Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Another Airbus BelugaXL Rolls Out of the Paint-Shop

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus announced that already the third BelugaXL has rolled out of the paint-shop in Toulouse. The first operational flight of the giant took place on 9 January, 2020. The BelugaXL was awarded Type Certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in November 2019, following an intensive flight test campaign that saw the BelugaXL […]

Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flight to Happen in Soon?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing is further working on its troubled 737 MAX aircraft program to bring it back to flying. Reportedly, the certification flight is about to take place in late June, Reuters provide. The fleet of 737 MAX aircraft has been grounded for over a year now. Following the deadly crash of Ethiopian Airlines in March, 2019, […]

New: Cargo Containers for Airbus and Boeing Widebody Cabins

Reading Time: 2 minutes With a growing need for spare cargo capacity, new solutions are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. Right after the pandemic began spreading in March, Colibri Aero and J&C Aero put on the market cargo seat bags for Airbus A320 family aircraft passenger cabins. Now, both companies announced that they are working on development […]

France to Develop Zero-Emission Airbus A320 Successor?

Reading Time: < 1 minute France has announced that over the coming years it plans to invest into aerospace industry €15 billion, which will come as an aid package for the heavily affected industry. Among the most significant plans – ambition to build an Airbus A320 successor. According to French Government, production of a new and greener aircraft on the […]

Social Distancing on Board: Safran Develops Seat Innovations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today social distancing question is one of the most burning ones, especially with regard to safety of air travel. While some consider empty “middle seat” option to be too expensive to introduce, some work on innovations to equip aircraft seats and enhance travelling comfort. Among the companies providing such solutions is Safran. Safran Seats in […]

Airbus Logs Zero Cancellations and No New Orders in May

Reading Time: < 1 minute During the last month of spring Airbus reported it received no new bookings and suffered no cancellations. For the year 2020, gross orders of the European planemaker stand at 365 aircraft and net orders – at 299 aircraft. Although the front of orders stands still, Airbus is making further progress with aircraft deliveries. During May […]

Bombardier Aviation to Reduce Workforce by 2,500 Employees

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to the current situation, low demand and impacts of the crisis, Bombardier Aviation has announced about upcoming workforce cuts – by approximately 2,500 employees. After the coronavirus pandemic began spreading, Bombardier Aviation suspended manufacturing operations. Now with business jet deliveries, industry-wide, forecasted to be down approximately 30% year-over-year due to the pandemic, Bombardier must […]

First Airbus A220 Produced in Mobile Takes off for Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 2 June Airbus marked a special milestone. The first Airbus A220-300 built at final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, took off for the maiden flight. According to Airbus, aircraft manufactured for Delta performed ” test sequences” and successfully landed. The 1st Airbus #A220 aircraft produced at the U.S. Manufacturing Facility has flown for […]

Mitsubishi Acquires Bombardier’s CRJ Series Aircraft Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has closed the purchase of the CRJ Series aircraft program from Bombardier. Under the deal, MHI acquired the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft as well as the type certificates. Also, Bombardier passed to MHI the related services and support network located in Montréal, Québec, […]

eCaravan: World’s Largest All-Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Electric aviation celebrates another milestone – maiden flight of all-electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. As for now it is the largest all-electric passenger aircraft which has ever taken off. The completion of a successful initial flight was announced by magniX, the company powering the eCaravan, and AeroTEC, an aerospace testing, engineering and certification company. eCaravan […]