Category: Manufacturers

Airbus Offers a Peek at Its Flying Taxi

European aerospace giant Airbus has quietly lifted the curtain on an ambitious Silicon Valley project called Vahana. It’s a pilotless passenger aircraft that aims to someday add a vertical component to your commute. Think of Uber-like air taxis that can beat the traffic on Highway 101 by flying over it. Airbus has shared few details […]

GE Aviation Completes Initial Ground Testing of GE9X Engine

GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will power Boeing’s 777X aircraft that is scheduled to begin production in 2017, with first delivery in 2020. GE Aviation GM-GE9x program Ted Ingling said, “During ground testing at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation, the first GE9X engine performed […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet Begins US Flight Tests

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has started flight tests of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program at the company’s Moses Lake Flight Test Centre just outside Washington State in the United States. The company said in a statement flight test aircraft FTA-1 successfully completed a three-hour-and-18-minute flight on Monday, October 17. The aircraft, with its distinctive pointed […]

Airbus Celebrates the Delivery of Its 10,000th Aircraft

Airbus today celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th aircraft – an A350-900 for Singapore Airlines. The milestone event was marked by a special ceremony in Toulouse hosted by Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders and attended by Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines. The aircraft delivered today the sixth A350-900 for Singapore Airlines, out of […]

Embraer’s Commercial Aircraft Deliveries Up 38% in 3Q16

During the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), Embraer  delivered 29 jets to the commercial aviation market, 38% more than the same period of 2015. The company delivered 12 largeexecutive jets, 33% more than the same quarter of last year. However, total executive aviation deliveries fell around 17% when compared to 3Q15. On September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled […]

Boeing and Atlas Air Agreement for 767 Passenger to Freighter Conversions

Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced an order to convert nine 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Four of the orders were previously announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, attributed to an unidentified customer. Atlas Air Worldwide, based in Purchase, New York has an all-Boeing fleet. “Boeing has been a […]

Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Awarded Type Validation by the EASA

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Type Validation to Bombardier’s CS300 aircraft. The validation is a requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe and a precursor to first delivery to CS300 launch operator, airBaltic of Latvia. Bombardier’s first CS300 aircraft delivery to airBaltic is scheduled for the […]

Boeing Lands $18.6 Billion Deal with Qatar Airways for 100 Aircraft

Boeing Co. landed an $18.6 billion deal with Qatar Airways for as many as 100 aircraft, providing a sales boost to the US company’s upgraded 737 jetliner with one of the year’s largest commercial aeroplane deals. The Doha-based carrier pledged to buy as many as 60 of the 737 Max 8 jet, valued at $6.9 […]

Right on Time, Cessna Citation Longitude Takes Flight

The Cessna Citation Longitude made its successful first flight from the company’s east campus Beech Field Airport in Wichita on Saturday, parent company Textron Aviation announced. This comes less than a year after the company unveiled the new super-midsize business jet last year at the NBAA Convention. “Today’s successful first flight of the Citation Longitude […]

Dassault Delivers First Falcon 8X

Business jet manufacturer Dassault Aviation has delivered its first Falcon 8X to launch customer Amjet Executive. The handover ceremony took place at the manufacturer’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility on Wednesday (local time). The Falcon 8X is an update of Dassault’s existing Falcon 7X and designed to enable non-stop flights such as Sydney-Mumbai, Hong Kong-London or Beijing-Los Angeles. […]