Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Boeing 777X to Miss Its Planned Entry into Service Next Year?

Reading Time: < 1 minute While Boeing continues testing its 777X aircraft program, some airlines raise doubts over its entry into commercial service in 2021, as it is currently planned. The concerns have been expressed by the largest customer for the type, Emirates, which, according to Bloomberg, expects the first delivery no sooner than 2022. In the interview with Bloomberg, […]

Boom to Roll out Its Supersonic Jet Demonstrator in October

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boom Supersonic has revealed that it will roll out its jet demonstrator, XB-1, already on 7 October, 2020. The XB-1 will demonstrate key technologies for Overture, Boom’s commercial supersonic airliner. The demonstrator features such critical technologies as advanced carbon fiber composite construction, computer-optimized high-efficiency aerodynamics, and an efficient supersonic propulsion system. XB-1 is the first […]

Airbus Sees Slight Increase in June Aircraft Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute At this time, every improvement, even the tiniest, is worth a great deal. Airbus has reported that it succeeded in handing over 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020. It is 12 planes more than in May, and 22 aircraft more than in April. The trend of increase seems to by steadily positive, although highly impacted […]

Avolon Cancels Order for Additional 27 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even though Boeing is close to re-certification of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft, the recent series of orders’ termination seems to continue further. This time aircraft leasing company Avolon has announced about the cancellation of commitments for 27 aircraft of the type. This cancellations come in addition to 75 dropped bookings for the 737 MAX […]

ATR Aims to Validate Its Aircraft Type Certification in China

Reading Time: < 1 minute ATR is making efforts to clear way for its aircraft to enter China. The France-based planemaker has announced about the progress of the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948, also known as the ATR 42-600, in China. A three-hour certification flight test took off and landed in Toulouse in the beginning of […]

BOC Aviation Cancels Order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Singapore, joined the list of those making changes to Boeing 737 MAX orders. The company has terminated bookings for 30 MAX aircraft and deferred the delivery of some more, Reuters reports. Even though the company has decided to decrease the aircraft order book, its representatives emphasize that […]

Airbus: Future of Autonomous Take-Offs and Landings is Near?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another milestone in the autonomous aircraft operations field. After the two-year test program, Airbus has completed its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. With over 500 test flights, Airbus achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and landing of a commercial aircraft through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology – a world-first in […]

Painted MC-21-300 to Continue Certification Test Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MC-21-300 test aircraft, painted at Spektr-Avia, Ulyanovsk, returned to Ramenskoye airfield (Zhukovsky, Moscow region), where it will continue its flights under the certification test program. The aircraft is equipped with a passenger cabin with a maximum capacity of 211 economy class seats. The salon features increased width of seats and minimum aisle width. The […]

Boeing to Slow Down 737 MAX Production Again?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Amid the news of the approaching 737 MAX certification flight, Spirit AeroSystems has cast some doubts over further production of the type. The main supplier of 737 MAX fuselage parts said that Boeing has requested “to pause additional work on four 737 MAX shipsets and avoid starting production on sixteen 737 MAX shipsets to be […]

EASA Issues World’s First Type Certificate for Fully Electric Plane

Reading Time: < 1 minute After over a decade of research and development, Pipistrel, a small aircraft designer and manufacturer, has made a breakthrough in a new aviation – electric aviation. Battery powered aircraft Pipistrel Velis Electro has been issued type certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first type certification worldwide of a fully […]