Stéphane Israël – Chief Executive Officer, Arianespace

Stéphane Israël is the Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace, the world’s leading launch services company. He also is Executive Vice President of ArianeGroup, in charge of Civil Launcher Programs – which gives him industrial responsibility for the Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 programs. In addition, he is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starsem, theRead More

FAA certifies Collins’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system

Collins Aerospace’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system for Cessna Citation CJ2+ light business jets is being certified by FAA.  Owners now have a new aftermarket option for taking advantage of NextGen airspace enhancements while adding the many other benefits of Pro Line Fusion when upgrading from Pro Line 21. The Pro Line Fusion upgradeRead More

ST Engineering unveils anti-microbial coating solution to meet aviation requirements

ST Engineering has launched for the first time an anti-microbial coating solution with fusion resonance technology that fully meets aviation requirements. The solution called Plasma ResoShield is able to neutralize pathogens before they land on surfaces. The innovative neutralizing capacity of this solution promises high-impact protection lasting up to a year upon application. This solutionRead More

JSSI appoints Serdar Tamer as director of business development for Turkey, Greece and India

Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) has appointed Serdar Tamer as director of business development for Turkey, Greece and India. Tamer has over two decades of sales and financial management experience, including senior roles within the aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industries. At JSSI, he will be based in Istanbul and responsible for managingRead More

Germany to upgrade its aging Patriot fleet for next-generation air defense system

The German Defense Ministry has shelved plans for a next-generation air defense system, instead investing in counter-drone technology and upgrades to the country’s aging Patriot fleet. The announcement comes after months of studying options between the costly Taktisches Luftverteidigungssystem, or TLVS, aimed at destroying sophisticated missiles and aircraft, and cheaper weapons for intercepting enemy drones.Read More

Raytheon to continue operating and maintaining US government’s ROTHR system

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will continue operating and maintaining the US government’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract. Originally developed to track long-range targets for aircraft and ships, ROTHR is now the primary detection system for border security and drug smuggling interdiction for the Joint InteragencyRead More

France & Italy to cooperate on a next-gen anti-air system development for new capabilities

France and Italy have announced they are cooperating on a new generation of the SAMP/T anti-air system they developed in the early years of this century to give it new capabilities. Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, and her Italian counterpart Lorenzo Guerini jointly welcomed the launch of the new program in March.Read More

Space Force to launch 5th Lockheed Martin satellite in May

A $1.6 billion Space Based Infrared System satellite arrived recently at Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The satellite, made by Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to launch in May on a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, the US Space Force announced in March. The geosynchronous SBIRS GEO-5 is the fifth satellite of the Space BasedRead More

FTA approves both CAA and EASA commercial pilot’s licenses and ratings

Brighton-based flight school FTA has been approved to train for both UK CAA and EASA commercial pilot’s licenses and ratings. “This will come as good news to UK-based students who are required to complete acclimatization flying and the IR skill test in an EU member state for the issue of an EASA license,” said aRead More

Commercial pilot flight training a turning point following the impact of Covid-19 (FlightLogger)

FlightLogger, a provider of management software for flight schools, believes commercial pilot flight training could be at a turning point following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since last autumn, FlightLogger has posted an update on the current state of pilot training based on fresh statistics from currently 118 pilot training organizations using the digitalRead More