Tag: commercial aircraft

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 […]

Airbus Books $1.6 Billion in Commercial Aircraft Orders in November

Airbus reported firm orders for 14 commercial aircraft in November, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices, from two airlines and one undisclosed customer. The Toulouse-based manufacturer’s biggest order for the month came from an undisclosed customer Nov. 15, for five A321ceos and three A320ceos, valued at $868.5 million. Additionally, Sharjah, UAE-based low-cost carrier (LCC) […]

Boeing Reports Third-Quarter Results and Raises Full Year Guidance

The Boeing Company reported third-quarter GAAP earnings per share of $3.60 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* of $3.51 reflecting overall solid execution on production programs and services, favorable tax items ($0.98 per share), and timing of aircraft deliveries. Revenue guidance has been increased $500 million to between $93.5 and $95.5 billion on higher commercial […]

Bombardier CS100 Aircraft Awarded Type Validation by both EASA and FAA

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS100 aircraft has been awarded Type Validation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following a comprehensive testing program. The EASA and FAA validations follow the CS100 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada in December 2015. EASA’s validation paves the way […]

Etihad Introduces A380 on Melbourne Routes

Etihad Airways has introduced an A380, equipped with its The residence private suites, on its Melbourne-Abu Dhabi and Melbourne-London routes. The Residence is the world’s first three-room private suite on a commercial aircraft. Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing, Shane O’Hare, said: “Today marks another major milestone for Etihad Airways in Australia. “With Melbourne […]