Intelsat is looking at Gogo’s commercial aviation business 

Satellite operator Intelsat is reportedly in talks with in-flight broadband internet service Gogo to buy its commercial aviation business  for $500m, according to Bloomberg. Intelsat already supplies Gogo with satellite coverage and connectivity to Gogo-equipped aircraft around the world. Earlier this month, Gogo reported that the consolidated revenue of $96.6m in…

Rolls-Royce expands testing of low emission tech 

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan programmes – has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions…

PrecisionHawk awarded patents for unmanned air traffic management 

PrecisionHawk has been awarded two patents for technologies it has developed for unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM). The patents, titled ‘Automated Unmanned Air Traffic Control System,’ are designed to enable collision avoidance between drones and manned aircraft. This is achieved by transmitting real-time flight data from drones to a…

Skytra agrees data tie-up with Kiwi.com

Skytra, the wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, has added Airbus, the online travel platform Kiwi.com to its list of data suppliers. Kiwi.com generates more than 20 billion price checks per day on its online platform and those of its partners, fed by connections to Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and direct Application User…

AirBP supplies sustainable aviation fuel to Airbus 

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is collaborating with Airbus to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for delivery flights from Airbus’ facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW/EDHI). The first aircraft are two Air Transat A321LR destined for Montreal, Canada.  To enable SAF to be used for these…

Faradair relocartes to Duxford 

Faradair is relocating to Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum and Gonville & Caius College. Faradair was close to relocating offshore prior to Covid-19, but talks over recent weeks and a growing desire by UK Government to move toward cleaner, greener, air transportation has resulted…

Boeing announces second-quarter deliveries

Boeing has reported deliveries of just 20 commercial aircraft during the second quarter of 2020 – four 737s, one 747, four 767s, four 777s and one 787. “Our commercial airplane deliveries in the second quarter reflect the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our customers and our operations that…

Air Partner Redline contract win with ISS Australia and New Zealand

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, has entered the Australian market through its security business Redline, which has been appointed to develop and deliver a robust Security Management System (SeMS) for ISS Australia and New Zealand (ISS). The system will be the first of its kind in Australia, enhancing…

FLYdocs signs lease return services deal with Brussels Airlines  

Brussels Airlines recently partnered with FLYdocs to support its end-of-lease (EOL) return services for a fleet of five Airbus A319 aircraft.   The partnership between the two subsidiaries of the Lufthansa Group will see FLYdocs build and audit digital records for five EOL aircraft in the Brussels Airlines fleet and facilitate their on-time return to their respective lessors.  Jan De Meyer, strategic planning manager at Brussels Airlines said: “We have full confidence in our collaboration with FLYdocs to seamlessly complete these aircraft transitions in…

Sparfell and LaudaMotion Executive implement Skylegs

Aviation group SPARFELL and its Austrian AOC LaudaMotion Executive fully implement Skylegs Aviation Management solution this month. The platform grants the aviation group easy management of activities carried out for their excellent flight services: starting from sales, through mission preparation, scheduling, dispatching, crew training, finance and more. Skylegs inaugurates new…

Embraer invests in cyber-security firm 

Embraer announces the signing of a contract for a capital investment in Tempest Security Intelligence, resulting in a majority interest in the company. The largest cybersecurity company in Brazil, Tempest, positions itself as a provider of complete solutions for business protection in the digital world. With offices in Recife, São…

Airbus completes successful ATTOL project

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and landing of a commercial aircraft through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology – a world-first in…