Manufacturing http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Rolls-Royce: Sustainably powering Africa’s regional connectivity http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/sustainability/rolls-royce-sustainably-powering-africas-regional-connectivity <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The African aviation market has been underserved for a long time. Before 2020, only 9% of Africa's air traffic was between African countries, the rest being intercontinental. And today, globally, the region accounts for less than 2% of total air traffic despite being home to around 17% of the world’s population.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Africa urgently needs a more extensive and robust aviation network, given the region's relative lack of alternative long-distance transportation infrastructure. Indeed, unlike the United States and Europe, where there is an extensive road and rail network, in Africa, these vital modes of intracontinental transport remain underdeveloped.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“African countries have experienced unprecedented economic growth in the past years, with a fast-growing population, but the airline industry has not enjoyed the same positive trend.&nbsp; African airlines have been marginalised, and this is evidenced by the sharp drop of their market share in the past years. In the intra-African regional market, there is need for airlines to deploy the appropriate right-sized aircraft. As the air transport sector resumes the growth trajectory post-COVID, growth will be enhanced by implementing the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). A shift of strategies and focus on the regional operations to feed, and de-feed major hubs is important for African carriers to harness the growth opportunity and enhance competitiveness,”&nbsp; said Abderahmane Berthé – AFRAA Secretary General, speaking at the associations’ Annual General Assembly in Dakar Senegal.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">While infrastructure is being developed, aircraft manufacturers are also responding to the call. Embraer, in particular, has long seen the potential for its planes in Africa and has thus extensively marketed its aircraft to African airlines.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Rolls-Royce proudly supplies the Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer with AE3007 engines for its 50-seater ERJ family of aircraft. Since the engine achieved FAA/EASA certification in 1995 for Embraer, Rolls-Royce has delivered more than 3,200 engines worldwide, with more than 65 million flight hours. The AE3007 also reliably and efficiently powers the Cessna Citation X passenger aircraft. In the Defence sector, the AE3007 powers the Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk &amp; Triton; in fact, the AE engine family was initially developed for defence applications. Still, the constant development of the common core has given us a range of highly robust and versatile engines.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In Africa, Rolls-Royce powers more than 100 regional aircraft in operation. These range from premium full-serviced regional airlines, government-owned flagship airlines, charter operations, and mining companies to operators serving humanitarian missions for the United Nations and the World Food Program.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The majority of these aircraft, however, are Embraer’s ERJ 145/140/135 and Legacy twin-turbofan regional jets. The Long Range version of the ERJ140 can carry a full load of passengers over a distance of more than 3,000 kilometres. This range can intra-connect Eastern, Central, Western, Southern and Northern African sub-regions.&nbsp; </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">As this connectivity increases and barriers to trade and travel are lowered, we expect demand for this aircraft type to grow.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">During the pandemic, with many aircraft grounded, Rolls-Royce took the opportunity to complete an extensive maintenance program on their AE3007 engines in the region, upgrading to the latest standards without charge. This allowed operators to comply with an Airworthiness Directive (necessary for all grounded aircraft) before operations restarted, giving them an all-important head start.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Meanwhile, in September 2021, Rolls-Royce penned an important extension of its TotalCare maintenance service agreement with South African airline Airlink.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“I’m very proud to say that we have had a long-standing relationship with Rolls-Royce since 2001. These engines power up our 28-aircraft Embraer ERJ fleet. Rolls-Royce has never dropped the ball, and Airlink has extreme reliability on these engines. Kudos to Rolls-Royce, who has been awarded our supplier of the year and on an unbelievable and excellent relationship.”&nbsp; Rodger Foster, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director Airlink</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The key to TotalCare is that Rolls-Royce takes back time-on-wing and shop visit cost risks, providing airlines with peace of mind that their maintenance schedules will run at a fixed cost per engine flying hour.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The service is underpinned by predictive maintenance, i.e. fixing problems before they occur. It relies on extensive gathering and analysis of performance data, which helps engineers to diagnose potential future faults and act on them to avoid downtime.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Indeed, this has been central to Airlink’s impressive on-time performance, consistently above 97% throughout its use of TotalCare.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Moving forwards, if Africa is to build a more extensive regional flying network, maintenance infrastructure will be essential to ensure it runs smoothly. Indeed, Rolls-Royce has observed the need to diversify services to keep as many aircraft flying in the region as possible.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">A relentless focus on efficiency and the pathway to zero-emissions </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Deploying the right aircraft on suitable routes is also crucial to running the network as environmentally and sustainably as possible.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">According to research by Embraer, some 14% of all domestic African flights are operated on widebody aircraft. In addition, the company observes that almost all (99%) of these flights flown with widebodies fly on sectors under 4,500 kilometres – in other words, the scope for narrowbody aircraft seating 120-150 passengers to increase operational efficiency is sizeable.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In the longer term, the regional aviation industry has a huge opportunity to be a flagbearer for net zero flying.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">And here, as one example in Norway, Embraer and Rolls-Royce, in collaboration with Widerøe, are deep into a study on a conceptual zero-emission regional aircraft. The 12-month project, set to conclude in February 2023, aims to accelerate the knowledge of the technologies necessary for the net zero transition, progress which could pave the way for clean fuels and electrification to be the significant enablers of a new era of regional aviation. The study examines a variety of potential solutions, including all-electric, hydrogen fuel cell or hydrogen-fuelled gas turbine-powered aircraft.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce has submitted a proposal to Embraer to power the new 70-90 seater rear-mounted turboprop that the airframer plans to launch in early 2023. A key reason why Embraer has chosen to switch the design to rear-mounted engines is that it enables easier accommodation of a hydrogen system which could be integrated in the future. With its ongoing R&amp;D into hydrogen-propelled aircraft, Rolls-Royce will be well-placed to fulfil this need.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In addition, the company is set to prove that all its aero engines will be able to run on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel by the end of 2023. Any sustainable fuel that meets the D1655 jet fuel standard and requirements is now approved for use in AE3007 engines. Currently, seven different blend varieties can be used, some being certified to blend up to 50% with conventional jet fuel, dramatically reducing carbon footprints.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-12-28T12:00:00Z">Wed, 28/12/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Africa urgently needs a more extensive and robust aviation network, given the region's relative lack of alternative long-distance transportation infrastructure, writes Lydia-Claire Halliday executive director, stakeholder relations &amp; strategy, LCH Consultancy.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-u4kbdkui7cbuinx2fd-1hch0oxkvge0-smdnn7wsrym" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-u4kBDkui7CBUinX2fd_1HcH0OXkvGe0_sMDnn7WSrYM" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-12/ERJ%20140%20-%20Image%201.jpg" width="4096" height="1864" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 28 Dec 2022 10:21:35 +0000 eNethersole 66055 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Final Boeing 747 aircraft leaves Everett Factory http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/air-transport/final-boeing-747-aircraft-leaves-everett-factory <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"For more than half a century, tens of thousands of dedicated Boeing employees have designed and built this magnificent airplane that has truly changed the world. We are proud that this plane will continue to fly across the globe for years to come," said Kim Smith, Boeing vice president and general manager, 747 and 767 Programmes.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The 747 has played a key role in Boeing's history of aerospace leadership.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Production of the 747, the world's first twin-aisle airplane, began in 1967 and spanned 54 years, during which a total of 1,574 aircraft were built.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">At 250 ft 2 in (76.2 m), the 747-8 is the longest commercial aircraft in service. At typical cruising speeds, the 747-8 travels roughly the length of three FIFA soccer fields or NFL football fields, per second.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The final aircraft is a 747-8 Freighter. This model has a revenue payload of 133.1 tonnes, enough to transport 10,699 solid-gold bars or approximately 19 million ping-pong balls or golf balls.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-12-07T12:00:00Z">Wed, 07/12/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The last Boeing 747 left the company's wide-body factory in advance of its delivery to Atlas Air in early 2023.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-yre2tc0f8lslla95pmu6g-yeubmrw-akd9eyuo59qba" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-yRE2tc0f8lslLa95pMu6g-yeUBmRw_akd9eYuO59QbA" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-12/Boeing%20747%202.jpg" width="978" height="550" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 07 Dec 2022 07:21:18 +0000 eNethersole 65971 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Bahrain International Airshow closed with a resounding success http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/bahrain-international-airshow-closed-with-a-resounding-success <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Officially opened by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, on behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Bahrain International Airshow, is organised by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal&nbsp;&nbsp; Bahraini Airforce in association with Farnborough International.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The three-day event, which took place 9-11 November 2022, saw 186 participating companies across the display, exhibition hall and chalets and 200 civilian and military delegations taking part. The airshow followed on from Manama Air Power Symposium 2022, which brought together a high-caliber audience of over 300 air force commanders and operators, policymakers, and industry leaders from over 25 countries for the most important regional air power conference in 2022.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">New deals and partnerships worth over USD 1.8 billion were announced at the show including the purchase of 30 of the latest-generation, single-aisle aircraft powered by Pratt &amp; Whitney GTF engines by Royal Jordanian Airlines (“Royal Jordanian”), a strategic partnership between MAE Aircraft Management and Asia Cargo Network Singapore and Texel Air Bahrain and Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) new alliance.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Two dedicated conference theatres offered a thought exchange platform, where senior aerospace executives from the Gulf region and international companies collaborated to bring issues of mutual interest to the fore. The programme included panels and keynotes on four key themes: Airports and Airlines, Cargo and Logistics, Women in Aerospace and Space.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Each afternoon saw the skies above Sakhir Air Base filled with the world’s most renowned air display teams and aircraft, with showcases of the Gulf Air 787, RBAF, JF-17, Fursan Al Emarat, UAE Mirage 2000, RSAF Typhoon, USAF F-16 demo team, Global Stars, Red Arrows, DHL B767-300 Flypast, UAE F16, Saudi Hawks and P-8 flypast.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">On the closing of BIAS 2022, His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Mohamed bin Thamer AlKaabi, said: “The sixth edition of the event has built on the Show’s previous successes and strengthened BIAS’s position as a unique platform for business development, engagement and the showcasing of the latest technological innovations in the aerospace industry. It continues to generate new opportunities in the aviation sector and the commercial and military aircraft markets. BIAS provides the right environment for deal-making and cooperation agreements.</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“The event has witnessed fruitful visits and meetings, and we are looking forward to seeing the outcomes of the deals concluded by the firms during the airshow. We would also like to thank the sponsors, supporters, and all participants from delegations and companies for their trust in the airshow, and we look forward to seeing them again at the next Bahrain International Airshow.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The Bahrain International Airshow will return 13-15 November 2024.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-11-15T12:00:00Z">Tue, 15/11/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Thousands of aerospace and defence professionals from over 30 countries around the world connected at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2022.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> 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</h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-11/Air%20Peace%20Embraer%20E195-E2%203%20copy.jpg" width="1080" height="720" alt="Air Peace Embraer E195 E2" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>A single regional jet destined for Congo Airways sitting under unusually grey skies at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facility may not have seemed particularly significant, but it exemplified the Brazilian manufacturer’s ambitions in Africa.</p> </div> <p>Embraer is hoping to expand its already strong position in Africa, where its E-Jet regional airliners operate with at least 19 carriers and its older-generation models serve many more. It is the continent’s second-largest airliner manufacturer.</p> <p>“There are a lot of E-Jets flying around and we are actively talking to several operators,” revealed Embraer commercial president and CEO, Arjan Meijer.</p> <p>He added that the E175 E1 version was a good replacement for smaller and ageing regional aircraft for routes that could accommodate a little more upsizing and which were currently served by the previous-generation Embraer 135 and 145, Bombardier CRJ regional jets and smaller, older, Boeing 737s, such as the -300.</p> <p>Embraer plans to take a decision by early 2023 on whether to launch a new-generation 70-to-90-seat turboprop.</p> <p>Where the 70-plus seats of the smaller of the two versions may provide too much capacity as a replacement for the 145, Embraer is looking at the possibility of providing a three-class configuration (business, premium economy and economy) similar to that used by some US regional airlines, which would bring seat numbers down to 50, similar to that of the 145 or smaller members of the CRJ family.</p> <p>The larger E190 and E195, meanwhile, are particularly suitable for sectors feeding into hubs, Meijer added.</p> <p>Providing an illustration of Embraer’s African ambitions, that Congo Airways E190 E2 could be seen on the ramp of the manufacturer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facility in late May, being prepared for delivery to the Republic of Congo carrier.</p> <p>“We see the regional segment gaining relevance,” said Meijer. Smaller aircraft already in service had enabled nimble airlines to juggle capacity through the pandemic and they would be required over the next few years to rebuild routes, he suggested. “We see regional jets gaining at the expense of narrow-bodies.”</p> <p>In 2017 he said, around 17% of the market had been composed of aircraft in the 70-to-150-seat category. That figure had now risen to around 30%, partly because airlines had jettisoned uneconomic, older, larger aircraft during the pandemic.</p> <p>Around 850 aircraft in the 70-to-80-seat sector will need replacing by the end of this decade, together with around 2,000 in the 100-to-150-seat market segment over the same period, he said. “And that’s simply replacement, without growth.”</p> <p>In the military market, meanwhile, despite the Brazilian Air Force cutting back on its order for Embraer’s C-390 multi-role tactical transport, the company believes that the aircraft still offers great potential in a market where the average age of medium military airlifters is a remarkable 31.2 years.</p> <figure role="group"><img alt="ERJ-145" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="731ff8b6-7ef5-44b3-8aeb-ae100b3dea4b" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/inline-images/Africa%20World%20Airlines%20ERJ-145_9G-AEU%20copy.jpg" width="1008" height="720" loading="lazy" /><figcaption>Still operating: The previous generation of Embraer regional jets, the EMB-145, is in service with many African carriers, including Ghana's Africa World Airlines. Picture: Commons Wikimedia.</figcaption></figure><p>There are around 1,500 aircraft in the medium transport aircraft category, said Jackson Schneider, president of Embraer Defense and Security at a briefing at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facility.</p> <p>A little more than half of that number is in North America, but the company estimates that around 105 will require to be replaced in Africa and another 150 in the Middle East.</p> <p>While the pandemic brought talks on fleet renewals to a complete halt, Schneider said, the Russia-Ukraine conflict had shocked it back into life. The problems faced by Russia in supplying its troops and the flood of weaponry from western countries to Ukraine had moved the importance of logistics centre-stage, he said.</p> <p>The chaotic withdrawal of western forces from Afghanistan last year also alerted some countries that their military air transport capabilities were not up to date, added Schneider.</p> <p>“Many countries have realised that their logistics systems are very old and need to be replaced as soon as possible.”</p> <p>Embraer had been besieged by countries seeking information on the C-390. “I have to be candid, some of them were not on our radar. Suddenly [the war] has reinforced strong interest in the C-390,” said Schneider.</p> <p>Of course, Embraer is not the sole purveyor of medium transport aircraft and many countries will see the best replacement for the ubiquitous C-130 Hercules as a new (or newer) C-130. There are also likely to be some bargains around. The UK, for example, is retiring around 10 of its fleet of 25 C-130Js and stretched C-130J-30s earlier than planned and these are likely to be sold off. Bahrain has already required two, for example.</p> <p>The British examples were heavily used in the UK’s involvement in Afghanistan but have been well maintained and will give several years’ more service to new owners, especially if they fly the aircraft at a lower tempo than the British. And they will be much cheaper than buying new aircraft such as the C-390.</p> <p>Schneider said that Embraer respected the C-130J-30 as a “great product” but that the C-390 represented a new generation of equipment.</p> <p>The two aircraft’s cargo compartments are roughly similar in size, but the C-390’s is slightly larger in all three dimensions and Embraer says that the C-390 will carry 26 tonnes, compared to the C-130J-30’s 20 tonnes.</p> <p>Significantly, in May, the aircraft embarked on a tour of two African and eight Middle Eastern countries. Some had specifically asked for the aircraft to visit, Schneider added.</p> <p>African Aerospace understands that the head of the Rwandan Air Force has suggested that the C-390 would be a contender for use by nations of the African Union – perhaps in a multinational unit – that could undertake humanitarian and other missions throughout the continent.</p> <p>Following its tour, the aircraft was scheduled to tour Asia-Pacific and, in early June, Embraer announced that it was in talks with India over the aircraft.</p> <p>Commentators have estimated that India requires 25-30 aircraft in the medium transport category, following the ending in 2017 of the Indo-Russian medium transport aircraft project. India is facing increasing pressure from China on its north-eastern border. The Indian Air Force operates both C-130s and C-17 Globemaster strategic transports, but observers believe the C-390 could add useful capacity.</p> <figure role="group"><img alt="KC-390" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="50749e09-ff96-4784-be15-e3b9285ad7db" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/inline-images/Embaer%20KC-390%205%20embraer%20copy.jpg" width="1080" height="720" loading="lazy" /><figcaption>Potential: Embraer believes there is an African market of more than 100 military transport aircraft that could be filled by the C-390 Millennium or its KC-390 tanker variant. Picture: Embraer.</figcaption></figure><p>Meanwhile, in Embraer’s domestic market, the Forca Aérea Brasileira (FAB) ordered 28 C-390s, with the first being delivered in 2019. However it has subsequently cut back its order from 28 to 22. A decrease or increase of up to 25% of the initial 28-strong order was allowed under the terms of the contract.</p> <p>Then, earlier this year, the FAB said it wanted to cut the order further, to only 15, with a senior officer citing budget unpredictability as the reason for being unable to afford more, at least in the short term.</p> <p>The eventual outcome remains uncertain, but Embraer says it retains a contract for 22 of the twin-turbofan aircraft. A further five have been ordered by Portugal to replace its Lockheed Martin C-130s – the first of these was on the final assembly line in late May – together with two examples for Hungary.</p> <p>Argentina has said it plans to order four, but that country’s ongoing severe economic problems have so far prevented it from signing a firm order. The aircraft has also been shortlisted by the Netherlands to replace its existing C-130s.</p> <p>Embraer has said that it plans, imminently, to unveil a ‘partnership’ on the C-390 to increase market penetration. The identity of the defence company involved was awaited as African Aerospace went to press.</p> <p>Meanwhile, with more than 260 aircraft in service or ordered by 16 air arms, the turboprop-powered A-29 Super Tucano tactical trainer, armed reconnaissance and light attack aircraft already has considerable traction in Africa,.</p> <p>Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Angola and, most recently, Nigeria, have acquired the type. In Nigeria, the aircraft’s light attack capabilities will be put to work in sorties against the militant Islamic Boko Haram movement.</p> <p>Several A-29 operators in Africa use the aircraft in roles such as border patrol, where its relatively low operating cost of $1,200 an hour suits it for lengthy patrols.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/alan-dron.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Alan Dron" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en">Alan Dron</a> </h3> <p > Alan Dron is air transport editor at Arabian Aerospace for which he has written since its launch. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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Each forum will feature a variety of keynote and panel sessions:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Airlines &amp; Leaders</span></span></strong><br style="box-sizing:inherit" /> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Thursday, 10 November, Theatre 1</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">The Airlines &amp; Leaders Forum will open with a Keynote and will be followed by 2 panel sessions exploring the path to NetZero and innovating the future.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Space</span></span></strong><br style="box-sizing:inherit" /> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Thursday, 10 November, Theatre 2</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">The topic of conversation focuses on Space with an opening Keynote and panel sessions exploring entrepreneurship opportunities and engaging future generations.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Women in Aviation</span></span></strong><br style="box-sizing:inherit" /> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Friday, 11&nbsp; November, Theatre 1</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">The Women in Aviation Forum will open with a session setting out the case for gender and generational equality. A Keynote speech then focuses on STEM students and MENA’S post-COVID recovery and is followed up by a panel about breaking down the barriers for women in aerospace.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Cargo and Logistics</span></span></strong><br style="box-sizing:inherit" /> <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">Friday, 11&nbsp; November, Theatre 2</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:15px; text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#212529">On Friday, Theatre 2 will host the Cargo &amp; Logistics Forum which includes sessions that explore the digitisation of businesses, the shift to e-commerce and logistics in the GCC region.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span 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<span class="post-category" > <a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></span> <time class="post-date" > 12 October 2022</time> <h1> Expanding horizons for Israel and Morocco </h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-10/MOU%20between%20Morocco%20and%20Israel_825x515%20Credit%20IAI%20copy.jpg" width="1153" height="720" alt="IAI and Morocco collaborate" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>A recent agreement between Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Morocco opens the door for 'win-win' cooperation in the aerospace sector.</p> </div> <p>A new research and development (R&amp;D) and engineering centre is on the cards for Morocco's aviation industry under terms of a memorandum of agreement (MoU) between the North African country and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).</p> <p>It is part of a wide-ranging strategic partnership and follows the 2020 Abraham Accords under which Morocco and Israel agreed to promote bilateral economic cooperation and innovation in investment and technology.</p> <p>Ryad Mezzour, Minister of Industry and Trade, said the MoU responds to national priorities in advanced training, employment and local manufacturing, as well as R&amp;D and innovation.</p> <p>"The partnership leverages IAI's aviation expertise and the technological capabilities of our aerospace platform and its positioning as a growth driver for the investment and development in advanced industrial and aeronautical services sectors," he said.</p> <p>For IAI, Moroccan-born chairman Amir Peretz said it is an "additional step" in building the relationship between IAI and Morocco's aviation and space industries. “I am aware of the incredible potential that exists in Morocco,” he said. "This is just the beginning."</p> <p>Boaz Levy, IAI president and chief executive, said the MoU offers the Israeli aerospace and defence group new opportunities to access new markets for the advancement of the global aviation industry.</p> <p>The partners have identified investment opportunities focusing on 3D printing, the manufacture of cabin interiors, engine parts and aerostructures, and the development of an 'ecosystem' of local suppliers through sourcing partnerships with IAI.</p> <p>Since the historic Abraham Accords, IAI has taken cautious steps to share its 70 years of expertise with new partners in the Middle East through participation in trade shows and strategic collaboration in the region, including passenger-to-freight (P2F) conversions with the UAE’s Etihad Engineering and line maintenance with Gulf Air of Bahrain.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/profile/anuradha-deenapanray" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/anuradha-deenapanray.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Anuradha Deenapanray" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/profile/anuradha-deenapanray" hreflang="en">Anuradha Deenapanray</a> </h3> <p > Anuradha is a francophone editor for African and Arabian Aerospace magazines. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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Few airlines use them.</p> <p>One of those that does is Royal Jordanian, which operates four Embraer 175s and 195s. Israel’s Arkia operates a handful, as does Petro Air in Libya. However, the Brazilian type has been phased out in recent years by both EgyptAir Express and Oman Air.</p> <p>“It has always been a distinct, different market from the rest of the world. It’s mainly long-haul to long-haul transit [traffic],” noted Arjan Meijer, Embraer Commercial president and CEO, at a briefing at the company’s Sao Jose dos Campos site in late May.</p> <p>Regional connectivity in the area remained important, said Meijer, and discussions were ongoing with several potential Middle East customers. The scale of business remained different compared to other regions of the world, but Embraer continued to believe that there was “real opportunity in the Middle East to feed wide-bodied aircraft” operating out of the region’s major hubs.</p> <p>The Middle East – and particularly the Gulf – is also not a happy hunting ground for turboprop manufacturers. The type has long been disdained by consumers in the region, some of whom regard them as too small to be credible, noisy and slow.</p> <p>Embraer hopes to dispel these impressions with its new 70 to 90-seat turboprop. The aircraft has been significantly changed during the design process, with the engines moved from the wings to the rear fuselage. This will enable it to use jetways at airports, as well as significantly reducing noise in the cabin, Embraer says. It will also use the same cabin cross-section as the E-Jets.</p> <p>These factors, says the Brazilian airframer, will make the aircraft look and feel very different to passengers from today’s turboprops and the new design is aimed at replacing both current models and older regional jets. Whether this will be enough to sway customers remains to be seen.</p> <p>A decision on whether to formally launch the aircraft, which will be capable of running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is expected in early 2023.</p> <p>Looking further to the future, Embraer is planning a family of aircraft under the Energia banner that will take advantage of new propulsion systems.</p> <p>The company’s intention is to gradually work its way up in both size and complexity of new engines, starting with a nine-seat electrically powered platform with a 200-mile range by 2035, with a hybrid-electric model in the 10 to 19-seat category, possibly leading to as many as 50 seats.</p> <p>However, believes Embraer, that is probably the viable limit for electrically powered aircraft, given the weight of batteries that they will need to carry.</p> <p>Beyond that, the industry is looking at hydrogen for its power source – either in the form of a hydrogen fuel cell in which the gas is burned to power an electric motor, or through a hydrogen-powered gas turbine. The last of these, the company believes, could power a 150-seat aircraft. It reckons that the industry is looking at the 2045-2050 timeframe for the replacement of engines with completely new powerplants.</p> <p>On the military front, Embraer is pinning its hopes on its C-390 Millennium multi-role transport (the aircraft’s original designation was KC-390, reflecting its air-to-air refuelling role, but acting as a tanker is now considered to be just one of the duties that the aircraft will be capable of performing).</p> <p>The aircraft recently embarked on an eight-nation Middle East tour to drum up interest. The company believes that with the average age of the world’s medium transport fleet being a remarkable 31.2 years, replacements for many of these aircraft cannot be delayed for much longer and it hopes to tap into this forthcoming demand.</p> <p>Jackson Schneider, president of Embraer Defense and Security, said that demand has been greatly heightened by recent conflicts that have pointed up the importance of logistic back-up for combat troops.</p> <p>The war in Ukraine has seen Nato nations shuttling weapons into airfields in Poland, for example, for onward transmission to Ukraine, while last August’s chaotic withdrawal of western forces from Afghanistan highlighted the critical role that transport aircraft play in troop movements and evacuations.</p> <figure role="group"><img alt="Embraer KC-390" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="edac5df6-4576-4289-a31c-7510f14c092e" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/inline-images/Embraer%20KC-390%20copy.jpg" width="1080" height="720" loading="lazy" /><figcaption>Flexible: The KC-390 is a military transport aircraft developed to establish new capacity and performance standards in its category, delivering at the same time the lowest life-cycle cost in the market. Picture: Embraer</figcaption></figure><p>In the light of these events, many countries have realised that their current logistic set-ups are not up to the required standard and they are actively looking around for new transport aircraft, said Schneider. Embraer hopes to take a share of any new orders for medium transports.</p> <p>There are around 1,500 in the medium transport category currently in service, the company estimates.</p> <p>By far the largest number of aircraft in the category are variants of Lockheed Martin’s legendary C-130 Hercules. Many countries may well see the best replacement for a C-130 as a new (or newer) C-130 and there are likely to be some bargains around. The UK, for example, is retiring around 10 of its fleet of 25 C-130Js and stretched C-130J-30s earlier than planned and these are likely to be sold off. Bahrain has already acquired two, for example.</p> <p>The British examples were heavily used in the UK’s involvement in Afghanistan but have been well maintained and will give several years’ more service to new owners, especially if they fly the aircraft at a lower tempo than in recent years. And they will be much cheaper than buying new aircraft such as the C-390. However, Embraer believes that the price tag of the C-390 will be lower than that of a new C-130J.</p> <p>Schneider said during the briefing that Embraer respected the C-130J-30 as a “great product” but that the C-390 represented a new generation of equipment.</p> <p>The two aircraft’s cargo compartments are roughly similar in size. The C-390’s is slightly larger in all three dimensions and Embraer says that the C-390 will carry 26 tonnes, compared to the C-130J-30’s 20 tonnes.</p> <p>Following its Middle East tour, the aircraft was scheduled to tour Asia-Pacific and, in early June, Embraer announced that it was in talks with India over the aircraft.</p> <p>Commentators have estimated that India requires 25-30 aircraft in the medium transport category, following the 2017 ending of the Indo-Russian Medium Transport Aircraft project. India is facing increasing pressure from China on its north-eastern border, with austere airfields in the region requiring rugged transporters. The Indian Air Force operates both C-130s and C-17 Globemaster strategic transports, but observers believe the C-390 could add useful capacity.</p> <p>Closer to home for Embraer, the Forca Aérea Brasileira ordered 28 C-390s, with the first being delivered in 2019, but the Service has cut back its order for the type from 28 to 22. A decrease or increase of up to 25% of the initial 28-strong order was allowed by the terms of the contract.</p> <p>However earlier this year, the FAB said it wanted to cut the order further, to only 15, with a senior officer citing budget unpredictability as the reason for being unable to afford more, at least in the short term.</p> <p>The eventual outcome remains uncertain, but Embraer says it still retains a contract for 22 of the twin-turbofan aircraft. A further five have been ordered by Portugal to replace its C-130s – the first of these was on the final assembly line at Gavião Peixoto in late May – together with two examples from Hungary.</p> <p>Argentina has said it plans to order four, but that country’s ongoing severe economic problems have prevented it from signing a firm order and there is, as yet, no indication as to when this will happen. The aircraft has also been shortlisted by the Netherlands to replace its existing C-130s.</p> <p>Overall, Embraer believes that it has a range of platforms in both the civil and military sectors that can help propel its fortunes in an upward trajectory over coming years.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/alan-dron.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Alan Dron" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en">Alan Dron</a> </h3> <p > Alan Dron is air transport editor at Arabian Aerospace for which he has written since its launch. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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With vast numbers of passengers, world leading airlines, and pool of renowned lessors it is the go-to-market for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul solutions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, emphasized the rigorous process of launching brand-new business line in highly competitive market: </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“United Arab Emirates has always been perceived as a pinnacle of global aviation, a hub of highest standards and quality, would it be state-led activities, or global business operations. Thus, I am excited to see the success of our team, meeting the benchmark of services, and starting dedicated line maintenance entity with GCAA approval in place. I am also glad to see ambitious growth of our long-term partner – Wizz Air – and proud to support it from the very beginning. And I am sure, this is only the start of more strategic projects and developments for FL Technics in the region.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-09-28T12:00:00Z">Wed, 28/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">FL Technics has started a line maintenance business in Abu Dhabi to provide solutions for Wizz Air Abu Dhabi supporting carrier's fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-6-pkd-wjpg35byyhfij-r7m4gnmshcp5oug2pk8px4y" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-6_Pkd_WjpG35ByYHfij-R7M4GnmSHCP5ouG2pk8px4Y" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-09/FL%20Technics%20launched%20a%20line%20maintenance%20operations%20in%20Abu%20Dhabi%20.png" width="978" height="550" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:44:50 +0000 eNethersole 65599 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Rolls-Royce delivers 1,000th BR725 engine to Gulfstream http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/rolls-royce-delivers-1000th-br725-engine-to-gulfstream <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The engine, that was developed and assembled at the company’s business aviation headquarters in Dahlewitz, Germany, has been shipped to Gulfstream in Savannah, Georgia, USA.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The BR725 engine exclusively powers Gulfstream’s highly successful ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G650ER business aircraft. Since its entry into service in 2012 the G650 aircraft family has established a reputation for excellent reliability, efficiency and speed, all combined with an outstanding environmental performance.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The BR725-powered G650 aircraft family holds 120-plus world speed records, including the one for the farthest, fastest flight in business aviation history. With more than 500 aircraft in service, the G650ER and its sister aircraft, the G650, prove they are among the most trusted business jets in the world.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Dr. Dirk Geisinger, director Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, said: "Having delivered 1,000 BR725 engines to Gulfstream is another testament of our leading position in the business aviation market. Our partnership with Gulfstream, that started some 60 years ago, is a real success story and it will continue into the future with the Pearl 700, which powers the Gulfstream G700 and the Gulfstream G800.”</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Dr. Jörg Au, chief engineer Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, added: “The BR725 engine is a pinnacle of engineering excellence, having accumulated almost 1,5 million engine flying hours over the past decade, while setting new benchmarks for reliability and performance. Reaching the incredible milestone of the 1,000th engine delivery, is a momentous occasion for both Rolls</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria Math&quot;,serif">‑</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Royce and Gulfstream, and I couldn’t be prouder of the great team behind this product. We are looking forward to delivering many more engines to Gulfstream and to servicing our BR725 customers for decades to come.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-09-27T12:00:00Z">Tue, 27/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Rolls-Royce has delivered the 1,000th BR725 engine to its customer Gulfstream Aerospace.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-vjluhj55vpxlr4pjjspmob6bytqajeoqrzyalma1qow" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-vjLUhJ55vpxlr4PJjSPMob6BYTqaJEoqRZYAlMa1qow" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-09/E_220926_1000th_BR725_2.JPG" width="1280" height="924" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:48:43 +0000 eNethersole 65591 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno to produce insulation blankets http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/manufacturing/ethiopian-airlines-and-geven-skytecno-to-produce-insulation-blankets <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">This is part of a Boeing agreement (BSCA) between The Boeing Company, Geven-Skytecno and Ethiopian Airlines.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The new joint venture company of Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno, named “Ethiopian Sky Technologies”, is based in Addis Ababa with primary manufacturing facility at Bole Airport.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ethiopian Airlines holds 51% and SkyTecno 49% of the stake of the newly established company. The parties as per their commitment are jointly manufacturing the products in Italy and Ethiopia as a supplier to The Boeing Company.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Geven-SkyTecno has been contributing its process technology proficiency, manufacturing know-how as well as being responsible for speeding up the industrialization, qualification processes and training skills to the Joint Venture.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ethiopian Airlines and SkyTecno invested in the state-of-the-art blankets manufacturing equipment to provide unrivalled customer service and product access. The Joint Venture focuses on delivering tailor-made solutions for Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. Products are manufactured in a multicultural environment in synergy between the African and European continent, subject to strict quality control, in order to meet the most demanding expectations of the aircraft industry.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"We are very pleased to announce this joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines, with whom we are looking forward to working together" says Alberto Veneruso, managing director of Geven- SkyTecno. "Our manufacturing excellence combined with our expertise in process technology, industrial efficiency and world-class distribution capabilities will provide our customers with best- in-class insulation solutions. Furthermore, Geven-SkyTecno provides the JV with a team of highly trained technical engineers with unparalleled experience meeting the demand for similar products from world airlines and OEM’s”, continues Veneruso.</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group on his part said: “We are glad to unveil a modern manufacturing facility of Ethiopian Sky Technologies at our home base, Addis Ababa. As part of our Vision to develop the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry in Ethiopia, the partnership with Geven-SkyTecno takes our capability to the next level. As we have a very well established MRO capability with an excellent track record of providing aircraft maintenance we can leverage this capability and experience to further develop our Aerospace Manufacturing capability and eventually make it one of the key Strategic Business Units of the Airline. We are happy that we have gone into this tri-partite relationship with Geven-SkyTecno and Boeing and that we started manufacturing and exporting the Aircraft Thermo-Acoustic Insulation Blankets for the 737 MAX. We are keen to expand the scope of activities to other aerospace products to the mutual benefit of all parties.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-09-21T12:00:00Z">Wed, 21/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno have inaugurated a state-of-the-art facility for the manufacturing of Insulation Blankets for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-2i-jwfzd9gm0jamphmjbbj3oqpmjcrfiv6j5f8ppsnk" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-2i_JWFzd9Gm0jAmPhMjbBj3oQpmjCrfIV6J5f8pPSNk" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-09/Ethipoian%20_1.jpg" width="4032" height="3024" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:21:24 +0000 eNethersole 65571 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero