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September 23, 2021, 11:45 AM

Airbus Seeks More Performance and Efficiency From Wings

The European aerospace group is stepping up research efforts with two new programs centered on improving the efficiency of aircraft wings.

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Sep 27, 2021 - 10:52 AM
Franco-Italian airframer ATR will assess hydrogen to power its turboprops, but it cautions the fuel might not be a feasible solution for most customers.
Airbus Wing of Tomorrow
Sep 23, 2021 - 11:45 AM
The European aerospace group is stepping up research efforts with two new programs centered on improving the efficiency of aircraft wings.
Sep 23, 2021 - 11:21 AM
Airbus announced that by November, all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility in Alabama will be delivered with sustainable aviation fuel.
Ilyushin Il-96
Sep 23, 2021 - 4:25 AM
Under a new government funding plan, the Il-96 airliner would be fitted with new PD-35 turbofans to provide an improved alternative to Western aircraft.
Northern Pacific
Sep 22, 2021 - 11:02 AM
Alaska-based start-up Northern Pacific Airways is building its fleet around the Boeing 757-200 airliner as it prepares to launch services in 2022.
Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport
Sep 22, 2021 - 6:16 AM
France's Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport is hosting a pilot project to supply hydrogen fuel through a partnership with Airbus and Air Liquide.
Gol Vertical VA-X4
Sep 21, 2021 - 11:58 AM
Gol will bring a fleet of Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 eVTOL aircraft into commercial service from 2024 through a deal with leasing group Avolon.
Sep 20, 2021 - 1:09 PM
From early November, fully vaccinated passengers from multiple countries will be permitted to fly to the U.S., ending 18 months of Covid restrictions.
ATR SAF
Sep 16, 2021 - 11:44 AM
The partners will operate a test flight with a ATR72 turboprop regional airliner early next year with one engine burning 100% SAF and the other one 50%.
Airbus ZeroE
Sep 16, 2021 - 3:18 AM
The Asia-Pacific carrier will study how Airbus's planned Zero E hydrogen airliners could be integrated into its domestic and regional flight network.