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  • ATR-AirCorsica-V2

    ATR forecasts steady delivery ramp-up as market improves


    ATR will steadily ramp up output of its twin-turboprop aircraft over the next three years as it targets annual deliveries of 50 units in 2024 on the back of a recovery in regional aviation demand.

  • 321 Precision Conversions A321 freighter-c-321 Precision Conversions

    Dubai’s Aerovista to introduce converted A321 freighters


    Middle Eastern lessor Aerovista is committing to four Airbus A321 converted freighters through a partnership with US finance firm Petrus Aviation. The A321s will undergo modification by specialist 321 Precision Conversions. Dubai-based Aerovista, which focuses its services on A320-family jets, identifies the initial two aircraft as MSN1451 and MSN1503. Both ...

  • Boeing Sustainable Aviation Fuel_image-c-Boeing

    Boeing purchases sustainable fuel to support US production facilities


    Boeing has agreed to acquire sustainable aviation fuel for its commercial aircraft operations in the US states of Washington and South Carolina, through a deal with EPIC Aviation. The agreement with the company’s EPIC Fuels arm covers 7.5 million litres (2 million USgal) of fuel produced from inedible agricultural waste. ...

  • A220-100-c-Airbus

    Quebec delays exit from A220 partnership after investing to boost production


    Airbus and the Canadian province of Quebec’s government are to provide a $1.2 billion funding injection to the A220 programme intended to increase the production rate of the twinjet. Each side’s investment will be proportional to its interest in the Airbus Canada partnership that builds the A220. The airframer holds ...

  • ATR sustainable fuel test-c-ATR

    ATR 72-600 carries out flight tests using wholly-sustainable fuel


    ATR has carried out a series of ground and flight trials using wholly-sustainable aviation fuel in one engine of a 72-600 test aircraft. The turboprop conducted 7h of flights with the 100% sustainable fuel, supplied by Neste, powering one the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 engines. The Neste MY ...

  • PD-8 bench test 2-c-Rostec

    Cruise-altitude simulations begin for SSJ-New’s PD-8 engine


    Russia’s United Engine has carried out cruise-altitude simulation with the core of the Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant, intended for a revised version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The test-bench simulation of operating conditions up to 12,000m (39,400ft) marks the initial stages of PD-8 certification testing. Rostec says the core section includes ...

  • A321neo ACF Qatar Airways-c-Airbus

    Deepening row signals shift in balance of power between Airbus and Qatar Airways


    Cancellation of order for A321neos on top of ongoing litigation over A350 skin-paint issues is latest twist in highly public row as relations between the two parties continue to deteriorate.

  • ATI_FlyZero_Regional_Ground-c-FlyZero

    FlyZero shows off fuel cell-powered regional concept


    UK government-funded research project FlyZero has unveiled its initial concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft that could carry up to 75 passengers on routes of up to 800nm (1,480km).

  • PD-8 engine-c-Rostec

    United Engine tests domestically-built control system for SSJ-New’s PD-8


    Russia’s United Engine has developed an automatic control system for the Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant which will be installed on the Sukhoi SSJ-New aircraft. The SSJ-New is a version of the Superjet 100 that includes a greater proportion of domestically-built components. PD-8 engines will serve as an alternative to the PowerJet ...

  • Air_China,_B-1397,_Boeing_737-8_MAX_(32694362847)

    Boeing eyes Q1 resumption of 737 Max deliveries to China


    Boeing expects to resume 737 Max deliveries to China from the first quarter of the year, as the airframer reiterates its confidence in the market despite looming geopolitical tensions and a weak travel recovery. 

  • LH2 turboprop-c-ICCT

    Early liquid-hydrogen aircraft will slow, rather than check, emissions rise: ICCT study


    Full adoption of liquid hydrogen-powered aircraft on all replaceable routes by 2050 would cap passenger aviation emissions at 2035 levels, but not reduce them, according to analysis released by the US-based non-profit International Council on Clean Transportation. Its white paper stresses that this is based on the “most optimistic” fuel ...

  • Airbus Beluga-c-Airbus

    Airbus setting up new airline to offer A300-600ST Beluga fleet for charter


    Airbus has set up a new commercial outsize transport service intended to capitalise on the remaining flying life of its A300-600ST Beluga fleet, as it phases out the type from its main internal logistics operation. The Airbus Beluga Transport service has already carried out its first work, with aircraft F-GSTC ...

  • A350 wing Broughton-c-Airbus

    Airbus wing-plant personnel ballot for strike in pay dispute


    Airbus workers at the airframer’s UK wing plant in Broughton and its aerospace centre at Filton are poised for potential industrial action over a pay dispute. The Unite union says workers at the facilities have started balloting for industrial action over the dispute which affects 3,000 members. Its national officer ...

  • E190-E2-c-Embraer

    Lessor Azorra signs for 20 Embraer E2 regional jets


    US lessor Azorra has signed for 20 Embraer E2 jets and taken purchase rights on 30 more of the type.

  • MC-21-300 cold weather tests-c-Rostec

    MC-21-300 undergoes post-certification cold-weather tests in Siberia


    Russian airframer Irkut is to test the MC-21-300 under cold-weather conditions in Siberia, to ensure it can operate in the country’s extreme climate. The tests, which are taking place in the Sakha republic, involved operating the aircraft with over 70 occupants. State technology firm Rostec says the trials combine a ...

  • QR A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Qatar frustrated over A350 dispute escalation as it details aircraft skin damage


    Qatar Airways has described Airbus’s decision to cancel an order for 50 A321neos as a “matter of considerable regret and frustration”, after the carrier secured acceleration of a court hearing on the A350 paint dispute. The airline says 21 A350s in its fleet will remain grounded, and it will not ...

  • Il-96-400M overview

    Il-96 to serve as testbed for high-thrust PD-35 engine


    Russian aerospace developers intend to use the Ilyushin Il-96 as a testbed for the high-thrust Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine. The powerplant is being developed for potential large transport aircraft, and the Russian government recently allocated over Rb44 billion ($575 million) to the programme. Deputy trade and industry minister Oleg Bocharov, speaking ...

  • C919_Test aircraft

    C919 deliveries to commence in 2022: Report


    A senior Comac official has told local news media that the company will start delivering its C919 narrowbody aircraft in 2022, while stressing that the pandemic’s impact on production is still “under control”.

  • Airbus ZeroE title-c-Airbus

    Airbus hunts for talent in recruitment drive to support sustainability strategy


    Airbus is looking to recruit around 6,000 new personnel across the aerospace group to support its strategic direction during the recovery. The company had slashed its workforce as the pandemic disrupted its aircraft production but it is preparing to accelerate output over the next 18 months. Airbus is also implementing ...

  • Prosperity I-c-AutoFlight

    China’s AutoFlight seeks EASA certification for Prosperity I eVTOL taxi


    Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing specialist AutoFlight is preparing to embark on a European certification bid for its Prosperity I air taxi aircraft. It has established a European operation at Augsburg airport and is pursuing approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for the three-passenger eVTOL aircraft by ...