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Essential news for 27 Sep 2021

Decarbonisation ambition - Airbus launches extra high performance wing demonstrator

Airbus has launched an extra-performing wing demonstrator project focused on accelerating and validating technologies that will improve and optimise wing aerodynamics and performance for any future aircraft. This scaled demonstrator will integrate and fly breakthrough wing technologies on a Cessna Citation VII business jet platform in representative flight conditions. The applications of the extra...

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Global EHang long-range VT-30 AAV debut before Zhuhai Airshow

EHang announced that its long-range dual-seat passenger-grade AAV VT-30 made its global debut at the unveiling ceremony and exhibition at the Jiuzhou Airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, before the upcoming 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The VT-30, officially released this year in May, is the first in EHang’s product suite that is designed for inter-cit...

Safran & TotalEnergies strategic partnership to accelerate the decarbonization of the aviation

Safran and TotalEnergies have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly develop technical and commercial solutions for the decarbonization of the aviation industry. In line with the ambition of both companies to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, this major partnership aims to accelerate the reduction of the CO2 emissions of the aviation industry. Sustainable aviation f...

New Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating Program - BAA Training

BAA Training launches a new Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating program, fully authorized by the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA). The program delivered in BAA Training Spain’s training facilities encompasses theoretical knowledge instruction and training in the brand new full flight simulator (FFS) Boeing 737 MAX that is expected to be ready for training (RFT) in October 2021. Arunas Miezanskas,...