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TIP
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EU and UK frame post-Brexit aerospace rules

EU and UK frame post-Brexit aerospace rulesLONDON - "New type of relationship": UK Civil Aviation Authority CAA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency EASA have concluded negotiations on Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) for the post-Brexit aerospace sector. The framework gives OEMs like Airbus and their suppliers regulatory clarity.
Isles of Scilly
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Royal Mail trials drone parcel deliveries

Royal Mail trials drone parcel deliveriesLONDON - Royal Mail and partners have delivered two more UK firsts. Royal Mail becomes the first UK parcel carrier to deliver mail to a UK island in a 70 mile out-of-sight, autonomous flight to the Scilly Isles. Royal Mail has also trialled the first inter-island drone flights with a smaller vertical take-off and landing drone.
China
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Boeing urges Biden to separate trade and human rights

Boeing urges Biden to separate trade and human rightsSEATTLE - Boeing urged the United States on Wednesday to keep human rights and other disputes separate from trade relations with Beijing, and warned European rival Airbus would gain if the U.S. planemaker were locked out of China. The 737 MAX review by China remains pending.
Ryanair
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FAA approves design of 737 MAX 8200 variant

FAA approves design of 737 MAX 8200 variantWASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it had approved the design for the Boeing 737-8200, part of the Boeing 737 MAX series, a necessary step before the U.S. planemaker can begin delivering the higher-capacity airplanes to Ryanair.
Aerospace
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Airbus sees medium-haul air travel recovery by 2023

Airbus sees medium-haul air travel recovery by 2023PARIS - European planemaker Airbus sees demand for flying on the industry's most-used jets - the medium-haul A320 and Boeing 737 families - recovering to pre-pandemic levels in 2023, amid concerns over the shape of demand for bigger models like the A330neo and A350 series.
Engines
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Rolls-Royce looks to the future with start of UltraFan build

Rolls-Royce looks to the future with start of UltraFan buildLONDON - Rolls-Royce said it had started building its new greener UltraFan engine and aims to have the first demonstrator model completed by the end of the year, in what it hopes will be a boost to both it and the environment. The new engine might rotate new Airbus or Boeing jetliner families by the late 2020s.
Aerospace
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Embraer hopes to announce new partnership soon

Embraer hopes to announce new partnership soonSAO PAULO - After Boeing pulled out of a deal to acquire the Brazil planemaker, Embraer is actively working on new product development partnerships and hopes to announce something soon, CEO Francisco Gomes Neto said on Friday in a call with reporters. The company doubled its loss to $732 million in 2020.
GECAS - AerCap
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Leasing mega-merger would rebuild ruined Irish empire

Leasing mega-merger would rebuild ruined Irish empirePARIS - A tie-up between leasing giants AerCap and General Electric unit GECAS would reshape global air finance and reunite entities torn apart in one of Ireland's most spectacular corporate collapses three decades ago. The pending mega merger would increase leverage over Airbus and Boeing.
Safety
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Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jet

Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jetPARIS - Boeing  has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus' newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks. According to industry sources, certification delays over fuel tank safety could push the EIS of the new longrange Airbus from 2023 to 2024.
Safety
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Boeing faces much bigger 787 repair bill

Boeing faces much bigger 787 repair bill WASHINGTON - Boeing will pay $6.6 million to U.S. regulators as part of a settlement over quality and safety-oversight lapses going back years, a setback that comes as Boeing wrestles with repairs to flawed 787 Dreamliner jets that could dwarf the cost of the federal penalty and last several years.
Guillaume Faury
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Airbus CEO calls for trade war "ceasefire"

Airbus CEO calls for trade war PARIS - The head of European planemaker Airbus called for a "ceasefire" in a transatlantic trade war over aircraft subsidies, saying tit-for-tat tariffs on planes and other goods had aggravated damage from the Covid-19 crisis. Brazil ended its dog fight with Canada on aircraft subsidies last week.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Airbus to restore business after 2020 loss

Airbus to restore business after 2020 lossPARIS - European planemaker Airbus restored business targets after generating cash in the fourth quarter, but withheld a dividend as it posted a pandemic-driven loss for 2020. Airbus predicted flat 2021 deliveries and a core operating profit of 2 billion euros as rival Boeing grapples with production and certification issues.
Aerospace
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Boeing to kick off 2021 with 21 deliveries

Boeing to kick off 2021 with 21 deliveriesSEATTLE - Boeing delivered 26 aircraft in January, boosted by the clearing of the 737 MAX jet to fly again after a 20-month ban as it also won four new orders for its 747-8 freighters. Deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner remain suspended as Boeing tackles quality issues since November 2020.
Civil aerospace
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Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdown

Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdownLONDON - Britain’s Rolls-Royce is proposing a two week operational shutdown of its civil aerospace unit over the summer as it manages costs due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The aero-engine maker has begun talks with unions on the shutdown and cost cutting at its civil aerospace unit, it said in a statement.
Aircraft subsidies
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Britain and EU pitch to resolve dispute with US

Britain and EU pitch to resolve dispute with USWASHINGTON - "Far too long": envoys from Britain and the European Union on Monday underscored their willingness to negotiate with the new U.S. government to quickly resolve a 16-year dispute over aircraft subsidies that has triggered tariffs on other goods on both sides of the Atlantic.
Aerospace
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Boeing defers 777-9 EIS to 2023

Boeing defers 777-9 EIS to 2023SEATTLE - Boeing took a hefty $6.5 billion charge on its all-new 777X jetliner as it posted a record annual loss on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath of a two-year safety crisis over its 737 MAX. The delivery of the first 777-9 will slip to the end of 2023 according to a Wednesday filing.
Aerospace
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Airbus slows A320 ramp-up on weaker outlook

Airbus slows A320 ramp-up on weaker outlookPARIS - Airbus has slowed a planned ramp-up of A320 aircraft production, the European planemaker said, as the coronavirus travel slump takes a growing toll on its airline clients. Output of the single-aisle A320 jet family will increase from 40 a month to 43 in the third quarter and 45 in the last three months of 2021.
Airlines, airports, manufacturers
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Britain's aviation scene asks for government help

Britain's aviation scene asks for government helpLONDON - Britain's airlines, airports and aviation manufacturers pleaded for immediate financial support from the government to "protect companies" and a longer-term recovery plan after the most recent Covid-19 outbreak stopped travel and new testing requirements dashed bounce-back hopes.
Richard Branson
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Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launch

Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launchWASHINGTON - Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering ten NASA satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket’s first test launch last year.
Tim Clark
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Boeing must recognize top-down role in 737 flaws

Boeing must recognize top-down role in 737 flawsDUBAI - "A good hard look at themselves": The head of one of Boeing's biggest customers, Emirates, wants the planemaker to demonstrate fundamental changes after producing a flawed 737 MAX jet and has urged it to recognize "culpability and accountability" from the very top.

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