Airbus joins DAX stock exchange index in Germany

Guillaume Faury Airbus Chief Executive Officer

Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has become a member of the new DAX40 index in Germany, effective today. On 3 September 2021, Deutsche Börse completed the expansion of the DAX from 30 to 40 companies as part of a comprehensive reform process and appointed Airbus, among others, to the German premium index. “We are very pleased to be appointed to the newly formed DAX. We believe that Airbus has found its place in this index due to its economic size and performance. This inclusion allows us to better represent Airbus’ historic industrial significance in Germany and highlight our innovative and Read more

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Embraer inks services agreement with Australia-based Alliance Airlines

©Embraer will support Alliance Airlines’ fleet of E190 aircraft

Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support portfolio of solutions, the agreement covers more than 300 repairable components and includes both materials and technical administration services supported from Embraer Asia Pacific’s facility in Singapore. Alliance has a committed fleet of 32 E190s with 12 E190s currently in Australia with the remaining 20 to enter revenue service during the next 12 months.

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RECARO Aircraft Seating to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy-class seat

Qatar Airways has chosen RECARO's newest economy-class seat, the CL3810 ©RECARO

Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) has been tapped to equip Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 economy-class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on the new A321neo fleet. Qatar Airways is one of the first airlines to select the CL3810, which was unveiled in 2020. The customized seat features offers a wider backrest for increased comfort and privacy, as well as a six-way headrest with adjustable neck support feature. The newest addition to the economy class portfolio, the CL3810 is a combination of innovative ergonomic technology, premium comfort cushions with layered foam, and Read more

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Aventure Aviation acquires Boeing 737NG airframe

©Aventure Aviation's Copa Airlines Boeing 737NG, MSN 30459, awaiting teardown in Roswell, New Mexico

Aventure Aviation has acquired a Boeing 737NG airframe, MSN 30459, retired after flying with Copa Airlines since its delivery. The teardown will begin shortly in Roswell, New Mexico. Parts will be relocated to Aventure’s Atlanta warehouse, making it the company’s fourth 737NG acquired in 2021. The aircraft had been inducted in a storage program a few months ago and remains in excellent condition. It includes a landing gear set last overhauled in 2019, and also a 131-9B APU with less than 30 cycles since a major overhaul by the original manufacturer. Aventure is considering the acquisition of several other Airbus, Read more

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Spatial receives door trainer and cabin service trainer order from new customer S7 Airlines

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Spatial, a leading provider of cabin crew simulators, has entered a new partnership with S7 Airlines to manufacture and deliver a cabin service trainer and door trainer for the Airbus A320 family. Once complete, the Cabin Service Trainer (CST) will provide a full cabin mockup enabling all of S7’s trainees to become fully proficient with the service procedures onboard the A320. Alongside the CST, the door trainer will provide training on the A321 family Type C mid-cabin exit and semi-automatic over-wing exit. This will then enable crew to be proficient in the handling of both the legacy and next-generation A321 mid-cabin Read more

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BAA Training starts cooperating with Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy

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BAA Training, an EASA standard ATO that operates training centers in Lithuania, Vietnam, Spain and with plans to establish one in France in the nearest future, has signed an MoU with Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy. The document sets the grounds for cooperation to transform Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy into an EASA standard ATO issuing EASA type of pilot licenses. To achieve the set objective, the parties intend to jointly create a CPL pilot training program by the end of 2021. Starting from 2022, it will begin to prepare pilots, accessed and selected while working in tandem and following BAA Training’s Read more

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SpaceX trumps Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin as all-civilian crew orbit Earth

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has successfully sent the first-ever all-civilian crew into orbit onboard the Crew Dragon Capsule which blasted off from Florida at 8.30 p.m. local time on Wednesday atop a SpaceX two-stage Falcon 9 rocket ship. The flight, estimated to cost US$200 million for the astronauts, will last three days while the capsule orbits the Earth at an altitude of 363 miles (585km), which is appreciably higher than the Hubble Telescope or the International Space Station. The capsule will orbit the Earth once every 90 minutes, travelling at a speed of 17,000 miles per hour (27,360 kph) or approximately Read more

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Rolls-Royce developing revolutionary digital system to improve U.S. Air Force air refueling efficiency

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Rolls-Royce North America has been awarded a U.S. Transportation Command contract for the demonstration and continued development of a revolutionary new software system that will maximize efficiency in managing air refueling assets, improving mission availability and reducing cost for the U.S. Air Force. The Rolls-Royce Air Refueling Optimization and Planning System, or AROPS, is part of the new suite of digital services known as TwinAlytix® from Rolls-Royce Defense. TwinAlytix features the benefits of digital twins and digital analytics to improve customer services through advanced, secure software applications. The AROPS software package contract, valued at US$800,000, is intended to increase air Read more

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Collins Aerospace continues to advance actuation systems for Tempest

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Collins Aerospace continues to make progress on actuation capabilities for the U.K.’s Tempest program. Under a contract with BAE Systems, Collins will develop a number of demonstration components as part of continuing technology de-risking work on the program. Collins will support the program from its Actuation Systems headquarters in Wolverhampton, U.K. Since announcing it had been selected to provide actuation systems for Tempest in 2020, Collins has begun producing components in preparation for testing later in the year. “Our systems will help protect the Tempest’s aggressive program schedule and cost targets, to help ensure the continued success and timely development Read more

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Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on future rotorcraft UAS opportunities

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman have announced their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics and next-generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly addressing global opportunities in the VTOL UAS market. The companies will consider collaboration on air vehicle design, system architectures, payload optimization, and integration within next-generation battlespace architectures, with a focus on customer requirements and mission-based Concepts of Operations. The agreement is the latest development in a successful long-term partnership between Northrop Read more

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