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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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A Republic Airways Embraer E170 prepares to take off from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in 2018.
Sep 19, 2022 - 3:32 PM
Republic Airways’ proposal to reduce its first officer flight time requirements from 1,500 to 750 hours meets with stiff resistance from the FAA.
Saudia has not kept pace with the growth achieved by Gulf airline rivals Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.
Sep 19, 2022 - 9:00 AM
The perception is that that existing flag carrier Saudia has been unsuccessful in matching the quality of service of the ‘Big Three’ Middle East airlines.
map of  Europe outlining anticipated delays as a result of the ongoing strike by French air traffic controllers
Sep 16, 2022 - 4:15 AM
French air traffic controllers are striking over pay demands and allegations of insufficient recruitment, prompting Ryanair to repeat demands for reforms.
digital rendering of Heart Aerospace's 30-seat ES-30 in flight
Sep 15, 2022 - 12:18 PM
Air Canada and Saab are investing in the Swedish start-up's plans to bring the 30-seat ES-30 model to market in 2028.
Air Belgium is adding a pair of Airbus A330 aircraft to its fleet.
Sep 15, 2022 - 7:07 AM
After a difficult start, the new Belgian airline is betting on scheduled passenger services and cargo operations to reach profitability.
Digital rendering of eVTOL aircraft with United Airlines livery paint scheme
Sep 8, 2022 - 8:46 AM
A $15 million investment by United Airlines in Eve Air Mobility accompanies a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat electric aircraft.
Irkut MC-21-300 on airport taxiway
Sep 7, 2022 - 8:24 AM
An agreement between Aeroflot and the United Aircraft Corporation calls for delivery of $16.3 billion worth of Russian airplanes starting next year.
Digital rendering of Boom Overture supersonic transport jet in flight
Sep 6, 2022 - 5:36 AM
The most recent Boom Overture customer, American Airlines, says it will work with the manufacturer to determine route scenarios for the supersonic jet.
U.S. airports have been crowded with passengers during the peak summer period.
Sep 1, 2022 - 8:52 AM
ALPA stages nationwide picketing campaign in U.S. ahead of expected holiday travel crunch.
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 lands in Dhaka
Aug 31, 2022 - 4:02 PM
Asia-Pacific airlines seek new market opportunities to compensate for the loss of the Chinese market.