Opinion: Can Comac’s C919 Ever Reach Full-Rate Production?

Alex Krutz Jul 30, 2021
The program still faces many run-of-the-mill manufacturing challenges as well as foreign trade hurdles.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Archer, Atlas Crest Readjust Merger Valuation Downward

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jul 29, 2021
Startup advanced air mobility company Archer and Atlas Crest Investment Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, have revised downward the value of their proposed merger.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
BOEING

BOEING says its commercial aircraft programs inventory includes 390 737 MAXs and 100 787s at June 30 vs 425 MAXs  and 80 787s at end 2020.

amy.hardcastle… Thu, 07/29/2021 - 19:06
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DEVIALET

DEVIALET, France and ROSEN AVIATION, OR agreed to collaborate on integration on audio, video and cabin interface solutions for pax cabins.

amy.hardcastle… Thu, 07/29/2021 - 18:52
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TOPCAST

Jul 29, 2021
TOPCAST extended its multi-year distribution agreement with MarathonNorco Aerospace for aircraft batteries, Christie chargers and mechanical products…
Aerospace

Rocket Lab Electron Back In Service

By Irene Klotz Jul 29, 2021
With the successful launch of an experimental cubesat for the U.S. Space Force, Rocket Lab returned its Electron small satellite launcher into commercial service on July 29, with about six more missions on its manifest for the year.
Commercial Space
AIRBUS

AIRBUS had €1.9b net profit in 2Q21 (vs €1.4b loss in 2Q20) on 70% higher revenues; Commercial Aircraft earned €2b (vs €1.9b loss a year ago) on 112% higher

amy.hardcastle… Thu, 07/29/2021 - 18:07
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WHO'SNEWS: AVIONICA

Jul 29, 2021
Philip Anderson to President of Avionica, Miami; Raul Segredo will move into the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Aerospace

AAM Calendar

Aviation Week Staff Jul 29, 2021
To list an event, send information in calendar format to    Carole Rickard Hedden at carole.hedden@aviationweek.com. For a complete list of Aviation Week Network’s upcoming events, and to register, visit www.aviationweek.com/events.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Podcast: Report From Oshkosh 2021, The Year's Biggest Air Show By Any Measure
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture always draws more people than any other air show. This year the mood is optimistic as people see the economy rebounding.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 07/29/2021 - 16:00
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General Atomics Explains Vision For Skyborg Combat Role

By Steve Trimble Jul 29, 2021
Aircraft propulsion concepts, radio-frequency sensors, mesh networks and autonomous control systems are driving a reimagining of roles.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare
The Week in Defense, July 29-Aug. 6, 2021
How to ease engine shortage?; NDIA creates think tank; missile defense laser development; and Lockheed takes $225 million charge.
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Joby Begins Process Towards eVTOL Airline Operations

By Guy Norris Jul 29, 2021
The company, which is also currently pursuing Part 23 type certification of the S4 eVTOL aircraft as well as production certification of the assembly line which will manufacture it, is targeting air carrier approval in 2022.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

As Profits Recover, Airbus Argues For Fast Narrowbody Ramp-Up

By Jens Flottau Jul 29, 2021
Airbus is insisting that its planned production rate increases are strongly supported by customer demand and needs more buy-in from a supply chain reluctant to come in fully behind the expansion.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Aviation Braces For Climate Change’s Effect On Operations
Aviation has been accustomed to being described as a culprit for climate change, but it should also see itself as a likely casualty.
audra.avizieni… Thu, 07/29/2021 - 09:00
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Airbus Gets Board Approval For A350 Freighter
The aircraft is to enter service in 2025, though no launch order has been signed to date. 
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Volocopter Performs First U.S. Public Crewed eVTOL Test Flight

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 29, 2021
Volocopter flew its 2X eVTOL testing model in front of the crowds at EAA AirVenture.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Electra Wins NASA Blown Lift Technology Work

By Guy Norris Jul 28, 2021
Regional air mobility startup Electra is teaming under a NASA contract with researchers at the University of Southern California to mature blown lift technologies for electric short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
SAFRAN

SAFRAN had €280m net income for 1H21 (vs €517m in 1H20) on 21.6% lower revenues; year-over-year Aerospace Propulsion revenues decreased 19.7%, Aircraft Equip

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 07/28/2021 - 19:37
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CFM INTERNATIONAL

CFM INTERNATIONAL delivered 448 engines (49 CFM56s/399 LEAPs) in 1H21 vs 534 (84 CFM56s/450 LEAPs) in 1H20.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 07/28/2021 - 19:36
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THALES AEROSPACE

THALES AEROSPACE earned €9m in 1H21 (vs €109m loss in 1H20) on 8.6% higher sales; year-over-year order intake rose 78%.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 07/28/2021 - 19:35
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BOEING

BOEING says it is seeing more stability in its staffing levels and with encouraging recovery trends it is now planning to hold its workforce at current 140,0

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 07/28/2021 - 19:17
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TELEDYNE CONTROLS

TELEDYNE CONTROLS has STC to install its Aircraft Cabin Environment Sensor (ACES) on A320 Family aircraft to monitor, measure and analyze air quality.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 07/28/2021 - 19:13
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VALLAIR

VALLAIR has added in-house NDT capabilities for aircraft airworthiness.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 07/28/2021 - 18:49
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BOEING

BOEING had $567m net income on $17b revenues in 2Q21 vs $2.4b loss on $11.8b in 2Q20.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 07/28/2021 - 18:42
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