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  • 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.   

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    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

  • 737 Max (c) shutterstock

    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.

  • SpiceJet 737 Max 8

    SpiceJet eyes 737 Max return in end-September


    India’s SpiceJet expects to resume operations of the Boeing 737 Max by end-September, though it acknowledges that the ultimate decision rests with the country’s regulators. 

  • tsagi low noise-c-tsagi

    Vortex generators analysed in Russian overwing-engine design proposal


    Russian researchers are refining the wing design for a proposed short-haul aircraft with overwing-mounted engines, to increase laminar flow. Initial models of the experimental aircraft design underwent windtunnel tests in 2017. But the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute has constructed a large-scale semi-model – featuring the left wing and engine, and left ...

  • 777-300ER freighter-c-IAI

    IAI tightens Israeli-UAE links with Abu Dhabi 777-300ER conversion line


    Israel Aerospace Industries is to set up a landmark freighter conversion line for Boeing 777-300ERs in the United Arab Emirates, tightening the new diplomatic ties established between the two countries last year. The new conversion line will be established in Abu Dhabi under a co-operation agreement with Etihad Engineering. IAI ...

  • Il-114-300-c-Rostec

    Il-114-300 flight tests suspended as inquiry begins into Il-112V crash


    United Aircraft has suspended flight-testing of the Ilyushin Il-114-300 following the fatal accident involving a prototype of the military Il-112V. Russian investigators have established a committee to look into the Il-112V crash, outside Moscow on 17 August, although it has yet to reach any preliminary findings. But the Il-114-300 is ...

  • IAI 777-300ERSF-c-IAI

    Rising e-commerce swayed IAI decision to convert larger 777 variant


    Israel Aerospace Industries considered the Boeing 777-200ER for potential freighter conversion but settled on the larger 777-300ER because it views the volume capability as particularly important to the cargo market. The company has commenced modification of an initial 777-300ER under its latest freighter programme, being carried out in co-operation with ...

  • A330-800-c-Airbus

    A330neo family evolves with lighter take-off weight variants


    Airbus has introduced several low-weight variants of the A330neo, for both members of the re-engined twinjet family. Four new variants – with maximum take-off weights from 205t to 220t – have been listed for the A330-900, and feature in an updated European Union Aviation Safety Agency type certificate. These new ...

  • 767 conversion-c-IAI

    IAI pursues 767 conversion line in Addis Ababa through Ethiopian tie-up


    Israel Aerospace Industries is further broadening its modification capabilities with a new freighter conversion line in Ethiopian for Boeing 767-300ERs. The line will be established at Addis Ababa, at the Ethiopian Airlines maintenance facility, under an agreement with the African carrier. Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam says the carrier ...

  • Il-112V on ground-c-Rostec

    Chief test pilot among crew lost on crashed Il-112V


    Russian investigators have confirmed that three test crew members were lost in the crash of a prototype Ilyushin Il-112V military transport as it was conducting a flight between two airfields in Moscow. The twin-turboprop was operating a test flight from Kubinka to Zhukovsky, according to the federal Investigative Committee, which ...

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    EAG opts for hydrogen fuel cells on 90-seater, as CityJet backs programme


    UK-based Electric Aviation Group (EAG) has selected a hydrogen fuel cell-based powertrain for its future H2ERA regional aircraft, citing the technology’s promise of delivering zero greenhouse gas emissions.