Europe’s air safety authority is initiating a project intended to address concerns about cabin air contamination, which will characterise chemical compounds entering the environmental control system from engine oil leakage or dislodged deposits.
Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has temporarily withdrawn its Antonov An-124 freighter fleet from service, pending clarification of the circumstances of an accident in Novosibirsk.
Embraer is likely to base any future turboprop airliner on the fuselage of its current E-Jet models and use conventional engines rather than any alternative propulsion system, the head of its commercial aviation unit indicates.
As his five-year tenure comes to an end, Safran’s outgoing chief executive can reflect on a period of sustained growth for the French aerospace giant – but that is something he is reluctant to take credit for.
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