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]

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]

Delta Airlines A220
Airline news

Delta firms up 12 aircraft A220 order

Delta Airlines (DL/DAL) has firmed up an order for 12 more Airbus A220 aircraft from Airbus bringing the total A220 order for the airline to 119 aircraft. The US-built A220s have received strong support from Delta Airlines, with the US carrier becoming the type’s largest operator since it received its [read more]

A350 Dragonfly demonstrator
Aviation engineering news

Airbus tests next-level pilot assistance technologies

Airbus UpNext has begun testing next-level pilot assistant technology on an Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The wholly-owned Airbus subsidiary is testing a system known as Dragonfly which includes the ability to autonomously divert the aircraft in flight with automatic landing and taxi ability. Airbus says that the technologies were able to [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]