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Essential news for 05 Dec 2018

Groundbreaking partnership of Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre, new life for airplane structure material

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre today announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as electronic a...

GULFSTREAM TO DEBUT CLASS-LEADING G500 AND G600 AT MEBAA SHOW 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow Dec. 10-12 in Dubai. These all-new aircraft will join the Gulfstream fleet, including the super-midsize Gulfstream G280, the high-performing Gulfstream...

New Direct Business-Class flight between NEW YORK and NICE by LA COMPAGNIE

Boutique airline expands service with seasonal flights between New York and Nice beginning May 2019 Four years after launching as an exclusively business-class boutique airline with unbeatable fares between New York and Paris, La Compagnie has announced the launch of a new seasonal route between New York and Nice with the first direct flight scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019. Tra...

Lockheed Martin and Airbus Sign Memorandum of Agreement on Aerial Refueling

Lockheed Martin and Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refueling for U.S. defense customers. The companies will seek to provide aerial-refueling services to address any identified capacity shortfall and to meet requirements for the next generation of tankers capable of operating in the challenging environments of future battles...

Wednesday`s summary

New C-27J Spartan baseline configuration performs first flight

The new C-27J Spartan baseline configuration — characterized by a brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights — completed its first flight yesterday at Leonardo’s Aircraft Division Turin plant. Lucio Valerio Cioffi, Leonardo’s Aircraft Division Managing Director, said: “New operators will enjoy modern avionics a...

Russian Helicopters completes its Southeast Asian demo tour

Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters, manufactured by the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of State Corporation Rostec), completed a demonstration tour of the countries of Southeast Asia. Attendees of Airshow China in Zhuhai, China, as well as potential customers from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, familiarized themselves with the capabilities of both aircraft. Full-scale demonstrati...

Inmarsat crowned ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for second consecutive year

Highly-prestigious accolade, announced at World Travel Awards 2018, voted by leading travel and tourism executives worldwide in recognition of ’gold standard’ solutions  Inmarsat has been named ‘World’s Leading Inflight Internet Service Provider’ for the second year in a row at the World Travel Awards. The prestigious accolade was announced at a gala cere...

Recaro Aircraft Seating opens dress cover production center in Poland

Recaro Aircraft Seating is now entering the era of dress cover production: on November 30, 2018, its new “cut2dress” dress cover production center is officially inaugurated in Świebodzin, Poland. In the future, Recaro will be setting its own quality standards in terms of workmanship. Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating says: “With c...

New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security

A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats is being trialled at Cardiff Airport in the UK.   The walk-through scanner, which uses space technology to image human body heat, is the result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd. and Cardiff University scientists. Computer learning allows the scanner to distinguish between threa...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with another Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received another new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the eighth in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. “Adding new aircraft to the fleet will further expand...