NAC and Executive Jet Support complete sale agreement for two E190s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and Executive Jet Support (EJS) have completed a sale agreement for two Embraer E190 jets. This will be Executive Jet Support’s first E190 aircraft for disassembly and will greatly enhance its position in the marketplace as a significant player in the supply of spares to the regional and commercial marketplace. Executive Jet Support is based in Chippenham, England and is a provider of commercial aircraft, engines and airframe components.

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Air France-KLM and TotalEnergies sign MOU for delivery of sustainable aviation fuel

Air France-KLM and TotalEnergies signing of MOU ©Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM and TotalEnergies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see TotalEnergies deliver more than one million cubic metres or 800,000 tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to Air France-KLM Group airlines over a ten-year period, starting in 2023. This SAF will be produced by TotalEnergies at its biorefineries and will be made available to the Air France-KLM Group’s airlines, mainly for flights departing from France (in accordance with French legislation) and the Netherlands. Air France-KLM has implemented a strict sourcing policy and is committed to procuring only SAF fuels that do not compete with human food Read more

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Sabena technics delivers Bombardier G7500 modified with Leonardo MIYSIS DIRCM

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European maintenance and modification centre Sabena technics, has successfully delivered a Bombardier G7500 jet to an undisclosed VVIP-customer after a complete system modification campaign, to add Self-Defence System (SDS) capabilities. Thanks to its expertise in aircraft modification, Sabena technics has carried out the entire work in-house, under full EASA certification standards and delivered the aircraft right on schedule. A recognized expertise for SDS integration using its strong capabilities and partnerships with leading aircraft system manufacturers, Sabena technics has been taking part in integrating self-protection systems on various aircraft including C-130, Boeing and Airbus Head of State.

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Coulson Aviation secures four-year firefighting contract in Western Australia

©Coulson Aviation has received a four-year firefighting contract with the Western Australia government for a C-130H Hercules airtanker

Coulson Aviation has been awarded a four-year firefighting contract with the Western Australia government for a C-130H Hercules airtanker. The aircraft is already on its way to Australia from the U.S.  Built by Lockheed Martin, the C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. Coulson purchased the C-130 from the Norwegian military and overhauled and converted it into one of the industry’s premiere large airtankers. It has a capacity of 4,000 gallons (15,000 litres) and is considered one of the world’s most powerful aerial firefighting aircraft due to its range, versatility and suppression ability per drop. Western Australia Emergency Read more

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Oriens Aviation expands at London Biggin Hill Airport

Oriens' newly refurbished hangar at London Biggin Hill airport ©Oriens Aviation

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive Pilatus and Tecnam aircraft distributor for the British Isles, will be expanding its MRO and customer support activities at London Biggin Hill Airport with a move to newly refurbished Hangar 170, providing an area of nearly 20,000 ft². The new facility, featuring hangarage and workshop areas as well as a modern office wing is the new home of Oriens’ growing maintenance business. In addition to its Pilatus PC-12/PC-24 maintenance services, Oriens holds Authorised Service Centre status to provide full maintenance on Cirrus SR20X aircraft. In the near future it plans to further expand its MRO capability Read more

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Air bp expands safe2go fuel data platform to 18 airports in Greece

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, is expanding the reach of its innovative safe2go fuel data platform (previously known as Airfield Automation) by marketing to fuel operators at non-Air bp operated locations. The safe2go fuel data platform consists of several digital solutions that provide efficiencies to the refuelling process, both on the ground and at back office – one of these being the safe2go fuelling app, a bp-patented mis-fuel prevention technology to help significantly reduce the risk of into-plane misfuelling. Air bp’s proprietary safe2go fuel data platform has been deployed at 18 airports in Greece via Greek Read more

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The B-21 Raider, the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft, unveiled by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force introduced the B-21 Raider ©Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Air Force have unveiled the B-21 Raider, the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft which has been designed to meet the most complex of missions. Its sixth-generation capabilities include stealth, information advantage and open architecture and the aircraft will form the backbone for the future of U.S. air power, delivering a new era of capability and flexibility through advanced integration of data, sensors and weapons. “The Northrop Grumman team develops and delivers technology that advances science, looks into the future and brings it to the here and now,” said Kathy Warden, Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Read more

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Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders 12 additional five-bladed H145 helicopters

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The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases. They will replace the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March of this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s. “To effectively operate life-saving air rescue services in Switzerland, we understand that the ability to perform optimally at altitude is paramount,” says Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “The five-bladed H145 landed on the Aconcagua in Chile, a mountain that Read more

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Nippon Cargo Airlines signs GEnx service agreement extension

Nippon Cargo Airlines B747 Freighter ©AirTeamImages

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has signed a six-year extension of its rate-per-flight-hour engine services agreement that covers the airline’s GEnx-2B engines on its Boeing 747-8 freighter fleet. “The rate-per-flight-hour engine services agreement between NCA and GE strengthens our partnership and will ensure our GEnx engines are covered into the new decade,” said Toshiaki Kobori, Managing Director of Engineering & Maintenance at NCA. NCA and GE have a long-standing relationship that began with the CF6 engine. Today, NCA operates an extensive fleet of aircraft powered by GE’s CF6 and GEnx. The rate-per-flight-hour engine services offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities Read more

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JetBlue and Fidelis New Energy sign agreement for 92 million gallons of SAF

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JetBlue has confirmed that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Fidelis New Energy (Fidelis) to provide JetBlue with at least 92 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Fidelis’ Grön Fuels GigaSystem™ at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge in Louisiana. This SAF is expected to be delivered over a five-year term with a targeted start date of 2025. Designed to be the largest and highest-efficiency purpose-built renewable fuels facility in North America, the Grön Fuels GigaSystem will produce an estimated 1 billion gallons per year (65,000 barrels per day) of sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel and other low Read more

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