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Aeros Flight Training School acquires 2nd Alsim AL42 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is very pleased to announce the sale of a second AL42 FNPT II simulator to Aeros Flight Training for its Gloucester Academy. Aeros ordered their first AL42 last year for their Coventry Headquarters and following a successful trial they have decided to proceed with this second order. The new device will be delivered this winter. Aeros Managing Director Nicholas Dunn says: "We started...

Airbus Foundation and the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project

More than 70 volunteers from Airbus and the Red Cross and hundreds of third-year students from five secondary schools in Madrid, Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha will be involved in the programme Airbus Foundation has signed a cooperation agreement with the Spanish Red Cross Association to promote the Flying Challenge project, a mentoring programme that aims to help...

AIR OPS Europe Brings Together Ground Support Community

Europe’s premier event for business aviation flight operations professionals saw a significant rise in attendance and enthusiasm at its second annual edition this week. Feedback from attendees, exhibitors and organizers alike confirms AIR OPS Europe’s value to the business aviation industry. AIR OPS Europe 2017 drew some 40 exhibitors – up by 30% - and more than 350 attendees &nd...

Mont Blanc Hélicoptères settles in Strasbourg – Entzheim

As part of its development in France, the Mont Blanc Helicopters company, based in Annemasse (Haute-Savoie), has opened a base on the Strasbourg-Entzheim airport. Thanks to this strategic implantation, the company intends to operate private individuals flights but also flights for the institutional members of many institutions sitting in Strasbourg. Mont Blanc Helicopters offers its f...

Cathay Pacific finalises order for 32 A321neo aircraft

World’s most efficient single-aisle for operation by Cathay Dragon Cathay Pacific Airways has finalised an order with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations across Asia. The purchase agreement firms up an MOU announced last month. The ne...

First titanium 3D-printed part installed into serial production aircraft

Airbus to equip A350 XWB pylon with bracket Airbus completed for the first time the installation of a titanium 3D-printed bracket on an in-series production A350 XWB. The bracket, built using additive-layer manufacturing (ALM) technologies (also known as 3D-printing), is part of the aircraft pylon, the junction section between wings and engines. Additive-layer manufacturing “grows&rdqu...

New Airbus Aerial Technology Impacts Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Company offers insurers free initial access to image libraries and data services Work mirrors efforts begun in Texas following Hurricane Harvey Aerial imagery and data analytics blended to speed insurance claim processing    As residents and insurers in the southeastern United States begin to consider recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma, Airbus Aerial is prepared to...

Airbus to reshape Earth observation market with its Pléiades Neo constellation

The production of Airbus’ four new very high resolution satellites, which together will form the Pléiades Neo constellation, is well on schedule for launch in 2020. They will join the already world leading Airbus constellation of optical and radar satellites and will offer enhanced performance and the highest reactivity in the market thanks to their direct access to the data relay com...

Airbus prepares the future European Governmental Satellite Communications programme

Airbus has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to produce a demonstrator for the future European Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme. Supported by the European Commission, the European Defence Agency (EDA) and ESA, GOVSATCOM aims to provide key European countries, organisations and operators with secured satellite communication services. The programme should...

Airbus, UNESCO and GEDC select projects for Diversity Award final

Rewarding initiatives that bring more diversity to engineering Airbus, the worldwide leader in aeronautics, space and related services and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), the leading global organisation for engineering education, have announced the three finalist projects for the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award. For five years, the award has celebrated successful projects...

Dassault to Highlight Falcon 8X, 900LX Trijets at Jet Expo 2017

Dassault Aviation will showcase its Falcon 8X and 900LX large-cabin long range Falcon business jets at Jet Expo Moscow 2017, which opens on September 7 at the Vnukovo 3 business aviation complex. The first ultra-long range Falcon 8X’s were recently delivered to Russian operators, following the aircraft’s Russian certification, received in May. Additional deliveries of the 6,450 nm/1...

First A330 MRTT Phénix for France makes maiden flight

 Airbus Defence and Space has today successfully completed the maiden flight of the first A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport for France. The aircraft, which will be known in French service as Phénix, is the first of nine ordered by the French Defence Procurement Agency DGA, plus another three expected to be confirmed. It is the second new standard A330 MRTT to fly, featuring structu...