Embraer signs contract with DECEA for the modernisation of the Brazilian Air Traffic Control System
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by Anastasiya Simsek
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Embraer announced today during the Farnborough International Airshow a significant milestone for the future of Brazilian air traffic. Atech, an Embraer Group company specializing in systems engineering, as well as decision support and situational awareness technologies, has signed contracts with the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA). The two new contracts, totaling US$17 million, aim to modernize control centers and upgrade strategic solutions for the management of national airspace flow. The solutions, SAGITARIO and SIGMA, have both been developed by Atech in partnership with the Brazili ..read more
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Future Flight technology could take off in UK with public support
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by Edward Hardy
1d ago
People are likely to support new forms of air transport, such as cargo-carrying drones and Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicles (eVTOLs) – if they serve the public good, new research reveals. But public positivity in the UK about ‘Future Flight’ is tempered by concerns including socio-economic exclusion, accountability and transparency, regulation of Future Flight technologies’ rollout, cybersecurity, privacy and impacts on biodiversity and wildlife. People expressed a desire for independent bodies to oversee rollout and operation of these new technologies to ensure trustworthiness ..read more
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Avolon and Airbus to explore future of hydrogen aviation
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by Edward Hardy
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Avolon has partnered with Airbus to support the development of hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft through Airbus’ ZEROe Project. Announced at the Farnborough Airshow today, Airbus and Avolon will investigate how future hydrogen-powered aircraft could be financed and commercialised, and how they might be supported by the leasing business model. Airbus revealed its ZEROe hydrogen powered aircraft ambition in 2020, focused on pioneering the technology required for hydrogen flight and developing the ecosystem to support it. Avolon shares Airbus’ commitment to achieving the aviation sector’s deca ..read more
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Hermes enables rapid SaaS rollout for Georgi Group in Frankfurt
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by Edward Hardy
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Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has rolled out its latest cargo management system (CMS), Hermes 5 SaaS, in a fast switchover for the Georgi Group in Frankfurt. The leading German logistics operator signed a contract with HLT to replace an existing CMS at its cargo handling facilities in Frankfurt and Leipzig/Halle, and, in just over two months, the service is live and fully functional in Frankfurt. “The CMS implementation for Georgi was our quickest to date for a new customer, thanks to our new, automated rollout capabilities, Georgi’s openness to collaboration, and a German version o ..read more
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Asyad Expands its Operations in China, India, US, the GCC by Acquiring Skybridge Freight Solutions
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by Anastasiya Simsek
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Asyad Group, Oman’s pioneering end-to-end global logistics provider, has acquired Skybridge Freight Solutions (SFS), a leading global freight forwarding company. The landmark acquisition is the group’s first international acquisition in core logistics activities and marks a strategic move to significantly expand Asyad’s footprint through active operations in key trade hubs and the major economies of China, India, the USA and the GCC, supported by unhindered access to SFS’ well-established, dynamic network that covers over 90 geographies across six continents. READ: KOREAN A ..read more
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Fargo Jet Center and Stellar Blu Solutions Announce Partnership
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by Anastasiya Simsek
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Fargo Jet Center (FJC), a premier provider of aviation services and special mission aircraft modifications, and Stellar Blu Solutions (Stellar Blu), a leader in next-generation satellite communications technology, are proud to announce a strategic partnership that will revolutionize special mission aircraft connectivity capabilities. READ: NATIONAL AIRLINES SELECTS FOUR BOEING 777 FREIGHTERS TO EXPAND GLOBAL FLEET This collaboration establishes a cutting-edge aircraft testbed modified for Stellar Blu’s Sidewinder, an electronically steered antenna (ESA) based SATCOM terminal capable of de ..read more
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Macquarie AirFinance Places First Boeing Order with Purchase of 20 737 MAX Jets
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by Anastasiya Simsek
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Boeing and Macquarie AirFinance announced today that the lessor has made its first direct order for Boeing airplanes. The purchase of 20 737-8s doubles Macquarie AirFinance’s existing 737-8 order book, which it acquired from ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Co. in 2023. By expanding its 737 MAX portfolio, Macquarie AirFinance will scale-up its fleet of fuel-efficient, new generation airplanes to meet the growing demand of its airline customers. READ: NATIONAL AIRLINES SELECTS FOUR BOEING 777 FREIGHTERS TO EXPAND GLOBAL FLEET “The continued expansion and renewal of our fleet underscores o ..read more
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British Airways has announced a £21 million investment to give up to 200 prospective pilots
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by Anastasiya Simsek
2d ago
British Airways has announced a £21 million investment to give up to 200 prospective pilots the chance to follow their dream of flying for a commercial airline without the worry of self-funding the £100,000 cost of training, opening the door to being a pilot to more people than ever before. The Speedbird Pilot Academy aims to attract the very best talent for the future generation of pilots while boosting social mobility and diversity within the airline’s pilot community. The airline works with community groups to help encourage applicants from people who may have previously been put off from a ..read more
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Boeing, Antonov Announce MOU For Defense Collaboration
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by Anastasiya Simsek
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Boeing and Antonov Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities to collaborate on defence-related projects. READ: KOREAN AIR COMMITS TO UP TO 50 BOEING WIDEBODIES “We’re pleased to continue working with the Antonov Company to support Ukraine development and economic growth,” said Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “This agreement demonstrates our ongoing efforts to find more opportunities to work with Ukrainian industry, which was underscored by our signing of the Ukrainian Defense Industry Compact earlier this year.” The are ..read more
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ASL Aviation Holdings commits to hydrogen-electric engine order with ZeroAvia
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by Edward Hardy
2d ago
ASL Aviation Holdings has signed a conditional purchase agreement with ZeroAvia for up to 20 hydrogen-electric engines for retrofit into its operated fleet of ATR regional turboprop aircraft – creating some of the world’s first zero-emission freight aircraft of this scale. The firm order of 10 engines, with a further option for up to another 10 and an agreement related to retrofit services, builds on an earlier MOU between the two companies announced in November 2021. ASL Aviation has now committed to paying deposits to secure delivery slots, further expanding ZeroAvia’s total number of delive ..read more
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