Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Official: Boeing to End Production of Legendary 747 in 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute After long speculations and unconfirmed statements, Boeing has finally affirmed that the production of the 747 “Queen of the Skies” will come to an end in 2022. The information has been revealed by Boeing CEO in the letter to employees on quarterly results and market realities. “The reality is the pandemic’s impact on the aviation […]

Spirit to Build Forward Fuselage for Supersonic Business Jet AS2

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aerion and Spirit AeroSystems have agreed on production of the forward fuselage for the AS2 supersonic business jet. It is expected to begin jet production in 2023.  The agreement is a further step in the partnership between two companies. The first collaboration began in 2019, when working on preliminary design of the AS2’s forward, pressurized […]

Embraer Works out More Cargo Space in Its Commercial Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute With a recent surge in available cargo space, Embraer has arrived with freight transportation solutions for its commercial aircraft lines EMB 120s, ERJ 145s, and E-Jets. The exemption for the carriage of additional freight on Embraer passenger aircraft has been already approved by ANAC, Brazil’s civil aviation regulatory authority. Embraer published Technical Dispositions for the […]

Airbus Begins Sustainable Aircraft Deliveries from Hamburg Site

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yet another milestone in a sustainable future of aviation. Airbus has begun aircraft deliveries by doing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flights to customers location from its Hamburg, Germany, site. The first delivery of this kind has already took place. Airbus handed over two brand new A321LR on lease from AerCap to Air Transat using a […]

Boeing 737 MAX Records Close to 400 Cancellations in First Half

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has announced deliveries for the Q2 and the first half of 2020. Global pandemic and ongoing 737 MAX troubles made obvious impacts. During the Q2 Boeing delivered only 20 aircraft, while a total for the first six months stands at only 70 units. While many consider 737 aircraft program to be the most popular […]

IL-114-300 Turboprop to Take off First in September

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first flight of the IL-114-300 turboprop passenger aircraft is expected to take place in September, 2020, Oleg Bocharov, Deputy Minister of Industry revealed to TASS. Series production of the IL-114-300 planes is anticipated to start in 2023 with up to twelve aircraft produced annually. The IL-114-300 turboprop is an upgraded version of the original […]

Boeing 777X to Miss Its Planned Entry into Service Next Year?

Reading Time: < 1 minute While Boeing continues testing its 777X aircraft program, some airlines raise doubts over its entry into commercial service in 2021, as it is currently planned. The concerns have been expressed by the largest customer for the type, Emirates, which, according to Bloomberg, expects the first delivery no sooner than 2022. In the interview with Bloomberg, […]

Boom to Roll out Its Supersonic Jet Demonstrator in October

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boom Supersonic has revealed that it will roll out its jet demonstrator, XB-1, already on 7 October, 2020. The XB-1 will demonstrate key technologies for Overture, Boom’s commercial supersonic airliner. The demonstrator features such critical technologies as advanced carbon fiber composite construction, computer-optimized high-efficiency aerodynamics, and an efficient supersonic propulsion system. XB-1 is the first […]

Airbus Sees Slight Increase in June Aircraft Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute At this time, every improvement, even the tiniest, is worth a great deal. Airbus has reported that it succeeded in handing over 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020. It is 12 planes more than in May, and 22 aircraft more than in April. The trend of increase seems to by steadily positive, although highly impacted […]

Avolon Cancels Order for Additional 27 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even though Boeing is close to re-certification of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft, the recent series of orders’ termination seems to continue further. This time aircraft leasing company Avolon has announced about the cancellation of commitments for 27 aircraft of the type. This cancellations come in addition to 75 dropped bookings for the 737 MAX […]