Image:  Aura Aero

Aura Aero, which produces solutions for decarbonated aviation, and Thales, have signed an agreement to work together on a project for the development of new generation connected avionics solutions for regional aviation.

Most regional aircraft are old generation ones, using fossil energy. In view of today’s and tomorrow’s climate challenges, the strong movement of innovation launched by the aeronautical industry welcomes the arrival of new electric and hybrid aircraft.

The level of innovation introduced by these new aircraft is not only about their new propulsion modes. It is part of an overall logic that has already been adopted by other industries like the automotive industry, aimed at taking advantage of a greater balance between material, software, connectivity and services. This approach will help adapt the operations of these new aircraft to their environment through all their lifecycle, by maintaining their operational capacity at the highest.

First steps

Jérémy Caussade, co-founder and President of Aura Aero, said: “We are very happy to be able to establish this partnership with Thales, since the development of decarbonised aviation is not limited to propulsion systems. It also requires many other innovations including the avionics. This objective is a first step and I have no doubt that these innovations will find other applications. By combining the best digital technologies with our experience as a manufacturer, we want to pass a new milestone in the energy transition of aviation.”

Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter