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ALSIM launches new AL40 flight training device

ALSIM announces the launch of their new AL40, an exact replica of a new Diamond DA40 NG. Developed specifically for flight training institutions, the high-fidelity simulator is built to Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 5 standards and contains the durable, reliable technology that ALSIM has become known for over the past 25 years.  The AL40 boasts an impressive list of genuine featu...

Airbus realises new supplies to support Europe fight against COVID-19

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems in support of the COVID-19 crisis efforts.  The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 undergoing conversion as Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), took off on 26 March at 19.15 local time (CET) from Airbus’ Getafe site ne...

Actions to adapt to the current crisis: Safran

The Board of Directors of Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) under the Chairmanship of Ross McInnes, met on March 26, 2020 to consider an action plan prepared by Executive Management in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. CEO Philippe Petitcolin commented: "In this critical period, our attention is focused on taking care of our employees and monitoring our customers and suppl...

Alpes Aero goes for Alsim AL250

ATO Alpes Aero, based in Annecy, France, has chosen an ALSIM AL250 training device. Valentin Goy, Pilot at Alpes Aero, explains why they have chosen the Alsim AL250: “We were looking for a simulator capable of meeting the new IFR PBN training requirements. The high-performance AL250 responds perfectly and its high level of image texture associated with panoramic screens fully meets the...

Three finalists selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) have selected three finalists for the 7th annual Airbus GEDC Diversity Award. This global award recognises successful initiatives that inspire students from all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. Launched by Airbus in 2012, the long-term goal of the award is to increase diversity amongst engineering professio...

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, Aquitaine Chimie Durable, Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l'Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the...

Create connections - Gillis Aerospace and Böllhoff Group

Gillis Aerospace has opened its capital to Böllhoff Group. With this cooperation, Böllhoff aims to further expand its presence in the aerospace market sector. “The Böllhoff Group has for nearly 70 years supplied proven products and reliability to fulfil the demands of the aerospace industry. This includes certifications as well as special material and surface coating know-how, alon...

Welcome to the family - Aeroflot took delivery of its first A350-900

With the delivery of its first A350-900, Aeroflot joined A350 operators family and became the launch operator of the latest generation widebody aircraft in Eastern Europe and CIS. Aeroflot’s A350-900 features a distinctive new livery embracing its almost 100 year heritage. Aeroflot has a total of 22 A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 126 aircraft (107 A320 F...

Dream Flyers invests in an Alsim ALX

Alsim ALX simulator has been selected by Dream Flyers, located in Barcelona, Spain. The ALSIM ALX provides single engine piston, twin engine piston and twin jets (generic B737/A320). The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC in compliance with all current regulatory standards. It has a proven track record for cost-effectiveness and helps save numerous aircraft hours.  &ldq...

New Safran CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

Safran Helicopter Engines celebrated the opening of CAP 2020, its new industrial campus in Tarnos, southwest France. Present were Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Ross McInnes, Safran Chairman, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO and Franck Saudo, President of Safran Helicopter Engines. Launched...

The first of nine TAROM ATR72-600 delivered

Congratulations TAROM!  The first of their nine  ATR 72-600 aircraftis delivered! With a brand new livery, this aircraft is the first of a leasing contract with leading regional aircraft lessor NAC, for nine ATR 72-600.TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market operations by using ATR aircraft – both ATR 42‑500 and ATR 72-500 – to compete with low co...

Green Africa signed an MoU for 50 Airbus A220s

An MoU was signed by Green Africa Airways for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent. Babawande Afolabi, Founder & CEO of Green Africa Airways said: “Together with Airbus, we are incredibly proud to announce the largest order ever for the A220 from the African continent. The...