SeaWing automated kite (Airbus)
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Airbus looks to add flying technology to its ships

European aerospace company Airbus has said it is planning to add its aeronautical expertise to an innovation that could revolutionize maritime transport. The SeaWing is a fully automated para-foil kite which is deployed from the front of the ship in order to “tow” the vessel through the water providing an [read more]

Openskies 767 F-HILU turns off the runway at MOD St Athan (Image: Ian Grinter/SWAG)
Aviation engineering news

Openskies 767 has last flight to South Wales

Transatlantic specialist Openskies (LV/BOS) ceased operations at the beginning of September 2018 and just days later, its last Boeing 767 took its final flight, to St Athan in South Wales. Openskies, sometimes called BA Openskies was set up in 2008 by International Airlines Group in an effort to reduce British [read more]

ADS-B out
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GKN Aerospace awarded STC for 737 ADS-B Out

GKN Fokker Services, part of GKN Aerospace, has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by EASA for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The certificate allows GKN Fokker Services to carry out the modification to ADS-B Out on Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft ahead of the deadline [read more]

Airbus BelugaXL (Image: S. Ramadier/Airbus)
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Successful first flight for the Airbus BelugaXL OST

Airbus has successfully completed the first flight of its latest Out-Sized Transport (OST) aircraft, the Beluga XL. The Aircraft landed at Toulouse at 14:41 hrs local time after successfully completing its first test flight lasting four hours and 11 minutes just south of Airbus headquarters. The test flight was carried out [read more]

Airbus A220-300 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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Airbus renames C-Series to A220

Airbus has renamed the C-Series 100 and 300 to the A220-100 and A220-300 respectively following it taking control of Bombardier. In a ceremony in Toulouse today, Airbus officially welcomed the two newest members of its family of A series Commercial aircraft and the first not carry the traditional 3 designations. Airbus [read more]