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Air Austral entrusts AFI KLM E&M with the support of its Airbus A220 components

While Air France has received the first of its 60 Airbus A220 aircraft at the end of September, Air Austral, the airline based in Reunion Island, is the first to benefit from AFI KLM E&M's component support for this new aircraft type. AFI KLM E&M and Air Austral recently signed an agreement to provide component support for the airline's fleet of three A220 aircraft. The terms...

Strategic partnership and LOI 200 ERA - Amedeo & Aura Aero

Future of electric aviation - a new strategic partnership just announced between Amedeo and AURA AERO, as well as LOI for the purchase 200 Electric Regional Aircraft. AURA AERO has created a clean sheet design while integrating new technologies as well as existing technologies such as fly by wire and is driving digital efficiencies to build revolutionary momentum in creating an electr...

A single brand for all landing and braking system support services - Landing Life

A single brand was designed to promote and clarify  full range of Safran Landing Systems customer support services for landing gears, wheels, brakes and associated systems. Welcome  Landing Life! All of these services have been grouped in a user-friendly customer portal. Addressing operators, maintenance centers and leasing companies, Landing Life was d...

Contemporary style, latest technology, comfort and productivity - Dassault Falcon 8X

Let's take time to discover new, enhanced interior design of Dassault Falcon 8X. The design intended to provide added comfort and ergonomics on its aircraft. The redesign builds on Falcon traditions of elegance, style, craftsmanship and maximizing passenger productivity.  As Mr.Eric Trappier said:“The upgrade incorporates the latest cabin technology and contemporary stylistic t...

Decarbonization of air transportation: Nice-Paris flight fueled with 30% SAF

Air France, TotalEnergies, the Metropole and the Airport of Nice Côte d’Azur have joined forces to operate a flight fueled with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The SAF-fueled flight took place during the Nice Transition Days, an international festival celebrating ecological innovations lasting until October 3, 2021, hosted by and organized by the Métropole of Nice-C&o...

Welcome ATR cutting-edge customer experience studio

ATR inaugurated its brand new innovative Customer Experience Studio at its headquarters in France, in the presence of local officials. Equipped with seven cameras, a high-performance sound system, touch screens and virtual reality devices, the ATR Customer Experience Studio is the first of its kind in the aeronautical industry. Through a series of interactive digital experiences, this full...

Five year GMA extension - ATR & Air Calédonie

ATR and Air Calédonie announced a five year extension of their Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). The contract will cover Pool and Repair for Line Replaceable Units for the airline’s four ATR 72-600 aircraft. This extension will also see additional Line Replaceable Units P/N and Propeller Services added into the contract. Air Calédonie uses its ATR aircraft to provide essentia...

Safran & TotalEnergies strategic partnership to accelerate the decarbonization of the aviation

Safran and TotalEnergies have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly develop technical and commercial solutions for the decarbonization of the aviation industry. In line with the ambition of both companies to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, this major partnership aims to accelerate the reduction of the CO2 emissions of the aviation industry. Sustainable aviation f...

The engine back-up system - Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests

Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future hybridised propulsion system for light helicopters while delivering concrete flight safety improvements in the short term. The campaign’s main target is to enhance flight safety of single engin...

The next generation of CityAirbus - safe, sustainable, and fully integrated UAM solution

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely design...

First Air France Airbus A320 refitted with Safran ECOS shelf bins

The first Air France A320 retrofitted with Safran Cabin ECOS Shelf Bins and installed by Air France Industries in July 2021, returns to service with success. The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Space" shelf bins offer up to 60% more storage capacity. The new luggage compartments are equipped with easy to reach doors that do not encroach into the cabin aisle and provide a lower shelf height...

Daher operational support contract for TBM has a 7 year renewal by the French Ministry for the Armed Forces

Daher announced that its full operational support contract for TBM 700 very fast turboprop aircraft operated under responsibility of the French Ministry for the Armed Forces is extended by seven years. This ministry is a Daher reference customer, using the company’s aircraft in liaison and training missions as well as for services covering aircraft and helicopter maintenance and logistics...