Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Confidence Boost in Boeing 737 MAX: Will It Ever Regain Trust?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai Airshow 2019 has brought Boeing some exciting news and encouraging deals. Primarily, the great confidence boost in struggling Boeing 737 MAX program – Air Astana and SunExpress have placed orders on the type. For the troubled and for more than eight months grounded aircraft over the safety concerns, it is a great leap forward. […]

Airbus Beluga XL Readies to Enter Service: Gets EASA Type Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beluga XL, the giant airlifter with maximum payload of 51 tons (able to carry approximately seven adult elephants at once) has finally received EASA type certification. This milestone brings closer the date this massive aircraft will enter service in 2020.  The BelugaXL allows for 30% extra transport capacity being seven metres longer and one metre […]

First Flight of Ilyushin IL-114-300 Postponed until Late 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ilyushin, which is part of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has revealed more details about the status of its IL-114-300 passenger turboprop programme, which it says is proceeding towards its first flight “in late 2020”. The IL-114-300, which is an updated version of the original Ilyushin IL-114 that, in the Soviet Union era, were produced […]

Airbus Takes Another Key Step to Strengthen Its Presence in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has announced that it is strengthening its cooperation and presence in China. With the aim to increase the number and type of aircraft produced in this country, the aircraft manufacturer and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Therefore, one of the main objectives focuses on the increase of the A320 and A330 family […]

Airbus Ahead of Boeing: Enjoys Inflow of Hundreds of Orders

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus is currently enjoying a huge inflow of orders from around the world – during the past three months the European conglomerate managed to secure nearly 500 bookings, over 300 commitments are solely from Asia. The biggest orders’ boost came in the last days of October during which Airbus collected the major part of these […]

Launch of Gulfstream G700 Marks Most Recent Aviation Milestone

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a month also marked by Qantas’ record-breaking nonstop flight from New York to Sydney, the plan to build the world’s largest private jet reminds us how the industry is shifting the way we fly. The race for the world’s biggest private jet just got better. Gulfstream unveiled the G700 in an intent to dethrone […]

Gulfstream Introduces the All-New Gulfstream G700

Reading Time: 3 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. introduced its new flagship – the Gulfstream G700TM. The G700 blends proven ultralong-range, speed and performance with flight-deck innovation and cutting-edge cabin creation to offer customers an unprecedented aircraft experience. “The Gulfstream G700 takes the very best elements from our most innovative products and unites them with cutting-edge advances to create an […]

Beloved Qantas 747 Becomes Rolls-Royce Flying Testbed

Reading Time: 3 minutes A much-loved Qantas passenger aircraft retired from commercial service this weekend to begin life as a Rolls-Royce flying testbed. The aircraft will be used to test current and future jet engine technology that will transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency. The Boeing 747-400 – with the registration of VH-OJU – has […]

Bombardier’s Global 5500 & 6500 Jets Awarded EASA Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier announced that its two latest additions to the Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in the European Union. This certification comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification and entry-into-service on September 30. “This milestone […]

Boeing Considers Launching Re-Engined 767-XF

Reading Time: < 1 minute Multiple reports reveal that Boeing is considering the possibility of launching a re-engined Boeing 767 cargo aircraft called the 767-XF. The passenger model of this type is also a matter of study. According to FlightGlobal, the main Boeing’s focus is on the opportunity of developing enhanced aircraft to serve air freight market. The new plane […]