Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Bombardier C Series Aircraft Route-proving Takes Off in Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that it has commenced CS100 aircraft route-proving exercises in Europe. The month-long program is underway with a dedicated CS100 route-proving aircraft operated by Bombardier from launch operator Swiss International Air Lines’ (“SWISS”) base in Zurich, Switzerland. The route-proving exercises are scheduled to include main European cities such a Brussels, Vienna and […]

Iran Invites Boeing To Talk About Plane Purchases

Reading Time: 1 minute Iran has invited U.S. planemaker Boeing Co (BA.N) to Tehran to discuss purchasing jetliners aimed at revamping its aging fleet hit by decades of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic, state TV reported on Friday. In February, Iran’s deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan told Reuters the country was ready to buy at least 100 […]

IATA Announces: Air Freight Makes Solid Start to 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015. This continues the improving trend witnessed toward the end of 2015, and is the fastest pace since April of last year. The freight load […]

First U.S. Built A321

Reading Time: 1 minute Painting of the first U.S.-built A321 has been completed as it emerged from the paintshop in Mobile, Alabama in its JetBlue livery. This latest milestone shows that the first aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility is progressing well on its route to first flight and delivery in spring 2016. The aircraft […]

Are We Watching The Sunset of A380?

Reading Time: 4 minutes It has been ten years since the inaugural flight of Airbus A380, the world’s biggest passenger airliner. There is a lot of talks that A380 project is living its last days, because of poor orders in 2015. The Iran’s crazy “shopping”, after the sanctions on investments in oil, gas and petrochemicals, exports of refined petroleum […]

Embraer $81 Million Net Result Reflects Loss from Republic Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazilian manufacturer Embraer reported net income of $80.8 million for 2015, down 76.8% from the company’s $347.7 million net profit in 2014. Embraer’s 2015 revenue was $5.93 billion, down 5.7% year-over-year (YOY) from the manufacturer’s 2014 revenue of $6.29 billion. Embraer’s operating expenses for the year fell 2.6% YOY to $5.6 billion, resulting in operating profits […]

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 […]