Eve and Senna Brand create Eve-Senna eVTOL

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Eve Air Mobility and Senna brand have announced a collaboration to develop the eVTOL Eve-Senna. The project symbolises a vision of a sustainable future and innovation in the urban mobility market. The partnership also aims to contribute to the evolution of the future of mobility in Brazil and worldwide. The agreement comes as Eve, an organisation created by Embraer to boost the global Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem, celebrates its first year of operation. The Eve-Senna eVTOL design is inspired by SENNA brand’ vision of challenging boundaries and creating products with passion and purpose in an authentic and futuristic manner. Read more

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Emirates signs avionics upgrade agreement with Collins Aerospace at Dubai Air Show

Adel Ahmad Al Redha (l) COO for Emirates and Craig Bries (r) VP Avionics Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Collins Aerospace sign the new contract ©Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has signed an agreement with Emirates to upgrade its fleet of 101 Boeing B777 and 107 Airbus A380 aircraft with the company’s latest GLU-2100 multi-mode receiver (MMR). In addition, Collins is providing a full suite of avionics and satcom capabilities to Emirates’ 777X aircraft. An MMR assists pilots in positioning, navigating and landing an aircraft. This supports the integrity of the aircraft position, accuracy and availability of demanding aircraft operations such as landing in low-visibility conditions. Building on the segment-leading Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities of previous MMRs, the GLU-2100 now provides an industry-proven Satellite-Based Augmentation System Read more

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MENA Cargo positioned to profit from China’s e-commerce boom through new partnership

MENA Cargo has a new strategic partner in China’s Choice International Forwarding Company. MENA Cargo will support Choice Group’s one-stop logistics services in the Middle East and Africa by offering capacity and guaranteed uplift on B737 300F and B777 200ER-type aircraft. The agreement was signed in Bahrain on August 6th, and the first flight was operated on October 30th 2021, from Hong Kong to Nigeria, via Bahrain in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Hong Kong to the Middle East and Hong Kong and Nigeria routes will help fill a capacity shortfall to meet surging demand for air cargo. Global demand Read more

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Emirates and GE Aviation commit to test flight programme using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, powered by GE90 engines, to conduct a test flight using 100% SAF by 2022 ©Emirates

Emirates and GE Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a programme that will see an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, powered by GE90 engines, conduct a test flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by the end of 2022. Currently, SAF approved for use is a blend of petroleum-based Jet A or Jet A-1 fuel and an SAF component with a maximum blend limit of 50%. One of GE’s fuel experts chairs an international task force to develop standardised industry specifications supporting adoption of 100% SAF, which does not require blending with conventional jet fuel. A milestone collaboration Read more

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Iraqi Airways selects Panasonic Avionics for narrow-body and wide-body IFE and connectivity

Panasonic Avionics has been selected by Iraqi Airways to provide in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for its new fleet of 21 narrow-body and ten wide-body aircraft. These aircraft, which include five A220, 16 B737MAX and ten B787 aircraft types, will be line-fitted with Panasonic’s X Series IFE solutions and are expected to enter service in October 2022. Panasonic Avionics’ X Series offers elegant full HD seatback monitors, complete with capacitive touch displays and handsets and an intuitive, personalised interface. Passengers will have access to USB and laptop charging power points at every seat as well. The X Series portfolio Read more

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SAUDIA selects Inmarsat’s GX Aviation connectivity solution and OneFi platform for upcoming fleet

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SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has revealed that its upcoming fleet of 35 Airbus A321neo and Airbus A321XLR aircraft will offer the GX Aviation high-speed inflight broadband solution by Inmarsat. The aircraft will connect to GX Aviation using an ultra-high-performance terminal by GDC Advanced Technologymodifications and electronic systems. As the first major inflight connectivity agreement in the Middle East since the COVID-19 pandemic began, SAUDIA will be GX Aviation’s launch customer in Saudi Arabia. In addition, it has become the first airline in the Middle East to select Inmarsat’s new OneFi customer experience platform and the first Read more

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Aeroter and Savback sign five-year sales agreement for VRT500 helicopter at Dubai Airshow 2021

Aeroter and Savback sign five-year sales agreement at the Dubai Airshow ©Aeroter

Singapore-based Aeroter has signed an exclusive five-year agreement with Swedish company Savback Helicopters AB to distribute and sell its innovative VRT500 light, single-engine helicopter. From its headquarters in Sweden, Savback will also cover sales representation of the aircraft in Norway, Denmark and Finland. The co-axial format VRT500 helicopter is on display at the Dubai Airshow, which is being held during November 14-18, at Dubai World Central Airport.   The co-axial-rotor format of Aeroter’s VRT500 has long been favoured in a number of successful aircraft designs and its two sets of counter-rotating blades on a single mast removes the requirement for Read more

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Air bp commences aviation fuel venture in Iraq

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Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has commenced a new aircraft fuelling joint venture at Baghdad International Airport (BGW). The joint venture company, United Iraqi Company for Airports and Ground Handling Services Limited, operating under the name MASIL, has been awarded an operating licence for aircraft refuelling, ground handling and cargo services.  The joint venture aims to provide a range of services with a remit to bring world-class standards and global industry expertise to further improve the customer experience, safety and operational standards at the airport.  Air bp is providing assurance on all aspects of fuel Read more

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GE targets future with creation of three new public companies with focus on aviation


General Electric (GE) has announced its intention to create three independent industry-leading, global, public companies in the aviation, healthcare and energy sectors. It will achieve this through pursuing a tax-free spin-off of GE Healthcare, creating a pure-play company at the centre of precision health in early 2023, in which GE expects to retain a stake of 19.9 percent. It will also combine GE Renewable Energy, GE Power, and GE Digital into one business where it will be positioned to lead the energy transition, and then pursue a tax-free spin-off of this business in early 2024. Subsequent to these transactions, GE Read more

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Austrian Airlines and Vienna Airport implement contactless travel

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Austrian Airlines and Vienna International Airport will jointly introduce the biometric recognition system for contactless travel on November 9. Star Alliance Biometrics facilitates boarding without presenting the boarding pass and passing through security access both quickly and contactlessly. This feature is exclusive for Miles & More members. After a one-time registration via the Miles & More app and accepting the terms of use, frequent flyers can access boarding pass control and selected quick-boarding-gates contactlessly. A special infrastructure has been set up at the Vienna hub in Terminal 3. The biometric recognition system not only allows for more travel comfort for Read more

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