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  • Corsair 747-400

    US investment firm picks up Corsair’s 747-400 fleet


    Three Boeing 747-400s formerly part of the fleet of French leisure airline Corsair have been sold to the aviation division of a US-based transport and energy sector investor. Fortress Transportation Infrastructure Investors, located in New York, is picking up the 747-400s – identified as bearing serial numbers ...

  • R-R 787 close-up

    Rolls-Royce clears parked 787 backlog after Trent 1000 blade progress


    Rolls-Royce has eliminated the backlog of Boeing 787s grounded while they await maintenance in relation to Trent 1000 blade-durability issues. The powerplant manufacturer had expected to reduce the number of 787s awaiting work to single digits by the end of the second quarter of this year. Rolls-Royce says ...

  • LATAM aircraft parked at Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport during pandemic grounding

    LATAM secures key funding as Brazilian unit joins Chapter 11 filing


    LATAM Airlines Brazil has joined other parts of the airline group in entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it took a further step to securing required financing to complete its restructuring.

  • NAIA

    Coronavirus outbreak scuppers proposal to develop Manila airport


    A group of local conglomerates have withdrawn their proposal to develop Manila Ninoy Aquino International airport, citing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the aviation industry Known as the NAIA consortium, the group comprises entities from at least six local conglomerates. Among them are JG Summit Holdings ...

  • Trent 900

    Rolls-Royce lays out expectations for ‘subdued’ long-haul market


    Rolls-Royce is expecting widebody engine flying hours to recover to around 70% of last year’s levels during 2021, while engine deliveries will remain depressed. It forecasts a 55% overall decline in engine flying hours for widebody aircraft over the course of this year, after a 50% drop in the ...

  • Ameco_components

    Ameco, CASC expand components support partnership


    Chinese MRO Ameco has signed an agreement with China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components. The agreement, which also covers spare parts supply and leasing, builds on the pair’s existing partnerships in landing gear and component resource sharing. CASC is China’s largest third-party ...

  • KF-X

    Fuselage of first KF-X prototype breaks cover


    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has issued an image of the first KF-X fuselage, which is undergoing assembly in the company’s Sacheon factory. The company states that the first prototype of the twin-engined jet will be rolled out by April 2021, with test flights starting in 2022. ...

  • Mitsubishi X-2

    Tokyo firming up timeframes for Future Fighter: reports


    Tokyo hopes to start building the prototype of its Future Fighter in 2024, according to local media reports in Japan.

  • Bell 429 CCTV China

    Bell 429 delivered to China broadcaster CCTV


    A Bell 429 is set to become China’s first electronic news gathering (ENG) rotorcraft. The helicopter was delivered to China’s main broadcaster, CCTV, says Bell. The manufacturer says it will be the first helicopter equipped for the ENG role. Source: Bell The Bell 429 is ...

  • BOC Max

    BOC Aviation boosts second-quarter lease commitments


    BOC Aviation’s recent sale-and-leaseback spree helped it record more signed lease commitments in the second quarter than in the same period last year, though aircraft sales were down. The Singapore-based lessor signed leases for 38 aircraft in the three months ended 30 June, compared with 32 in 2019’s second ...

  • F-35A at Heart of Texas air show

    Why the F-35 is a good deal judging by cost-per-effect: think tank


    Fifth-generation aircraft, such as the Lockheed Martin F-35, Lockheed Martin F-22 and Northrop Grumman B-21, deliver much more bang for the buck than current measurement systems show, says the Mitchell Institute.

  • Praetor 500 and 600 cr Embraer_

    Embraer introduces cabin enhancements for Praetor business jets


    Hot on the heels of their service entry last year, Embraer has introduced a clutch of enhancements to the cabins of its Praetor 500 and 600 business jets. 

  • United Dreamliner

    United warns 36,000 employees their jobs are in danger


    United Airlines has warned 36,000 employees, or 45% of its total staff, that their jobs may be in danger as the carrier prepares to downsize following the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Meridian Challenger 605 Meridian

    Jet Linx snaps up Meridian


    Jet Linx Aviation has snapped up the aircraft operating arm of fellow US business aviation services provider Meridian to become what it describes as the second largest aircraft management company in the USA.

  • Iberia A350

    Airbus deliveries halve in the first six months


    Airbus delivered 196 aircraft over the first six months of the year, half the figure of 389 it had achieved at the same point in 2019. The figure means the airframer managed to hand over 36 aircraft during the month. These included four A350-900s for Iberia, Air France ...

  • Boom Supersonic's XB-1

    Boom plans October XB-1 rollout as Aerion advances clean fuel project


    US aerospace startups are progressing supersonic civil aircraft projects, with Boom Supersonic planning the rollout of a demonstrator aircraft this year and Aerion Supersonic launching an effort to help develop clean synthetic fuel.

  • Hi Fly A380 freighter conversion

    Hi Fly confirms LHT oversaw A380 freighter conversion


    European wet-lease operator Hi Fly has brought into service a freight-optimised Airbus A380, which has been temporarily converted from passenger configuration in a project overseen by Lufthansa Technik.

  • RyanAir 737-800. Boeing

    UK cabin crew join Ryanair pilots in accepting temporary pay cuts


    Ryanair cabin crew members based in the UK have agreed to a temporary pay cut of up to 10% to avert job losses at the airline.

  • Air Mauritius Airbus A330-900

    ​Air Mauritius seeks buyers for five aircraft


    Air Mauritius has put three Airbus widebodies and two single-aisle aircraft up for sale, weeks after entering voluntary administration amid the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Embraer Phenom 300 (front) w NetJets copyright_2013

    Garmin wins approval for G1000 NXi retrofit on Phenom 300


    Garmin has secured US certification for the next-generation G1000 NXi integrated flightdeck on the Embraer Phenom 300, and says it will perform the first upgrades of in-service jets in the coming weeks.