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More details about ZURI upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft

ZURI shows the challenging road for the first time from the early stages of development until the official introduction of its upcoming hybrid VTOL aircraft earlier this year. This video shows critical moments in ZURI’s hybrid VTOL aircraft life. ZURI’s founder and CEO, Mr. Michal Illich, presents all major arguments about our mission and his vision of a regional air mobility future...

85 years of More Than Just Travel Dreams fulfilled by Prague Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague celebrates its 85th birthday with a special programme for the public. Its rich history, which includes hundreds of thousands of landings, tens of millions of handled passengers, and historical twists and turns, will be reminisced through an interactive exhibition, special airport tours, and podcasts with period witnesses and the current chairman of the board, Jiř...

Bell begins production on Czech Republic AH-1Z

Bell has started production of the first AH-1Z Viper for the Czech Republic at  Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The production of the Viper joins UH-1Y production as part of the Czech Republic Foreign Military Sale of mixed fleet aircraft. “Bell understands what it means to execute a successful international program,” said Mike Deslatte, vice president and H-1 progr...

Welcome a new generation of ZURI hybrid VTOL aircraft

After more than three years of development and successful ground tests of its technological demonstrator, ZURI presents a new model of its hybrid VTOL aircraft in the passenger version with internal designation ZURI 2.0 and a dedicated version for cargo transport with internal designation ZURI 2.0 CARGO. The concept of the new model is based on the experience that the ZURI team has gained throu...

Czech Airlines Technics to provide its services to Eurowings and Bees Airline

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has expanded its customer portfolio. Eurowings, German air carrier, that launched operations of its base at Václav Havel Airport Prague last November, now uses CSAT line maintenance services for its Airbus A320ceo and A320neo family aircraft based in Prague. Another carrier, Bees Airline, that has been operating its flights between Prague and Ukraine since Oct...

Czech Airlines Technics increases its landing gear overhaul capacity

Despite the aviation sector performance drop, Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has managed to secure a significant number of landing gear maintenance jobs. Last year, the company completed 33 landing gear set overhauls, which exceeds the average annual capacity of the division.  The recent modernisation of the electroplating and paint shops and additional investments in the landi...

Bell signed contract to build flight training devices for Czech Republic

Bell signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force. The Flight Training Device (FTD) will be used for simulation and training purposes for prospective pilots of the combined AH-1Z and UH-1Y fl...

ZURI secures €2,4M to finance further development of its hybrid VTOL aircraft

ZURI closed a successful investment round with €2,4M of total raised funds. ZURI, which has been developing hybrid VTOL aviation technology aimed at regional passenger and cargo transportation since 2017, has closed a successful round of funding. With the newly raised funding of €1.3M, ZURI has raised a total investment of €2.4M to date. The funding is primarily intended to...

GEMINI WINGS adds another plane to their alliance fleet

GEMINI WINGS is adding another plane to their growing fleet of contracted planes and helicopters which they represent as exclusive sales agent. GEMINI WINGS, an innovative Czech aviation company based in Prague has formed an international alliance fleet comprised of private aircraft and helicopters from small European operator partners and individuals. Gemini Wings acts as the sales agent, charter...

ZURI VTOL demonstrator starts its tests at the airport

The ground test of the VTOL ZURI concept has recently been carried out.The results of the trial allow ZURI to soon proceed to the hovering stage. ZURI now shares the appearance of the technology demonstrator for the very first time. The tests of the technology demonstrator took place at an airportnear Prague. The trial included testing the interoperability of individual syst...

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...

ZURI reveals its new sustainable interior design concept

ZURI, a Prague-based company developing hybrid VTOL aircraft for advanced regional air mobility, unveils today a new interior concept. The new interior reflects the company's commitment to sustainability and aims to lower the negative environmental impact of air transport by reducing weight, cutting plastic content, and lessening waste material. Since 2017, ZURI.com SE has been develop...