Condor takes off for DHL Express: The first cargo flights under the partnership took off this week

The partnership will initially extend until the end of May. Bonn,Neu-Isenburg – Parcels instead of passengers: Effective immediately, Germany’s favorite holiday travel airline Condor will be flying four of its Boeing 767s on behalf of DHL Express, the worldwide leader of Express service. The first cargo flights under the partnership took off this week. The Condor … [Read more…]

Saab Delivers Third GlobalEye

Saab delivered the third GlobalEye aircraft to the United Arab Emirates on 20 February 2021. This follows Saab’s previous deliveries of GlobalEye in April and September 2020. The United Arab Emirates has ordered a total of five GlobalEye aircraft. “Completing three deliveries of a solution as advanced as GlobalEye in less than a year proves … [Read more…]

Europe’s aviation sector launches ambitious plan to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Opportunity to reach net zero CO2 emissions through a combination of measures, making flying more sustainable for the long terms. Sector calls for decisive action from both governments and industry to achieve this net zero vision by 2050, while upholding international competitiveness and aviation’s benefits to society. Europe’s aviation sector today unveiled its flagship sustainability initiative, Destination 2050 – … [Read more…]

Saab Receives Order for two Further Firefighting Aircraft

Air Tractor AT-802 F The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), is exercising an option in their contract with Saab regarding aerial firefighting capability in Sweden. Saab will provide two additional aircraft with associated crew. The order from March 2020 concerns the capability to fight fires with two bucketing aircraft yearly, from 1 April to 30 … [Read more…]

EASA declares Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service in Europe

COLOGNE, January 27, 2021 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) gave its seal of approval for the return to service of a modified version of the Boeing 737 MAX, mandating a package of software upgrades, electrical working rework, maintenance checks, operations manual updates and crew training which will allow the plane to fly … [Read more…]

OTT Airlines makes maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing

The OTT Airlines, a newly-founded subsidiary business run by China Eastern Airlines (CEA), finished its maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing on Monday. The flight was completed by an ARJ21, the first turbofan regional passenger jetliner produced by China, which is able to carry as many as 90 passengers. The ARJ21 airliner features comfort of … [Read more…]

Lockheed Martin Celebrates A Year Of F-35 Successes

The 123rd aircraft is an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, built at the Cameri, Italy, Final Assembly and Checkout (FACO) facility and delivered to the Italian Air Force. In 2020, 74 F-35s were delivered to the United States military, 31 to international partner nations and 18 to Foreign Military Sales customers. In response to COVID-19 related … [Read more…]

Sikorsky Receives Second Contract to Build Presidential Helicopters

VH-92A® helicopter on the tarmac at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River. The VH-92A test aircraft have proven their production readiness by undergoing rigorous U.S. government testing and operational assessments, including more than 1,000 flight test hours establishing the aircraft’s technical maturity and readiness of its mission systems. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin … [Read more…]

Embraer Delivers 198 total jets in 2019

São José dos Campos – Brazil, February 19, 2020 – Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: BOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered a total of 198 jets in 2019, of which 89 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (62 light and 47 large), which represents an increase of 9% compared to 2018, when the Company delivered a total … [Read more…]