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Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk With Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

A technology kit developed by Sikorsky was used for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls. The May 29 flight marked the official start to the flight test program for the soon-to-be optionally piloted aircraft. Follow-on flight testing aims to include envelope expansion throughout the summer leading to fully autonomous...

Dassault Aviation at the 53rd Paris Air Show

Counting days left to the start of International Paris Air Show, we are proud to give you details of Dassault Aviation presence. Dassault Aviationis will present its dual civil and defense know-how at the 53rd edition of the International Paris Air Show at Paris-Le Bourget from June 17-23, 2019. “The 2019 Paris Air Show will highlight how we are preparing for the future:...

Environmentally and Painter-Friendly Topcoat for Aircraft

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering developed a safer and user-friendly topcoat that was recently applied onto the exterior of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.   The topcoat, which is a one-component (1K) polysiloxane based on organosilane polymers, is a new technology that is free of harmful isocyanates and other hazardous air pollutin...

New logistics center of MTU Maintenance at Berlin-Brandenburg

MTU Maintenance inaugurated a new logistics center at its Ludwigsfelde site today. The company has invested 11.5 million euros in the new building, which totals 6,500 square metres of operating space across two levels and can house 105 employees. The relocation of all relevant departments to the new building is scheduled for completion in September this year. The expansion became necessary...

Hahn Air Lines launches dedicated website for flight operations

The German scheduled and executive charter airline, Hahn Air Lines, today introduced a dedicated website, www.hahnair.aero, showcasing information about its scheduled routes as well as its business aviation operations. Until now, Hahn Air Lines flight operations content had been embedded in the website of the Hahn Air Group, www.hahnair.com, in the Hahn Air Lines section. Hahn Air...

New home of Sonaca Aircraft

Last week, Sonaca Aircraft took possession of its new premises. They are located at Namur airfield (EBNM) in Belgium, and include an assembly hall with an area of 2,000 m², offices and a showroom. The building has been designed to receive customers and visitors in optimum conditions. Because of these new facilities, Sonaca Aircraft is preparing to ramp up its pace and produce two planes per m...

Omni Handling eyes new FBO opportunities

Visitors of last EBACE had an opportunity to see a brief overview of each European country business aviation: number of movements, market trends. Actually, an amazing idea, we are sure numbers and trends have been memorized by industry professionals :) Let's have a closer look to Portugal. According to WingX data, business aviation movements in and out of Portugal have grown 22.2% in the fi...

AVTECH proFLIGHT - the new generation weather and flight optimizer tool

AVTECH proFLIGHT is an easy-to-use iPad app that visualizes flight related weather information like turbulence, winds, temperature, ice and more, all tailored to a single flight’s trajectory and time. Now all pilots can try out the app free of charge for a limited time on AppStore. Niklaes Persson, Head of R&D at AVTECH and a commercial airline pilot himself, explains that the proFLIG...

Aireon - First-Of-Its-Kind Surveillance System EASA Certified

Congratulations! Meet Aireon - the first-ever certified provider of aircraft surveillance-as-a-service! Aireon was officially approved by the EASA as an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Organization to provide Air Traffic Management (ATM)/Air Navigation Service (ANS) surveillance services, to support the separation of aircraft.  This designation represents the culmin...

Sheremetyevo International Airport Celebrates the Launch of Brussels Airlines Route to Brussels

Sunday, 2nd June marked the launch of direct flights from Brussels to Moscow'sSheremetyevo Airport via Brussels Airlines. As we reported on 9 of January, Brussels Airlines moves its Moscow route from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo because the airport is "among the first choice of corporate travellers."  Brussels Airlines stated Sheremetyevo was an at...

ALSIM AL42 for Belgium Europilot Center

EuroPilot Center has chosen an Alsim AL42 FSTD for the ATO’s premises in Antwerp, Belgium. The device will be used in the school’s brand-new Integrated Airline Career Program in which it will fill the gap between the single-engine instrument training and the multi-engine conversion on the Diamond DA42s operated by EPC. The ATO also intends to use the device for IR skill...

Connectivity revolution network

One more discovery of EBACE 2019 I would like to tell you about: Click Aviation Network & CharterPad. We were writing about some of their news, so it was especially interesting to find out more from two Key persons – Mr. Aiham Bader, the Founder and CEO of Click Aviation Network and Armando Antonini, the President of CharterPad. Q. Mr. Bader, can you tell us a bit more about your...