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  • Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin

    Airbus to open second A320 final assembly line in Tianjin


    Airbus has reached an agreement to open a second A320 family final assembly line in Tianjin during a French state visit to China.

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    Metal-cut commences for A350 freighter’s modified centre wing-box


    Airbus has commenced production of the initial parts for its A350 freighter, with the first components manufactured for the centre wing-box. The airframer’s newly-created Airbus Atlantic division has started producing the structure which has been modified and reinforced compared with the passenger A350 centre wing-box, with changes to the internal ...

  • CRJ200SF-c-AEI

    Mexico’s Aeronaves commits to additional CRJ200 freighter conversions


    Mexican operator Aeronaves TSM is committing to take six converted Bombardier CRJ200 freighters through an agreement with modification specialist Aeronautical Engineers. Aeronaves, which is based in Saltillo, west of Monterrey, particularly specialises in cargo transport and operates a large and diverse fleet including McDonnell Douglas DC-9s, Boeing MD-80s and 737s, ...

  • Overture-c-Boom Supersonic

    Higher-airspace operations regulation explored in EASA proposal


    Supersonic, hypersonic, and potential suborbital flights are among the considerations in a newly-proposed roadmap to prepare for a future regulatory framework on higher-airspace air transport operations in Europe. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says such operations – above 55,000-66,000ft – “do not yet exist on a large scale” on ...

  • ZeroAvia_first_flight-c-ZeroAvia

    ZeroAvia flies Do 228 solely using ZA600 powertrain as testbed makes third flight


    Advanced powertrain developer ZeroAvia has flown its modified Dornier 228 solely using thrust from its ZA600 propulsion system, as the twin-turboprop returned to the skies after a fight-test pause that lasted over a month.

  • 777-300ERSF first flight-c-IAI

    First 777-300ER converted freighter lifts off after IAI modification


    Israel Aerospace Industries has conducted the maiden flight of its Boeing 777-300ER converted freighter, the first such sortie of the variant after cargo modification. It departed Tel Aviv’s runway 30 just before 09:00 on 24 March, to perform nearly 2h of flight tests over the Mediterranean Sea. IAI undertook the ...

  • FTV3 A321XLR cabin-c-Airbus

    Cabin comfort and cold-weather tests beckon for A321XLR prototype


    Airbus is looking ahead to the final maturity stages of A321XLR development, as it details the in-flight validation effort for the cabin-equipped flight-test airframe. The aircraft – a CFM International Leap-1A-powered twinjet, MSN11080 – is one of three prototypes participating in the XLR certification campaign. While intended for passenger cabin ...

  • Saudia

    Riyadh Air to take up 72 Boeing 787s, Saudia to sign for 49 more Dreamliners


    National start-up carrier Riyadh Air is take up to 72 Boeing 787-9s, including plans for firm orders for 39 Dreamliners, as part of a wider Saudi Arabian commitment which will see Saudia also sign for up to 49 more of the widebodies.

  • A321neo VOLCAN-c-DLR

    A321neo conducts emission-data test flights using wholly-sustainable fuel


    Airbus has been conducting in-flight emission measurements using an A321neo powered by wholly-sustainable aviation fuel. The airframer is collecting data on emissions from the twinjet’s CFM International Leap-1A engines, using a Dassault Falcon 20 chase aircraft from the German aerospace laboratory DLR. Airbus says the Falcon aimed to gather information ...

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    Leonardo upbeat as volumes recover at aerostructures business


    Italy’s Leonardo believes its aerostructures business is on an “upward trajectory” as the commercial aerospace sector continues its recovery from the lows of the pandemic.

  • Taby Saab 2000F first flight-c-TAM

    Taby’s converted Saab 2000 freighter conducts maiden flight


    Swedish modification specialist Taby Air Maintenance has conducted the maiden flight of its new Saab 2000 freighter conversion. The aircraft was rolled out from the company’s Orebro airport facility on 6 March, the company says, and underwent a post-maintenance flight concentrated on system tests. TAM states that the turboprop has ...

  • 777-300ERSF title-c-IAI

    Cargojet pushes back 777 freighter conversions citing slowdown risk


    Canadian operator Cargojet is to defer freight conversion of several Boeing 777s and 767 in response to forecasts of slower global economic growth rates. It had been planning to introduce eight 777s to expand its international charter reach and reinforce its domestic network. Cargojet allocated four of these, all 777-200s, ...

  • TVRS mock-up-c-UZGA

    KrasAvia to test prototype TVRS-44 under provisional acquisition deal


    Russian operator KrasAvia is to become one of the initial customers of the proposed UZGA TVRS-44 turboprop with a provisional agreement for 20 aircraft. Under the agreement the carrier would take delivery of the twin-engined TVRS-44s – also known as the ‘Ladoga’ – over the course of 2026-30, through financial ...

  • Precision Conversions A321 MSN1926 title-c-Precision Conversions

    Sichuan’s SAID to take Precision Conversions A321 freighter for Chinese service


    Chinese operator Sichuan Aviation Industry Development is committing to converted Airbus A321 freighters, with the first to be inducted this month. The company is to introduce aircraft modified under the scheme of US-based 321 Precision Conversions. This conversion work will be undertaken in the Chinese city of Chengdu, by Sichuan ...

  • SSJ100-c-SuperJet International

    SuperJet International plots return on back of UAE investment and Al Ain factory for SSJ100


    SuperJet International (SJI), the former joint venture between Italian firm Leonardo and Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC), is bidding to make an unlikely comeback, including plans to relaunch production of the SSJ100 regional jet at a new site in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Universal Hydrogen fuel-cell Dash 8

    Shake-out looms as zero-emission aircraft developers fight for finance


    The rush to reduce aviation’s emissions has created a tsunami of sustainable aircraft concepts, as many as 700 by some estimates.

  • A321XLR title

    Pratt-powered A321XLR undergoes cold-weather testing in Canada


    Airbus has carried out several days of cold-weather testing of the A321XLR, having flown one of the prototype twinjets to northern Canada. The test aircraft – MSN11058, also known as FTV2 – departed Toulouse on 20 February for the airport at Iqaluit. It undertook a number of flights, conducting circuits ...

  • Leap credit Safran

    CFM firm on 1,700 Leap delivery target in 2023: Safran chief


    Safran is confident that 1,700 CFM International Leap-series engines can be delivered in 2023 – a 600-unit increase on 2022 – despite ongoing supply chain disruption.

  • mc-21 rossiya-c-United Aircraft

    United Aircraft seals supply contracts covering over 60 jets for Aeroflot


    United Aircraft has signed formal contracts to deliver 63 aircraft to Russian operator Aeroflot Group by the end of 2025. Aeroflot Group is to take 18 Irkut MC-21s plus 34 SSJ-New aircraft, as well as 11 Tupolev Tu-214s. United Aircraft has also reached agreement to supply eight SSJ-New twinjets to ...

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    In depth

    Airbus shows off latest A321 final assembly line in former Toulouse A380 hall


    Its cavernous halls, 46m ceilings, and giant wall art depicting the superjumbo over the Pyrenees give more than a clue to its previous purpose, but Airbus’s former A380 Jean-Luc Lagardere plant in Toulouse is readjusting to its role as the newest and most technically advanced A320 family final assembly line (FAL).