Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Airbus to Increase Mobile A320 Production to 7 Aircraft per Month

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has announced further boosting production of the A320 Family aircraft in Mobile, first US-based Airbus commercial aircraft manufacturing facility. The expansion is planned amid the 10% import tariff imposed by the US on European-made commercial aircraft. By the beginning of 2021, Airbus said it will produce seven of its A220 and A320 aircraft in […]

Engine Leasing Company Willis Goes for up to 60 CFM LEAP Engines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Willis Lease Finance Corporation has booked up to 60 CFM International LEAP engines, including both LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B on firm and option orders. According to list prices, the deal is worth nearly $900 million. In a statement the leasing specialist said that newly-acquired powerplants will be used to “support its customers operating Airbus A320neo and […]

Costly Turn in Boeing 737 MAX Crisis: Pilots Will Need Simulator Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that it will take Boeing some more time to re-certify and take its troubled 737 MAX program off the ground. The time and cost of getting this plane back to service rises as Boeing recommends MAX pilots undergoing simulator training. Before grounding of the 737 MAX, no separate simulator training for already 737 […]

BOC Aviation Goes for 20 Additional Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute An aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation has placed an order for 20 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft. Up to 12 out the 20 booked have been committed for lease to Bogota-based Avianca. “This addition of 20 new Airbus A320NEO aircraft reflects our disciplined investment strategy of building our portfolio with popular and in-demand new technology aircraft […]

Boeing 737 MAX Hit with Another Safety Issue: Wiring System

Reading Time: < 1 minute Great hopes of the Boeing Company to return its troubled 737 MAX back to service in the 1Q20 may be destroyed again. After the rigorous check in December, a new problem was identified, this time with wiring. Following the two deadly crashes, the entire Boeing 737 MAX fleet was grounded over safety concerns. For nearly […]

Boeing Loses World’s Biggest Planemaker’s Crown to Airbus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ahead of any officially released data from either Airbus or Boeing, it could be already reported that after nearly a decade Boeing has passed the crown of world’s biggest planemaker to Airbus. In order to exceed the delivery target for 2019, Airbus has put all the effort into producing to planes and handing them over […]

Which Boeing 737 Aircraft Models Are Truly Classic?

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the first time since 2015 the European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus is poised to finish the year ahead of its US rival Boeing in terms of sales, as announced by Bloomberg recently. But despite of that Boeing 737 family aircraft manufactured by American aviation giant of planes remains the most popular and best-selling commercial airplane […]

Aviation 2019: Good Things to Remember

Reading Time: 5 minutes The year of 2019 has brought the aviation industry a number of tough challenges, indeed. Issues related to aviation safety, decreasing trust in the most reliable aircraft manufacturers and regulatory authorities, a large number of aviation companies going bankrupt, etc. 2019 was rich in various events. Although it is natural for a human being to, […]

Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 Receives US Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Pearl® 15, the exclusive engine option for Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft, has received its official certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The engine, which was developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, has previously been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency […]

Rolls-Royce Unveils All-Electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rolls-Royce’s ambitions to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH […]