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  • 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, ...

  • Premium Aerotec-c-Premium Aerotec

    Airbus expects new German aerostructures operation to start up in July


    Airbus has reached a preliminary understanding to establish a new aerostructures company in Germany, which will begin operating on 1 July. The airframer says some of the aerostructures assembly of fuselages – distributed across various areas of the company and its subsidiaries – will be integrated as a core activity. ...

  • Qatar A321neo-c-Airbus

    Freeing Qatar A321neo slots is ‘not self-serving’: Airbus chief


    Airbus insists it is not taking a self-serving approach to the cancellation of aircraft orders for Qatar Airways, and that it remains interested in reaching a mutually-acceptable settlement in its dispute with the flag-carrier. The two sides have been engaged in a highly-public spat over fuselage skin-paint deterioration on several ...

  • A321neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus sets target of 720 commercial aircraft deliveries for 2022


    Airbus is aiming to delivery around 720 commercial aircraft over the course of this year, up on the 611 it handed over during 2021. The airframer’s delivery performance enabled it to achieve an adjusted full-year EBIT of €3.57 billion ($4.05 billion) for its commercial aircraft division, on revenues of €36.1 ...

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    Rolls-Royce interested in regional return on Embraer’s potential new turboprop


    Roll-Royce is “very interested” in potentially providing an engine for Embraer’s proposed new 70-90-seat regional turboprop project.

  • Aircraft at Ho Chi Minh city airport

    Asia-Pacific market to bounce back: Boeing


    Despite 24 to 30 months of lost growth because of the impact of the pandemic, the Asia-Pacific air travel market will return to its pre-Covid level and strong growth, according to Darren Hulst, vice president commercial marketing of Boeing, speaking at the Singapore Airshow.

  • Broughton North Factory-c-Airbus

    Airbus faces potential UK strike after ballot favours industrial action


    Some 3,000 personnel at Airbus plants in the UK have voted in favour of industrial action over a pay dispute, although a strike has yet to be called. The ballot involved workers at the wing plant in Broughton as well as the aerospace facility at Filton. According to the Unite ...

  • A321neo BOC Aviation

    BOC Aviation orders Leap engines for A320neo deliveries in 2023


    Aircraft lessor BOC Aviation has placed an order covering eight CFM International Leap-1A engine shipsets to power Airbus A320neo family aircraft.

  • 767 BCF_Boeing

    Boeing teams with ST Engineering to add 767 freighter conversion line in Guangzhou


    Boeing is to establish a 767-300BCF conversion line at ST Engineering’s airframe facility in Guangzhou in response to growing customer demand for freighters.

  • A330 P2F wide-c-CDB Aviation

    CDB Aviation adds 12 more A330 freighter conversions amid Chinese customer demand


    Aircraft lessor CDB Aviation has committed to a further dozen Airbus A330 passenger to freighter conversions with German aircraft modification joint venture EFW after securing lease commitments with Chinese operators.

  • Boeing 777-9

    Boeing test team sends upbeat message on 777-9


    Boeing is mounting a spirited effort to drive interest in the 777-9 at this year’s Singapore Airshow, but tough Asian market conditions could delay big sales.

  • LMS-901 at NAIS-c-NAIS

    Komsomolsk envisioned as eastern manufacturing site for LMS-901


    Russian manufacturer Baikal Engineering is to establish an aerospace centre for regional aviation in the eastern Khabarovsk region, which is envisioned as a production facility for the new LMS-901 utility aircraft. The proposal has the support of the Russian ministry of regional development and the Far East and Arctic development ...

  • Air Inuit Dash 8 cargo door-c-Air Inuit

    Canada’s Air Inuit receives first large-door Dash 8-300 freighter


    Canadian operator Air Inuit has introduced the first Bombardier Dash 8-300 to be fitted with a large cargo door, six years after being identified as the launch customer for the modification. The aircraft (C-GAIW) is a 1991 airframe, originally a passenger aircraft whose operators have included Sabena and LIAT. Air ...

  • Qatar A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Two A350-1000s dropped from Qatar backlog alongside 50 A321neos


    Two Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000s have been dropped from the airline’s backlog, the airframer’s latest official figures reveal. Airbus’s backlog for January 2022 shows the number of Qatar A350-1000s on order has fallen from 42 to 40 – leaving total orders for the -1000 from all customers at 162. It ...

  • ATR-AirCorsica-V2

    ATR forecasts steady delivery ramp-up as market improves


    ATR will steadily ramp up output of its twin-turboprop aircraft over the next three years as it targets annual deliveries of 50 units in 2024 on the back of a recovery in regional aviation demand.

  • 321 Precision Conversions A321 freighter-c-321 Precision Conversions

    Dubai’s Aerovista to introduce converted A321 freighters


    Middle Eastern lessor Aerovista is committing to four Airbus A321 converted freighters through a partnership with US finance firm Petrus Aviation. The A321s will undergo modification by specialist 321 Precision Conversions. Dubai-based Aerovista, which focuses its services on A320-family jets, identifies the initial two aircraft as MSN1451 and MSN1503. Both ...

  • Boeing Sustainable Aviation Fuel_image-c-Boeing

    Boeing purchases sustainable fuel to support US production facilities


    Boeing has agreed to acquire sustainable aviation fuel for its commercial aircraft operations in the US states of Washington and South Carolina, through a deal with EPIC Aviation. The agreement with the company’s EPIC Fuels arm covers 7.5 million litres (2 million USgal) of fuel produced from inedible agricultural waste. ...

  • A220-100-c-Airbus

    Quebec delays exit from A220 partnership after investing to boost production


    Airbus and the Canadian province of Quebec’s government are to provide a $1.2 billion funding injection to the A220 programme intended to increase the production rate of the twinjet. Each side’s investment will be proportional to its interest in the Airbus Canada partnership that builds the A220. The airframer holds ...