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Airbus has slightly increased the tempo of deliveries in March 2021 with 72 aircraft being delivered to 34 customers in the month. The month accounts for almost 60% of the deliveries so far in 2021. Deliveries in March include 4 Airbus A220, 50 A320 family aircraft (57 of which were [read more]
The last Airbus A380 to be built has carried out a test flight ahead of its painting and delivery to Emirates Airlines. Airbus posted a video of the flight saying: “A first flight is always special. The one in this video is even more so as it was the first [read more]
Private investment company 777 Partners have placed an order for 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to add to its growing portfolio. The Miami Florida based company leases aircraft and also invests in aviation related business across the world. One of their investments is Edmonton based Flair airlines which it [read more]
Airbus has reported a negative net order book for the first part of 2021 after it received a cancellation for 92 Airbus aircraft from struggling low-cost carrier Norwegian. The order was cancelled by a court order under the Irish examinership which the airline had entered into in a bid to [read more]
US Airframer Boeing has lodged safety concerns with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) claiming that the extra fuel tank in Airbus’ Extra Long-range (XLR) variant of its A321 single aisle airline. In the submission Boeing claims the design and placement of the rear fuel tank “presents many potential [read more]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD #2021-05-51) ordering US operators of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engines to carry out thermal checks on compressor blades before allowing them to return to service. The directive comes after initial findings by the [read more]
Initial inspections of the Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engine that caught fire on flight UA328 on Saturday have found that Turbine Blade No11 sheared off at the root “likely caused by metal fatigue”. Turbine Blade 10 was also sheared mid-way along its length, probably after being hit by Blade 11. [read more]
Aerospace engineering firm RHH Franks has announced it has expanded its manufacturing facility in Hampshire, increasing its capacity by 25%. Funded by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, RHH was able to equip an additional 6,600 sq ft of unit space at its site in New Milton. RHH Franks’ has been [read more]
Boeing has recommended that any airline flying the Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 powered Boeing 777 should ground them pending an investigation into the United Airlines flight which suffered an uncontained engine failure on Saturday. United Airlines, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines all operate the type of [read more]
Tui Airways UK (BY/TOM) has begun carrying out air tests on its fleet of Boeing 737 Max8 aircraft ahead of their return to service ahead of the summer season. Tui’s has begun carrying out the necessary upgrades to the systems to meet the new airworthiness criteria with the first air [read more]
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