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Airbus A330MRTT completes first 100% SAF test flight

Brize Norton, 18​ November 2022 – The Royal Air Force, Airbus and other industry partners have carried out the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight using an in-service A330MRTT military aircraft. It is also the first 100% SAF flight of any aircraft type carried out in UK airspace. An RAF Voyager — the military variant Leer másAirbus A330MRTT completes first 100% SAF test flight[…]

Airbus tests military cargo on BelugaST with a CH-53 helicopter

Manching, 21 September 2022 – Airbus test a new capability to military cargo on the BelugaST with a Luftwaffe CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter. Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus BelugaST (Beluga A300-600ST) aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with Leer másAirbus tests military cargo on BelugaST with a CH-53 helicopter[…]

LCI signs agreement for up to six Airbus H175

Marignane, 27 July 2022 – LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has announced today an order for up to six Airbus H175 super-medium helicopters. Those aircraft are valued at over US $125 million. The order is for two confirmed aircraft with the first H175 set to be delivered to LCI Leer másLCI signs agreement for up to six Airbus H175[…]

Airbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M

Getafe, 26 July 2022 –Airbus has successfully tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain. The test campaign took place in daylight conditions with a minimum operating height of 150ft, flight speeds as low as 125 knots and drops involving up to 20 tonnes of water from Leer másAirbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M[…]

Airbus Helicopters announces H175M Task Force

Fairford, 15 July 2022 – Airbus Helicopters has announced the first members of H175M Task Force – the UK-based industry team created to offer, supply and support the British-produced H175M helicopter for the UK’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. On the opening day of the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, Gloucestershire, leading aerospace companies Babcock Leer másAirbus Helicopters announces H175M Task Force[…]

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