All Aircraft programmes articles – Page 7

  • Aeroflot Airbus A350-900

    Airbus delivers 55 jets in February but orders stay flat


    Airbus delivered 55 aircraft last month but, after starting the year with a surge of orders, recorded no new activity during February. Net orders stayed at 274 aircraft. Airbus handed over nine A350s, comprising seven -900s and two -1000s, to customers in the course of the month, as ...

  • KU A330neo

    Kuwait A330-800 delivery set for third quarter


    Kuwait Airways appears set to take delivery of its first Airbus A330-800 in the third quarter of this year. FlightGlobal understands, from a source familiar with the situation, that the airline is working to this timetable following the certification of the -800 in mid-February. Kuwait Airways is configuring ...

  • Airbus A330neo

    Ex-Hawaiian chief Dunkerley among new Airbus board candidates


    Airbus is proposing former Hawaiian Airlines chief Mark Dunkerley and ex-Lufthansa Group finance head Stephan Gemkow to join the airframer’s board of directors. The manufacturer has previously disclosed that chairman Denis Ranque is stepping down from his post as chairman, after seven years, following the company’s annual general meeting ...

  • E-FanX

    Sustainable fuel advances must parallel electric aircraft evolution: Rolls-Royce


    Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer, Paul Stein, believes that revenue passenger flights with electric aircraft are possible by 2029, but insists that substantial advances in sustainable aviation fuel production must accompany the drive towards such technology. While hybrid-electric aircraft could potentially be in service by the end of the decade, ...

  • A4E 2020

    Airbus’s Scherer: SARS outbreak illustrated industry’s resilience


    Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer is uncertain whether the air transport impact from the coronavirus outbreak will translate into an effect on the airframer. Speaking during the A4E aviation summit in Brussels, Scherer pointed out that the aircraft manufacturing business “operates to longer cycles”. Source: ...

  • A330-900 251t

    Airbus aims for short test campaign on 251t A330-900


    Airbus is expecting a relatively short approval campaign for the higher-weight version of the A330-900, amounting to just 30-40h of testing. While Airbus carried out the first flight of the aircraft on 28 February, it had already conducted a number of tests with the previous variant of the -900 ...

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Spirit AeroSystems 2019 profits slip, Max production to restart in March


    Aircraft component maker Spirit AeroSystems’ net income slipped 14% year-on-year in 2019 to $530 million, reflecting Boeing 737 Max issues, booked losses related to a 787 production rate cut and a decline in margins from Airbus A350 components.

  • First A350-900 Aeroflot - delivery ceremony
    In depth

    Aeroflot takes first A350 and confirmed as behind previously undisclosed order


    Aeroflot has taken delivery of the first of 22 on-order Airbus A350-900s, which will be used to replace its A330 fleet.

  • A300-900 251t mtow 2

    Airbus carries out first flight of 251t A330neo


    Airbus has commenced test flights with the first A330-900 with the higher maximum take-off weight of 251t. The airframer confirms that aircraft MSN1967 – bearing the test registration F-WWCE – lifted off from Toulouse at 12:27 local time on 28 February ( below ). Source: Airbus ...

  • Fiji Airways A350-900-c-Airbus-970

    Rolls-Royce nears break-even delivery for A350-900 powerplant


    Airbus’s A350-900 helped Rolls-Royce to cut its average unit losses on its large engine programmes last year, and contributed to the powerplant manufacturer’s achieving a record 510 Trent engine deliveries. Average original equipment unit losses for its large engines fell by 14%, from £1.4 million to £1.2 million, last ...

  • Trent 1000 TEN on 787

    Rolls-Royce provisions for loss-making Trent 1000 TEN contracts


    Rolls-Royce is taking a £459 million ($591 million) charge provision to recognise that some future Trent 1000 TEN contracts will become loss-making as a result of margins being affected by the blade issues affecting the engine. The engine manufacturer says the situation affects a “small number” of contracts, the ...

  • A220 in flight

    SAS flags engine concerns as it looks to pick new regional fleet type


    SAS is concerned about the powerplant reliability issues as it prepares to select an aircraft type on which to base a future regional operation. The Scandinavian carrier has indicated that the Airbus A220 and Embraer E2 family are the candidates under consideration. But both are powered by versions ...

  • 737 Max 10

    Proposed US legislation aims to restore faith in aircraft certification


    US senators have introduced a bill to Congress intended to reinforce safety and oversight, particularly with regards to certification, in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 Max grounding crisis. The proposed legislation, titled the Restoring Aviation Accountability act, has been submitted by Democratic senators Richard Blumenthal, Tom Udall and ...

  • 737 Max Leap-1B

    CFM to build 10 737 Max engines weekly for 2020


    CFM International is expecting to produce an average of 10 Leap-1B engines – the powerplant for the Boeing 737 Max – per week over the course of 2020, out of a total annual Leap production of 1,400. The forecast has been disclosed by CFM partner Safran in its full-year ...

  • First Flight of First GTF Engine Produced in Japan_Engine Check

    First Japan-made PW1200G engine completes maiden sortie


    The first Japanese-made Pratt Whitney PW1200G geared turbofan completed its maiden flight on 14 February. Mitsubishi Heavy Industry’s (MHI) engines unit manufactured the powerplant, which was shipped last November from its Komaki facility in Japan to sister company Mitsubishi Aircraft’s flight test centre in Moses Lake. ...

  • Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Boeing 787

    Can Rolls-Royce win back confidence in 787 engine market?


    Pressure builds on Trent 1000 as All Nippon becomes latest customer to flip to rival GE powerplant

  • An-140

    Terrain-mapping An-140 to commence test flights


    Test flights are set to commence with an Antonov An-140 turboprop modified to carry out aerial terrain mapping by Russia’s Myasishchev experimental facility. The twin-engined aircraft has been adapted with specialised equipment for cartographic work, says United Aircraft. It states that the An-140 is to undergo a “comprehensive” ...

  • A321P2F

    A321 converted freighter secures EASA certification


    European authorities have certified the Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion undertaken by the airframer’s EFW joint venture with ST Engineering. Approval of the supplementary type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency follows the maiden flight of the initial converted aircraft on 22 January. The aircraft is set to ...

  • Max grounded in Washington

    Boeing orders 737 Max inspections after fuel tank FOD find


    Boeing has ordered the inspection of all undelivered 737 Maxes, after it found debris in the wing fuel tanks of some of the grounded narrowbodies.

  • SSJ

    Air-conditioning tests start for ‘Russified’ Superjet


    Sukhoi’s civil aircraft division has commenced testing of a new Russian-built air-conditioning system as part of its development of a revised Superjet 100 with greater domestic content. The ‘SSJ New’ is intended to have a higher proportion of Russian-supplied systems and components, under an import-substitution strategy for the country’s ...