Category: Manufacturers & MRO

The First Boeing 727 Made It’s Last Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the Museum of Flight made the final flight of the first ever built Boeing 727 from its Restoration Center down to the actual museum, we look back at the history of the Boeing 727 program. This specific aircraft, N7001U, has spent the past 25 years at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center up at Paine […]

Is Boeing Looking to Introduce a Brand-New Aircraft Class?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing Co has been looking to introduce a whole new aircraft class to the market—the mid-market aircraft. However, the corporation’s VP of Marketing, Randy Tinseth, said the prospect posed a “tough market case.” The mid-market aircraft would range between the narrow-body, or single-aisle aircraft, and the larger wide-body aircraft. Size classification between the two is […]

Bombardier Q300 Freighter With a Large Cargo Door

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Air Inuit Ltd. announced today that they are working together on a passenger-to-freighter conversion for the Q300 turboprop aircraft. The freighter will include a large cargo door. Dorval, Québec-based Air Inuit, a long-time operator of Q300 aircraft has championed this modification and will be the launch customer for the conversion. In […]

Airbus’ Internationalization and Partnership with China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has taken additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China as construction gets underway for the Airbus A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China. The A330 C&DC will be co-located at the same site as the Airbus Tianjin A320 Family Final Assembly Line and the […]

SR Technics Partners With S7E for CFM56 Maintenance

Reading Time: 2 minutes SR Technics, one of the world’s leading providers of technical solutions to airlines, is proud to announce a cooperation with S7 ENGINEERING (S7E), a part of ENGINEERING Holding, to provide Russian and CIS aircraft operators and owners with engine maintenance and on-wing services for CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines. The two companies signed a long-term agreement […]

Pratt & Whitney’s Testing Issues For A320neo Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes UTC’s Pratt & Whitney has suffered a fresh problem during testing of new aircraft engines for the Airbus A320neo, but flight trials of the latest version of Europe’s best-selling airliner are continuing, people familiar with the matter said. The problem occurred when an oil pump failed after an engine had been deliberately shut down in […]

Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer has rolled out its first next-generation E-Jet, an E190-E2, at its factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The E190-E2’s first flight is slated for the second half of 2016 with first deliveries expected to take place in 2018. The E2s are exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared turbofan engines. Before a crowd of […]

One-Stop Component Support For Russia and Eurasian Customs Union

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa Technik has adapted its well-established Total Component Support TCS® one-stop component solution to customs regulations and supply chain requirements in Russia and the Eurasian Customs Union. This custom-tailored TCS® product for the region is provided through Lufthansa Technik Vostok Services, the Moscow-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik. “The valuable new features we have added […]

Embraer to Expand MTOW and Wingspan of E195-E2

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer is increasing the maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) and wingspan of its E195-E2 jet, adding 450 nm of maximum range in standard performance. Embraer COO-commercial aviation Luis Carlos Affonso announced the change while speaking to reporters and analysts gathered at Embraer’s headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, for the Feb. 25 rollout of its […]

Airbus Raising A330 Production in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus will boost A330 production to seven aircraft per month in 2017 after cutting production of the widebody to just six per month this year. Airbus had been producing 10 A330s monthly through the 2015 third quarter, but cut back to nine in last year’s December quarter and six starting in January. But as the […]