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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...

New building complex with inauguration event - Recaro Aircraft Seating

Recaro Aircraft Seating celebrated its new building complex with an exclusive inauguration eventon September 13. Nearly 150 VIP guests were the first to tour the new space, which includes a crash facility, flame lab, customer service production area and offices for more than 120 Recaro team members. “It has been an exciting day for Team Recaro,...

Wingcopter drones fly blood samples in Germany

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge pro...

Over 170 destinations are being served nonstop again from Munich Airport

Airlines are gradually increasing the number of flights offered at Munich Airport, which had been reduced as a result of the Corona crisis.The number of destinations served regularly from Munich has now risen to over 170. This represents around 80 percent of the destinations that were on the flight schedule in 2019, the year before the crisis. Since this week, travelers from the Bavarian capita...