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CSAT expands base maintenance certification, new generation Airbus checks in Prague

Czech Airlines Technics has started to provide base maintenance to airlines and leasing companies operating Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The first two overhauls were successfully completed by the base maintenance division at Václav Havel Airport Prague in recent weeks. The Swedish airline of Novair became the first customer of CSAT within the segment. The subsidiary of Prague Airpor...

Liebherr and GM to develop HYDROTEC fuel cell-based electrical power generation system for aerospace application

Liebherr-Aerospace and GM have recently signed a joint development agreement covering the development of an electrical power generation system to demonstrate how hydrogen fuel cell-based power systems could be used in aircraft application. This demonstrator will be based on GM’s HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell technology. The construction and testing of this demonstrator will take place in...

Qantas & Jetstar meet strong domestic demand with more aircraft, flights

The Qantas Group is preparing for continued growth in domestic travel demand, with additional aircraft to be made available for Qantas and Jetstar flying. Additional E190s for QantasLink  The national carrier today announced an expansion of its three-year deal with Alliance Airlines, which provides QantasLink with capacity usin...

Daher Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft are showcased at France Air Expo

Daher will have a high-profile presence at this week’s France Air Expo – the only major general aviation show organized in Europe during 2021 – exhibiting the TBM and Kodiak turboprop product lines, as well as joining with its authorized European distributors: Rheinland Air Service for Germany and Austria; and Flying Smart for the UK and Ireland. Being held June 17-19 at Lyon-...

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H145s for emergency medical services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three H145s already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will be deployed for EMS missions in Belgium. SAF CEO Tristan Serretta says: “Introducin...

Custom paint scheme for Gulfstream G650 - Flying Colours Corp.

Flying Colours Corp. has optimised its advanced paint preparation and application facility at its Peterborough, ON Headquarters to perform a complete strip and subsequent high-tech repaint of a Gulfstream G650.   On completion the Gulfstream G650 fuselage boasted a sparkling pearl/mica Diamond Mine basecoat surface combined with an intricate design incorporating curving stripes a...

Tests of components of the next-generation PD-35 engine in 2021

United Engine Corporation of Rostec will begin testing the gas generator components of the PD-35 ultra-high-thrust turbojet engine in autumn 2021. The new components are characterized by their increased size, and unique equipment for processing large-sized parts is used in their production. “The development project for the PD-35 engine, used on wide-body airliners, is approaching a new...

To boost tourism & economy - easyJet new seasonal base at Faro airport

easyJet officially opened its seasonal base at Faro International Airport. Operating since 1 June, this is the airline’s third operating base in Portugal, added to those in Lisbon, operating since 2012, and Porto, since 2015. The launch event was attended by Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of State for Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Nuno Santos, Min...

Clay Lacy Earns EASA Part 145 Repair Station Certification

 An EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification approval was granted to Clay Lacy Aviation MRO Services by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. This certification authorizes Clay Lacy to provide maintenance services on business jets that are registered in member countries of the EU. EASA is responsible for civil aviation safety throughout the European Union, and for EU citizens...

Ascendance Flight Technologies reaches new milestone

Ascendance Flight Technologies has opted for hybridization for its cutting-edge propulsion system and vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL). An ambitious model, developed by this “Cleantech” gem that aspires to the rapid decarbonization of aviation. The Toulouse-based startup is announcing the constitution of a high-level board made up of Jean-Paul Herteman, Jean-Christophe Kugl...

Advanced research flight simulator for the University of Waterloo

At the 23rd World Aviation Training Summit, ALSIM Simulators is excited to announce the sale of the special AL250 simulator with Engineering Pack to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. ALSIM has been producing highly immersive and innovative flight training devices since 1994. Dr. Scott Firsing of ALSIM’s North America office explains: “the AL250 can be reconfigured...

EHang sets up aerial emergency channels to help fight coronavirus in Guangdong, China

Since the beginning of the recent coronavirus resurgence in China’s Guangdong Province, EHang  has stepped up as a first-responder and leveraged its autonomous aerial vehicle technology by dispatching a flight operations team and multiple AAVs for COVID-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou City. The Company illustrates its commitment to fulfilling social responsibility amidst...