Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Lufthansa A350
Breaking: Lufthansa Orders 10 Brand-new Widebody Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Monday, Lufthansa announced that it had placed an order for ten brand-new long-haul widebody jets, split equally between Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. In 2022, Lufthansa will be taking over five Boeing 787-9s that have already been manufactured for other airlines. Airbus A350-900s will be delivered at some point in 2027-2028. The […]

E195-E2
Embraer Sells 30 E195-E2 Aircraft to an Unidentified Customer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embraer that has recently reported its Q1 results mentioned the purchase of 30 E195-E2s from an unidentified customer. It is a sudden improvement as the manufacturer sold just two commercial airplanes over the past year. It is unknown who ordered the 30 E195-E2s, but the deal was put forward on April 23 and deliveries will […]

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Airbus Reports Profit but Admits Uncertainties Prevail

Reading Time: < 1 minute The aerospace giant Airbus has posted a profit for Q1 but at the same time has admitted that the “crisis is not over.” Based on the information it has provided in the report, 125 commercial aircraft were delivered, which is more than in Q1 2020. They included nine A220s, 105 A320 family, one A330 and […]

EASA
EASA Asks Operators to Replace Some Airbus A320 Fuel Pumps

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA has released an Airworthiness Directive (AD) concerning the fuel pumps on various A320 family aircraft. The authority explains that the issue, if not solved, imposes a risk of a fuel tank explosion. According to the document, a loose locking pin on the impeller shaft could cause sparks which might be dangerous if the pump […]

Boeing
Boeing Raises Retirement Age for CEO Dave Calhoun

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has raised a mandatory retirement age for its current CEO, 64-year-old CEO Dave Calhoun. He would have had to retire at 65 years old, but the company has given him another five years to remain in the leading position. Calhoun took the helm right in the middle of the Boeing 733 MAX scandal when […]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
FAA Requires Inspection of All US Registered Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has issued an airworthiness directive to initiate checks of all Boeing 787 Dreamliners registered in the US. The move comes because of the disengaging decompression panels on the aircraft type. The increased scrutiny of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners started four months after the FAA lifted the ban on operating Boeing 787 MAX that lasted […]

Turkish Airlines Resumed Boeing 737 MAX Operation
Turkish Airlines Resumed Boeing 737 MAX Operation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines put one of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back into service following the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Boeing 737 MAX lift. The first flight Turkish Airlines made using its Boeing 737 MAX after the type’s grounding was from Istanbul airport to Ankara. TK2138 took off from Istanbul Airport […]

Boeing 737 MAX Accounts for Over 80% of Boeing’s Q1 Deliveries
Boeing 737 MAX Accounts for Over 80% of Boeing’s Q1 Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has released its results for Q1 of 2021, showing that Boeing 737 MAX deliveries made up over 80% of the total figure. All in all, 77 aircraft were delivered, with 63 being Boeing 737 MAX contribution. The total of 77 aircraft consisted of one 747, five 767s, six 777s, two 787s and 63 737 […]

Airbus Deliveries Surge in March – 72 Commercial Aircraft Delivered
Airbus Deliveries Surge in March – 72 Commercial Aircraft Delivered

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European plane maker Airbus reports 72 commercial aircraft deliveries for March. The company delivered 4 A220, 60 A320 Family (57neo), and 8 A350. The aircraft were distributed between 34 customers, including IndiGo, Delta, Wizz Air, Frontier Airlines, Lufthansa, Viva Air, and more.  Total deliveries to date in 2021 are 125 to 44 customers. Airbus […]

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Blue Air Launches Its First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Romanian carrier Blue Air has already received its first Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and operated its first commercial flight from Bucharest to Lisbon on April 2nd, the day after its inaugural flight. The new aircraft, delivered to the airline on April 1st and put into service on April 2nd, will be deployed on the […]