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AURA AERO launches its first European crowdfunding campaign

AURA AERO is launching its first European crowdfunding campaign, via Crowdcube, in parallel with its main fundraising. This possibility to invest, even if modestly, is open to all, and will enable French and European subscribers to support the development of the company, while giving AURA AERO the opportunity to not only raise new funds, but also rally a community around its collective and human a...

AURA AERO and Airbus Protect join forces for certification of future regional hybrid electric aircraft

AURA AERO and Airbus Protect signed a cooperation agreement in view of the certification of ERA, the next regional transport 19-seater hybrid-electric aircraft developed by AURA AERO. Both companies will share their respective expertise and collaborate on safety, cybersecurity and sustainability aspects of the ERA programme and its production means. This partnership aims to support a smooth and se...

Embraer and Eve sign MoU with Groupe ADP aiming to strengthen operations at Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Eve Air Mobility and Groupe ADP signed a MoU which focuses on innovation and sustainable development, aiming to prepare the future of low-carbon aviation in and around the Airport of Paris-Le-Bourget, strengthening Embraer's operations and its facility at Paris-Le Bourget airport. This MoU covers the creation of new capabilities to enhance Embraer aircraft maintenance...

Groupe ADP increases its support for the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels by investing in LanzaJet

After being the first airport operator in Europe to offer a permanent dual SAF offer at Paris-Le Bourget airport and then being the first airport industry player to invest in an investment fund dedicated to SAF development (United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight FundSM 3), the Groupe ADP is continuing its initiatives by investing in LanzaJet to enhance the production and deployment...

SAF production in France: Haffner Energy announces new strategic project

Paris-Vatry SAF is a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel production project led by Haffner Energy. This facility is designed to meet the exponential demand for the decarbonization of air transport. Developed in collaboration with multiple public and private partners, Paris-Vatry SAF will be located at Paris-Vatry airport, in the Grand-Est Region. The biofuel will be produced using Haffner Energy&nb...

Lilium in advanced discussions with French government to expand industrial footprint with high-volume facilities in France

Lilium confirmed that it is in advanced discussions with the French government on plans to expand its high-volume production capacity with an industrial footprint in France and on potential government subsidies and loan guarantees. This follows a French government announcement of the talks at t...

Airbus Helicopters to support Sécurité Civile and Gendarmerie Nationale helicopter fleet

Airbus Helicopters and Babcock have been awarded a contract to support 48 EC145s operated by the French Ministry of Interior. The 12 year contract that starts this year was signed with the Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique, the organisation in charge of maintenance for aircraft operated by the French government.The contract covers the 33 EC145s operated by the Sécurité...

Piper Aircraft announced approved service center in France

Troyes Aviation appointed as the Approved Piper Service Center in France by Piper Aircraft and Flying Smart Aero. Founded in 1973 by Françoise Horiot and transferred to new ownership in 2023, Troyes Aviation is a fully-owned subsidiary of JGH SAS and the sister Company of JG AVIATION, the Authorized Pilatus Service Centre for France. Over the past 50 years, Troyes Aviation has...

AURA AERO got EASA ‘Permit to fly’ for its two-seater INTEGRAL E electric aircraft

AURA AERO got EASA “Approval for Flight Conditions for Permit to Fly” for INTEGRAL E, prequel to the first flight of the electric two-seater, the third aircraft in the INTEGRAL family. Thanks to this document French Civil Aviation Authority can now deliver the authorization for this new aircraft to begin its flight test campaign in the coming weeks.&n...

VoltAero initiates certification testing for the electric-hybrid powertrain to equip its Cassio 330 aircraft

VoltAero has begun certification testing for the electric-hybrid powertrain to equip its Cassio 330 aircraft. Installed on a ground-based test bench, this powertrain integrates the key elements for series production Cassio 330s: Safran Electrical & Power ENGINeUS 100 smart electric motor; and Kawasaki’s four-cylinder high-performance thermal engine derived from the ic...

Elixir Aircraft moves forward with European ATOs

At Aero Friedrichshafen Elixir Aircraft stand was more than popular among Approved Training Organizations from around the world. The requirement for new 4th generation aircraft is confirmed, low operating costs, high levels of safety and versatility. The reason is quite simpke - older generation aircraft becoming extremely costly to purchase, operate and maintain.  El...

New Michelin Pilot tire has just seen its certification recognized by EASA

With increased performance in take-off and landing, and in terms of lifespan, the new Michelin Pilot tire has established performance standards never-before achieved in the General Aviation category. After its approval by the FAA on November 16, 2023, the Michelin Pilot has seen this certification recognized by the EASA.   A structure with exceptional durabili...