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Smart Lander - ATR and Safran develop a groundbreaking service to analyse hard landings

ATR and Safran Landing Systems have developed ‘Smart Lander’, an innovative landing gear diagnostics service that uses state-of-the-art knowledge in data analysis to optimise the manufacturer’s response times in the event of hard landings, and enable aircraft to be quickly returned to service. This innovative service, the first of its kind in the aviation industry, r...

Air Corsica and CCI of Corsica announce the resume of Corsica-London flights

This Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Calvi Sainte Catherine airport, Luc BERENI, Chairman of the Air Corsica Management Board and Pierre NEGRETTI, Chairman of the Balagne Commission of the CCI of Corsica, accompanied by elected officials from the CCI and representatives of the Calvi Tourist Office, gathered to celebrate the resumption of flights between Calvi and the United Kingdom. Air Corsica had ope...

La Compagnie inaugurated its first New York Nice flight of the 2022 season on Saturday 7 May

La Compagnie inaugurated its first New York Nice flight of the 2022 season on Saturday 7 May. This flight departing from New York Newark last night arrived this morning at Nice Côte d'Azur airport and will leave for New York in stride.   Until September 27, 2022, La Compagnie will operate three flights per week on this route on board its new Airbus A321neo. This aircraft will...

TARMAC Aerosave inaugurates an engine shop in Tarbes

TARMAC Aerosave has announced the commissioning of its new engine shop in Tarbes. TARMAC Aerosave is presenting this new 59,200 sq ft installation at the MRO USA tradeshow, in Dallas from 26 to 28 April 2022. Engine line maintenance, dismantling and storage activities will be carried out in this new hangar. A fifth hangar in Tarbes The original site and headquarters of TARMAC A...

Safran renews MCO contract for French government helicopter engines for 10 years

Safran Helicopter Engines and the French Aerospace Maintenance Agency (DMAé, Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique) have renewed for 10 years their contract to maintain the French government's helicopter engines in operational condition. Designated Saturne (Soutien Avancé des Turbines de l’Etat), the contract ensures the availability and MRO (maintenance, repair a...

Nature-inspired wing demonstrator completes wind-tunnel tests

Airbus has completed wind-tunnel testing of its eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator in its quest to quickly test and accelerate new technologies that will decarbonise the aviation industry. The eXtra Performance Wing project, launched last September, takes inspiration from nature to improve wing aerodynamics and performance that is intended to be compatible with any future aircraft configurat...

Air France-KLM confirms order for four A350F

Air France-KLM has finalised its order with Airbus for four new generation A350F freighters, following the earlier commitment announced in December 2021. The freighters are destined to  increase Air France’s cargo capacity with the most efficient and sustainable cargo aircraft available in the market.  The A350F is based on the world's most modern long range leader, the...

Cirrus Aircraft opens new sales office in France

Cirrus Aircraft announced the establishment of Cirrus France, a new, dedicated regional sales office offering new and existing French customers an ideally located aircraft sales location. The office will be led by Cedric Dupont who has been appointed as Regional Sales Director of Cirrus France. Cirrus Aircraft is committed to the French general aviation market considering the rich aviation cult...

Safran to work with AURA AERO on the architecture and electric propulsion systems of the INTEGRAL and ERA aircraft

Safran Electrical & Power and AURA AERO announced an agreement to work together on the architecture and electric propulsion systems of two aircraft: the INTEGRAL E training aircraft and the Electric Regional Aircraft. Safran Electrical & Power will supply the propulsion system for the INTEGRAL E flight demonstrator (the electric version of the INTEGRAL). This is the aerobati...

First A380 powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel takes to the skies

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France at 08h43 on Friday 25 March. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% SAF.  27 tonnes of unblended SAF were provided by Total Energies for this flight. The SAF produced in...

The Sonaca 200 represented and marketed in France by ATA by Pelletier

In order to ensure the ramp-up of sales of the Sonaca 200 at European level, Sonaca Aircraft is developing a network of distributors. After signing a partnership contract with British European Aviation for England, Ireland and the Channel Islands and GB Aircraft for Poland, the manufacturer has just concluded an agreement with ATA by Pelletier for the French market. ATA by Pelletier, official a...

VSR700 autonomous take-off and landing capabilities tested at sea

Airbus Helicopters has begun trialing autonomous take-off and landing capabilities at sea for the VSR700, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) being developed in the frame of the Système de drone aérien de la Marine programme, conducted by the DGA for the French Navy. Trials were conducted using an optionally piloted vehicle based on a modified Guimbal Cabri G2 equipped with the...