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    Heart highlights customer acceptance of switch to 30-seater


    Heart Aerospace insists operators are squarely behind its decision to ditch the development of an all-electric 19-seater in favour of a 30-seat hybrid-electric aircraft, with a significant number of customers having already transitioned to the updated model.

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    EASA approves Avensis Class E cargo modification for A330


    European regulators have granted a supplemental type certificate to an Airbus A330 freighter conversion programme to fit a Class E compartment. Portuguese operator TAP’s air cargo division is the launch customer for the modification, which has been supported by TAP’s maintenance and engineering arm. The programme – developed by Avensis ...

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    Russian government prolongs loan subsidy scheme for lessors taking domestic aircraft


    Russia’s government is extending a loan subsidy programme to ease the process through which lessors acquire domestically-built aircraft to lease to carriers. The programme – which was initiated a decade ago, in October 2012 – had applied to loans taken by lessors from 2008-21 but it will be extended, under ...

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    EASA examines system to maintain flight-guidance while airspeed unreliable


    European safety regulators have been assessing a request to implement a system on a large aircraft which will maintain flight-guidance functions despite the unavailability of reliable airspeed data. Unreliable airspeed typically results in the disconnection of the autopilot, autothrust and flight-directors. The system under consideration will have three operating modes, ...

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    EASA backs postponement of distress-tracking installation deadline


    European safety regulators are backing a postponement of requirements for aircraft to carry equipment to transmit position information autonomously if the flight is in distress, citing the impact of the pandemic on deliveries. Under ICAO standards this equipment – known as an emergency locator transmitter and distress tracker – will ...

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    Rolls-Royce axes testbed conversion plan for ex-Qantas 747-400


    Rolls-Royce has ditched plans to turn a former Qantas Boeing 747-400 into a flying testbed and will now dispose of the aircraft which has sat idle at Moses Lake airport in Washington state for over two years.

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    Airbus starts seeking successor to chief financial officer Asam


    Airbus is preparing a succession plan for chief financial officer Dominik Asam, who is to step down from his position next year. He is to take up the post of chief financial officer at German software firm SAP. Asam joined Airbus during a management transition following Guillaume Faury’s accession to ...

  • mammoth 777-c-Mammoth Freighters

    Mammoth agrees 777 freighter conversion pact with Fort Worth’s Aspire MRO


    US-based Mammoth Freighters has reached a Boeing 777 freighter-conversion agreement with Texas’s Aspire MRO. The agreement follows Aspire’s formal launch of passenger-to-freighter conversion services at its Fort Worth facility in the city’s Alliance airport. Aspire will use six bays at the airport’s former American Airlines maintenance centre for 777 conversion. ...

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    ALPA wins recent pilot pay gains at US regional airlines


    A handful of US regional airlines recently hiked pilot pay rates amid an industry-wide effort to attract and retain pilots and keep pace with surging travel demand.

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    PW127XT-M powerplant wins Transport Canada approval


    Pratt & Whitney Canada has gained Transport Canada certification for the latest XT-M variant of its PW127 engine, bringing closer the first delivery aboard an ATR twin-turboprop.

  • Grottaglie-c-Leonardo

    Leonardo confident that changes will bear fruit at aerostructures unit


    Restructuring and improving market outlook – plus diversification – should yield positive results for aerospace firm. 

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    Is recovery at risk from a broken supply chain?


    The good news is the commercial aviation industry is rebounding fast from Covid-19. The bad news is aerospace producers are struggling to keep up. Does a snarled-up supply chain put recovery at risk?

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    Aerospace council urges standardisation to ease firefighting aircraft certification


    Aerospace industry representatives are urging ICAO to prioritise international standardisation of certification and operation of firefighting aircraft, arguing that greater flexibility is needed as climate change threatens to prolong and intensify wildfire seasons. While the requirement for aerial firefighting capability is rising, the International Co-ordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations ...

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    MC-21 model reflecting domestic-composite wing undergoes flutter tests


    Russian analysts are conducting tests with an Irkut MC-21-300 model with wings representative of those created with domestically-sourced composites. The research at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute is intended to explore the potential for flutter on the twinjet. Irkut and RSK MiG have assisted with development of the 1:7-scale model which ...

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    Dreamliner deliveries resume but capacity constraints remain


    Boeing’s much-awaited resumption of 787 deliveries on Wednesday provided a welcome boost for the manufacturer and Dreamliner customers who have been facing operational headaches caused by the aircraft delays. American Airlines became the first airline to take delivery of a 787 since US regulators gave Boeing the green light to ...

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    Airbus operational single-aisle fleet passes 10,000


    Airbus A220s have helped lift the airframer’s total global operational single-aisle fleet into five figures, according to the company’s latest backlog data. Its official single-aisle fleet total passed the 10,000 mark in July 2022. Almost three-quarters of these aircraft – some 7,466 – were older A320-family jets, including just over ...

  • LMS-901-c-UZGA

    Siberia’s KrasAvia to acquire LMS-901 fleet for regional connectivity


    Siberian operator KrasAvia has entered a provisional agreement to acquire 10 UZGA LMS-901 multi-purpose aircraft. Deliveries of the Russian-built, single-engined high-wing type will commence in 2025 and run to 2029. KrasAvia says it will become “one of the first customers” for the new aircraft in Russia as a result of ...

  • ALIA-250-c-Beta Technologies

    Beta ALIA becomes latest eVTOL to secure Bristow custom


    Helicopter operator Bristow Group is ordering up to 55 eVTOL aircraft, further cementing its venture into the emerging electric aviation sector. The company has signed for US firm Beta Technologies’ ALIA-250 which will be capable of accommodating a pilot and five passengers. Bristow’s agreement for five firm and 50 optioned ...

  • MC-21-300 icing test-c-United Aircraft

    Pratt-powered MC-21 engines swapped to pursue PD-14 certification


    Russian airframer Irkut is preparing to conduct test flights with an MC-21-300 whose engines are being swapped from foreign-built to domestically-built powerplants. The aircraft, number 73051, was originally an MC-21-300 variant fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines. But Russian state technology firm Rostec says the aircraft will be tested ...

  • China Southern A321neo-c-Airbus

    Chinese carriers help lift Airbus net orders by nearly 400 aircraft


    Airbus has added nearly 400 net orders to its total for the year, following a strong July, and includes the large agreement for aircraft from four Chinese carriers. These Chinese operators are collectively taking 196 A321neos, plus 82 A320neos and 14 A319neos. Airbus also recorded 39 A321neo orders from LATAM, ...