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Airbus Flight Academy Europe upgrades training fleet with Elixir Aircraft 100HP sustainable aircraft

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Airbus Flight Academy Europe upgrades training fleet with Elixir Aircraft 100HP sustainable aircraft - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Aircraft: Airplanes

Elixir Aircraft delivered the first batch of more fuel efficient, quieter Elixir training aircraft to Airbus Flight Academy Europe, as part of its sustainable development strategy. First four aircraft, out of a total of eight to be delivered, are equipped with a cockpit specially designed for the Airbus Flight Academy, including two Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, to prepare cadet pilots for the technologies in today's most advanced commercial aircraft.

Jean Longobardi, Airbus Flight Academy Europe CEO & Presiden, commented: “We are delighted to announce that, following the delivery of our very first Elixir aircraft, our cadets will now be flying this quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft during the first flight phases of their training. This is a first step towards the gradual modernisation of the training fleet to reduce the environmental impact of our academy." 

Along with this, Elixir Aircraft announced that these four aircrafts have all been delivered with the recently EASA certified full glass cockpit instrument panel. The new full glass cockpit option was designed specifically for the requirements of the likes of Airbus and all professional ATO’s / FTO’s globally.

Airbus Flight Academy Europe was established in 2006 to provide training facilities and services to support the initial, basic and advanced training of civil and military pilots. Airbus Flight Academy Europe has developed its own pilot training capabilities and has been delivering the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Pme since 2019. Located in Angoulême, south-west France, the training centre offers all the necessary training facilities and assets to provide the best training conditions for our cadets.

The Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme is open to high school graduates over 18 years old worldwide. Candidates will undergo online and on-site screening tests before being eligible for training which will include 800+ hours of ground school, and 200 hours of practical (flight and simulator) training. Around 80 cadets are trained at the Airbus Flight Academy Europe each year.

Elixir 100HP is the latest in safety, economy, and technology. Elixir Aircraft offers an aircraft that covers all the needs of a modern flight school while reducing carbon emissions by nearly 70% compared to other old generation aircraft. The standard flight training organization configuration includes a full Garmin avionics suite and are built to withstand the rigors of flight training. Standard safety equipment include: spin resistance; ballistic parachute, AoA indicator; double slotted electric flaps; explosion resistance fuel tank and Reinforced oleo-pneumatic landing gear and combined nose wheel, wide track and low center of gravity minimize bounced landings associated with loss of control accidents and runway excursions. The 912iS is powered by the low noise 100 hp Rotax offers with a fuel consumption of around three gallons per hour.


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