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    Spirit launches A220 fuselage production in Morocco


    Spirit AeroSystems has officially launched production of fuselage sections for the Airbus A220 at its site in Casablanca, Morocco.

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    Russian fleets to comprise over 80% domestically-built aircraft by 2030: government


    Russia’s government has outlined a plan to re-invigorate its commercial aviation industry, aiming for domestically-built aircraft to represent more than 80% of the Russian fleet by the end of the decade. Deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov, speaking during a high-level meeting of government figures, said around 800 helicopters would also ...

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    Cabin configurations illustrate flexibility of German air force A321LR


    Germany’s Lufthansa Technik has given a flavour of the cabin installed in the Airbus A321LR handed over to the country’s air force, as a second aircraft undergoes similar conversion. Delivery of the initial aircraft – MSN10613, designated 15+10 – took place at the ILA air show in Berlin. The second ...

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    Multi-actor European alliance to guide transition to zero-emission aviation


    All aspects of the European transformation to a decarbonised aviation industry will be co-ordinated through a new voluntary collaboration, the Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation, under an initiative unveiled by the European Commission. The Commission is urging representatives from the aircraft manufacturing, airline, airport and energy sectors to join regulators ...

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    Airbus chief Faury assured over single-aisle trajectory despite supply-chain hitches


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury acknowledges that supply of engines is lagging behind A320neo-family production, but is confident that the airframer will achieve a smooth ramp-up to its highest-ever single-aisle output rate as current difficulties subside. Speaking to FlightGlobal at the ILA air show in Berlin, Faury said that, while ...

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    Deutsche Aircraft advances Alpha fuel cell demonstrator


    Deutsche Aircraft has begun the early stages of modifying a legacy Dornier 328 twin-turboprop to serve as a flying testbed for a new hydrogen-electric powertrain.

  • 737 Max at Boeing's Seattle delivery centre on 14 June 2022

    Boeing chief sees progress in Max delivery backlog and China return


    Boeing has seen a strong market return of its 737 Max since flights with the type resumed 18 months ago as it continues to work through the outstanding certification in China and clear its delivery backlog, the company’s commercial airplanes head Stan Deal says. 

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    EU’s Clean Aviation initiative prepares to examine disruptive aircraft proposals


    European assessors are preparing to analyse initial proposals for the Clean Aviation initiative, intended to produce disruptive aircraft innovations, the deadline for which closes on 23 June. The first call for proposals covers a total budget of €736 million ($772 million) and selection of candidates will be made in October, ...

  • Luftwaffe A321LR-c-FlightGlobal

    German air force takes delivery of initial modified A321LR transport


    Germany’s air force has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A321LR, one of a pair which have been modified for multi-purpose operations by Lufthansa Technik.

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    CityAirbus aft structure to be developed by automotive composite pairing


    Airbus has selected German firms KLK Motorsport and Gerg to design and build the aft structure of the airframer’s electric vertical take-off and landing prototype CityAirbus NextGen. The companies are located in Hohenthann, south-east of Munich, and specialise in composite design. Airbus disclosed the new urban mobility partnership during the ...

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    Supply chain key to meeting production rate rise: Boeing’s Deal


    Boeing will only raise aircraft production rates as the supply chain can support it, amid the continued challenges being seen during the ramp-up across the wider aerospace industry. The aircraft manufacturer is working on reaching a production rate of 31 737 Max aircraft a month, but achieving this has been ...

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    Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerators to extend range of hybrid-electric aircraft


    Rolls-Royce is engaged in the development of turbogenerator technology which is intended to extend the range of hybrid-electric aircraft. While the manufacturer is developing fully-electric aircraft up to commuter class models, some applications demand energy and range beyond that which battery power can supply. Rolls-Royce says the turbogenerator technology can ...

  • 737-800 freighter-c-Aero Capital Solutions

    US lessor Aero Capital commits to more 737-800 freigher conversions


    Mid-life aircraft leasing specialist Aero Capital Solutions is ordering another six Boeing 737-800 freighter conversions, which will be undertaken in China. The agreement to expand the cargo fleet will take the lessor’s overall freighter commitments and conversions to 40 aircraft. Texas-based Aero Capital says the modifications will be carried out ...

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    D328eco to be powered by latest PW127XT variant


    Pratt & Whitney Canada has unveiled a third variant of its PW127XT turboprop engine series, with the S-model powerplant to equip Deutsche Aircraft’s D328eco.

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    Deutsche Aircraft delays arrival of D328eco until 2026


    Deutsche Aircraft has pushed back service entry of its D328eco until the second half of 2026 from a previous target of 2025.

  • Air Nostrum new 1-c-HAV

    Spain’s Air Nostrum plots introduction of UK airships for domestic services


    Spain’s Air Nostrum Group has unveiled an extraordinary provisional agreement to acquire airships to operate commercial services in the country. It is reserving production slots for 10 examples of the Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10, with a view to taking delivery from 2026. Air Nostrum Group, which serves as a ...

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    Airbus embarks on A321XLR flight-test campaign with maiden sortie


    Airbus has commenced the flight-test campaign for its long-range A321XLR variant after the initial prototype lifted off from Hamburg Finkenwerder. The aircraft, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines, took off at about 11:05 on 15 June. It is carrying a crew of five, comprising two experimental test pilots and three ...

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    Otto Celera push-prop in line for ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engine


    Hydrogen-electric propulsion specialist ZeroAvia is to develop a powertrain for Otto Aviation, which has been test-flying a prototype of its low-emissions Celera 500L aircraft. ZeroAvia says it will collaborate with California-based Otto to integrate the ZA600 zero-emission powertrain on the type. It says the tie-up means the Celera could be ...

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    Airbus set to fly A321XLR in mid-June


    Airbus is aiming to conduct the first flight of its long-range A321XLR from its Hamburg Finkenwerder plant on 15 June. The aircraft, which has been undergoing pre-flight simulation and ground checks, was rolled out in its test-flight livery last month. Airbus has scheduled a first flight event for 15 June, ...

  • Connect Airlines ATR H2-c-Connect Airlines

    Connect Airlines plots expansion with up to 100 hydrogen-powered ATR 72s


    Proposed US start-up carrier Connect Airlines is ordering 75 converted ATR 72-600 turboprops, which will be fitted with hydrogen-fuelled powertrains. The firm agreement with Universal Hydrogen also covers an additional 25 converted aircraft. Universal Hydrogen was founded by former Airbus chief technology officer Paul Eremenko, and has an advisory board ...