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DC Aviation successfully completed a 10-year check on a Global 5000 including an avionics and internet upgrade

DC Aviation maintenance center at Stuttgart Airport has successfully completed a 10-year check on a Global 5000, including an avionics and internet upgrade as well as cabin refurbishment. The extensive maintenance work included a general overhaul of the nose and main landing gear, including installation and removal. The airframe and flap fairings were partially painted for sustained prot...

Three certifications to confirm quality and environmental standards - Deutsche Aircraft

Deutsche Aircraft has obtained three certifications according to international standards. These confirm the commitment of Deutsche Aircraft of adhering to the highest international quality and environmental standards to ensure constant and sustainable growth. Recent audit results in accordance with EN 9100:2018 (former AS 9100D), including the requirements of EN ISO 9001:2015, enhances D...

Volocopter raises USD 170 million in first signing of series E financing round

Volocopter has raised USD 170 million in the initial signing of its Series E funding round led by South Korean investor WP Investment, at a pre-money valuation of USD 1.7 billion. Composed of funds by new and existing investors, the money raised will assist with the certification of Volocopter’s electric passenger air taxi and is expected to help Volocopter achieve commercial launch in...

MTU Aero Engines now positioned to provide overhaul services for PW1500G and PW1900G engines

MTU Aero Engines and Pratt & Whitney signed an agreement to grow the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities for all Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines in service. MTU is now positioned to supply overhaul services for two additional engine models: PW1500G for the Airbus A220 family and PW1900G for Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft. The contract further expand...

Next-generation sustainable cabin interior for D328ecoTM -Deutsche Aircraft & Factorydesign

Deutsche Aircraft announced a partnership with the London-based design agency Factorydesign. Deutsche Aircraft is currently working on remodeling the Dornier 328 short haul aircraft into a more environmentally-friendly concept, called D328eco. The focus on sustainability also applies to the cabin interior. Factorydesign are tasked with creating an all-new cabin interior including walls, ceiling...

Sustainable aviation fuel from used cooking oil - bp refinery in Lingen starts production

bp the parent company of the international aviation fuel products and services supplier Air bp, has completed an industrial first in Germany producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from used cooking oil. The bp plant in Lingen is the first industrial production facility in Germany to use co-processing to produce SAF from waste and residues. The Lingen refinery processes the use...

The light sport aircraft industry comes to AERO 2022 with many innovations

The countdown to AERO is on. Manufacturers and pilots of Ultralight and Light Sport aircraft are particularly looking forward to the trade fair, as it represents the industry in its complete international spectrum. A great deal has happened with ULs/LSAs in the last two years, so this year the manufacturers will be able to present visitors with a particularly large number of new products. Wit...

BARIG and Schule für Touristik support prospective employees in the aviation industry

The recovery of international air traffic is progressing slowly but steadily. Due to rising passenger volumes, particularly during holiday seasons, individual airports are searching for professional personnel again. New employees are increasingly needed in the aviation and tourism industry in order to support the resumption of operational activities. In this regard, the Board of Airline Representa...

FAI has transported 225 covid patients in isolation units: our medical staff prefers the EpiShuttle

Since 2020 FAI Air Ambulance has saved 225 covid patients. Most of these patients have been isolated with the EpiShuttle. Safe patient transport from outbreak hotspots to areas with intensive care units available has proven a critical factor when fighting a pandemic.  Volker Lemke, Managing Director in FAI Air Ambulance, says that they investigated the market for single-unit isolation...

The industry must attend event - AERO 2022

AERO is a trade show of global significance. This year's event is all about the relaunch after and with the pandemic. Exhibitors, visitors and journalists can't wait to meet again, exchange ideas and take a look at the many innovations in person. Preparations for AERO (April 27 - 30, 2022) in Friedrichshafen are in full swing. The number of registered exhibitors is already at an excelle...

Jetex & Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport joint venture to develop World First Pure Green FBO

Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport announce the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement whereby both parties will work towards the development of a world-class executive aviation terminal and fixed base operation at Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport (EDON).Berlin is one of the top ten private aviation markets in Europe with more than 20,000 annual executive jet movements. “FBO Berlin Neuhar...

Health, hygiene top list of flight preference criteria, survey by Wingie finds

The commercial aviation sector has experienced considerable turbulence since Covid-19 first emerged in early 2020 – a year that saw global air travel decline by a staggering 67 percent. In the two years since, the pandemic has had a profound impact on passenger trends and preferences, a new survey by Germany-based travel site Wingie has found. “Covid has dramatically changed the att...