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The latest top stories in aircraft manufacturing worldwide.

The Boeing 747 flying test bed.
November 24, 2022
Rolls-Royce says testing ALECSys low-emissions technology in flight will allow the verification of altitude operability performance and provides experience of operating a lean-burn system ahead of entry into service. Full Story
The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory.
November 24, 2022
With mode transition successfully demonstrated, the Hermeus team is now racing to manufacture the first Quarterhorse aircraft that will begin flight testing in late 2023. Full Story
Celebrating the agreement are: Dwight Van Lake, John Goss, Chang Shik Jung, Changyun Oh, Brooke Limbaugh and J.R. Miramontes.
November 24, 2022
A new multi-year agreement with BJG will allow KAI to minimise inventory and assure consistent quality supply as program requirements dictate. Full Story
Ampaire’s Eco Caravan, the first hybrid-electric regional aircraft, makes its maiden flight.
November 24, 2022
The hybrid-electric aircraft preserves the range/payload capability of the Grand Caravan, and in fact can fly farther than the Grand Caravan with eight passengers. Maximum range is beyond 1,000 miles. Full Story
Thompson's facilities in County Down.
November 24, 2022
Sled testing allows engineers to reproduce the dynamic conditions of a full-scale crash event in a controlled environment. The reverse accelerator sled being installed can produce up to 100g accelerations. Full Story
The GKN Aerospace facility at Lone Star Commerce Centre, Fort Worth.
November 24, 2022
The 100,000 square-foot facility will initially house research and development of laser metal deposition with wire (LMD-w) additive manufacturing technology for large-scale titanium aerostructures. Full Story
November 17, 2022
Advanced materials such as CMCs enable increased fuel efficiency, higher strength and one third of the weight compared to conventional nickel-based superalloys. One gas turbine manufacturer is taking advantage. Full Story
The Summit team celebrates its extensive new facility.
November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022
Airbus says that, by the end of 2022, all commercial aircraft assembly sites will be A321-capable, as part of the industrial strategy to de-risk the ramp up and to meet the rising share of A321 production. Full Story
November 17, 2022
The GKN team has demonstrated fuelling and storage of liquid hydrogen, conditioning and distribution of cryogenic gas, and the use of PEM fuel cells to generate electrical power. Full Story