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The first step toward future UAM operations - EHang 216 Korean Flight Tour

EHang technology platform company announced that its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216 has completed its maiden flights in three Korean locations - Seoul, Daegu, and Jeju Island. This flight tour signifies the starting point to explore the UAM market in Korea. During the flight tour, EHang brought the world's leading UAM solution to Korea, including passenger transportation, emerg...

Debut of EHang 216 AAV in Seoul, obtaining a special certificate of airworthiness from Korea

EHang 216 two-seater passenger-grade AAV had completed its maiden flight in Korea. The flight took place on November 11 at the “Open the Urban Sky” UAM Seoul Demo event in the center of Seoul. A series of trail flights of EHang 216 will then follow in several Korean cities. It is Korea's first time to launch a flight of an autonomous "air taxi" over a densely populated do...

South Korea KT to develop in-flight VR service

South Korea largest telecommunications company, will develop virtual reality entertainment service for air passengers.KT signed an agreement with Jin Air, the only widebody low-cost carrier operation in South Korea, and HIST for the new VR service optimized for air safety, security and other special in-flight needs. The nation's top telecom company will provide its VR service pl...

Hi Air to increase Korean regional connectivity with two ATR 72 Aircraft

Two ATR 72-500 aircraft from ATR asset management portfolio were sold Hi Air. With this purchase, the South Korean start-up will increase its ATR fleet to four. The two additional aircraft will be delivered in August and October. Supported by the superior economics and versatility of the ATR 72, which burns 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2 than a comparable regional jet, the air...

Drone delivery to be available for remote areas in Korea

A service that delivers packages to islands and mountainous regions using drones is now becoming a reality. Package delivery from Incheon to nearby islands is currently conducted using 10 passenger ship routes. However, PABLO AIR, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, plans to use its unmanned aerial vehicles to enable a higher-efficiency logistics service and bridge the gap in services...

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

Leonardo is promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation. The Company’s AW159 already provides world-class technology to the RoK Navy and the helicopter is the ideal solution for the service’s ongoing requirement of 12 units to provide antisubmarine (ASW) and anti-surface (ASuW) cap...

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...