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  • ATR sustainable fuel test-c-ATR

    ATR 72-600 carries out flight tests using wholly-sustainable fuel


    ATR has carried out a series of ground and flight trials using wholly-sustainable aviation fuel in one engine of a 72-600 test aircraft. The turboprop conducted 7h of flights with the 100% sustainable fuel, supplied by Neste, powering one the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 engines. The Neste MY ...

  • PD-8 bench test 2-c-Rostec

    Cruise-altitude simulations begin for SSJ-New’s PD-8 engine


    Russia’s United Engine has carried out cruise-altitude simulation with the core of the Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant, intended for a revised version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The test-bench simulation of operating conditions up to 12,000m (39,400ft) marks the initial stages of PD-8 certification testing. Rostec says the core section includes ...

  • A321neo ACF Qatar Airways-c-Airbus

    Deepening row signals shift in balance of power between Airbus and Qatar Airways


    Cancellation of order for A321neos on top of ongoing litigation over A350 skin-paint issues is latest twist in highly public row as relations between the two parties continue to deteriorate.

  • ATI_FlyZero_Regional_Ground-c-FlyZero

    FlyZero shows off fuel cell-powered regional concept


    UK government-funded research project FlyZero has unveiled its initial concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft that could carry up to 75 passengers on routes of up to 800nm (1,480km).

  • PD-8 engine-c-Rostec

    United Engine tests domestically-built control system for SSJ-New’s PD-8


    Russia’s United Engine has developed an automatic control system for the Aviadvigatel PD-8 powerplant which will be installed on the Sukhoi SSJ-New aircraft. The SSJ-New is a version of the Superjet 100 that includes a greater proportion of domestically-built components. PD-8 engines will serve as an alternative to the PowerJet ...

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    Boeing eyes Q1 resumption of 737 Max deliveries to China


    Boeing expects to resume 737 Max deliveries to China from the first quarter of the year, as the airframer reiterates its confidence in the market despite looming geopolitical tensions and a weak travel recovery. 

  • LH2 turboprop-c-ICCT

    Early liquid-hydrogen aircraft will slow, rather than check, emissions rise: ICCT study


    Full adoption of liquid hydrogen-powered aircraft on all replaceable routes by 2050 would cap passenger aviation emissions at 2035 levels, but not reduce them, according to analysis released by the US-based non-profit International Council on Clean Transportation. Its white paper stresses that this is based on the “most optimistic” fuel ...

  • Airbus Beluga-c-Airbus

    Airbus setting up new airline to offer A300-600ST Beluga fleet for charter


    Airbus has set up a new commercial outsize transport service intended to capitalise on the remaining flying life of its A300-600ST Beluga fleet, as it phases out the type from its main internal logistics operation. The Airbus Beluga Transport service has already carried out its first work, with aircraft F-GSTC ...

  • A350 wing Broughton-c-Airbus

    Airbus wing-plant personnel ballot for strike in pay dispute


    Airbus workers at the airframer’s UK wing plant in Broughton and its aerospace centre at Filton are poised for potential industrial action over a pay dispute. The Unite union says workers at the facilities have started balloting for industrial action over the dispute which affects 3,000 members. Its national officer ...

  • E190-E2-c-Embraer

    Lessor Azorra signs for 20 Embraer E2 regional jets


    US lessor Azorra has signed for 20 Embraer E2 jets and taken purchase rights on 30 more of the type.

  • MC-21-300 cold weather tests-c-Rostec

    MC-21-300 undergoes post-certification cold-weather tests in Siberia


    Russian airframer Irkut is to test the MC-21-300 under cold-weather conditions in Siberia, to ensure it can operate in the country’s extreme climate. The tests, which are taking place in the Sakha republic, involved operating the aircraft with over 70 occupants. State technology firm Rostec says the trials combine a ...

  • QR A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Qatar frustrated over A350 dispute escalation as it details aircraft skin damage


    Qatar Airways has described Airbus’s decision to cancel an order for 50 A321neos as a “matter of considerable regret and frustration”, after the carrier secured acceleration of a court hearing on the A350 paint dispute. The airline says 21 A350s in its fleet will remain grounded, and it will not ...

  • Il-96-400M overview

    Il-96 to serve as testbed for high-thrust PD-35 engine


    Russian aerospace developers intend to use the Ilyushin Il-96 as a testbed for the high-thrust Aviadvigatel PD-35 engine. The powerplant is being developed for potential large transport aircraft, and the Russian government recently allocated over Rb44 billion ($575 million) to the programme. Deputy trade and industry minister Oleg Bocharov, speaking ...

  • C919_Test aircraft

    C919 deliveries to commence in 2022: Report


    A senior Comac official has told local news media that the company will start delivering its C919 narrowbody aircraft in 2022, while stressing that the pandemic’s impact on production is still “under control”.

  • Airbus ZeroE title-c-Airbus

    Airbus hunts for talent in recruitment drive to support sustainability strategy


    Airbus is looking to recruit around 6,000 new personnel across the aerospace group to support its strategic direction during the recovery. The company had slashed its workforce as the pandemic disrupted its aircraft production but it is preparing to accelerate output over the next 18 months. Airbus is also implementing ...

  • Prosperity I-c-AutoFlight

    China’s AutoFlight seeks EASA certification for Prosperity I eVTOL taxi


    Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing specialist AutoFlight is preparing to embark on a European certification bid for its Prosperity I air taxi aircraft. It has established a European operation at Augsburg airport and is pursuing approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for the three-passenger eVTOL aircraft by ...

  • A320neo take-off-c-Airbus

    A320neo computer modification aims to detect consistent erroneous airspeeds


    Airbus has developed a modification for A320neo-family jets which aims to detect multiple consistent erroneous airspeed indications, and prevent take-off with misleading air data. A320neo operators had been told last year to emphasise to pilots the need for airspeed checks during the take-off roll, to check for potential unreliability, after ...

  • Perlan 2 sailplane

    Perlan glider to stream ‘live feed’ of stratosphere when flights resume


    The high-altitude Perlan 2 glider may soon be carrying a Thales-made satellite communications system that will broadcast live in-flight video from the sailplane while cruising earth’s stratosphere.

  • Cirrus SR22T

    Cirrus rolls out faster SR-series for 2022


    Cirrus Aircraft has updated its single-engined SR-series light aircraft, rolling out new cabin options and aerodynamic changes that improve efficiency and boost speed.

  • Skybus Islander title-c-User James Creative Commons

    EasyJet offers airline-perspective support to Cranfield hydrogen fuel-cell project


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is to support the hydrogen fuel-cell development initiative of Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, which is working to fit a future propulsion system to a Britten-Norman Islander turboprop. EasyJet says it will provide an “airline operator’s perspective”, as well as “internal expertise”, to assist the technology firm’s efforts. ...