Three weeks ago, Airbus flew an aircraft with 100% sustainable aviation fuel. A few days later, he performed a first long-haul flight inspired by migratory birds which saved 6 tonnes of CO2. This time, the French aircraft manufacturer unveil a completely different product. This November 16, 2021, the group has indeed presented a fully vegan helicopter on the sidelines of the air show in Dubai.
The latter was commissioned by German construction contractor Dr Urs Brunner. But the device meets the requirements of his wife Daniela Brunner, a pioneer in ethical fashion. The latter is the owner and founder of the fashion house Giulia & Romeo. It does not offer any product of animal origin in its range and it transfers all its benefits to animal welfare.
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A luxury aircraft with an interior imitating leather
Airbus called this helicopter theACH145. Yes inside seems to have been made of leather, it is not. Indeed, the leather elements that gives that feeling of luxury have been replaced by theUltracleather. This material of non-animal origin captures the look and feel of leather “with comparable durability,” Airbus says on its to place.
The various elements designed and manufactured in this material material replacement are as follows: six passenger seats Grey, the wardrobe central storage, the partition rear and the cuffs cockpit controls. The teams from Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) designed this new aircraft.
A “difficult to work” material
The director of ACH, Frederic Lemos, congratulates the “know-how of his team”. But he concedes “that he is difficult to work with this material, especially on seats“. Indeed, it” is certified for aviation and wear resistant, but it cannot be stretched only in one directionHe says he is however delighted to have found a “practical way to fulfill the desires” of their clients. Dr. Brunner and his wife have also emphasized “the empowerment and the imagination which made it possible to conceive and d ‘install this interior’.
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