Category: Manufacturers

Fourth Gulfstream G600 Completes Its Debut Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the fourth Gulfstream G600 aircraft completed its debut flight just over six weeks after the third aircraft, further cementing confidence in the G600 program. The G600 departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 6:50 p.m. During the 1-hour and 18-minute flight, the aircraft climbed to a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet/15,545 […]

Boom Has 76 Orders For A Supersonic Passenger Jet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Based just south of Denver, Colorado, Boom has provided updated figures on orders received for its supersonic jet, which is currently still undergoing trials with a one-third size demonstrator, XB-1. To date 76 orders have been received, which include non-refundable down payments. Boom is a startup company which is promising to produce a supersonic passenger […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $1.5 Bln Trent XWB Order From Ethiopian Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare® service support, further increasing our order book for new engines. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. In total, the deal is valued […]

Airbus Details A380plus Modifications

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changes as designed for the A380plus upgrade package will be available for entry-into-service by 2020, according to A380 marketing head Frank Vermeire. Airbus gained authority to offer the package, but has not yet received firm commitments from either existing or new customers. The A380plus project targets a cash operating cost reduction of 13% to be […]

Boeing Foresees 41,000 Aircraft Deliveries Through 2036

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars. The company’s annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released at the Paris Air Show, with total airplane demand rising 3.6 percent over last year’s forecast. “Passenger traffic has been […]

GECAS Places Order For 100 A320neo Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE] has signed a firm order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. GECAS has selected CFM’s LEAP-1A engine for all 100 A320neo Family aircraft. This new order brings the total number of Airbus […]

Airbus To Upgrade World’s Largest Passenger Jet A380 Jumbo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in […]

Watch How Airbus Makes A Groundbreaking Family Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute In a groundbreaking first, Airbus flies its A350 XWB, A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon and H160 together in a one-of-a-kind performance. This aeronautical achievement symbolizes the new united Airbus family. More than ever, we make it fly.    

Boeing Concludes $3 Billion Iranian 737 MAX Deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has finalized a definitive agreement with Iran Aseman Airlines for the purchase of up to 60 737 MAX commercial passenger aircraft. The deal includes firm orders for 30 737 MAXs, valued at $3 billion at list prices, and purchase rights for an additional 30 737 MAXs. The variants of the MAX series to be […]

Supersonic X-plane Takes Next Step

Reading Time: 3 minutes NASA has issued a draft request for proposals for development of its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) low-boom flight demonstrator, starting the clock ticking toward first flight of the new X-plane in early 2021. The program calls for the development, building and flight testing of a clean-sheet X-plane that will be used to support the potential […]