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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...

Captain Peter Weger celebrates the end of a 50-year flying career

Last flight aboard a Dornier 328 turboprop from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany Captain Peter Weger has rounded off a stellar 50 years of uninterrupted flying with a positioning flight of 328 Support Services GmbH’s Dornier 328 turboprop (D-CSNC) back from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. As one of Germany´s most experienced test pilots,...

First A330-200P2F re-delivery to Egyptair Cargo

Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of the A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the joint venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus, following the successful completion of test flights in June and awarding of the Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Egyptian Civil Aviation Authori...

328 Support Services GmbH and USA’s AMC Aviation sign Letter of Intent to develop multi-role/multi-mission humanitarian D328 turboprop

328 Support Services GmbH (328 SSG), the type certificate holder of the Dornier 328, confirmed today it has signed a Letter of Intent with AMC Aviation, the North Carolina, US based aircraft sales and leasing company to develop a multi-role/ multi-mission humanitarian version of the D328 turboprop.   Working with its partners, Jetran International and Jetcor Aviation Services, the group...