Press Release Category: Aviation

SpaceX Works to Educate Airlines on Virtues of Starlink and LEO In-flight Connectivity

Left to Right: Jason Sperry, Market Development Director, Business Aviation OneWeb; Jonathan Hofeller, Vice President, Starlink Commercial Sales, SpaceX; Philippe Schleret, Vice President, Aviation, Telesat. All three executives participated on a panel during the 2022 Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit and answered tough questions about the future impact Low Earth Orbit satellite networks could have on

Czech Republic Eyes F-35 For Gripen Replacement – Reports

File photo of a USAF F-35A (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster) According to local media the Czech Minister of Defense is considering the F-35 to replace the JAS 39 Gripen. Although nothing has been decided yet (at least officially), it looks like the F-35 is considered among the favorite candidates by

Inmarsat Signs easyJet as First Airline for Iris Program in Europe

Artist rendition of Iris satellite-based communication system. (Photo, courtesy of Inmarsat) easyJet will be the first airline partner for Inmarsat and the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Iris program to modernize air traffic management. Iris, developed in a public-private partnership launched by ESA, is a service designed to offer high bandwidth and cost-effective satellite datalink communications between air traffic controllers

Antidotum Airshow Leszno 2022: The Biggest Airshow in Poland This Year

Swiss Super Puma Flares Drop. (All images: Author) Leszno: A growing gem of the European air show calendar. We’ve been worryingly observing the Polish air show calendar this year. Leszno has always been and still is, one of its highlights, nonetheless, the cancelation of the LOTOS Gdynia Aerobaltic (caused by the war in Ukraine) has

Now Hiring Air Traffic Controllers

Site Notification Site Notification Friday, June 24, 2022 The application window to hire the next generation of air traffic controllers is NOW OPEN through June 27 for all eligible U.S. citizens.  Anyone interested in becoming an air traffic controller can view more about eligibility requirements and application instructions at faa.gov/be-atc.  It is a challenging but

EasyJet Is Set to Buy 56 Airbus A320neo Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minuteEasyJet has agreed to purchase 56 Airbus A320neo aircraft and convert a previous order to 18 new A321neo aircraft, the British airline said on Tuesday. According to the company, deliveries of the aircraft, which have a list price of $6.5 billion, will begin in the carrier’s 2026 financial year to replace

Air Nostrum Group Reserves 10 Aircraft from Hybrid Air Vehicles

Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company designing the Airlander 10 hybrid-electric aircraft, entered into an agreement with Air Nostrum. As part of this agreement, Air Nostrum has reserved 10 aircraft from HAV for its fleet, with operations expected to begin in 2026.  (Photo courtesy of Hybrid Air Vehicles) Air Nostrum Group, one of Europe’s largest regional

The Netherlands Selects The Embraer C-390 As New Tactical Cargo Aircraft

File photo of a Brazilian C-390M converted to the KC-390 tanker variant. (Photo: Embraer) The C-390 will replace the four aging C-130Hs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The Dutch Ministry of Defense identified the new tactical cargo aircraft, that will replace the current fleet of four aging C-130H Hercules aircraft: the  Embraer C-390 Millennium.

Garmin Hits 25,000 Delivery Milestone for Integrated Avionics Flight Decks

Garmin celebrated a delivery milestone for its G1000, G3000, and G5000 integrated avionics flight decks this week. (Photo courtesy of Garmin) Garmin has achieved a delivery milestone for its line of avionics cockpit technologies, as the company celebrated the delivery of more than 25,000 integrated flight decks in a June 15 announcement. According to Garmin,…

Wizz Air Reopens Its Summer-Seasonal Burgas Base

Photo: Giannis Papanikos / shutterstock.com Reading Time: < 1 minuteWizz Air has reopened its summer base at Burgas, on the Bulgarian Black Sea. The base opened last year and is one of a minority of airports at which European airlines station aircraft and crew for a few months in the summer season. The departure of

Airbus Completes First A321XLR Test Flight, Targets 2024 Entry into Service

Airbus completed the first test flight of its new A321XLR aircraft, with the flight lasting 4 hours and 35 minutes. (Photo courtesy of Airbus/Lutz Borck) Airbus completed a successful first test flight of the A321XLR in Germany, the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer announced Wednesday. The A321XLR is the latest extra-long range variant of the Airbus A320…