20 February 2018

Newly Branded Air Italy Aims to Become New Italian Flag-carrying Airline

Sardinia-based airline Meridiana is aiming to become Italy’s premier airline under a new name, Air Italy. The airline acquired the smaller Air Italy in 2011 and will adopt its name and fly as a new Air Italy. Alitalia, Italy’s previous flag carrier, went into administration in May last year and is now being auctioned off […]

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Safran contributes to Boeing ecoDemonstrator

Safran Electrical & Power is participating in the Boeing 2018 ecoDemonstrator, a campaign launched to improve commercial aviation’s environmental performance throughout an airplane’s lifecycle. After decades of successful partnership with Boeing on electrical wiring interconnection systems, Safran Electrical & Power is demonstrating its capabilities in power generation, distribution, electrical motors, and power electronics by supplying

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Oerlikon and Boeing to collaborate in additive manufacturing work

Boeing and Swiss-based Oerlikon, a leading technology and engineering group, have signed a five-year collaboration agreement to develop standard materials and processes for metal-based additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, is a controlled process in which material is joined or solidified to create a three-dimensional part. “This agreement is an important step

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Launch customer Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000

Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business

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CENIT presents initial results in bionic design and 3D printing

About a year after the launch of the EU’s ground-breaking Bionic Aircraft project, CENIT reports concrete initial results. These include software for automated recognition of topologically optimized structures, an associated catalogue of parameterized bionic characteristics in CAD, and a tool for direct generation of file formats for 3D printing. Since September 2016, IT and software

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Oriens Aviation inaugurates Oriens Maintenance Services

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre, formally inaugurated its new MRO facility, Oriens Maintenance Services, at London Biggin Hill Airport on February 15. Founder and CEO of Oriens Aviation Edwin Brenninkmeyer highlighted his company is proud to be at the forefront of the single-engine turboprop (SET) revolution, one of the brightest spots in

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Nick Weston of Weston Aviation becomes BACA Deputy Chairman

At the 455th meeting of the BACA Council (BACA, the Worldwide Association of Air Charter Professionals) on February 15th, Nick Weston of Weston Aviation was elected to the position of BACA Deputy Chairman. He will share the role with Volker Meissner of ARGUS International during a transition period as BACA moves forward to its next

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GE Exploring Sale of Gas Turbine Business

Subsequent to last month’s indication from General Electric Company’s (GE’s) new CEO, John Flannery, that he was exploring the possibility of breaking up the company, sources are indicating that the sale of its industrial gas turbine business is being seriously considered. The possible sale of the industrial gas turbine business, which would include the Jenbacher

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