All Aircraft programmes articles

  • Britten Norman Islander

    Supply chain troubles push Britten-Norman into the red


    B-N Group, the parent company of UK aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman, has blamed “extremely challenging” market conditions for a £3.6 million ($4.45 million) loss revealed in its latest accounts.

  • D328eco-c-Deutsche Aircraft

    Deutsche Aircraft picks France’s Satys for D328eco interior fittings


    Deutsche Aircraft has reached an exclusive agreement with France’s Satys Cabin for the design and production of interior fittings on its D328eco turboprop. The D328eco is a 40-seat regional aircraft, a modernised and enhanced version of the Dornier 328. Its manufacturer is intending to achieve first flight in mid-2025. Satys ...

  • A321XLR-c-Airbus

    A321XLR departs on 10-day flight-test maturity campaign


    Airbus has embarked on a 10-day flight-test campaign using a single A321XLR prototype as part of the variant’s development programme. The aircraft being used is MSN11080 (F-WWAB), powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines, which first flew in October last year. It took off from Toulouse at around 09:35 on 13 ...

  • Il-114-300-c-United Aircraft

    Il-114-300 engine cleared for operation at higher altitudes


    Russia’s federal air transport regulator has approved an extended operating regime for the Klimov TV7-117ST-01 engine which powers the revamped Ilyushin Il-114-300 turboprop. The approval, says Rosaviatsia, allows the engine to operate at altitudes up to 7,600m (25,000ft). Flight tests are planned for this year, it states, and a pre-production ...

  • A321P2F-c-EFW

    EASA tightens timeframe for A321 centre wing-box checks on EFW freighters


    Operators of certain Airbus A321 converted freighters are being instructed to implement a tighter inspection regime for potential fatigue cracks in the centre wing-box rear lower spar area. It follows new stress calculations for the centre wing-box and other structures during the certification programme of the new long-range A321XLR. The ...

  • ES-30

    Heart picks Honeywell fly-wire-controls for ES-30 development


    Honeywell has been picked by Sweden’s Heart Aerospace to supply fly-by-wire flight controls for its ES-30 hybrid-electric aircraft.

  • MC-21-310-c-Irkut

    Aeroflot Group reaches lease agreement for over 50 MC-21s and SJ-100s


    Aeroflot Group has entered a financial leasing agreement with Aviakapital-Servis covering 52 aircraft, the initial airframes from a deal for over 300 jets unveiled a year ago. The agreement centres on the acquisition of six Yakovlev MC-21-310s to Aeroflot, as well as 12 MC-21-310s and 34 SJ-100s to Rossiya. Aviakapital-Servis ...

  • Air Algerie A330neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus records strong widebody order activity during August


    Airbus has disclosed an order for three A330-900s from an unidentified customer during August, a month which has been one of the strongest this year for long-haul aircraft agreements. The airframer recorded 20 A330-900s for lessor Avolon, as well as seven aircraft for Air Algerie – comprising five A330-900s and ...

  • ATR 72 credit ATR

    ATR targets up to 30 ATR 72s in South Korea by 2030


    ATR is forecasting an in-service fleet of up to 30 ATR 72s in South Korea by 2030, as it reiterates the type’s suitability for domestic operations, especially between the country’s east and west coasts. 

  • American 787-c-American Airlines

    Saab extends 787 door pact


    Saab has extended its agreement with Boeing covering the manufacture of parts for the latter’s 787 programme.

  • Mammoth 777 N705DN title-c-Mammoth Freighters

    Mammoth progresses with first 777-200LR freighter conversion for Cargojet


    US modification specialist Mammoth Freighters is progressing with its prototype Boeing 777-200LR conversion for freight carrier Cargojet Airways. The company has shown the aircraft undergoing mid-panel removal, in the left aft side where the main freight door will be installed. This airframe (N705DN), powered by General Electric GE90 engines, was ...

  • SJ-100 first flight-c-United Aircraft

    Russian government outlines additional support measures for civil aircraft manufacturing


    Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin has outlined additional support measures for the country’s aviation industry, as crucial aircraft programmes edge towards serial production. At a governmental meeting on 31 August, Mishustin highlighted the maiden flight – two days earlier – of the modified Yakovlev SJ-100, a version of the Superjet ...

  • A321XLR test flight-c-Airbus

    Airbus opens pulse line in Hamburg for equipping A321XLR aft fuselages


    Airbus has formally opened a facility in Hamburg for equipping the aft fuselage sections of the new long-range A321XLR. The sections – around 24m in length – will be fitted with various electrical and mechanical systems, floor panels, windows and other features. Airbus says they will travel on an automated ...

  • SJ-100 first flight-c-Rostec

    Yakovlev’s prototype domesticated Superjet carries out maiden flight


    Russian airframer Yakovlev has carried out the maiden flight of its prototype SJ-100, the Superjet variant developed with a greater proportion of domestic equipment. The aircraft, number 97021, took off from Komsomolsk-on-Amur on 29 August, with three crew members on board, and flew a sortie lasting 54min. State technology corporation ...

  • Spirit 737 assembly-c-Spirit AeroSystems

    Only ‘some’ 737 fuselages affected by aft bulkhead issue: Spirit AeroSystems


    US supplier Spirit AeroSystems states that it will continue to deliver fuselages to Boeing’s 737 programme, because not all are affected by a newly-discovered quality issue involving the aft pressure bulkhead. Boeing disclosed on 23 August that it had identified fastener holes that did not conform to specification for the ...

  • E195-E2 at LIMA

    Embraer clinches Chinese certification for E195-E2


    Embraer has secured type certification for its E195-E2 regional jet in China, as it progresses discussions with potential Chinese customers. 

  • 737-800BCF-c-Boeing

    Boeing to set up 737-800 freighter conversion line in Jordan


    Boeing is to establish a new 737-800 freighter conversion line in the Middle East, in co-operation with the Jordanian-based maintenance firm Joramco. Amman-based Joramco is a subsidiary of United Arab Emirates leasing firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. “We continue to look for opportunities to bring freighter conversion capacity closer to our ...

  • Yakovlev-c-United Aircraft

    Yakovlev name formally approved as Irkut's new corporate identity


    Russian airframer Irkut has formally changed its corporate name to Yakovlev, following approval of the decision at a general meeting of shareholders. The company, part of the United Aircraft aerospace group, states that the Russian unified register of legal entities has been updated with the new identity. Yakovlev’s primary programmes ...

  • 767 conversion-c-Avia Prime Jat Tehnika

    Avia Prime converts first 767 for Challenge Group at Belgrade facility


    Polish maintenance and engineering specialist Avia Prime has conducted its first Boeing 767-300ER freighter conversion in Europe, through its Serbian division Jat Tehnika. The aircraft, which bears the Maltese registration 9H-CAC, is a Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered example, originally delivered to Air Canada in 1996. It has been modified through ...

  • 737 Max and Leap engine-c-Boeing

    737 Max awaits engine inlet design fix to avert risk of severe damage from anti-ice


    Boeing is undertaking design modification of the 737 Max engine inlet after discovering that use of engine anti-ice in certain operating conditions can result in failure of the inlet’s inner barrel and substantial cowl damage. Operators must revise the aircraft’s flight manual to instruct pilots not to use engine anti-ice ...