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  • Guillaume Daudin, ATR

    Daudin to head new programmes unit at ATR


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

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    Russia seeks Eurasian import duty cut for MC-21 engines


    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

    Air New Zealand, Airbus embark on hydrogen aircraft research


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

  • Boeing twin-aisles-c-Boeing

    Boeing yet to restore 20-year global fleet outlook to pre-crisis 50,000 mark


    Boeing is yet to restore its 20-year global fleet forecast to the 50,000 mark it predicted in its pre-crisis outlook, although its latest projection is still higher than that foreseen last year. Two years ago, before the onset of the pandemic, the US airframer had envisioned nearly 50,700 aircraft worldwide ...

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    First C919 for China Eastern enters final assembly stage


    The first Comac C919 narrowbody bound for launch customer China Eastern Airlines will “soon” enter final assembly, as the Chinese airframer hopes to deliver the aircraft by year-end.

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    US firm Mammoth to offer 777-200LR and -300ER freighter conversions


    US based firm Mammoth Freighters has joined the line-up of companies aiming to offer Boeing 777 cargo conversions, with a portfolio covering the long-range -200LR and -300ER models. The company intends to begin modification of an initial 777-200LR – converting it to a -200LRMF – in the second quarter of ...

  • il-76md-90a-c-United Aircraft

    First Il-76 built on modernised line handed to Russian military


    United Aircraft has delivered the first Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A to be assembled on its new production line, handing it to the Russian government’s military aviation transport division in Ulyanovsk. The aircraft has been constructed by the airframer Aviastar under a ministry of defence contract. Aviastar managing director Sergei Sheremetov says that, ...

  • LATAM first A320neo

    Strong A320neo agreements push Airbus net orders into triple figures


    Latin American operator LATAM’s agreement for 28 A320neo-family jets has lifted the airframer’s net order figures for 2021 into triple figures. But LATAM has also dropped the final pair of A350-1000s from its backlog. The airline still has commitments for 13 of the smaller A350-900. LATAM’s deal – for 21 ...

  • A320neo P&W engines 640 c Airbus

    Airbus A320-family deliveries pass 10,000 mark


    Airbus’s A320 family has passed the mark of 10,000 deliveries, the airframer’s latest order and backlog data indicates. Although the airframer delivered the aircraft with serial number MSN10000 to Middle East Airlines last year, the actual production run had yet to reach five figures. But FlightGlobal analysis of Airbus’s monthly ...

  • BBAM A321P2F-c-BBAM

    Lufthansa Cargo to lease A321 freighters through BBAM


    Germany’s Lufthansa Cargo is to lease a pair of Airbus A321 converted freighters through a long-term agreement with lessor BBAM. Lufthansa Cargo had stated in July that it would “permanently” convert two A321s into freighters, to expand its cargo transport capabilities, from early 2022. The aircraft will be operated by ...

  • Malindo 737 Max delivery

    Malindo Air coy about taking 737 Max aircraft


    Malaysian carrier Malindo Air says it has not revealed any plans about adding Boeing 737 Max aircraft to its fleet, after the country lifted the operational ban on the type.

  • Russia Iran talks-c-Rosaviatsia

    Russian-Iranian airworthiness pact intended to ease civil aviation exports


    Russian and Iranian authorities have signed a memorandum of understanding on airworthiness matters, intended to ease export of aircraft. The agreement builds on airworthiness consultations held in June which included the participation of Russian Helicopters’ national engineering centre for Mil and Kamov. These talks focused on co-operation over aviation equipment ...

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    Singapore latest Asia-Pacific country to lift 737 Max grounding


    Singapore has lifted the operational ban on the Boeing 737 Max, becoming the second country in Southeast Asia to do so, days after neighbouring Malaysia. 

  • CRAIC CR929

    Sino-Russian CR929 on track for 2025 first flight: Report


    The in-development CR929, jointly developed by China and Russia, is reportedly still on track to take off on its first flight in 2025, as both countries look to begin construction of the first test aircraft next year. 

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    Malaysia lifts 737 Max grounding


    Malaysia has lifted the ban on Boeing 737 Max operations, becoming the first Southeast Asian nation — and the latest in a string of Asia-Pacific countries — to do so.   

  • D328eco title-c-Deutsche Aircraft

    Deutsche Aircraft reinforces Heggemann ties with D328eco wing pact


    Deutsche Aircraft is handing the high-profile wing production work for its D328eco modernised regional turboprop to German-based partner Heggemann – the firm which is already supplying landing-gear for the programme. Heggemann will manufacture the wing box and powerplant support structure for the twin-engined aircraft. Deutsche Aircraft is promoting the D328eco ...

  • eastern 777 freighter title-c-eastern airlines

    Eastern Airlines unveils plan to modify early 777s as express freighters


    US operator Eastern Airlines has unveiled an ambitious plan to expand into the cargo sector through a new conversion programme for Boeing 777s. While details of the programme are still emerging the carrier says the plan involves modifying the twinjet type into a Class E express freighter aimed at the ...

  • 737 Max

    Lessor Griffin Global orders five 737 Max 8s


    Lessor Griffin Global Asset Management has ordered five Boeing 737 Max 8s — its first direct order with the North American airframer. 

  • Boeing Sonic Cruiser

    Legacy of 9/11: Drive for economy reshapes aviation


    The crisis after 2001 spelled the beginning of the end for super-large widebodies, and ushered in hyper-efficient twins

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    India clears Boeing 737 Max for return to service


    Indian regulators have cleared the country’s carriers to resume operations with Boeing 737 Max aircraft.