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Welcome Aubusson - the 10th Airbus A350 of Air France

Air France took delivery of its 10th Airbus A350-900. The aircraft, registration F-HTYK, rolled off the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse and took off for Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will operate on the airline's long-haul routes. The front of the fuselage bears the name 'Aubusson', named after the town in the Creuse region of France, whose tapestries are famous throughout the...

Daher Kodiak and TBM turboprop aircraft are showcased at France Air Expo

Daher will have a high-profile presence at this week’s France Air Expo – the only major general aviation show organized in Europe during 2021 – exhibiting the TBM and Kodiak turboprop product lines, as well as joining with its authorized European distributors: Rheinland Air Service for Germany and Austria; and Flying Smart for the UK and Ireland. Being held June 17-19 at Lyon-...

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H145s for emergency medical services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three H145s already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will be deployed for EMS missions in Belgium. SAF CEO Tristan Serretta says: “Introducin...

Ascendance Flight Technologies reaches new milestone

Ascendance Flight Technologies has opted for hybridization for its cutting-edge propulsion system and vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL). An ambitious model, developed by this “Cleantech” gem that aspires to the rapid decarbonization of aviation. The Toulouse-based startup is announcing the constitution of a high-level board made up of Jean-Paul Herteman, Jean-Christophe Kugl...

AELIS Group signs a Letter of Intent with AURA AERO for the purchase of 10 INTEGRAL E

AELIS Group, the aviation financing and leasing specialist, has just signed a Letter of Intent for the purchase of ten INTEGRAL E aircraft and an optional ten extra aircraft. Headquartered in Slovakia, AELIS Group offers investment solutions across the world for aircraft owners, operators and investors. AELIS Group has developed a recognized expertise in regional and business aviation. T...

French aeronautical players to fly 100 percent alternative fuel on single aisle aircraft end of 2021

Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, ONERA and Ministry of Transport are jointly launching an in-flight study, at the end of 2021, to analyse the compatibility of unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with single-aisle aircraft and commercial aircraft engine and fuel systems, as well as with helicopter engines. This flight will be made with the support of the “Plan de relance aérona...

Time for a different approach - The Airliner

ALSIM, a premium class French company engaged in design, development and production of state-of-the-art simulators and flight training systems, presents its most innovative device to date. The company has combined its 27 years of experience and the best of its technology to create a unique jet simulator fully designed for MCC and APS MCC training. The ALSIM Airliner has been primarily and entir...

The first long-haul flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced in France

Air France-KLM, Total, Groupe ADP and Airbus have joined forces to carry out the first long-haul flight powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)[1] produced in France. On 18th May, Air France Flight 342 took off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport's Terminal 2E for Montreal with its tanks filled for the first time with sustainable aviation fuel produced in Tota...

Châteauroux-Villers flying club becomes a new customer for AURA AERO

Driven by its president Bruno Barraud, Châteauroux-Villers flying club has just placed an order with AURA AERO for an INTEGRAL R, which will be delivered by end 2021. The first aircraft of the INTEGRAL family performed its maiden flight in June 2020 and has just entered into serial production, with the objective of delivering to its customers (Midi-Pyrénées Voltige, Dijon Vo...

ACJ at EBACE Connect 2021 - order for the ACJ319neo & partnership with Latécoère

Airbus Corporate Jets has won an additional ACJ319neo order with an undisclosed customer, highlighting the market appeal for this aircraft that offers a unique flying experience with its spacious cabin and intercontinental range. The ACJ319neo will be equipped with CFM International's LEAP-1A engines. 12 ACJ320neo Family customers have now placed a total of 16 orders including six AC...

Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

New facility will provide A321 industrial capability to support market recovery and demand. Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. This will provide Airbus with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand. The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final...

VoltAero Cassio will be presented to the public for the first time at the France Air Expo

VoltAero has chosen the France Air Expo trade fair to present, for the first time to the public, its Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft. VoltAero is developing a family of hybrid electric aircraft for uses that include commercial flights on point-to-point regional routes, air taxi / charter operations performed by regional airlines, deployment in various utility category applications, but also for...