Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

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British Airways owner IAG to order 50 B737 MAX jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways owner IAG has agreed to order 50 B737 MAX aircraft delivered between 2023 and 2027. The order for 25 737-8-200 and 25 737 MAX 10 jets for short-haul operations at IAG-owned airlines is worth $6.25 billion. However, the company said it had negotiated a substantial discount, as is typical. “The addition of new […]

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Boeing Plans to Increase B737 MAX Production to 31 Aircraft per Month

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last month, it released its first-quarter results, detailing several key figures and plans, including projections about the production of B737 MAX airplanes. The report stated: “Boeing has nearly completed the global safe return to service of the 737 MAX and the fleet has flown more than one million total flight hours since late 2020. The […]

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Flight Control Experts Propose an Update to B737 MAX Cockpit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two prominent flight control experts and whistleblowers — one ex- Boeing, one ex- FAA — have submitted a proposal to the U.S. Senate committee overseeing aviation to upgrade Boeing’s 737 MAX cockpit to current design standards. According to Seattle Times, the crew alerting system is outdated, has published a detailed report about it. Boeing may […]

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Arajet Orders 20 B737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dominican Republic-based Arajet placed another order for 20 Boeing 737 MAXs, choosing the higher capacity 737-8-200 variant. The new order was announced as part of its launch ceremony on March 14. The airline plans to use its tactical position between the United States and South America to offer low connecting fares for those living in […]

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Boeing Will Donate US$2 Million to Support Humanitarian Response in Ukraine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing announced on Thursday that it will be donating $2 million to support humanitarian response efforts in Ukraine.  “The conflict unfolding in Ukraine is leading to a significant humanitarian emergency, and Boeing will take action to support the Ukrainian people,” said Dave Calhoun, Boeing president and CEO. “Our thoughts are with all those who have […]

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Airbus Will not Supply Parts to Russian Operators

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus halted the supply of components to Russia and ceased supporting Russian airlines. The announcement late on Tuesday came as aircraft and engine manufacturers, lessors and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers with Russian clients face various EU and U.S. bans, including leasing planes, exporting new aircraft and providing parts. Airbus said on Wednesday: “In […]

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Ukraine Confirms the World’s Largest Aircraft Has Been Destroyed

Reading Time: < 1 minute The world’s largest plane, the Antonov AN-225, was destroyed by Russia during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian officials confirmed on Sunday. The enormous airplane, named “Mriya,” or “dream” in Ukrainian, was parked at an airfield near Kyiv when it was attacked by “Russian occupants.” Weapons manufacturer Ukroboronprom estimated that restoring the “Mriya” would cost […]

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Airbus Is About to Test Hydrogen Engine on A380 Superjumbo

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has collaborated with CFM International to test hydrogen propulsion on an A380, its largest airplane. The flights on the aircraft that will include a modified version of the current engine will begin in 2026. The aim is to prepare for entry-into-service of a zero-emission plane by 2035. “This is the most significant step undertaken […]

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SmartLynx Airlines Orders Six A321-200(P2F)s

Reading Time: < 1 minute SmartLynx Airlines has ordered six A321-200(P2F)s from Elbe Flugzeugwerke as it plans to enhance its operations on behalf of DHL Express. “We are delighted to work with EFW towards our goal of becoming the largest operator of A321 cargo freighters, as we are convinced that this type of aircraft will become the top choice for […]

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Airbus Aims to Deliver 720 Aircraft This Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute Optimistic on a stable rebound in the aviation industry, Airbus expects to deliver 720 commercial aircrafts this year. Deliveries of new Airbus aircraft are set to grow 18% to a total of around 720 this year, the company said, surpassing the 2017 level but still far away from its record high of 863 planes. “We […]