Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Gulfstream Begins G500 Deliveries to Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500™ has been delivered to its first European customer. An undisclosed Western-Europe-based charter operator took delivery of the aircraft in Savannah. The G500 earned certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on Oct. 11 and is in service in North America, Brazil, the Middle East and Europe. The […]

Airbus Increases A350-1000 Maximum Seating Capacity to 480

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has been cleared by EASA to increase its A350-1000 maximum seating capacity from 440 up to 480 through the installation of modified Type A+ exit. The permission to develop a new emergency exit system with a dual-lane evacuation slide on all four pairs of doors was granted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). […]

Russia to Produce Six MC-21 Aircraft in 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to roll out the first six serially-built MC-21 jets in 2021, double that number in 2022, before ramping up production of the country’s advanced mid-haul airliners to 25 units a year by 2023, reveals Valery Okulov, counsellor to UAC’s general director and former head of Aeroflot. “By 2025 we […]

Secret Debut of Boeing 737 MAX 10

Reading Time: < 1 minute First it was Boeing 777X which secretly debuted in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing had been hit in that time. Now, it is Boeing 737 MAX 10, even when another member of this troubled family, 737 MAX 8, is grounded all over the world. The 737 MAX 10 is the largest aircraft […]

Did You Know That Airbus Aircraft Have Identical Flight Decks?

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to aviation regulations, it is forbidden for passengers to visit the pilot cockpit during a flight. However, aviation fans might have this opportunity. Everyone, who has visited different types of Airbus aircraft, has noticed that all of these aircraft decks made them feel as if they were on the same aircraft. And actually, they […]

Boeing 787: Once a Troubled Child – Now a Chance of Survival

Reading Time: < 1 minute While Boeing 737 MAX is grounded and comes under close scrutiny, while Boeing 737 NG aircraft is dealing with some problems related to the cracks on the “pickle fork” structure, Boeing 787 program comes with a help. During Dubai Airshow 2019 the Dreamliner program has already secured over 30 orders. What once seemed to be […]

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 […]