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Korean university students see the future of aerospace with Airbus

Airbus participated in a get-to-know-you event organised by the Korea Aerospace University (KAU) in Seoul this month. Patterned after the naming structure used for introductory collegiate classes, the “Airbus 101” day provided an opportunity to introduce the company to undergraduates and brief them about global trends in the aerospace industry. Speakers included representatives from...

Boeing to Establish New Technology Research Center in Korea

•Research will focus on strategic technologies to enable innovation •Boeing plans to open the research facility by mid-2018 Boeing announced today the company’s intention to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea; the company is currently in discussion with the Korean government regarding the center opening. The research center will focus on accelerating aut...

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.  The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225. This new purchase will bring the fleet of the country's primary provider of firefighting and res...

Helikorea acquires H19/AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

entrol has received an order from Helikorea for an H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator, which will become the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea. The FTD is equipped with a cylindrical visual system, a South Korean database with satellite imagery and entrol mission with SAR and EMS scenarios. General Manager of Helikorea, Jang D.S, commented, “The entrol H19 / AW109 FT...

Jeju Air is South Korea’s first LCC to adopt SITAONAIR AIRCOM® FlightTracker

Jeju Air has become South Korea’s first low-cost carrier (LCC) to adopt SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM® FlightTracker, equipping the carrier to meet the incoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2018 flight-tracking mandate. AIRCOM® FlightTracker has been deployed across Jeju Air’s fleet of 29 B737s. SITAONAIR’s market-leading solution meets the airline fligh...

Business Aircraft Operators Should Start Planning for 2018 Winter Games

Due to the anticipated high-demand on ground services during the 2018 Winter Games, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. recommends that general aviation operators attending this event should begin planning for parking, airport services and crew accommodation immediately.  The Winter Games will be held at PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea February 9-25, 2018. “While South Korea is...

Heli-One completes two year/750 hour inspection for Korean Coast Guard's S-92A

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services has completed the two year/750 hour inspection for the Korean Coast Guard (KCG)'s Sikorsky S-92A. The KCG, a branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security, oversees maritime safety and control off the coast of South Korea. The inspection was performed at the KCG base in Busan, South Korea,...

Delta and Korean Air Strengthen Partnership with New Flights to Seoul

Delta Air Lines is expanding to Asia with new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport beginning on June 3, 2017. The daily nonstop flight will operate with a 291-seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Additionally, Delta and Korean Air are expanding their joint codeshare agreement. Delta’s new Atlanta flight complements Korean Air&...

UPS freighter suffers nose wheel collapse at Seoul Incheon

A Boeing MD-11 freighter operated by United Parcel Surface (UPS) experienced the collapse of its nose wheel during a failed takeoff from Seoul Incheon airport. The aircraft (N277UP) was operating flight UPS61 on the Seoul Incheon-Anchorage route, and the incident occurred at 10:30pm local time on Monday 6 June, says UPS. There were four crew aboard the jet, all of wh...

Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airport

An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said. Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour, and all 302 passengers and 17 crewmembers were evacuated, said Kyosuke Okada, a government official assigned to Haneda. There were unconfirmed reports that two men and five women were injured, but Ok...

Singapore Airlines plane in near-collision at South Korea's Incheon airport

A Singapore Airlines plane was involved in a near-collision with a Korean Air jet at Incheon International Airport in Seoul last Thursday (May 5), local media reported. Disaster was narrowly averted when an air traffic controller ordered SQ16, which was bound for San Francisco, to make an emergency stop after KE929, which was headed for the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, unexpectedly taxied...

Korea’s First FBO Set to Open Soon in Seoul

Korea Airport Corp. (KAC) and its partner Avjet Asia expect to open their new FBO at Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport next month. The Gimpo Business Aviation Center, which will effectively be the first purpose-built FBO in South Korea, includes a passenger terminal with customs and immigration controls and a large hangar that can accommodate up to eight large jets ...