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EHang & Spanish National Police collaborate to explore AAV use cases in emergency & security missions

EHang announced that it collaborates with the Spanish National Police to explore potential use cases for AAVs in emergency and security missions. At yesterday’s Press Day of Expodronica at World Air Traffic Management Congress, EHang made the first public exhibition of the EHang 216 passenger-grade AAV in Spain at the Cuatro Vientos Aerodrome in Madrid. EHang and the Spanish National Poli...

Spanish Air Force received its first PC-21

The Spanish Ministry of Defence, through the General Directorate of Armament and Material (DGAM) will deliver to the Spanish Air Force, the Ejército del Aire, based in San Javier (Murcia), its first PC-21, and will immediately integrate the world’s most advanced training system by Pilatus to be part of the 792 Squadron, the Basic Training School in the Spanish Air Force Academy. Pilat...

BAA Training Expands Further in Spain: Establishes an MRO Avia Repair Co

BAA Training steps up a notch by implementing its European expansion plans. This time, it has established an MRO in Spain called Avia Repair Co based at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport. After a certification process, it will start providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services to BAA Training itself at the beginning and other corporate clients in the future.  This type...

Pilot training with an Airbus A320 FFS starts at BAA Training Spain

The first state-of-the-art Airbus A320 FFS is ready for training in a brand-new pilot training centre BAA Training Spain located in Barcelona, 10 minutes away from El-Prat airport. The Airbus A320 operational readiness, in fact, signifies that pilot training operations are ready to begin.  Managing Director of BAA Training Spain, Aurimas Urbonas, says: “We are delighted to annou...

Expansion and transition to a full Airbus fleet airline - Volotea

Volotea has accelerated its fleet transformation for Summer 2021, becoming a 100% Airbus operator, phasing out entirely its Boeing 717s and adding 15 to 19 units of A320s. The company has already sourced 15 A320s and will add up to 4 more based on last minute summer demand. With the addition of the 180-seat Airbus A320s, Volotea will increase its installed fleet capacity by 15% of seats. ...

Flyschool Air Academy renews its confidence in ALSIM with a second AL250

Flyschool Air Academy in Spain renews its confidence in ALSIM in acquiring a second AL250 simulator for its new base in Mallorca.The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a s...

BAA Training Spain starts operations

The first brand-new Airbus A320ceo Full Flight Simulator (FFS) starts being assembled this week, which will mark the beginning of BAA Training Spain operations. After all of the preparational works and auditing procedures are finalized, the FFS will be ready for training in March this year. The first groups of Type Rating pilot students will start training in March/April 2021.Egle Vaitkeviciu...

Lifesaving phone location technology now linefit on Airbus H145 helicopter

CENTUM announced that Lifeseeker, its life-saving technology, has been certified for linefit on Airbus H145 helicopters. Lifeseeker uses signals from a missing person’s mobile phone to guide search and rescue (SAR) teams to the right place quickly. It helps make SAR missions more effective and efficient, saving lives and optimizing operational costs. Lifeseeker turns the phone into a...

Training the Best Pilots and Operators in Europe

Did you know Bell offers an extension of our world-renowned U.S. training academy experience in beautiful Valencia, Spain? Combining our world-class expertise with advanced simulations and experienced instructors, Bell’s programs equip pilots with the tools they need to master vertical lift. Our top-quality simulator mimics emergencies and malfunctions in adverse conditions that are imp...

To enhance pilot training device mix BAA Training selects L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies has been selected by BAA Training to supply eight new flight training devices (FTDs) to further support BAA Training’s expansion program. L3Harris will install the new FTDs at BAA Training’s locations across Europe and Asia from 2021. The agreement builds on the purchase of full flight simulators (FFS) announced in March 2020. The eight FTDs are for a comb...

ALSIM to strengthen its presence in Spain with the sale of an AL250 to FTEJerez

ALSIM reinforces its presence in Spain and is happy to include FTEJerez, the ATO based in Jerez, Spain, as one of its customers with the sale of an AL250. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model...

BelugaXL enters into service in Getafe

The BelugaXL recently expanded its operational reach by adding Airbus’ facility in Getafe, Spain to its network. This aircraft “no.2” – the second to fly – is working alongside the five A300-600-based BelugaST predecessors. Today the new aircraft operates several flights per week, transporting all Airbus family horizontal tailplanes and A350 XWB Section 19 (manufactur...