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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...

Star Alliance, NEC and SITA sign teaming agreement, paving the way to expand touchless journeys across member airlines

Passengers will soon be able to use their biometric ID as their boarding pass across a vast network of airlines and airports. Frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines will soon be able to use their biometric identity across any participating airline at any participating airport following a new agreement between the world’s largest airline alliance, NEC Corporati...

Advanced technology demonstration program for Sustainable Engines - GE Aviation and Safran

GE Aviation and Safran launched a bold technology development program targeting more than 20 percent lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today's engines. The CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) program will demonstrate and mature a range of new, disruptive technologies for future engines that could enter service by the mid-2030s. The c...

Next step in Zero-Emission Development - Airbus establishes centres in Germany and France

Airbus has decided to concentrate its efforts for metallic hydrogen tanks in a complementary setup by creating Zero-Emission Development Centres (ZEDC) at its sites in Bremen (Germany) and in Nantes (France). The goal of the ZEDC is to achieve cost-competitive cryogenic tank manufacturing to support the successful future market launch of ZEROe and to accelerate the development of hydrogen-propulsi...

Pilatus is further strengthening the Board of Directors

Hansueli Loosli was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Pilatus Annual General Meeting. In addition, the Annual General Meeting elected two further notable members: Martin P. Furrer and Mario Rossi. Oscar J. Schwenk, the longstanding Chairman of the Board of Directors, has decided not to stand for re-election to the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors this year...

airBaltic - 37% more passengers in May & new route between Riga and Corfu

airBaltic on June 12, 2021 launched new weekly summer seasonal flights between Riga and Greek island Corfu. The new route is performed in cooperation with Mouzenidis Travel. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We serve seven safe direct destinations between Riga and Greece, and we are pleased to add the Greek island Corfu to our summer route map....

Rolls-Royce builds new fuel cell demonstrator

Another new technology – the hydrogen fuel cell – is currently making in-roads at the Friedrichshafen plant of Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division where a 250 kW demonstrator is in the process of being set up to test future zero-carbon energy systems and present these to customers. “We firmly believe that fuel cell technology is set to make a huge contribution to a successfu...