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FCG OPS launches a network of ground handling stations in Spain in cooperation with General Aviation Service

FCG OPS continues its strong growth in Europe by cooperating with General Aviation Service to launch a partner network of ground handling stations throughout Spain. Recognizing that its flight support and dispatch customers are frequently operating to this region FCG OPS has developed a new strategy that demonstrates company is proactively looking for new opportunities to enhance its ser...

Airbus A320ceo/neo Full Flight Simulator is ready for training at BAA Training Spain

One more Full Flight Simulator (FFS) upgraded with the recent Airbus Std. 2.0, Airbus A320ceo/neo, has passed final acceptance tests and Initial Evaluation and is now declared “Ready For Training” (RFT) at BAA Training Spain in Barcelona. This Level-D full-scope flight compartment replica equipped with two ceo and two neo engine types was manufactured by L3Harris Technologies. Aurim...

Successful maiden flight of Airbus C295 technology demonstrator of Clean Sky 2

The Airbus C295 Flight Test Bed 2 has successfully performed its maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line in Seville. The aircraft now starts a flight campaign with the aim of testing the new semi-morphing wing, the new affordable flight control system, as well as a SatCom antenna embedded within the aircraft’s fuselage.  “The first flight of the C295 FTB2 is a...

36 H135s order to be operated by Spain’s Air Force, Navy, National Police, and the Guardia Civil

The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry.  The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and the navy while the Ministry of Interior will also take delivery of 18 helicopters to be operat...

World2Fly offers passengers advanced high-speed inflight broadband in partnership with Inmarsat & SITA

Inmarsat award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers traveling with new Spanish airline World2Fly, in partnership with SITA as the service provider. The long-haul carrier, founded by Spanish hotel group Iberostar, provides advanced, high-speed GX Aviation connectivity onboard its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Passengers can access...

Spanish Ministry of Defence signs order for three Airbus A330 MRTT

The Spanish Ministry of Defence has signed the formal order for the acquisition of three Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft (MRTT). Under the agreement, the handover of the first aircraft in transport configuration is scheduled in the coming days, followed by its conversion to MRTT in 2024. The handover of the first fully converted aircraft is scheduled in 2023 and the third and f...

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...