Press release – Elixir Aircraft delivers 4th Generation Part 23 (CS-23) aircraft to Airbus Flight Academy Europe

Press release – Elixir Aircraft delivers 4th Generation Part 23 (CS-23) aircraft to Airbus Flight Academy Europe


The four 100HP Elixir aircraft entirely designed and conceived for the needs of professional flight training organisations globally, were delivered to Airbus Flight Academy Europe in Angouleme earlier this week.

Along with this, Elixir Aircraft is pleased to announce that these four aircrafts have all been delivered with the recently EASA certified full glass cockpit instrument panel. The new full glass cockpit option was designed specifically for the requirements of the likes of Airbus and all professional ATO’s / FTO’s globally.

AFAE had previously unveiled its ambitious plan to reduce
carbon emissions by ordering four Elixir. One year later, to coincide with the delivery of the first aircraft, Elixir Aircraft is proud to announce that Airbus Flight Academy Europe has renewed its confidence by ordering four new aircraft for delivery in early 2024.

Compared with the current fleet of older-generation aircraft, the Elixir has the advantage of cutting fuel consumption by a factor of four, while halving noise emissions.

The geographical proximity between the school and its manufacturer is also part of the “local” concept.

This new delivery is the fruit of an enormous amount of hard work by the Elixir Aircraft teams, without whom it would not have been possible.


About Elixir Aircraft

Elixir Aircraft, a company headquartered in La Rochelle, France, with over 140 employees, was created in 2015 to meet the challenges of Global light aviation.

The objective of the French company: to make safer, more economical and more versatile aircraft. Complexity is the reason why current aircraft suffer from failures (technical or human), and are expensive to operate (consumption and maintenance). Elixir Aircraft employs a technology from the world of competitive sailing, the Carbon Oneshot, to simplify the structures. More simplicity means less failure, therefore more safety, but also less maintenance, and less costs (estimates of 60$/h of fuel and maintenance) …

At the end of 2021, Elixir Aircraft opened a new production site in Périgny, Charente Maritime, to internalize the entire production of carbon parts.

Elixir Aircraft is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

Elixir Aircraft in figures

  • 4th generation two-seater aircraft certified EASA CS-23
  • 140 employees, including 90 new hires since the first quarter of 2021
  • 2 productions sites in France, one of 23000 square ft, the other of 9000 square
  • +80 aircraft on firm order
  • +200 aircraft pre-ordered

About the Elixir Aircraft 100HP

The Elixir 100HP is the latest in safety, economy, and technology. Elixir Aircraft offers an aircraft that covers all the needs of a modern flight school while reducing carbon emissions by nearly 70% compared to other old generation aircraft. The standard flight training organization configuration includes a full Garmin avionics suite and are built to withstand the rigors of flight training. Standard safety equipment include: spin resistance; ballistic parachute, AoA indicator; double slotted electric flaps; explosion resistance fuel tank and Reinforced oleo-pneumatic landing gear and combined nose wheel, wide track and low center of gravity minimize bounced landings associated with loss of control accidents and runway excursions. The 912iS is powered by the low noise 100 hp Rotax offers with a fuel consumption of around three gallons per hour.

­About Airbus Flight Academy Europe

Airbus Flight Academy Europe, headquartered in Champniers (Angoulême, Charente), is a 100% Airbus subsidiary.

Set up in 2006 at the Cognac air base, Airbus Flight Academy Europe provides training resources and services for Air Force and French Navy flight schools, as part of basic and advanced training for military pilots at the following bases: Avord, Romorantin, Cognac, Saintes, Lann-Bihoué, Lanvéoc and Salon de Provence.

In 2019, the company decided to launch its own ab-initio pilot training capacity at the Champniers site. As a result, Airbus Flight Academy Europe offers integrated airline pilot training (ATPi) based on the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme.

Since its creation, Airbus Flight Academy Europe has delivered over 525,000 flight hours and 131,000 simulator hours. To support its activities, the company maintains more than 100 aircraft on a daily basis, including more than 50 of its own

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