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  • Boom Overture and Symphony-c-Boom Supersonic

    Boom discloses more Overture detail as it sources main aerostructures


    Boom Supersonic has revealed greater detail of its Overture aircraft design, including its Symphony engine, after selecting primary suppliers to produce the composite fuselage, wing and empennage of the Mach 1.7 jet.

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    Japan’s SkyDrive reveals higher seat-count eVTOL amid 2026 certification target


    Japan-based advanced air mobility company SkyDrive modified the specifications of its eponymous electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft by adding an extra seat, amid plans to have the programme certificated by 2026.

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    Airbus insists A350-1000 sufficient for high-capacity fleet renewal


    Airbus is unmoved by Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark’s plea for a modernised version of the A380, insisting that its A350-1000 is a suitable successor as well as a strong candidate for Boeing 777-300ER replacement. Emirates is the largest operator of A380s and Clark, undeterred by Airbus’s cessation of ...

  • Stan Deal

    Challenges remain but Boeing buoyed by strong demand: Deal


    While a strong aircraft order environment means Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Stan Deal arrives at Le Bourget with a bolstered backlog, supply chain, delivery and certification challenges remain time-consuming issues for the manufacturer.

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    Swedish start-up Heart selects GE’s Slattery for chairman role


    Swedish hybrid-electric aircraft developer Heart Aerospace has appointed current GE Aerospace chief commercial officer John Slattery as non-executive board chairman.

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    JetZero touts fuel-burn benefits of blended-wing-body on Paris debut


    Long Beach-based JetZero is making its Paris air show debut this week as it looks to gain momentum for its Z4 blended-wing-body aircraft after emerging from “stealth mode” earlier this year.

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    Airbus outlines parallel paths for A320 replacement and hydrogen power


    Airbus has delivered a strong indication that the airframer will seek to replace its A320neo family with a “relatively conventional” design in the mid-2030s, in parallel with the possible introduction of a hydrogen-powered aircraft in the same timeframe.

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    Airbus reveals large orders from undisclosed customers to highlight business revival


    Airbus has revealed orders for 60 single-aisle jets for an international lessor as well as an agreement for A350s with an airline, ahead of the Paris air show. Chief commercial officer Christian Scherer mentioned the orders during a 16 June briefing in the French capital. He says the single-aisle leasing ...

  • Emirates new livery A380-c-Emirates

    Clark reiterates plea for A380neo


    Emirates Airline chief Sir Tim Clark has repeated his call for Airbus to develop a re-engined A380neo, believing the addition of a next-generation powerplant could deliver fuel-burn savings of up to 25%.

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    Why Airbus chief Faury is staying positive, despite current supply chain crunch


    With new programmes, new agreements, and progress towards a fundamentally new era for aviation, chief executive Guillaume Faury is hardly likely to let Airbus slip quietly back onto the Le Bourget stage – four years after the last Paris show – even as a creaking supply chain is frustrating the aerospace giant’s efforts to regain its momentum.

  • A220-c-Airbus

    A220-500 could spur Airbus to seek second engine option


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury has signalled that the airframer will consider offering a second powerplant option for the A220 once it embarks on developing a larger variant of the twinjet. The A220 currently has two models – the -100 and -300 – which are exclusively powered by Pratt & ...

  • A350F on ground title-c-Airbus

    Airbus hikes payload specification for A350 freighter


    Airbus has hiked the payload capability of the A350 freighter, bringing it up to 111t from the initial level of 109t. Senior vice-president for widebody programmes Florent Massou disclosed the higher figure during a briefing on 14 June. The aircraft emerged towards the end of 2021 and has so far ...

  • SSJ-New-c-United Aircraft

    First prototype SSJ-New handed over to flight-test station


    Irkut’s first prototype SSJ-New has been formally transferred to the flight-test station, for a series of assessments ahead of its maiden sortie. Ground tests have commenced on the twinjet, an updated version of the Superjet 100 featuring a greater number of Russian-built components. Aerospace firm United Aircraft says the aircraft ...

  • P-VOLT-c-Tecnam

    Tecnam studies predicted significant range reduction for P-Volt as batteries aged


    Tecnam paused the development of its all-electric P-Volt over fears that battery performance would degrade so quickly that within weeks the nine-passenger aircraft would be reduced to flying routes of under 40nm (74km). Announcing the move on 13 June, the Italian airframer said that batteries were not sufficiently mature, and ...

  • Flat bulkhead 737-800-c-Aeronautical Engineers

    Flat-bulkhead 737-800 converted to freighter by US specialist


    US modification specialist Aeronautical Engineers has converted a Boeing 737-800 – one with a flat aft pressure bulkhead – into a freighter, its first adaptation of the variant manufactured with this feature. The aircraft, serial number 30146, was originally delivered to Garuda Indonesia in 2010. Aeronautical Engineers claims it is ...

  • A350-c-Airbus

    Airbus trims 20-year global fleet outlook as sustainability drives aircraft replacement


    Airbus’s latest 20-year market forecast expects that the overall global fleet in 2042 will be smaller than the 2038 fleet predicted in its outlook four years ago. The airframer puts the worldwide fleet for 2042 at 46,560 aircraft – down by more than 1,100 on the figure it had originally ...

  • Wideroe Tecnam

    Tecnam pauses P-Volt on battery concerns


    Italian airframer Tecnam has paused development of its all-electric P-Volt aircraft citing a lack of certainty around improvements in battery performance to deliver a “viable” product.

  • Delta A330neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus net orders unchanged as cancellations offset May activity


    Airbus’s net orders for the year remained unchanged during May, as additional agreements were offset by cancellations. Delta Air Lines took a single A330-900, and the only other activity comprised orders for 16 A320neos – seven for lessor BOC Aviation and nine for an undisclosed customer. But the modest gain ...

  • SSJ production-c-Rostec

    Initial SSJ-New prototype to retain SaM146 engines for maiden flight


    Russian airframer Irkut’s first SSJ-New twinjet is nearing initial flight tests, although the first aircraft will still be equipped with PowerJet SaM146 engines rather than domestically-built powerplants. The decision to retain the SaM146 for the maiden flight is intended to “speed up” the test programme, says state technology corporation Rostec. ...

  • Airspace 2035-c-Airbus

    Airbus unveils new cabin concepts as sustainability shapes 2035 vision


    Airbus has unveiled the central pillars for shaping future aircraft cabin interiors from 2035, focusing on achieving sustainability through smart systems and biomimicry, while not compromising on passenger comfort. The airframer says its Cabin Vision 2035+ aims to use biomimicry to design lightweight internal structures, and harness traceability to recycle ...