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  • Air China 737 Max-c-Boeing

    Boeing encouraged by China’s signals on 737 but keeps conservative outlook


    Boeing is taking a conservative view on the Chinese market but is encouraged by the gradual return to service of 737 Max jets in the country. Speaking during a first-quarter briefing, chief executive Dave Calhoun said all Max operators in China have brought at least part of their fleet back ...

  • 737 Max 9-c-Boeing

    Boeing confident of overcoming 737 fuselage issue within months


    Boeing is confident that it will recover within months from the recent 737 manufacturing process snag affecting aft fuselage sections, having understood the situation and the rework required. Chief executive Dave Calhoun stressed, during a first-quarter briefing, that the company was “working in a very constructive way” with fuselage supplier ...

  • Boeing 737 max

    Boeing maintains 737 delivery target despite near-term production hitch


    Boeing is still expecting to deliver 400 to 450 737 aircraft over the course of this year, and is planning to reach a monthly production rate of 38 aircraft from the current 31. The US airframer reiterated its delivery expectations as it turned in a first-quarter operating loss of $615 ...

  • Lufthansa A350 climate aircraft-c-Lufthansa Group

    Lufthansa test-flies crucial atmospheric probe for climate-research A350


    Lufthansa Group has flight-tested a measurement probe system which is crucial to the adaptation of one of the operator’s Airbus A350-900s to a climate-research aircraft. The German flag-carrier disclosed two years ago that it would modify the twinjet (D-AIXJ) to serve as a flight laboratory. It says it aims to ...

  • Ladoga Mishustin-c-Prime minister's office

    Russian prime minister foresees strong demand for TVRS-44 Ladoga turboprop


    Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin claims demand for the new UZGA TVRS-44 Ladoga regional turboprop stands at some 550 aircraft. Mishustin gave the figure during a visit to the Smolensk aviation plant SmAZ, which manufactures light aircraft and which is set to supply wing-boxes for the Ladoga. The 44-seat aircraft ...

  • DHL 777

    DHL orders nine of Mammoth Freighters’ cargo-converted 777s


    Package delivery company DHL Express has ordered nine of Mammoth Freighters’ cargo-converted Boeing 777-200LRs from US aircraft services company Jetran.

  • 777-300ERSF flight-c-IAI

    IAI expects Seoul facility to start 777 freighter conversions next year


    Nearly two years after disclosing preliminary plans to establish a freighter conversion centre in South Korea, Israel Aerospace Industries has signed an agreement to set up the facility. It will carry out conversions of Boeing 777-300ER twinjets from next year at the centre to be located at Seoul Incheon airport. ...

  • Ryanair 737 Max

    Ryanair assessing impact of Boeing’s 737 Max delivery disruption


    Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is “assessing with Boeing” how the US airframer’s move to pause delivery of some 737 Max jets because of a manufacturing error will impact delivery of aircraft due through the end of June.

  • A350F aft door-c-Airbus

    A350F orders edge above A330-200F deliveries


    Orders for Airbus’s A350 freighter have passed the total number of deliveries for its A330-200F, although the earlier cargo aircraft’s own order backlog had once peaked at nearly 80 jets. Airbus has firmed orders for 39 A350Fs in the 15 months since the first aircraft were recorded in the backlog. ...

  • Pogosyan-c-MAI

    Russian aerospace forum outlines prospects for supersonic business jets


    Former United Aircraft president Mikhail Pogosyan believes there is a market for 600 supersonic aircraft in the business sector, but expects any initial designs to take more than a decade to emerge. Speaking during a forum at the Moscow Aviation Institute, of which he is rector, Pogosyan said the Russian ...

  • A321XLR debut

    Airbus seeks A321XLR rapid-descent approval based on A321neo performance


    Airbus is asking US regulators to approve A321XLR emergency descent performance based on that for the basic A321neo, arguing that aerodynamic changes to the long-range variant will only have a limited effect. The airframer states that flight-test and analysis data shows the A321neo is able to descend from its certified ...

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Airbus books first A350 freighter order for the year


    Four more Airbus A350 freighters have been booked in the airframer’s backlog, attributed to an undisclosed customer. Airbus revealed the order – which was placed on 23 March, and marks its first for the cargo model this year – in its first-quarter backlog figures. The agreement brings to 39 the ...

  • Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin

    Airbus to open second A320 final assembly line in Tianjin


    Airbus has reached an agreement to open a second A320 family final assembly line in Tianjin during a French state visit to China.

  • A350 freighter-c-Airbus

    Metal-cut commences for A350 freighter’s modified centre wing-box


    Airbus has commenced production of the initial parts for its A350 freighter, with the first components manufactured for the centre wing-box. The airframer’s newly-created Airbus Atlantic division has started producing the structure which has been modified and reinforced compared with the passenger A350 centre wing-box, with changes to the internal ...

  • CRJ200SF-c-AEI

    Mexico’s Aeronaves commits to additional CRJ200 freighter conversions


    Mexican operator Aeronaves TSM is committing to take six converted Bombardier CRJ200 freighters through an agreement with modification specialist Aeronautical Engineers. Aeronaves, which is based in Saltillo, west of Monterrey, particularly specialises in cargo transport and operates a large and diverse fleet including McDonnell Douglas DC-9s, Boeing MD-80s and 737s, ...

  • Overture-c-Boom Supersonic

    Higher-airspace operations regulation explored in EASA proposal


    Supersonic, hypersonic, and potential suborbital flights are among the considerations in a newly-proposed roadmap to prepare for a future regulatory framework on higher-airspace air transport operations in Europe. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says such operations – above 55,000-66,000ft – “do not yet exist on a large scale” on ...

  • ZeroAvia_first_flight-c-ZeroAvia

    ZeroAvia flies Do 228 solely using ZA600 powertrain as testbed makes third flight


    Advanced powertrain developer ZeroAvia has flown its modified Dornier 228 solely using thrust from its ZA600 propulsion system, as the twin-turboprop returned to the skies after a fight-test pause that lasted over a month.

  • 777-300ERSF first flight-c-IAI

    First 777-300ER converted freighter lifts off after IAI modification


    Israel Aerospace Industries has conducted the maiden flight of its Boeing 777-300ER converted freighter, the first such sortie of the variant after cargo modification. It departed Tel Aviv’s runway 30 just before 09:00 on 24 March, to perform nearly 2h of flight tests over the Mediterranean Sea. IAI undertook the ...

  • FTV3 A321XLR cabin-c-Airbus

    Cabin comfort and cold-weather tests beckon for A321XLR prototype


    Airbus is looking ahead to the final maturity stages of A321XLR development, as it details the in-flight validation effort for the cabin-equipped flight-test airframe. The aircraft – a CFM International Leap-1A-powered twinjet, MSN11080 – is one of three prototypes participating in the XLR certification campaign. While intended for passenger cabin ...

  • Saudia

    Riyadh Air to take up 72 Boeing 787s, Saudia to sign for 49 more Dreamliners


    National start-up carrier Riyadh Air is take up to 72 Boeing 787-9s, including plans for firm orders for 39 Dreamliners, as part of a wider Saudi Arabian commitment which will see Saudia also sign for up to 49 more of the widebodies.