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Lufthansa Technik develops assistance system for the identification of part numbers

Lufthansa Technik has developed the first digital assistance system for the identification of seat cover part numbers in the world. The new application is called Seat Cover Tool and is already being used for cabin maintenance work on the Lufthansa Airbus A380 fleet. Designed for both mobile and stationary use, it is compatible with all current PCs and iOS-based devices such as iPads and iPhones....

Aviation Heaven launches AMP Service

Today, Aviation Heaven GmbH, an online network platform for Business Aviation Operators and Maintenance Facilities (MRO´s) announced that they have launched a new service. Aviation Heaven creates and maintains aircraft maintenance programmes for all business jets and turboprop aircrafts.  Operators can now subscribe to a monthly plan to get a new aircraft maintenance programme for th...

FAI welcomes first Challenger 850 and bids farewell to last Learjet 55

German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG, continues its fleet expansion with the addition of its first Bombardier Challenger 850. The German registered aircraft, (D-AFAN) joined the fleet this month and will be available for ad hoc charter from mid-November. The aircraft is currently undergoing new paint and interior enhancements at FAI Technik, the company’s maintenance division. T...

Safran inaugurates a new nacelle integration plant for the Airbus A320neo in Hamburg

The new Safran Nacelles plant, dedicated to the integration of the engine nacelle on the Airbus A320neo, was inaugurated today by Philippe Petitcolin, Safran Chief Executive Officer, in a ceremony also attended by Klaus Richter, Airbus Chief Procurement Officer, and Cédric Goubet, Safran Nacelles Chief Executive Officer. Safran invested nearly 10 million euros in this state-of-the-art 8,...

Airbus Helicopters focuses on the wind turbine growth market

Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, corresponding to revenues of approximately €9 billion. Airbus Helicopters will present its supply, maintenance and crew transport solutions at the WindEnergyexpo, which will be held in Hamburg from...

Airbus Helicopters to start large-scale printing of A350 components

Airbus Helicopters has officially launched the production of latch shafts for the doors of A350 passenger aircraft using 3D manufacturing. The printed components are cheaper to produce and weigh less than their counterparts made using traditional means, thereby helping Airbus to offer ever more economical and environmentally friendly aircraft. Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth is manufacturing...

AirGO Receives Approval to Increase TBO from 3,600 Hours to 4,100 Hours on its Avanti II and EVO Aircraft PT6A-66B Engines

AirGO Private Airline, a boutique charter operator and provider of the Piaggio Aero Avanti aircraft, announced at ACE18 that it received the approval by Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. for an increase in Time-Between-Overhaul (TBO) interval for its PT6A-66B and other similar engines in its fleet of Avanti II and Avanti EVO aircrafts operated under AirGO Private Airline GmbH. The in...

Primera Air announces four transatlantic flights from Frankfurt, including New York from €149

The Nordic low-fare airline will start direct long-haul flights from Frankfurt * Flights from Frankfurt International Airport will be operated several major North American airports, including New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), Boston Logan Airport (BOS), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The first fligh...

DRF flies 20,330 air ambulance rescue missions from January to June in 2018 alone

In the first half of 2018, DRF Luftrettung (German Air Rescue) was called out 20,330 times compared to 19,558 times in the first half of 2017. DRF Luftrettung operates 31 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria. The crews of its modern helicopters are on stand-by daily to react to rapid emergency rescue operations and urgent transportation needs of intensive care patients between clinics as necessary. A...

Leading airlines to recruit talented flyers - Pilot Career Show Frankfurt

The problem of global aviation pilot shortage coming into sight has been a widely discussed issue. The drawback of pilots affects more and more airlines all over the world, resulting in flight cancellations & delays, and exerting downward pressure on smaller airports and regional airlines. Reasons behind the issue are quite well known: the retirement “boom” that is to hit the ranks...

Air Cargo Community Frankfurt - More courage for digitisation

The Third Air Cargo Conference in Frankfurt was a great success for the organisers, not only in numbers of visitors who attended, but also concerning the content of the conference: with focus on digitisation of the supply chain, innovations in air freight and impulses from start-ups. In the end, there was a considerable consensus: Digitisation will not do any good without people. Over 180 parti...

ExecuJet enters double figures for IS-BAH accredited FBOs

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is celebrating its tenth FBO to receive recognition from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), after its Munich facility was awarded IS-BAH Stage I accreditation.  The FBO, which was fully refurbished last year, is located at Munich International Airport, just 20 minutes from the city centre. Guests can take a virt...