Category: Aviation News

Airbus Secures Type Certification for Its A350-900 from Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to handing the A350-900 over to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, Airbus has obtained type certification for the aircraft from the Russian aviation authorities. The document issued by Rosaviatsia on 13 December, 2019, covers only one variant from the Airbus A350 Family: A350-900. Although the certificate allows any Russian operator to fly the […]

China Aircraft Leasing Places Order for 40 New Airbus A321neo

Reading Time: < 1 minute China Aircraft Leasing (CALC) has announced that it placed an order for 40 new Airbus A321neo planes. With a current booking, CALC becomes the 7th biggest lessor customer for Airbus, as now its order book stands at 252 Airbus aircraft. According to Airbus orders & deliveries sheet, the Chinese company already owns or still has […]

SmartLynx Airlines: What It Takes to Become an Airbus A320 Pilot?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although pilot career is one of the most iconic professions in the world, in recent years there has been a shortage of qualified pilots. It is forcing airlines to search for new opportunities to attract the missing workforce. SmartLynx Airlines has chosen a path where company prepares pilots to operate Airbus A320 type aircraft in […]

Air Canada Places Its First Airbus A220 Into Revenue Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 aircraft has finally joined the fleet of Air Canada and took off for its maiden commercial flight between Montreal and Calgary. Air Canada is the first North American carrier to operate the larger variant of Airbus A220 family: A220-300. The aircraft will feature a two-class configuration with 137 seats in total. […]

Malaysia Airlines Halts Deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysia Airlines has announced that it halts deliveries of 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft amid uncertainty over delay of the MAX return to service since grounding in March, 2019. According to the initial plan, the first 737 MAX was due to join airline’s fleet in July, 2020. Therefore, now it is unclear when the airline […]

Boeing Faces 53% Slump in Deliveries During 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Boeing Company has announced the deliveries for the year 2019 – 380 aircraft from across all the commercial aircraft programs. This is a 53% decrease compared to the number of commercial planes delivered in 2018 – 806. After the global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following the two deadly crashes, it was not […]

Delta Boeing 777 Dumps Jet Fuel over Los Angeles Schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Before returning for emergency landing to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Boeing 777-200 operated by Delta Air Lines dumped jet fuel over Los Angeles. The Delta Air Lines Flight 89 was en route to China, but declared emergency immediately after take-off and turned back for lading due to an issue with an engine, […]

Spirit AeroSystems to Cut Over 2,800 Jobs Amid 737 MAX Production Halt

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing 737 MAX parts supplier, announced about upcoming workforce reductions due to 737 MAX production halt, uncertainty over its timing and the expected levels of production after it resumes.  In a notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the company said that the first round of lay-offs will affect approximately 2,800 […]

First Airbus BelugaXL Enters Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first out of six Airbus BelugaXL has entered services and already flown on the first operational flight. The BelugaXL is a key part within Airbus industrial system, providing the airframer with 30% extra transport capacity to support production of Airbus commercial aircraft. The new BelugaXL aircraft will work alongside BelugaST to boost transportation of […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft 2019: Records In Greater Detail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has released its official numbers for 2019. The year appeared to be record-breaking, at least in terms of aircraft delivered: 863 planes to 99 customers worldwide.  The amount of aircraft handed over to operators and leasing companies in 2019 has marked the eight per cent increase compared to 2018, when Airbus also broke its […]