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Bell 429 celebrates over 330,000 hours of operation

More than 325 Bell 429 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets. Footprint Continues to Grow with New International Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is excited to announce that the Bell 429 global fleet has exceeded 330,000 hours of operation. With 325 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets, the Bell… Read More ›

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 ›

Apple adds Earth Day donations to trade-in and recycling program

New Robot, Daisy, Disassembles iPhone to Reclaim Precious Materials Ahead of Earth Day, Apple today announced that for every device received at Apple stores and apple.com through the Apple GiveBack program from now through April 30, the company will make a donation to the non-profit Conservation International. As part of its ongoing recycling effort, the… 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 ›

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 ›

Widerøe

Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, with a staff of 3,000 and a turnover of NOK 3.5 billion. The company carries around 2.8 million passengers annually and flies to 46 domestic and international destinations. Widerøe operates more than 450 flights every day and operates to more than twice as many airports in Norway… 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 ›

New Course: Aircraft Operations Regulatory Safety Oversight

“When concluding a Commercial Agreement in aviation, professionals from Airline Operators and CAAs/NAAs must have a good understanding of the responsibilities of States, Operators, Service Providers and Sub-contractors“, says the JAA TO-trainer Ludo, while explaining his new course. He gave us an interview over aircraft safety oversight, bringing light to the importance of understanding it… Read More ›

A Smile Has Been Flying Around the World for 60 Years.

The very first Austrian Airlines flight took place on March 31, 1958, heading for London “A history, the company can be proud of” comments CEO Kay Kratky  First edition of the anniversary book is out of print, new edition now available The sky over Austria was red-white-red on March 31, 1958. For the first time,… Read More ›

Joint agreement between Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo to market cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines. Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines from 1 September 2018. The networks of both companies complement each other perfectly. Freight customers of both airlines benefit from this: Brussels Airlines customers have access to Lufthansa Cargo’s route network: the largest network with around… 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 ›

LADA Vesta Received Marcus Award in Austria

LADA Vesta with 1.6 l engine has won the annual Marcus Award. The results of the vote were unveiled by the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycling and Touring Association (ÖAMTC) in Vienna on March 16. Russian automobile has become a winner in the Compact Class category of the Economic Appeal nomination. ÖAMTC experts have reviewed a total… Read More ›

SSAMC inaugurates new MRO facility, adds LEAP capability

• Increases capacity for CFM56 and LEAP engines • 1,000 CFM56 engines overhauled since 2010 Sichuan Services Aero Engine Maintenance Company (SSAMC), the joint venture between Air China and CFM International (CFM), has inaugurated a new 43,880 -square meter facility, expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul capability for CFM56 and LEAP engines to 300 engines… Read More ›

Boeing, All Nippon Airways Finalize Order for Two 777 Freighters

Amid strong growth in air cargo, carrier adds large 777s to complement medium-sized 767s Order marks the first 777 Freighters to be operated by a Japanese airline Boeing [NYSE:BA] and All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced the Japanese carrier has placed a new order for two 777 Freighters valued at $678 million according to list prices…. Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Year on year sales growth builds on new facilities and services Growth in exports, UK defence business and European business aviation key to success irbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of  36% since 2013. … 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 ›

ICAO Council adopts new Amendment enabling more integrated and responsive global air traffic management

In an important step toward a more integrated and responsive global air traffic management (ATM) system, the ICAO Council, during its ongoing 213th Session, has adopted a new amendment to Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) covering Aeronautical Information Services. ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu highlighted that the… 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 ›

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 ›

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