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  • L3Harris fixed training device

    L3Harris to sell commercial aviation business to investment firm TJC


    American aerospace and defence giant L3Harris Technologies plans to intensify its focus on defence products by selling its commercial aviation business to US investment company TJC for $700 million.

  • Emirates A350-c-Emirates

    Emirates discloses extensive Safran supply deal including A350 and 777X seats


    Emirates Group has disclosed a series of agreements with Safran’s interiors division covering seats and other fittings on new aircraft types in the Dubai-based carrier’s fleet. The airline values at $1 billion – at catalogue prices – the deal for seats on the Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 777-9s which it ...

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    Thales reconfirms in-flight entertainment provision for Emirates 777Xs


    French aerospace firm Thales has reconfirmed that it will supply the in-flight entertainment system for Emirates’ Boeing 777X fleet. Thales will provide the Dubai-based airline with its Avant Up equipment from 2025. Emirates previously had 115 777Xs on order but has newly-unveiled an enhanced agreement covering 90 additional 777Xs – ...

  • GlobalAirines_Interior-c-Global Airlines

    Would-be operator Global picks Avia Solutions division for interior A380 refurbishment


    Would-be Airbus A380 operator Global Airlines has recruited a division of Avia Solutions Group to refurbish the cabin of its initial aircraft. Global Airlines says work on the aircraft, to be carried out by UK-based JetMS Completions, is set to begin in January next year. The start-up operator says the ...

  • MC-21-310-c-Rostec

    Russian developer starts shipping domestically-built avionics for MC-21


    Russian state technology corporation Rostec has shipped the first domestically-built avionics equipment for the Yakovlev MC-21. The equipment – system control panels and lighting for the cockpit – has been developed by radio-electronic specialist KRET’s Ulyanovsk instrumentation design bureau. Russia’s government has been pursuing a programme of import substitution, to ...

  • Finnair E190-c-Finnair

    Finnair to modernise Embraer cabin interiors as short-haul activity rises


    Finnair is to revamp the interiors of its Embraer 190 fleet from next year, as the carrier highlights the growth potential in its short-haul operations. The carrier will introduce new seats, curtains and other features to the E190s of which it has 12, all operated on its behalf by Nordic ...

  • Testing the 1MW motor in The Grid

    Collins opens new Illinois electric propulsion laboratory ‘The Grid’


    Collins Aerospace has now opened “The Grid”, a long-planned Illinois facility that houses its development of electric and hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for future aircraft.

  • JAL A350-1000

    JAL delays A350-1000 flagship service entry, as new cabin products unveiled


    Japan Airlines has pushed back the launch of Airbus A350-1000 operations, blaming supply chain “disruptions” for late delivery of aircraft components. 

  • Ukraine presidential A319-c-J&C Aero

    Ukrainian presidential ACJ319 recently refurbished at Baltic facilities


    Ukrainian state aviation enterprise DAP Ukraine’s presidential Airbus ACJ319 has undergone a refurbishment project at the facilities of Lithuanian-based J&C Aero and Estonia’s Magnetic MRO. The twinjet underwent cabin modification and renewal, including a “full” refurbishment of the aircraft’s interiors, covering its seating, carpets, fabrics and veneer, as well as ...

  • D328eco-c-Deutsche Aircraft

    Deutsche Aircraft picks France’s Satys for D328eco interior fittings


    Deutsche Aircraft has reached an exclusive agreement with France’s Satys Cabin for the design and production of interior fittings on its D328eco turboprop. The D328eco is a 40-seat regional aircraft, a modernised and enhanced version of the Dornier 328. Its manufacturer is intending to achieve first flight in mid-2025. Satys ...

  • Swiss premium economy-c-Swiss

    Swiss to configure A350 fleet with four-class interior


    Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss is to configure its Airbus A350-900s with four classes, including a small number of first-class seats plus a premium-economy section. Swiss is to introduce the A350s to replace its long-haul A340-300 fleet. The airline has disclosed that the twinjets will be fitted with 242 seats, of ...

  • seat-belt-c-Daniel Schwen Creative Commons

    US FAA urges early adoption of front-row seat safety enhancements


    US regulators are urging operators to adopt safer passenger restraints for front-row seats, after research indicated that lap seat-belts alone could result in severe injuries in an emergency landing. Current guidance permits operators to install seats set back from cabin walls and monuments, which allow their occupants to flail forward ...

  • SSJ-100-c-Irkut

    First Russian-built collision-avoidance system to be fitted on Superjet


    Russian avionics specialist Navigator is aiming to deliver the country’s first domestically-built collision-avoidance system later this year. Navigator says the system – known as SPSV – has passed the third of four certification stages for aviation equipment under Russian standards. The fourth stage will finalise the process and confirm that ...

  • Safran seats-c-Safran

    Safran expects progress towards interiors profitability this year


    Safran is confident that it will restore profitability to its aircraft interiors division following efforts to transform the business and given the returning market interest in seat products. The aerospace company turned in a first-half operating loss of €100 million ($111 million) for its interiors division – contrasting with its ...

  • Collins Aerospace nacelle systems

    RTX green lights sale of actuation business to Safran


    US aerospace giant RTX has approved the sale of subsidiary Collins Aerospace’s $1.5 billion-revenue actuation division to French firm Safran.

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    Safran proposes acquisition of Collins’ flight-control and actuator business


    French aerospace firm Safran is looking to acquire flight-control and actuation activities from RTX’s Collins Aerospace operation in a cash transaction. Collins Aerospace supplies the systems to commercial and military aircraft, as well as helicopters, and the activity is spread across eight facilities in Europe and Asia. Safran’s offer is ...

  • Dourdan site-c-Cobham Aerospace Communications

    Thales expands avionics line by acquiring Cobham radio and satcom arm


    French aerospace firm Thales has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire cockpit radio and satcom specialist Cobham Aerospace Communications for around $1.1 billion. Cobham Aerospace Communications – also known as AeroComms – is based in Paris, and has 690 personnel with annual revenues of $200 million. Thales says it aims to ...

  • Virgin Australia 737-8 interior

    Virgin Australia rolls out A$110m cabin upgrade


    Virgin Australia is to spend around A$110 million ($73.6 million) to refresh its older Boeing 737 cabins, as it takes delivery of new 737 Max jets in the coming months. 

  • Lufthansa A320neo-c-Lufthansa

    Lufthansa plans early adoption of trajectory-based downlink on new A320neos


    Lufthansa Group is aiming to become an early adopter of trajectory-based information capability with the delivery of new Airbus A320neo-family aircraft from next year. The group is to receive more than 65 jets equipped with the ‘extended projected profile’ technology which is based on enhanced ADS-C surveillance transmissions between the ...

  • 737 assembly c Spirit AeroSystems

    Spirit AeroSystems plans to stop operations on 22 June amid labour dispute


    Spirit AeroSystems plans to suspend operations on 22 June in response to a decision to strike by employees represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).