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  • ATR Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    ATR and P&WC seal 100% SAF pact


    ATR and Pratt & Whitney Canada have concluded an agreement to ensure the PW127-series engines powering the airframer’s twin-turboprop range are able to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025.

  • Lufthansa Airbus A380

    How supply-demand crunch has given A380 a fresh lease of life


    After initially looking as though the pandemic was going to bring an unceremonious end to several carriers’ Airbus A380 operations, a capacity shortage means the ultra-large jet will be flying far more widely this summer than previously expected

  • Everts MD-83 freighter-c-Aeronautical Engineers

    Everts seeks MD-88 converted freighter from Aeronautical Engineers


    While US modification specialist Aeronautical Engineers’ recent activity has been primarily focused on Boeing 737-800 work, the company has received a request for an MD-88 cargo conversion. Everts Air Cargo, based in Alaska, is seeking the MD-88SF freighter for fleet expansion. Aeronautical Engineers says it will begin modifying the twinjet ...

  • Uzbekistan A320neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus books orders for three-dozen aircraft in January


    Airbus has recorded net orders for 36 aircraft – all single-aisle models – for the first month of the year. The airframer listed orders for a dozen A320neo-family jets from Uzbekistan Airways and a dozen A220-300s for Delta Air Lines. It also revealed an agreement for 12 aircraft – six ...

  • Coulson Tanker 139-c-Coulson Aviation

    Inquiry opens into firefighting 737 accident in southwest Australia


    Australian investigators have opened an inquiry into an accident involving a Boeing 737 firefighting aircraft near Ravensthorpe in the southwest of the country.

  • A330-200P2F-c-EFW

    Airbus prepares to deliver converted A330-200 after EFW modification


    Airbus has taken delivery of an A330-200 converted from a passenger to freighter configuration, ahead of its being handed over to an Asian operator. The aircraft underwent modification at the EFW facility in which Airbus is a partner. EFW identifies the airframe as MSN810, a Rolls-Royce Trent-powered example which was ...

  • Last_747_on_apron Atlas Air
    In depth

    Personal perspectives on the legacy of the Boeing 747


    As Boeing on 31 January brought and end to more than 50 years of jumbo jet production, FlightGlobal gets some perspectives on why the 747 meant so much to those who knew the aircraft.

  • final 747 was to Atlas Air Worldwide

    Last of the jumbos: Boeing closes chapter with final 747 delivery


    Boeing has delivered its final 747, closing a chapter on an aircraft that revolutionised travel, linked distant cities, made the world seem smaller and became a symbol of American industrial might and of last century’s jet-set culture.

  • 777-300ERSF title-c-IAI

    New Hong Kong firm Fly Meta to take converted 777-300ER freighters


    Four converted Boeing 777-300ER freighters are to be delivered to a Hong Kong-based cargo charter carrier through a lease agreement with AerCap. The aircraft are being converted into 777-300ERSFs under the Israel Aerospace Industries modification programme for the twinjet type. IAI had embarked on the programme with US lessor GECAS ...

  • TVRS-44 spin test title-c-TsAGI

    Analysts explore spin recovery modes for proposed TVRS-44 turboprop


    Russian researchers have continued performance analysis of the proposed UZGA TVRS-44 Ladoga twin-turboprop, with assessment of unusual attitudes.

  • Airbus production-c-Airbus

    Airbus continues recruitment ramp-up to feed new technological activities


    Airbus is embarking on a recruitment drive to hire another 13,000 personnel this year, matching its effort last year.

  • TVRS ditching test title-c-TsAGI

    TVRS-44 undergoes performance analysis for water ditching scenarios


    Russian analysts have been examining the behaviour of the proposed UZGA TVRS-44 turboprop during ditching events. The aircraft – also known as the ‘Ladoga’ – is a twin-engined high-wing design intended to accommodate 40-50 passengers. Researchers at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute have completed a series of tests for an emergency ...

  • 777-8F-c-Boeing

    Israeli firm to supply 777-8 freighter’s main cargo door


    Israeli firm Elbit Systems is to supply the large main-deck cargo door for the Boeing 777-8 freighter, under an aerostructures agreement with the US airframer. Elbit will also supply cargo doors for the current 777F. It will provide the structures through its wholly-owned Eblit Systems-Cyclone subsidiary, the company states. “This ...

  • Il-114-300-c-Rostec

    Il-114-300 engine certified as derivative for TVRS-44 takes shape


    Russian authorities have certified the engine for the modernised Ilyushin Il-114-300, while the manufacturer is developing derivative test powerplants for a proposed future turboprop. The Klimov TV7-117ST-01 engine is being combined with a six-blade propeller for the Il-114. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia has issued a type certificate for the ...

  • A350-c-Airbus

    Airbus insists A350 lightning-protection change unconnected to Qatar dispute


    Qatar Airways has highlighted Airbus’s introduction of an alternative to expanded copper foil for lightning protection on the A350, but the airframer insists it is not a reaction to its skin-paint dispute with the carrier. The airframer attributes paint cracking on the A350 to different thermal expansion rates of the ...

  • Embraer turboprop c Embraer

    Embraer’s turboprop ‘not on ice’ insists Meijer


    Discussions with key systems suppliers must conclude before any launch decision, says Commercial Aviation head

  • SSJ-New test fuselage delivery-c-SibNIA

    Second SSJ-New airframe delivered for structural testing


    Russian airframer Irkut has delivered the second SSJ-New aircraft intended for strength testing, transferring it from its Komsomolsk production centre to Novosibirsk.

  • China Southern 737 Max B-1206

    First commercial 737 Max flights take off in China after four-year hiatus


    China Southern Airlines has restarted commercial flights with its Boeing 737 Max aircraft after a hiatus of nearly four years, marking the return to service of the type in the country amid little fanfare. 

  • Putin Manturov-c-Russian government

    Putin scolds industry minister over status of aerospace contracts


    Russian president Vladimir Putin has scolded industry minister Denis Manturov during an extraordinary exchange over the state of aircraft orders. Putin hosted a meeting with several government officials, with Manturov among them, on 11 January. Manturov updated the president on planned delivery of 63 aircraft to Aeroflot Group – including ...

  • Cryogenic tank test title-c-TsAGI

    Cryogenic tank designs tested for proposed Russian 50-seat regional aircraft


    Russian analysts are examining ways to reduce the aerodynamic impact of external cryogenic tanks on smaller aircraft types, as it continues work on a proposed 50-seat design. While cryogenic fuels – including liquid hydrogen and liquefied natural gas – are more environmentally-beneficial, their low-temperature characteristics prevent the use of normal ...