Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Airbus Turns 50: From Idea to World-Wide Aviation Market Leader

Reading Time: 5 minutes “We Make It Fly”, states Airbus as this is the company’s official slogan. It is not only a statement – Airbus lives up to it. This year one of the leaders in designing, manufacturing and delivering aircraft and aerospace products, services and solutions is celebrating their 50th anniversary. It is a perfect occasion for a […]

Irkut to Produce 72 MC-21 Planes Annually in 6 Years

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian aircraft maker Irkut plans to produce 72 MC-21 planes annually by 2025, chief designer Konstantin Popovich told reporters Wednesday at the MAKS-2019 airshow. “This is an ambitious target, which we will achieve in six years,” he said. Market demand in MC-21 planes is estimated at 1,000 planes for the next 20 years, he added. […]

Which Airlines Are Still Flying Iconic Airbus A380?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Airbus A380. The superjumbo. The giant. The icon of modern aviation. Whatever you call it, it is still world’s biggest commercial aircraft ever built. It is an eye-catching flying object for those not related to aviation. It is a breathtaking experience for ordinary flyers travelling with the A380. It is a spectacular view for […]

Russia’s MC-21 Aircraft to Make Its Long-Awaited Public Debut

Reading Time: 2 minutes The wait is over. Russia’s new MC-21 narrow-body medium-haul aircraft is to be shown for the first time at the MAKS 2019 air show. The principal hope of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation – which is now under the management of Rostec – was first expected to make an appearance two years ago at the MAKS […]

Older Boeing Aircraft Types on Peak Demand Amid 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Boeing 737 MAX crisis has already turned into a global problem resulting in lost revenues, disruptions in air travel as well as growing lack of trust in aviation safety in general. There are a lot of angles to monitor this situation from. From the Boeing company’s perspective, these are enormous efforts to return grounded aircraft […]

Airbus Sees Insatiable Hunger for Its Widebody Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has released the review of its performance in July in terms of aircraft orders and deliveries. As the report shows, performance indicators are growing: 33 orders and 69 deliveries across its all product lines. If we talk about orders, the major demand is seen for the widebody planes. 20 A350 XWBs were booked by […]

First A330neo Supplements AirAsia Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute AirAsia has received its first Airbus A330neo aircraft through the leasing company Avolon. The new widebody will be operated by AirAsia X Thailand, a long-haul affiliate of AirAsia. According to Airbus, one more aircraft of this type is scheduled to be delivered to the airline by the end of this year. The statement says that […]

First Customer Delivery of the All-New Gulfstream G600

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, business-jet aircraft manufacturer, announced about the first customer delivery of its Gulfstream G600 ultralong-range business jet. The name of the customer remained undisclosed but the manufacturer revealed it was a US customer which welcomed the first G600 at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters. The aircraft has collected nearly 100,000 test flight hours in the […]

Will Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine Problems See the End?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rolls-Royce, one of the leading manufacturers of aircraft engines, said it is making steady progress with Trent 1000 engines to eliminate issues and make grounded aircraft airborne again. However, the progress appears to be slightly below the original plans, meaning that safe take-off of Boeing 787 planes powered by the Trent 1000 engines will be […]

Boeing in Discussions with Chinese 737 MAX Customers

Reading Time: 1 minute In order not to lose its Chinese customers, Boeing is holding another series of discussions on the Boeing 737 MAX issues. The aircraft manufacturer expects to gather for talks with the representatives from such airlines as China Southern, Air China, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Since April 2019 this is the second round […]