Category: Manufacturers & MRO

SaM146 Powered Be-200: New Details Revealed

Reading Time: 1 minute Re-engined with PowerJet SaM 146 turbofans, Russia’s Beriev Be-200 amphibian is scheduled to make its maiden flight in March 2020, with Russian certification delayed until November 2021. The first of several new engines for the programme will be supplied in December 2019. The project leaders are hoping to eventually win type certification from Europe’s EASA […]

Airbus Delivers 100th A320 Family Aircraft Assembled in the US

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has delivered its 100th aircraft from the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. The A320neo, serial number (MSN) 8580, was delivered to Frontier Airlines. The aircraft features two horses, Meadow & West, on its tailplane. Airbus’ Mobile facility is delivering four A320 Family aircraft per month and has delivered to eight U.S.-based customers […]

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Royal Air Maroc

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline’s fleet. The new airplane offers more seats and more range, which will help Morocco’s flag carrier grow its international business. In 2015, the airline was the first in the Mediterranean to fly the […]

Boeing Launches Longest-Range Business Jet Ever

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing Business Jets announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built. Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of […]

Avolon Firms Up Order for 100 A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Ireland-headquartered aircraft lessor Avolon has firmed up an order for 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. The agreement is the single largest order for Airbus aircraft ever placed by Avolon. The agreement takes Avolon’s cumulative orders with Airbus to 284 aircraft (240 single-aisles and 44 widebody aircraft) including the A321neo, the A330neo and the A350 XWB. […]

Embraer and NAC Sign Firm Order for Three E190 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer has signed a firm contract for three E190 aircraft with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the global leader in regional aircraft leasing. This agreement was announced as a Letter of Intent (LoI) in July at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show. The firm order has a value of USD 156 million, based on Embraer’s list prices, […]

Boeing Completes KC-46 Phase II Receiver Testing

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program has completed its planned Phase II receiver certification flight testing following three weeks of flights with F-15E aircraft out of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing and U.S. Air Force KC-46 crews kicked off receiver certification testing with F-16 aircraft in April 2018. Since then the joint team also completed testing […]

Boeing Delivers Its 2,000th Airplane to China

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. The milestone and the pace at which it was reached reflect the accelerating growth in the world’s largest commercial aviation market. Boeing delivered its first 1,000 airplanes to Chinese airlines over four decades. The next 1,000 Boeing jets have now […]

Fuselage of MC-21-300 Aircraft Delivered to Zhukovsky

Reading Time: 1 minute The fuselage of the MC-21-300 aircraft, designed for endurance tests, was delivered to the Ramenskoye airfield (the city of Zhukovsky) from the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (part of the UAC). Specialists of the Corporation together with employees of enterprises participating in cooperation and TsAGI staff will assemble the MC-21-300 […]

ALC Takes Delivery of its First US-Manufactured A321 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken delivery of its first US-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, will be leased to Denver-based Frontier Airlines and features Xavier the Mountain Goat on its vertical tail and Sharklets. The aircraft is also the first U.S.-made A321ceo to enter Frontier’s fleet. […]