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    UK fraud investigators probe Bombardier over Garuda Indonesia deals


    UK fraud investigators are probing aircraft manufacturer Bombardier over contracts relating to Asian carrier Garuda Indonesia. The Serious Fraud Office states that it is investigating the manufacturer over “suspected bribery and corruption” in connection with orders or agreements with Garuda. It has not elaborated on the probe, pointing ...

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    Spirit AeroSystems aims for 10-monthly 737 rate in early 2021


    Spirit AeroSystems intends to produce 737 fuselages at a rate of 10 monthly starting in January 2021 – a rate that would allow the company to burn down its inventory of finished fuselages.

  • Leap engine

    Leap deliveries more than halved so far this year


    Deliveries of CFM International Leap engines more than halved across the first nine months of the year, falling to 622 against 1,316 in the same period a year earlier. French aerospace giant Safran, which is a 50:50 partner in the CFM joint venture with GE Aviation, says 172 Leap ...


    Mitsubishi imposes ‘temporary pause’ on SpaceJet; certification work continues


    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will further trim the budget of its troubled SpaceJet programme and “temporarily pause” most related activities, as it mulls a “possible programme restart”. Releasing its medium-term business plan for its 2021-23 fiscal years, MHI adds that it will, however, still carry on with type certification ...

  • CSAir A320

    Airbus delivers 500th China-built A320 to China Southern


    Airbus has delivered the 500th Airbus A320 family aircraft built in its Tianjin plant in China, more than a decade after the Chinese final assembly line began operations. The aircraft, an A320neo registered B-30FX, went to China Southern Airlines. It is equipped with CFM International Leap-1A engines and is ...

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    MTU confident on Airbus rate-rise readiness


    German propulsion specialist MTU believes it can cope with any Airbus narrowbody production rate increase next year without the need for additional investment.

  • Kuwait A330-800-c-Airbus

    Airbus delivers first A330-800s with handover to Kuwait Airways


    Airbus has delivered its first A330-800s, both aircraft being handed over to Middle Eastern operator Kuwait Airways. The -800 is the smaller of the two A330neo family members. Kuwait Airways had ordered eight of the twinjets, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, in late 2018 as part of ...

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    Airbus acknowledges ‘white-tails’ among inventory of stored aircraft


    Airbus has acknowledged that its inventory of undelivered aircraft includes a number of ‘white-tails’, but stresses that the proportion is relatively small. The airframer put the undelivered total at 135 by the end of September, down from 145 at the end of June, although it has not specified the ...

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    Airbus shifts timeline for potential A320neo ramp-up to third quarter 2021


    Airbus has shifted the timeframe for a potential ramp-up of single-aisle production to the beginning of the third quarter of 2021. Speaking during a third-quarter briefing, Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said the airframer had “pushed to the right” the possible starting point to raise production – from the ...

  • A350 climb

    Airbus cuts undelivered aircraft to 135 as production converges


    Airbus has reduced to about 135 the number of aircraft it has been unable to deliver as a result of the air transport crisis. The airframer insists it has managed, over the third quarter, to achieve convergence between production and deliveries. Airbus recorded €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) in ...

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    Max absence has propped up 737-800 values and utilisation rates: Ascend


    Although the grounding of the 737 Max has been a disaster for Boeing, its absence has had the effect of propping up utilisation levals and values for the earlier-generation 737-800.

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    Russian budget proposal cuts near-term subsidy for CR929


    Russia’s government is proposing heavily reduced near-term budget allocations for the joint Russian-Chinese long-haul aircraft project, as part of a broad review of state aviation strategy funding. United Aircraft and Chinese aerospace firm Comac have been working to develop the CRAIC CR929, a 280-seat twin-engined widebody jet. The ...

  • Il-96-400M overview

    Ministry proposes diverting Il-96-400M subsidy to fund other programmes


    Russia’s ministry of transport is tabling a legislative proposal to withdraw subsidies intended for the Ilyushin Il-96-400M programme and redirect them to support other areas of the domestic aircraft industry. The draft legislation follows a meeting on the Russian air transport industry held in May and a presidential directive ...

  • Qatar A350-1000 title-c-Qatar Airways

    Qatar takes first long-haul jets in months with delivery of A350-1000s


    Airbus has delivered three A350-1000s to Qatar Airways, its first handover of long-haul aircraft to the Middle Eastern carrier for eight months. Qatar received its last long-haul jet from the airframer, an A350-1000, on 27 February – giving it 15 of the larger A350 variant. It had already ...

  • Airbus A350-1000-c-Airbus

    Crisis impedes Airbus’s progress towards 13,000 deliveries


    Airbus’s reduced productivity during the air transport crisis has obstructed its progress towards 13,000 deliveries, and it would need to hand over about 70 aircraft to reach the mark in October. The airframer highlighted its 12,000 th delivered aircraft in May last year, with an A220 to Delta ...

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    China Express details delivery schedule of initial 50 domestic jets


    China Express Airlines has detailed its agreement to take 100 domestically-built jets, with at least 50 set to be Comac ARJ21s. It had previously disclosed, in June, provisional plans to acquire a mix of ARJ21s and Comac C919s. China Express says that “all or part” of the balance ...

  • John Plueger Air Lease (2017)

    ​Air Lease boss stands by plan to keep Max orders and ‘not panic’


    Boeing’s 737 Max is “going to have a role” in meeting airlines’ future narrowbody needs, and lessors “can be very helpful” in ensuring the airframer is able to place the aircraft once it is cleared to fly again, Air Lease chief executive John Plueger has predicted. Speaking during the ...

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    US start-up GlobalX tentatively signs for Vallair A321 freighters


    US company Global Crossing Airlines is intending to lease 10 converted Airbus A321 freighters from the asset management specialist Vallair, the launch customer for the modification. Vallair says the preliminary agreement – still a letter of intent – is the “most significant deal” for the narrowbody freighter. Miami-based ...

  • MC-21 visit-c-Rosaviatsia

    Irkut progresses with MC-21 domestic composites and engines


    Russia’s air transport regulator has accepted applications to approve major structural changes to the Irkut MC-21, centred not only on the installation of Aviadvigatel PD-14 engines but also the use of domestically-produced composite structures. Rosaviatsia’s chief, Alexander Neradko, said that this work is being carried out as a “priority”, ...

  • A330neo 251t-c-Airbus

    A330 joins exclusive club of 1,500 twin-aisle deliveries


    Airbus’s A330 has become the first of the European airframer’s twin-aisle aircraft to reach 1,500 deliveries, a mark only previously achieved by two Boeing widebody models. Delta Air Lines received two A330-900s last month – on 21 and 23 September – which respectively represented the 1,500 th and ...