The aerospace industry in Hamburg is preparing for flying with hydrogen and has begun the set-up of a new development platform. Over the next two years, with funds provided by the city of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik — together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) and Hamburg Airport — will design and test extensive maintenance and ground processes in handling hydrogen technology. For this purpose, an aircraft of the Airbus A320 family will be converted into a stationary laboratory at Lufthansa Technik's base in Hamburg.
AOne Parts & Logistics announces that Nathan Anderson will be joining the global service and support provider as a full-time buyer/trader. Anderson is a Marine Corps veteran and a current Air Force reservist. With roots and experience in several different sectors, Anderson brings a diverse skillset to AOne and the aviation community.
A third Falcon 6X takes flight and joins Dassault Aviation’s flight test campaign, moving the new long-range extra-widebody twin a step closer to anticipated certification in 2022. The aircraft completed a two-hour maiden flight from Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final-assembly plant to its Istres flight-test facility on June 24, climbing to Flight Level 400 and accelerating to a cruise speed of Mach 0.85. Falcon 6X s/n 003 is fitted with a full interior and will be used for cabin design validation.
StandardAero announces it has received all required regulatory approvals and officially completed its acquisition of Signature Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business, an engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider made up of the following five entities: Dallas Airmotive, H+S Aviation, W.H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services (IGS) and International Turbine Service (ITS).
Shell and Rolls-Royce sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to support the decarbonization of the aviation industry and its progress towards net-zero emissions. The long-term agreement builds on more than a century of cooperation between the two companies and embodies a shared perspective that collaboration across the aviation value chain is necessary for the decarbonization of the sector.
West Star and Collins Aerospace Deliver First ProLine Fusion® Installation Upgrade in Charlie Precourt’s CJ1+
West Star Aviation announces its partnership with Collins Aerospace in completing a CJ 1+ STC for a Pro Line Fusion® upgrade including all of the Fusion optional items. The partnership now enables Collins Fusion as an upgrade option for CJ 1+, 2+ and 3 aircraft. The Fusion upgrade and first certification on this Citation model was completed on an aircraft owned by Astronaut Hall of Fame member, Charlie Precourt.
Axnes Names Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics U.S. Repair Station for PNG Wireless Intercom Products
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics announces it has been named an authorized repair station for Axnes PNG wireless intercom products in the United States. Mid-Continent expects to provide service and support capabilities for Axnes customers by October 2021, including warranty and non-warranty repair and exchange services, technical support, installation and configuration assistance, product training, troubleshooting, diagnostics and AOG services for the complete Axnes PNG product line.
Following the successful launch of its Tooling Apprenticeship program in 2020, Textron Aviation is growing its collaborative “earn and learn” employment opportunities with a new Numeric Controls (NC) Technician Apprenticeship opportunity. Applications are now open for entry-level technicians interested in getting paid to expand their skills and experience to join the Textron Aviation team of highly skilled people who manufacture the iconic Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft.