News from aviation and general aviation enthusiasts



Block chain to empower charities
2018/10/11 | AEROCONTACT | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

The Heritage open source project developed by A³ by Airbus will allow non-profits and charitable organisations to accept donations in crypto currency.A block chai...


The Airbus Foundation celebrates its first decade
2018/08/30 | AEROCONTACT | PASSION

On 30 August 2018 the Airbus Foundation – the company’s vehicle for corporate philanthropy – marked a milestone: its 10th anniversaryOver the last 10...


Retrospective : Safran on board Concorde, 49 year after its maiden flight
2018/03/08 | AEROCONTACT | PASSION

Concorde is an aircraft which captivates many more people than just aviation enthusiasts. The supersonic airliner, capable of flying at twice the speed of sound, compl...


George Dowty, a Safran pioneer from across the Channel
2018/02/01 | AEROCONTACT | PASSION

After the Seguin brothers, George Messier and Marc Birkigt, we take a look at the career of George Dowty, whose company founded in 1931 is at the heart of the history ...


Airbus Perlan Mission II sets new World Record for Glider Altitude
2017/09/04 | AEROCONTACT | PASSION

Engineless Perlan 2 reaches 52,172 feet, breaking record set by Perlan 1 in 2006Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless...


2017/09/02 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | PASSION

Two crew members were killed Saturday after their Soviet-era biplane ploughed into the ground at an airshow near Moscow, local police said. The vintage An-2 aircraft ...


Airbus Foundation holds second round of youth development programme in Singapore
2017/08/30 | AEROCONTACT | PASSION

Cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Space and Technology AssociationProgramme reached 75 students during two workshops about A...


Airbus Foundation and THAI organise goodwill flight
2017/07/17 | AEROCONTACT | PASSION

The Airbus Foundation and Thai Airways International (THAI) have organised a goodwill flight to transport school supplies for underprivileged children aboard the airli...


2017/07/16 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | PASSION

A British pilot reported missing in the French Alps was found dead on Saturday in the debris of his crashed glider, the prosecutor for the Gap region said.Mountain re...


2017/07/07 | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | PASSION

It is one of the most tantalizing mysteries in aviation lore -- the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.What happened to the legendary American aviatrix and her navigator...