Category: Manufacturers & MRO

COMAC Readies to Enter Market with C919: Accelerates Flight Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes China is further progressing with the development of its own passenger aircraft – COMAC C919. Publicly introduced in 2017 after the completion of its maiden flight, the program is currently running tests on four prototypes which will be joined by two more this year. Recently, the fourth prototype, 104, has successfully joined the company of […]

Boeing Considers All Scenarios: Shutdown of 737 MAX Program Included

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has announced its financial results for the second quarter. A $3.7 billion adjusted loss in the second quarter. The largest Boeing’s loss ever caused by the 737 MAX aircraft grounding. Last year Boeing made $2.4 billion profit. In the course of six months of 2019, in turn, the company suffered heavy losses. And this […]

Cost of Boeing 737 MAX Grounding: $5 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute The Boeing Company has to accept billions in special costs in its balance sheet owing to the 737 MAX crisis. In the second quarter, an additional burden of US$4.9 billion after taxes will be incurred, the company announced on Thursday after the close of the U.S. stock market. The 737 MAX series has been grounded […]

Did You Know How New Aircraft Names Are Created?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Which aircraft types have you travelled by? Have you ever noticed that aircraft names are not just a combination of letters and numbers randomly assigned to the aircraft? Actually, there is a fine-tuned system behind it. Every manufacturer has a pretty rigid code for its aircraft names. Let’s start with Airbus and take a look […]

Guinness Record: World’s Biggest Engine Given the Title of Most Powerful

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. The record-breaking Boeing 777X aircraft will be powered by the most powerful commercial aircraft jet engine in the world, GE9X.  GE Aviation has broken its own record again. Until now, this record (title for the thrust) was held by GE’s GE90-11B engine of 127,900 pounds set in 2002. In 2017, […]

Qatar Airways Goes for 18 Gulfstream Aircraft Worth $1 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute The national carrier of the State of Qatar, placed an order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft worth over $1 billion. For 14 Gulfstream G650ER and four Gulfstream G500. Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of 18 rivate jets, including six Gulfstream G650ERs, four Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS. […]

Airbus Dominates the Market: Boeing Crisis Continues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Half of the year has already gone by. Just six months and so many events. Launches of new aircraft, first flights, technological achievements. And Paris Air Show 2019. And some tragic accidents which claimed the lives of hundreds. And all of these took place here, in aviation. One of the hottest topics in the sector, […]

End of the Tupolev 204 Passenger Aircraft Era in Russia

Reading Time: 3 minutes Russia’s airlines have reached the end of the runway with regard to operating passenger versions of the Tupolev Tu-204 mid-haul airliner, a period which lasted 23 years. The history of the type proved much shorter than its famous predecessors – the Tu-134 was in operation for 53 years and the Tu-154 is still flying and […]

Russia’s Irkut Orders 40 PW1400G Engines for MС-21

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian plane-maker Irkut Corporation has ordered 40 PW1400G engines (20 pairs of the powerplants) for its advanced MC-21 mid-haul aircraft from the USA’s United Technologies Corporation (UTC), according to Russian government procurement site data. The geared turbofan engines are the product of UTC’s daughter company Pratt & Whitney. According to the purchasing data, the order […]

Boeing to Support Affected by Lion Air and Ethiopian Crashes

Reading Time: 1 minute Ahead of Independence Day in the U.S., Boeing announced $100 million in funds to address family and community needs of those affected by the tragic accidents of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. These funds will support education, hardship and living expenses for impacted families, community programs, and economic development in impacted communities. […]