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    COVID-19: What hope for aviation and aerospace?

    In a matter of weeks, the airline industry worldwide has been brought to its knees by the coronavirus, with carriers slashing schedules, thousands of aircraft grounded, staff furloughed, and airports empty of passengers. The knock-on effect on the aerospace industry has been equally cataclysmic, with Boeing – already rocked by the Max grounding – pushed to the brink of bankruptcy. Where does a devastated industry go from here?

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    Vistara receives first Boeing 787


    India’s Vistara has taken delivery of the first widebody aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787-9. The GEnx-1B powered aircraft, registered VT-TSD, is the first of six 787s that Vistara has on order. Vistara takes first Boeing 787-9 The carrier, ...

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    Boston to Nantucket: Cape Air’s new P2012 Traveller


    The pilot goosed the throttles, the Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engines whined and the Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller accelerated briskly along Boston Logan International airport’s Runway 22R.

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    ATSB issues preliminary report on C-130 firefighting crash


    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its preliminary report into the fatal crash of a Lockheed Martin EC-130Q during firefighting operations. The crash occurred at 13:16 local time on 23 January near Peak View, New South Wales, killing all three crew members. The aircraft involved was operated ...

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    Boeing conducts air start test with T-7A


    Boeing has conducted an engine air start with the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer as part of the type’s testing programme. The aircraft’s single General Electric F404 engine was shut off at an altitude of 20,000 feet during a sortie from the company’s St. Louis production site. After ...

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    Bell reveals 429 demonstrator with four electric tail rotors


    The Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque (EDAT) tail rotors first flew on the light, twin-engined 429 helicopter in May 2019. The aircraft is being tested at the company’s Mirabel, Canada facility and has about 25h of flight time.

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    Animation reveals Bek Air Fokker 100 crash sequence


    Kazakhstan’s government has released an animation detailing the take-off sequence of the Bek Air Fokker 100 involved in a fatal accident at Almaty. The sequence clearly shows the difficulties the crew experienced in controlling the aircraft as it rotated from runway 05R while departing for Nur-Sultan on 27 December. ...

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    Indonesia conducts maiden flight of upgraded F-16A


    The Indonesian air force has conducted the maiden flight of an upgraded Lockheed Martin F-16A fighter.

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    EgyptAir receives first A320neo


    EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, the initial aircraft in a batch of 15 being acquired by the Middle Eastern flag-carrier. Airbus has confirmed the handover of the twinjet, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. Source: Airbus Three EgyptAir A320neos – SU-GFK, ...

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    Airbus studies blended-wing airliner designs to slash fuel burn


    The company test flew a sub-scale blended-wing model aircraft in central France for the first time in June 2019 to improve its knowledge of the advanced fly-by-wire technology that would be needed to control such aircraft, it says at the Singapore air show on 11 February.

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    Rafael introduces new miniaturised EO/IR sensor


    Israel’s Rafael has developed a new, lightweight electro-optical/infrared sensor for use aboard small UAVs. The system, called MicroLite, is optimised for wide-area, persistent surveillance. It scans with high-resolution mid-wave infrared sensors, and “may be equipped” with a laser designator. Video: New! RAFAEL’s MicroLite Compact EO ...

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    777X first flight video stream


    Boeing’s first 777X flight-test aircraft has lifted off from Paine Field, north of Seattle, kicking off a certification campaign for the twinjet family. Source: Boeing Lift-off: the first 777-9 test aircraft becomes airborne The 777-9 took off on 25 January, a day after gusting ...

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    Chief executive Peter Ingram on leading Hawaiian Airlines


    Two years into his role, Ingram is skilfully guiding the company through an evolution that would test any leader: answering the fierce competition from the US mainland, executing a major joint venture, overseeing a transformational infrastructure project and plotting the carrier’s next geographic and fleet expansion.

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    Dynetics X-61A Gremlins makes first flight, but destroyed after parachute fails


    The aim of DARPA’s Gremlins is to create low-cost UAVs that could be air-launched and recovered in swarms. The aircraft could be used for a variety of applications including as a surveillance platform or as a loitering munition.

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    Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant continues flight testing, passing 100kt


    The release of a video by the joint Sikorsky-Boeing team on 17 January helped to quell questions swirling around the status of the helicopter, a development and test effort which was in doubt after gearbox troubles put it behind schedule.

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    Harbour Air flies ‘first’ all-electric commercial aircraft, a DHC-2 Beaver


    A Harbour Air de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver seaplane lifted off the Fraser River near Vancouver on 10 December, marking what the company calls the first flight of the first aircraft powered entirely by an electric system. 

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    Fuselage mated for first PD-14-powered MC-21


    Russian airframer Irkut has completed fuselage assembly of the first MC-21 to be fitted with the domestically-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine.

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    A340 limit at Bogota averted worse windshear incident


    Air France restrictions on Airbus A340 take-off runs from Bogota prevented a serious windshear departure incident from potentially becoming even more hazardous, investigators have disclosed.

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    Irkut rolls out fourth test MC-21


    Russian airframer Irkut has rolled out its fourth MC-21-300 flight-test aircraft from its Siberian manufacturing facilities.

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    Tim Clark on the vital role the UK plays for Emirates


    Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, tells FlightGlobal ahead of his appearance at next month’s Airlines 2050 conference in London that the UK market is critical to the carrier’s current and future success.