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  • D328eco title-c-Deutsche Aircraft

    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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 ...

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    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.

  • B737 Max 7-ro-1-1100-c-Boeing

    737 Max takes off for test flight in China


    A Boeing 737 Max has taken off in China for what appears to be its first test flight in its local recertifcation campaign, possibly paving the way for a return to service in one of Boeing’s key international markets. 

  • ZeroAvia powertrain-c-ZeroAvia

    Hydrogen-electric firm ZeroAvia tests high-thrust powertrain on truck


    Advanced propulsion specialist ZeroAvia has conducted high-power ground tests of a powertrain intended to support a hydrogen-electric engine for 19-seat regional aircraft. The 600kW powertrain was mounted on a 15t truck and used to propel it along the ground at a test site in Hollister, California. ZeroAvia says ...

  • IAI 777-300ERSF-c-IAI

    Structural modification begins on first 777-300ER freighter conversion


    Conversion of the first passenger Boeing 777-300ER into a freighter has formally commenced under a programme overseen by Israel Aerospace Industries and leasing firm GECAS. IAI states that the development phase has been completed and a structural and modification phase has commenced. It expects the conversion – into ...

  • An-74-c-Oleg Belyakov Creative Commons

    Antonov seeking Canadian support to modernise An-74TK-200


    Antonov is hoping to reach an agreement with Canadian authorities on development of a extensively-modernised version of the An-74TK-200 airlifter for North American and other international markets. The Ukrainian airframer says it has held a series of discussions with Canadian representatives on creating the new aircraft. It envisions ...

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    Boeing to move 737 fan cowl manufacturing from Airbus to Turkish Aerospace and India’s Tata


    Boeing is making a supply chain shift that will see Turkish Aerospace and India’s Tata Advanced Systems take over 737 fan cowl production from Airbus in around 2025.

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    Hydrogen ‘less likely’ than sustainable fuel to have long-haul role: Rolls-Royce chief


    Rolls-Royce senses that the aerospace industry is sceptical about hydrogen’s potential as a fuel for long-haul operations. The engine manufacturer’s chief executive, Warren East, expressed reservations during a half-year briefing on 5 August. “This isn’t a Rolls-Royce thing,” he says. “This is an industry thing. For long-distance international ...