All Europe articles – Page 4

  • Rafale with SCALP-EG

    MBDA ready to advance Anglo-French Storm Shadow successor


    MBDA expects to later this year advance to its next phase an Anglo-French project to develop a replacement for its Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG cruise missile, says chief executive Eric Beranger.

  • MNG Airlines A330-300P2F-c-EFW

    MNG opts for A330-300 freighter conversions after dropping A330-200Fs


    Turkish carrier MNG Airlines has signed up for two Airbus A330-300 converted freighters, having previously abandoned orders for new-built A330-200Fs. MNG Airlines has contracted with joint-venture conversion specialist EFW for the two passenger-to-freighter aircraft, the first of which has been newly inducted to EFW’s Dresden facility for modification. ...

  • Ego Airways Embraer E190

    Italian start-up Ego Airways begins Embraer E190 flights


    Italian start-up Ego Airways has launched operations with a single leased Embraer 190, and plans to expand its fleet to include two additional E190s.

  • Ryanair 737-8200-c-Boeing

    FAA certificates Boeing 737 Max 8-200 variant


    The Federal Aviation Administration has certificated the Boeing 737 Max 8-200 – a specially-configured high-density variant of the 737 Max 8 destined for low-cost carrier Ryanair.

  • RAF Eurofighter Typhoon over Finland

    UK details Eurofighter pitch for Finland, with ‘no financial surprises’


    The UK-led Typhoon proposal being prepared for Finland’s HX contest pledges to add the nation to the Eurofighter industry consortium, while offering in-country final assembly, engine production and sovereign control over mission data.

  • First Airbus A330neo delivery-to-Corsair-Group

    Corsair fleet renewal begins as it takes first higher-weight Airbus A330neo


    French leisure carrier Corsair has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 on lease from Avolon, becoming the first operator to take the higher-weight version of the widebody.

  • Fokker Services-c-Fokker Services

    Dutch private investor Panta to acquire Fokker support divisions from GKN


    Strategic investment firm Panta Holdings of the Netherlands is to acquire the aftermarket companies Fokker Services and Fokker Techniek. The acquisition will take effect from 1 April. GKN Aerospace took over Fokker Technologies – which included Fokker Services and a number of other divisions, among them Fokker’s aerostructures, ...

  • RAF E-3D Sentry detail

    NATO assets to cover UK’s AEW gap until 2023


    The UK will use its position within the multinational NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW C) Force to cover for the retirement of its remaining Boeing E-3D Sentry aircraft later this year, with their replacements not due to arrive until 2023. Three of the 707-based surveillance aircraft remain ...

  • Blue Air Max delivery title-c-Blue Air

    Romanian budget carrier Blue Air starts receiving 737 Max 8s


    Romanian operator Blue Air has started taking delivery of Boeing 737 Max jets, with the first of a batch introduced from US lessor Air Lease. Blue Air unveiled an order for six 737 Max 8s during the Paris air show in 2017 and, at the time, stated that it ...

  • BWB-c-Airbus

    Mid-2030s zero-emission aircraft horizon 'credible': Airbus chief


    Airbus chief Guillaume Faury insists a 2035 entry-into-service horizon for zero-emission aircraft is “credible”, given the advancing work on hydrogen power. Six months ago the airframer unveiled proposed designs for zero-emissions aircraft, including a blended-wing body concept alongside more conventional twinjet and turboprop configurations. “We think it’s going ...

  • Ryanair737-c-Rebius_Shutterstock

    Ryanair to open Zagreb base as part of Croatian expansion


    Low-cost carrier Ryanair is to open a new base in Zagreb this summer as part of expansion plans for Croatia announced today which will also see it reopen its Zadar base.

  • Il-112V-c-VASO

    United Aircraft restarts flight-testing of Il-112V military transport


    Source: VASO Flight-testing of the light military transport resumed at Voronezh on 30 March

  • EU aircraft

    UK signs up to co-operate with EU ramp inspection programme


    Under a new post-Brexit agreement the UK Civil Aviation Authority is to be considered a full participating member of the European Union ramp inspection programme. The CAA had been part of the programme up to 31 December 2020, after which the UK completed its withdrawal from the EU. ...

  • AW149
    In depth

    Leonardo promotes AW149 credentials as UK Puma replacement


    Leonardo Helicopters’ UK boss has outlined why he believes the AW149 is the natural replacement for the Royal Air Force’s Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 transports.

  • ASCEND powertrain title-c-Airbus

    Airbus explores cryogenic superconducting powertrain for electric thrust


    Airbus has embarked on a programme to build a powertrain demonstrator showing the potential of cryogenically-cooled superconducting materials to reduce weight and improve the efficiency of power conversion for electric propulsion. Electric propulsion prospects have focused on light and regional aircraft because the power demanded for larger, longer-range types ...

  • 787-9-c-boeing

    Norse Atlantic to take batch of 787s from AerCap


    Norwegian long-haul start-up carrier Norse Atlantic Airways has signed to lease nine Boeing 787s from Irish-based lessor AerCap. The nine aircraft comprise six 787-9s and three 787-8s – all of which are used, and all of which are fitted with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. AerCap says it will ...

  • ASL Airlines services Switzerland

    ASL’s UK cargo start-up launches services


    ASL Aviation Holdings’ new UK cargo airline has carried out its first flight today after becoming the first fixed-wing carrier to secure an air operator certificate (AOC) from the UK CAA since Brexit.

  • UltraFan-c-Rolls-Royce

    Ground-test UltraFan demonstrator to be ready by year-end


    Rolls-Royce has formally commenced construction of the UltraFan high-bypass engine, with the aim of producing a demonstrator by the end of this year. Work on the first module for the demonstrator, designated UF001, has started at the manufacturer’s facilities in Derby. Its first test run will be carried out ...

  • De-Juniac-montage 2021

    From record profits to Covid-19 devastation, de Juniac saw it all as IATA chief


    In 2016, Alexandre de Juniac brought his French government and airline industry experience to a role that required diplomacy and a steady hand on the tiller. From 2020 onwards, unprecedented crisis-management skills were the order of the day.

  • 35 - F-35B conducting sea trials on the Italian Navy's ITS Cavour aircraft carrier

    F-35B completes sea trials on Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour


    The F-35 Joint Program Office has delivered a flight clearance recommendation to the Italian navy for the safe operation of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II on the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour.