Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

First IL-96-400M to See the Light of Day by the End of 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new widebody aircraft – modification of the IL-96-300 – is getting near to the full assembly. Currently, the IL-96-400M is at the final assembly shop at Voronezh Aircraft Plant. According to Alexander Yarchevsky, acting Managing Director of VASO, the wings have been already connected to the fuselage. Now the team is going to set […]

Structural Changes at Rolls-Royce: Cut of at Least 9,000 Jobs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce announced about some structural changes necessary to adjust business operations to the current situation, as demand from customers reduces significantly for our civil aerospace engines and aftermarket services. Among the most harsh measures would be cut of at least 9,000 jobs out of global workforce of 52,000. The company will also cut expenditure across plant […]

Airbus Officially Opens A220 Final Assembly Line in Mobile

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has finally completed the construction of A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, and officially opened it. It is a 270,000-square-foot facility built for the production of both the A220-100 and A220-300 versions. At the same time it is yet another significant step in developing Airbus US production capabilities. The inaugural […]

Airbus and Boeing Aircraft Deliveries Plummet in April

Reading Time: < 1 minute The impact of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has already reflected on Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries in April. Airbus delivered 14 aircraft, and Boeing only six. During the four months of 2020 Airbus delivered a total of 136 aircraft, while, according to FlightGlobal, Boeing managed to hand over only 56 planes. While […]

Gulfstream G600 Earns European Type Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream G600 has been granted type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), giving the planemaker the green light for aircraft deliveries in Europe. The aircraft got its US certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June, 2019, and delivered the first jet to the US customer in the following month. […]

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Boeing 737 MAX: Production and Comeback in the Spotlight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has reached an agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, the 737 MAX parts supplier, on the production of 125 aircraft units in 2020. The US planemaker had temporary ceased the production of 737 MAX aircraft before the coronavirus pandemic began spreading. The manufacturing process stopped in January, 2020. Later on, the level of uncertainty, as to […]

Mitsubishi to Close CRJ Program’s Purchase on 1 June

Reading Time: < 1 minute The final date has been set. Bombardier and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will close the transaction related to the acquisition of Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program on 1 June, 2020. In a statement, the Japanese company said that the program will begin operations right upon the purchase and will be operated under the new name of […]

Lufthansa Technic to Modify First Airbus A380 for Cargo Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of a sudden surge for additional cargo capacity, more and more operators are modifying cabins of their passenger aircraft to cargo. Currently, Lufthansa Technic revealed working on the first Airbus A380 to make it ready for carrying freight. The German technical aircraft services provider said that it has received inquiries from more than […]

Second Boeing 777X Test Aircraft Flies over Washington

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing 777X aircraft program makes further progress moving another step closer to certification. Recently the second 777X test aircraft has performed the maiden flight. Operated by Capt. Ted Grady, 777X project pilot, and Capt. Van Chaney, 777/777X chief pilot, the plane was airborne above Washington for 2 hours and 58 minutes. The latest entrant, therefore, […]