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FAI grows its fleet with the addition of fifth Global Express

German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has expanded its fleet of managed aircraft with the addition of a fifth Global Express (S/N 9084). This brings FAI’s total fleet to 25, including its 10 managed aircraft.  In addition to the five Bombardier Global Express jets, FAI currently operates five Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, one Learjet 55, one Premier 1A and a...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October. Over a period of 15 years, the six EC145s have proven themselves to be reliable and versatile r...

Airbus signs contract for HERON TP drones with the German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract  Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) have signed an operator agreement for Heron TP unmanned aerial syste...

Airbus inaugurates Hamburg’s fourth A320 Family production line

 New standard in digitalisation and automation, driving efficiency Key enabler in Airbus’ single-aisle ramp-up Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single aisle programme to 60 aircraft per month by...

A warm welcome to Laudamotion! Laudamotion starts up in Berlin

Laudamotion is opening its base in Berlin Tegel Airport. The airline company, which has emerged from the daughter company of Airberlin NIKI, will offer numerous European travel destinations. Moreover, the airline has stationed four planes at Tegel. "We are happy to now offer flight connections from Berlin. With access to Ryanair.com- the most visited airline website worldwide, Laudamotion...

SpaceDataHighway: 10,000 successful laser connections - Reliability of 99.8 per cent

The SpaceDataHighway system – the world’s first ‘optical fibre in the sky’ based on cutting-edge laser technology – has achieved 10,000 successful laser connections. The reliability rate has reached 99.8 percent, and during the first one and a half years of routine operations these successful connections have downloaded more than 500 terabytes of data. The system&r...

Lufthansa Group on successful path of modernization

Company presents best result in its history at Annual General Meeting Shareholders shall profit with a 60 percent higher dividend "The Lufthansa Group has become more modern, significantly more efficient and more profitable in all areas," says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. "Everyone has benefited from the modernization: Our custom...

Airbus Helicopters delivers 200th H145 helicopter to Norsk Luftambulanse

Last week, Airbus Helicopters delivered the 200th H145 to Norsk Luftambulanse (NOLAS). The Air Rescue Operator will use the helicopter for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. The 200th H145 is the final H145 delivered to NOLAS under its current order, bringing the operator’s Airbus fleet to a total of eight H145s and seven H135s, all dedicated to delivering H...

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services digitizes material identification

Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG, has developed an app called Gate, which now allows components to be identified using an industrial tablet. The Gate app will gradually replace the Gate boxes used to date. Not only will this development allow portable, convenient and flexible identification of aircraft material, rather it also digitizes...

Celebrating 25 years of Parts By the Hour with DRF Luftrettung

For 25 years, Airbus support and services has been making a significant contribution to the operational readiness of DRF Luftrettung's rescue helicopters, thanks to the security and rate of aircraft availability provided by its HCare Smart contract. DRF Luftrettung operates over 50 Airbus helicopters for emergency operations at 31 bases in Germany and Austria. Each year the c...

Innovative ideas at ILA Berlin hackathon

The Airbus hackathon at ILA Berlin 2018 brought together a diverse mix of competitors to develop innovative aviation ideas – with successful results Scattered around the conference room, six teams of two to six people each are huddled around clusters of tables, animatedly discussing ideas, making notes on laptops or sketching out their thoughts on paper. Time is of the essence: they&rsquo...

Airbus presents ‘Flight Lab’ BLADE test aircraft to EU Clean Sky partners at ILA

·         Showcasing its “Flight Lab” BLADE demonstrator aircraft for the first time at a major air show. ·         The most extensive wing laminar flow demonstrator programme ever undertaken for commercial aviation. ·         Improving avia...