25 September 2023

Airbus has unveiled PioneerLab as its new twin-engine flying laboratory

Airbus unveils PioneerLab, the new twin-engine technology demonstrator

During the German National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform. It complements Airbus’ range of FlightLabs and focuses on testing technologies that reduce helicopter emissions, increase autonomy and integrate bio-based materials. The PioneerLab aims to demonstrate a fuel reduction of up to …

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Ukraine's Airbus A319 CJ

J&C Aero completes cabin modification of Ukraine’s presidential Airbus A319

J&C Aero, an end-to-end aircraft cabin interior solutions provider, has recently completed a major refurbishment project under which it provided cabin modification and renewal services for state air company “Ukraine”. The company operates a state-owned Airbus A319 Corporate Jet used for the air transportation of the President of Ukraine. During the project, J&C Aero engineers …

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VoltAero’s Cassio S testbed airplane is loaded with TotalEnergies’ Excellium Racing 100 fuel for its demonstration flight

VoltAero uses 100% SAF for first-ever electric-hybrid aircraft flight

VoltAero has announced the successful maiden flight of its electric-hybrid aircraft propulsion unit using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This milestone demonstration was performed with VoltAero’s Cassio S testbed airplane, operated by the company to validate its electric-hybrid powertrain and the application of sustainable fuels, thereby de-risking airworthiness certification for upcoming production versions of the …

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LEAP-1B engine

Lion Air Group and ST Engineering sign maintenance contract

ST Engineering‘s commercial aerospace business has signed a five-year contract to provide LEAP-1B MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) solutions for Lion Air Group’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This makes Lion Air Group a launch customer for ST Engineering’s LEAP-1B MRO services, following ST Engineering’s inclusion in CFM International’s CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) …

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Qantas

Qantas Group boosts investments, sees strong travel demand

In a bold move to address customer concerns and elevate service quality, the Qantas Group is investing an additional AU$80 million into customer improvements for FY24, supplementing the previously allocated AU$150 million. This investment will be funded directly from profits and will tackle various customer ‘pain points.’ Initiatives include bolstering contact centre resources and training, …

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SPI has completed its 2,000th aviation asset recovery

SPI marks 2,000th aviation asset recovery

Chicagoland-area aviation firm sage-popovich, inc. (SPI) has recently completed its 2,000th aviation asset recovery with the return of a Bombardier CRJ700 from an East Coast airport. This new milestone marks an important achievement for the 44-year-old company as it continues its transition toward a new generation of leadership. The company’s current president, Petar Todorovic, continues …

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