Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 Type Certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor Woods, […]

Singapore Airlines Selects Airbus for A380 Retrofit Programme

Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the aircraft. The new cabin products will debut on […]

Bombardier Predicts Latin America’s 60-to-150-seat Aircraft Fleet Will Double

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s Market Forecast 2017-2036 for Latin America predicts that overall traffic is expected to grow 5.1% annually and intra-regional traffic to grow slightly more than the world average at 5.6% annually over the next 20 years. Total deliveries in the 60- to 150-seat marked segment to Latin America are expected to number 1,050 […]

Airbus Still Hopeful of A380 Deal by Year End

Airbus might yet win a long-anticipated A380 superjumbo order from Gulf carrier Emirates before the end of the year, but must pledge to extend the ailing program for a further decade in order to secure the deal. The European planemaker had planned to announce the sale at this week’s Dubai Air Show, chief operating officer […]

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal for 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, today finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes. The confirmed order is for 55 MAX 8s and 20 MAX 10s, with options for 20 additional MAX 8s. The agreement, announced as a memorandum of understanding at the 2017 Paris Air Show, is valued at nearly $11 […]

Sukhoi to Decide on New Superjet Variant by 1Q 2018

Russian manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp. (SCAC) must decide by 1Q 2018 about whether to begin developing a smaller or larger variant of the SSJ100 Superjet. Speaking at the Dubai Air Show, newly installed SCAC president Alexander Rubtsov said discussions were underway with customers as to whether a shortened 75-seat version or a stretched variant […]

Boeing, SCAT Airlines Finalize Order for Six 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Kazakhstan-based SCAT Airlines announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s on the final day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The agreement, valued at $674 million at current list prices, also includes purchase rights for five additional 737 MAX 8s. “The 737 MAX 8 fits our network strategy as we expand to include […]

Embraer Introduces Best-in-Class 5,800-feet Cabin Altitude

Embraer has announced the enhancement of the flight experience aboard its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 mid-cabin business jets. The cabin altitude of these two revolutionary aircraft is already considered among the lowest on the market, but the maximum cabin altitude has been further reduced to a best-in-class 5,800 ft (1.768 m). “With our focus […]

Rolls-Royce Welcomes EgyptAir as New Trent 1000 Operator

Rolls-Royce has welcomed EgyptAir as a new Trent 1000 engine operator, following its decision to lease six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from AerCap. The aircraft will be powered by the latest version of the Trent 1000, the Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology). This engine incorporates technologies from the Trent XWB and Advance […]

This is Airbus Largest Single Announcement Ever

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements […]