in Home / Space

Efis Air helps to ensure Ariane rocket ready for on-time launch

Posted 10 April 2013 · Add Comment

EFIS Air, part of ECS Group, has arranged the delivery of the fourth and last stage of the Ariane rocket (Avinum).

The sensitive cargo, weighing nearly 10,000 kilos, had to be maintained at a consistent temperature of between 25° and 27° throughout the transportation process, which EFIS Air was able to successfully achieve despite the -1° conditions at Vatry Airport in France prior to the flight’s departure and the + 26° temperatures awaiting the shipment as it arrived in Cayenne, Guyana.

EFIS Air chartered an IL-76 freighter for the flight and Irina Boutry, the company’s operations manager, accompanied the rocket section on the journey to ensure a seamless delivery.

EFIS has previously arranged the movement of space rocket stages to Cape Canaveral in the United States and is working on another project for later in 2013 to carry a similar shipment for the space industry to Baikonur in Kazakhstan. 

Alain Boussard, EFIS Air MD, said: “We were very happy to be involved in such an important project for the Ariane space programme. This is an area of our business where we continue to demonstrate a high level of expertise and we are confident of growing our activities for the aerospace industry in 2013 and longer-term.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Virgin Galactic opens up interior of Gateway to Space

Virgin Galactic has revealed the first phase of the interior of Spaceport America in New Mexico, the world’s first-ever commercial spaceport.

Meggitt wins orders with Lockheed Martin and the Defense Logistics Agency

Meggitt plc has announced two deals with an aggregated value of $85 million with Lockheed Martin and the Defense Logistics Agency in the United States.

Advanced Engineering lines up speakers for open forum

The UK’s largest annual engineering show, Advanced Engineering, has announced some of the companies providing guest speakers that will be presenting at the show on 30th and 31st October 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Police Scotland makes £3.9m tech investment

Police Scotland is investing £3.9m in a faster computer network to improve service and efficiency across the country.

Validair launches android app for VMS

Validair Monitoring Solutions Ltd (VMSL) announces the introduction of a brand new Android smartphone app for users of VMS systems incorporating the ViGIE software that offers comprehensive remote functionality as well as live

BA's A350 gears up for its first long haul flight to Dubai

British Airways’ first A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on 2nd September.

See us at
SMI ActiveP BT1206121119TMP BT0708090919ADSS1000DBT1706171019VIDSE BT1605060320SMI GMS BT1906071119DSEI JP BT1605201119FIL20BT010819260720SMI FAV BT1006141119