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    Airbus chief Faury ‘relaxed’ over course of single-aisle ramp-up


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury remains confident about the A320neo-family ramp-up, having shifted the trajectory for achieving a monthly production rate of 65 aircraft.

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    Ethiopian completes initial 767-300ER freighter conversion


    Ethiopian Airlines is completed the freighter conversion of an initial Boeing 767-300ER in co-operation with Israel Aerospace Industries. The work was performed within the carrier’s maintenance facilities at its Addis Ababa base. Ethiopian says it began introducing the 767s in 2004 and the twinjets are being replaced by more modern ...

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    Airbus lists A330neo order from unidentified customer


    Two Airbus A330neo twinjets have been ordered by an unidentified customer, the airframer’s latest backlog figures reveal. The aircraft, both the -900 variant, are among 13 jets added to Airbus’s gross orders during September. Another undisclosed operator ordered four A321neos, while China’s Sichuan Airlines is taking three A321neos and three ...

  • MC-21 engine swap-c-United Aircraft

    MC-21 test aircraft flies with PD-14 engines after swap from PW1400Gs


    Irkut has flown an MC-21 test aircraft which was refitted with Russian-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines in place of its original Pratt & Whitney PW1400G powerplants. The aircraft, number 73051, carried out its first flight following the engine-swap from the airframer’s Irkutsk facility. This aircraft originally performed the maiden MC-21 flight, ...

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    Turkish Technic to carry out A330 freighter conversions under EFW agreement


    Conversion specialist EFW is to establish an Airbus A330 passenger-to-freighter modification facility in Istanbul, under a co-operation agreement with maintenance firm Turkish Technic. The agreement will establish the first third-party conversion site for EFW’s A330P2F programme. EFW says the first A330 modification is scheduled to take place in the third ...

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    Neumann nets new roles at Deutsche Aircraft


    Deutsche Aircraft has appointed Nico Neumann as chief operating officer and joint managing director.

  • A350F title-c-Airbus

    Airbus invites public to submit artistic ideas for A350F promotional livery


    Airbus is opening a public competition to design a livery for its new A350 freighter, which is expected to conduct its first flight in 2024. The competition – to be formally launched on 4 October – will run for around eight weeks with submissions due by 28 November. Airbus says ...

  • Comac C919_Weibo

    Beyond C919 certification euphoria, Comac confronts sobering realities


    Getting its C919 certificated is only the start of a potentially long journey for Chinese airframer Comac, as it will have to scale up production and grow orders amid simmering geopolitical tensions.

  • Iberia 500th A350 title-c-Airbus

    Iberia receives first A350 with updated weights and interior


    Spanish carrier Iberia has become the first to take delivery of the latest updated version of the Airbus A350-900. Airbus’s new production standard increases the use of advanced materials to trim the weight by 1.2t, while the maximum take-off weight has been raised by 3t. FlightGlobal had disclosed in June ...

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    China certificates C919 amid little media fanfare


    Chinese civil aviation regulators appear to have certificated Comac’s C919 narrowbody jet, a significant milestone which paves the way for a possible service entry by year-end.

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    ZeroAvia targets Cessna Grand Caravan for fuel cell conversion


    Advanced powertrain developer ZeroAvia has selected the Cessna Grand Caravan as the launch platform for its ZA600 hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system, with certification targeted for 2025.

  • Clean Aviation-c-DLR

    Twenty advanced aircraft projects approved for funding under Clean Aviation scheme


    Twenty proposed projects for the European Union’s Clean Aviation scheme have been selected for funding, after a deadline for candidate programmes closed in June. The strategic research effort is intended to advance promising technologies for developing new aircraft – hydrogen-powered, hybrid-electric regional, and ultra-efficient short-range models – and speed the ...

  • SSJ-New title-c-TsAGI

    SSJ-New testing advances with static-airframe assembly


    Two Irkut SSJ-New twinjets are under construction for flight-testing, as another airframe is assembled for life-cycle tests in Moscow. The flight-test aircraft are among five airframes being built simultaneously at United Aircraft’s facilities. United Aircraft says the SSJ-New, which will have Aviadvigatel PD-8 engines, will include some 40 domestic systems ...

  • A321XLR 2nd test aircraft-c-Airbus

    Second A321XLR flight-test aircraft joins certification programme


    Airbus has commenced flight-testing with a second A321XLR, this time fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, after it departed on its maiden sortie from Hamburg Finkenwerder to Toulouse on 23 September. The airframer is using four aircraft for the XLR certification programme, although only three will have been specifically ...

  • Airbus A350

    Airbus cautiously optimistic over near-term return of widebody order activity


    Airbus chief Guillaume Faury is optimistic of near-term return to widebody aircraft demand, but remains cautious given the sensitivity of the sector to disruption. Speaking at a capital markets briefing on 23 September, Faury said single-aisle aircraft orders had come back in “very large numbers” – as illustrated by recent ...

  • A220-c-Airbus

    A220-500 would turn twinjet into ‘powerful’ product range: Airbus chief


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury has signalled to investors that a stretched A220 is necessary to turn the twinjet into a strong product family. Speaking at a capital markets event on 23 September, Faury said the ‘A220-500’ – as the possible stretch has been loosely dubbed – “makes a lot ...

  • A320neo-c-Airbus

    Engine deliveries to Airbus picking up but supply-chain concerns remain: Faury


    Airbus has observed a pick-up in engine supply over the past couple of months, but believes broader supply-chain issues will not normalise until at least the middle of next year. Chief executive Guillaume Faury, speaking during a capital markets briefing on 23 September, said the airframer still had some 26 ...

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    Airbus expects monthly A320neo output to reach 50 by year-end


    Airbus is expecting to reach an A320neo monthly production rate of around 50 aircraft by the end of this year, as it progresses towards ambitious output levels for the twinjet family.

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    Regent achieves flying milestone with subscale seaglider model


    Start-up seaglider developer Regent Craft’s sub-scale prototype achieved an important milestone last month on its journey to become a viable transport option along coasts or near large bodies of water.

  • Beluga loading CH-53-c-Airbus

    New Airbus Beluga loading system tested with German CH-53 helicopter


    Airbus has undertaken verification tests of a loading system intended for lifting outsize military cargo onto the A300-600ST Beluga transport, as the airframer begins offering the type for third-party services. The five Beluga aircraft – developed to carry Airbus aircraft structures and assemblies between the airframer’s manufacturing facilities – are ...