Airbus Flight Academy Europe (AFAE) marked its commitment to environmental sustainability and cutting-edge training with the recent delivery of four state-of-the-art Elixir aircraft. These aircraft, tailored for global professional flight training organizations, were received at AFAE’s Angouleme, France, facility earlier this week.
What sets these aircraft apart is the inclusion of the recently EASA-certified full glass cockpit instrument panel with a full suite of Garmin avionics, a high-tech feature designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of professional aviation training. This new design aligns seamlessly with the academy’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in flight training.
AFAE has also ordered an additional four aircraft, scheduled for delivery in early 2024. Compared to the current fleet of older-generation aircraft, the Elixir 100HP, a fourth-generation, two-seater aircraft certified EASA CS-23, offers a remarkable reduction in fuel consumption by a factor of four, accompanied by a 50 percent decrease in noise emissions.
AFAE is an Airbus subsidiary headquartered in Champniers, France—close neighbors to GAMA member Elixir, located in La Rochelle, France, and established in 2015. AFAE, established in 2006, has accumulated more than 525,000 flight hours and 131,000 simulator hours, and maintains a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. With over 80 aircraft on firm order and more than 200 preordered, Elixir Aircraft continues to shape the future of light aviation.