Category: Manufacturers

Boom Has 76 Orders For A Supersonic Passenger Jet

Based just south of Denver, Colorado, Boom has provided updated figures on orders received for its supersonic jet, which is currently still undergoing trials with a one-third size demonstrator, XB-1. To date 76 orders have been received, which include non-refundable down payments. Boom is a startup company which is promising to produce a supersonic passenger […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $1.5 Bln Trent XWB Order From Ethiopian Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare® service support, further increasing our order book for new engines. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. In total, the deal is valued […]

Airbus Details A380plus Modifications

Changes as designed for the A380plus upgrade package will be available for entry-into-service by 2020, according to A380 marketing head Frank Vermeire. Airbus gained authority to offer the package, but has not yet received firm commitments from either existing or new customers. The A380plus project targets a cash operating cost reduction of 13% to be […]

Boeing Foresees 41,000 Aircraft Deliveries Through 2036

Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars. The company’s annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released at the Paris Air Show, with total airplane demand rising 3.6 percent over last year’s forecast. “Passenger traffic has been […]

GECAS Places Order For 100 A320neo Aircraft

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE] has signed a firm order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. GECAS has selected CFM’s LEAP-1A engine for all 100 A320neo Family aircraft. This new order brings the total number of Airbus […]

Airbus To Upgrade World’s Largest Passenger Jet A380 Jumbo

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in […]

Airbus On Track To Resolve A400M Gearbox And Contract Issues

After testing a beach landing capability with a Royal Air Force A400M earlier this month, Airbus Defence & Space says it is on track to qualify a redesigned helicopter refuelling system, roll-out a final solution to a power gearbox problem and resolve a dispute over penalties caused by delivery delays. “Things are going very, very […]

Boeing To Cut 50 Executives In Defense, Space & Security Unit

Boeing is eliminating 50 executive positions from its defence, space and security unit as part of an effort to limit a layer of bureaucratic management. Boeing executive vice-president Leanne Caret announced the move 13 June but the reorganization will take effect 1 July. Boeing military aircraft and network and space systems will be broken up […]

Watch How Airbus Makes A Groundbreaking Family Flight

In a groundbreaking first, Airbus flies its A350 XWB, A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon and H160 together in a one-of-a-kind performance. This aeronautical achievement symbolizes the new united Airbus family. More than ever, we make it fly.    

Everbright Financial Leasing Signs For 30 C919s

Everbright Financial Leasing has signed a purchase framework agreement with Comac for 30 C919s. In a statement, Everbright says it will continue to work with Comac on aircraft development, and deepen cooperation in marketing aircraft both at home and abroad. The in-development narrowbody took its first flight on 5 May, and Comac is targeting to […]