Middle East & South Asia

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 aircraft suffered an in-flight power loss in both engines on 23 May, but the crew restored normal operations and the aircraft landed without incident. The aircraft, bearing registration 9V-SSF, was operating flight SQ836 on the Singapore-Shanghai route, says SIA. The incident occurred three and half…
When Airbus conceived the all-new A350 XWB almost a decade ago, it did so after first attempting to create a challenger to the Boeing 787 based on its existing “big-twin”, the A330. As that aircraft’s conception saw it evolving away significantly from the type upon which it was based, and…
With the A350 conceived as the natural replacement in the Airbus product line for the A330 family, the manufacturer had to ensure the desire to introduce advanced technology into the new twinjet did not create too big a step for pilots transitioning from the earlier type. While on the face…
Boeing appears to be in deep discussions with the Chinese government about the possible establishment of some degree of 737 production in China. The parties have apparently been in talks for a number of years, but it appears that a decision on whether to set up a completions and delivery…
Russian airframer Aviastar has completed work on the first vertical fin for the Irkut MC-21, and transferred the component for bird-strike tests. The company says that the composite fin – with the leading edge newly-installed on the fin box – will undergo bird-resistance testing at the Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute. Ulyanovsk-based…
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