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Airbus tests new technologies to enhance pilot assistance

Airbus UpNext has started testing new, on ground and in-flight, pilot assistance technologies on an A350-1000 test aircraft. Known as DragonFly, the technologies being demonstrated include automated emergency diversion in cruise, automatic landing and taxi assistance and are aimed at evaluating the feasibility and pertinence of further exploring autonomous flight systems in support of sa...

AERO - successful in the future UAV market with AERODrones

Unmanned aerial vehicles have triggered a revolution in aviation. They enable missions that were previously unthinkable. At the AERO show AERODrones will once again be a special trade fair that will be extended by one day due to its great success. Unmanned aerial vehicles offer great benefits for society. They cover a wide range of tasks and are indispensable in civilian use by auth...

A fresh & modern update, reflecting company’s evolution and growth - Tecnam unveils new logo

Giovanni Pascale, Tecnam Managing Director said: “We are thrilled to unveil our new logo, which represents the exciting direction in which our company is heading. This fresh design reflects our desire to push boundaries and reach new heights, as we continue to soar higher in the world of aviation. We can’t wait for the world to see it flying around the world!” T...

PLAY increases its reach in North America and takes off to Canada

PLAY announced the launch of daily flight ticket sales to Toronto-Hamilton Airport in Canada, with the first flight scheduled for June 22. This new route will offer connections to 15 destinations in Europe, making it PLAY's fifth destination in North America. The addition of Toronto to our network is the natural next step for PLAY, as the success of our other North American destinations h...

easyJet opens first continental European maintenance hangar at BER airport

easyJet, Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg and the Brandenburg state government celebrated the opening of the easyJet maintenance hangar at Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport with a joint opening ceremony today. The ceremony was hosted by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, Aletta von Massenbach, Ch...

Pratt & Whitney GTF engines achieve milestone fuel and emissions savings

Pratt & Whitney is kicking off the New Year with two major milestones for GTF engines. Since entry into service, the industry’s only geared propulsion system has saved 1 billion gallons (nearly 4 billion liters) of fuel and 10 million metric tons of carbon emissions. During this time, we’ve continued to advance the engine for current and future aircraft. In the past year...

LCI signs agreement with Elroy Air for a committed order of up to 40 Chaparral VTOL aircraft

LCI has signed an agreement with Elroy Air to acquire up to 40 of the company Chaparral VTOL aircraft. LCI’s investment in Elroy Air’s system underpins the Company’s long-term commitment to sustainable growth and innovation. Under the terms of the deposit-backed agreement, LCI will initially acquire 20 aircraft with an option for a total of up to 40 units. The...

Emirates selects Inmarsat as inflight connectivity provider for new Airbus A350 fleet

Emirates selected Inmarsat as the inflight connectivity provider for its incoming fleet of Airbus A350s, as part of a commitment by the United Arab Emirates airline to ensure passengers ‘fly better’. The milestone agreement marks an expansion of the long-standing partnership between Emirates and Inmarsat. It will enable the airline to provide advanced, high-speed inflight broadban...

Tamarack - setting new standard in sustainable aviation - interview with Jacob Klinginsmith

The topic of sustainability in aviation is more than actual. New technologies are developing at a fantastic speed. Are there solutions that can "change the game" here and now? The answer is yes. We have been following closely the success of this group that offers solutions available now! The technology that can be adapted to fit any existing aircraft quickly and economically, delivering...

Alaska Airlines plans to hire more than 3,500 employees in 2023

If you have ever thought about working for an airline, 2023 might be your year. Alaska Airlines is announcing plans to hire more than 3,500 new employees this year in a variety of roles and functions. As we continue to grow and bring dozens of new airplanes into our fleet, we need thousands of people to join the Alaska family. From maintenance technicians to contact center agen...

Airbus reports 2022 commercial aircraft orders and deliveries

Airbus delivered 661* commercial aircraft to 84 customers in 2022 and registered 1,078 gross new orders. Airbus’ end December 2022 backlog stood at 7,239 aircraft.  Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer commented: “In 2022 we served 84 customers with 661 deliveries, an increase of 8 percent compared to 2021. That’s obviously less th...

HK Express partners with Iberia Maintenance for V2500 engines

Iberia Maintenance and HK Express, a fully-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong home carrier Cathay Pacific, have signed a long-term contract to maintain 32 V2500 engines powering the low-cost carrier’s Airbus A320ceo and A321ceo fleet. Efficiency improvements, such as the extension of Engine Repair in-house capability, workscope adjustments to ensure shop visit optimisation and Used Serv...

airBaltic will equip the entire fleet with SpaceX Starlink

airBaltic will equip its entire Airbus A220-300 fleet with SpaceX Starlink internet connectivity system. Every passenger will benefit from complimentary, in-flight high-speed internet access during all airBaltic flights without hassles or login pages. From the moment passengers walk onto the plane, they’ll have access to the internet. Developed by&n...

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim adds Global 7500 to its managed fleet

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has added a Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft to its managed fleet. DCAF will manage and operate the new aircraft on behalf of its private owner. This brings the total number of aircraft under management to nine. The new aircraft will be based at DCAF’s home base at Al Maktoum International Airport.  The management contract will see DCAF provide full Fl...

Mission sustainability - Swiss Helicopter exclusively climate-neutral from 2023

The Swiss helicopter company and flight school Swiss Helicopter is consistently implementing its sustainability strategy and will offer all passenger flights exclusively climate-neutral from 2023.  In view of the global climate challenges, the aviation industry in particular has a duty to reduce or offset its emissions. Swiss Helicopter  accepts this responsibility and has therefore...

London Stansted runway to be fully resurfaced

London Stansted single runway is to be fully resurfaced in a five-month programme. The work on the 3km long runway, which will be managed by engineering firm Lagan, will take place at night to minimise the impact on the local community and airport operations. Over the course of the project, approximately 50,000 tonnes of asphalt will be laid over an area the size of 25 football pitc...

C919 awarded AEG Report following the completion of T5 test

Following the completion of the T5 test, 15 pilots, including the flight instructor from SACSC, received C919 aircraft model certificates, marking the milestone that C919 aircraft is about to be delivered and put into commercial operation. The T5 test, known as the model level training standard test of the Flight Standard Board, is a critical task evaluating the compliance of a new aircraft t...

Air cargo demand softens in November

IATA released data for November 2022 global air cargo markets showing that demand softened as economic headwinds persist. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 13.7% compared to November 2021 (-14.2% for international operations). Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was 1.9% below November 2021. This was the second year-on-year con...

Departure for the anniversary year – 75 years of Zurich Airport

Since the maiden flight 75 years ago, Zurich Airport has developed into Switzerland's most important transport hub. In the anniversary year 2023, Zurich Airport looks back on its long history and looks ahead to future projects. The festivities include a big airport festival from September 1-3, an anniversary exhibition and many other highlights. On June 14, 1948, a Swissair Douglas DC-4 was...

HAECO Xiamen to build world largest single-span MRO hangar

HAECO Xiamen participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today to commence the construction of its new aircraft maintenance facility in Xiamen Xiang’an International Airport. Established in 1993, HAECO Xiamen has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years to become a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and modification services in the Asia Pacific region. Its comprehensive...

BT Group backs Altitude Angel to make the UK a global leader for commercial automated drone operations

Digital at BT has entered into a £5 million deal with Altitude Angel to accelerate and support plans for Skyway corridor development - UK drone superhighway, set to be the largest and longest network of its kind in the world. UTM is the software platform and infrastructure needed to allow drones to fly safely, without a pilot, over large distances. The £5 million de...