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Preparing the way for return to global operations - Airbus Flight Training COVID taskforce

Airbus Flight Training dedicated COVID taskforce is proactively implementing measures to guide its customers and stakeholders through the crisis and to prepare them for the resumption of normal operations worldwide. To this end, the taskforce has recently rolled-out various measures throughout Airbus’s global training network, National Aviation Authorities and Airbus operators. As well...

The first autonomous free flight of VSR700 prototype

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This is a significant step in the programme following the first flight in November 2019 when the prototype was tethered to comply with regulatory requirements. To enable thi...

Daher HomeSafe emergency autoland system is certified on the TBM 940

Daher HomeSafe is certified on its TBM 940, authorizing the availability of this emergency autoland system that would automatically bring the aircraft to a runway touchdown if the pilot becomes incapacitated. HomeSafe received its approval from both the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness authorities.   ...

Safran contributes to 2020 Boeing ecoDemonstrator with new landing gear noise reduction technology

Safran Landing Systems is accelerating innovation in landing gear noise attenuation as part of Boeing’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator. This program utilizes commercial aircraft to test technologies that can make aviation safer and more sustainable now and into the future. Safran Landing Systems' selection underlines its high level of expertise in landing gear integration and noise reduction...

VoltAero & KinectAir to develop clean, on-demand regional flight services with the Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft

The creation of a regional air mobility ecosystem for VoltAero’s new Cassio hybrid-electric airplane has taken an important step forward through the French company’s collaboration with U.S.-based KinectAir, which is developing a flexible on-demand flight network utilizing an artificial intelligence-enabled smartphone application. This cooperation foresees Cassio aircraft integrate...

Despite pandemic complications, on track for first flight - Dassault Falcon 6X

Dassault Aviation is making steady progress toward an early 2021 planned first flight for its latest and roomiest aircraft, the Falcon 6X, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus epidemic.  “Bringing the Falcon 6X to market on schedule is a top priority for the company. Our planning and production staff have been diligent and resourceful in adapting procedures to new sanitary gui...

Ascendance Flight Technologies develops new air mobility

Vertical takeoff and landing, hybrid propulsion, autonomy and safety: with its ATEA aircraft, Ascendance Flight Technologies is launched in the race towards the mobility of tomorrow. Now based in Toulouse, the start-up created in 2018 continues to develop its hybrid electric-vertical takeoff plane in the heart of the European aeronautical capital. A project whose ambitions and technological choice...

Liebherr earns spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

Liebherr-Aerospace announced it has earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program. The program recognizes and rewards consistently high performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes suppliers and gives them an opportunity to increase their business with Boeing. Liebherr supplies Boeing with major systems and components for various aircraft programs: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenbe...

Thinking outside the box - new normal in business aviation - Jetcraft

Post Covid in business aviation, what is going on and how companies are thinking and acting outside the box? Here is a fresh example - Jetcraft has set up a kiosk at Nice Airport this summer, bringing ownership opportunities directly to those holidaying on the Côte d'Azur. The move follows months of high demand from potential aircraft buyers, who have decided to make...

INTEGRAL R - successful first public flight for new generation, twin-seater French aircraft

Designed and developed by AURA AERO, a young Toulouse-based company, the new INTEGRAL R aircraft successfully performed its first public flight today, departing from Toulouse-Francazal airport. The aircraft had already performed its maiden technical flight on June 22. The aircraft, registered F-WJMK, took off at 15:30 local time, for a one hour long flight, during which te...

Airbus Helicopters H160 receives EASA approval

Airbus Helicopters multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a new chapter for the programme. The company is expecting FAA certification to follow shortly prior to first delivery to an undisclosed US customer later this year.  “The successful completion of the H160 Type Certificate is...

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support contract with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency to support 276 NH90 engines owned by Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in Germany and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency. The RTM322 engines will be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package under NAHEMA management. This NH90...