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Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol join forces to study the creation of the first aviation hydrogen hub in Spain

Airbus, Aena, Air Nostrum, Iberia, Exolum and Repsol are partnering to study the creation of the first hydrogen airport hub located in Spain. The six companies have joined forces to address the main challenges to deploy hydrogen-powered aviation in the country. This is the first time that a collaboration brings together the entire value chain from primary energy production, hydrogen ground op...

Airbus Helicopters’ new logistics hub at Albacete equipped and operated by Daher with first-of-its-kind automation and robotization

Airbus Helicopters officially opened its new logistics hub at Albacete, Spain, which is equipped and operated by Daher as the lead logistics partner. Located adjacent to the Airbus Helicopters production facility at Albacete, this 50,000 square meter warehouse will optimize operations and create several hundred new skilled jobs for the wider Castilla-La Mancha region.  During the design of...

EOS-X SPACE will begin operating its space flights in Spain & Abu Dhabi in 2025

EOS-X SPACE faces the last half of 2024 in a decisive way to complete its start-up and mark a historic milestone for Spain in this incipient industry, which currently represents a market of more than 9 billion dollars in revenues. Kemel Kharbachi, company, founder and CEO, is finalizing the development of the Spaceship capsules, the necessary validation tests -which w...

easyJet celebrates the opening of its new base in Alicante

easyJet celebrated the opening of its new base at Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández airport, a step that further strengthens its presence in Spain, where it now has 4 bases. The first flight operated by Alicante based aircraft and crew took off on Sunday 31 March at 6.00 am to Glasgow with Captain Daniel Ankerso in command. The airline has allocated three aircraft of the A320 family...

A carbon neutral flight school for second year running - Quality Fly

Madrid-based Quality Fly announced that in 2023, for the second consecutive year, the school has achieved carbon neutrality. This follows on from their proud standing as the first European Flight School to attain carbon neutrality in 2022, proving that they have not just embraced sustainability, but have integrated it into every aspect of their operations. This reaffirms their commi...

Euroairlines strengthens its aerotaxi service with its new Cessna 421C aircraft

Euroairlines presented its new Cessna 421C Golden Eagle aircraft at Cuatro Vientos Airport in Madrid with which it will reach North Africa. With a capacity of 6 passengers, the Cessna 421C, designed exclusively for passenger transport, joins the Euroairlines fleet, which already includes a Beechcraft Baron G58 with a capacity for four people and a range of more than 2,700 kilometers.&nbs...

Business aviation ABC - FBO world, what if we look deeper?

We started talking about FBO business. Daily lives of the various players and their concerns. As our aim is to speak about the actual situation, needs, worries and problems to be solved, we continued our investigation and open discussion with General Aviation Service and its Commercial Director Evgeny Shadov.  We have questions - they have frontline experience and valuable recommenda...

Flyschool Air Academy expands its simulator fleet with third ALSIM AL250

Flyschool Air Academy acquires its third AL250 simulator for commercial pilot training. The school once again chose ALSIM for the IFR training of its students. 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 for each flight model at the simp...

Quality Fly further bolsters fleet to meet 30% expected growth in 2024

Quality Fly announced pending arrival of 4 more brand-new Tecnam P2008 aircraft in order to meet an expected 30% growth in 2024. The success of Quality Fly’ EASA ATPL Integrated course, featuring all the latest innovations in airline pilot training, has propelled rapid growth for the Madrid-based flight school. In 2024, the school is poised for further expansion with an exp...

EUROPEAN ROTORS concludes with growth and promise

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023 closed the doors on a highly successful event late last week, spurred by Industry growth and an exciting new host city. The four-day show saw growth over last year’s show in the number of attendees and exhibitors. Attendance at the show was over 5,400 people from over 80 countries, both figures exceeding the participation in the first two shows. The show also s...

Bell Training Academy in Valencia annually welcomes 200 pilots from around the world

Bell Training Academy in Valencia, Spain welcomes every year around 200 Bell pilots to train using the class-leading facilities located there. At its center is the certified Bell 429 Level D Full Flight Simulator which has so far accumulated 1,000 simulator hours in 2023 alone. BTA, offers pilots training program to train for any unforeseen circumstances in different meteorolog...

At your fingertips: Airbus flies a fully automated helicopter with a tablet

Airbus successfully tested a new simplified human machine interface along with advanced autonomous features through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies, developed by Airbus UpNext, are controlled by a touchscreen tablet and aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase safety. Airbus Helicopters’ FlightLab fle...