Tag: commercial aircraft

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft Delivers Record Performance

Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 […]

Lessors Dominate Airbus, Boeing November Orders

Boeing dominated November’s new order tally, booking 159 commercial aircraft by six customers, valued at approximately $21 billion at list prices. Boeing’s November sales included major orders by Ireland-based subsidiaries of two Chinese aircraft leasing companies. CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Dublin-based subsidiary of China Developmental Bank Financial Leasing Co. (CDB Leasing), firmed an order […]

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens Team Up for Electric Future

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. The three companies together announced the groundbreaking collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts in electrical and propulsion technologies, at the Royal Aeronautical Society […]

Watch A330neo Successfully Making Its First Flight over France

The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans. The crew in the cockpit […]

LEAP Engine Setting New Standard For Commercial Aviation

CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine is setting new industry standards for fuel efficiency and asset utilization as the company celebrates the one-year anniversary of its entry into commercial service. The first LEAP-powered commercial flight happened on August 2, 2016 on a Pegasus Airlines flight from Istanbul to Antalya. Since then, more than 75 LEAP-powered aircraft […]

Watch How Russian MC-21 Narrow Body Makes Successful First Flight

Russia’s newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight. It is the first Russian-made narrowbody commercial passenger aircraft designed in the post-Soviet era. The maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The duration of the flight […]

Boeing Reports First-Quarter Deliveries

The Boeing Company announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2017. Major program deliveries during the first quarter, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parentheses), were as follows:

Airbus Announces 63% Drop in Profit for 2016 – A400M to Blame

A strong fourth quarter in terms of commercial airliner deliveries enabled Airbus to deliver against its 2016 financial guidance, but company figures were dragged down by a €2.2 billion ($2.3 billion) write-off associated with a military transport aircraft. Net income for Airbus Group, which includes Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters and Defense & Space divisions, fell by […]

Lufthansa Technik Closing Aircraft Overhaul in Hamburg

Lufthansa Technik is to close its Hamburg overhaul operations for commercial aircraft in the course of 2017. Discussions with the wage accord partner, ver.di, ended without agreement. Despite intensive negotiations regarding the essential accord cost reductions, the negotiating partners were unable to find a solution that would make a commercially viable continuation of Aircraft Overhaul […]