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French Navy selected Falcon 2000 Albatros

During a visit to the Dassault Aviation plant in Seclin, in northern France, the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, today announced the upcoming notification of a contract for the "Albatros" Maritime Surveillance and Intervention Aircraft (AVSIMAR) program, which will be based on the Dassault Aviation Falcon2000LXS. In accordance with the multiyear military spending bil...

Convertible ALSIM AL40/42 simulator now available

ALSIM announced the launch of the convertible simulator AL40/42. It combines two popular Diamond aircrafts, DA40 & DA42, in one device, bringing flexibility to flight schools. The device reproduces the Diamond specific interior cockpits and flight decks. Changing from the DA42 to the DA40 configuration is fast and easy and is performed by swapping only the dashboard and the middle co...

AURA AERO pursues its growth and takes over Air Menuiserie

AURA AERO, the first digital and eco-efficient aeronautical manufacturer, creator of the Integral R, the new generation 100% French twin-seater aircraft, pursues its growth and takes over this september the French aeronautical woodwork company Air Menuiserie. Created in 1998, Air Menuiserie, headquartered in Bernay, Normandy, specialises in repair, restoration and manufacturing of wood and wo...

Cannes Aviation Academy acquires second ALSIM AL42 simulator

The ATO Cannes Aviation Academy, located in the South of France, renews its confidence in ALSIM in acquiring a second simulator, an AL42. The AL42 is the exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using genuine aircraft parts and equipped with the latest real-world Garmin G1000 avionics suite. It also comes with latest generation visual system, GFC 700 autopilot and PBN/LPV capabilities. “...

Airbus Corporate Jets wins first six ACJ TwoTwenty orders

Airbus Corporate Jets has won its first orders for the ACJ TwoTwenty totalling six aircraft following its launch. While Comlux has revealed an order for two aircraft, four further jets were ordered by undisclosed customers. Entry into service of the first ACJ TwoTwenty by Comlux Aviation is targeted for early 2023. The new ACJ TwoTwenty will feature a high end VIP cabin interior, supported...

Airbus Corporate Jets launches ACJ TwoTwenty business jet

Airbus Corporate Jets has launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, creating a whole new market segment “The Xtra Large Bizjet.” This offer includes for the first time a flexible cabin catalogue, addressing the requirements of the heavy and long-range business jet categories. “We are proud to extend the ACJ product Family with the launch of the A...

Urban Air Mobility - a test area at Pontoise airfield

 In the current context of environmental transition in air transport, economic recovery, and urban densification, Paris region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group aim to develop an urban air mobility industry branch, with a focus on the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). The partners have therefore decided to bring together all the conditions to make the emergence of this new mode of t...

Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team around Ardiden 3TP with ITP Aero in Spain

Safran Helicopter Engines and the Spanish aero-engine company ITP Aero have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to cooperate on Ardiden 3TP, a turboprop engine suitable for European military applications – specifically the unmanned, training and transport sectors. The Spanish aero engine specialist strengthen the European team with Safran Helicopter Engines, and ZF Aviation Tech...

The Aéroclub de Camargue chooses the Sonaca 200

As part of the renewal of its fleet, the Aéroclub de Camargue has selected the Sonaca 200. “As an Airplane instructor, my choice fell on the Sonaca 200 because I found it very demonstrative, very flexible and precise in the functionality of the control surfaces, very pleasant to the controls but also because it has a very beautiful line. This choice was confirmed during the visit o...

Prestigious Interior Design Award goes to Falcon 6X

Falcon 6X recently won the prestigious International Yacht & Aviation Award for interior design, underscoring the unique level of comfort and spaciousness offered by the ultra-widebody twin. The 6X will set a new industry benchmark for cabin comfort, long-range performance and flying efficiency, with the largest cabin cross section of any purpose-built business jet. “This prestigious...

Welcome new ALSIM production facility in Le Loroux-Bottereau, near Nantes

ALSIM has opened a brand-new production site next to its historical factory, in Le Loroux-Bottereau, Nantes. To respond to growing demand of the market, the 26-year-experienced flight simulator manufacturer, has decided to expand its production capacities. Fully equipped with modern installation and in the aeronautical style, the building allows ALSIM to produce up to 10 simulators at the...

Millennium club goes bigger with the rollout of Daher TBM 1000th airplane

The 1,000th TBM very fast turboprop aircraft has rolled out from Daher’s Tarbes, France final assembly line, with this milestone airplane – a top-of-the-line TBM 940 version – destined for an owner/operator in the United States. Today’s achievement comes as the TBM maintains a solid market position in the entry-level turboprop and small jet category for the business av...