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August 28, 2020

Yahsat signs contract with Airbus to build Thuraya’s next generation system

Airbus has been selected by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE’s leading global satellite operator, to build Thuraya 4-NGS, the next generation mobile telecommunications system that will drive the continued advancement of Thuraya’s L-band business. Thuraya 4-NGS will deliver higher capabilities and flexibility while increasing capacity and coverage across Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, enabling next generation mobility solutions for all customer segments, including defense, government and enterprise.

This is a major milestone in Yahsat’s commitment towards transforming Thuraya and rolling out its next-generation system, which [...]

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August 27, 2020

Safe Restart of Aviation and Connectivity Crucial for Africa’s Recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for harmonized adoption across Africa of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-Off guidance for safe operations amid the COVID-19 crisis. Safely re-establishing the continent’s air connectivity is essential to re-building battered economies. IATA also urged African governments to take a giant step forward in connecting Africa by accelerating the implementation of the Single Africa Air Transport Market (SAATM) to further boost the post-COVID economic recovery.

“The top and immediate priority for aviation in Africa is implementing ICAO’s Take-off guidance. That is the key  to removing [...]

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August 8, 2020

Airbus Foundation, Viva Aerobus and Volaris support COVID-19 relief efforts in Mexico

The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with Aviation Sans Frontières and Mexican airlines Viva Aerobus and Volaris, have joined forces to transport and donate 336,000 surgical masks and 6,560 face shields to the Mexican Red Cross. The highly- demanded Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will help support Mexico’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 in Mexico. 

The Airbus Foundation, Viva Aerobus and Aviation Sans Frontières, will transport surgical masks to be donated to the Red Cross in the Mexican state of Nuevo León. Volaris, the Airbus Foundation and Aviation Sans Frontières will transport surgical masks and face shields to be donated to the Mexican Red Cross in [...]

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August 5, 2020

Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360 – the new flagship of the best-selling turboprop family

 Textron Aviation ushers in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected to begin in the Fall of 2020.

The Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

“The Beechcraft King Air 360 builds on decades of renowned versatility and reliability in the King Air family, and this upgrade further elevates it with the [...]

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