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Trade Show-Ticker 2018: All the News from the Farnborough International Airshow

Copyright: Hamburg Aviation Office

Hamburg Aviation will be at the Farnborough International Airshow for the second time (16-22 July 2018) and will put together all the latest news about the airshow near London in the show ticker.

Friday, July 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Bye Farnborough. Hello, Le Bourget!

After London, now Paris! From June 17th to 23rd 2019, the Paris Air Show will once again be held in Le Bourget. You would like to be there, but do not know yet if you need your own booth? As in Farnborough, Hamburg Aviation again plans to take sub-exhibitors. With a table and your materials, you can present yourself at the aviation cluster booth. At the same time, you retain the flexibility to make appointments at the exhibition center while the stand remains occupied. In addition, you benefit from the events and networking opportunities that Hamburg Aviation puts together for you at the fair. Talk to us if you are interested! kirsten.schuemer (at) hamburg-aviation.com; 49 40 2270 19 477

London, 20 July 2018 8:00 am
2nd Global Aerospace Meeting by the EACP

In the course of the Farnborough Air Show, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) organized the 2nd Global Aerospace Cluster Summit.  The first Global Aerospace Cluster Summit took place during the Paris Airshow in 2017 and was a great success.  This year in London, there were 40+ cluster managers present from around the globe from 18 different countires: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The overall objective was to further develop the linkage between the global aerospace regions to allow more efficient and faster communication paths. By doing so, a construct of multilateral cooperation is aimed for in the form of a global network, stepping away from the current bilateral cooperation. 

The GAC was held in Wax Chandlers Hall in downtown London and the agenda was packed with keynote speakers, group discussions, and a plenary session.

The morning began with the presentations from Rolls-Royce on Innovation in Regional Clusters for a Global Market; the European Commission on Perspectives of European Commission on International Cooperation in Aerospace, and Boeingon Business Environment and Supply Chain: What Will the Future Bring.

Following the presentations from the speakers, the cluster managers broke into small groups to discussion the topics of: How to cooperate internationally on a cluster management & on a members level and How do you support your companies to push innovation?

After both group discussions, the group moderators summarized the groups’ points during a plenary session.

The Global Aerospace Cluster Summit was very well received by the participants and there was high level support in the form of speakers and from the industry and the European Commission.

Copyright: EACP

Farnborough, 19 July 2018 11:35 am
AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

AirAsia X has placed an order with Airbus for an additional 34 A330neo widebody aircraft. The order was announced at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK by Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The latest agreement reaffirms AirAsia X’s position as the largest airline customer for the A330neo, with the total number of aircraft ordered by the airline increasing to 100. All the A330neo aircraft ordered by AirAsia X are the larger A330-900 model.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 19 July 2018 11:10 am
Airbus welcomes Hi Fly A380 at Farnborough International Airshow

Hi Fly, the 14th operator of the iconic double-decker wide-body airliner, is displaying its A380 for the first time at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (UK). The aircraft will be showcased at the airshow from the 19th to 22nd July on static display.

A big cause requiring a big messenger, Hi Fly has chosen the A380 to exhibit its very special livery supporting the environmental cause: “Save the Coral Reefs”.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 19 July 2018 10:10 am
Vietjet to order 50 more A321neo

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of an additional 50 A321neo single aisle aircraft. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Air Show today by Vietjet Vice President Dinh Viet Phuong and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The latest agreement will see the carrier’s backlog of orders for the A320 Family rise to 129 aircraft, including 123 A321neo and 6 A321ceo. Vietjet will use the additional aircraft to meet growing demand for its services on both its domestic and international networks.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, July 18, 8:00 pm
Hamburg participates in Québec Reception

Representatives of the Hamburg aviation community, such as the office of Hamburg Aviation and the ZAL, are guests at the reception of the Québec region in London's Royal Airforce Club. Following the signing of the MoU for further research collaboration between CRIAQ and ZAL, this will be the ideal opportunity to revisit future collaborations and exchange views. Québec's Deputy Prime Minister Dominique Anglade and General Coleman, Québec-to-London welcomed the guests.

Farnborough, 18 July 2018, 4:20 pm
Uganda Airlines orders two A330neo

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, featuring new wings new Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines, new systems and a new Airspace cabin interior.
The agreement was announced at Farnborough airshow by Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of Uganda Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

Uganda Airlines plans to use the A330-800neos to build its international long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technologies along with most efficient operations. The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout comprising 20 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 213 Economy seats.

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, featuring new wings new Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines, new systems and a new Airspace cabin interior.
The agreement was announced at Farnborough airshow by Ephraim Bagenda, CEO of Uganda Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

Uganda Airlines plans to use the A330-800neos to build its international long-haul network with the aircraft offering cutting-edge technologies along with most efficient operations. The aircraft will feature a three-class cabin layout comprising 20 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 213 Economy seats.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 18 July 3:00 pm
AED signs with the EACP at the Farnborough International Airshow

Formally known as PEMAS, the AED Cluster Portugal has expanded from an aviation cluster with the themes Space & Defence; however, already is a founding member of the EACP and has always been one of the most active and therefore most important EACP partners.  For years, the cluster has led WG Strategy and has been a project partner in numerous EU projects.  During the signing of the Lol between the AED and the EACP, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Internationalization was present and accompanied and supported the LoI.

Copyright: EACP

Farnborough, 18 July 2018, 2:45 pm
Viva Aerobus firms up order for 25 A321neo, 16 A321neo upconversions

Viva Aerobus, the ultra-low-cost carrier based in Mexico, has firmed up an amendment for 25 incremental A321neo and 16 upconversions of A320neos to A321neos to their existing purchase agreement. This latest order brings the all-Airbus operator’s total orderbook to 80 A320 Family aircraft (including 15 A320ceo, 24 A320neo, and 41 A321neo) and the airline’s total backlog from 36 to 61 aircraft. Viva Aerobus has not yet decided on the engine selection and will announce at a later date.

Farnborough, 18 July 2018, 11:30 am
IASC joins the European Aerospace Cluster Partnerhsip

The Irish Cluster Shannon IASC becomes the 43rd Member for the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP). EACP coordinator Anna Maaßen, Director of IASC Patrick Edmond, and the Irish Trade Minister signed the Irish cluster into the EACP!  The EACP currently with 43 members from over 18 different countries continues to gain members and grow larger.

Copyright: EACP

Farnborough, 17 July 2018, 3:00 pm
Hamburg and Québec intensify Research Cooperation

ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (Hamburg), CRIAQ (Québec) and CARIC (Canada) sign cooperation agreement at Farnborough International Airshow

The major aerospace research hubs of Hamburg and Montreal are expanding their collaboration. In the presence of leading representatives of the two regions, including the Deputy Premier of Québec, Dominique Anglade, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed at the Farnborough International Airshow. This makes it possible to expand the existing research cooperation between the ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research and its Canadian partners, CRIAQ and CARIC, in fields that include aircraft cabin acoustics and composite fiber materials.

Please see the full press release here.

 © Ulrike Ebner / Air Revue

The cooperation agreement was signed by Denis Faubert (CRIAQ and CARIC President & CEO), Alain Aubertin (Vice President CRIAQ and CARIC), Roland Gerhards (ZAL Management) and Joachim Edel (Innovation ZAL Manager) in the presence of Québec's Deputy Prime Minister Dominique Anglade and Hamburg Aviation Managing Director Dr. Franz Josef Kirschfink signed.

Farnborough, 17 July 2018, 1:30 pm
LEVEL adds Two A330-200 to its Fleet

International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline, LEVEL, is expanding its fleet with two additional A330-200s, for delivery in 2019, taking its total order for the type to seven.

This latest commitment comes less than 12 months after IAG purchased the last batch of three A330-200s. They are configured with 314 seats, 21 premium economy and 293 economy.

LEVEL currently operates two A330-200s from Barcelona, soon to be three, and one from Paris Orly, where it commenced services earlier this month, with an inaugural flight from Paris to Montreal.

LEVEL began operations in June 2017 with two new A330-200s flying from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 17 July 2018, 12:00 pm
Peach Aviation to become first A321LR operator in Asia

Japan’s Peach Aviation is set to become the first Asian operator of the Airbus A321LR aircraft, following the conversion of an existing order for two A320neo aircraft.

The aircraft will be joining the fleet of the Osaka-based low cost carrier (LCC) in 2020. The A321LR is the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world and will enable Peach Aviation to open new routes from Japan to destinations of up to nine hours flying time.

A signing ceremony took place at Farnborough Air Show, attended by Shinichi Inoue, Peach Aviation Managing Director and CEO, and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. 

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 16 July 2018, 7:00 pm
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus renew R&T Cooperation Agreement

  • Enhancing Airbus’ relationship with the Canadian research landscape
  • To include manufacturing technologies, urban air mobility and cabin technologies

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus have renewed their framework agreement on research and technology (R&T) cooperation. This new five-year agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between the two organisations to cooperate on R&T development which spans more than 30 years. The NRC-Airbus agreement will cover a wide range of technical subjects and technologies.

Iain Stewart, President, National Research Council of Canada said:

“This renewed framework agreement further strengthens the NRC’s long-standing strategic research and technology development relationship with a world-leading aerospace and defence company. With expertise across a wide range of disciplines, the NRC is well-positioned to partner with Airbus on the transformative technologies like advanced manufacturing and autonomous mobility that will reshape the aerospace industry over the next several years.”

Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus said:

“We are extremely pleased to continue our fruitful cooperation with the NRC. This is a logical step after the first agreement we signed 10 years ago to work jointly on research and technology. Renewing this agreement strengthens Airbus’ already prominent relationship with the Canadian industry and is all the more fitting with the recent decision to set up a dedicated Airbus presence in Mirabel for the A220 airliner programme.”

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 16 July 2018, 5:00 pm
SalamAir to add six new A320neo to its growing fleet

Oman’s first budget airline, SalamAir, has signed an agreement to add six new A320neo aircraft to its fleet, of which five are on lease from an undisclosed lessor.

SalamAir is owned by the Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) and other Omani private investors. The airline launched services on 30 January 2017 and today operates close to 120 flights per week across 14 regional and global destinations. As an all-Airbus operator, SalamAir currently operates a fleet of three A320ceo aircraft.

The new fleet will support the low-cost airline’s plans to increase connectivity across the region’s under-served and popular short to medium-haul routes.

SalamAir’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Mohamed Ahmed said, “In less than 18 months since our launch we have connected over half a million passengers across the globe and we continue to gain momentum as a leading budget carrier. With the new A320neo addition to our fleet we look forward to building on this success and expand to new markets while guaranteeing a great travel experience for our passengers.”

Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer said: “As a home-grown brand SalamAir has demonstrated huge potential by addressing Oman’s demand for affordable travel options. The new Airbus A320neo is the best in the industry and will allow the carrier to achieve lower operating costs, greater fuel efficiency and offer the highest standard of passengers comfort.”

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 16 July 2018, 2:45 pm
An affiliate of Macquarie AirFinance Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited, listed in Australia, has placed a firm order for 20 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 119 Airbus aircraft (110 A320 Family and nine A330).

This first time order for the A320neo, makes Macquarie AirFinance Group the newest customer for the type and re-enforces the appeal of the world’s bestselling single aisle Family.

Engine selection will be made at a later date.

Macquarie is one of the world’s largest Airbus lessors with airline customers globally particularly in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 16 July 2018, 2:15 pm
Goshawk Aviation Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Hong Kong-based conglomerate NWS Holdings Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, has placed a firm order for 20 A320neo.

Goshawk Aviation is based in Dublin, Ireland, and has an owned, managed and committed fleet of over 220 aircraft including the direct order with Airbus. Goshawk has more than 120 Airbus aircraft in its portfolio (A320 Family including NEO, A330 Family including NEO and A350-900) and the order for A320neo re-enforces the appeal of the world's bestselling single aisle Family.

Engine selection will be made at a later date.

Copyright: Airbus

London, 16 July 2018, 2:08 pm
Undisclosed Lessor commits to 80 A320neo Family Aircraft

Airbus has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading global lessor for 80 A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement was completed during the Farnborough Airshow. The commitment re-enforces the appeal of the world's bestselling single aisle Family to aircraft leasing companies.

Engine selection will be made at a later date.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 16 July 2018, 2:00 pm
India's VISTARA to add 50 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft to fleet

VISTARA, the New Delhi-based carrier, has signed a letter of Intent (LoI) for 13 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 21 Airbus aeroplanes, reconfirming the appeal of the best-selling single aisle family.

The full-service airline has also committed to an additional 37 A320neo Family aircraft from lessors. The combined agreements would add 50 A320neo Family to Vistara's fleet. The engine selection for VISTARA's latest firm order is Leap CFM. 

For VISTARA, the A320neo will be the first aircraft to fly regional international routes.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 16 July 2018, 12:04 pm
Sichuan Airlines orders 10 Airbus A350 XWBs

Airbus confirmed at the Farnborough Airshow a deal agreed earlier in 2018 that Sichuan Airlines, based in the Southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, has selected the A350 XWB to become the latest aircraft in its fleet.

Sichuan Airlines operates the largest all-Airbus fleet in China with over 130 Airbus family aircraft. In addition to its domestic network, Sichuan Airlines now operates on over 30 international routes, including routes from Chengdu to Moscow, Sidney, Dubai and Vancouver. The airline also leased four A350 XWBs, with the first one to be delivered by this year.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, 16 July 2018, 12:00 pm
STARLUX Airlines selects A350 XWB for Long Range Services

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has selected the all-new A350 XWB for its future long haul fleet following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 17 aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK by Chang Kuo-wei, founder and Chairman of STARLUX Airlines and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The news follows a decision by the airline earlier this year also to select Airbus for its regional single aisle fleet, with a plan to finalise leases for 10 A321neo aircraft from third party lessors by the end of the year.

STARLUX Airlines is a new full-service airline based in Taipei and founded by Taiwanese aviation veteran Chang Kuo-wei, former Chairman of EVA Air. The carrier will develop a network spanning destinations across Asia and long haul services to North America. The carrier will launch regional operations in early 2020, followed by long haul services early in 2022.

Copyright: Airbus

Farnborough, Monday, July 16th, 10:00 am
FIA 2018 is open!

Visit Hamburg Aviation, the ZAL TechCenter, Synergeticon, Jetlite and APC in Hall 4, Stand 4115.

 

Wednesday, July 11th, 6:00 pm
Farnborough Airshow: Offers and Activities for the Hamburg Community

Together with the ZAL Center for Applied Aerospace Research, the startups jetlite and Synergeticon, and the Hamburg Aircraft Performance Company (APC), you will find the aviation location in the Hanse Pavillon, Hall 4, Stand 41445. If you are also there as a visitor or exhibitor, the Hamburg Aviation Community Management is looking forward to a short info!

Once again this year, the Farnborough International Airshow will offer you a variety of offers to expand your network to include national and international contacts. Here we have summarized the dates.