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A plan for recovery in 2021 and beyond - ATR

ATR is determined to emerge stronger from the COVID crisis by strengthening its global presence in the next decade and by continuing to offer the most sustainable and modern option for regional air travel. In 2020, ATR was quick to react to the circumstances by supporting its customers with rapid freight conversion solutions, sanitary tutorials as well as storage and maintenance instructions. T...

Falcon 6X Maiden Flight dedicated to Olivier Dassault

Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X has successfully completed its first flight as planned in the first quarter of 2021, demonstrating the maturity of the program and opening the test campaign for certification. “Today’s flight is another milestone in Dassault history, made all the more satisfying by the remarkable efforts of the entire Dassault organization and its partners over the challe...

Dassault Aviation trusts Sabena technics with ATL2 modernization

Sabena technics has welcomed a first ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft, as part of the program designed to modernize the aircraft’s combat system to standard 6. The contract for the upgraded (standard 6) ATL2 combat system was awarded to Dassault Aviation and Thales (co-contractors) by the defense procurement agency DGA in October 2013. The program covers a fleet of eighteen aircraft, eleven...

The industrialization of electric aircraft and low-carbon aviation: AURA AERO & VERKOR

AURA AERO, whose ambition is to industrialize disruptive technologies for the aviation of tomorrow, has just signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with VERKOR, a brand new company developing battery cells for electric vehicles. Through this collaboration, AURA AERO will be able to develop its range of electric aircraft and thus reach a new stage in the creation of a low-carbon aviation. Based ne...

Resilient sales and deliveries - Daher Kodiak and TBM turboprop-powered aircraft

Daher Aircraft Division announced its 2020 business activity, with the deliveries of 53 aircraft from the Kodiak and TBM single-engine turboprop product lines, as well as orders for another 50 of these aircraft to be delivered in 2021. Last year’s deliveries were led by the TBM 940 and TBM 910, with 42 provided primarily to pilot-owners. The majority of TBMs were for North American c...

Aerofutur in France chooses the ALSIM ALX

The ATO Aerofutur, located at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains in the South West of France, has recently purchased an ALSIM ALX simulator to enhance its training. The ALSIM ALX 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 and approved for ATPL, CPL, APS/MCC i...

First for the nuclear industry use of an autonomous surveillance drone

Azur Drones developed Skeyetech system to secure sensitive sites. After many deployments in ports, the Oil & Gas, Energy and Defence sectors, now Orano, the world leader in the recycling of used nuclear fuel from reactors worldwide, has called on Azur Drones to test the Skeyetech solution. Protecting the population and the environment, an absolute priority for Orano Monitored and se...

Call for expressions of interest for the hydrogen branch in airports

Paris region, Groupe ADP, Air France-KLM and Airbus are launching a call for expressions of interest to explore the opportunities generated by hydrogen in Paris airports with the aim to decarbonize air transport activities. This worldwide call for expressions of interest complies with the French government’s energy transition strategy and supported by the European Commission, which stri...

Daher welcomes the order of 4 TBM 940s by the DGA Flight tests

Daher welcomes the announcement by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces of a framework agreement for the acquisition of 4 TBM 940s and associated services.  These TBM 940s will be delivered from summer 2021 and will replace DGA Flight Tests (DGA EV) TBM 700s.Commissioned in 1992, these TBM 700s are used daily to support flight tests (safety sup...

AURA AERO announces the closing of its Series A funding

AURA AERO, the new digital and eco-efficient aeronautical manufacturer, whose aim is to become a major actor of tomorrow’s aviation, has just closed a hybrid fundraising, and announces the participation, as from this month, of Innovacom, an independant venture capital firm specializing in digital technology.This operation will enable AURA AERO to close its series A funding group, corres...

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power Air France A220 fleet

Pratt & Whitney announced that Air France-KLM Group has finalized an order for more than 120 GTF engines to power a fleet of 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. These engines will be supported by Pratt & Whitney through a long-term comprehensive service agreement, with engine maintenance planned to be carried out by AFI KLM E&M.The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in Sept...

EHang won UAM call from Paris Region to lead in the setup of a new transport ecosystem

EHang has been selected as a key member of the Re.Invent Air Mobility initiative out of 150 applications from 25 countries to build the future urban air mobility ecosystem in the capital Paris region of France, in prospect of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  There are partners from vehicle development, ground infrastructure to airspace integration and operations, in...