Qatar Airways A350-900
Aviation engineering news

Qatar and Airbus settle legal row over paint

Qatar Airways and Airbus have reached an out-of-court settlement over the A350 paint row which led to Airbus cancelling Qatar Airways’ orders. The row centred around a paint issue on the Airus A350 which led to degradation that, according to the Qatari regulator, was a safety issue leading to the [read more]

Boeing 737-10 on approach (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

2022 airliner deliveries exceed predictions

Deliveries of airliners in 2022 significantly exceeded predictions with over 1,000 aircraft being delivered for the first time since 2019. The UK trade organisation representing the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors, ADS, had predicted that 997 aircraft would be delivered in 2022 but the final total was 1,144 from [read more]

Airbus and ATR commit to the decarbonisation of the air transport sector with SAF production
Aviation engineering news

Airbus and ATR commit to the decarbonisation of the air transport sector with SAF production

French airframer ATR and French Aerospace Giant Airbus, together with the French Government, the Occitanie Region, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, and Aerospace Valley, have committed to a pledge to decarbonise the aviation sector. The commitment will see the acceleration of the development, production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 at Belfast City Airport (Image: Harrison Sharp)
Airline news

Flybe collapse: The numbers behind the airline’s failure

Flybe (Flybe Ltd), the reincarnation of the previously collapsed regional airline, ceased trading overnight cancelling all flights leaving hundreds without flights today, passengers stranded overseas and many staff members without a job. A statement by the airline, further to that on its website, revealed that 276 employees had lost their [read more]

NASA has selected Boeing and its industry team to lead the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator airplane.
Aviation engineering news

NASA awards sustainable flight contract to Boeing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a contract for the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator aeroplane to Boeing. The demonstrator will test technologies as part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) program and will inform future designs that could lead [read more]