Clement Charpentreau

France hopes to see European MALE drone contract signed in 2020

After years of stalling, the European MALE drone, or Eurodrone project, could finally move forward. French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly said she was confident an agreement would be reached among participating countries before the end of 2020....


Pijus Jauniskis

Lufthansa to scrap entire widebody fleets, more layoffs to entail

Deutsche Lufthansa plans to scrap most of its widebody passenger aircraft, which would contribute to additional redundancies on top of the previously announced  22,000 layoffs....


Clement Charpentreau

Kawasaki P-1 excluded from German submarine hunter tender

Forced to retire its aging maritime patrol aircraft ten years before it can develop a new one with France, Germany opened a tender for a stopgap replacement. Despite initial enthusiasm from the European country, sources report that the Japanese proposal of its indigenously-developed Kawasaki P-1 was not short-listed....


Pijus Jauniskis

Vistara’s new Dreamliner soars for 1st time from Delhi to London

Vistara’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed the first special non-stop flight between Delhi (DEL), India, and London Heathrow (LHR), UK, on August 28, 2020....


Clement Charpentreau

Luftwaffe takes delivery of world’s first A350 governmental plane

The Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, took delivery from Lufthansa Technik of the first new Airbus A350 due to operate as a governmental aircraft....


Valius Venckunas

Long-awaited BER opening set, massive events planned

The scheme of the century and the greatest airport drama of our times is possibly about to end: the grand opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is set to happen between October 25 and November 8, 2020, airport’s press release announces....


Valius Venckunas

Ryanair threatens to close 3 bases in Germany

Irish low cost carrier unveils plans to greatly scale-back its operations in Germany, as Vereinigung Cocpit (VC), German pilots association, rejects “productivity-enhancing measures” that include furloughs and pay cuts....


Clement Charpentreau

Airbus seeks government compromises to save jobs

Airbus unveiled its plan to cut 15,000 jobs among its workforce, including 5,000 in France and 5,100 in Germany. However, the manufacturer says that some of those positions could be saved through state-funded employment schemes....


Clement Charpentreau

Airbus to modernize German Eurofighter Typhoon simulators

The Pilot Synthetic Training System (PSTS) consortium under the industrial leadership of Airbus has been commissioned to modernize the German simulators of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The update follows an order for 90 Typhoons by the German government....


Clement Charpentreau

Berlin fails to convince main shareholder as Lufthansa leaves DAX

The aviation giant Lufthansa officially left the DAX index which regroups the biggest German companies on June 22, 2020. Meanwhile, the German government attempted to convince the reluctant main shareholder of Lufthansa to approve the €9 billion rescue plan that would see the airline partly nationalized. The meeting, however, proved fruitless....