Category: Manufacturers

Russia Set to Sell SuperJets to Iran

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has confirmed an unspecified Iranian airline will shortly acquire twelve SSJ 100-95s from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Earlier this year, the Mehr news agency quoted the Secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, Maqsoud Asadi Samani, as saying the Russian manufacturer had applied to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

Cirrus Aircraft Delivers More Than 300 Units In 2016

Cirrus Aircraft reported that new customer aircraft deliveries of its SR line of aircraft reached a recent multi-year high of 317 units for 2016. Further highlighting the year were initial customer deliveries of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, the Cirrus Vision Jet, as three units were delivered to customers in the U.S. Total new […]

Airbus Announces 63% Drop in Profit for 2016 – A400M to Blame

A strong fourth quarter in terms of commercial airliner deliveries enabled Airbus to deliver against its 2016 financial guidance, but company figures were dragged down by a €2.2 billion ($2.3 billion) write-off associated with a military transport aircraft. Net income for Airbus Group, which includes Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters and Defense & Space divisions, fell by […]

Boeing Delivers Korean Air’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul (Gimpo) for a month as part of the required certification period, before launching […]

Gulfstream G280 Sets Speed Record In Dakar

Gulfstream Aerospace has said its Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently set another speed record in Africa, flying from Windhoek, Namibia, in the southern part of the continent to Dakar, Senegal, on the west coast. The flight took 7 hours and 38 minutes. The super mid-sized business jet left Windhoek Eros Airport at 8:20 a.m. local time […]

Second Lockheed Martin T-50A Takes Flight

Two Lockheed Martin T-50A aircraft are now soaring together in the skies over Greenville, South Carolina. The inaugural Feb. 20 flight of the second production-ready T-50A from Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) operations center in Greenville further demonstrates the company’s established, lowest-risk offering in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition. In February 2016, Lockheed […]

Boeing Celebrates 787-10 Roll Out

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success […]

Bombardier Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

Bombardier has reported its fourth quarter and full year 2016 results. The Company also affirmed its guidance for 2017 and highlighted another quarter of solid performance as it executes its turnaround plan. “Our turnaround plan is in full motion,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “In 2016, Bombardier delivered on its […]

Air India Becomes Latest A320neo Operator

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320neo Family. The A320neo will […]

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Debuts on February 17

Boeing’s 787-10, the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family, will be rolled out on February 17, at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston. The airplane begins flight testing later this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018. The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, has received 149 orders from […]