Airbus helicopter flies 100% on sustainable fuels
After the A319neo, it’s the H225 helicopter’s turn to switch to 100% sustainable fuels! Airbus Defense and Space made this first flight official on October 9, carried out from its industrial base in Marignane (Bouches-du-Rhône). The Airbus H225 was fitted with a Safran Makila 2 engine powered 100% by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This first flight marks the start of a test campaign aimed at evaluating the impact of SAF on the aircraft’s systems.
A new logo for products made in France
On the sidelines of the MIF Expo, the France Industrie association unveiled a new blue white red logo intended to identify products manufactured in France “in accordance with European regulations governing Made in France”, in other words products “having undergone a last substantial transformation carried out in France “. It is therefore less restrictive than existing labels and logos such as “Origine France Garantie” or EPV.
Thomas Pesquet back from the ISS
The Dragon capsule carrying Thomas Pesquet, returning from the International Space Station, landed at 4:33 a.m. French time on the night of November 8 to 9. The epilogue of a six-month mission in the ISS for the French, who now has his gaze on the Moon.
First electric vehicle for Subaru
The Japanese manufacturer Subaru, like its partner Toyota, is rather behind the electric vehicle. But he intends to get started. As proof, on November 10, he unveiled the Solterra concept car foreshadowing its future first electric model. An SUV very close to its Japanese cousin, the Toyota bZ4X. It will arrive on the roads in mid-2022.
An autonomous robot capable of vaccinating without a needle
The University of Waterloo (Canada) recently presented a robot supposed to support doctors during vaccination campaigns. This one does not use needles, but high pressure jets of fluid, no thicker than a human hair.
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