Category: Manufacturers & MRO

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB Takes Shape

Reading Time: 1 minute Final assembly of the first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has begun and is taking shape at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.  The wing-fuselage junction and the installation of the vertical and horizontal tailplane have been completed. After this station, the first JAL A350 XWB will be in the next assembly station […]

SSJ100 Corporate Airline Project to be Launched

Reading Time: 1 minute At the Russian Investment Forum 2019 VEB-leasing, the JSC “United Aircraft Corporation” (UAC), “Business Aviation Center” of the Vnukovo airport and the National Reserve Corporation (NRC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding aimed at the SSJ100 corporate airline project realization. 56-seated aircraft with the business layout are supposed to perform irregular flights (arranged upon request for […]

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

Reading Time: 3 minutes A record-breaking Boeing 777X jetliner is almost ready for long-awaited rollout which is expected to happen already this month, in February 2019. Last month Boeing revealed that world’s biggest engines, GE9X, were already installed under the wings of the first 777X test aircraft. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of […]

Embraer Delivers 181 Total Jets in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer delivered a total of 181 jets in 2018, of which 90 were commercial aircraft and 91 were executive jets (64 light and 27 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 85 to 95 for the commercial aviation market, while business aviation market deliveries were below the 105 to 125 […]

Middle East to Require $745 Billion in Aviation Services?

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing projects the Middle East will require $745 billion in aviation services through 2037 to keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic in the region, according to a new report. The high value services market is largely driven by the demand for nearly 3,000 new commercial airplanes in the Middle East over the next […]

Global 7500 Business Jet Certified by EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier announced that the industry flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe. The Global 7500 business jet earned its type certification from Transport Canada in September 2018, followed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November 2018, […]

Qantas Cancels Order for Airbus A380. What’s Next?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has announced cancelling the order for 8 Airbus A380, double-deck, widebody, four-engine airliners. The long-suffering superjumbo got another blow. Therefore, the airline which has 12 A80s in its fleet said it “remains committed to a major upgrade of its existing A380s, which begins in mid-calendar 2019”. Airbus in Talks with […]

Russia Allocates 10.5 Billion Roubles For MC-21

Reading Time: 1 minute The MC-21, Russia’s advanced narrow-body airliner programme, remains under the close supervision of the country’s government, which is also continuing to contribute sponsorship funds directly from the federal budget. The latest allocation of state funds authorised by government decree and which came into effect on February 6, is in line with the government’s aim to […]

Bombardier Boosts CRJ Program with a New Model

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uncertainty which has been recently surrounding the CRJ Series finally put to an end. Bombardier, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer, has boosted its CRJ regional aircraft program by announcing the launch of a new aircraft model – CRJ550. According to Bombardier’s statement, this will be “the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world”. The type certificate […]

Last Boeing 727 Aircraft Carrying Passengers Retired

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manufactured in April, 1980, Boeing 727 operating for Iran Aseman Airline made its final scheduled passenger flight from Zahedan city to Tehran in the middle of January, 2019, bringing the era of 727s to an end. This was world’s last Boeing 727 carrying passengers. Particularly this aircraft was 38-years-old and the last one to carry […]