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RUAG Signs Long-Term Contract with Airbus

Reading Time: 2 minutes RUAG Aerostructures has signed a long-term contract with Airbus for the delivery of fuselage structures for the Airbus A320 family. RUAG Aerostructures, a division of the RUAG Group, and Airbus sealed their cooperation by signing a contract for long-term cooperation at the aviation trade fair in Farnborough. The contract comprises the production of assemblies for […]

Embraer KC-390 Follows Toward Certification in 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first prototype of the KC-390, next generation multi-mission aircraft by Embraer, returned to Brazil after successfully completing its first international mission, lasting 23 days and flying more than 48 hours. Currently, two KC-390 prototypes accumulated more than 400 flight hours. Besides participating in the Farnborough Airshow in England, where the aircraft made its international […]

Is Boeing About to Pull the Plug on the 747?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has hinted it may be forced to end production of its iconic 747 jumbo jet amid a prolonged sales slump. “If we are unable to obtain sufficient orders and/or market, production and other risks cannot be mitigated, … it is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747,” Boeing said […]

JetBlue Orders 30 Additional A321 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York-based JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The airline, which already operates A321s, has not yet announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft. Beginning in 2019, JetBlue has the flexibility to configure […]

China is Rolling out AG600 Amphibious Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute China’s home-made amphibious aircraft AG600, the world’s largest such plane, makes its official debut in Zhuhai. The aircraft, with a maximum takeoff weight of 53.5 tonnes and a maximum range of more than 5,000 kilometers, can absorb 12 tonnes of water within 20 seconds, which is ideal for performing multiple operations including forest fire fighting, […]

Airbus Beats Boeing on Orders at Farnborough

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus beat Boeing to end the Farnborough Airshow with 279 orders and commitments worth USD$35 billion at list prices, but orders from both plane makers fell compared with the sister show in Paris last year. Airbus, which had been behind Boeing leading up to the show, reported firm new deals for 197 aircraft worth $26.8 […]

Honda Aircraft Company Receives FAA Production Certificate

Reading Time: < 1 minute Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Honda Aircraft Company is building the HA-420 HondaJet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Melvin Johnson, FAA Small Aircraft Directorate Manager for the Central Region, presented the Production Certificate to […]