Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Boeing Shuts Down Washington State Factories for Two Weeks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Considering the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak in Washington and taking additional precautionary measures, Boeing has halted production operations at its Puget Sound area facilities for 14 days starting from 25 March, 2020. The Boeing’s Puget Sound area facilities include the biggest planemaker’s commercial aviation production factories in the Seattle area, one in Renton […]

Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 Test Plane Soars for the Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some good news from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. The Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), the first SpaceJet M90 in final, certifiable baseline configuration has successfully completed its first flight. The first commercial plane manufactured in Japan operated an ordinary approximately 2-hour test flight under normal operating conditions over the Pacific Ocean. The captain of the flight […]

Airbus Shuts Down Production in Spain and France for Four Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has announced it pauses production in France and Spain for the next four days to comply with new emergency measures introduced by the governments in order to fight the spread of the coronavirus in both countries. During these several days the planemaker is determined to secure working places with conditions suitable for safe operations. […]

Boeing Sees More Cancellations Than Orders in February

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has reported its February results which are not much positive. The US planemaker noted more cancellations than new orders for its commercial aircraft: 18 gross orders vs 46 cancellations. In the result, this year Boeing’s order book has declined by 28 planes in total. Nevertheless, Boeing has succeeded in securing at least some gross […]

Airbus Logs No Orders in February. Coronavirus Impact?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has announced it February results which seem to be not very positive, as the European planemaker recorded no single order in the last month of winter. Is it only a coincidence with the outbreak of coronavirus? Since the beginning of 2020 Airbus secured a total of 274 orders for its commercial aircraft. Therefore, it […]

Sounds of Boeing 777X Ground Tests Make Houses Shake

Reading Time: < 1 minute Late last Tuesday night residents near the Boeing Field in Seattle were blitzed with a loud noise created by the jet engine. The unusual noise appeared to be the outcome of ground tests run on Boeing 777-9 aircraft. King County Airport provided Boeing with an approval to conduct engine tests on the 777X aircraft between […]

First Flight of Concorde: True Aviation Engineering Marvel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Concorde. The icon. The legend. The aviation engineering marvel. Today it celebrates the special event. On this day, 2 March, in 1969 the stylish Concorde took off for the maiden flight. Only 14 aircraft in service (out of 20 built in total), only two airlines operating the type (Air France and British Airways), only two […]

Eco-Friendly Supersonic Commercial Aircraft: Is It Real?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the Concorde stopped speeding across the Atlantic in 2003, no supersonic commercial aircraft took into the sky. The aircraft was mainly retired due to the consequences of the 25 July 2000 Air France Concorde crash, lower interest in air travel following 11 September, 2001,events and high operating costs. However, there were some other key […]

Debris in Boeing 737 MAX Fuel Tanks: Saga of Twists and Turns

Reading Time: < 1 minute Never-ending problems of the Boeing 737 MAX have already become a one-year saga of twists and turns. This time Boeing has discovered ‘foreign object debris’ in the fuel tanks of grounded MAX aircraft, Leeham News reported. Following the discovery, Boeing has ordered inspections of its entire grounded 737 MAX fleet, consisting of over 400 planes. […]

Blow to Airbus: US Further Increases Tariffs on Aircraft from EU

Reading Time: 2 minutes The long-lasting dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers is intensifying. The United States has announced that starting March, 2020, it is raising tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union from 10% to 15%. Although the tariff is set on a variety of products imported from the EU, ranging from some types of meat, cheese, […]