First A350 delivery to new airline world2fly

NEW DELHI: World2fly, the new long-haul airline recently founded by the Spanish hotel company Iberostar, has taken delivery of the first of two A350-900s on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), becoming the latest operator of the world’s most efficient large widebody aircraft. The airline, based on the Balearic island of Mallorca, will operate […]

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

NEW DELHI: 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, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, BPAP […]

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Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters, in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung, has performed the first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 into the new five-bladed version. The helicopter, an H145 of the German HEMS operator, was first delivered in 2018 and will be deployed at DRF’s base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The upgrade to the five-bladed version can be […]

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Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

NEW DELHI: Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. This will provide Airbus with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand. The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final assembly line (FAL) will replace one of the original Toulouse A320 FALs. […]

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Airbus to test advanced autonomous features on helicopter Flightlab

NEW DELHI: Airbus is introducing autonomous features to its helicopter Flightlab through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase safety. The autonomous technology bricks set to integrate the Flightlab are: vision based sensors and algorithms for situational awareness and obstacle detection; fly-by-wire […]

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Airbus to transform its European set-up in aerostructures

NEW DELHI: Airbus has provided more details to its social partners during a European Works Council (SE-WC) meeting about the Company’s ongoing assessment of its industrial set-up in Europe, notably regarding aerostructures activities in France and Germany. Airbus has reaffirmed its intention to build a stronger aerostructures assembly value chain across its industrial system to […]

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Airbus A400M conducts major helicopter refuelling certification campaign

NEW DELHI: The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully conducted a major helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification campaign, completing the majority of its development and certification objectives. Airbus Defence and Space aims to achieve full helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification later this year with the conclusion of all mandatory night operation trials. The flight tests, performed […]

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Airbus further reduces its Beluga fleet’s environmental impact

NEW DELHI: Airbus has taken the next step in reducing its industrial carbon footprint with the maiden flight of a Beluga super-transporter using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from the aerospace company’s Broughton plant in the UK. The north Wales line station, which uses the Beluga fleet to transport aircraft wings to Toulouse, Hamburg and Bremen, […]

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Airbus signs major integrated support contract with Egypt for C295

NEW DELHI: The Egyptian Air Force, the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide, has recently signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of its fleet, composed of a total of 24 aircraft. The Egyptian Air Force joins now the community of C295 operators that benefit from the provision of integrated and performance […]

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