Category: MANUFACTURERS & MRO

Airbus and Boeing Aircraft Deliveries Plummet in April

Reading Time: < 1 minute The impact of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has already reflected on Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries in April. Airbus delivered 14 aircraft, and Boeing only six. During the four months of 2020 Airbus delivered a total of 136 aircraft, while, according to FlightGlobal, Boeing managed to hand over only 56 planes. While […]

Gulfstream G600 Earns European Type Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream G600 has been granted type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), giving the planemaker the green light for aircraft deliveries in Europe. The aircraft got its US certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June, 2019, and delivered the first jet to the US customer in the following month. […]

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Boeing 737 MAX: Production and Comeback in the Spotlight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has reached an agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, the 737 MAX parts supplier, on the production of 125 aircraft units in 2020. The US planemaker had temporary ceased the production of 737 MAX aircraft before the coronavirus pandemic began spreading. The manufacturing process stopped in January, 2020. Later on, the level of uncertainty, as to […]

Mitsubishi to Close CRJ Program’s Purchase on 1 June

Reading Time: < 1 minute The final date has been set. Bombardier and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will close the transaction related to the acquisition of Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program on 1 June, 2020. In a statement, the Japanese company said that the program will begin operations right upon the purchase and will be operated under the new name of […]

Lufthansa Technic to Modify First Airbus A380 for Cargo Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of a sudden surge for additional cargo capacity, more and more operators are modifying cabins of their passenger aircraft to cargo. Currently, Lufthansa Technic revealed working on the first Airbus A380 to make it ready for carrying freight. The German technical aircraft services provider said that it has received inquiries from more than […]

Second Boeing 777X Test Aircraft Flies over Washington

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing 777X aircraft program makes further progress moving another step closer to certification. Recently the second 777X test aircraft has performed the maiden flight. Operated by Capt. Ted Grady, 777X project pilot, and Capt. Van Chaney, 777/777X chief pilot, the plane was airborne above Washington for 2 hours and 58 minutes. The latest entrant, therefore, […]

Boeing To Cut Staff by 10% and Reduce Production Rates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing says it is already deeply feeling the impacts of the current crisis and reveals some drastic measures for the future to secure business and adjust operations to a significantly lower demand. In a letter to employees, Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun has explained that the coronavirus pandemic made aviation almost stop. Airlines have […]

Airbus A330 and A350 Cabins Could Be Modified for Cargo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Currently air cargo is one of the very few niches in aviation which is still active. And active at such a level that it is facing an immediate capacity shortage.  The capacity offered by freighter aircraft is not enough. For this reason a number of passenger airlines, which have their planes on the ground, are […]

Boeing to Resume 787 Operations at Boeing South Carolina

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has announced about its plans to renew 787 production at Boeing South Carolina facilities beginning 3-4 May, 2020. This Boeing site has been closed since 8 April, 2020, because of the coronavirus outbreak. During the suspension time the company says it implemented all the necessary precautionary measures to ensure safe operations. Last week production […]