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Carbon-neutral aircraft: Liebherr-Aerospace installs hydrogen test bench in its test center in Toulouse

Developing the decarbonized aircraft of the future is a priority shared throughout the aviation industry. Among the solutions being considered, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse is working on systems and equipment to reduce fuel consumption and to contribute to more carbon-neutral aircraft. An emblematic project consists of using a hydrogen fuel cell power source to generate sufficient electrical p...

Dassault Falcon 10X interior receives another prestigious product design award

The latest addition of Dassault Aviation large-cabin business jet family, the ultra long-range Falcon 10X, received the Chicago Athenaeum award for Good Design. The award, bestowed by the Chicago-based Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is the second in the past year to be received for the 10X's inn...

The brand new ELISA AEROSPACE campus in Bordeaux welcomes its students

Just one year after the laying of the foundation stone, ELISA AEROSPACE, School of Aeronautics, Space, Technologies of the Future and Transport of the Future, welcomed on January 3rd in its new premises - a building of 5,600 m2 - more than 260 students evolving in two training courses: Engineers (in 5 years) and Assistant Engineer "Bachelor Sciences and Techniques - Transport Industry" (...

Sabena technics and Thales to upgrade CN-235 aircraft for French Air and Space Force

As part of the modernisation of France’s military air assets, the consortium formed by Sabena technics and Thales has been notified by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to upgrade the avionics on the CN-235 aircraft operated by the French Air and Space Force. The consortium formed by Sabena technics and Thales has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the French Air and...

New Sabena technics subsidiary BGC in Toulouse-Blagnac takes off

Sabena technics is pursuing its development by integrating into its group the Fleet Management & CAMO, Powerplant & APU Borescope, Aircraft Modifications, and Flight Ops & OCC activities previously operated within Aéroconseil AKKODIS. This new subsidiary, located in Blagnac and managed by Francesco Aucelli, has a staff of almost 200 experts based in France, Singapore, Dubai...

H3 Dynamics announces hydrogen production, storage and filling stations for long-range hydrogen drones & UAVs

H3 Dynamics announced the global launch of H2FIELD-1, a new hydrogen station capable of producing hydrogen in the field for unmanned aerial vehicles of all shapes, sizes and configurations. Now hydrogen-powered airships, multi-rotors, vertical take-off and landing UAS and various fixed wing systems will be able to benefit from 24/7 hydrogen supply anywhere, anytime. Taras Wankewy...

H3 Dynamics adds hydrogen-electric propulsion to unmanned airships built in France by HyLight

H3 Dynamics and HyLight have joined forces to bring new long range, sustainable and quiet unmanned airships to a range of commercial applications. Traditionally, airships use combustion engines for their propulsion power. With new hydrogen propulsion system developments at H3 Dynamics, HyLight’s new breed of airships will now offer long-range zero emission flight and open a whole new ca...

A brand new FBO to open at Nice Airport - DC Aviation G-OPS

In a very near future, January 2023, a brand new FBO at Nice Airport will be opened by DC Aviation G-OPS.  The new FBO is committed to delivering a complete range of VIP handling services backed by the dedication, professionalism, and experience of the DC Aviation G-OPS team. The FBO is in an excellent location, which helps to optimize operations and support services. It includ...

AURA AERO launches the glider tow-plane version of INTEGRAL E

AURA AERO, a pioneer in decarbonized aviation, has signed a partnership agreement with the French Gliding Federation, who confirms its intention to buy one INTEGRAL E, in its tricycle version. The aim of the FFVP is to use this aircraft daily as a glider tow-plane within a gliding club. This new aircraft, from the INTEGRAL range, will be the first French electric tow-pl...

Airbus reveals hydrogen-powered zero-emission engine

Airbus has revealed that it is developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine. The propulsion system is being considered as one of the potential solutions to equip its zero-emission aircraft that will enter service by 2035.  Airbus will start ground and flight testing this fuel cell engine architecture onboard its ZEROe demonstrator aircraft towards the middle of the decade. The A380 MSN1 fli...

Decarbonized aviation - AURA AERO joins the Steering Committee of AZEA

In the frame of the acceleration of the fight against climate change, the European Union launched, in June 2021, the “Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation” (AZEA), an initiative calling on the air transport sector to act jointly in order to prepare the entry into service of the aircraft of tomorrow and reach carbon neutrality by 2050. As a pioneer in decarbonized aviation, AURA AERO,...

Airbus and Renault Group to advance research on electrification

Airbus and Renault Group signed a research and development agreement which aims at enhancing transversalities and synergies to accelerate both companies’ electrification roadmaps, improving their respective range of products. This partnership will help Airbus mature technologies associated with future hybrid-electric aircraft and will be detailed at the Airbus Summit taking place 30 Nov...