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Airbus Looks to Reduce Supplier Costs to Make C Series Profitable

With Airbus still in discussions with Bombardier and the Canadian Government over its intended acquisition of a 50.01% stake in the ailing C Series project, the French plane maker has announced its intention to squeeze supplier prices for future C Series planes. The intention is to try and make the cost of manufacture of the […]

Airbus Jumps Most in Nearly a Decade

Shares in European plane maker Airbus flew higher on Thursday after the company reported improved earnings and was more upbeat about the future following problems to several of its key aircraft programs. The company said that it surged to a net profit of 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in the fourth quarter, from a loss […]

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 7

Boeing marked another airplane development milestone today as thousands of employees celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory. The MAX 7 is the third and newest member of Boeing’s 737 MAX family to come down the assembly line. The jet is designed for up to 172 passengers […]

ATR Triples Firm Orders in 2017

Turboprop maker ATR says it more than tripled the number of firm orders in calendar 2017 as it broadened its global footprint around the world. The company said it secured firm orders for 113 aircraft in the 12 months to December 31 2017, up from 36 firm orders in the prior corresponding period. “In 2017, […]

SSJ100 Production Rate up in 2017

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) built 34 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional jets in 2017, or nearly 55% up on 2016. The previous peak in production dates back to 2014 at 37 airframes. SCAC delivered 30 SSJ100s in 2017. The aircraft mostly went to VEB Leasing, which has a lease contract with Aeroflot for […]

Second MC-21 Prototype Said to Fly in Early March at Latest

The second flying prototype of Russia’s Irkut MC-21 narrowbody program will join the flight test program in late February or early March this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has tweeted. Initially, the new stage of Russia’s next generation narrowbody program was scheduled to commence before the end of 2017. The first MC-21 prototype […]

Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications. “This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step […]

Airbus Rolls out First A321neo ACF

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight in the coming weeks. First delivery of an A321neo ACF to a customer is scheduled for mid-2018. The A321neo ACF […]

Airbus A320 Family Aircraft for a Bright Beginning?

Having a bird’s eye of the world beneath by being in control of a large flying machine is a great dream for many. But, if you are the one who desires to pursue a pilot’s career path, there is a high probability that your first stop would be the First Officer’s seat in the A320. […]

GE Aviation Announces First Run of the Advanced Turboprop Engine

GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the Business and General Aviation (BGA) market in more than 30 years, successfully completed its first engine test run at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic. “Running the Advanced Turboprop engine this year was our biggest and most important goal,” said Brad […]