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RTX advances hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator

PARIS, June 19, 2023, PARIS AIR SHOW (Le Bourget) — RTX has achieved a critical milestone in its hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program, successfully completing a rated power test of the demonstrator’s 1 megawatt (MW) electric motor, developed by Collins Aerospace (Collins). The 1MW motor will be combined with a highly efficient thermal engine, developed by Pratt & Whitney, Leer másRTX advances hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator[…]

Pratt & Whitney and ATR combine efforts to achieve 100% SAF

Longueuil, Quebec, February 9, 2023 – Pratt & Whitney Canada and ATR, the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, announced an agreement to collaborate on an initiative to achieve 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) readiness in PW127 series engines, including the new PW127XT powering next-generation ATR deliveries, by 2025. “Our collaboration with ATR will be underway throughout 2023 and 2024 Leer másPratt & Whitney and ATR combine efforts to achieve 100% SAF[…]

Successful first Hybrid-Electric engine by Raytheon Technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2022 — Raytheon Technologies announced the successful first engine run of the company’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator, marking a key milestone towards flight testing, targeted to begin in 2024. The propulsion system’s initial run took place at Pratt & Whitney’s innovation facility in Longueuil, Quebec and performed as expected. The system fully Leer másSuccessful first Hybrid-Electric engine by Raytheon Technologies[…]

Airbus unveils its DisruptiveLab helicopter

Toulouse, 30 November 2022 – Airbus used the occasion of its annual Summit to unveil its DisruptiveLab, a new flying laboratory designed to test technologies destined to improve aircraft performance and to reduce helicopters’ CO2 emissions. The DisruptiveLab will evaluate a new aerodynamic architecture intended to reduce fuel consumption, as well as pursuing the implementation of Leer másAirbus unveils its DisruptiveLab helicopter[…]

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[…]

NHV performs first SAF flight in offshore wind industry

Ostend, October 03, 2022 — NHV is the first helicopter operator to carry out a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight in the offshore wind industry, in collaboration with partner TotalEnergies. This project marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the two companies to support their commitment to the energy transition. The first helicopter flight Leer másNHV performs first SAF flight in offshore wind industry[…]

Join Clean Aviation at ILA Berlin on 22-26 June 2022

Discover Clean Aviation joint stand with the European Commission in Hall 4, right next to the ILA Berlin Future Lab, where you can find out how the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking will contribute to the European Union’s climate neutrality goals. Their aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in aviation by 30% by 2035, using disruptive Leer másJoin Clean Aviation at ILA Berlin on 22-26 June 2022[…]

Airbus RACER demonstrator closer to taking flight this 2022

Airbus RACER demonstrator is closer now to taking flight along this 2022. The ANGELA Consortium finalised and delivered to Airbus Helicopters a flight-cleared landing gear system which will be integrated into the RACER high-speed compound helicopter. RACER will be assembled and flight-tested in 2022. Landing gears are one of the most critical aircraft and helicopter sub-systems to Leer másAirbus RACER demonstrator closer to taking flight this 2022[…]

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