22 September 2023

The new production line officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Britten-Norman sees manufacturing of Islander aircraft return to UK

Britten-Norman, the British aircraft manufacturer, has begun the manufacture of its iconic Islander aircraft back on English soil. The company transitioned its manufacturing operations to Eastern Europe back in the 1960s. The first UK-manufactured Islander should roll off the new production line in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, in May 2024. The Islander is the world’s …

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First test flight of a B777-300ERSF after it underwent P2F conversion

IAI, Ascent Aviation Services partner for Boeing 777-300ER P2F conversions

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Marana Aerospace Solutions, doing business as Ascent Aviation Services (Ascent), have officially entered into a long-term collaboration aimed at establishing a conversion facility dedicated to transforming Boeing 777-300ER passenger planes into freighters. Under this comprehensive agreement, IAI is slated to oversee the conversion of two lines of Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, …

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Supernal's new facility in Freemont, California

Supernal to open R&D facility in Fremont, California

Supernal LLC, Hyundai Motor Group’s (HMG) Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, will open its primary R&D facility in Fremont, California. This marks the third — and final — facility Supernal will open this year, following announcements of the company’s engineering headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and policy and commercial hub in Washington, D.C. Supernal selected Fremont owing to its proximity …

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Official opening of Southampton Airport's runway extension

Southampton Airport officially opens runway extension

Southampton Airport has marked the official opening of its runway extension as part of its goal to expand capacity and adapt to modern airline fleets. Local business representatives and senior political figures including MPs Paul Holmes, Caroline Noakes, Royston Smith and Steve Brine, as well as Cabinet Members at Eastleigh Borough and Southampton City Council, joined Southampton Airport’s …

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KONGSBERG will supply parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme, starting in 2025

KONGSBERG lands NOK1.2 bn deal for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter deliveries

Norway’s Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin worth NOK 1.2 billion to supply parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme. The agreement with Lockheed Martin covers production lots 18-19 for rudders, vertical leading edges and main landing gear closeout panels for the three versions of the F-35, totalling …

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Dublin Airport

Ryanair cuts 17 routes at Dublin Airport, relocates 19 aircraft

Ryanair is set to trim its winter schedule at Dublin Airport, axing 17 routes for the season. This decision stems from several factors, including rising passenger charges, the airport’s capital expenditure choices and the absence of a significant environmental incentive programme. Furthermore, the airline will be relocating its fleet of 19 Boeing Gamechanger aircraft to …

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VAS Aero Services’ new corporate brand identity

VAS Aero Services unveils refreshed corporate brand identity

VAS Aero Services, a global leader in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, has launched its new corporate brand identity with the introduction of its new “heritage green” logo – a nod to previous VAS branding and enhanced aligned tagline, “a Satair service company”.   Encompassing the new logo, new corporate colours and type font, as …

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