager, oversaw the ceremony attended by a host of… Read More ›

MRO and additive manufacturing

In an issue dated October 14, 2016, and as part of a special report on MRO and additive manufacturing, the weekly magazine Air & Cosmos published an interview with Thierry Thomas, Vice President of the industrial skills center Safran Additive Manufacturing within Safran Tech. Below we have reproduced the interview with the kind permission of… Read More ›

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