The 1,574th and final Boeing 747 (Image: Boeing/Paul Weatherman)
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Final Boeing 747 rolls out of Everett

The final Boeing 747 to ever be made has rolled out of the Everett plant in Washington state this morning marking the end of more than 50 years of continuous production. The Boeing 747-8F is the 1,574th Boeing 747 to be built and the freighter aircraft will be delivered to [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Airline news

Ryanair signs SAF deal with Shell Aviation

Irish budget carrier Ryanair (FR/RYR) has signed a deal for the supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from Shell Aviation. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed at Trinity College Dublin, will see Shell supply SAF at 200 airports across Europe with an initial focus on Ryanair’s larger bases such as [read more]

Airbus ZEROe
Aviation engineering news

Airbus unveils hydrogen fuel cell engine plans

Airbus has revealed plans for its hydrogen fuel cell-powered aero engine that could power its zero-emissions aircraft into service as soon as 2035. Named ZEROe, the turboprop engine will use hydrogen fuel cells to create electricity powering the engines and will be tested on an Airbus A380 test aircraft (MSN1) [read more]

The first 100% SAF powered RAF Voyager takes flight (MOD Crown Copyright)
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RAF completes 100% SAF fuelled A330 MRTT flight

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has completed a flight on an RAF Voyager (A330 MRTT) aircraft fuelled with 100% sustainable aircraft fuel (SAF) from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The flight, which happened on Wednesday, was a joint venture between the RAF and Airbus and paves the way for non-fossil [read more]

Airbus A350-900 (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
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Airbus releases commercial aircraft figures for October

European airframer Airbus delivered 60 aircraft to 38 customers in October 2022 making the net year-to-date delivery figure 495 aircraft to 72 customers. Single-aisle deliveries included 26 A321neo, 21 A320neo, 4 A220-300 and one A220-100. Widebody deliveries consisted of 4 A350-900, 1 A350-1000, 2 A330-900neo and one A330-300. The airframe [read more]