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Eight day cargo conversion: Dassault Falcon Service of a Falcon 900B

Dassault Falcon Service recently completed the conversion of a Falcon 900B from passenger configuration to full cargo in record time. The conversion, involving a company-owned aircraft, took eight days from reception of the order toapproval by French Civil Aviation authorities, granted under a fast-track exemption. The project entailed stripping passenger seats and furnishings and installin...

Improvement of passengers comfort and protection - meet Safran innovations

The post-Covid-19 travel environment, there are so many questions, airlines, manufacturers, institutions, passengers. Sanitary measure, empty middle seat... Commercial aviation is changing and there is a place for innovations. Safran Seats is proud to offer a new portfolio of devices to fit the post-Covid-19 travel environment such as Interspace, Travel Safe by Safran Seats and C...

Luxaviation Group acquires VIP terminal at Paris-Le Bourget

First big news in post corona crisis business aviation - the acquisition of the prestigious Paris- Le Bourget VIP Terminal by Luxaviation Group from Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA) Group and handled by its Sky Valet France company. With this acquisition of the VIP Terminal FBO, Luxaviation Group demonstrates its leadership in business aviation notwithstandi...

Safran reports on business developments of first months of 2020

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Safran met behind closed doors at the Company's head office, under the chairmanship of Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting was broadcast live on Safran's website and relayed via conference call. Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Monique Cohen, Chair of the Appointments an...

Aeroclub de Versailles has chosen the Sonaca 200

As part of its fleet renewal, the Aeroclub de Versailles, which is located at the Saint-Cyr-L'école (LFPZ) aerodrome, has selected the Sonaca 200. Following a comparative study, the Aeroclub chose Sonaca Aircraft's two-seater single-engine aircraft. "We were looking for a sound, robust and demonstrative aircraft to train our pilots. The aircraft’s technical specificati...

Unused seats, what to do - meet the PlanBay, the removable separation kit concept

People have totally different reactions during a crisis time. Corona isolation and stayathome months had very different impact on professionals of all kinds. Some of them becomes creative and are using the time to create, to reinvent, to find solutions. Aviation has been hit hard, now when a shy comeback, do you think it will be different due to the many restrictions and hygienic standards that...

Air France: temperature checks on departure and compulsory wearing of a mask

As from 11 May 2020 and to ensure the highest level of health and safety, Air France will progressively implement temperature checks on departure from all its flights. These systematic checks will be carried out with contactless infrared thermometers. A body temperature below 38°C will be required to travel. Customers whose temperature is higher than this may be denied boarding and their re...

New era in electric aviation: VoltAero production-version Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft

VoltAero today revealed the production configuration for its Cassio aircraft, which will revolutionize general aviation with a highly efficient, safe and optimized family of airplanes powered by the company’s hybrid-electric power module. Cassio utilizes VoltAero’s hybrid-electric power module in an aft fuselage “pusher” configuration, integrating a cluster of electric...

Revolution in safety - Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system for its TBM 940

With one single buttons the aircraft can land itself at the safest airport... They said it is magic, we say it i technology... 3 years of development program and finaly today Daher unveiled HomeSafe™ - an emergency system that automatically brings the airplane to a runway touchdown if the pilot becomes incapacitated. HomeSafe™ is for TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircra...

Disruptive biotechnology solutions for aviation security operations - Airbus & Koniku

Airbus and Koniku Inc. have made a significant step forward in the co-development of a solution for aircraft and airport security operations, by extending research activities to include biological hazard detection capabilities, as well as chemical and explosive threats.  The disruptive biotechnology solution, which was originally focused on the contactless and automated detection, tracking...

Airbus develops solution to use widebody aircraft for pure cargo operations during corona crisis

Airbus is developing a modification for A330 and A350 family aircraft which will enable airlines to install freight pallets directly onto the cabin floor seat tracks, after removal of the economy-class seats. This solution will help with the airlines’ own business continuity, and also alleviate the global shortage of ‘belly-freight’ air cargo capacity due to the widespread gro...

Safran: Adapting to an unprecedented situation

CEO Philippe Petitcolin commented: "Over the past year, Safran has successfully managed the impact of the 737MAX crisis. The situation we are facing today is of a different order of magnitude, although it remains difficult, at this point, to measure precisely its far-reaching consequences. The actions which my fellow managers and I have launched are timely, tailored to each particular s...