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Airbus realises new supplies to support Europe fight against COVID-19

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the COVID-19 crisis efforts.  The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 undergoing conversion as Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), took off on 26 March at 19.15 local time (CET) from Airbus’ Getafe site ne...

Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourrier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC engines. These ground engine tests verified the functionality of the fuel system and engines, as well as the interface with the avionics and electrical systems. “The successful engine run...

airBaltic Carries Face Masks and Respirators to Latvia

After a request from National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia this weekend airBaltic performed a special cargo flight to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China, bringing 900 000 face masks and 80 000 respirators made in Zhengzhou and Yiwu regions to Latvia. The special flight with airBaltic Airbus A220-300 registered as YL-C...

Munich Airport in crisis mode

Due to the travel restrictions and the drastic reductions in available flights resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Munich Airport is currently experiencing massive decreases in every area. The number of take-offs and landings declined steadily in March and this week had plummeted to less than 10 percent of the number counted in the corresponding week in 2019.  Meanwhile, passenger traffi...

Leonardo: solidarity shown through its support towards civilian

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and people in support of national institutions’ management and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Leonardo has undertaken a series of solidarity initiatives to support the efforts made by pe...

Rolls-Royce statement on UK Civil Aerospace facilities

Our priority since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has been to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees. We have been actively implementing government guidelines throughout our global facilities, particularly those relating to social distancing, including in the UK where our manufacturing sites have to date remained fully operational. We have now decided to significantly reduce all but esse...

Sheremetyevo temporarily closes passenger Terminal D

Sheremetyevo International Airport will temporarily close Terminal D for arrivals and departures beginning at 00:00 hours on April 1, 2020. The closure will last until further notice. Sheremetyevo has taken this measure because of the reduction in passenger traffic and the introduction of additional restrictions on international air transportation. Specifically, the Government...

The triple-certification of New Phenom 300E

New Phenom 300E was granted its Type Certificate by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil), EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). The new Phenom 300E is the most enhanced version of the Phenom 300 series, which was the most delivered business jet series in the 2010s. With its modern, clean-sheet design, best-in-class performance,...

Bombardier temporary suspends Canadian operations; suspends 2020 financial guidance

Bombardier announced that in support of the recent mandates from the Governments of Quebec and Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will suspend all non-essential work at most of its Canadian based operations starting this evening at 11:59 pm until April 26, 2020, inclusively. This suspension includes Bombardier’s aircraft and rail production activities in the pr...

Actions to adapt to the current crisis: Safran

The Board of Directors of Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) under the Chairmanship of Ross McInnes, met on March 26, 2020 to consider an action plan prepared by Executive Management in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. CEO Philippe Petitcolin commented: "In this critical period, our attention is focused on taking care of our employees and monitoring our customers and suppl...

Global infrastructure to support governments and medical organizations: VistaJet

VistaJet is helping to ensure that those with critical travel requirements during this time of uncertainty are able to keep moving.Understanding the global community’s needs as the world works to respond to the evolving situation on COVID-19, VistaJet continues to identify new ways to be of help through its global network and infrastructure. The Company is working directly with Governme...

To support business aviation in times of COVID-19 EBAA partners with Osprey Flight Solutions

 The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) announced today that it has partnered with risk analysis company Osprey Flight Solutions to provide operators with real-time updates on risk information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Business aviation operators are able to access the Osprey:Open platform to find live updates on COVID-19 and its impact on daily operations, i...

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification...

HAECO Group acquired Jet Engine Solutions

HAECO Group announced the acquisition of Jet Engine Solutions, an engine MRO based in Dallas, Texas, USA. JES specialises in quick-turn repairs and lease returns for commercial aircraft engines. Christopher Gibbs, HAECO Group Director, Components and Engine Services, said: “JES has a strong reputation within the engine maintenance business for quality and delivery in the Unite...

Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

Embraer is working in partnership with companies and research centers on technologies that can increase the availability of equipment and solutions to combat COVID-19 in Brazil. The actions, developed jointly with Embraer's supply chain, include the manufacturing of parts for the ventilator and respirator industry, the replacement of imported components for ventilators, the development of...

Air Canada begins Cargo-only flights carrying vital supplies, necessary goods

 Air Canada said today that through its Air Canada Cargo division it has begun using its aircraft to operate cargo-only flights to Europe, with other flights planned for Latin America and South America. The aircraft on these flights carry no passengers but move time-sensitive shipments, including medical supplies to combat COVID-19, and goods to support the global economy....

Online workshops and temporary option for remote auditing in wake of COVID-19

IBAC is introducing an online webinar alternative to its program workshops, as well as offering a new temporary option for remote auditing to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) organizations as a result of COVID-19 limitations.  Participating in one of the IS-BAO Fundamentals and Auditing workshops, typically p...

COVID-19 crisis efforts - Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain

An Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid in order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system. The aircraft, known as MSN56 and operated by an Airbus crew, took off on 23rd March 2020 from Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse at 18.07 local time (CET) landing at the Getafe Air Base (Madrid) at 19.05 to off-load and deli...

How much air transport industry will lose due to COVID-19

IATA updated its analysis of the revenue impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global air transport industry. Owing to the severity of travel restrictions and the expected global recession, IATA now estimates that industry passenger revenues could plummet $252 billion or 44% below 2019’s figure. This is in a scenario in which severe travel restrictions last for up to three months, foll...

FACC confirms the results for FY 2019 and sets the course for the time after Corona

The previously reported results for the short fiscal year 2019 (1 March - 31 December) are unchanged after completion of the audit. New orders worth USD 800 million will help offset impending market corrections. The general economic situation resulting from the COVID 19 crisis cannot yet be assessed. FACC is therefore adopting a comprehensive package of measures to protect the workforce, safeguard...

Critical Covid-19 demands - FAI works around the clock

FAI has been working around the clock to help evacuate those in need following unprecedented demand from the spread of coronavirus. This includes both medical evacuations of infected patients and repatriation flights of unaffected healthy individuals from all corners of the globe. The company is currently operating at maximum capacity, averaging around six missions per day with its 10-strong...