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New CEO of LOT Polish Airlines eyes growth with fleet overhaul

LOT Polish Airlines is planning an overhaul of its narrowbody fleet with the addition of some more aircraft to better compete with low-cost rivals in the fast-growing eastern European market and add routes out of its Warsaw hub, the carrier's new chief executive said on Saturday. "We are interested in increasing the significance and scope of our hub in Warsaw," Rafal Milczarski, w...

PGZ and Airbus Helicopters launch industrial talks for the Tiger HAD in Poland

Radom (Poland), Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Airbus Helicopters are hosting a two-day workshop in Radom on the 28 – 29 April to identify potential areas of cooperation around the Tiger HAD project, in the frame of the Kruk attack helicopter project. The event included the global network of Tiger HAD suppliers who took part in the discussions with a number of Polish companies. T...

Polish police detain 21 over false bomb threat to airport

Polish police say they have detained 21 people in connection with a false bomb threat that caused 800 people to be evacuated and four flights to be diverted from an airport near the capital. The bomb threat occurred late Sunday and affected Warsaw’s Modlin Airport, which is north of the capital and serves budget airlines. Dawid Marciniak, a police official, said Monday that police trac...

Metal Master installs FJ33 engine in LAR-1 personal jet

Polish engineering company Metal Master has installed theWilliams International FJ33-5A turbofan in the first conforming Flaris LAR-1 personal jet, and is preparing the five-seat single for engine ground runs this quarter. Engineers from Williams’ US facilities are slated to arrive at Metal Master's base in Podgórzyn, western Poland, by the middle of March. They will assis...

Heli-One Poland Offers Airbus H225 Base Maintenance

Heli-One’s helicopter MRO facility in Rzeszow, Poland, is now approved to provide base maintenance on Airbus Helicopters H225s operating in Europe, the U.S., Canada and the Cayman Islands. The approval adds to the facility's existing AS332 and the H135 capability. Rzeszow is the third Heli-One facility to offer H225 base maintenance, joinin...

Poland scraps $3 billion Airbus heli deal, launches Lockheed talks: report

Poland has decided to scrap the $3 billion deal for 50 Airbus utility helicopters and will buy only a few aircraft from the European company, the daily Rzeczpospolita reported on Thursday citing defense sources. The move, coming months before a NATO summit in Warsaw where Poland is expected to seek more allied presence on its territory, could strain Warsaw's ties with France and delay...

Croatian sea-side resorts with LOT as early as for May holiday weekend

Split and Zadar are two more Croatian cities to which passengers will be able to fly as early as on 30 April by LOT. The Polish carrier will offer them the fastest and most comfortable journey to the most popular holiday resorts in Croatia, both direct from Warsaw, and with one convenient transfer from other cities in Poland and Europe. This is the first offer of this type on the market! T...

Polish Government Planning To Scrap Missile, Helicopter Tenders

Poland’s new government is moving to cancel two key defense tenders agreed by the previous administration. The Law and Justice party (PiS) was highly critical of the selection of the Raytheon Patriot for Poland’s Wisla requirement for an air and missile defense system and also of Airbus Helicopters for a helicopter replacement program, announced in April by the then Civic Platform a...

Piper Delivers First M500 Into Poland

Piper Aircraft will deliver the company's first M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper M500 to Poland.  The aircraft has been retail sold by JB Investments to a customer in that region who will operate the aircraft in support of his business. JB Investments is Piper's dealer for new aircraft, serving the country of Poland. "The delivery of the first Piper M500 into Poland dem...

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X makes Polish debut

Bell Helicopter has continued its sales push for the developmental 505 Jet Ranger X, displaying a mock-up of the light single-engined rotorcraft at the MSPO defence show held in Kielce, Poland between 1-4 September. Bell says it exhibited the four-seat, civil rotorcraft at a military exhibition "to promote its capabilities as a training platform" for the region's air forces....