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  • UAM Electric Motor-c-Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce pulls plug on electric propulsion plans


    Rolls-Royce intends to divest its electrical powertrain business as it seeks to exit non-core operations.

  • Ecojet Twin Otter-c-Ecojet

    Proposed UK start-up Ecojet reaches agreement for ZeroAvia engines on electric fleet


    Proposed UK start-up carrier Ecojet is intending to equip its fleet with engines from hydrogen-electric propulsion specialist ZeroAvia. Ecojet aims to commence services next year, initially with conventionally-fuelled regional aircraft, with plans to switch to electrically-powered versions once the powerplants are certified. The carrier has reached an agreement covering 70 ...

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    ZeroAvia raises $116 million in Series C funding round


    Advanced propulsion developer ZeroAvia has closed its Series C funding round, having raised a total of $116 million. ZeroAvia announced in September that Airbus, Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital and Neom Investment Fund were leading the latest round and have now been joined by the government-owned UK Infrastructure Bank. ...

  • Aegean A320neo-c-Aegean Airlines

    Aegean adapts operations as it seeks compensation for A320neo engine issues


    Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is expecting to reach, by the end of this year, a compensation agreement with Pratt & Whitney over disruption arising from engine inspections on its Airbus A320neo-family jets. Speaking during a 24 November briefing, Aegean chair Eftichios Vassilakis said the airline had been holding “significant discussions” ...

  • Comac C919 variants

    Comac teases two new C919 variants


    Comac appears to have unveiled shortened and stretched variants of its C919 narrowbody, more than a year after the programme was certificated by Chinese regulators. 

  • Hi Fly A330-c-Hi Fly

    Wet-lease specialist Hi Fly acquires another pair of A330s


    Wet-lease operator Hi Fly has acquired a pair of Airbus A330-200s to expand its capacity, placing them on the Maltese register. Both aircraft are identically configured, says the company, with 269 seats – including 18 in the business-class cabin and 251 in economy. “These modern and reliable acquisitions will further ...

  • Aurigny title-c-Aurigny

    Aurigny said to be swapping its E195 for more ATRs


    Guernsey-based regional carrier Aurigny is to replace its single Embraer 195 with a pair of ATR 72 turboprops, as part of a simplification plan. The airline has six aircraft but the E195 is the only jet in the fleet. Chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout says the plan will “rebalance” the fleet, ...

  • ERA

    Aura seeks fresh investment as new ERA nears


    Hybrid-electric developer Aura Aero is embarking on a second financing round to keep on track a plan to deliver its 19-seat hybrid Electric Regional Aircraft, or ERA, by 2028. The Toulouse-based company has already raised €55 million ($59 million) since its founding five years ago and needs roughly the same ...

  • Finnair A350-c-Finnair

    Finnair repays government’s €400m loan following share issue


    Finnair has confirmed repayment of a capital loan, with interest, to the Finnish government following a new share issue. The carrier drew down the loan of €400 million ($437 million) last year. Its share issue, conducted in November this year, raised gross proceeds of €570 million. Finnair says the government ...

  • Icelandair 737 Max-c-Icelandair

    Icelandair Group still expecting full-year profit despite seismic activity near Keflavik


    Icelandair Group is still expecting a full-year net profit despite the effect of seismic activity on tourism flow to the country. The operator states that the geological situation has not affected flights at its Reykjavik Keflavik hub. But Iceland’s meteorological office has been monitoring the area around Grindavik, some 17km ...

  • Bluebird 737 accident CDG title-c-BEA via FedEx

    Absence of hydraulic brake pressure allowed 737 freighter to roll away after pushback


    French investigators believe the crew of a Bluebird Cargo Boeing 737-400 freighter did not activate an electric pump to pressurise hydraulics on the aircraft, leaving the brakes non-functional, before the aircraft rolled into obstacles at Paris Charles de Gaulle. The cargo jet (TF-BBM) had been pushing back from parking station ...

  • A350-c-Airbus

    A350 uncommanded altitude deviations persist despite control unit update


    Airbus is investigating further uncommanded altitude changes on A350 twinjets despite modifications implemented after a similar situation emerged on the type two years ago. A350 crews had previously been given a revised altitude-selection procedure after investigations found that a failure of the altitude-selector dial – located on the flight control ...

  • 787-10-c-Boeing

    Emirates’ Clark underlines higher-weight 787-10’s network flexibility


    Emirates president Tim Clark indicates that availability of a higher-weight Boeing 787-10 was behind its decision to reinstate the variant as part of the carrier’s rejig of 787 orders. The airline had originally indicated in 2017 that it would introduce 40 787-10s but ultimately agreed, two years later, to take ...

  • Airbus

    Jet2 converts options on 12 more A320neo-family jets as profits run continues


    UK leisure carrier Jet2 has converted options on 12 more Airbus A320neo-family jets to take its firm orders for the type to 110.

  • Kenya Cargo 737-800F title-c-Kenya Airways

    Kenya Airways introducing 737-800 freighters to enhance cargo capacity


    Kenya Airways is introducing a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters in order to expand its cargo capacity. The flag-carrier says the freighters will contribute to its “diversification strategy” and address a “growing demand” for cargo carriage in the region. Kenya Airways currently operates a pair of older 737-300 freighters. ...

  • Embraer Energia family concept -- electric/hydrogen
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    Embraer predicts ‘wave’ of E-Jet orders as company continues operational turnaround


    Embraer executives say demand for E-Jets is lagging a broader boom for larger aircraft like Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies. Soon, they say, airlines will turn more attention to E-Jets to fill a market-segment gap.

  • Cessna Skyhawk

    BAA Training signs for 48 Cessna Skyhawk trainer aircraft


    Lithuania-headquartered BAA Training has agreed to buy 48 examples of Textron Aviation’s Cessna Skyhawk aircraft, which are expected to be delivered in 2026.

  • 737 Max 10-c-Boeing

    FAA clears Boeing to start 737 Max 10 certification flights


    The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing to begin the certification flight-test programme for its 737 Max 10, moving the manufacturer closer to completing the aircraft’s long-delayed certification effort.

  • A380 SAF-c-Emirates

    Emirates flies A380 part-powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel


    Emirates has operated an Airbus A380 partly powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel, claiming to be the first carrier to conduct such a demonstration flight with the double-deck type. The aircraft departed Dubai on 22 November with one of its four Engine Alliance GP7200 powerplants – as well as its ...

  • ALAFCO A320neo

    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO terminates A320neo purchase contract


    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO is cancelling a contract for Airbus A320neo twinjets, the company has disclosed to the emirate’s stock exchange. ALAFCO has given few details about the decision, but says it has “reached an agreement” with Airbus to “terminate” the contract for the purchase order. It ordered 50 A320neos in ...