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  • 777-300ERSF flypast title-c-IAI

    First 777-300ER for freighter conversion joins Israeli commemorative flypast


    Israel Aerospace Industries has flown a Boeing 777-300ER set for freighter conversion in a formation to mark the anniversary of Israeli independence. The company says the 15 April flypast – which took place over several locations including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada – included a pair ...

  • China Southern A350

    EASA and CAAC extend Airbus bilateral to cover A350 completion


    European and Chinese civil aviation regulators have updated a bilateral agreement on Airbus production at Tianjin to account for the extension of aircraft completion activities to the A350. Airbus has a single production organisation approval granted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and this covers not only A320-family ...

  • Ethiopian 737-800 freighter title-c-AEI

    GA Telesis orders more 737-800 converted freighters


    Commercial aviation industry services specialist GA Telesis is ordering another four Boeing 737-800SF converted freighters, the modified airframe developed by Aeronautical Engineers. The agreement covers three conversion slots in the second half of this year, and one reserved for early 2022. Alabama-based conversion centre Commercial Jet Services, a ...

  • Southwest Airline Boeing 737 Max
    In depth

    Boeing continues to ride the ups and downs of 737 Max return


    Southwest’s follow-on commitment for 100 Max 7 aircraft and Ryanair’s imminent start of services with a higher density version of the Max 8 are further positives for Boeing’s flagship programme after the restart of commercial flights last December, but further order cancellations and the back-up power control issuing impacting some of the fleet show challenges remain

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    Prototype sections for 'Russified' Superjet's PD-8 engine emerge


    Russia’s United Engine has completed manufacturing work on the primary components of a prototype Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant. The PD-8 is a lower-thrust variant of a family which centres on the PD-14 designed for the Irkut MC-21-310. It is intended for eventual use on the Sukhoi Superjet 100 as ...

  • Heart ES-19

    EASA draws up initial certification requirements for electric and hybrid engines


    European aviation safety regulators have drawn up an initial set of certification requirements for electric or hybrid propulsion systems for future aircraft types. The in-depth special condition has been shaped from an initial proposal in January last year, following extensive comments from multiple aerospace companies including Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, ...

  • gutierrez and vittadini-c-airbus

    Airbus names new COO as defence and technology chiefs step down


    Airbus has named Alberto Gutierrez as its chief operating officer, succeeding Michael Schoellhorn, who will take over as the head of the company’s Defence and Space division. The change follows Defence and Space chief executive Dirk Hoke’s decision to leave the European aerospace giant. Gutierrez is currently executive ...

  • Il-96 title-c-VASO

    Latest Il-96-300 conducts maiden flight from Voronezh


    United Aircraft has conducted the maiden flight of the latest production Ilyushin Il-96-300, an aircraft which will be delivered to the Russian government as a special operations platform. The four-engined jet – registered RA-96024 and fitted with Aviadvigatel PS-90A powerplants – lifted off from the Voronezh facility of airframer ...

  • A330neo-c-Airbus

    Slip in Airbus order total illustrates 12-month impact of crisis


    Analysis of Airbus backlog data over the year since the onset of the air transport crisis shows the airframer’s overall orders fell during the period, an extraordinary contrast to its strong annual performances over the previous decade. Airbus’s order total had risen each year by an average of over ...

  • A220-300 generic

    Airbus reveals order for 20 A220s


    Airbus has revealed that an undisclosed customer has ordered 20 A220-300s, while lessor Avolon has signed for eight A320neo-family jets. The agreements in March bring the airframer’s gross order figure to 39 aircraft for the first quarter of this year. But cancellation of eight single-aisle jets – five ...

  • UltraAir title HR-c-Airbus

    Airbus to test laser-based communications on airborne platform


    Airbus is aiming to integrate a laser-based communications demonstrator on an aircraft for flight testing by the middle of next year. The project, known as UltraAir, is intended to demonstrate high-speed data rate communications with geostationary satellites. Airbus and the Dutch applied scientific research organisation TNO will jointly ...

  • Lufthansa CARIBIC A350-c-Lufthansa

    A350 to be converted into Lufthansa’s latest atmospheric research platform


    One of Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900s is undergoing an extensive conversion programme, being fitted with equipment to enable the twinjet to operate as the carrier’s latest climate research platform. The aircraft (D-AIXJ) was delivered to the German flag-carrier three years ago, in May 2018. Lufthansa says it will be ...

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

    MC-21 back in Moscow after completing natural icing tests


    Source: United Aircraft Flight-test aircraft 73051 was transferred to Arkhangelsk for the natural icing tests

  • A321neo rudder-c-Airbus

    Airbus switching A320neo family from mechanical to electronic rudder control


    Airbus is aiming to replace the mechanical rudder controls on A320neo-family aircraft, switching to a full electric rudder system by early 2024. The modification will coincide with the entry into service of the long-range A321XLR which is being developed with the ‘E-rudder’ architecture in mind. While the initial ...

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    Vietnam allows airspace permission for 737 Max


    Vietnam has given the green light for the Boeing 737 Max to transit through its airspace, but stopped short of an outright approval for the type’s return to service. 

  • Ryanair 737-8200 title-c-Boeing

    EASA validates 737 Max 8-200 certification


    European safety regulators have granted type certificate validation to the Boeing 737 Max 8-200, new high-density variant of the re-engined twinjet. In a certification document revision the European Union Aviation Safety Agency lists a validation date of 6 April, following US FAA certification on 31 March. The 8-200 ...

  • Fiji Airways first 737 Max 640px-2

    Fiji Airways set to return 737 Max to service


    Fiji Airways is set to be the first Asia-Pacific carrier to return the Boeing 737 Max into service, after Fijian civil aviation authorities lifted the grounding of the narrowbody.

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    Airbus shapes A321XLR systems layout with low-tech and hi-tech mock-ups


    One of the Airbus A321neo fuselage sections previously intended for delivery to South American operator LATAM has instead been supporting the A321XLR development programme as a system integration platform. Originally a standard A321LR centre and aft section, the fuselage of MSN8531 was withdrawn from the Hamburg Finkenwerder production line ...

  • MNG Airlines A330-300P2F-c-EFW

    MNG opts for A330-300 freighter conversions after dropping A330-200Fs


    Turkish carrier MNG Airlines has signed up for two Airbus A330-300 converted freighters, having previously abandoned orders for new-built A330-200Fs. MNG Airlines has contracted with joint-venture conversion specialist EFW for the two passenger-to-freighter aircraft, the first of which has been newly inducted to EFW’s Dresden facility for modification. ...

  • BWB-c-Airbus

    Mid-2030s zero-emission aircraft horizon 'credible': Airbus chief


    Airbus chief Guillaume Faury insists a 2035 entry-into-service horizon for zero-emission aircraft is “credible”, given the advancing work on hydrogen power. Six months ago the airframer unveiled proposed designs for zero-emissions aircraft, including a blended-wing body concept alongside more conventional twinjet and turboprop configurations. “We think it’s going ...