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  • 737 Max and Leap engine-c-Boeing

    737 Max awaits engine inlet design fix to avert risk of severe damage from anti-ice


    Boeing is undertaking design modification of the 737 Max engine inlet after discovering that use of engine anti-ice in certain operating conditions can result in failure of the inlet’s inner barrel and substantial cowl damage. Operators must revise the aircraft’s flight manual to instruct pilots not to use engine anti-ice ...

  • Conair Dash 8-c-Conair Group

    Airtanker specialist Conair picks up more Dash 8s to counter increasing wildfire risk


    Canadian aerial firefighting specialist Conair Group is purchasing another seven De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops for conversion into airborne tankers. It is sourcing the aircraft from Kirk Aviation, via asset manager Aergo Capital. Aergo says it handed over the final Dash 8 to Conair in July. It identifies this last ...

  • Ryanair 737 Max 10

    Boeing reveals 737 Max order split


    Boeing has for the first time revealed the sales breakdown for its 737 Max family, with the developmental -10 closing in on the 1,000-order mark.

  • Boeing777x-c-Boeing

    Boeing stretches 777-8 passenger jet to match freighter’s fuselage


    Boeing has increased the fuselage length on the 777-8 passenger jet, bringing it into line with the freighter variant.

  • SSJ-New model windtunnel-c-TsAGI

    SSJ-New model undergoes aerodynamic flutter analysis


    Irkut’s SSJ-New, the successor to the Superjet 100, is undergoing aeroelasticity testing as part of the preparation for the aircraft’s maiden flight. An initial round of flutter tests was carried out in June at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute in Moscow. This testing has been conducted with a model of the ...

  • A350-900-c-Airbus

    Airbus reveals more A350 agreements as net orders top 1,100


    Airbus has revealed orders for 10 A350-900s in its latest backlog figures, listing them against two undisclosed customers. Four of the type were ordered on 11 July and another six on 31 July. But Airbus’s figures for the month show it has also cut three A350-900s from its total, all ...

  • SSJ-100-c-Irkut

    First Russian-built collision-avoidance system to be fitted on Superjet


    Russian avionics specialist Navigator is aiming to deliver the country’s first domestically-built collision-avoidance system later this year. Navigator says the system – known as SPSV – has passed the third of four certification stages for aviation equipment under Russian standards. The fourth stage will finalise the process and confirm that ...

  • mc-21 livery title-c-rostec

    MC-21 manufacturer Irkut to rebrand under prominent Yakovlev name


    Russian airframer Irkut is to be rebranded with the Yakovlev name, with the migration taking place by the end of August. Irkut is the manufacturer of the MC-21 and also produces the Superjet 100 and its successor, the SSJ-New. Yakovlev design bureau is already a part of Irkut but the ...

  • A320neo production-c-Airbus

    Airbus drops interim A320neo rate references to focus on 75-per-month target


    Airbus has dropped references to an interim monthly production-rate target of 65 aircraft for the A320neo-family programme, to focus instead on its ambitions to reach the higher output of 75 per month. The airframer had been looking to achieve the figure of 65 by the end of 2024, and 75 ...

  • A321XLR debut

    Airbus explores options to offset weight penalty of A321XLR’s reinforced fuel tank


    Airbus is exploring options to ensure modifications to the A321XLR’s fuel tank do not impose a weight penalty that will significantly affect the aircraft’s range. The A321XLR – which is scheduled to enter service in the second quarter of next year – is intended to offer carriers the ability to ...

  • A320neo PW-c-Airbus

    No short-term production disruption from latest P&W engine snag: Airbus chief


    Airbus is confident that the latest snag to affect Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines will not disrupt A320neo-family production this year, but the airframer has yet to assess potential effects further out. Pratt & Whitney parent RTX disclosed on 25 July that a “rare condition” in powder metal used for ...

  • A320neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus maintains ramp-up schedules and full-year delivery target


    Airbus is maintaining its ramp-up schedule targets as the airframer turns in flat adjusted earnings of €2.26 billion ($2.5 billion) for its commercial aircraft division for the half-year. Revenues for the six months to 30 June increased by 16% to €20.3 billion as the company achieved higher deliveries of 316 ...

  • 737-c-Collins Aerospace

    Safran proposes acquisition of Collins’ flight-control and actuator business


    French aerospace firm Safran is looking to acquire flight-control and actuation activities from RTX’s Collins Aerospace operation in a cash transaction. Collins Aerospace supplies the systems to commercial and military aircraft, as well as helicopters, and the activity is spread across eight facilities in Europe and Asia. Safran’s offer is ...

  • Harbin Y-12F-c-Harbin Aircraft

    Chinese Y-12F commuter turboprop secures European certification


    Chinese manufacturer Harbin Aircraft’s Y-12F commuter transport has secured European certification, seven years after obtaining US approval. The Y-12F is a 19-seat high-wing twin-turboprop, a development of the Y-12 which first flew over four decades ago – although the latest variant differs substantially from the original. It is powered by ...

  • TransNusa ARJ21 3

    Indonesia’s TransNusa to operate ARJ21’s first international flight


    Indonesian carrier TransNusa is set to operate the Comac ARJ21 regional jet on flights to Kuala Lumpur, marking the type’s first international route since it entered commercial service seven years ago. 

  • Ecojet Twin Otter-c-Ecojet

    Environmental airline start-up plans to retrofit turboprops with hydrogen-electric engines


    Entrepreneurs behind environmental ventures in the UK are aiming to set up a Scottish-based carrier operating turboprops powered by hydrogen-electric engines. The would-be carrier, branded Ecojet, aims to use 70-seat and 19-seat aircraft types, retrofitted with the necessary powertrains. It has indicated that De Havilland Dash 8-400s and DHC-6 Twin ...

  • China Eastern second C919

    Comac delivers second C919 to China Eastern and firms up Hainan leases


    Comac has delivered a second C919 to launch customer China Eastern Airlines, as the carrier looks to ramp up operations of the type.  

  • Hydrogen combustion test rig-c-DLR

    Cologne research centre analyses hydrogen combustion under realistic engine conditions


    German aerospace laboratory DLR has carried out trials of hydrogen combustion under realistic aircraft engine operating conditions, through a European Union research programme. DLR has been co-operating with US powerplant manufacturer General Electric on the combustion of 100% hydrogen in engines. GE Aerospace supplied a new system designed for direct ...

  • Dourdan site-c-Cobham Aerospace Communications

    Thales expands avionics line by acquiring Cobham radio and satcom arm


    French aerospace firm Thales has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire cockpit radio and satcom specialist Cobham Aerospace Communications for around $1.1 billion. Cobham Aerospace Communications – also known as AeroComms – is based in Paris, and has 690 personnel with annual revenues of $200 million. Thales says it aims to ...

  • New A320neo-family line-c-Airbus

    Airbus formally inaugurates new Toulouse A320neo-family assembly line


    Airbus has formally inaugurated a new A320neo-family final assembly line at its Toulouse manufacturing facility, which will support the airframer’s single-aisle ramp-up strategy. The assembly line will be capable of producing variants including the A321neo, which has recently become the most-ordered aircraft variant in Airbus’s range. It has already commenced ...