FAA Requests Detail Boeing’s 777, 737 Nacelle Changes
Modifications target issues that came to light in five different occurrences. Planned phase-in of upgrades needs FAA approval.
audra.avizieni… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:00
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Boeing Details Proposed Nacelle Improvements

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Pockets Of Demand Disrupt Expected Narrowbody Retirement Surge

By Sean Broderick Oct 19, 2021
Rising demand in some markets could affect the pace and scope of aircraft retirements, particularly in the narrowbody sector that supports domestic and intra-regional traffic benefiting from rising leisure-traffic flying.
MRO Europe

Engineers Envision Hydrogen Regional Aircraft Of Future

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
European engineering services company Akka Technologies has unveiled its concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

GKN Aerospace Opens UK Technology Center

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
GKN Aerospace has opened its new Global Technology Center (GTC), which will prepare the technologies to help the company build components for the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Flights Demonstrate Capability To Reach 100% SAF

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Two different approaches to reaching 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use in aircraft have been tested in flight. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

AWIN Market Analysis | Commercial Aviation, October 2021

Oct 19, 2021
The very latest in a series of critical market reports from AWIN’s Data and Analytics teams delving into key metrics on COVID-19 and its impact on the global commercial market.
AWIN Knowledge Center
Lufthansa Cargo’s Last MD-11F Flight Marks Tri-Jet’s European Phaseout
Flight LH8161 from New York JFK marked the end of Lufthansa Cargo’s commercial service with the three-engine MD-11F after more than 23 years.
mark.nensel@in… Mon, 10/18/2021 - 21:27
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Non-Conforming 787 Titanium Parts Flagged By Leonardo

By Sean Broderick Oct 14, 2021
Titanium parts made for Boeing 787s by a sub-tier vendor and supplied via Leonardo do not conform to Boeing’s design specifications and must be re-worked.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UH2 Raises Funds For Fuel-Cell Flight Testing

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Universal Hydrogen (UH2) has raised an additional $62 million in funding to take the startup through initial flight testing of its hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion conversion for regional turboprops. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Plug Power Teams With Airflow, Airbus On Hydrogen

By Graham Warwick Oct 13, 2021
Fuel-cell developer and green-hydrogen producer Plug Power has announced partnerships with both Airbus and startup Airflow to bring zero-emission hydrogen propulsion to aviation.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Deliveries Of Stored 737 MAXs From Boeing Inventory Top 150

By Sean Broderick Oct 13, 2021
Boeing's goal is to have its entire 737 MAX backlog, which built up while deliveries had been halted, cleared out by late 2022 or early 2023. 
Aircraft & Propulsion
Cargo Airline To Convert ATR 72s To Hydrogen Power
Irish cargo airline operator ASL Aviation Holdings plans to convert up to 10 ATR 72s to zero-emission fuel-cell propulsion after signing a letter of intent to be Universal Hydrogen’s (UH2) launch customer in the cargo turboprop market.
natalia.pelayo… Tue, 10/12/2021 - 21:03
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Two-Fifths Of UK, European Skilled Aviation Workers Leaving, Survey Says

By Michael Bruno Oct 12, 2021
Almost two-fifths of British and European skilled aviation workers reported moving out of the industry, according to a newly launched industry survey from aviation talent recruitment specialists JMC Recruitment Solutions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: NASA Project Signals Dawn Of Electrified Airliner

By Guy Norris Oct 12, 2021
The long-term sustainable growth of air transport will hinge on the development of net zero carbon propulsion technologies and NASA has taken a concrete step toward fostering the development of one such option.
Aircraft & Propulsion

French President Adds Pressure To Airbus’ Hydrogen Plans

By Thierry Dubois Oct 12, 2021
French president Emmanuel Macron says the first commercial aircraft relying on hydrogen should be in service by 2030, earlier than Airbus’ stated target of 2035.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Kirby Sees No Need For Separate United Airlines Freighter Fleet

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 12, 2021
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby says his carrier's cargo business has thrived without having freighters.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Northern Pacific Eyes Icelandair-Like Pacific Strategy

By Sean Broderick Oct 12, 2021
All Boeing-757 airline will leverage sister regional carrier to help establish Alaska network.
Airlines & Lessors

Service Tracks Aircraft Emissions For Lessors, Banks

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
A service that allows lessors, banks and other aircraft owners to track and report the emissions from their portfolios has been launched by Irish financial services company Fexco and U.S. aviation risk management consultancy Avocet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

DLR Building Megawatt-Scale Fuel-Cell Test Site

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
Germany aerospace center DLR has broken ground on a test site for hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Japanese Airlines Set SAF Supply Target To Meet Net-Zero Goal
Domestic and foreign airlines operating in Japan will need an estimated 2.3 billion liters (613 million gal.) of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, concludes a joint report by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL).
natalia.pelayo… Mon, 10/11/2021 - 18:15
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Boeing MAX BBJ is back

By Guy Norris Oct 11, 2021
In a double move that Boeing Business Jets says underpins renewed product confidence and market growth, the company has announced the service debut of the first 737 MAX-based BBJ 737-8 as well as the first new order for the corporate variant since the return of the MAX to commercial service in 2020.

UEC’s PD-35 Core Engine Starts Ground Tests

By Maxim Pyadushkin Oct 11, 2021
Russia’s largest turbofan engine—the 35-ton thrust PD-35—is starting to take shape.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Hydrogen Making Inroads Into Sustainable-Aircraft Development

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
A shift from electric and hybrid-electric propulsion toward hydrogen is evident among sustainable aircraft projects announced so far this year, according to European consultancy Roland Berger.
Emerging Technologies

Prometheus To Produce Net-Zero SAF From 2022

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2021
U.S. startup Prometheus Fuels expects to begin delivering commercial quantities of its carbon-neutral sustainable aviation fuel toward the end of 2022.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Why The A380 Did Not Work Out

By Jens Flottau Oct 08, 2021
Airbus overall lost multiple billions on a program that it once hoped would help it take over the lead from Boeing in commercial aviation. While that success was achieved anyway, the A380 only made it much harder.
Aircraft & Propulsion