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New Airbus PioneerLab based on H145 helicopter

Hamburg. — During the German National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform. It complements Airbus’ range of FlightLabs and focuses on testing technologies that reduce helicopter emissions, increase autonomy and integrate bio-based materials. «With PioneerLab, we continue our ambitious strategy to test Leer másNew Airbus PioneerLab based on H145 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[…]

Sikorsky S-92 helicopter fleet surpasses 2 million Flight Hours

STRATFORD, Conn., July 26, 2022 – The global fleet of the multi-mission Sikorsky S-92 helicopters is rapidly accumulating flight hours, surpassing 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas operations and VIP transportation in 28 countries. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company. The Sikorsky S-92 was in service for Leer másSikorsky S-92 helicopter fleet surpasses 2 million Flight Hours[…]

A Bristow S-92 completed offshore flight using sustainable aviation fuel

HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2021 —  A Sikorsky S-92 helicopter from Bristow Group completed an offshore flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking one of the first SAF-powered flights to an offshore operation in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The aircraft flew from Aberdeen to installations operated by BP. As part of its strategic relationship with Air Leer másA Bristow S-92 completed offshore flight using sustainable aviation fuel[…]

Pratt & Whitney and Embraer partners on 100% SAF Flight Demo Program

EAST HARTFORD, CONN., November 30, 2021 – Pratt & Whitney announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on studies of 100% SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel). Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for 100% SAF in a GTF-powered Embraer Leer másPratt & Whitney and Embraer partners on 100% SAF Flight Demo Program[…]

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Bell 525 completes first flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Fort Worth, TX (November 16, 2021) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell 525 Relentless completed its first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in summer 2021. Bell first incorporated SAF in its training and demonstration fleet in March 2021. «The Bell 525 continues to demonstrate unprecedented performance as it progresses Leer másBell 525 completes first flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel[…]

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