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Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

For the first time, Safran Helicopter Engines has run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter Engines plants. By the end of the year, the manufacturer plans to use at least 10% SAF at a...

Riga Airport offers a wide range of destinations for safe travels during the summer season

As the coverage of vaccination increases and restrictions placed on travel due to Covid-19 decrease, Riga Airport offers to the passengers from the Baltic States a wide network of routes with more than 95 destinations for the summer season. This summer, flights from Riga are planned by a total of 12 airlines offering regular passenger flights, and two carriers providing charter flights. Alongsi...

To accelerate progress towards net zero - Shell and Rolls-Royce sign agreement

Shell and Rolls-Royce today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and their progress towards net zero emissions. The long-term agreement builds on more than a century of cooperation between the two companies, and embodies a shared perspective that collaboration across the aviation value chain is necessary for the decarbonisati...

Final G550 commercial delivery was made

Gulfstream has delivered the final commercial Gulfstream G550 to an international customer, further increasing the worldwide fleet of more than 600 G550s already in service. The delivery took place June 30. “For nearly two decades, the G550 has been exceeding customer expectations,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G550 set a new standard for performance...

airBaltic adds more destinations for this summer

airBaltic is offering more and more destinations for this summer. Here are latest additions - flights from Riga to two Norwegian cities – Trondheim and Bergen. airBaltic now connects cities with two weekly flights.  On July 2, 2021 airBaltic launched new summer seasonal flights between Riga and the Italian city of Pisa and on July 3 airBaltic started&n...

Germany signs on for five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft

The German Ministry of Defense signed a letter of offer and acceptance for five Boeing (NYSE:BA) P-8A Poseidon aircraft under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. With this order, Germany becomes the eighth customer of the multimission maritime surveillance aircraft, joining the United States, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Norway, Korea and New Zealand....

SKY express fleet modernisation with ATR 72-600

ATR and Greek airline SKY express announced the delivery of an ATR 72-600 aircraft. This deal represents a new country of operations for the ATR 72-600 which is currently flying in over 50 countries around the world. With a fleet of 10 ATR -500 series aircraft, the airline has opted to continue its long relationship with ATR for its fleet modernisation project. When the ATR 72-600 enters into...

Airbus and Delta TechOps welcome GE Digital into the aviation Digital Alliance

The aviation Digital Alliance, the partnership initiated by Airbus and Delta TechOps in 2019, is expanding to include GE Digital. The vision for the expanded Digital Alliance is to further develop real solutions that curb operational disruptions, drive progress in unplanned maintenance events and ultimately benefit global commercial operators’ bottom-line financial performance. Under the...

All-electric Alice aircraft prepares for the Inaugural Flight

Eviation Aircraft unveiled the design for its Alice all-electric aircraft, which is on track for first flight later this year. The production configuration, optimized based on real-world lessons learned and customer feedback, defines Alice's path to certification and entry into service expected in 2024. Alice, a nine-passenger, two-crew member aircraft, produces no carbon emissions, significan...

The Kodiak owner/operators ranks grows with two new customers from different ends of the spectrum

Two more customers have been added to the list of U.S.-based Kodiak 100 owners/operators, underscoring the utility aircraft’s ability to perform a full range of applications – as well as Daher’s commitment to continuous improvement. In March, Daher’s delivery of the first Kodiak 100 Series III aircraft marked the official launch of this latest version, which incorporates...

S7 Technics launched the first automated plant for the production of Airbus aircraft panels in Russia

Within the framework of the new production area at the S7 Technics base in Mineralnye Vody, floor panels and interior panels of the aircraft cabin will be produced. Aircraft panels will be manufactured from composite materials approved by aircraft manufacturers by milling on a high-precision computer numerical control (CNC) machine made by the Czech company Volter. The complex of works, startin...

Tamarack Introduces Active Winglet Pilot Proficiency Course

Tamarack Aerospace announced the Active Winglet Pilot Proficiency Course as part of the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program and FAA Safety Team (FAAST) program. The course covers the Tamarack® Active Winglet system, including a brief review of the aerodynamics of wings, the Active Winglet system, Active Winglet benefits, safety and emergency procedures, and flying tips for...

To meet the industry changing demands SITA launches a revitalized portfolio

Your Runway to Success by SITA, sets out five critical areas for the air transport industry’s rebuild in the next 18 months and highlights SITA’s remodeled solutions to tackle the major challenges facing air travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Over the past 12 months, COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the aviation industry financially and operat...

Dassault Aviation at Milano Linate Prime for the Falcon 6X full cabin mock-updisplay

SEA Prime, a SEA Group company, which with the Milano Prime brand is the sole manager of the business & general aviation infrastructures for Linate and Malpensa airports, hosts the Falcon 6X full cabin mock-up by Dassault Aviation display in a dedicated area by Milano Prime terminal entrance. Designed to ensure the maximum comfort both for&n...

Russian Amphibious Aircraft Be-200ES Sent to Fight Wildfires in Greece

The Russian Be-200ES aircraft landed in Greece today. It will be used to fight wildfires in the country. The corresponding agreement between the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection, responsible for organizing measures for fighting wildfires, and was PJSC ILYUSHIN officially signed in Athens.  The agreement was prepared with the support of the representative office of Rostec S...

In response to high demand Lufthansa launches new connection from Dubai to Munich

Starting on 01 October 2021, Lufthansa will be introducing a new connection between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Munich, doubling its capacity on routes to the UAE compared to pre-crisis levels, as a response to an increase in travel demand. The new route will operate three times a week, with LH638 departing Munich on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and LH639 departing Dubai on Tuesdays,...

MTU Maintenance launches ON-SITEPlus product branding

MTU Maintenance, global market leader in customized aero engine solutions, launches ON-SITEPlus, a larger group of on-site, near-wing and quick-turn services. This development and rebranding of the portfolio underscores the importance of on-site and near wing activities as a means to reduce maintenance cost and extend on-wing times – a trend that has been particularly prevalent during the CO...

Handover of test track to Argo AI: Site at Munich Airport is ready for the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow

Argo AI autonomous vehicles will begin testing at Munich Airport on an asphalted area of around 55,000 square meters. Around four months after the start of construction work, the management of Munich Airport has now been able to hand over the preliminary test track of the new development site, which was completed on schedule. In the course of the construction work, 220 cubic meters of co...

First Duet Embraer collaboration with Porsche Phenom 300E delivered

Embraer delivered the first limited-edition Phenom 300E aircraft—part of the Duet collaboration with Porsche—to an undisclosed customer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The aircraft was delivered at Embraer’s state-of-the-art Global Customer Center in Melbourne, Florida. Duet marks the first-ever true collaboration between leading aviation and automotive manufacturers, pairing the...

Lufthansa Technik Middle East and Joramco sign Memorandum of Understanding

Lufthansa Technik Middle East and Joramco, the Amman based MRO and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), have signed an MoU to provide technical expertise and several MRO solutions to Joramco.  The agreement will allow Joramco to enhance their in-house capabilities with the help of LTME, and allow LTME to relocate a number of its spares to the Joramco facility...

Expanded G600 completion in Gulfstream Dallas Facility

Gulfstream Aerospace is expanding Gulfstream G600™ completions operations to the Gulfstream Dallas facility, further increasing growth and large-cabin capacity for customers. As part of this expansion, Gulfstream’s director of Savannah completions, Melissa Grant, has been named vice president and general manager of the Dallas facility and will be relocating to facilitate the seaml...