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ATR launches STOL ATR 42-600S aircraft

 ATR has received authorisation from its board of directors for the launch of the ATR 42-600S! With the ‘S’ representing STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing), this new version of the ATR 42-600 offers take-off and landing capabilities on runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board in standard flight conditions (*). This makes the ATR 42-600S the best performing...

Detect cyber threats - Thales and Airbus sign joint agreement

Airbus CyberSecurity and Thales have signed a partnership agreement to offer a unique solution against cyber attacks.  The solution will combine the file analysis system Orion Malware from Airbus CyberSecurity with Thales’s intrusion detection system Cybels Sensor, which obtained Security Visa from the French national cybersecurity agency (ANSSI) in April 2019. This cooperation...

Safran Efficient Cabin Open Space chosen by Air France for its Airbus A320 fleet

Air France is the first airline in the world to choose Safran Cabin's latest ECOS luggage compartments to equip its A320 and A321 single-aisle short and medium-haul aircraft. On its domestic and European network, Air France is continuing to improve its customers' travel experience by offering them more space to store their cabin luggage as from 2020.  The ECOS&nbs...

First Air France A350 XWB delivered!

Congratulations Air France on the delivery of it's first A350-900! The airraft is considered as the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christia...

Safran lays cornerstone for new research lab near Paris

Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Safran, and Jean-Paul Alary, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Landing Systems, today welcomed Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile de France region (greater Paris area), to lay the cornerstone for Safran Landing Systems’ new test laboratory, “ExceLAB” (Laboratory of Excellence). Located in Vélizy, south of Paris, the...

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters

The world’s largest superyacht and Airbus Helicopters...  Pecfect match to to provide the on-board helicopter for the REV Ocean research and expedition vessel! The research expedition vessel, which is 600ft (183m) long, is the flagship of Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Kjell Inge Røkke’s not-for-profit oceanic research foundation, REV Ocean. It wil...

Vision Systems partners Airbus Helicopters to develop RACER

Vision Systems takes part in Clean Sky 2 European research programme in partnership with Airbus Helicopters, to develop Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. Since its creation in 2005, Vision Systems has been producing different composite products for the aircraft industry using RTM and thermocompression processes (helicopter cyclic sticks, sun visor casings, window stiffeners,...

Helicopter on top of the Andes? Yes! The new Airbus H145

The highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, culminating at 6,962 metres (22,840 feet)? Yes, Aconcagua it is quite possible for the latest version of the H145! This is the first time a twin-engine helicopter has landed at this altitude, confirming the performance and the extensive flight envelope of the new H145. The conditions for this mission were extreme, du...

Liebherr-Aerospace to Overhaul Landing Gear Systems for Fuji Dream Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a long-term service agreement in Japan: The Original Equipment Manufacturer will cover the overhaul of the landing gear systems of the 10 Embraer E170 family aircraft from Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA). Fuji Dream Airlines, with its main bases in Shizuoka and Nagoya, is an independent regional Japanese carrier who started their operations in July 2009. Today they are o...

First Air Astana A321LR delivered

Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, Air Astana, has taken delivery of its first A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL). The A321LR will join Air Astana’s Airbus fleet of 18 Airbus aircraft (eight A320s, four A321s, three A320neo and three A321neo). Powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, Air Astana’s A321LR comprises 166 seats in a two-class configuration (16 B...

A dream team to design new turboprop for European unmanned applications

A team of industry leaders is formed in order to design new  turboprop engine for European unmanned applications. Who had formed the team -  Safran Helicopter Engines, ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH (ZFL) and MT-Propeller.  This 100% European turboprop will be derivated of Safran's Ardiden 3 and use technologies matured through its Tech TP technological demonstrator, whic...

Airspace Connected Experience: Pioneering Internet of Things in the aircraft cabin

Did you think about how fast the flying passenger connected experience is changing: improving, offering more opportunities and better services? Airbus A350-900 Flight Lab aircraft started in-flight trials of Internet of Things connected cabin technologies, as declared by manufacturer - to be shortly revealed to customers.Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufactur...