Tag: production

Production of First Parts Of The Latest A330neo Gears Up

Reading Time: 1 minute As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites throughout Europe. These parts include the new increased-span wing now being equipped in Bremen (Germany) and its new composite Sharklets from KAL-ASD, the […]

Russia Has Stopped Production Of Su-25

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has stopped production of Su-25 ground attack aircraft, defence-blog.com reported. Russia stopped mass production of Su-25 ground attack aircraft, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on 7 February. The light attack aircraft based on Yak-130 will submit a potential replacement for the Su-25 series. The new aircraft will be […]

Avcorp Awarded Long-Term Production Contract from Fuji Heavy Industries

Reading Time: 1 minute Avcorp Industries Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a long-term production contract with the Aerospace Company of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (“FHI”), a tier-one supplier to major original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) of commercial and defence aircraft around the world. Avcorp will produce complex composite structural components for FHI that will be […]

Gulfstream G450 Production End, Paving for the All-New G500

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it will end production of the Gulfstream G450, one of the company’s most iconic and dependable aircraft, as it prepares to launch a new era of business aviation with the all-new G500. Gulfstream is scheduled to deliver the final G450 to a customer in early 2018. The G450 built on the […]

Russia No Longer Needs Ukrainian Engines for Combat Helicopters

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia has become independent from Ukrainian-produced engines VK-2500 for Mi and Ka type helicopters, now they are completely manufactured in Russia, said a spokesman of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) on Thursday, September 15. “UEC provided launching of production of the fully-Russian turboshaft engine VK-2500 for Mil and Kamov helos; previously, we used Ukrainian-made engines”, […]

Québec Completes $1 Billion Investment in the C Series Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier has received the second and last $500 million installment of a $1 billion investment by the Québec government to own a 49.5% share of the CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) joint venture with the Montreal-based manufacturer. The cash injection helps Bombardier finance the CSeries programme through a production ramp-up with as many as 315 […]

Boeing Awarded $2.8B for KC-46A Tanker Initial Production

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two “production lots” of 7 and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts. Including future options, Boeing plans to build a total of 179 of the 767-based refueling aircraft for the Air […]

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 […]