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Inzpire Limited to Support UK Maritime Coastguard Agency Flight Trials

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Inzpire Limited to Support UK Maritime Coastguard Agency Flight Trials

Joy Finnegan

Inzpire Limited will be providing planning and operational management to the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) during its UK flight trials of unmanned aerial systems. The trials will demonstrate the advantages of using long-range unmanned capabilities in civilian airspace. Inzpire Limited will provide subject matter experts who will be responsible for planning the Search and…

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Rolls-Royce launches new digital platform

Charlotte Daniels

Rolls-Royce’s R2 Data Labs (launched 2017) has announced the launch of Yocova – an aviation-centric data exchange platform. The platform is engineered for secure data sharing in addition to providing an information exchange for software applications. Yocova is part of Rolls-Royce’s ‘IntelligentEngine’ initiative, which both enables flexible data sharing and maximises the potential of the…

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Etihad Aviation Training Nabs 1st Mid-East Approval to Train 777/787 Pilots

Joy Finnegan

Etihad Aviation Training, the specialist training division of Etihad Aviation Group, has become the first aviation company in the Middle East to gain approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots for European operators and carriers elsewhere which adopt Europe’s air safety standards. The approval to train pilots…

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CAE Appoints Probert as Group President, Defence & Security

Joy Finnegan

CAE has appointed Todd Probert as group president, Defence & Security, effective January 27, 2020. He will be based in Washington, D. C. and is succeeding Gene Colabatistto, who retired from CAE in December 2019. “I am very pleased to welcome Todd Probert to CAE’s executive management team, as our new Group President, Defence & Security. He…

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L3Harris Technologies Sells its Airport Security Business to Leidos for $1 Billion

Joy Finnegan

L3Harris Technologies announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Leidos will acquire L3Harris’ airport security and automation business for $1 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close in mid-2020 and is conditioned on customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals. “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone in L3Harris’ strategic priority…

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Titan Airways selects Conduce eTechLog8

Charlotte Daniels

Conduce Group has announced that Titan Airways has chosen its eTechLog8 mobile software solution in its bid to enhance digitalisation of processes and procedures. The software provider has disclosed that eTechLog8 will completely replace the current paper-based aircraft technical logbooks for Titan, including its deferred defect logbook and cabin logs.  The Conduce eTechLog8 application will also…

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Collins Aerospace supplies FAA with HUD training device for scientific research

Charlotte Daniels

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered a Head-Up Display (HUD) training device from Collins Aerospace Systems, to be used in ongoing scientific research. The research will explore areas such as pilot-HUD interface, and the benefits of utilising HUD for pilot performance and overall crew workload. The HUD VR trainer provides a view of what…

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SITAONAIR acquires GTD Air Services

Charlotte Daniels

SITAONAIR has acquired GTD Air Services – the aviation branch of Spanish software provider GTD System & Software Engineering as part of an overall plan to expand its offering of flight operations-based applications. SITAONAIR initially partnered with in developing its eWAS portfolio – a suite of electronic weather situational awareness mobile applications. This acquisition heralds…

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Etihad Joins EasyJet’s Connections Platform

Charlotte Daniels

Etihad Airways has become the latest airline to partner with easyJet via its worldwide connection platform. The agreement means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet worldwide website, and will therefore help to connect the two airlines’ networks. The partnership is on the back of easyJet’s roll out programme for flight comparison search engine, Dohop….

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JetBlue to offset up to 17 billion pounds emissions in 2020

Charlotte Daniels

JetBlue has committed to offsetting CO2 from jet fuel for all domestic flights commencing July 2020. The US carrier also announced plans to start flying with sustainable aviation fuel in mid-2020 on flights from San Francisco International Airport. “Air travel connects people and cultures, and supports a global economy, yet we must act to limit…

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All-electric aircraft announced by Rolls-Royce

Charlotte Daniels

Rolls-Royce’s unveiled its all-electric plane at Gloucestershire Airport in December. The manufacturer has disclosed that work will now begin on integrating the electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to attempt a record with a target speed of 300+ MPH (480+ KMH) in late Spring 2020. The plane is part of a Rolls-Royce initiative…

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HAC Takes Delivery of First ATR 42-600

Joy Finnegan

Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR has delivered the first of two ATR 42-600 aircraft to Hokkaido Air System Co. (HAC), a JAL Group Company. This delivery marks the first step in HAC’s replacement of its Saab 340 fleet. The delivery of this aircraft will ensure that essential regional air connectivity in Hokkaido can continue. The ATR…

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