19 May 2021

France, Germany, and Spain reach accord over €100 billion next-gen fighter jet

In what is Europe’s largest defense project expenditure France, Germany, and Spain have reached an agreement over the next generation of fighter jets including unmanned drones – the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) – with an expected expenditure of around €100 billion (US$122 billion.) The new aircraft will begin to phase out the existing German […]

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Faradair adds Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to growing list of partners

Established more than 100 years ago, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres quickly became a significant player in the newly born, rapidly expanding aircraft industry. It has remained a key supplier in this evolving sector ever since. Today, the Birmingham, U.K.-headquartered business is partnering Duxford, U.K.-based Faradair, a new U.K. aerospace manufacturer, as it helps usher in a

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Finnair’s ATR fleet to be fitted with HEPA filters for improved air quality

Finnair is installing high-efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filters on the recirculation system of its entire ATR turboprop fleet. The HEPA air filtration system is the most effective technology for cleansing and purifying aircraft compartments’ air. The particulate filtration removes dust, allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other irritating particles from the cabin’s air with an efficiency of

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Ryanair optimistic despite record €815 million annual loss – will tap bond markets

Low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair has posted a record loss of €815 for the fiscal year 2020-2021 but remains buoyant over the carrier’s future as signs of a recovery in demand are already being seen. Last year it was forced to cancel over 80% of its flights owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, flying only 27.5 million

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CargoAir becomes first European operator of AEI’s B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers has successfully re-delivered CargoAir’s first B737-800SF freighter. This aircraft (MSN 30664) also represents the first AEI B737-800SF freighter conversion to be operated in Europe. AEI received EASA approval for the B737-800SF on May 7, 2021. In November of last year, CargoAir, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, signed up for two AEI B737-800SF freighter conversions

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