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    Air Algerie signs for Max 9s as part of fleet modernisation


    Algerian flag-carrier Air Algerie has reached an agreement with Boeing to acquire eight 737 Max 9 aircraft. The airline signed an agreement with the US airframer about three weeks after it disclosed that it had provisionally selected the type for its single-aisle fleet renewal. All 737 Max jets are powered ...

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    Rockton chief outlines lessor’s role in decarbonisation push


    Swedish ‘boutique lessor’ Rockton is eyeing an emerging market for low-carbon aviation as it completes its transition from an investor in traditional regional turboprops.

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    Boeing betting that SAF will carry aviation to net-zero carbon target


    Though propulsion systems powered by electricity and hydrogen show promise, Boeing says sustainable aviation fuel has emerged as the leading emissions-reduction strategy for airlines worldwide. 

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    Rolls-Royce to pause UltraFan testing after first phase as it waits on airframer need


    Rolls-Royce will put its UltraFan demonstrator programme on hold once the initial phase of testing is complete as it waits for customer interest in a new powerplant to materialise.

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    Aero Volga’s Swiss successor aims to make waves with 19-seat all-electric amphibian


    His father created one of the few successful aviation start-ups in post-Soviet Russia, producing the eight-passenger Aero Volga LA-8 amphibian. Now George Alafinov wants to build on that legacy by developing a 19-seat electric successor in Switzerland, with the aim of flying the seaplane by 2026.

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    Embraer considers up-market move in business jet arena in bid to keep customers


    Brazilian manufacturer Embraer sees an opportunity to eventually develop a larger business jet to help it retain customers looking to upgrade from midsize Praetor 500s and 600s.

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    EasyJet leasing older A320s to reinforce fleet capacity


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is looking to reinforce its fleet with the lease of older Airbus A320s which would be delivered by the end of this year. The airline says it has a commitment to lease 11 mid-life A320s up to the first quarter of its 2023-24 fiscal year, which ...

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    Rolls-Royce runs UltraFan for first time


    Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the first tests of its new UltraFan technology demonstrator at its Derby, UK site, with the engine running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel.

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    United Aircraft aims to build MC-21 engine nacelle plant in Voronezh


    Russia’s United Aircraft is looking to establish a new production centre in Voronezh, specialising in engine nacelles for the Aviadvigatel PD-14 and PD-8 powerplants. These engines have been developed for the Irkut MC-21 and SSJ-New programmes. United Aircraft states that its Ilyushin division has reached an agreement with the government ...

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    Il-114-300 set for high-speed flight tests following engine certification


    United Engine’s Klimov division aims to produce several powerplants this year for Ilyushin Il-114-300 high-speed flight testing. Russian federal air transport authority Rosaviatsia has recently approved the Klimov TV7-117ST-01 engine for operation at altitudes of 6,000m (19,700ft) and speeds up to 297kt. This is the regime for the next planned ...

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    Flydubai enhances UAE-Canadian links with Air Canada codeshare


    Closer air transport ties between Canada and the United Arab Emirates are being further tightened with a codeshare agreement between Air Canada and Flydubai. The two sides have increased co-operation with Emirates opening a new route to Montreal – its second service to Canada – and Air Canada’s cargo division ...

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    Helvetic leases more E190s to reinforce summer capacity


    Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways is leasing another pair of Embraer 190s, which will be sourced from TrueNoord. The aircraft will be place under three-year operating leases with the airline. They will take Helvetic’s fleet to 18 E-Jets, including six E190s. Helvetic also uses 12 of the re-engined E2 family, ...

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    Spin and stall characteristics modelled for Russia’s LMS-901 certification


    Russian airframer UZGA’s LMS-901 Baikal has been undergoing high angle-of-attack and spin modelling at Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, as part of certification preparation. The Baikal is a single-engined utility aircraft intended for regional connectivity to remote areas, replacing older types such as the Antonov An-2. As part of its development, ...

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    US government seeks input to help define air taxi ‘national strategy’


    The US government has kicked off an information-gathering effort to help it prepare for a future that could include widespread operation of regional and intra-city small electric aircraft.

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    Oman Air 737 grounded in Iran after sustaining debris damage on landing


    One of Oman Air’s aircraft has been damaged by runway debris while landing in Iran, forcing the grounding of the jet. The Boeing 737-900ER had been operating the carrier’s WY2435 service – a chartered flight – from Muscat to Shiraz on 15 May. Oman Air says the twinjet sustained damage ...

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    Sichuan Airlines receives first Chinese A330-300 converted freighter


    Chinese operator Sichuan Airlines has taken delivery of the country’s first converted Airbus A330-300 freighter, through lessor CDB Aviation. The twinjet – powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines – was modified by the EFW joint venture and Shanghair Technologies Aerospace Company at a facility in Shanghai Pudong. “Introduction of this ...

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    German start-up USC looks to operate A340s including converted freighters


    German-based start-up operator USC is intending to operate Airbus A340 converted freighters, and has reached an agreement on the modification with the UK’s Avensis Aviation. USC is located in Frankfurt and aims to serve long-range routes with A340-300s and -600s from this summer. It is intending initially to conduct wet-lease ...

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    Deutsche Aircraft books first agreement for D328eco


    Deutsche Aircraft has secured Private Wings as a launch customer for its D328eco, with the German operator signing a tentative agreement for the twin-turboprop.

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    Court grants approval for SAS’s equity-raise solicitation


    Scandinavian carrier SAS has obtained court approval to commence solicitation procedures to raise equity as part of the airline’s ‘SAS Forward’ restructuring programme. The carrier, which is under US Chapter 11 protection, states that potential investors will have about 13 weeks to present final bids. “We will conduct a competitive ...

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    Ukraine’s SkyUp creates Maltese carrier to establish EU presence


    Ukrainian carrier SkyUp Airlines has established a Maltese division, giving the operator a presence in the European Union. It has branded the division SkyUp MT and says it has obtained an air operator’s certificate as well as other regulatory certifications. SkyUp has transferred an initial aircraft, a 189-seat Boeing 737-800, ...