American Airlines sees encouraging demand trend

American Airlines | June 10, 2020

American Airlines has transported an average of 127,000 passengers daily in June so far, up from a low of 32,000 passengers daily in April, as travellers once again take to the sky while the global coronavirus crisis enters its fourth month. President and chief executive Doug Parker told the Fort Worth-based airline’s shareholders on 10 June that the carrier is encouraged by the recent rise in demand, even though it builds on a very low base.

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On the second day of Heli-Expo 2016, Sikorsky’s renewed focus on its commitment to customers was ever-present. Sikorsky recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department and Bristow Group for their life-saving efforts by presenting them with Winged-S Rescue Awards.


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Canada Jetlines Partners with Sabre on Global Distribution Agreement

Canada Jetlines | September 23, 2022

Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. Canadian, leisure airline, is proud to announce a worldwide distribution agreement with Sabre, the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry.This new long-term agreement ensures that Sabre will distribute the carrier’s comprehensive content for travel agencies and corporations through the Sabre travel marketplace (GDS) -- supporting Canada Jetlines in powering future revenue growth while reaching key market segments associated with the GDS. Canada Jetlines will leverage Sabre’s ancillary services to provide travel agencies around the world with access to the airline’s complete range of travel products, including fares and seat availability. “We are pleased to have achieved this agreement with Sabre, which broadens Canada Jetlines’ distribution capabilities to meet our international growth objectives.This partnership aligns with our projected distribution strategy of providing the right content in the right channel. As a leisure airline, Canada Jetlines recognizes the key role that travel agencies play in our success.” Duncan Bureau, Chief Commercial Officer of Canada Jetlines The Sabre travel marketplace is instrumental in facilitating the marketing, sale and servicing of airfares, hotel rooms, rental cars, rail tickets and other types of travel to buyers around the world who use it to shop, book and manage travel.Canada Jetlines will begin operations out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), with its first scheduled route into YYC Calgary International Airport on September 22, 2022, with biweekly flights operating Thursdays and Sundays out of Toronto (YYZ) to Calgary (YYC) from 07:55am EST – 10:10am MST and returns from Calgary (YYC) to Toronto (YYZ) 11:40am MST – 17:20 EST. Frequency will increase to three flights per week, Thursdays through Sundays, starting later in the fall. About Canada Jetlines Canada Jetlines is a leisure focused air carrier, which will utilize a growing fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft to provide Canadians with value vacation choices and convenient travel options. Canada Jetlines will provide exciting vacation packages to iconic Canadian destinations and beyond via strong partnerships with airports, CVB’s, tourism entities, hotels, hospitality brands, and attractions. With a projected growth of 15 aircrafts by 2025, Canada Jetlines aims to offer the best-in-class operating economics, customer comfort and fly-by-wire technology, providing an elevated guest centric experience from the first touchpoint. To learn more, please visit www.jetlines.com and follow on all social media platforms for news and updates.

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Latecoere Will Be Present at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in Orlando from October 18 to 20

Latecoere | October 17, 2022

Latecoere, a "tier 1" international partner group of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, will be present at the "2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition" in Orlando in the United States from October 18 to 20, which brings together 1,000 aviation companies from business. On stand n°3669, Latecoere will offer a range of intelligent equipment intended for business aviation: Smart LiFi Monitor, 4K monitors, IFE camera systems... Latecoere experts will also present breakthrough technologies for the cabin such as such as LiFi and on-board fiber optics, which could help lighten the aircraft and thus reduce fuel consumption. Through its expertise in interconnection systems and aerostructures, Latecoere provides solutions for many business aviation platforms, in particular for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Dassault Aviation. About Latecoere As an international group and "Tier 1" partner of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer), Latecoere serves aerospace with innovative solutions for a sustainable world. The Group operates in all segments of the aerospace industry (commercial, regional, business and military aircraft), in two business areas: Aerostructures (46% of sales): fuselage sections and doors. Interconnection Systems (54% of sales): wiring, electrical furniture and onboard equipment.

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AEROSPACE

H3 Dynamics Completes World’s First Flight With Proprietary Distributed Hydrogen-Electric Nacelle Technology

H3 Dynamics | November 24, 2022

The future of hydrogen aviation powered by H3 Dynamics’ distributed hydrogen propulsion nacelles has taken flight for the very first time in France. Following the announcement of its hydrogen aviation concept back in 2018, H3 Dynamics managed to become a topic at an Oval Office press conference on the very next day, and started what is now a global hydrogen aviation movement. In November 2021, H3 Dynamics completed its first working hydrogen propulsion nacelle prototype. In July 2022, the first distributed pod system took to the skies on a scaled-down aircraft at “Hub Drones - Systematic” airfield near Paris. The hydrogen flight received clearance from the French civil air authorities (DGAC). H3 Dynamics’ self-contained nacelle approach addresses technical, safety and cost challenges hydrogen aircraft developers could face at some point in the future. It achieves this by placing hydrogen and smaller fuel cells across a series of collaborative propulsion nacelles under the wings. A new 2022 study forecasts the global thrust nacelle market to reach $7 Billion by 2030 highlights H3 Dynamics’ hydrogen solution as a key new opportunity in the sector. Other, higher-visibility hydrogen aircraft proponents will fly larger size aircraft much sooner – but they will do so by converting existing aircraft using fuel cells sourced from the automotive world and storing large amounts of gas or liquid hydrogen inside the main fuselage. “Not only is safety our first priority, but we don’t want hydrogen competing for revenue-generating airfreight and passenger space,Distributing small systems solves technical headaches, such as thermal management, and increases safety through multiple redundancy. Taras Wankewycz, Founder/CEO of H3 Dynamics H3 Dynamics’ 25kg test aircraft is already a breakthrough - with an electric flight range of up to 900km on liquid hydrogen, or 350km with pressurized hydrogen. Its externalized nacelle design also frees up 30L of fuselage volume with no hydrogen nor any powertrain elements inside. H3 Dynamics’ hydrogen propulsion nacelles could potentially become a “snap-on” retrofit for battery-powered unmanned eVTOL or fixed wing cargo drones. Preparing for the arrival of much longer duration unmanned hydrogen flights - H3 Dynamics started to work on airspace safety with world-leading air traffic control companies. It has been building experience with high-volume enterprise data services being deployed in smart cities such as Singapore, and gradually coupling these with drone-agnostic charging stations. By starting at the lower-end boundary of regulatory and certification efforts, H3 Dynamics doesn’t need to wait until 2035 to begin its commercial journey. “We all need to learn today with small commercial applications and gradually increase aircraft size over time together with all stakeholders – most importantly, the regulators. Now H3 Dynamics is already preparing its next steps. It is exploring liquid hydrogen integration as part of a joint-development with ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse launched in 2019. The objective is a historical and symbolic Atlantic crossing on hydrogen electric propulsion in the coming two years. And with airfield experiments feeding its digital twin capability for hydrogen aircraft design, H3 Dynamics is now working on a next generation platform powered by 6 independent hydrogen-electric nacelle systems. The aircraft will feature fast-refueling and will be used as a test bed for H3 Dynamics hydrogen-electric propulsion technology moving forward. About H3 Dynamics: H3 Dynamics is on a long-term mission to decarbonize aviation with a unique technology solution around distributed hydrogen-electric propulsion, as well as ground refueling solutions. While the commercial opportunities around passenger-scale hydrogen aviation continue to mature, the company is implementing an incremental product and services roadmap that solves safety, technical, regulatory challenges starting small and simple, adding scale and complexity over time. The company currently has 95 employees and serves clients globally from its 3 regional headquarters in Toulouse, Austin and Singapore. H3 Dynamics is member of the Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation under the European Commission, the Lufthansa Cleantech Hub, Paris Advanced Air Mobility Alliance, and Aerospace Valley in Toulouse.

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SmartSky Connectivity Solutions Available for Cessna Citation X Series Aircraft

SmartSky Networks | November 04, 2022

SmartSky Networks today announced the availability of SmartSky’s air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity service offering for the Cessna Citation X series aircraft. The move follows the recent issuance of a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the aircraft and highlights SmartSky’s plans to make its ATG connectivity available for over 7,000 business jets and turboprop aircraft across 14 aircraft models manufactured by Textron Aviation. Textron Aviation Service Centers are part of SmartSky’s growing network of connectivity solution providers with plans to begin installations in Q4 of 2022 at the 11 Textron Aviation Service Centers in the United States. STCs are anticipated to expand beyond the Citation X series to include the Cessna Citation Excel 560 series, the Beechcraft King Air B200/250/300/350 series, and additional Textron Aviation models like the Cessna Citation Sovereign. The STC for the Citation X was recently completed in Kinston, North Carolina, by flyExclusive, a large operator of Textron Aviation aircraft, and the engineering team at Liberty Partners. This Textron Aviation owned STC enables the more than 300 Cessna Citation X series aircraft to now take advantage of SmartSky’s nationwide ATG network. About SmartSky SmartSky Networks was founded to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies, services, and tools. Its innovative air-to-ground network is now available, with full CONUS coverage coming in the first half of 2022. The network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky Networks uniquely enables an “office in the sky” experience with unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, very low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky Networks the best in-flight user experience, and a key enabler for new and enhanced applications and services.

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On the second day of Heli-Expo 2016, Sikorsky’s renewed focus on its commitment to customers was ever-present. Sikorsky recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department and Bristow Group for their life-saving efforts by presenting them with Winged-S Rescue Awards.

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