Tag: widebody aircraft

Airbus and THAI Sign Agreement to Proceed With Joint Venture MRO

Airbus and Thai Airways International (THAI) have signed an agreement to establish a new joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport near Bangkok. The accord was signed on 22nd of June at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse by Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President, THAI; and Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus, in the […]

Turkish Airlines Finalises Airbus and Boeing Orders

Turkish Airlines has revealed that it has decided to purchase 60 wide-body aircraft comprising of 50 firm and 10 optional aeroplanes. With the first six set to be delivered in 2019, the airline will continue to receive aircraft every year all the way up to 2024. Of the total, 30 B787-9 aircraft, 25 firm and […]

Airbus A380 Program Suffers New Blow – Virgin Atlantic Cancels Order

The struggling A380 superjumbo program at Airbus has been hit with more disappointment as Virgin Atlantic cancels its order for six of the 550-seat plane. The order was placed back in 2000 and confirmed in 2001. While an initial delivery date had been set for 2006, continued delays on Airbus’ side, followed by postponements on […]

Leahy Confirms A380 Future Hinges on Emirates Order

Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has confirmed the Airbus A380 program will have to be shut down if Dubai-based Emirates does not order more aircraft. “If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, it is clear we will have to shut down the program,” Leahy said, speaking on Airbus’ 2017 orders and deliveries webinar. During […]

Russia And China To Jointly Develop Engine For Widebody Airliner

Russia and China have agreed to develop a gas-turbine engine for the joint commercial aircraft (LRWBCA). The memorandum of cooperation was signed by Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) and China’s AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. (AECC CAE) at Aviation Expo China 2017 in Beijing. UEC says the program’s priorities are to research the widebody aircraft […]

Hong Kong Airline’s First A350 XWB Performs Maiden Flight In Toulouse

The first A350-900 for Hong Kong Airlines has completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, further ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery at the end of August. Hong Kong Airlines has a total of 15 A350 XWB on order. Bringing new […]