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    Engine deliveries to Airbus picking up but supply-chain concerns remain: Faury


    Airbus has observed a pick-up in engine supply over the past couple of months, but believes broader supply-chain issues will not normalise until at least the middle of next year. Chief executive Guillaume Faury, speaking during a capital markets briefing on 23 September, said the airframer still had some 26 ...

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    Airbus expects monthly A320neo output to reach 50 by year-end


    Airbus is expecting to reach an A320neo monthly production rate of around 50 aircraft by the end of this year, as it progresses towards ambitious output levels for the twinjet family.

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    Regent achieves flying milestone with subscale seaglider model


    Start-up seaglider developer Regent Craft’s sub-scale prototype achieved an important milestone last month on its journey to become a viable transport option along coasts or near large bodies of water.

  • Beluga loading CH-53-c-Airbus

    New Airbus Beluga loading system tested with German CH-53 helicopter


    Airbus has undertaken verification tests of a loading system intended for lifting outsize military cargo onto the A300-600ST Beluga transport, as the airframer begins offering the type for third-party services. The five Beluga aircraft – developed to carry Airbus aircraft structures and assemblies between the airframer’s manufacturing facilities – are ...

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    Heart highlights customer acceptance of switch to 30-seater


    Heart Aerospace insists operators are squarely behind its decision to ditch the development of an all-electric 19-seater in favour of a 30-seat hybrid-electric aircraft, with a significant number of customers having already transitioned to the updated model.

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    EASA approves Avensis Class E cargo modification for A330


    European regulators have granted a supplemental type certificate to an Airbus A330 freighter conversion programme to fit a Class E compartment. Portuguese operator TAP’s air cargo division is the launch customer for the modification, which has been supported by TAP’s maintenance and engineering arm. The programme – developed by Avensis ...

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    Russian government prolongs loan subsidy scheme for lessors taking domestic aircraft


    Russia’s government is extending a loan subsidy programme to ease the process through which lessors acquire domestically-built aircraft to lease to carriers. The programme – which was initiated a decade ago, in October 2012 – had applied to loans taken by lessors from 2008-21 but it will be extended, under ...

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    EASA examines system to maintain flight-guidance while airspeed unreliable


    European safety regulators have been assessing a request to implement a system on a large aircraft which will maintain flight-guidance functions despite the unavailability of reliable airspeed data. Unreliable airspeed typically results in the disconnection of the autopilot, autothrust and flight-directors. The system under consideration will have three operating modes, ...

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    EASA backs postponement of distress-tracking installation deadline


    European safety regulators are backing a postponement of requirements for aircraft to carry equipment to transmit position information autonomously if the flight is in distress, citing the impact of the pandemic on deliveries. Under ICAO standards this equipment – known as an emergency locator transmitter and distress tracker – will ...

  • Rolls-Royce 747 flying test bed

    Rolls-Royce axes testbed conversion plan for ex-Qantas 747-400


    Rolls-Royce has ditched plans to turn a former Qantas Boeing 747-400 into a flying testbed and will now dispose of the aircraft which has sat idle at Moses Lake airport in Washington state for over two years.

  • Dominik Asam-c-Airbus

    Airbus starts seeking successor to chief financial officer Asam


    Airbus is preparing a succession plan for chief financial officer Dominik Asam, who is to step down from his position next year. He is to take up the post of chief financial officer at German software firm SAP. Asam joined Airbus during a management transition following Guillaume Faury’s accession to ...

  • mammoth 777-c-Mammoth Freighters

    Mammoth agrees 777 freighter conversion pact with Fort Worth’s Aspire MRO


    US-based Mammoth Freighters has reached a Boeing 777 freighter-conversion agreement with Texas’s Aspire MRO. The agreement follows Aspire’s formal launch of passenger-to-freighter conversion services at its Fort Worth facility in the city’s Alliance airport. Aspire will use six bays at the airport’s former American Airlines maintenance centre for 777 conversion. ...

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    ALPA wins recent pilot pay gains at US regional airlines


    A handful of US regional airlines recently hiked pilot pay rates amid an industry-wide effort to attract and retain pilots and keep pace with surging travel demand.

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    PW127XT-M powerplant wins Transport Canada approval


    Pratt & Whitney Canada has gained Transport Canada certification for the latest XT-M variant of its PW127 engine, bringing closer the first delivery aboard an ATR twin-turboprop.

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    Leonardo confident that changes will bear fruit at aerostructures unit


    Restructuring and improving market outlook – plus diversification – should yield positive results for aerospace firm. 

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    Is recovery at risk from a broken supply chain?


    The good news is the commercial aviation industry is rebounding fast from Covid-19. The bad news is aerospace producers are struggling to keep up. Does a snarled-up supply chain put recovery at risk?

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    Aerospace council urges standardisation to ease firefighting aircraft certification


    Aerospace industry representatives are urging ICAO to prioritise international standardisation of certification and operation of firefighting aircraft, arguing that greater flexibility is needed as climate change threatens to prolong and intensify wildfire seasons. While the requirement for aerial firefighting capability is rising, the International Co-ordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations ...

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    MC-21 model reflecting domestic-composite wing undergoes flutter tests


    Russian analysts are conducting tests with an Irkut MC-21-300 model with wings representative of those created with domestically-sourced composites. The research at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute is intended to explore the potential for flutter on the twinjet. Irkut and RSK MiG have assisted with development of the 1:7-scale model which ...

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    Dreamliner deliveries resume but capacity constraints remain


    Boeing’s much-awaited resumption of 787 deliveries on Wednesday provided a welcome boost for the manufacturer and Dreamliner customers who have been facing operational headaches caused by the aircraft delays. American Airlines became the first airline to take delivery of a 787 since US regulators gave Boeing the green light to ...

  • A220-300-c-Airbus

    Airbus operational single-aisle fleet passes 10,000


    Airbus A220s have helped lift the airframer’s total global operational single-aisle fleet into five figures, according to the company’s latest backlog data. Its official single-aisle fleet total passed the 10,000 mark in July 2022. Almost three-quarters of these aircraft – some 7,466 – were older A320-family jets, including just over ...