Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Russia’s MC-21 Aircraft to Make Its Long-Awaited Public Debut

Reading Time: 2 minutes The wait is over. Russia’s new MC-21 narrow-body medium-haul aircraft is to be shown for the first time at the MAKS 2019 air show. The principal hope of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation – which is now under the management of Rostec – was first expected to make an appearance two years ago at the MAKS […]

Older Boeing Aircraft Types on Peak Demand Amid 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Boeing 737 MAX crisis has already turned into a global problem resulting in lost revenues, disruptions in air travel as well as growing lack of trust in aviation safety in general. There are a lot of angles to monitor this situation from. From the Boeing company’s perspective, these are enormous efforts to return grounded aircraft […]

Airbus Sees Insatiable Hunger for Its Widebody Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has released the review of its performance in July in terms of aircraft orders and deliveries. As the report shows, performance indicators are growing: 33 orders and 69 deliveries across its all product lines. If we talk about orders, the major demand is seen for the widebody planes. 20 A350 XWBs were booked by […]

First A330neo Supplements AirAsia Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute AirAsia has received its first Airbus A330neo aircraft through the leasing company Avolon. The new widebody will be operated by AirAsia X Thailand, a long-haul affiliate of AirAsia. According to Airbus, one more aircraft of this type is scheduled to be delivered to the airline by the end of this year. The statement says that […]

First Customer Delivery of the All-New Gulfstream G600

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, business-jet aircraft manufacturer, announced about the first customer delivery of its Gulfstream G600 ultralong-range business jet. The name of the customer remained undisclosed but the manufacturer revealed it was a US customer which welcomed the first G600 at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters. The aircraft has collected nearly 100,000 test flight hours in the […]

Will Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine Problems See the End?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rolls-Royce, one of the leading manufacturers of aircraft engines, said it is making steady progress with Trent 1000 engines to eliminate issues and make grounded aircraft airborne again. However, the progress appears to be slightly below the original plans, meaning that safe take-off of Boeing 787 planes powered by the Trent 1000 engines will be […]

Boeing in Discussions with Chinese 737 MAX Customers

Reading Time: 1 minute In order not to lose its Chinese customers, Boeing is holding another series of discussions on the Boeing 737 MAX issues. The aircraft manufacturer expects to gather for talks with the representatives from such airlines as China Southern, Air China, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Since April 2019 this is the second round […]

Airbus Kicks off with the A220 Production in the US

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has officially started manufacturing the A220 aircraft at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility, in the US. With such a move the aircraft manufacturer aims to meet and increase the demand for its A220 program among the US customers. The first team of the workers for the 220 program have just completed their on-the-job training […]

Airbus A320: From CEO to NEO

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1984 is the year to remember. Every Airbus fan knows the day when the Airbus A320 was launched. Air France was the first Airbus customer to operate this type of aircraft in 1988. A320 family aircraft fly on every continent and it is often a top-choice around the globe from low-cost carriers to full-service airlines […]

Boeing 777X: First Flight Delayed but Deliveries Remain on Schedule?

Reading Time: 1 minute One more Boeing’s hope went into trouble. The long-awaited 777X model, which was initially scheduled to go on the first flight in 2019, was announced to have its maiden flight pushed until the early 2020. The delay appeared due to the engine problems announced in June. Correspondingly, the first deliveries to airlines are at risk […]