All Aircraft programmes articles – Page 3

  • 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 ...

  • Conair Dash 8-c-Conair Group

    Airtanker specialist Conair picks up more Dash 8s to counter increasing wildfire risk


    Canadian aerial firefighting specialist Conair Group is purchasing another seven De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops for conversion into airborne tankers. It is sourcing the aircraft from Kirk Aviation, via asset manager Aergo Capital. Aergo says it handed over the final Dash 8 to Conair in July. It identifies this last ...

  • Ryanair 737 Max 10

    Boeing reveals 737 Max order split


    Boeing has for the first time revealed the sales breakdown for its 737 Max family, with the developmental -10 closing in on the 1,000-order mark.

  • Boeing777x-c-Boeing

    Boeing stretches 777-8 passenger jet to match freighter’s fuselage


    Boeing has increased the fuselage length on the 777-8 passenger jet, bringing it into line with the freighter variant.

  • SSJ-New model windtunnel-c-TsAGI

    SSJ-New model undergoes aerodynamic flutter analysis


    Irkut’s SSJ-New, the successor to the Superjet 100, is undergoing aeroelasticity testing as part of the preparation for the aircraft’s maiden flight. An initial round of flutter tests was carried out in June at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute in Moscow. This testing has been conducted with a model of the ...

  • A350-900-c-Airbus

    Airbus reveals more A350 agreements as net orders top 1,100


    Airbus has revealed orders for 10 A350-900s in its latest backlog figures, listing them against two undisclosed customers. Four of the type were ordered on 11 July and another six on 31 July. But Airbus’s figures for the month show it has also cut three A350-900s from its total, all ...

  • SSJ-100-c-Irkut

    First Russian-built collision-avoidance system to be fitted on Superjet


    Russian avionics specialist Navigator is aiming to deliver the country’s first domestically-built collision-avoidance system later this year. Navigator says the system – known as SPSV – has passed the third of four certification stages for aviation equipment under Russian standards. The fourth stage will finalise the process and confirm that ...

  • mc-21 livery title-c-rostec

    MC-21 manufacturer Irkut to rebrand under prominent Yakovlev name


    Russian airframer Irkut is to be rebranded with the Yakovlev name, with the migration taking place by the end of August. Irkut is the manufacturer of the MC-21 and also produces the Superjet 100 and its successor, the SSJ-New. Yakovlev design bureau is already a part of Irkut but the ...

  • A320neo production-c-Airbus

    Airbus drops interim A320neo rate references to focus on 75-per-month target


    Airbus has dropped references to an interim monthly production-rate target of 65 aircraft for the A320neo-family programme, to focus instead on its ambitions to reach the higher output of 75 per month. The airframer had been looking to achieve the figure of 65 by the end of 2024, and 75 ...

  • A321XLR debut

    Airbus explores options to offset weight penalty of A321XLR’s reinforced fuel tank


    Airbus is exploring options to ensure modifications to the A321XLR’s fuel tank do not impose a weight penalty that will significantly affect the aircraft’s range. The A321XLR – which is scheduled to enter service in the second quarter of next year – is intended to offer carriers the ability to ...

  • A320neo PW-c-Airbus

    No short-term production disruption from latest P&W engine snag: Airbus chief


    Airbus is confident that the latest snag to affect Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines will not disrupt A320neo-family production this year, but the airframer has yet to assess potential effects further out. Pratt & Whitney parent RTX disclosed on 25 July that a “rare condition” in powder metal used for ...

  • A320neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus maintains ramp-up schedules and full-year delivery target


    Airbus is maintaining its ramp-up schedule targets as the airframer turns in flat adjusted earnings of €2.26 billion ($2.5 billion) for its commercial aircraft division for the half-year. Revenues for the six months to 30 June increased by 16% to €20.3 billion as the company achieved higher deliveries of 316 ...