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Netherlands F135 engine heavy maintenance facility achieves Initial Depot Capability

StandardAero announced that it has successfully achieved all Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair and overhaul of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, which powers all three variants of the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. With this achievement, StandardAero’s F135 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility, or depot, in the Ne...

First In The World - PAL-V flying car to finalize certification basis with EASA

Determined to be the first - PAL-V is now also the first to complete the full certification basis with EASA. Based on PAL-V’s 10 years of test results, EASA specialist teams finalized the requirements for the PAL-V Liberty. The issuance last week, after industry consultation, shows the confidence of the European authorities and the maturity of the design and the company. The final phase...

First passenger flight performed with sustainable synthetic kerosene

For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene, was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced during the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague. Shell, producer of the sustainable kerosene and KLM, operating the flight, presented this showcase during the meeting initiated by Cora van Nie...

EU Commission approves Dutch plans to provide €3.4 billion in urgent liquidity support to KLM

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3.4 billion Dutch aid measure consisting of a State guarantee on loans and a subordinated State loan to KLM to provide urgent liquidity to the company in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The measures were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020. Executive Vice-Pres...

Zeusch Aviation Beechcraft B200 Super King Air joins The Netherlands registry

First Zeusch Aviation aircraft registration on The Netherlands registry - Beechcraft B200 Super King Air – PH-ZAZ – was already configured to support medevac and charter missions and now the aircraft is also equipped with a brand new AVCON removable mapping window, located in the aircraft belly, which enables aerial mapping capabilities.  The modifications...

Exxaero introduces AirCare to exceeds health and safety of passengers

Exxaero announces its latest partnership with air technology corporation Inscentives Europe. The collaboration between the two companies involves the continuous disinfection of cabin air in aircraft by using UVC plasma technic. With the introduction of this revolutionary technology on board of all its aircraft, Exxaero wants to minimize chances on the spread of the coronavirus even further and kee...

Live tour Corendon Boeing 747 was a great success

People stayed at home to admire the unique live tour of the iconic Boeing 747. Thursday afternoon on April 9, Corendon Hotels & Resorts went live on Facebook to bring people from home to the secret places on the plane that passengers should normally never be allowed to enter. The interactive tour was given by an enthusiastic Corendon employee and an experienced Boeing 747 pilot, who...

Corendon live tour of Boeing 747 for people at home

A few months ago, the Boeing 747 of the Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam was still a big attraction for its guests. Open days were regularly organized where thousands of people came to admire the special aircraft up close. Many schools were also interested in organizing school outings; a beautiful and educational opportunity where children learn everything about perhaps the most beautiful and larg...

Two Blackshape Gabriél trainer aircraft delivered to Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy

Two new Blackshape Bk160 Gabriél trainer aircraft have been delivered from Italy to Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy in the Netherlands. The Gabriél is the first aircraft if this type to be used for the new Transavia Airline Pilot Program, that was started by Transavia in 2019. Zelf Vliegen Flight Academy at Lelystad Airport is the launching customer of the new Italian Blackshape Bk1...

Exxaero expands and adds two Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet

Exxaero has welcomed the first of two brand new Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet. The business jet flew from the Dassault Aviation factory in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where it was welcomed on Saturday morning. At the beginning of February, the Eindhoven-based company expects delivery of the second aircraft of this very same type. With these two new additions to its...

Growing number of drones requires uniform European regulations

The rapidly increasing number of complex flights undertaken by drones makes the adoption of further European regulations on U-Space more critical than ever. In order to integrate all the various types of drones and drone-operations into the urban airspace, right-of-way rules will apply, with manned flights generally having right-of-way over unmanned flights. EASA will present the main pr...

Gulfstream moves EU Parts Distribution Center near Amsterdam

Gulfstream Aerospace has moved its European Customer Support Parts Distribution Center from the London area to near Amsterdam. The new center adjacent to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol houses high-usage items and provides timely support to company-authorized maintenance facilities in the European Union. “We made this move to ensure the continued speedy delivery of parts and materials to...