All air transport news – Page 31

  • GEnx 787-c-GE Aerospace

    Angola’s TAAG picks GEnx to power 787 fleet


    Angolan flag-carrier TAAG has selected General Electric GEnx engines for its Boeing 787 fleet, in an agreement which will also include a spare powerplant. TAAG disclosed in October that it was ordering four 787s although it did not indicate a delivery schedule. Boeing’s official backlog figures indicate that the TAAG ...

  • Steven Udvar-Hazy, Air Lease

    ​Widebody delivery timelines likely to slip as order books fill-up: Udvar-Hazy


    Steven Udvar-Hazy, executive chairman of aircraft lessor Air Lease, believes delivery timelines are likely to change for some airlines given the long lead times in the market currently for future aircraft deliveries.

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    Ethiopian Airlines chief in the market for more aircraft after Boeing order


    Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Mesfin Tasew expects to place further aircraft orders as part of its Vision 2035 growth strategy after commiting to up to 67 Boeing aircraft at the Dubai air show.

  • Wright Electric hybrid Thrush Aircraft S2R-T34

    Wright Electric and Axter flight test hybrid-electric system on Thrush S2R


    Start-up Wright Electric has completed test flights of a hybrid-electric modified crop-dusting aircraft and has squeezed more power out of a separate electric motor it is developing to power regional passenger aircraft.

  • Saudia2- 787

    Boeing 737 deliveries crept along in October but sales momentum continues


    Boeing’s 737 delivery pace remained slow in October though the aircraft manufacturer landed a major 737 sale in the period and continued building its backlog of 787 orders.

  • Oman Air 737 freighter-c-Boeing

    Oman Air receives converted 737-800 freighter


    Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air has received a Boeing 737-800 converted freighter, the airline’s first dedicated cargo aircraft. Oman Air, based in Muscat, took delivery of the jet after modification work at China’s STAECO engineering facility in Shandong. “The freighter will contribute to the growth of the air cargo logistics ...

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    MTU advances next-generation powertrain projects


    MTU Aerospace continues to progress two next-generation propulsion concepts with that activity buoyed by the recent award of EU funding to accelerate work on a fuel cell powertrain.

  • Emirates 777-9 title-c-Emirates

    Emirates' Clark: 777X follow-on order a balance of confidence and lead times


    Emirates president Tim Clark is optimistic that the Boeing 777-9 service entry is on track, expecting the type inspection authorisation – which begins formal certification tests – around February next year. Speaking during the Dubai air show on 14 November, a day after Emirates committed to another 90 777Xs, Clark ...

  • Abelo ATR-c-ATR

    Lessor Abelo makes beeline for more ATRs


    Recently formed regional aircraft lessor Abelo has returned to ATR for another batch of up to 20 aircraft, potentially doubling its commitment for the twin-turboprop type.

  • 777-300ERSF N779CK outside-c-FlightGlobal

    Conversion momentum builds as IAI inducts more 777-300ERs for modification


    Israel Aerospace Industries has completed two Boeing 777-300ER freighter conversions, and is in the process of modifying another three, with the aircraft due to enter service next year. One aircraft (N778CK) is undertaking the flight-test and certification programme, while a second (N779CK) is being displayed at the Dubai air show. ...

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    Cebu Pacific to ground up to 20 jets through 2024 as PW1100G woes crimp growth


    Cebu Pacific expects to ground 10 Pratt and Whitney PW1100G-powered jets in January alone, with up to 20 aircraft likely to be taken out of operations through next year. 

  • A350-1000 at Dubai-c-Airbus

    Emirates will only assess A350-1000 once engines meet durability demands: Clark


    Emirates believes the Airbus A350-1000 would fit into the carrier’s fleet, but it will not be considered until Rolls-Royce is able to offer greater engine durability for the airline’s specific conditions and operations. The A350-1000 is powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97, a higher-thrust version of the XWB-84 used on ...

  • Dash 8-c-De Havilland Canada

    Kenya’s Advantage Air to have quick-change Dash 8-400 kit


    Kenyan cargo specialist Advantage Air Travel is to receive a quick-change freighter kit to support its De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 operation. The agreement, disclosed at the Dubai air show, is intended to provide the company with greater flexibility while operating the turboprop type. It enables the operator to convert ...

  • SCAT 737 Max 8-c-Boeing

    Kazakhstan’s SCAT to bring in more 737 Max jets


    Kazakhstan carrier SCAT Airlines has placed a follow-on order for seven Boeing 737 Max 8s. The order, which was previously attributed to an unidentified customer in Boeing’s official backlog figures, will add to SCAT existing fleet of three Max 8s and five Max 9s. The airline plans to use the ...

  • RAM 787-c-Boeing

    Royal Air Maroc revealed as customer for another pair of 787s


    Royal Air Maroc has placed a follow-on order for a pair of Boeing 787-9s as part of the airline’s development of long-haul operations. The Casablanca-based carrier already has nine 787s, a mix of the -8 and -9, all fitted with General Electric GEnx engines. Boeing has disclosed that the airline ...

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    Joby and Volocopter fly air taxis in New York City


    Two air taxi makers descended on New York City on 12 November to show the capabilities of their electric aircraft ahead of planned operations as soon as 2025.

  • 737 Max 8-c-Boeing

    EgyptAir to take 737 Max 8s under Air Lease agreement


    EgyptAir is to lease 18 new Boeing 737 Max 8s from US-based Air Lease as part of the airline’s fleet-expansion plans. It marks EgyptAir’s first Max jets. The Star Alliance carrier is already an operator of Boeing 737-800s and Airbus A320neos. Delivery of the Max aircraft will run from 2025 ...

  • Thales IFE-c-Thales

    Thales reconfirms in-flight entertainment provision for Emirates 777Xs


    French aerospace firm Thales has reconfirmed that it will supply the in-flight entertainment system for Emirates’ Boeing 777X fleet. Thales will provide the Dubai-based airline with its Avant Up equipment from 2025. Emirates previously had 115 777Xs on order but has newly-unveiled an enhanced agreement covering 90 additional 777Xs – ...

  • Air Baltic A220-c-Air Baltic

    Air Baltic orders more A220s as it looks to take fleet to 100 by end of decade


    Latvian carrier Air Baltic is extending its commitment to the Airbus A220, with an agreement which will take its fleet to 100 of the type by the end of the decade. It is taking 30 more of the aircraft through a deal which also includes 20 purchase rights. The airline ...

  • Emirates 777X

    Emirates takes more 777Xs in $52bn expansion while Flydubai steps up to 787s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has unveiled an agreement for 90 additional Boeing 777X twinjets, and a revised 787 deal, while its partner airline Flydubai is branching into widebody operations with 30 787-9s. Emirates values its part of the order – disclosed on the first day of the Dubai air show ...