Tag: modernisation

Boeing to Modernize, Add Muscle to Next-Generation Chinook

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s lifting […]

Liberalized Kazakhstan Set to Attract New Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kazakhstan is to adopt a permanent free-market “open skies” air transport policy at the airport serving its capital city of Astana from May of this year, timed to begin just prior to the Expo 2017 event being held there from June, the gateway’s official representative has told Russian Aviation Insider. This bold decision of the […]

United Moves Up 747 Fleet Retirement to 4Q 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute United Airlines has decided to retire its remaining 20 Boeing 747-400s by the end of 2017, moving up the fleet’s retirement by a year. United had previously said it would retire its 747 fleet by the end 2018. But president Scott Kirby said in a Jan. 11 message posted online that “the time has come […]

Iran Air Takes Delivery of Its First of 100 Airbus Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321, in a handover ceremony in Toulouse with Mr. Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, and Mr. Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer Airbus, in the presence of Gael Meheust, SVP Sales and Marketing CFM, Tom Enders, Airbus Chief […]

Boeing Celebrates Delivery of Belavia’s First Next-Generation 737-800

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Belavia, the national airline company of Belarus, celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737-800 purchased directly from the manufacturer. The airplane, featuring a new distinct livery, completed its delivery flight and arrived overnight in Minsk. Belavia selected the 737-800 based on business objectives set by the airline – cost efficiency and […]