Airbus takes €100m charge to restructure key fuselage supplier

Among the charges disclosed by Airbus in its full-year financial results is a €103 million figure relating to efforts to turn around German aerostructures firm Premium Aerotec.

Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell showcase EASA-compliant Fortress flight recorders


Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell showcase EASA-compliant Fortress flight recorders

Aerospace company Curtiss-Wright is using the Singapore show to pitch a new-generation flight recorder that can collect 25h of cockpit audio, meeting a mandate for commercial aircraft set to take effect in 2021.

Airbus A320 recycling by AeroCircular


Euramec develops A320 training device by upcycling cockpits

Belgian specialist to use nose section to create flightdeck simulators

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MRO players join forces to start sector-wide blockchain trial

Multiple MRO players have formed a partnership to jointly investigate and set standards for the use of blockchain technology to digitally track aircraft parts.

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Spirit AeroSystems replaces finance chiefs after accounting mishap

US aerostructures firm Spirit AeroSystems is having to deal with further pressure after it replaced its chief financial officer and a vice-president over an accounting mishap.

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Irkut plans Russian-built avionics suite for PD-14-powered MC-21s

Russian authorities have detailed an extensive procurement scheme to replace the foreign-manufactured avionics of Irkut MC-21s with domestically-sourced alternatives.

Pegasus Hoist - Collins Aerospace


Collins prepares for pilotless helicopter rescue with digitally-controlled hoist

Foreseeing a day in the not-too-distant future when pilotless helicopters may fly to people in need of rescue, Collins Aerospace’s next generation hoist, the Pegasus, will have the ability to be controlled digitally – even eventually wirelessly.

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Why Universal Avionics sees pilot shortage driving boom in wearable displays

Universal Avionics believes that a lack of helicopter pilots in the future will mean operators will increasingly need to rely on solo pilots aided by automated technologies, such as helmets with augmented reality glasses, to handle workloads while flying missions.

Swiss Airbus A340 first class


Swiss completes A340 interior upgrade programme

Swiss has completed a cabin refurbishment programme on its five remaining Airbus A340s, to bring their interiors in line with the Lufthansa subsidiary’s Boeing 777 long-haul fleet.



A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off

Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot.