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  • Airbus Tianjin-c-Airbus

    Airbus closely watching Chinese outbreaks but no disruption at Tianjin


    Airbus is watching for potential effects of the latest coronavirus variant on its industrial set-up in China, but has not yet seen any disruption to operations at its Tianjin plant. Chief executive Guillaume Faury, speaking during a 10 January briefing, acknowledged that the company was “very closely” monitoring the development ...

  • Air Lease A350-900-c-Airbus

    Turkish Airlines and Air Lease trim passenger A350 orders


    Turkish Airlines and US lessor Air Lease each appear to have trimmed their commitments to the passenger Airbus A350, the airframer’s full-year backlog figures show. The Turkish flag-carrier has cut three A350-900s from its backlog, reducing the number to 20. Air Lease has also dropped a pair of A350-900s as ...

  • A220-300-c-Airbus

    Florida-based lessor Azorra signs for 22 A220s including business-jet version


    US lessor Azorra has signed for 22 Airbus A220s which will include a pair of ACJ TwoTwenty business jet variants. The lessor is to purchase 20 of the larger -300 version of the twinjet. Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer disclosed the agreement during a full-year orders briefing. He says ...

  • Emirates A380 MSN272-c-Airbus

    Airbus exceeds full-year delivery target after handing over 611 aircraft


    Airbus managed to exceed its full-year target of 600 aircraft deliveries, handing over a total of 611 jets last year. The airframer achieved the total after delivering 93 aircraft in December – the highest number of any month in 2021. Among the aircraft transferred last year was the final A380 ...

  • Comac C919 during its first flight in 2017 c Creative Commons

    Comac misses end-2021 C919 certification target


    The timeline for Comac’s C919 narrowbody programme to enter commercial service has once again slipped, though the airframer remains optimistic of getting the type certified.  

  • acj twotwenty-c-airbus

    Comlux receives first ACJ TwoTwenty to outfit for Dubai’s Five


    Business aircraft operator Comlux has taken delivery of the first corporate Airbus A220, a version branded as the ACJ TwoTwenty. The executive variant of the A220-100 airframe was unveiled in October 2020, with Comlux identified as the launch customer. Airbus says it has delivered the initial aircraft from its Montreal ...

  • Saab 2000 Cargo-c-Jetstream Aviation Capital

    Swedish firm prepares to convert first Saab 2000 for US customer


    Swedish aircraft modification firm Taby Air Maintenance is preparing to start converting a Saab 2000 from passenger to freighter configuration. The company, located in Orebro, says it is “finalising” the conversion project which will begin in the first quarter of this year. TAM is modifying the turboprop for Miami-based launch ...

  • Mette Frederiksen title-c-Danish PM office

    Danish leader outlines ambitious plan for eco-friendly flight transition


    Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen has set down an aim for all domestic flights in Denmark to operate “completely green” by the end of the decade. Frederiksen made the remarks during an address on 1 January. She said that the government was laying out an “ambitious target” to provide the ...

  • Pitot-static system-c-Airbus

    EASA seeks new techniques to detect air-data failure and control-law errors


    Europe’s safety authority is initiating research efforts aimed at developing new methods to detect multiple air-data probe failures, as well detect errors in the flight-control laws of fly-by-wire systems. While checks and comparisons on air-data probes are part of modern aircraft logic – and can result in data rejection – ...

  • ACG A220-c-Airbus

    Lessor Aviation Capital Group signs for up to 60 Airbus jets


    US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group has signed for up to 60 Airbus single-aisle jets, including reaching a tentative agreement to take 20 A220s. The leasing firm has placed a firm order for 40 A320neo-family aircraft of which five are A321XLRs, the longest-range version of the A321neo. “These highly advanced aircraft ...

  • MC-21-300-c-United Aircraft

    Irkut MC-21-300 obtains initial Russian type certification


    Irkut has secured initial Russian type certification for the MC-21-300 twinjet, four-and-a-half years after the aircraft’s maiden flight. The MC-21-300 variant is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia’s chief, Alexander Neradko, says: “Issuance of a type certificate for the new aircraft was the result ...

  • tvrs-44-title-c-Rosaviatsia

    TVRS-44 regional turboprop project shown off to potential Russian operators


    Ural civil aviation plant UZGA has presented its proposed regional TVRS-44 turboprop design to potential operators during a meeting hosted by Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. The aircraft will accommodate around 40 passengers and, with such a load, have a range of about 1,130nm (2,100km). Its cruising speed will ...

  • MC-21 73361 first flight-c-United Aircraft

    Irkut flies first MC-21 with domestically-produced composite wings


    Irkut has carried out the maiden flight of the first MC-21 to be manufactured with domestically-produced composite wings. The aircraft – number 73361 – took off from runway 32 at the airfield of the Irkutsk assembly plant on 25 December. Test pilot Roman Taskaev says the aircraft operated normally and ...

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Airbus slots A350F between twinjet family's passenger models


    Airbus has confirmed that the A350 freighter will be 3m shorter than the A350-1000 but 4m longer than the -900. The airframer puts the A350F’s overall length at 70.8m compared with the 73.79m of the -1000, but the wingspan remains the same. Diagrams from Airbus indicate that the frame reduction ...

  • MC-21 proving flight Irkutsk-c-Irkut

    MC-21 undergoes series of proving flights ahead of certification


    Irkut has carried out a dozen flights with the MC-21 on different routes, carrying test passengers, as part of the final stage of certification. The -300 variant of the aircraft – fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines – has conducted 12 proving flights, says Russian aerospace firm United Aircraft. ...

  • James McMicking-c-via Twitter

    ZeroAvia recruits UK aerospace institute figure to set out strategic path


    Hydrogen-electric engine firm ZeroAvia has recruited a strategy head from the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute as well as a senior Boeing propulsion engineer and Shell hydrogen specialist, to reinforce its management and advisory teams. Aerospace Technology Institute’s James McMicking, who comes from an engineering background and served in several roles ...

  • QR A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Qatar escalates A350 skin-paint row with legal filing against Airbus


    Qatar Airways has filed legal proceedings against Airbus over the A350 fuselage surface paint quality issue, the latest shot in an increasingly bitter dispute between the two sides. The carrier says it has grounded 21 of its A350s, a mix of -900s and -1000s, out of a total fleet of ...

  • CMA-CGM-A350F_0

    France’s CMA CGM firms order for A350 freighters


    French logistics company CMA CGM Group has firmed its provisional order for four Airbus A350 freighters. The operator had previously agreed a memorandum of understanding for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft. Airbus says the company has formally firmed the deal for the twinjets. They will add to the CMA CGM ...

  • Slyusar meeting-c-United Aircraft

    United Aircraft outlines obstacles to recruiting sufficient aerospace personnel


    United Aircraft chief Yuri Slyusar has highlighted the potential difficulty of sourcing enough personnel to ensure stability in the Russian aerospace industry, as it ramps up production in various areas including civil aviation. Slyusar spoke on 15 December at a parliamentary joint meeting which included trade, training and aviation industry ...

  • Emirates last A380-c-Emirates

    Airbus completes A380 deliveries as last jet is handed to Emirates


    Airbus has completed deliveries from the A380 programme, with the final aircraft handed over to Middle Eastern carrier Emirates. The aircraft - MSN272, bearing the registration A6-EVS – brings total deliveries of the type to 251, including 123 for the Dubai-based airline. Emirates is by far the largest customer for ...