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    A320neo computer modification aims to detect consistent erroneous airspeeds


    Airbus has developed a modification for A320neo-family jets which aims to detect multiple consistent erroneous airspeed indications, and prevent take-off with misleading air data. A320neo operators had been told last year to emphasise to pilots the need for airspeed checks during the take-off roll, to check for potential unreliability, after ...

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    Perlan glider to stream ‘live feed’ of stratosphere when flights resume


    The high-altitude Perlan 2 glider may soon be carrying a Thales-made satellite communications system that will broadcast live in-flight video from the sailplane while cruising earth’s stratosphere.

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    Cirrus rolls out faster SR-series for 2022


    Cirrus Aircraft has updated its single-engined SR-series light aircraft, rolling out new cabin options and aerodynamic changes that improve efficiency and boost speed.

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    EasyJet offers airline-perspective support to Cranfield hydrogen fuel-cell project


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is to support the hydrogen fuel-cell development initiative of Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, which is working to fit a future propulsion system to a Britten-Norman Islander turboprop. EasyJet says it will provide an “airline operator’s perspective”, as well as “internal expertise”, to assist the technology firm’s efforts. ...

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    Magnix names COO D’Ercole as interim CEO following Ganzarski’s departure


    Electric propulsion specialist Magnix has named chief operating officer Michele D’Ercole as interim chief executive, filling a position left vacant by the recent departure of former CEO Roei Ganzarski.

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    GKN to produce structures and components for new Gulfstream business jets


    GKN Aerospace confirms it has expanded its agreement with business jet maker Gulfstream to include the manufacturing of aerostructures and other components for the US airframer’s in-development G400 and G800 business jets.

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    A220 stretch is ‘natural’ but ‘not a near-term decision’: Scherer


    Airbus insists there is no immediate plan to look at stretching the A220, even though it indicates that it will need to consider the measure at some point. The airframer is concentrating instead on ramping-up production of the twinjet, in order to achieve profitability for the programme which it acquired ...

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    Airbus closely watching Chinese outbreaks but no disruption at Tianjin


    Airbus is watching for potential effects of the latest coronavirus variant on its industrial set-up in China, but has not yet seen any disruption to operations at its Tianjin plant. Chief executive Guillaume Faury, speaking during a 10 January briefing, acknowledged that the company was “very closely” monitoring the development ...

  • Air Lease A350-900-c-Airbus

    Turkish Airlines and Air Lease trim passenger A350 orders


    Turkish Airlines and US lessor Air Lease each appear to have trimmed their commitments to the passenger Airbus A350, the airframer’s full-year backlog figures show. The Turkish flag-carrier has cut three A350-900s from its backlog, reducing the number to 20. Air Lease has also dropped a pair of A350-900s as ...

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    Florida-based lessor Azorra signs for 22 A220s including business-jet version


    US lessor Azorra has signed for 22 Airbus A220s which will include a pair of ACJ TwoTwenty business jet variants. The lessor is to purchase 20 of the larger -300 version of the twinjet. Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer disclosed the agreement during a full-year orders briefing. He says ...

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    Airbus exceeds full-year delivery target after handing over 611 aircraft


    Airbus managed to exceed its full-year target of 600 aircraft deliveries, handing over a total of 611 jets last year. The airframer achieved the total after delivering 93 aircraft in December – the highest number of any month in 2021. Among the aircraft transferred last year was the final A380 ...

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    Comac misses end-2021 C919 certification target


    The timeline for Comac’s C919 narrowbody programme to enter commercial service has once again slipped, though the airframer remains optimistic of getting the type certified.  

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    Comlux receives first ACJ TwoTwenty to outfit for Dubai’s Five


    Business aircraft operator Comlux has taken delivery of the first corporate Airbus A220, a version branded as the ACJ TwoTwenty. The executive variant of the A220-100 airframe was unveiled in October 2020, with Comlux identified as the launch customer. Airbus says it has delivered the initial aircraft from its Montreal ...

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    Swedish firm prepares to convert first Saab 2000 for US customer


    Swedish aircraft modification firm Taby Air Maintenance is preparing to start converting a Saab 2000 from passenger to freighter configuration. The company, located in Orebro, says it is “finalising” the conversion project which will begin in the first quarter of this year. TAM is modifying the turboprop for Miami-based launch ...

  • Mette Frederiksen title-c-Danish PM office

    Danish leader outlines ambitious plan for eco-friendly flight transition


    Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen has set down an aim for all domestic flights in Denmark to operate “completely green” by the end of the decade. Frederiksen made the remarks during an address on 1 January. She said that the government was laying out an “ambitious target” to provide the ...

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    EASA seeks new techniques to detect air-data failure and control-law errors


    Europe’s safety authority is initiating research efforts aimed at developing new methods to detect multiple air-data probe failures, as well detect errors in the flight-control laws of fly-by-wire systems. While checks and comparisons on air-data probes are part of modern aircraft logic – and can result in data rejection – ...

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    Lessor Aviation Capital Group signs for up to 60 Airbus jets


    US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group has signed for up to 60 Airbus single-aisle jets, including reaching a tentative agreement to take 20 A220s. The leasing firm has placed a firm order for 40 A320neo-family aircraft of which five are A321XLRs, the longest-range version of the A321neo. “These highly advanced aircraft ...

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    Irkut MC-21-300 obtains initial Russian type certification


    Irkut has secured initial Russian type certification for the MC-21-300 twinjet, four-and-a-half years after the aircraft’s maiden flight. The MC-21-300 variant is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia’s chief, Alexander Neradko, says: “Issuance of a type certificate for the new aircraft was the result ...

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    TVRS-44 regional turboprop project shown off to potential Russian operators


    Ural civil aviation plant UZGA has presented its proposed regional TVRS-44 turboprop design to potential operators during a meeting hosted by Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. The aircraft will accommodate around 40 passengers and, with such a load, have a range of about 1,130nm (2,100km). Its cruising speed will ...

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    Irkut flies first MC-21 with domestically-produced composite wings


    Irkut has carried out the maiden flight of the first MC-21 to be manufactured with domestically-produced composite wings. The aircraft – number 73361 – took off from runway 32 at the airfield of the Irkutsk assembly plant on 25 December. Test pilot Roman Taskaev says the aircraft operated normally and ...