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  • 777-300ERSF aft door cut-c-IAI
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    IAI cuts main-deck cargo door opening for initial 777-300ER freighter

    2021-10-26T17:09:00Z

    Israel Aerospace Industries has cut the main-deck cargo door opening for its prototype Boeing 777-300ER freighter conversion. The 7m section has been removed from the twinjet’s aft fuselage, between the rearmost passenger exits, an “important milestone” for the project, says the company. IAI expects the conversion of the 777 to ...

  • DHC-8-c-ZeroAvia
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    Alaska Air links with ZeroAvia to fit hydrogen-electric engine to Horizon DHC-8

    2021-10-26T11:24:00Z

    Alaska Air Group is to co-operate with future propulsion specialist ZeroAvia in a project to convert a De Havilland DHC-8-400 turboprop to be powered by a hydrogen-electric engine. Under the collaboration agreement, the aircraft – which was operating for Alaska’s Horizon Air regional carrier – will be fitted with ZeroAvia’s ...

  • CRJ-c-MHIRJ
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    ZeroAvia ties up with MHIRJ to explore hydrogen-electric regional jets

    2021-10-25T18:21:00Z

    Quebec-based MHI RJ Aviation Group is to co-operate with experimental propulsion specialist ZeroAvia to explore potential use of hydrogen-electric power for regional jets. MHIRJ focuses on aircraft maintenance for the CRJ fleet formerly manufactured by Bombardier, after Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries acquired the CRJ programme. Under the agreement it will ...

  • An-74-c-Kharkiv state aircraft manufacturing company
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    Ukrainian bill seeks aircraft plant privatisation to restore An-74 production

    2021-10-22T09:30:00Z

    Ukrainian legislators are considering a bill to privatise the state aircraft manufacturing plant at Kharkiv, following an adoption recommendation to parliament by the economic development committee. The bill was proposed by a number of politicians, notably national security committee member Igor Kopytin. He says the recommendation, on 20 October, is ...

  • aura aero ERA-c-Aura Aero
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    Amedeo backs French 19-seat electric aircraft with preliminary order for 200

    2021-10-19T16:56:00Z

    Asset management firm Amedeo has reached a provisional agreement to acquire 200 of the 19-seat electric-powered regional aircraft under development by France’s Aura Aero. Amedeo is entering a strategic partnership pact with Aura Aero, which unveiled a facility for electric aircraft development at Toulouse Francazal earlier this year. The developer ...

  • Centre for Additive Technologies-c-Rostec Alexander Utkin
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    Russian centre obtains 3D-printing licence for aircraft components

    2021-10-15T07:59:00Z

    One of Russian state technology firm Rostec’s divisions has become the first business in the country to secure a serial production licence for 3D printing in the aviation sector. The Centre for Additive Technologies obtained the licence from the Russian trade and industry ministry, says Rostec. It enables the company ...

  • FedEx 777F-c-FedEx
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    Boeing nears 60 freighter orders with 777F deals in September

    2021-10-12T15:05:00Z

    Boeing has taken freighter orders this year to 59 with an agreement for six more 777Fs in September, and disclosed a repeat order for 737 Max jets from investment firm 777 Partners. The six additional freighters include one for FedEx and five for unidentified customers. They bring the total number ...

  • A319neo-c-Airbus
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    Airbus delivers 40 jets in quiet September

    2021-10-11T17:22:00Z

    Airbus delivered 40 aircraft in September, a month in which only a single A319neo was added to the airframer’s firm orders for the year. Overall deliveries for the first nine months of 2021 rose to 424 aircraft. September’s deliveries included a pair of A350s – both to Japan Airlines – ...

  • A330-300_GE_AIRBUS_V08_300dpi
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    Avolon becomes launch customer for IAI A330-300 P2F programme

    2021-10-04T07:41:00Z

    Lessor Avolon has become the launch customer for Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Airbus A330-300 passenger-to-freighter (P2F), after it committed to 30 conversion slots over four years from 2025. 

  • SmartLynx Malta A321F title-c-Vallair
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    SmartLynx receives Vallair’s first Chinese-converted A321 freighter

    2021-09-30T13:02:00Z

    SmartLynx Malta has taken delivery of another Airbus A321 converted freighter from Vallair, the first to have been inducted at the company’s Chinese modification facility. The aircraft, MSN1017, will be operated by SmartLynx on behalf of express freight company DHL. It has been converted at a centre in Guangzhou. The ...

  • PD-8-c-Rostec
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    United Engine aims for PD-8 ground tests next year

    2021-09-30T07:49:00Z

    Russia’s United Engine has completed tests of a second prototype gas generator for the new Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant. The PD-8 is a domestically-built engine designed for a revised version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, designated the ‘SSJ-New’. Its gas generator comprises a high-pressure compressor, combustion chamber and high-pressure turbine – ...

  • VOL_ELECTRIC-AIRCRAFT_1920x1080_300_DPI_01
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    Dante Aeronautical reveals roadmap for electric Cessna alongside Air Nostrum and Volotea

    2021-09-27T09:45:00Z

    Spanish electric aircraft developer Dante Aeronautical intends to fly its first prototype within three years – a Cessna Grand Caravan converted to use both hydrogen fuel cells and battery power – in a project also involving regional carriers Air Nostrum and Volotea. Under its plans, the aircraft will use the ...

  • c919
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    C919 reportedly faces delays over tightened US export rules

    2021-09-27T07:41:00Z

    The Comac C919 narrowbody programme appears to have hit a roadblock, months before its targeted service entry. 

  • ANA's first 787 arrives at Tokyo in September 2011
    Analysis

    Ten years since service start, has the 787 delivered Boeing’s promises?

    2021-09-23T09:56:00Z

    With its manufacturing innovation and use of a global supply chain, the 787 has been a big sales success. But its first 10 years of service have also represented a major learning curve for Boeing.

  • Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury
    Analysis

    ​Could Airbus bring a zero-emission aircraft into service by 2035?

    2021-09-22T13:07:00Z

    Timelines are incredibly tight, the technology is not there yet, the investment will be colossal, the airport, fuel and related infrastructure is a massive obstacle, but Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury believes bringing a clean-sheet, zero-emission narrowbody sized airliner into service by “around” 2035 is very doable.

  • A350-1000
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    Airbus encouraged by customer interest in A350 Freighter

    2021-09-22T08:48:00Z

    Airbus may have launched the A350 Freighter programme without “subjecting it to having a launch customer” but orders will soon arrive based on “some very encouraging conversations” it is having with potential operators, according to Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer.

  • 737 Max
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    Vietnam mulls lifting 737 Max flight ban

    2021-09-20T12:37:00Z

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) is proposing to lift the operational ban on the Boeing 737 Max, and expects China and Indonesia — two key markets in Asia-Pacific where the type is still grounded — to do the same by end-September.  

  • Guillaume Daudin, ATR
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    Daudin to head new programmes unit at ATR

    2021-09-20T08:50:00Z

    ATR has appointed Airbus executive Guillaume Daudin as it its senior senior vice-president, a role he took up at the start of September.

  • MC-21-c-United Aircraft
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    Russia seeks Eurasian import duty cut for MC-21 engines

    2021-09-16T09:26:00Z

    Russian authorities have proposed to the Eurasian Economic Union a reduction in import tariffs for aircraft engines, intended to assist development of the Irkut MC-21. The MC-21 will be available with either Pratt & Whitney PW1400G powerplants or the Russian-build Aviadvigatel PD-14. Russia is one of five members of the ...

  • Airbus ZEROe
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    Air New Zealand, Airbus embark on hydrogen aircraft research

    2021-09-16T03:32:00Z

    Air New Zealand has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to study the feasibility of hydrogen-powered aircraft in New Zealand.