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H145M successfully launched 70mm Laser Guided Rockets during its firing campaign in Sweden

The successful capability enhancement for the H145M continues. In the first weeks of December 2017, Airbus Helicopters demonstrated the ability to fire laser guided rockets (FZ275 LGR from Thales) with its new H145M platform at the Älvdalen test range of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Flight test Centre. In a rough and challenging environment the system performed flawlessly. T...

First A321LR takes to the skies for its maiden flight

A321 Long Range  flight-test programme now underway Up to 240 passengers and 4,000 nm range The first A321LR (Long Range) has taken off on its maiden flight from Hamburg Germany at 11:06 hrs local time, commencing its flight test programme. The aircraft, MSN7877, is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft’s crew comprised: Experimental Test Pilots Yann Beaufils and Peter L...

Lufthansa Technik and Pepperl+Fuchs found start-up 3D.aero

The two German companies Lufthansa Technik AG of Hamburg and Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH of Mannheim have founded an equally owned joint venture called 3D.aero GmbH. The aim of this new company is to research, develop and sell innovative automation solutions for the aviation industry. Furthermore, it will work on solutions for the digitalization of workshops. Its headquarters are at the ZAL TechCenter in H...

yourways Partners with AeroCRS

We are pleased to welcome yourways to AeroCRS family, yourways just entered the market with flights to the northern German island region. yourways is the first European company to use a brand-new Quest Kodiak aircraft. The turbine-powered plane offers eight seats, plenty of space and seat spacing, is quiet and comfortable. This aircraft has been in use for many years in other parts of the worl...

Flexing its muscles: the A400M Atlas is proven in service as Germany’s 15th aircraft is delivered

Versatility, range and payload lift demonstrated in varied missions With 56 A400M multi-role military transporters delivered to date by Airbus – including last friday’s handover of the German Air Force’s 15th from 53 on order – the workhorse aircraft is receiving high marks for its payload carrying capability, operational versatility, flight range and the abili...

Unprecedented network growth for the Hahn Air Group in 2017

Reporting network growth of over 16%, the year 2017 proved successful for the Hahn Air Group. Despite the challenging times for the industry, the distribution specialist integrated a total of 46 new carriers into its network of air, rail and shuttle partners, enabling them to be ticketed on the Hahn Air HR-169 document in over 190 markets. To date, more than 350 partners take advantage of the grou...

Aviation Heaven GmbH unveils the first Aircraft Type Specified MRO Search Tool

Today, Aviation Heaven GmbH, an online network platform for Business Aviation Operators and Maintenance Facilities (MRO´s) announced the launch of the first Aircraft Type based MRO network for EASA, Isle of Man and San Marino registered Business Jets! After an extensive re-search and development time of nearly two years the worldwide MRO database is now available to all Business Jet Operator...

Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

New evolution with longer range and higher capacity Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight in the coming weeks. First delivery of an A321neo ACF to a customer is scheduled for mid-2018. The A321neo ACF is the la...

Last journey of a Challenger 604 – to be parted out by FAI

A Bombardier Challenger 604, D-AMSC, made its final journey on December 19, 2017 aboard an Antonov 124.  The flight, from Muscat in Oman to Albrecht Duerer International Airport, Nuremberg, Germany was arranged by FAI Germany, which purchased the aircraft for parting out. Formerly operated by Munich-based operator MHS, the 604 made an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport in Janua...

Iron Bird Power On: CityAirbus reaches next milestone

The CityAirbus programme has reached another important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “iron bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. This enables the verification of the entire electric propulsion system of CityAirbus, developed by Airbus’ E-Aircraft Systems unit. The first full electric propulsion test bench has the capability to operat...

Aero-Dienst completes 120-month Global XRS check for Global Jet

Aero-Dienst, Nuremberg, completed the most comprehensive maintenance event on a Global Express XRS to the customer’s satisfaction. The workscope of the 120-month inspection included the dismantling of the complete VIP cabin, extensive structure and system inspections and the major overhaul of the landing gears. Before the partial painting finalized the works’ proceeding all applica...

FAI remains on schedule to harmonise Learjet fleet by mid-2018

FAI rent-a-jet AG, Germany´s largest business jet operator, has bid farewell to its penultimate Learjet 55 aircraft (D-CAAE), which will now continue life as an air ambulance jet in the USA. The Learjet 55 has already been replaced by a Learjet 60 aircraft (D-CFAL) recently acquired by FAI in Bulgaria. Earlier this year, FAI’s last Learjet 35A aircraft was also replaced by a Learjet...