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    Cranfield Aerospace details plans for clean-sheet hydrogen 19-seater


    Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) believes it can become the first company for nearly a half century to develop a new commercial aircraft in the UK if its plans for a clean-sheet hydrogen-electric-powered design come to fruition.

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    EASA certifies Israeli 737-800 freighter conversion


    European regulators have certified the Boeing 737-800 freighter conversion offered by Israel Aerospace Industries, potentially opening the modification to additional customers. Two aircraft have already been delivered to a Spanish customer under the new approval, and a third is undergoing conversion. The aerospace firm says it has obtained the 737-800BDSF ...

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    ZeroAvia seals fuel-cell stack supply pact with Sweden’s PowerCell


    Zero-emission propulsion specialist ZeroAvia is to co-operate with Scandinavian energy firm PowerCell Sweden to develop fuel-cell stacks designed for aviation applications. Over the course of 2024-28 the Gothenburg-based company will jointly develop and deliver at least 5,000 proton-exchange membrane stacks for powertrain installation. Such cells typically operate at relatively low ...

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    A350 freighter advances with cargo-loading and main-deck door systems


    Airbus’s A350 freighter development is advancing with Ancra International set to deliver the initial cargo-loading system in 2024, while Curtiss-Wright will provide actuation for the type’s main-deck cargo door. The twinjet will be configurable for general cargo – with 30 pallets on the main deck and 12 on the lower ...

  • New Generation Fighter FCAS

    Airbus chief Faury addresses airframer’s hot topics ahead of scorching Farnborough air show


    Boss of European aerospae and defence champion explains why radical aircraft concepts are up for consideration in hydrogen-powered future, how it will progress FCAS programme in partnership with Dassault, and why it is incorrect to write-off NH90 helicopter. 

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    Bristow adds Lilium Jet to growing electric-aircraft orderbook


    Global helicopter operator Bristow Group has added yet another tentative order for electric-powered aircraft, unveiling a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lilium that could lead to the purchase of up to 50 Lilium Jets.

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    Boeing’s Gatwick freighter conversion centre to open second 737 line


    Boeing is to open a second surge line for 737-800 freighter conversions at its facility near London Gatwick airport. The company has already commenced work to modify aircraft on its initial line at the UK hub. “We’re opening a second surge line in Gatwick,” says Kate Schaefer, vice-president for the ...

  • Pradhaan A320P2F-c-ST Engineering

    First A320 converted freighter delivered to lessor Vaayu Group


    Conversion specialists ST Engineering and EFW have delivered the initial Airbus A320 passenger-to-freighter aircraft to the United Arab Emirates’ leasing and aerospace services firm Vaayu Group. The aircraft will be sub-leased to new Indian operator Pradhaan Air Express, which is aiming to commence cargo services this year. Pradhaan Air Express ...

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    Reshaped GKN Aerospace readies for low-carbon future


    Aerostructures-to-engines specialist is emerging from the pandemic in an optimistic mood as restructuring and a deeper focus on the technologies enabling zero-emission aviation are helping it gear up for the years to come.

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    CALC to take first 737-800 freighter as it explores cargo conversions


    Hong Kong-based leasing firm CALC is to acquire its first converted Boeing 737-800 freighter, modified by US company Aeronautical Engineers. CALC had signalled last year that it was looking to capitalise on the increasing demand for freighter conversions, after it picked up three Airbus A330-300s in a sale-and-leaseback deal. The ...

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    Challenges remain as Boeing looks to future at Farnborough


    While facing continued certification, production and delivery headaches, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Stan Deal sees the manufacturer arriving at Farnborough air show with its eyes still on the future.

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    Qantas A350-1000s and undisclosed A350F customer lift Airbus’s widebody orders


    Qantas Airways has firmed its order for a dozen Airbus A350-1000s while the airframer has also secured an agreement for another seven A350 freighters, from an undisclosed customer. Two A350 freighters recently identified for Silk Way Airlines, and a single A330-900 for Delta Air Lines, added to a lively end ...

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    ZeroAvia tightens flight-test regime after Piper crash probe flags pressure points


    ZeroAvia has tightened the experimental regime for its hydrogen fuel-cell aircraft testing, including management of commercial pressures, after a UK investigation into a serious loss-of-power accident uncovered safety weaknesses in the programme. The accident, at Cranfield on 29 April last year, involved a modified Piper M350 (G-HYZA) whose single piston ...

  • Slon title-c-Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute

    An-124 successor tweaked to feature winglets and larger cross-section


    Russian developers have tweaked the design of a proposed successor to the Antonov An-124 to increase its capacity, and assess the potential benefits of winglets. The proposed design – tentatively designated the ‘Slon’, a word meaning ‘elephant’ – has been undergoing windtunnel tests at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. Previous testing ...

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    Vertical Aerospace picks battery cell supplier for VX4 eVTOL


    Vertical Aerospace has selected the Taiwanese firm Molicel to supply high-power battery cells for the company’s VX4 electric vertical take-off aircraft. The two sides have entered a partnership which will result in Molicel providing its cell technology for integration with Vertical Aerospace’s battery-pack design. Vertical Aerospace says the agreement will ...

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    Vallair prepares to convert A330s under new Class-E freighter programme


    French engineering specialist Vallair has unveiled a Class-E cargo modification for Airbus A330-300s, which is intended to offer a quick low-cost alternative to full freighter conversion. The upper-deck modification – which will offer a 60t payload and range of some 4,200nm – is designed to “bridge the gap” for operations ...

  • China Eastern Airlines A320neo at Guangzhou Airport

    China’s ‘big three’ airlines sign for 292 Airbus A320neos


    China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Air China have today signed agreements with Airbus covering orders for a combined 292 A320neo aircraft.

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    P&W, Embraer complete first full-SAF test flight with E195-E2


    Pratt & Whitney and Embraer have completed the first flight test on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with an E195-E2 regional jet.

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    US Treasury exempts civil aviation safety measures from United Aircraft sanctions


    US government sanctions on Russian entities have expanded to cover aerospace firm United Aircraft, although the government is allowing export and provision of services and technology aimed at ensuring civil aviation safety. As part of its economic response to the Ukrainian conflict, the US Department of the Treasury is directing ...

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    Silk Way West signs for A350 Freighter pair


    All-Boeing cargo operator Silk Way West Airlines has placed an order for a pair of Airbus A350 Freighters, plus options for a further two examples.