Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Russia And China To Jointly Develop Engine For Widebody Airliner

Russia and China have agreed to develop a gas-turbine engine for the joint commercial aircraft (LRWBCA). The memorandum of cooperation was signed by Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) and China’s AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. (AECC CAE) at Aviation Expo China 2017 in Beijing. UEC says the program’s priorities are to research the widebody aircraft […]

Russia And China To Partner On Engine For New Widebody

Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Company calling for the joint development of a turbofan engine for the proposed new Russian-Chinese widebody known as the C929 in China and the LRWBA (long-range widebody aircraft) in Russia. The MOU, signed during Aviation Expo China […]

Bombardier Continues To Expand Worldwide Parts Availability

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed its continued expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft recently opened parts depots in Miami, Florida and Tianjin, China. Combined with its two-year warranty […]

Northrop Grumman To Acquire Orbital ATK For US$9.2bn

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, and Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately US$7.8bn in cash, plus the assumption of US$1.4bn in net debt. Orbital ATK shareholders will receive all-cash consideration of US$134.50 […]

Aeromexico Goes Live With MRO Software

Aeromexico went live with AMOS MRO software finishing its two-phase implementation approach, according to Swiss-AS, the software supplier. At the end of last year, the airline’s Boeing fleet went live with AMOS.  Now the Embraer fleet is fully managed into it, as well. Aeromexico is already planning the further adoption of emerging technologies in aircraft […]

Airbus Prints Titanium Part For A350 Pylon

Airbus says it has installed the first 3D-printed titanium part on an in-production aircraft. Production of the A350 bracket, part of the engine pylon, “is the first step towards qualification of more complex 3D-printed parts to be installed on production aircraft,” says Airbus. One reason for the cautious adoption of 3D printing, also known as […]

Dubai Just Signed Airbus To Help It Market Properties

Airbus is out to prove it is more than a plane manufacturer, with a new agreement that will call upon it to help Dubai promote and market new developments and properties. The aircraft manufacturer signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) today at Cityscape Global to leverage its aerospace and defense […]

Air Canada Invests In New Robots To Wash Aircraft

The airline will purchase three Aerowash robots to automate exterior aircraft cleaning. Swedish-based Aerowash has received the first order for its latest generation automated washing robots. Three of the company’s new robots will be supplied to Air Canada through an exclusive distribution agreement with Service and Maintenance De Castel. Aerowash did not disclose the price […]

Chinese Lessors Must Tread Carefully With Local Demand

China’s voracious appetite for new aircraft has caused Boeing to raise its long-term demand forecast for the country. The U.S. manufacturer predicts that China will require 7,240 new aircraft through 2036, comprised of 5,420 narrowbodies, 1,490 widebodies, 180 freighters and 150 regional aircraft. The total is 6.3% higher than 2016’s 20-year forecast. “China’s continuous economic […]

New Agreement With United Airlines Increases A350 XWB Order To 45

United Airlines has increased the number of A350 XWB aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 widebody aircraft to replace older, less efficient aircraft, supporting future growth at the airline. The A350-900 is the cornerstone member of the A350XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) family, […]