Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

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Airbus Says It Will Focus on Improving Its Existing Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury has said that the plane manufacturer is looking at enhancing its existing aircraft models. “We have a good portfolio of platforms; we believe the evolution will be on those platforms, on systems, connectivity, energy management and decarbonisation,” he told the A4E Aviation Summit, asked where Airbus’ main product development focus lay. […]

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Southwest Has Increased Its Boeing 737 MAX 7 Order by 34

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to a recent regulatory filing, Southwest Airlines has increased its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 aircraft, bringing the total order book for that airplane to 234 units. The airline said it would exercise options to increase its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 planes. Before making a move, Southwest had 350 […]

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Flair Airlines Takes Its First Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX to support its summer expansion. The delivered aircraft registered as C-FLEJ is one of the 13 new Boeing 737 MAX airplanes Flair said it would be ordering in January 2021. “Our efficient new aircraft will provide us the foundation to execute […]

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Airbus Plans to Return Production to Pre-pandemic Levels

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus said it would increase production of its A320neo to 64 aircraft per month by the second quarter of 2023. It is even more than the average output in 2019. The leading plane maker also asked its supply chain to adjust operations to allow a further rise to 70 aircraft in 2024. “The aviation sector […]

SMBC Aviation Capital Expands 737 MAX Portfolio to 121 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and SMBC Aviation Capital yesterday announced the lessor is positioning its portfolio for air traffic recovery by ordering 14 additional 737-8 jets, growing its 737 MAX portfolio. The new order comes as airlines prepare for a robust return to air travel and modernize their narrowbody fleets to reduce fuel use and carbon emissions. “We […]

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FAA Approves Boeing’s Fix For 737 MAX Electrical Issue

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has approved Boeing’s fix to an electrical issue for 737 MAX. Due to the problem, over 100 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded since April. “After gaining final approvals from the FAA, we have issued service bulletins for the affected fleet,” Boeing told Reuters. “We’ll continue to stay close to our customers as they […]

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SmartLynx Airlines Enters Long-haul Market by Adding 5 Airbus A330

Reading Time: < 1 minute SmartLynx, a full-service EU-based ACMI and charter operator, has recently announced it will add 5 Airbus A330 to support its cargo service portfolio. The airline has been operating Airbus A320 and A321 types of airplanes for years. However, since air cargo demand has reached a peak, the carrier is adapting to changing market demand by […]

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Qantas to Activate Five E190s and Expand Adelaide Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to a growing travel demand, Qantas is launching further five E190s for its domestic operations. The Embraer E190 aircraft will be deployed in Adelaide as part of a deal with Alliance Airlines. The agreement allows Qantas to utilize up to 14 aircraft provided by Alliance Airlines. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said, „The E190 […]

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Airbus A320 Family: 6 Striking Facts & Figures

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fly-by-wire technology, side-stick controls and cockpit commonality in commercial aircraft all together form a paradise called Airbus A320 Family. Nevertheless, in a world where freedom of choice and diversity of options are more available than ever, it’s easy to get lost. After all, besides Airbus, there’re many other successful aircraft manufacturers, such as Bombardier, ATR, […]

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Icelandic startup PLAY to Receive Its First Airbus A320neo Shortly

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandic startup airline PLAY will receive its first aircraft – Airbus A320neo – at the beginning of June. Two more aircraft will follow in July. In the meantime, PLAY pilots are completing simulator training in the UK in preparation for the first passenger flight, which is planned for June 24th. The airline that intends to […]