Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Embraer E195-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer received the Type Certificate for the E195-E2 from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The E195-E2 is the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial airplanes and the largest […]

World’s Largest Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes You have got it right. The biggest aircraft in the world took off for its first flight and, most importantly, successfully completed it on 13 April, 2019. It is the Stratolaunch Roc, the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems, founded in 2011 by Paul G. Allen. The plane with “a dual fuselage design and wingspan […]

Airbus A350 XWB Receives Type Certification from Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Tourism (MLITT) has issued Type Certification for the Airbus A350 XWB, enabling the A350 XWB first customer from the country Japan Airlines to operate the aircraft. The type certification covers the aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Airbus Japan President Stephane Ginoux said, “Receiving the A350 XWB […]

Airbus and Boeing: Hard Road Through 3 Months of 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first quarter of 2019 appeared to be challenging. For both Airbus and Boeing, although for different reasons. Both struggled with cancellations of orders. Both faced troubles with separate commercial aircraft programs. Let’s go through the key factors that had the greatest impact on the planemakers’ activity and changed the course of their performance. Airbus: […]

Boeing to Cut MAX Production Rate

Reading Time: 1 minute In light of ongoing investigations of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes both involving Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing announced that it is reducing 737 MAX production rate to 42 planes per month to make grounded aircraft fly again. Actively progressing towards the end of update of software to proceed with its final certification, Boeing […]

ANA Takes Delivery of Airline’s First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first of three 787-10 airplanes to ANA (All Nippon Airways), the original launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner. With this milestone delivery, ANA becomes the first airline in Asia to operate the entire Dreamliner family. As a stretch of the popular 787-9, the 787-10 carries a total of 330 seats in a […]

Conflicting Views of Sukhoi & Adria Airways: Who Cancelled SSJ100 Deal?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100, a regional jet designed by Sukhoi, a division of the United Aircraft Corporation, got into the tense situation. The deal with Adria Airways fell apart. Recently Sukhoi was battling to stay present in Europe and not to lose its only European customer CityJet, an Irish regional airline. However, uncertainties over this partnership […]

Piper Introduces the New Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i Trainer Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Piper Aircraft announced, two new value priced additions to its trainer-class line, the Piper Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i. These new products enter the trainer segment at a competitive price point of $259,000 VFR equipped and offer the same rugged durability and functionality as its stablemate, the Archer TX. The need for a new trainer […]

Viva Air Selects CFM to Power New Fleet in $3.2 Billion Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Viva Air and CFM International have finalized the airline’s selection of CFM engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The order, which is valued at $3.2 billion U.S. at list price, includes LEAP-1A new engines to power 35 A320neo aircraft, CFM56-5B new engines to power 15 A320ceo aircraft, and an aftermarket support […]

Bombardier Signs Firm Purchase Agreement for Six Q400 Turboprops

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that a customer, who has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has signed an order to acquire six new Q400 aircraft. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 202 million. “The Q400 aircraft offers the perfect balance of passenger comfort […]