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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[…]

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[…]

Pratt & Whitney successfully tests GTF Advantage engine on 100% SAF

HARTFORD, Conn., March 15, 2022 – Pratt & Whitney has successfully tested the GTF Advantage engine configuration with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test took place at the company’s facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA starting on March 1 and marks a key step on the road toward 100 percent SAF operation of Leer másPratt & Whitney successfully tests GTF Advantage engine on 100% SAF[…]

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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