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First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

  A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the…

Bell h-1 military aircraft surpass 400,000 flight hours

  The H-1 mixed fleet of AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom attack and utility helicopters have accumulated more than 400,000 joint-flight hours. Designed by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, as the dedicated military helicopters for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the Viper and Venom have…

Copenhagen Flights Services & Aviator renews a partnership agreement with easyJet

  Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics and a family member of Avia Solutions Group, renewed a partnership agreement with easyJet airlines for ground handling services. The contract was won through Aviator’s subsidiary Copenhagen Flights Services ApS (CFS). The company will…

Airbus expands India COVID-19 relief, delivers more oxygen plants, ventilators, mobile ICUs

  Airbus has doubled down on its response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, delivering more than 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and deploying humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country. Airbus is delivering oxygen plants,…

HiFly will test new wing tip that allows to reduce carbon emissions (videos)

HiFly presented the new wingtip TRINITAIR, capable of reducing fuel consumption by up to 2% and on particular applications even more than that. In aviation each kg of fuel saved on a flight reduces CO2 emissions by 3.16 kg. This unprecedented equipment will bring airlines not only financial benefits; they…

Airbus gains first Flight Hour Services contract in North America with JetBlue for its A220 fleet

Airbus announced today that it has signed its first Flight Hour Services (FHS) contract with a North American customer. U.S.-based airline JetBlue is acquiring long-term Airbus components maintenance services for its 70 A220 aircraft on order. The A220 started operations with JetBlue in April 2021. The maintenance-by-the-hour service contract includes…

Two more H160s for the French Navy

  The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option to Airbus Helicopters, Babcock and Safran Helicopter Engines for two more H160s for the French Navy. These aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus…

ACJ teams up with Latécoère for a unique and smart IFE solution

  Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Latécoère Interconnection Systems (LIS) have signed a partnership agreement to develop a new and unique In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) technology – “The ACJ Smart LiFi Monitor”. LiFi (Light Fidelity) is the latest wireless communication technology which uses light to transmit data. With this agreement, ACJ…

Airbus delivers the 100th A400M (video)

  Airbus has reached 100 A400M deliveries with MSN111, the tenth A400M for the Spanish Air Force. The aircraft performed its ferry flight on 24th May from Seville to Zaragoza, where the Spanish A400M fleet is based. In the same week, the A400M global fleet also achieved the 100,000 flight-hours…

SmartLynx Airlines land into long-haul market and adds 5 Airbus A330 aircraft for cargo operations (video)

  SmartLynx Airlines Malta, EU-based specialists in full-service ACMI aircraft leasing solutions, announce an important addition to its Airbus fleet. Currently operated Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft will be joined by Airbus A330 aircraft type with a goal to become leaders of long-haul market. 5 Airbus A330 aircraft will be…