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Aerospace News, Late April, 2022

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Boeing and the aerostructures company Spirit AeroSystems have reached an agreement to support maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of the global fleet of Boeing 737 MAX.   The deal particularly concerns the repair of the nacelles and flight controls and aims “to expand Boeing’s parts services options in response to customer needs”.

 https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/30846-boeing-spirit-aerosystems-mro-737-max

Aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has logged more than 80 new orders with two clients, boosting the workload at its Broughton factory, near Chester, which makes wings for all its commercial planes.

Global aircraft operating lessor BOC Aviation has signed a firm order for 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft comprising 10 A321XLR, 50 A321neo and 20 A320neo.

Meanwhile, Air France-KLM has finalised its order with Airbus for four new generation A350F freighters, following the earlier commitment announced in December 2021.

https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2096571-airbus-factory-boosted-by-orders-for-84-new-aircraft/

A new group of aviation experts across industry and government will work together to make zero emission flight a reality.

  • new Zero Emission Flight Delivery Group launched to focus on catapulting latest innovations in aviation decarbonisation technology
  • new chair, Rachel Gardner-Poole to lead the forum
  • builds on UK’s ambition to be world-leaders on aerospace R&D with an additional £685 million to be provided for Aerospace Technology Institute programme over the next 3 years

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng have set out a new group of aviation experts across industry and government who will work together to make zero emission flight a reality.

As world leaders in aviation decarbonisation, the new Zero Emission Flight (ZEF) Delivery Group, will further Britain’s role in the global effort to end flight emissions.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/planes-running-on-batteries-and-hydrogen-to-become-a-reality-under-new-group-of-aviation-experts