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France’s air navigation services provider to support Inmarsat air traffic modernisation programme

Inmarsat announced that DSNA, France’s Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP), has signed an agreement to join a consortium of European ANSPs supporting the modernisation of air traffic management (ATM) over Europe through the Iris programme. In partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), Inmarsat is leading the Iris programme to deliver significant benefits to airlines and AN...

Leading Business Jet Industry in Product Support -Dassault Aviation

 The multi-year effort to establish a level of customer service second to none in the business jet sector of Dassault Aviation are finally awarded with top position in two of the business aviation industry’s leading gauges of customer satisfaction, product support surveys. After several straight second and third place finishes, Dassault was voted #1 overall in the AIN survey a...

First AirAsia A330neo delivered

Congratulations AirAsia! Its first A330neo aircraft is delivered! , The aircraftto  be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year. With its enhanced economics, the A330neo will bring a step-change in fuel efficiency for AirAsia&rsq...

60 A220 aircraft goes.... to Air France-KLM

The Air France–KLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industry’s most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. These A220s are intended to be operated by Air France.  “The acquis...

First Aer Lingus A321LR delivered

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first of eight A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate the type. The aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC: NYSE: AL) is powered by Leap CFM engines and configured in a two class layout with 16 business and 168 economy seats. The Dublin based carrier will deploy...

AVIALPES selects ALSIM and buys an AL250 flight simulator

Avialpes, a French flight training school located in Metz-Tessy decided to purchase an ALSIM AL250 flight simulator. The ALSIM AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training. The device meets all current regulatory standards and responds to training requirements of smaller and mid-sized ATOs, flight schools, and...

Next Generation Enterprise Platform: 3DEXPERIENCE for All Programs

Did you ever ask yourself what are 3DEXPERIENCE platform capabilities? Dassault Systèmes gives you an answeer.  They are is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to design, develop and produce, as well as manage its value chain for all programs including a new one to continuously innovate and expand the existing Falcon range of business jets.  The company can fully contro...

Is biomimicry important for future aircraft design?

To discuss the latest conceptual airliner of Airbus we would need first go back in history, some centuries back... The desire of human been to fly, first steps and first disapointments... A man still watching birds flying searching for answers how to fly like they do... All that time, in fact,  it was biomimicry ... During Royal International Air Tattoo air show,  Airbus has unve...

Civil Aviation Academy of Kazakhstan chooses ALSIM ALX

The Civil Aviation Academy of Kazakhstan, a valued long-term Alsim customer who has already been operating an ALSIM AL200MCC for several years, recently decided to purchase an ALSIM ALX simulator. The ALSIM ALX FSTD provides up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jets (generic B737/A320). The device is designed an...

First ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

A new customer in the Philippines ordered ACH160, becoming the launching customer for this model inthe Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago.  Equipped with Blue Edge blades and a new canted Fenestron rotor, the ACH160 sets a new benchmark in corporate transportation with a blend of innovative techno...

Airbus A330 MRTT rating approval acquired by Sabena technics

European Military Aviation Requirements and  the DSAé granted leading French independent MRO provider Sabena technics the approval to perform base maintenance operations on the Airbus A330 MRTT. With this approval, the company is now able to deliver its quality, customized and cost effective airframe solutions to military operators in its dedicated maintenance facilit...

New aircraft carbon brake plant will be built near Lyon by Safran

Philippe Petitcolin, Chief Executive Officer of Safran, announced the construction of a new aircraft carbon brake plant in Feyzin, near Lyon, in a ceremony attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Safran. This new plant will strengthen the production capacity of Safran Landing Systems, the Group's landing and braking system special...