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    A321neo conducts emission-data test flights using wholly-sustainable fuel


    Airbus has been conducting in-flight emission measurements using an A321neo powered by wholly-sustainable aviation fuel. The airframer is collecting data on emissions from the twinjet’s CFM International Leap-1A engines, using a Dassault Falcon 20 chase aircraft from the German aerospace laboratory DLR. Airbus says the Falcon aimed to gather information ...

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    Leonardo upbeat as volumes recover at aerostructures business


    Italy’s Leonardo believes its aerostructures business is on an “upward trajectory” as the commercial aerospace sector continues its recovery from the lows of the pandemic.

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    Taby’s converted Saab 2000 freighter conducts maiden flight


    Swedish modification specialist Taby Air Maintenance has conducted the maiden flight of its new Saab 2000 freighter conversion. The aircraft was rolled out from the company’s Orebro airport facility on 6 March, the company says, and underwent a post-maintenance flight concentrated on system tests. TAM states that the turboprop has ...

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    Cargojet pushes back 777 freighter conversions citing slowdown risk


    Canadian operator Cargojet is to defer freight conversion of several Boeing 777s and 767 in response to forecasts of slower global economic growth rates. It had been planning to introduce eight 777s to expand its international charter reach and reinforce its domestic network. Cargojet allocated four of these, all 777-200s, ...

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    KrasAvia to test prototype TVRS-44 under provisional acquisition deal


    Russian operator KrasAvia is to become one of the initial customers of the proposed UZGA TVRS-44 turboprop with a provisional agreement for 20 aircraft. Under the agreement the carrier would take delivery of the twin-engined TVRS-44s – also known as the ‘Ladoga’ – over the course of 2026-30, through financial ...

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    Sichuan’s SAID to take Precision Conversions A321 freighter for Chinese service


    Chinese operator Sichuan Aviation Industry Development is committing to converted Airbus A321 freighters, with the first to be inducted this month. The company is to introduce aircraft modified under the scheme of US-based 321 Precision Conversions. This conversion work will be undertaken in the Chinese city of Chengdu, by Sichuan ...

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    SuperJet International plots return on back of UAE investment and Al Ain factory for SSJ100


    SuperJet International (SJI), the former joint venture between Italian firm Leonardo and Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC), is bidding to make an unlikely comeback, including plans to relaunch production of the SSJ100 regional jet at a new site in the United Arab Emirates.

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    Shake-out looms as zero-emission aircraft developers fight for finance


    The rush to reduce aviation’s emissions has created a tsunami of sustainable aircraft concepts, as many as 700 by some estimates.

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    Pratt-powered A321XLR undergoes cold-weather testing in Canada


    Airbus has carried out several days of cold-weather testing of the A321XLR, having flown one of the prototype twinjets to northern Canada. The test aircraft – MSN11058, also known as FTV2 – departed Toulouse on 20 February for the airport at Iqaluit. It undertook a number of flights, conducting circuits ...

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    CFM firm on 1,700 Leap delivery target in 2023: Safran chief


    Safran is confident that 1,700 CFM International Leap-series engines can be delivered in 2023 – a 600-unit increase on 2022 – despite ongoing supply chain disruption.

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    United Aircraft seals supply contracts covering over 60 jets for Aeroflot


    United Aircraft has signed formal contracts to deliver 63 aircraft to Russian operator Aeroflot Group by the end of 2025. Aeroflot Group is to take 18 Irkut MC-21s plus 34 SSJ-New aircraft, as well as 11 Tupolev Tu-214s. United Aircraft has also reached agreement to supply eight SSJ-New twinjets to ...

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    Airbus shows off latest A321 final assembly line in former Toulouse A380 hall


    Its cavernous halls, 46m ceilings, and giant wall art depicting the superjumbo over the Pyrenees give more than a clue to its previous purpose, but Airbus’s former A380 Jean-Luc Lagardere plant in Toulouse is readjusting to its role as the newest and most technically advanced A320 family final assembly line (FAL).

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    Sustainable fuel crucial to Airbus fleet emission-reduction targets


    Airbus has secured approval for its decarbonisation roadmap which includes a 46% reduction, by 2035, of emissions intensity generated by its in-service commercial aircraft. The airframer submitted near-term science-based targets for emissions in their entirety which, it says, have newly been assessed and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative ...

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    Airbus intends to deliver 720 commercial aircraft in 2023


    Airbus is intending to deliver 720 commercial aircraft this year, the figure it had originally laid down for 2022 before supply-chain problems forced a downward revision. But this target still remains far below the 863 deliveries it managed to achieve in 2019, the year prior to the onset of disruption ...

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    Airbus further slows single-aisle ramp-up but aims to hike long-haul output


    Airbus has slowed the trajectory of its A320neo-family ramp-up by around a year, in response to supply-chain concerns, pushing the 75-per-month production target back to 2026. The airframer had intended to take A320neo-family monthly output to 65 aircraft by early 2024, but this has been revised to the end of ...

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    Airbus names polymer firm executive as new chief financial officer


    Airbus has named Thomas Toepfer as its new chief financial officer, who is set to succeed Dominik Asam from the beginning of September. Asam is set to leave the airframer on 3 March. The company says its defence and space division’s executive vice-president for finance, Xavier Tardy, will serve as ...

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    Third flight-test A321XLR receives ‘QR code’ livery


    Airbus has unveiled the latest livery on its A321XLR prototype fleet, rolling out the paint scheme on its third flight-test airframe. The twinjet – MSN11080, fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines – carried out its maiden flight in October last year. Airbus is using the aircraft primarily for maturity testing ...

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    Ilyushin prioritises Il-114-300 flight-testing after management reshuffle


    United Aircraft has rejigged the management of its Ilyushin division, as it looks to resume flight-testing of the Il-114-300 turboprop and make preparations to fly the new Il-96-400M. Daniil Brenerman has been appointed as Ilyushin managing director, while predecessor Sergei Yarkovoy will head its board of directors. Brenerman was previously ...

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    Airbus hands Bremen A321neo work as A330 wing tasks shift to UK


    Airbus has reached a provisional agreement with German representatives over future operations at its Bremen plant, alleviating concerns dating back three years that long-haul aircraft wing work would be withdrawn from the facility. The agreement, signed on 9 February, centres on ensuring future viability of the site. Under the plan ...

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    EU invites aircraft technology proposals for new round of Clean Aviation funding


    European Union representatives are seeking proposals to receive a new round of funding in the Clean Aviation initiative intended to advance decarbonisation technology for air transport. This second round of funding will be worth over €350 million ($375 million), including EU contributions of €137 million and private investment. The call ...