All Aircraft programmes articles – Page 2

  • Air Inuit 737-800-c-Air Inuit

    Air Inuit’s 737-800 freighters to be converted by Aeronautical Engineers


    Canadian operator Air Inuit has selected US-based Aeronautical Engineers to convert three Boeing 737-800s into freighter configuration. The carrier had disclosed earlier this year that it planned to take three 737-800s to replace older 737-200s. Two of the three aircraft will be converted into a combi configuration. Aeronautical Engineers has ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    EASA indicates A350-1000 take-off weight hiked to 322t


    Airbus has hiked the maximum take-off weight for the A350-1000 by 3t, to a total of 322t, regulatory documents indicate. The airframer’s documentation for the twinjet lists the MTOW of the -1000’s highest weight variant as 319t. But the Europe Union Aviation Safety Agency revised its type certificate data on ...

  • PD-8 pylon test-c-TsAGI

    SJ-100 pylon for PD-8 engine undergoes windtunnel testing


    Russian aerospace researchers are conducting windtunnel testing of the engine pylon for the Yakovlev SJ-100 version to be powered by domestically-built engines. The new model will feature Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplants instead of the PowerJet SaM146 used previously. Yakovlev carried out a maiden flight of the SJ-100 in August but the ...

  • Spirit 737 assembly-c-Spirit AeroSystems

    Boeing to inject cash into Spirit AeroSystems under new deal to lift deliveries


    Boeing has reached an agreement with struggling aerostructures firm Spirit AeroSystems under which it will provide a funding boost to stabilise and support future 737 Max and 787s production rate rises.

  • Faury and Scherer-c-Airbus

    Airbus rejigs management after restoring dedicated commercial aircraft leadership


    Airbus is rejigging its management teams following its decision to restore the role of a dedicated commercial aircraft chief and appoint Christian Scherer to the post. Scherer will oversee an initial team of eight including Sabine Klauke as head of engineering, Philippe Mhun as head of programmes and services, and ...

  • A321XLR test flight noise measurement-c-Airbus

    A321XLR test flight simulates in-service operations


    Airbus has completed a test-flight of its A321XLR with a complement of 200 people on board, simulating real-life in-service conditions. The flight, lasting 6h 12min, took place on 5 October, starting and ending in Toulouse. Airbus says 167 employees of the airframer, as well as 33 other occupants – specialists, ...

  • A321P2F-c-Airbus

    EASA cancels stricter fatigue regime for EFW A321 freighters after calculation error


    Europe’s safety regulator has cancelled a directive tightening time limits to check Airbus A321 converted freighters for potential fatigue cracks in the centre wing-box area. The 12 September directive had emerged after stress and load calculations for A321 freighters were performed by conversion specialist EFW. These calculations had been prompted ...

  • C919-c-N509FZ Creative Commons

    China Eastern signs for 100 more C919s with deliveries running beyond 2030


    China Eastern Airlines is to purchase another 100 Comac C919 twinjets, with deliveries of the aircraft set to commence next year. Five aircraft will be handed over in 2024, with another 10 in each year from 2025-27, rising to 15 over 2028-30, with the final 20 arriving in 2031. The ...

  • Christian Scherer-c-Airbus

    Airbus splits corporate and commercial aircraft leadership as Scherer takes key post


    Airbus is splitting the roles of chief executive and head of commercial aircraft, appointing Christian Scherer – currently chief commercial officer – to the latter role. Scherer will take on a position which has been held by chief executive Guillaume Faury for the past five years. But Faury says that, ...

  • 777-300ERSF-c-IAI

    IAI to establish 777-300ER freighter conversion line in Arizona


    Israel Aerospace Industries is set to establish a US-based Boeing 777-300ER freighter conversion line in Arizona from next year. The company has reached a 15-year agreement under which Ascent Aviation Services will carry out the modification work on the twinjet type at its facilities in Marana. Two lines of 777-300ER ...

  • 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.