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  • Five ACJ TwoTwenty-c-Five

    Dubai luxury hotel firm Five to take VIP A220 from Comlux


    Dubai-based hotel and resort group Five is acquiring an Airbus A220 business jet from Switzerland’s Comlux Group. The twinjet – branded as the ACJ TwoTwenty – will be fitted with a VIP cabin interior specified by Five from January next year, and will enter into service with the company in ...

  • Afrijet

    Afrijet, Toki Air among new ATR order commitments


    Turboprop manufacturer ATR has secured an order for three ATR 72-600s from Gabon-based Afrijet as well as preliminary commitment from Japanese start-up Toki Air for two ATR 42s.

  • A350 cockpit-c-Airbus

    A350F timeline in ‘right place’ for single-pilot operations: Faury


    Airbus is not specifically linking its new A350F to single-pilot operations, but it acknowledges that the entry-into-service schedule coincides with the timeline for testing initial concepts – and that it could serve as a platform. US lessor Air Lease has become the launch customer for the freighter, a five-frame shrink ...

  • A350F ALC title-c-Airbus

    Air Lease becomes A350F launch customer as part of broader large Airbus order


    US lessor Air Lease has become the launch customer for the Airbus A350 freighter, agreeing to take seven of the type as part of a large order for 111 Airbus jets. Air Lease is adding more widebodies, taking four already-placed A330neos, while it will substantially lift its single-aisle commitment, with ...

  • EmbraerConf-ArjanMeijer

    Embraer studies freighter conversion programme for E-jets


    Embraer is looking at options for a freighter conversion programme for its E-Jets after identifying increased demand for smaller cargo aircraft as a result of the boom in e-commerce.

  • 777X-c-Boeing

    Boeing seals long-term titanium supply pact with Russia’s VSMPO


    Boeing has agreed a long-term contract with the Russian metals specialist VSMPO-Avisma covering the supply of titanium products for commercial aircraft. The US airframer says the pact also includes a collaboration to increase use of the Ural Boeing Manufacturing joint venture, located in Russia, and hike research investment to support ...

  • Boeing 777-9 exterior

    Boeing ‘shows off’ 777X for first time at Dubai


    Boeing’s deputy chief pilot for the 777X programme, Heather Ross, is relishing the opportunity to show off the aircraft having flown its longest and first international flight for its air show debut in Dubai.

  • Boeing 737 Max 7

    Boeing outlines timeline for next two Max variants


    Boeing expects to begin deliveries of the 737 Max 7 in 2022 followed by the Max 10 around a year later. Flight test activities on the 737-7 are “complete”, Mike Fleming, Boeing senior vice-president for Max return to service and commercial derivative programmes, told a Dubai air show press conference ...

  • Boeing 737 NG converted freighter

    Boeing opens more freighter conversion lines as Icelease signs for 11 737-800BCFs


    Boeing is adding three more freighter converision lines including one at London Gatwick airport, the first business at which will be from Icelease after it signed a commitment for 11 737-800 converted freighters.

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Airbus to pitch A350 freighter against 777F and 747F


    Airbus’s proposed A350 freighter will be slightly shorter than the A350-1000, with five frames being removed from the basic structure, and the twinjet will be fitted with an aft main cargo door. Chief commercial officer Christian Scherer disclosed the basic configuration to FlightGlobal during a 13 November forecast briefing. The ...

  • GE9X_Dust_Ingestion_ApprovedPublic (1)

    GE9X clears dust-ingestion test milestone


    GE Aviation has completed dust-ingestion testing on its new GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X, as the propulsion specialist eyes a potential third application for the widebody turbofan.

  • MC-21-310-c-Irkut

    Serial 3D printing begins for Russian MC-21 engine components


    Russian state technology firm Rostec has commence serial 3D printing of components for the Aviadvigatel PD-14 powerplant. The PD-14 engine has been developed for the Irkut MC-21-310 twinjet, offering a Russian-built alternative to the Pratt & Whitney PW1400G. Rostec says the 3D printing scheme – managed by the Centre for ...

  • SIA A380 scrapped-c-Aviationtag

    A380 reprieve would have worsened Airbus pandemic strain: Faury


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury believes the airframer’s pandemic-related predicament over the last 18 months would have been far worse had it not independently opted to terminate the A380 programme. Emirates has become the latest to scrap early-delivery aircraft, after tying up with a recycling firm to assist with dismantling ...

  • IAI 737-800 BDSF-c-IAI

    Lessor World Star to take up to 20 converted 737-800s from IAI


    Leasing firm World Star Aviation is to take up to 20 Boeing 737-800 converted freighters, which will be modified by Israel Aerospace Industries. The jets will be converted into cargo configuration at the Chinese-based facility Bedek Lingyun Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – known as Belinco – located in Yichang. IAI says ...

  • tsagi bwb title-c-Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute

    Russian researchers test modified ‘flying wing’ passenger aircraft concept


    Russian researchers are conducting windtunnel tests of a modified ‘flying wing’ concept aircraft for potential application to a future mainline or regional airliner. The concept model – build on a scale of 1:33 – features an “unconventional” configuration, says the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, with engines located above the central fuselage. ...

  • A320neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus must restore 70-per-month delivery rate to reach full-year target


    Airbus handed over just 36 aircraft in October, confirming the airframer’s expectation of a continuing stall in the recovery of its delivery rates. Although monthly deliveries had picked up this year – exceeding 70 aircraft in March and again in June – they have not climbed above 40 aircraft since ...

  • ATR 40th-c-ATR

    Airbus keen to restore crisis-hit ATR’s performance: Faury


    Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury says the airframer is striving restore the profitability of its ATR venture, as the regional aircraft manufacturer marks 40 years since its creation. Faury tells FlightGlobal that ATR – founded on 4 November 1981 – has been a “performing” entity but one which has “suffered ...

  • single pilot-c-Flight Safety Foundation

    EASA to examine safety concerns and risk-mitigation for single-pilot operations


    Safety aspects of two potential scenarios for single-pilot operations in commercial aircraft are to be assessed under a new research project initiated by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. The project is intended to provide a “qualitative and quantitative” assessment of the main safety hazards as well as examine whether ...

  • MC-21-310 and PD-14-c-Irkut

    PD-14 engine for MC-21 passes landmark volcanic ash exposure test


    Russia’s United Engine has conducted volcanic ash ingestion tests of the Aviadvigatel PD-14 powerplant for the Irkut MC-21-310. State technology firm Rostec says the tests – using ash from the Shiveluch volcano in eastern Kamchatka – are the first to have been carried out for a Russian-built engine. Testing of ...

  • A321neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus to upgrade Chinese line for A321neos as first XLR nears assembly


    Airbus is to ensure that all four of its A320neo-family assembly centres, including its Chinese facility, are capable of producing the larger A321neo variant. The airframer’s chief executive, Guillaume Faury, disclosed the plan during a third-quarter briefing, as the company prepared to start final assembly of the latest version of ...