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September 29, 2022, 1:34 PM

Comac Wins Certification of C919

After 14 years of development, the C919 narrowbody appears nearly ready to enter service.

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Comac C919 on takeoff against grey background
Sep 29, 2022 - 1:34 PM
After 14 years of development, the C919 narrowbody appears nearly ready to enter service.
Boeing 737-10 on airport ramp
Sep 29, 2022 - 1:20 PM
The firm order from WestJet calls for delivery of 42 Boeing 737-10s.
Senior executives from EasyJet, Airbus and Rolls-Royce in hangar next to hydrogen powered engine model with EasyJet aircraft in background
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:25 AM
IATA's director general Willie Walsh said the 41st ICAO Assembly will be a failure it doesn't end with agreement and government action over net zero goals.
Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus, Melissa Orme and Steve Chisholm cut a ribbon during the opening ceremony of Boeing’s Center of Additive Manufacturing Excellence in Auburn.
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:06 PM
Boeing held an opening ceremony for its new 3D printing facility in Auburn, Washington, on September 23.
Airbus A321neo on takeoff
Sep 23, 2022 - 12:42 PM
The European OEM will need to deliver some 320 airplanes over the last four months of the year to meet its target of 700.
Pipistrel Alpha (Photo: Pipistrel)
Sep 22, 2022 - 7:49 PM
Getting new pilots to the 1,500-hour threshold so they can fly for airlines is not the best way to develop future flight crew.
Sep 22, 2022 - 10:14 AM
A new 40-aircraft order for A320neos adds to a previous contract for 96 from Xiamen parent China Southern Airlines.
UTAir Boeing 737-800 operating on airport taxiway
Sep 22, 2022 - 9:12 AM
Russian authorities have asked for consultations with local airlines over the possible purchase of Western airplanes that remain in Russia.
Pipistrel Alpha trainer
Sep 22, 2022 - 8:32 AM
A purchase order from Mesa Airlines for 29 Pipistrel Alpha Trainer 2 aircraft comes with options for another 75 of the two-seaters over the next year.
An Ethiopian Airlines 737-800 uploads fuel at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Sep 20, 2022 - 7:52 AM
During an investigation into the August 15 incident in which both Ethiopian Airlines pilots fell asleep during a flight, the captain has resigned.