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    Airbus announces range extensions for its new A220 family

    Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus announced in Canada on Tuesday that it would be offering airlines an increased range version of its A220 small (100 seats to 150 seats) single-aisle airliner family, from the second half of next year. The A220 family is composed of two models, the A220-100 and the A220-300, and was originally developed by Canadian aerospace company Bombardier as the CSeries.

    (The development of the aircraft nearly bankrupted Bombardier and it sold 50.1% of the CSeries programme to Airbus, the deal being closed in July 2018. Bombardier retained a 34% share, with Investissement Québec – the Quebec provincial investment agency – holding some 16%.)

    A220 programme engineers have been able to take advantage of structural and systems margins in the design, plus the current fuel volume capacity. As a result, they have been able to increase the type’s maximum take-off weight (MTOW) by nearly 2.3 t (by 2 268 kg, to be precise). This increases the A220-100’s MTOW from its current 60.8 t to 63.1 t, and the MTOW of the A220-300 from today’s 67.6 t to 69.9 t.

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    Boeing reports “clear and steady progress” on returning 737 MAX to safe operations

    Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing announced on Thursday night (South African time) that it had concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for the 737 MAX’s Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).

    The MCAS has been implicated in two 737 MAX crashes in just five months, that killed a total of 346 people. Boeing reported that it has, to date, flown the 737 MAX with the updated MCAS software on 207 flights totalling more than 360 hours.

    The company added that it was providing further information to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the regulator has requested. This includes information on the interaction between pilots and the flight controls and displays in various flight scenarios. Once this has been done, Boeing will cooperate with the FAA to schedule the certification test flight and present its documentation for final certification.

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    Boeing reports ‘clear and steady progress’ on returning 737 MAX to safe operations

    Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing announced on Thursday night (South African time) that it had concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for the 737 MAX’s Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).

    The MCAS has been implicated in two 737 MAX crashes in just five months, that killed a total of 346 people. Boeing reported that it has, to date, flown the 737 MAX with the updated MCAS software on 207 flights totalling more than 360 hours.

    The company added that it was providing further information to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the regulator has requested. This includes information on the interaction between pilots and the flight controls and displays in various flight scenarios. Once this has been done, Boeing will cooperate with the FAA to schedule the certification test flight and present its documentation for final certification.

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    Boeing reports ‘clear and steady progress’ on returning 737 MAX to safe operations

    Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing announced on Thursday night (South African time) that it had concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for the 737 MAX’s Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).

    The MCAS has been implicated in two 737 MAX crashes in just five months, that killed a total of 346 people. Boeing reported that it has, to date, flown the 737 MAX with the updated MCAS software on 207 flights totalling more than 360 hours.

    The company added that it was providing further information to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the regulator has requested. This includes information on the interaction between pilots and the flight controls and displays in various flight scenarios. Once this has been done, Boeing will cooperate with the FAA to schedule the certification test flight and present its documentation for final certification.

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    17-year-old pilot’s Cape-to-Cairo project to inspire other teenagers

    An ambitious project to stimulate interest among high school pupils in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in general, and in aviation in particular, has reached an advanced stage of development. It is the “U-Dream Cape 2 Cairo” project, which involves some 20 teenagers in the assembly of a kit-build aircraft and then flying it from Cape Town to Cairo via 15 stops in other African countries. The originator of the project, Megan Werner, is herself only 17 and the only member of the group who was a pilot before the project was launched.

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    17-year-old pilot’s Cape-to-Cairo project to inspire other teenagers

    An ambitious project to stimulate interest among high school pupils in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in general, and in aviation in particular, has reached an advanced stage of development. It is the “U-Dream Cape 2 Cairo” project, which involves some 20 teenagers in the assembly of a kit-build aircraft and then flying it from Cape Town to Cairo via 15 stops in other African countries. The originator of the project, Megan Werner, is herself only 17 and the only member of the group who was a pilot before the project was launched.

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    UAV without conventional flaps, ailerons or elevators takes flight

    British major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems (BAES) announced on the first day of this month that its MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had become the first aircraft ever to be manoeuvred in flight using “blown air”. The MAGMA has been designed and developed by University of Manchester researchers and BAES engineers, with the test flights taking place from Llanbedr Airfield in north-west Wales.

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    UAV without conventional flaps, ailerons or elevators takes flight

    British major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems (BAES) announced on the first day of this month that its MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had become the first aircraft ever to be manoeuvred in flight using “blown air”. The MAGMA has been designed and developed by University of Manchester researchers and BAES engineers, with the test flights taking place from Llanbedr Airfield in north-west Wales.

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    737 MAX woes reflected in Boeing’s first-quarter results

    US aerospace and defence giant Boeing, with the release of its results for the first quarter of this year, has assured that it is working with aviation regulators and customers around the world to ensure a safe return to service of its troubled 737 MAX, the fourth generation of its hitherto renowned 737 single-aisle airliner family. (The previous generations were the original – the 737-100 and 737-200 models; the classic – the 737-300, 737-400 and 737-500; and the Next Generation – the 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900ER.) The 737 MAX 8 model suffered two related fatal crashes in five months in late 2018 and early 2019, which killed a total of 346 people.

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    737 MAX woes reflected in Boeing’s first-quarter results

    US aerospace and defence giant Boeing, with the release of its results for the first quarter of this year, has assured that it is working with aviation regulators and customers around the world to ensure a safe return to service of its troubled 737 MAX, the fourth generation of its hitherto renowned 737 single-aisle airliner family. (The previous generations were the original – the 737-100 and 737-200 models; the classic – the 737-300, 737-400 and 737-500; and the Next Generation – the 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900ER.) The 737 MAX 8 model suffered two related fatal crashes in five months in late 2018 and early 2019, which killed a total of 346 people.

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