Flight Design F2e Makes First Public Flight
Oct29

Flight Design F2e Makes First Public Flight

The first public flight of the Flight Design F2e took place at early June. The aircraft is based on the newly-developed F2 from Flight Design, equipped with an electric propulsion system. The Flight Design F2 is a high-wing strutless design which is largely manufactured using carbon fibre composite materials. With a wingspan of 9.2m (31ft) and a modular manufacturing concept, the F2e is based on standard components that are used in...

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Cardiff Aviation is now Caerdav
Oct28

Cardiff Aviation is now Caerdav

Cardiff Aviation, the aircraft maintenance and training business located in South Wales, has announced it is changing its name to Caerdav, effective immediately. The company says that the name change reflects the company’s commitment to more closely integrating its training and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arms. The move comes as the business plans to launch a new range of training and maintenance support services. Caerdav...

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European Flyers Chose ALSIM AL42
Oct27

European Flyers Chose ALSIM AL42

European Flyers, based in Madrid, Spain have placed an order for an ALSIM AL42 FSTD. The school purchased a twin-engine Diamond DA42 training aircraft some time ago will use the simulator to complement their Multi Engine and Instrument Rating (ME & IR) Courses. The ALSIM AL42 is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using genuine aircraft parts and equipped with the latest real-world Garmin G1000 avionics suite. It comes...

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Siemens Sells Electric Aircraft-Engine Business to Rolls-Royce
Oct25

Siemens Sells Electric Aircraft-Engine Business to Rolls-Royce

Siemens and Rolls-Royce signed an agreement for the sale of Siemens’ eAircraft unit. Siemens say that the company’s business with electric and hybrid-electric systems for aircraft will have substantially better growth perspectives with new owners closely connected to the aerospace industry. Closing of the deal is subject to the usual conditions and is expected to take place in late 2019. The partners have agreed not to...

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The Drones are Coming…
Oct24

The Drones are Coming…

According to Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, drone use is increasing exponentially and if the UK is to cope with increasing demands on its airspace infrastructure then a radical rethink is required, and it needs to happen quickly. ‘Share the Air’ was the title of the CAA’s conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters in London late last month. Given that the Authority’s senior board...

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Aer Lingus Leads Europe in Female Pilot Numbers
Oct19

Aer Lingus Leads Europe in Female Pilot Numbers

A survey by the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (IWSAP)has highlighted the widely varying percentages of female airline pilots between regions and individual airlines. Overall the picture appears to be one of slow progress: 116 airlines provided data for the survey, revealing that out of a total pilot population (for these airlines) of just over 185,000 pilots, around 9,400 were female, making an overall percentage just...

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