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  • FedEx 777F-c-FedEx

    Boeing nears 60 freighter orders with 777F deals in September


    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

    Airbus delivers 40 jets in quiet September


    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

    Avolon becomes launch customer for IAI A330-300 P2F programme


    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

    SmartLynx receives Vallair’s first Chinese-converted A321 freighter


    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

    United Engine aims for PD-8 ground tests next year


    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

    Dante Aeronautical reveals roadmap for electric Cessna alongside Air Nostrum and Volotea


    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

    C919 reportedly faces delays over tightened US export rules


    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

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


    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

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


    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

    Airbus encouraged by customer interest in A350 Freighter


    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

    Vietnam mulls lifting 737 Max flight ban


    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

    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.

  • MC-21-c-United Aircraft

    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 ...

  • Comac C919 during its first flight in 2017 c Creative Commons

    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.

  • Mammoth 777 freighters title-c-Mammoth Freighters

    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 ...