Category: Commercial

Airbus’ BelugaXL receives crucial stamp of approval

Airbus’ BelugaXL receives crucial stamp of approval

Date 15.11.2019

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The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system and a key enabler for production ramp-up requirements beyond 2019. The BelugaXL allows for 30% extra transport capacity being seven metres longer and […]

MOONEY, ONE OF THE MOST TRADITIONAL US COMPANIES, SHUTS DOWN

MOONEY, ONE OF THE MOST TRADITIONAL US COMPANIES, SHUTS DOWN

Date 13.11.2019

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The US press reports that Mooney Aircraft, based in Kerrville, Texas, founded 1929, has shut down after having dismissed all of its employees. This is not a surprise if we take into account the number of aeroplanes sold in recent years, with 7 planes sold in 2016 and 2017, and 14 in 2018 and just […]

STUDY: Safer skies but claims and risks grow

STUDY: Safer skies but claims and risks grow

Date 12.11.2019

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The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents recently, despite a number of crashes. However, the long-term improvement in its risk management record is challenged by a growing number of insurance claims and risks.

Rolls-Royce announces new hybrid-electric flight demonstrator to be built with Brandenburg Partners

Rolls-Royce announces new hybrid-electric flight demonstrator to be built with Brandenburg Partners

Date 11.11.2019

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Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards realising the ambition to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation, following the announcement of its initiative to strengthen research and development activities in this field in the State of Brandenburg. Rolls-Royce will be working with APUS, an aviation engineering company based in Strausberg, close […]

Landmark order for Airbus: IndiGo signs for 300 A320neo Family aircraft

Landmark order for Airbus: IndiGo signs for 300 A320neo Family aircraft

Date 30.10.2019

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India’s IndiGo has placed a firm order for 300 A320neo Family aircraft. This marks one of Airbus’ largest aircraft orders ever with a single airline operator. This latest IndiGo order comprises a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. This will take IndiGo’s total number of A320neo Family aircraft orders to 730. “This order is […]

Porsche and Boeing to Partner on Premium Urban Air Mobility Market

Porsche and Boeing to Partner on Premium Urban Air Mobility Market

Date 28.10.2019

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Porsche and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace. With this partnership, both companies will leverage their unique market strengths and insights to study the future of premium urban air mobility vehicles.   “Porsche is looking to enhance its scope […]

Czech Airlines to expand its fleet with seven new Airbus aircraft: four A220s and three A321XLRs

Czech Airlines to expand its fleet with seven new Airbus aircraft: four A220s and three A321XLRs

Date 27.10.2019

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Czech Airlines (CSA) has agreed with aerospace company Airbus on delivery of four new Airbus A220‑300s. At the same time, CSA has concluded contract agreement on the bases of which CSA has opted for three A321XLRs aircraft with longer range instead of a previous order for A320neos. With the new Airbus models CSA is acquiring […]

Top Aces Receives Notice of IDIQ Award: Advanced adversary air training leader ideally positioned to be key provider

Top Aces Receives Notice of IDIQ Award: Advanced adversary air training leader ideally positioned to be key provider

Date 25.10.2019

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Mesa, October 25, 2019-Top Aces Corp. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a winner under the U.S. Air Force Combat Air Force Contracted Air Support contract. This contract provides a vehicle through which Top Aces can offer it’s highly advanced adversary air capabilities and compete for individual tenders at twelve U.S. […]

Stratolaunch Completes Historic First Flight of Aircraft

Stratolaunch Completes Historic First Flight of Aircraft

Date 13.4.2019

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Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 0658 PDT from the Mojave Air & Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet. As part […]

DLR tests digital communications technologies combined with additional navigation functions for the first time

DLR tests digital communications technologies combined with additional navigation functions for the first time

Date 5.4.2019

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At the end of March 2019, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft­ und Raumfahrt; DLR) Falcon research aircraft will be taking off for what will be a world first in aviation. For the first time, a prototype of the new digital aeronautical radio standard LDACS (Lband Digital Aeronautical Communications System) will be tested. In future, this will enable secure and efficient data exchange between air traffic control centres and flight decks, up to and including 4D trajectories.

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