In April 2015, Novespace began operating its third aircraft, the Airbus A310 Zero G.
In 2017, only three airliners in the world operated gravity-free flights; the Airbus A310 Zero G in France is the largest. Smaller aircraft, mostly business jets, are also operated for parabolic flights in other countries, such as Japan, Canada and the Netherlands.
Parabolic flights are now accessible to individuals and companies outside the space industry, keen to discover the wonders of weightlessness. For example, Novespace has organized Air Zero G gravity-free discovery flights in Bordeaux-Mérignac (France) since 2013. These flights are marketed by France’s leading air broker, Avico.
Private companies can also book parabolic flights for more specific reasons, such as business events, or to shoot gravity-free scenes for the movies.