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Airbus has reached a major milestone in its “Wing of Tomorrow” programme with the completion of the first full-size prototype. The composite wing cover and was produced at the National Composite Centre in Bristol before being assembled by a team at Airbus’ Filton site. The wing cover was then shipped [read more]
Airbus, along with partners Air France, DSNA, and french air navigation provider ANSP is working towards the development of more efficient gate to gate flying as an interim measure ahead of more efficient aircraft. The project is part of the Albatross initiative and will demonstrate the feasibility of implementing more [read more]
Guernsey based airline Aurigny has said that it could operate all of its routes with efficient ATR turboprop aircraft as part of its fleet simplification process. The airline currently operates a mixed fleet of Embraer regional jets along with Dornier and ATR turboprops but the airline is seeking to cut [read more]
British Airways has teamed up with Airbus to launch a specially liveried Airbus A320neo aircraft as part of its Better World campaign. The campaign showcases British Airways’ plans to fly greener and it came with the announcement that the airline had secured enough sustainable aircraft fuel (SAF) from BP to [read more]
Ryanair says it has failed to reach agreement with Boeing over the purchase of Boeing 737 Max10 aircraft. The all Boeing 737 airline has recently started to take delivery of its Max 8 variant, the Max8200 but was interested in purchasing the bigger, longer range Max10 variant. As usual with [read more]
Figures for July 2021 show that Airbus delivered 47 aircraft to 32 customers for the period and had a net order gain of just two aircraft. 45 of those aircraft were single-aisle airliners from the A320 family to airlines including Wizz Air, Bamboo and Air Austral. The remaining two deliveries [read more]
European aerospace giant, Airbus has doubled its profit forecast for 2021 following a stronger than expected 1st half of 2021. The Toulouse headquartered company originally forecast an end of year profit of €2bn but this has now been increased to €4bn before interest and tax adjustments. Airbus’ deliveries of commercial [read more]
Isle of Wight based Britten-Normal has acquired a number of BN2T-4S Islander aircraft that have served with the UK’s Ministry of Defence under a short-term urgent operational requirement. The aircraft have been operating in a surveillance role under the military designation Defender 4000 (D4K) both in the UK and overseas. [read more]
The fourth aircraft for Airbus’ Transport fleet took flight from Toulouse yesterday (20th July) for its maiden flight and preparation for entry into service. BelugaXL No4 is the latest oversized transport aircraft to join Airbus Transport International (ATI) to move components such and wings and fuselage sections from Airbus sites [read more]
Airbus has launched a new cloud-based pilot training service for recurrent and initial type rating training for its A320 family of aircraft. The Mobile Airbus Training Experience (MATe) gives subscribers access to a wealth of training materials including a 3D interactive virtual cockpit. The system has been built on the [read more]
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