Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Long-Awaited Boeing 777X in the Sky on Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has finally happened. After two aborted attempts due to poor weather conditions, the Boeing 777-9 has finally performed its first flight beginning the next phase of rigorous tests. Therefore, 25 January, 2020, has joined the list of important dates in the commercial aviation history. World’d biggest twin-engine passenger jet has just departed for the […]

Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture: EU Pauses the Probe Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just in the beginning of January European regulators announced that they resume investigation into the Boeing – Embraer deal, whereas now said halting the process again. Such grand cases are very complicated, indeed. Endless amounts of documents, multiple approvals and agreements should be perused, provided and finalized. Regarding Boeing – Embraer tie-up on the commercial […]

First PD-14 Engine Arrives for Installation on MC-21 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Russian-built PD-14 engine has already arrived at Irkutsk Aviation Plant to be installed on the Russian-built aircraft – MC-21-300. After the installation is completed, the aircraft is set to begin flight tests. The schedule, however, is yet to be agreed by both the United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation. According to Russian […]

Regional Aircraft Lessor NAC Commits to 20 Airbus A220 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has signed a firm order for 20 Airbus A220 aircraft, proving a great demand for the type on the market. The order was placed during Paris Air Show and finalized in the end of 2019. One of the biggest leasing companies and the largest regional aircraft lessor […]

Boeing 777X Suffers the Delay Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was 23 January on a schedule for the first ever flight of Boeing 777X. However, as Boeing had warned, the weather conditions around the Everett facility in Washington were not suitable today. We are postponing the #777X first flight that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 23, due to weather. The team is […]

Boeing Stops 737 MAX Production and Expects to Fly It Again in Mid-2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is already the tenth month of global Boeing 737 MAX aircraft grounding. According to the estimations of the US planemaker, the 737 MAX planes will begin returning to service by the middle of the year 2020. “This updated estimate is informed by our experience to date with the certification process. It is subject to […]

Confirmed: Boeing 777X Ready for Its First Take-off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ongoing turbulence, endless troubles, serious issues, even growing doubts over safety in light of the 737 MAX crisis, did not stop Boeing on its way to getting the 777X into the air. Boeing has confirmed that its long-awaited newborn 777X, to be more precise, 777-9, is almost ready to take off for its maiden flight […]

Airbus to Convert Its A380 Toulouse Facility to A321 Final Assembly Line

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of nearing end of Airbus A380 production in 2021, Airbus is developing strategic changes for further years to increase its industrial capacity and flexibility for other aircraft programs. One of the steps: conversion of A380 facility in Toulouse into the A321 final assembly line (FAL) by mid-2022. This way Airbus will modernize its […]

Airbus A321XLR: Will It Repeat the Success Story?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A321XLR, the Xtra-long-range version of the single-aisle A320neo Family aircraft, is enjoying a keen interest among the airlines. Following the long-awaited launch during Paris Air Show 2019, this aircraft has already managed to secure hundreds of orders. During the second half of 2019, 22 operators and two aircraft leasing companies ordered, committed or […]

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 […]