News Listings for Melun

  • LH Aviation bids to break the mould with Ellipse

    News | 05 Apr 2010 23:00 | Murdo Morrison

    It has never been easy rewriting the rulebook when it comes to designing light aircraft. Many new concepts have been tried in the past few decades and -...
  • PARIS AIR SHOW: LH Aviation gears up to turn heads

    News | 15 Jun 2009 09:07 | Murdo Morrison

    LH Aviation [hall 4, B92] is gearing up for first deliveries this October of one of the quirkiest-looking light aircraft in the flying display at this year's...
  • FARNBOROUGH 2008: Fast, compact Ellipse has broad appeal

    News | 15 Jul 2008 12:20

    Fast, compact Ellipse has broad appeal
  • Snecma fixes CFM56-3 on wing

    News | 24 May 2004 23:00

    <p>A Snecma Services team has fixed three low-pressure turbine blades on a CFM International CFM56-3 without removing the engine from under the wing of the Ukraine International Boeing 737-300. The team at Melun-Villaroche was able to undertake the on-wing repair without removing a single piece of the engine, except the borescope inspection plugs. The operation was followed by a dye check to verify for cracks in any of the parts, <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>write Christina Mackenzie and Rob Coppinger</i>.</p> <p>The repair took about 12h with all parts manipulated through an access hole several millimetres in diameter under the engine. </p> <p>Meanwhile, a new composite fan blade developed by Snecma is undergoing a demonstration programme following successful birdstrike and overspeed tests.</p> <p>In trials since February the blades have survived the impact of a variety of bird weights. The blades have also passed &quot;overspeed&quot; tests, in which the blades are rotate
  • EasyJet takes Paris slot fight to court

    News | 17 May 2004 23:00

    <p>EasyJet has filed the first of two court cases against the French air transport industry, accusing French slots attribution organisation COHOR of favouring Air France at the administrative court in Melun near Paris (<i style='mso-bidi-font-style: normal'>Flight International</i>, 20-26 April), <i style='mso-bidi-font-style: normal'>writes Christina Mackenzie</i>.</p> <p>The airline's chief executive Ray Webster is aiming to make French travellers aware of the lack of competition in the French air transport sector. EasyJet says the &quot;very great difficulty&quot; in obtaining departure slots from Paris's two main airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, is &quot;hindering the development of competition between airline companies operating in France...contrary to what is being done today in other European countries&quot;.</p> <p>EasyJet says COHOR has far too many ties with Air France and is thus not the &quot;neutral, transparent and non-discriminatory&quot; co-ordination organisatio
  • Snecma joins agencies to improve engine design

    News | 13 Oct 2003 23:00

    <p>CHRISTINA MACKENZIE / MELUN</p> <p>Four-year deal to focus on improved technologies to boost reliability and efficiency</p> <p>Snecma has signed a four-year co-operation agreement with French aerospace research agency ONERA and scientific research agency CNRS with the aim of boosting the reliability and performance of future aeroengines. The four-year Advanced Mechanical Engineering Methods (MAIA) agreement will study breakthrough technologies in several areas.</p> <p>The team will attempt to come up with improved design techniques to allow a better compromise to be struck between engine performance and development costs, and focus on other areas such as understanding the vibration characteristics of parts and assemblies, leading to development of more efficient shock absorbing technologies.</p> <p>Also under study will be the behaviour of an engine and its components under accident conditions. Certification work often involves testing components to destruction late in the devel