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  • First Toulouse FAL A321neo-c-Airbus

    First A321neo emerges from Airbus’s new Toulouse assembly line


    Airbus has shown off an A321neo for Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines, the first of the type to roll off the airframer’s new Toulouse production line. The aircraft (TC-RDK) is a CFM International Leap-1A-powered twinjet. “It is the first A321neo fully assembled from our Toulouse final assembly line,” the airframer states. Airbus ...

  • 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. 

  • 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 ...

  • E-Jet E2

    Embraer clinches Singapore certification for E2 jets


    The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has certificated Embraer’s E2 family of regional jets, ahead of the type’s entry into service with Singapore-based Scoot. 

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 777-9 at Dubai title-c-FlightGlobal

    Boeing 777-9 edges towards formal certification test phase


    Boeing is edging towards type inspection authorisation from the US FAA for its 777-9, the point at which it will commence the formal certification testing demonstration for the twinjet. The airframer has brought its WH001 test aircraft to the show, which carries several engineering stations as well as a dozen ...

  • tu-214-c-united aircraft

    Modernisation of Kazan plant underway to support Tu-214 production hike


    Russia’s United Aircraft has embarked on an expansion of aerospace facilities at Kazan in order to support an increase in Tupolev Tu-214 production. The twinjet – which first flew in 1996 – has only been built in small numbers, and aircraft recently manufactured have been delivered to the Russian government ...

  • E195-E2 London City landing-c-Embraer

    E195-E2 secures steep-approach clearance for London City airport


    Embraer’s largest re-engined E-Jet, the 195-E2, has secured certification to conduct the steep approach into London City airport. The twinjet obtained the approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. It complements a similar EASA clearance for the smaller E190-E2 achieved two years ago. London City has a short runway ...

  • A350 assembly-c-Airbus

    Airbus vows to take lessons from A320neo ramp-up when raising A350 rate


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury is confident that the airframer can justify and manage the ramp-up of A350 production back to its pre-crisis level in 2026. The company is looking to restore a 10-per-month production rate for the widebody twinjet family. “We have secured a number of orders, we have ...

  • UpNext Citation VII-c-Airbus

    Airbus UpNext flies Citation test aircraft which will evolve into morphing-wing demonstrator


    Airbus innovation arm UpNext has conducted an initial test flight with a modified Cessna Citation VII which will ultimately serve as the platform for advanced wing technology. UpNext is aiming to develop a biomimicry-based morphing wing to maximise aerodynamic efficiency and reduce fuel-burn. Airbus says the Citation – with a ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    Airbus aims to restore A350 programme’s 10-per-month production rate


    Airbus is aiming to hike production of the A350 to 10 aircraft per month in 2026, returning to pre-crisis levels, while continuing to seek a four-per-month rate for the A330 in 2024. The airframer had previously disclosed that it was looking to take monthly A350 production to nine at the ...

  • Comac Stand

    Comac confirms ‘C929’ moniker as widebody enters ‘detailed design’ stage


    Comac’s in-development C929 widebody programme appears to be progressing, despite the Chinese airframer having quietly dropped its Russian joint-venture partner.   

  • Il-96-400M first flight front-on-c-United Aircraft

    Stretched Ilyushin Il-96-400M carries out maiden flight


    Russia’s United Aircraft has carried out the maiden flight of its Ilyushin Il-96-400M, a stretched and modernised version of the four-engined airliner. The Il-96-400M – rolled out in the aerospace firm’s corporate livery earlier this year – took off from Voronezh on 1 November for a 26min sortie. United Aircraft ...

  • ARJ21 freighters

    Comac delivers first ARJ21 converted freighters


    Comac has delivered its first pair of ARJ21 converted freighters, as the airframer hails the “solid step forward” for China’s aerospace sector. 

  • MC-21-310-c-Rostec

    Russian developer starts shipping domestically-built avionics for MC-21


    Russian state technology corporation Rostec has shipped the first domestically-built avionics equipment for the Yakovlev MC-21. The equipment – system control panels and lighting for the cockpit – has been developed by radio-electronic specialist KRET’s Ulyanovsk instrumentation design bureau. Russia’s government has been pursuing a programme of import substitution, to ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    Airbus details range expectations from latest A350-1000 weight increase


    Airbus expects the range of its A350-1000 to increase by around 180nm following a hike in the twinjet’s maximum take-off weight. The airframer is raising the take-off weight to 322t – an increase of 3t – and says this will stretch the aircraft’s range to some 8,900nm at maximum passenger ...

  • Air Inuit 737-800-c-Air Inuit

    Air Inuit’s 737-800 freighters to be converted by Aeronautical Engineers


    Canadian operator Air Inuit has selected US-based Aeronautical Engineers to convert three Boeing 737-800s into freighter configuration. The carrier had disclosed earlier this year that it planned to take three 737-800s to replace older 737-200s. Two of the three aircraft will be converted into a combi configuration. Aeronautical Engineers has ...