All Aircraft programmes articles – Page 9

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    Sustainable fuel crucial to Airbus fleet emission-reduction targets


    Airbus has secured approval for its decarbonisation roadmap which includes a 46% reduction, by 2035, of emissions intensity generated by its in-service commercial aircraft. The airframer submitted near-term science-based targets for emissions in their entirety which, it says, have newly been assessed and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative ...

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    Airbus intends to deliver 720 commercial aircraft in 2023


    Airbus is intending to deliver 720 commercial aircraft this year, the figure it had originally laid down for 2022 before supply-chain problems forced a downward revision. But this target still remains far below the 863 deliveries it managed to achieve in 2019, the year prior to the onset of disruption ...

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    Airbus further slows single-aisle ramp-up but aims to hike long-haul output


    Airbus has slowed the trajectory of its A320neo-family ramp-up by around a year, in response to supply-chain concerns, pushing the 75-per-month production target back to 2026. The airframer had intended to take A320neo-family monthly output to 65 aircraft by early 2024, but this has been revised to the end of ...

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    Airbus names polymer firm executive as new chief financial officer


    Airbus has named Thomas Toepfer as its new chief financial officer, who is set to succeed Dominik Asam from the beginning of September. Asam is set to leave the airframer on 3 March. The company says its defence and space division’s executive vice-president for finance, Xavier Tardy, will serve as ...

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    Third flight-test A321XLR receives ‘QR code’ livery


    Airbus has unveiled the latest livery on its A321XLR prototype fleet, rolling out the paint scheme on its third flight-test airframe. The twinjet – MSN11080, fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines – carried out its maiden flight in October last year. Airbus is using the aircraft primarily for maturity testing ...

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    Ilyushin prioritises Il-114-300 flight-testing after management reshuffle


    United Aircraft has rejigged the management of its Ilyushin division, as it looks to resume flight-testing of the Il-114-300 turboprop and make preparations to fly the new Il-96-400M. Daniil Brenerman has been appointed as Ilyushin managing director, while predecessor Sergei Yarkovoy will head its board of directors. Brenerman was previously ...

  • A330neo wings Bremen-c-Airbus

    Airbus hands Bremen A321neo work as A330 wing tasks shift to UK


    Airbus has reached a provisional agreement with German representatives over future operations at its Bremen plant, alleviating concerns dating back three years that long-haul aircraft wing work would be withdrawn from the facility. The agreement, signed on 9 February, centres on ensuring future viability of the site. Under the plan ...

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    EU invites aircraft technology proposals for new round of Clean Aviation funding


    European Union representatives are seeking proposals to receive a new round of funding in the Clean Aviation initiative intended to advance decarbonisation technology for air transport. This second round of funding will be worth over €350 million ($375 million), including EU contributions of €137 million and private investment. The call ...

  • ATR Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    ATR and P&WC seal 100% SAF pact


    ATR and Pratt & Whitney Canada have concluded an agreement to ensure the PW127-series engines powering the airframer’s twin-turboprop range are able to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025.

  • Lufthansa Airbus A380

    How supply-demand crunch has given A380 a fresh lease of life


    After initially looking as though the pandemic was going to bring an unceremonious end to several carriers’ Airbus A380 operations, a capacity shortage means the ultra-large jet will be flying far more widely this summer than previously expected

  • Everts MD-83 freighter-c-Aeronautical Engineers

    Everts seeks MD-88 converted freighter from Aeronautical Engineers


    While US modification specialist Aeronautical Engineers’ recent activity has been primarily focused on Boeing 737-800 work, the company has received a request for an MD-88 cargo conversion. Everts Air Cargo, based in Alaska, is seeking the MD-88SF freighter for fleet expansion. Aeronautical Engineers says it will begin modifying the twinjet ...

  • Uzbekistan A320neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus books orders for three-dozen aircraft in January


    Airbus has recorded net orders for 36 aircraft – all single-aisle models – for the first month of the year. The airframer listed orders for a dozen A320neo-family jets from Uzbekistan Airways and a dozen A220-300s for Delta Air Lines. It also revealed an agreement for 12 aircraft – six ...

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    Inquiry opens into firefighting 737 accident in southwest Australia


    Australian investigators have opened an inquiry into an accident involving a Boeing 737 firefighting aircraft near Ravensthorpe in the southwest of the country.

  • A330-200P2F-c-EFW

    Airbus prepares to deliver converted A330-200 after EFW modification


    Airbus has taken delivery of an A330-200 converted from a passenger to freighter configuration, ahead of its being handed over to an Asian operator. The aircraft underwent modification at the EFW facility in which Airbus is a partner. EFW identifies the airframe as MSN810, a Rolls-Royce Trent-powered example which was ...

  • Last_747_on_apron Atlas Air
    In depth

    Personal perspectives on the legacy of the Boeing 747


    As Boeing on 31 January brought and end to more than 50 years of jumbo jet production, FlightGlobal gets some perspectives on why the 747 meant so much to those who knew the aircraft.

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    Last of the jumbos: Boeing closes chapter with final 747 delivery


    Boeing has delivered its final 747, closing a chapter on an aircraft that revolutionised travel, linked distant cities, made the world seem smaller and became a symbol of American industrial might and of last century’s jet-set culture.

  • 777-300ERSF title-c-IAI

    New Hong Kong firm Fly Meta to take converted 777-300ER freighters


    Four converted Boeing 777-300ER freighters are to be delivered to a Hong Kong-based cargo charter carrier through a lease agreement with AerCap. The aircraft are being converted into 777-300ERSFs under the Israel Aerospace Industries modification programme for the twinjet type. IAI had embarked on the programme with US lessor GECAS ...

  • TVRS-44 spin test title-c-TsAGI

    Analysts explore spin recovery modes for proposed TVRS-44 turboprop


    Russian researchers have continued performance analysis of the proposed UZGA TVRS-44 Ladoga twin-turboprop, with assessment of unusual attitudes.

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    Airbus continues recruitment ramp-up to feed new technological activities


    Airbus is embarking on a recruitment drive to hire another 13,000 personnel this year, matching its effort last year.

  • TVRS ditching test title-c-TsAGI

    TVRS-44 undergoes performance analysis for water ditching scenarios


    Russian analysts have been examining the behaviour of the proposed UZGA TVRS-44 turboprop during ditching events. The aircraft – also known as the ‘Ladoga’ – is a twin-engined high-wing design intended to accommodate 40-50 passengers. Researchers at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute have completed a series of tests for an emergency ...