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Berlin Brandenburg region welcomes MTU Maintenance dedicated on-site service facility

MTU Maintenance aims to become the number one on-site and near wing engine service provider in Europe with its new dedicated facility in the region of Berlin Brandenburg. The opening of the new facility will happen in November 2021 and will house quick-turn engine bays and be a base for a dedicated on-site and AOG team for CF34-8/-10 and CFM56-7B and, later in 2022, CFM56-5B and V2500 engines...

Ideal solution for innovative eVTOL designers - RED A03 engine

RED aircraft GmbH announced the utilisation of its revolutionary and highly efficient RED A03 engine in the eVTOL aerospace sector. It is developing many relationships with innovative manufacturers looking to capitalise on the engine's phenomenal power output, fuel efficiency, and safety features. The major stumbling blocks for most electric vehicles are weight, range, and payload. Big batt...

ABB & Lilium team up to revolutionize charging infrastructure for regional air travel

ABB E-mobility and Lilium have announced plans for ABB to provide the charging infrastructure for Lilium’s high speed regional air network, scheduled for commercial launch in 2024. Lilium has announced planned launch networks in Florida, Germany, and Brazil. As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turn...

RECARO Aircraft Seating SL3710 economy class seat took flight on Wizz Air A321neo

Recaro Aircraft Seating SL3710 economy class seat takes flight on Wizz Air’s brand-new Airbus A321neo. A total of 146 shipsets will be delivered to Europe’s fastest growing airline through 2027. “The SL3710 is a natural fit on Wizz Air’s new Airbus A321neo, since the main goal is to conserve weight and extend the life cyc...

Successful first public flight of Volocopter VoloDrone in Hamburg

I must confess, it is something special - to follow the first public flight it is a cocktail of feeling and emotions! In fact you understand that you are assisting in a changing event. This was the case today - Volocopter VoloDrone conducted its first public flight at ITS Hamburg 2021. Together with DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone’s seamless i...

Lufthansa invests in first industrially produced carbon-neutral, electricity-based kerosene

The world first industrial plant that produces CO2-neutral electricity-based kerosene was officially opened today in Werlte/Emsland. It is operated by the climate protection organization atmosfair and produces synthetic fuel for aircraft from water, CO2 and renewable electricity (power-to-liquid = PtL). The Lufthansa Group is a partner in the pioneering project and is one of the first custome...

Bell Huey: a legend retires in Germany

In Bückeburg, Lower Saxony on June 23, 2021, a rich, thumping sound rang above the helicopter museum near the moated castle. The characteristic outline of the "carpet beater," as the Bell UH-1D is often called in the Bundeswehr, appeared in the sky. The two rotors with the powerful engine, to which this nickname is owed, "beat" at 324 revolutions per minute. As the aircraf...

Expanded service capabilities in Germany for Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation made additional investments in its European service network, with an expansion of its Stuttgart line station facility becoming a satellite service center. The company is expanding its factory-direct service options at Stuttgart Airport delivering shorter downtime and increased flexibility to its customers with twice the amount of hangar space and the expert engineer team set to do...

Air2E confirms Bye Aerospace all-electric eFlyer 800 deposit

Bye Aerospace announces Air2E has executed a purchase deposit agreement for the all-electric eFlyer 800 for its AirTaxi operations and regional airline operations in Europe. “The eFlyer 800 is the first all-electric propulsion technology that achieves twin-turboprop performance and safety with no CO2 and extremely low ops-cost compared to legacy turboprop aircraft.” said G...

The first flight the Catalyst turboprop engine

 The Catalyst engine, the first new, clean-sheet turboprop engine to enter the business and general aviation market in more than 50 years, entirely designed and manufactured in Europe, completed its first flight on Thursday, September 30, on a Beechcraft King Air Flying Test Bed. The successful 1 hour, 40-minute flight took off from and landed at the Berlin Airport. The Catalyst&trade...

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa invests in drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter

Expa - a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding - today announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery...

Liebherr exclusive provider for Lineage 1000 landing gear overhaul

Liebherr-Aerospace recently struck up an exclusive partnership with Embraer covering the overhaul services for the landing gear systems of the Lineage 1000 until 2031. The agreement marks a significant step forward in Liebherr’s successful worldwide landing gear overhaul campaign.  “We are very honored and proud to count Embraer Executive Jet Services among our customers. This...