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  • Ted Colbert Stephanie Pope-c-Boeing

    Boeing names new leaders for defence, space and global services arms


    Boeing has named a new Defense, Space and Security chief executive, Ted Colbert, who steps into the role having formerly led the Boeing Global Services division. Colbert is succeeding Leanne Caret who is to retire after 35 years with the US aerospace firm, including the last six years heading Defense, ...

  • A380 SAF flight-c-Airbus

    A380 testbed conducts flights with wholly-sustainable fuel


    Airbus has used its A380 test aircraft, MSN1, to carry out a flight using wholly-sustainable aviation fuel. The aircraft flew from Toulouse on 25 March with one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines powered by 100% sustainable fuel. Airbus says the duration of the flight was around 3h. The aircraft ...

  • MC-21 Irkut

    MC-21, Tu-204 and Superjet among types affected by EASA certificate suspension


    Several Russian aircraft types have formally had type certificates suspended by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency as part of the package of sanctions on the country’s aviation industry. EASA has suspended the certificates of the Tupolev Tu-204-120CE – the Rolls-Royce RB211-powered version of the twinjet, which features Honeywell avionics ...

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    FlyBig picks Twin Otter to boost Indian regional connectivity


    Indian charter operator FlyBig has signed a letter of intent covering the purchase of up to 10 De Havilland Canada Twin Otter Series 400 turboprops.

  • Morocco IAI agreement-c-IAI

    IAI explores aerospace co-operation with Morocco under new pact


    Moroccan and Israeli representatives have reached a provisional agreement over co-operation in the aerospace sector, which is likely to explore initiatives on aerostructures and cabin interiors. The memorandum of understanding was signed during a meeting in Rabat between the Moroccan trade and industry minister, Ryad Mezzour, and Israel Aerospace Industries ...

  • B737 Max 8 cockpit-c-Max Kingsley-Jones FlighGlobal

    EASA demands rigour in crew behaviour assumptions during aircraft certification


    Europe’s air transport safety regulator is underlining the important of human factors consideration in the design of large aircraft and their systems by putting forward a structured methodology to validate assumptions about expected flight crew behaviour. The methodology is being put forward in a proposed certification memorandum by the European ...

  • Tu-214-c-Tupolev

    United Aircraft discusses reviving passenger Tu-214 production to fill capacity gap


    United Aircraft is examining the potential to increase Tupolev Tu-214 production in order to help meet demand for new aircraft in Russia following the sanctions imposed on the country’s air transport industry. Russian deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov visited the production facility in Kazan on 22 March, to discuss whether ...

  • PD-8 nacelle test title-c-Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute

    PD-8 engine’s nacelle undergoes windtunnel testing


    Russian researchers are continuing development work on the new Irkut Superjet 100 variant, the SSJ-New, with tests on nacelles for the domestically-built engine. The SSJ-New will be powered by the Aviadvigtel PD-8, a derivative of the PD-14 designed for the Irkut MC-21-310. Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute has been assessing the ...

  • EcoPulse-c-Airbus

    Airbus explores high-voltage battery potential for non-propulsive roles


    Airbus is aiming to explore high-voltage battery behaviour during test flights of an electric light aircraft this year, with the aim of applying the technology to ‘micro-hybridisation’ – the use of battery power in a supportive, rather than propulsive, role for larger aircraft types. The low energy density of lithium-ion ...

  • SmartLynx Cargo A330 title-c-SmartLynx

    SmartLynx to take A330 converted freighters through ATSG agreement


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Airlines is to introduce converted Airbus A330-300 freighters, stepping up to the long-haul jets having already started bringing in A321 cargo aircraft. The company has agreed with Air Transport Services Group to acquire six modified A330s under a six-year lease. SmartLynx will take delivery of the first ...

  • SIA A350F-c-Airbus

    Airbus long-haul activity weakens but A220 sales prove buoyant


    Airbus’s long-haul orders sank further into negative territory during February, although strong single-aisle sales – particularly for the A220 – left the airframer with positive net orders for the first two months of the year. Twenty A330-900s assigned to unidentified customers have been removed, Airbus’s latest backlog figures reveal. Although ...

  • Embraer 190

    Embraer launches E190/195 freighter conversion programme


    Embraer has launched a passenger to freighter conversion programme for its E190 and E195 regional jets and is targeting an entry into service in early 2024.

  • PD-8-c-Rostec

    Testing nears for PD-8 engine’s gearbox components


    Russia’s United Engine has manufactured key components for the drive system of the Aviadvigatel PD-8 engine, intended for the latest version of Irkut’s Superjet 100. The standard Superjet – originally produced by Sukhoi’s civil aviation division and since absorbed into the Irkut operation – is fitted with PowerJet SaM146 engines. ...

  • a380 h2-c-airbus

    Airbus and CFM to test liquid-hydrogen engine mounted on A380 fuselage


    Airbus is to use an A380 as the flight-test demonstrator for a future hydrogen-fuelled engine, to be developed under a co-operation with CFM International partners Safran and GE Aviation. The demonstrator will be based on the MSN1 airframe, which was used for A380 certification flights and served as a testbed ...

  • Mas A330-200P2F-c-Airbus

    Mexico’s Mas aims to use A330 freighter for Chinese routes


    Mexican cargo carrier Aerotransportes Mas de Carga is aiming to open Chinese services following introduction of the airline’s initial converted Airbus A330-200 freighter. The aircraft, converted by the EFW venture, has been handed over to Mas following its delivery to lessor Altavair. “Mas will take advantage of the increased payload ...

  • Envoy Air E175-c-Envoy Air

    Embraer lifts full-year commercial aircraft deliveries


    Embraer delivered a total of 141 aircraft last year, including 48 jets to the commercial sector, up from the 44 commercial airframes it handed over in 2020. These 48 aircraft comprised 21 re-engined E2-family regional jets – a total of 19 E195-E2s and a pair of E190-E2s – plus 27 ...

  • A321neo title-c-Airbus

    Airbus and Safran to secure materials supply with Aubert & Duval takeover


    Airbus and propulsion specialist Safran are aiming to take over the metallurgical and materials firm Aubert & Duval, as part of a strategy to secure critical aerospace supplies for future development. The partnership intends to acquire the entirety of the company from its owner, mining company Eramet. Aubert & Duval ...

  • Emirates A380 A6-EDB-c-Robert Underwood Creative Commons

    Airbus to auction ex-Emirates A380 parts for humanitarian foundation


    Airbus is to hold an auction of A380 components in summer, to raise funds for its charitable and humanitarian-support arm. Most of the parts in the auction – which will run from 23-25 June – will be sourced from MSN13, one of the early Engine Alliance GP7200-powered A380s delivered to ...

  • MC-21-300 cold weather-c-United Aircraft

    MC-21 test aircraft returns after month of cold-weather trials in Siberia


    One of the Irkut MC-21-300 test aircraft has returned to Moscow Zhukovsky from Yakutsk, following completion of extreme cold-weather testing in the east of Russia. Irkut has secured initial type certification for the -300 from the Russian civil aviation authorities and the testing is intended to extend this certificate. The ...

  • A330-800-c-Airbus

    A330-800 nears certification at highest maximum take-off weight


    Airbus is close to obtaining formal certification of the highest-weight version of the A330-800, after wrapping up flight-testing of the smaller A330neo variant. The 251t maximum take-off weight version of the twinjet is likely to receive formal European Union Aviation Safety Agency approval around April, FlightGlobal understands. Airbus had indicated, ...