EASA’s Ky: FAA And EASA Are Closer After Difficult Discussions

By Jens Flottau Mar 23, 2023
The European safety agency’s certification concerns have contributed to the latest 777X delay, but EASA, the FAA and Boeing seem to have found a path forward.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
Airbus: Strong Recovery Brings Sustainability Challenges
Growth in flying increases the challenge of decarbonizing the industry and meeting net-zero goals by 2050.
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Airbus Enhances Skywise MRO Capabilities

By Henry Canaday Mar 20, 2023
The OEM is adding more tools and features for advanced data actions.
Emerging Technologies

NHIndustries Says Availability Is Concern As 500th NH90 Delivered

By Tony Osborne Mar 17, 2023
The 500th aircraft–a Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) version of the aircraft for the French Army–was formally handed over during an event.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Readies New XLR Equipment Installation Hangar In Hamburg

By Helen Massy-Beresford Mar 16, 2023
Airbus is in the process of creating a dedicated, decoupled structural assembly line for the more complex A321XLR production process.
Aircraft & Propulsion

OneWeb To Put Gen2 Satellite Manufacturing Out For Bids

By Irene Klotz Mar 16, 2023
OneWeb intends to look beyond OneWeb Satellites, which it jointly owns with Airbus, for a manufacturing partner for its next-generation constellation.
Commercial Space

Cargo Airlines And Lessors See Imminent Freighter Shortage

By Jens Flottau Mar 14, 2023
Air cargo has been booming. Even though the market is now slowing, airlines see a need for more aircraft than currently planned for the long term.
Airlines & Lessors

Airbus, Norwegian Air Ambulance Team On eVTOL Medical Missions

By Tony Osborne Mar 13, 2023
Airbus has teamed with the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation to study how the OEM’s CityAirbus eVTOL aircraft could handle future medical missions. 
Advanced Air Mobility

The Week in Technology, March 13-17, 2023

By Graham Warwick Mar 13, 2023
Conformal LH2 tank; Trajectory-based efficiencies; CycloRotor eVTOL testing; and SAF from oil trees.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus A320neo Fleet Will Drive Leap Engine MRO Demand

Christian Albertson Mar 09, 2023
Aviation Week forecasts the CFM International Leap engine fleet to grow to more than 28,500 active engines in 2032 from just over 6,800 in 2023.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Europe Working To Mature Technologies For Next Clean-Sheet Airliners

By Graham Warwick Mar 09, 2023
Europe’s Clean Aviation launches drive to improve next-generation aircraft efficiency 30-50%.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Airbus Hamburg Final Assembly Line Marks 30th Anniversary

By Jens Flottau Mar 08, 2023
The first Airbus aircraft assembled outside of Toulouse was grounded in November.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Airbus Leads European Effort To Enable Fuel-Efficient Operations

By Graham Warwick Mar 08, 2023
The three-year HERON project (Highly Efficient Green Operations) involves 25 partners in 10 countries.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Amprius Selects Colorado For Advanced Battery Gigafactory

By Graham Warwick Mar 07, 2023
Airbus-backed advanced battery developer Amprius Technologies plans to build its first gigafactory in Brighton, Colorado.
Advanced Air Mobility

Air France-KLM And Lufthansa Lead European Legacy Airline Recovery

By Jens Flottau Mar 07, 2023
Before the coronavirus pandemic, IAG was Europe’s most profitable legacy airline group. Now it is struggling to keep up.
Airlines & Lessors

Composite Material Defect Caused Vega-C Launch Failure

By Thierry Dubois Mar 03, 2023
A manufacturing issue in the Zefiro 40 second stage’s nozzle led to the failure of the first commercial mission for a Vega-C launcher.
Commercial Space

Sigma Additive Solutions Seeks Buyer Or Investor

By Michael Bruno Mar 01, 2023
The company said there was no timetable, and it may not comment again unless or until its board of directors approves a deal.
Supply Chain

European Military Rotorcraft Visions Differ On Need For Speed

By Tony Osborne Mar 01, 2023
European military views on the need for high-speed rotorcraft are in stark contrast to those held in the U.S.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Airbus Sees Australia As Potential Green Hydrogen ‘World Leader’

By Chen Chuanren Feb 27, 2023
With Australia’s abundance of land and access to solar energy, Airbus believes the continent could become a “world leader” in the production of green hydrogen.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Mark Moore’s AAM Ranking: An Expert’s Opinion On eVTOL Progress

By Graham Warwick Feb 24, 2023
Moore, an expert on advanced air mobility, joins Aviation Week editors for no-holds-barred discussion of the challenges facing AAM startups in 2023.
Advanced Air Mobility

Opinion: It Is Time To Sanction Russian Titanium

John Byrne Feb 24, 2023
Western companies, including many well-known names in the aerospace industry, continue to pour money into Russia’s coffers through the purchase of titanium.
Budget, Policy & Operations

First Take, Feb. 27, 2023

By Graham Warwick Feb 24, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

In-Service Aircraft 2019-2023

Feb 24, 2023
As of February 2023, 12% of the in-service fleet is classed as being in either parked or parked/reserve status.

Air India Order Accelerates Widebody Market Recovery

By Jens Flottau Feb 23, 2023
Big order shows demand for new aircraft continues rising, but Boeing and Airbus struggle to keep pace. Engine reliability issues don’t help.
Air Transport

The Week In Technology, Feb. 20-24, 2023

By Graham Warwick Feb 20, 2023
eVTOL propeller test; hybrid-electric turboprop; hydrogen supply networks; and vertiports for Dubai.
Aircraft & Propulsion