Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Boeing Partners with Aerion to Accelerate Supersonic Travel

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing will provide engineering, manufacturing and flight […]

CFM Logs Over 3,300 Engine Orders in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Orders for CFM International’s two product lines again achieved near-record levels in 2018, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,337 engines, including 126 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 3,211 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares). Since receiving the first orders in 2011, CFM has garnered more than 17,275 total LEAP […]

Embraer and SkyWest, Inc. Sign Contract for Nine E175 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer and SkyWest, Inc. have signed a firm order for nine E175 jets, with deliveries expected to begin in 2019. The order has a value of USD 422 million, based on current list prices, and was already included in Embraer’s 2018 fourth-quarter backlog. SkyWest Airlines will operate all nine E175s, featuring a 76-seat configuration. Including […]

IndiGo to Open New MRO Facility at Bengaluru Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., which operates India’s leading domestic carrier – IndiGo – and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) – have entered into a 20-year agreement to sub-lease land at the BLR Airport to build a state-of-the-art Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility. The 13,000-sq mts hangar, to […]

EASA Certifies A330neo for ETOPS Beyond 180 Minutes

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) “beyond 180 minutes” diversion time. With this certification operators of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powered A330neo can fly long-range routes beyond 180 minutes flying time. The approval, which includes ETOPS 180 min. capability in the aircraft’s basic specification, now also includes the option […]

Airbus Helicopters Sees Strong Sales Increase

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters (net: 381) in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market while reinforcing its position in the military market thanks to key successes with international campaigns. The company also booked 148 orders for light […]

Bombardier to Acquire Global 7500 Wing Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Global 7500 wing program from Triumph Group Inc. The acquisition will strengthen Bombardier’s position as a leading aerostructures manufacturer and secure the production ramp-up and long-term success of Bombardier’s flagship business jet. The acquired operations will be incorporated into Bombardier’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services segment. To support […]

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and […]

United: $4.5 Billion Order for 737 MAX and 777

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and United Airlines announced the carrier ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The Chicago-based airline has steadily placed new orders for the two Boeing jets to serve […]

Cebu Pacific Takes Delivery of its First A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute The new addition complements the Manila-based airline’s Airbus fleet, which currently includes 43 A320 Family aircraft and eight A330-300 widebodies. Cebu Pacific has ordered 32 A321neo aircraft directly from Airbus, and will receive another five A320neo leased from Dublin-based Avolon. These will support the carrier’s expansion and fleet renewal programme. Selected for their outstanding operational […]