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Spanish CANAVIA expands its fleet with three new Tecnam aircraft

Renowned CANAVIA Spanish Aviation Academy based in the Canary Islands, will incorporate three new Tecnam aircraft: one Multi-engine P2006T MarkII and two P2008JC MarkII’s into their fleet. The school already operates two multi-engine P2006T MarkII’s and three single-engine Tecnam P2008JC MkII”s operating 365 days a year. With this new acquisition the academy w...

The first EU carbon-neutral flight school - meet Quality Fly

Starting in 2022, Quality Fly has become carbon-neutral. How? By reducing carbon footprint and offsetting the remaining emissions through investments in clean energy projects. This is how they became the first flight school in Spain and one of the very few in Europe that offer carbon-neutral integrated and modular commercial pilot programmes. This milestone moves t...

Delivery of the first two H135s to the Spanish Ministry of Interior

Airbus has delivered the first two H135s to the Spanish Guardia Civil and National Police under the 36-unit contract signed with the General Directorate for Armaments and Materiel at the end of 2021 to supply the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, along with Fernand...

EH216 AAV completes EU SESAR AMU-LED project flight demonstrations in Spain

EH216 AAV has performed successful flight demonstrations in Spain under the European Union Air Mobility Urban - Large Experimental Demonstration project, as one of Europe’s largest Urban Air Mobility demonstration projects. The EH216 flight demonstrations were recently conducted at the Rozas Airborne Research Center of Spain’s National Institute of Aerospa...

A firefighting kit successfully tested on Airbus A400M

Airbus has successfully tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain. The test campaign took place in daylight conditions with a minimum operating height of 150ft, flight speeds as low as 125 knots and drops involving up to 20 tonnes of water from the current tank in less than 10 seconds. The main objec...

ENAIRE and EHang to collaborate on U-Space and urban air mobility

EHang entered into a collaboration agreement with ENAIRE to promote research, development and innovation in the fields of U-Space and Urban Air Mobility in Spain and Europe. The parties seek to collaborate in national and international innovation initiatives on U-Space and the development of AAV operations for the execution of activities of common interest in U-Space and Urban...

European centre of excellence for advanced air mobility created by Inmarsat and regional Government of Catalonia

World-first agreement between a company and a commercial airport, the regional Government of Catalonia has joined with Inmarsat Velaris Partner Network to transform Lleida-Alguaire Airport into a European centre of excellence for advancing Air Traffic Management and Uncrewed Traffic Management innovation. Situated approximately 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the city of Lleida, Ll...

Continued expansion - FlyBy adds two new Tecnam P-Mentors

Spanish academy FlyBy ordered two Tecnam P-Mentors to expand their fleet capabilities to be added at their current fleet of P2002JF and P2006T twin. The choice of FlyBy is joining and confirming the new philosophy in Flight Training offered by Tecnam. This fleet expansion will improve the quality of training while limiting its cost for students and better preserving the natural environment...

Volotea reveals its 10 years anniversary aircraft

Volotea presents its anniversary aircraft, named Lázaro Ros in honor of one of the company's founders. This aircraft was designed both to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary, but also to project itself into the next 10 years. The metallic colors of the aircraft represent the many flights to come and all the opportunities available to the company. Volotea chose Saffron B...

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...