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    Airbus signals intention to address ‘weak’ presence in freighter market


    Airbus has signalled that it intends to reinforce its participation in the freight sector, after admitting that it has a relatively poor presence in the market. The airframer only has a single dedicated freighter, the A330-200F, in its aircraft range, having previously ceased production of the older A300-600F and ...

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    Airbus yet to decide on future of Cadiz aerostructures site


    Airbus is yet to clarify the future of its Spanish plant at Puerto Real in the Cadiz region, following the decision on re-organisation of its aerostructures business in France and Germany. The Puerto Real facility depends heavily on twin-aisle production, manufacturing horizontal stabiliser boxes for the Airbus A350 and ...

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    Faradair names former Boeing figure Tinseth to lead hybrid-aircraft advisory board


    UK electric aircraft start-up Faradair has recruited former Boeing commercial aircraft vice-president of marketing Randy Tinseth to head its advisory board. It has also signed up former EasyJet executive Tony Anderson to the panel. Faradair says it has made the appointments to “help steer the company through its ...

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    Airbus commercial aircraft earnings improve over first quarter


    Airbus’s commercial aircraft earnings improved over the first quarter, despite a 4% fall in revenues for the division. The airframer turned in EBIT earnings of €343 million ($416 million) for the three months to 31 March, on revenues of €7.27 billion. Its adjusted EBIT reached €533 million, compared ...

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    Airbus and LHT to develop A330 temporary pallet-cargo interior


    Airbus is to develop a temporary A330 cargo-transport scheme enabling operators of the twinjets to remove seats and carry industry-standard pallets on the main deck. The scheme will be developed through a supplemental type certificate in co-operation with German maintenance and modification specialist Lufthansa Technik. Airbus says the ...

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    Azerbaijan’s Silk Way signs for five Boeing 777 freighters


    Silk Way West Airlines has placed an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters, the Azerbaijani carrier’s first commitment for the long-haul twinjet.

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    Baikal completes airframe of utility aircraft to replace An-2


    Russia’s Baikal Engineering has completed manufacture of a prototype airframe for the LMS-901 utility aircraft, which is intended as a replacement for the Antonov An-2. The aircraft is being designed to transport up to 2t of payload with a range of 800nm (1,500km) and a cruising speed of 160kt. ...

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    Air Cairo receives its first A320neo


    Air Cairo has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, which joins the Egyptian low-cost carrier’s all-Airbus fleet of seven aircraft.

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    Airbus formally lists highest-weight A350-1000 at 319t


    Airbus has formally listed its highest weight variant for the A350-1000, which will have a maximum take-off weight of 319t. This version of the twinjet, designated as weight variant WV006, is 3t heavier than the previous 316t variants WV002 and WV011. Fuel capacity of the new variant remains ...

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    ​Etihad to ground A380s ‘indefinitely’


    Etihad has decided to ground its entire fleet of 10 Airbus A380s “indefinitely”, as it remodels its fleet around the Boeing 787 and A350-1000, chief executive Tony Douglas has disclosed.

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    Emirates’ Clark sees heightened regulatory scrutiny delaying 777X


    Tighter regulatory attention on Boeing following the 737 Max crisis is causing delays to its 777X programme and could contribute to Emirates switching its orders to the 787, the carrier’s president Tim Clark has warned.

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    Airbus to turn aerostructures operations into wholly-owned integrated arms


    Airbus is to create two integrated aerostructures assembly companies in France and Germany as part of a transformation of its industrial activities. Instead of having the organisations act as suppliers to the airframer they will be wholly-owned by Airbus and become an integrated part of the company’s operations. ...

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    India clears Boeing 737 Max for overflights


    Indian regulators have taken the first steps to easing restrictions on Boeing 737 Max flights in the country by clearing the path for foreign carriers to overfly its airspace using the type.

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    Lessor DAE places $1.8 billion order for 15 737 Max jets


    Middle Eastern lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has placed an order 15 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, its first direct order of the type from the airframer. 

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    Volocopter eyes air taxi foray in China


    Urban air mobility company Volocopter has teamed up China’s Geely Technology Group to work on introducing its electric air taxi services into the country.

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    First 777-300ER for freighter conversion joins Israeli commemorative flypast


    Israel Aerospace Industries has flown a Boeing 777-300ER set for freighter conversion in a formation to mark the anniversary of Israeli independence. The company says the 15 April flypast – which took place over several locations including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada – included a pair ...

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    EASA and CAAC extend Airbus bilateral to cover A350 completion


    European and Chinese civil aviation regulators have updated a bilateral agreement on Airbus production at Tianjin to account for the extension of aircraft completion activities to the A350. Airbus has a single production organisation approval granted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and this covers not only A320-family ...

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    GA Telesis orders more 737-800 converted freighters


    Commercial aviation industry services specialist GA Telesis is ordering another four Boeing 737-800SF converted freighters, the modified airframe developed by Aeronautical Engineers. The agreement covers three conversion slots in the second half of this year, and one reserved for early 2022. Alabama-based conversion centre Commercial Jet Services, a ...

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    Boeing continues to ride the ups and downs of 737 Max return


    Southwest’s follow-on commitment for 100 Max 7 aircraft and Ryanair’s imminent start of services with a higher density version of the Max 8 are further positives for Boeing’s flagship programme after the restart of commercial flights last December, but further order cancellations and the back-up power control issuing impacting some of the fleet show challenges remain

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    Prototype sections for 'Russified' Superjet's PD-8 engine emerge


    Russia’s United Engine has completed manufacturing work on the primary components of a prototype Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant. The PD-8 is a lower-thrust variant of a family which centres on the PD-14 designed for the Irkut MC-21-310. It is intended for eventual use on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 as ...