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    ST Engineering expands Leap-1B MRO capabilities with new test cell


    ST Engineering will expand its MRO support for CFM International’s Leap-1B turbofan with new test cell capabilities in its Singapore facility.

  • A 737 Max wing tip in Boeing's Renton production site on 15 June 2022

    Boeing paused 737 wing manufacturing to address supply shortages


    Boeing in recent weeks temporarily paused manufacturing of wings for its 737 family as the airframer attempted to address parts and labour shortages that are affecting narrowbody production.

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    Boom boosted by American’s 20-unit Overture order


    American Airlines will purchase as many as 20 examples of Boom Supersonic’s developmental Overture passenger jet, becoming the second major US carrier to commit to the programme.

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    C Cubed progresses A320CCF freighter conversion programme


    California-based C Cubed Aerospace is gearing up for the first flight of the initial Airbus A320 to be modified under its CCF freighter conversion programme as it bids to hit a year-end target for the completion of certification activities.

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    Post-evacuation procedures sought to cut risk of straying passengers


    Standardised guidance to prevent hazards involving straying passengers, following an aircraft evacuation, is being sought by delegates to the upcoming ICAO Assembly. Several incidents involving aircraft evacuation – such as that involving a Gulf Air Airbus A321 at Kuwait in July last year – have resulted in passengers wandering into ...

  • Thai A350-900

    Thai A350 sank far below glideslope after shortened approach stressed pilots


    German investigators believe a shortened approach route given to a Thai Airways Airbus A350-900 crew generated increased time stress, resulting in a botched high-speed descent to Frankfurt that took the twinjet far below the glideslope. The aircraft, arriving at night, was just 668ft above ground, while still 6.43nm from the ...

  • SAS A321LR-c-Airbus

    SAS secures $700m bridge financing for Chapter 11 restructuring


    Scandinavian operator SAS has reached a bridge financing agreement for $700 million, as part of its restructuring programme, sourcing funds through Apollo Global Management. The debtor-in-possession credit agreement – plus the company’s own revenue streams – will be used to meet obligations as SAS continues its ‘SAS Forward’ re-organisation scheme ...

  • Isaikin-c-Volga-Dnepr Group

    Russian cargo veteran Isaikin withdraws from outsize specialist Volga-Dnepr


    Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ veteran founder, Alexei Isaikin, has withdrawn from the company’s shareholders. The carrier states that Isaikin, who has worked in the aviation sector for 45 years, is transferring control to the company’s management. Volga-Dnepr Airlines was founded in 1990 and carries out charter air cargo ...

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    IATA to press for ICAO review of pilot upper age limits


    IATA is seeking a review of commercial pilot age limits to help relieve forecast demand for cockpit crews. It has submitted a paper to the upcoming ICAO Assembly which refers to the age limit of 65 imposed on pilots by the Chicago Convention. The paper urges ICAO to examine the ...

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    MC-21 model reflecting domestic-composite wing undergoes flutter tests


    Russian analysts are conducting tests with an Irkut MC-21-300 model with wings representative of those created with domestically-sourced composites. The research at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute is intended to explore the potential for flutter on the twinjet. Irkut and RSK MiG have assisted with development of the 1:7-scale model which ...

  • El Al 787-c-El Al

    El Al to consider wet-leases and more 787s to address capacity shortfall


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is to explore the possibility of additional Boeing 787s from the second half of next year, once it completes introduction of its current fleet. The airline has 15 of the type – comprising 12 787-9s and three 787-8s – and it is expecting to receive one ...

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    Dreamliner deliveries resume but capacity constraints remain


    Boeing’s much-awaited resumption of 787 deliveries on Wednesday provided a welcome boost for the manufacturer and Dreamliner customers who have been facing operational headaches caused by the aircraft delays. American Airlines became the first airline to take delivery of a 787 since US regulators gave Boeing the green light to ...

  • TUI 737-800-c-Alan Wilson Creative Commons

    TUI 737 tail-strike pilot’s training interrupted by pandemic


    UK investigators believe pandemic-related interruptions to a first officer’s flight training probably contributed to a Boeing 737-800 tail-strike incident on take-off from Manchester earlier this year. The first officer rotated the TUI Airways jet too rapidly on departure from runway 23R, causing the tail to contact the ground, and the ...

  • El Al fleet-c-El Al

    El Al works to restore activity levels as recovery gains traction


    Israeli carrier El Al made a pre-tax loss of $90 million for the first half of the year, although a tax gain pushed the airline into a net profit of $34 million. The airline generated revenues of nearly $799 million over the six months to 30 June. El Al says ...

  • A220-300-c-Airbus

    Airbus operational single-aisle fleet passes 10,000


    Airbus A220s have helped lift the airframer’s total global operational single-aisle fleet into five figures, according to the company’s latest backlog data. Its official single-aisle fleet total passed the 10,000 mark in July 2022. Almost three-quarters of these aircraft – some 7,466 – were older A320-family jets, including just over ...

  • LMS-901-c-UZGA

    Siberia’s KrasAvia to acquire LMS-901 fleet for regional connectivity


    Siberian operator KrasAvia has entered a provisional agreement to acquire 10 UZGA LMS-901 multi-purpose aircraft. Deliveries of the Russian-built, single-engined high-wing type will commence in 2025 and run to 2029. KrasAvia says it will become “one of the first customers” for the new aircraft in Russia as a result of ...

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    Profitable Air Arabia progresses with new joint-venture carriers


    Middle Eastern budget carrier Air Arabia’s new Armenian operator Fly Arna commenced operations in July. The Yerevan-based operation obtained its air operator’s certificate in June and subsequently opened services to the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Air Arabia also states that it has reached an “advanced stage” of ...

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    Archer completes preliminary design review of four-seat ‘Midnight’


    Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Archer Aviation has published an image of its piloted four-seat production aircraft, which it’s named “Midnight”.

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    Joby expands military partnership in eVTOL development


    The California developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft says a modification to its existing contract under the US Air Force’s Agility Prime programme is worth $45 million.

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    United pays first installment of $10m to Archer for air taxis


    United Airlines has paid air-taxi developer Archer Aviation $10 million in a first installment on its conditional order with the start-up, representing what the companies say is a “watershed moment” for the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry.