All Aircraft programmes articles

  • C919 cold test_Comac

    C919 completes cold-weather testing


    The Comac C919 narrowbody programme has completed cold-weather testing in China’s Inner Mongolia region.

  • A320neo

    Airbus to raise A320 production at slower pace than forecast


    Airbus is still intending to increase monthly A320 production, but at a slower rate than the originally-expected figure of 47 aircraft. It will raise A320-family monthly output from the current 40 aircraft to 43 in the third quarter, and 45 in the fourth. “Production rates will remain lower ...

  • TUI UK 737 Max-c-TUI

    UK regulator to issue separate directive approving 737 Max restoration


    While the European Union Aviation Safety Agency is aiming to recertify the Boeing 737 Max within a few days, its UK counterpart has yet to indicate whether it will deviate from the requirements when it issues its own approval. FlightGlobal understands that the UK Civil Aviation Authority intends to ...

  • Il-114-300 2nd flight 2-c-Rostec

    Il-114-300 carries out second test flight after month-long hiatus


    United Aircraft has conducted a second test flight with the updated Ilyushin Il-114-300 turboprop, a month after the maiden sortie in mid-December. The twin-engined aircraft – numbered 54114, a modernised version of the original Il-114 airframe – took off from Moscow Zhukovsky with a crew of three, comprising two ...

  • Steve Udvar-Hazy, Air Lease

    Boeing more vulnerable to tariffs than Airbus: Udvar-Hazy


    Boeing needs to work to resolve the current tariff war with Airbus as the dispute threatens to further erode its market share versus its European competitor, Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy has argued.

  • MC-21 in snow-c-via Twitter

    MC-21 suffers runway excursion during simulated single-engine failure


    One of the flight-test Irkut MC-21-300s has been involved in a runway excursion at Moscow Zhukovsky during an exercise simulating single-engine failure. Images from the scene show that aircraft 73051 – the first example of the aircraft to fly – has come to a halt on snow-covered ground. ...

  • An-178 in flight-c-Antonov

    Ukrainian armed forces to take three An-178s


    Antonov is to embark on production of three An-178 airlifters for the Ukrainian military, under a newly-agreed memorandum of co-operation. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, participating in an event to mark the pact, has also indicated that the government is interested in creating an airline this year which will use ...

  • DHL 777F-c-DHL

    Freighter line hands Boeing advantage in twin-aisle delivery contest


    While Airbus delivered far more aircraft overall than Boeing last year, the US airframer’s freighter activity meant it was able to hand over a greater number of twin-aisle models. Boeing’s freighter business contrasted sharply with that of Airbus, which has not sold a new-build cargo aircraft for nearly six ...

  • A320 shipment to Mobile-c-Airbus

    Airbus dismayed as US tariffs sting aircraft structure shipments


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury has reiterated the need for a negotiated settlement to the long-running transatlantic subsidies dispute, as the US government – in the final days of the Trump administration – prepares to put further sanctions in place. Speaking as the airframer unveiled its full-year 2020 order ...

  • AirAsia A350-c-Airbus

    Airbus cancellations include remaining A330Fs and AirAsia’s A350s


    Airbus’s cancellations for the final month of last year included 26 long-haul aircraft, among them 15 A350s and the last three A330 freighters in the airframer’s backlog. The cancellation of three outstanding A330-200Fs – ordered by Turkey’s MNG Airlines – means there is no current backlog for the type, ...

  • A350 climb

    Airbus full-year deliveries fall by a third to 566 aircraft


    Airbus managed to deliver 566 aircraft last year, with a surge of 89 deliveries in the final month of 2020. The figure was nevertheless 34% down on the 863 it managed to hand over in the previous year, as the airframer’s activity suffered from the impact of the air ...

  • CALC ARJ21 signing

    ​CALC orders 30 ARJ21s with Indonesian carrier TransNusa


    China Aircraft Leasing has placed an order for 30 Comac ARJ21 aircraft with an Indonesian airline, in which CALC and two of its most senior executives have a 49% stake, as a co-buyer.

  • SpaceJet-c-MitsubishiAircaft

    Aerolease cancels SpaceJet orders amid programme freeze


    US-based lessor Aerolease Aviation has cancelled its commitments for Mitsubishi Aircraft’s SpaceJet programme, the airframer has disclosed. 

  • Avic MA700

    Will US military end user list clip MA700’s wings?


    The Avic MA700 turboprop finds itself in an awkward situation after airframer Xian Aircraft showed up on the US government’s Military End User list. With progress on the aircraft at a glacial pace, could the US government’s move seal the MA700’s fate? 

  • Titan A321P2F-c-EFW

    UK’s Titan receives first of three converted A321 freighters


    UK operator Titan Airways’ is to introduce three Airbus A321 converted freighters to its fleet, with the first one newly redelivered from modification specialists ST Engineering and EFW. Powered by CFM International CFM56 engines, the aircraft, MSN1238, was originally delivered to MyTravel Airways in 2000, and subsequently operated by ...

  • Katherine Bennett-c-HVM Catapult

    Airbus UK's Bennett to head technology initiative HVM Catapult


    Airbus senior vice-president Katherine Bennett is to step down from heading the airframer’s UK division, to lead HVM Catapult, a specialist organisation developed to provide a manufacturing gateway for promising technologies. Bennett, who will succeed retiring chief executive Dick Elsy later this year, says the organisation will contribute to ...

  • A330neo 251t-c-Airbus

    US hits Europe with new tariffs on aircraft parts


    The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has placed new tariffs on aircraft manufacturing parts as well as some alcohol products from the European Union in an ongoing transatlantic spat about aerospace subsidies.

  • A350-900 head-on

    Airbus relieved over post-Brexit deal but yet to analyse details


    Airbus is yet to assess the consequences of the newly-agreed future relationship between the UK and the European Union. But it believes the “potential disruption” which would have arisen from failure to reach a post-Brexit agreement “has been avoided”. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury says he “welcomes” the ...

  • 787 factory Everett

    Boeing to speed up transfer of 787 production to South Carolina: reports


    Boeing is reportedly speeding up the transfer of all 787 aircraft production to its North Charleston, South Carolina plant.

  • Yak-40 electric motor-c-CIAM

    Yak-40 fitted with propeller for superconducting motor test


    Russian researchers are planning to test-fly a Yakovlev Yak-40 modified with a superconducting electric motor and propeller mounted on the trijet’s nose. The Moscow-based Central Institute of Aviation Motors expects the first flights to be carried out in 2021. Siberian aeronautical research centre SibNIA, located in Novosibirsk, installed ...