Embraer to collaborate on technologies and solutions to combat COVID-19

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Embraer has released that it is working in partnership with companies and research centers on technologies that can increase the availability of equipment and solutions to combat COVID-19 in Brazil. The actions, developed jointly with Embraer’s supply chain, include the manufacturing of parts for the ventilator and respirator industry, the replacement of imported components for ventilators, the development of high-efficiency filtration systems for transforming regular hospital beds into intensive care beds and studies for the development of simple, robust and portable respirators aimed at rapid implementation and availability. A group of professionals has already been leading initiatives in support of a respirator factory Read more

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Leonardo extends training services capabilities to rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotor craft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximized mission effectiveness and safety. The company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification Leonardo is now able to supply training services for light and very light category remotely piloted systems (up to 25 kg) through its Helicopter Training Academy headquartered in Sesto Calende (Northern Italy). This certification adds to the overall quality level and versatility of training services provided Read more

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Lufthansa Group releases medically trained employees for specific work in medical facilities

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Employees in Germany who have completed medical training can now be released quickly and un-bureaucratically on a voluntary basis for specific work in a medical facility. Lufthansa will continue to pay the full basic salary of those employees, and further details of this initiative are currently being worked out. Additionally, the Lufthansa Group is waiving the purchase of more than 920,000 permanently ordered face masks and making them available to the health authorities in Germany. The company recognizes the immediate need of supplies by the medical community on the front lines of the pandemic, and has a sufficient quantity of Read more

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OneWeb successfully launches 34 more satellites into orbit

OneWeb, the global communications company announced the successful launch of 34 more satellites, aboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Lift-off occurred on March 21. OneWeb’s satellites separated from the rocket and were dispensed in nine batches. This is the second of its 34 satellite launches in six weeks, an achievement made possible by the pace and execution of OneWeb Satellites’ high-volume production factory in Florida. This launch brings the total number of satellites in the constellation to 74. The company has now successfully deployed and tested satellites, installed ground stations globally, secured valuable spectrum and Read more

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Air Cargo essential to fight against COVID-19

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including spare parts/repair components), and in keeping global supply chains functioning for the most time-sensitive materials. This has been done through dedicated cargo freighter operations, utilization of cargo capacity in passenger aircraft and with relief flights to affected areas. Air cargo is also instrumental in transporting food and other products purchased online in support of quarantine and social distancing policies implemented Read more

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EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a safety directive to reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus through flights to and from high risk areas. This is the first EU-wide operational measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. The safety directive specifies measures to be taken for flights serving high-risk destinations. It mandates thorough disinfecting and cleaning of aircraft which operate from high-risk destinations after each flight. Exceptions can be made only when disinfectants with a longer-lasting effect are used – but even in those cases a thorough disinfection is mandated no later Read more

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CAVU Aerospace increases capacity for short-term and long-term storage of aircraft

CAVU Aerospace has increased capacity for short-term and long-term storage, maintenance and dismantling at their Roswell, NM. (KROW), Victorville, CA. (KVCV) and Stuttgart, AR (KSGT) facilities. With the global health crisis, the aviation industry is seeing there will be a rapid increase for support of aircraft storage and maintenance. CAVU Aerospace continues to provide quality, expert, fixed base and mobile dismantling services.   “We have to be efficient and effective as an industry in times like this.  It is important to find creative ways to work together with our airline and lessor customer base to weather this storm, which is Read more

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Boeing joins Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Boeing has joined the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) in support of its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025, and ultimately power operations with 100% renewable energy. This alliance of large clean energy buyers, energy providers, service providers and NGO partners supports a large-scale, rapid transition to a cleaner future. REBA membership expands Boeing’s leadership in the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Two Boeing sites – Renton, Washington, and Charleston, South Carolina – use 100% carbon-free electricity through a combination of renewable energy consumption and carbon offsets from renewable sources. The company is ranked Read more

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APEX encourages global tax relief for airline industry

APEX (Airlines Passenger Experience Association) strongly encouraged governments worldwide to issue immediate tax relief in an even-handed manner for the airline industry in the wake of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Representing nearly every major airline in the world, APEX believes that governments around the globe have a responsibility to reduce taxation upon airlines during this unprecedented disruption due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Aviation remains one of the most heavily taxed industries worldwide with an estimated US$136 billion in taxes being paid via airlines this year ranging from 5% to over 50% of total passenger ticket cost. As airlines are Read more

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The Financial Times names AerFin as fastest-growing Aerospace & Defence company in Europe 2020

AerFin is once again placed on The Financial Times FT1000 fastest growing companies list as Europe’s fastest-growing Aerospace & Defence company, continuing a period of impressive growth for the business. The news follows the recently announced majority shareholder acquisition of AerFin by Danish private equity firm, CataCap and further underlines AerFin’s unique positioning in the aviation aftermarket.  The FT1000 ranks European companies that have achieved the highest Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the previous three fiscal years. The list is compiled by data provider Statista. AerFin has seen exponential financial growth, achieving a CAGR of 70.0% between 2015-2018, the Read more

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