Category: Manufacturers

Boeing Sets Date for First 787-10 Flight

Boeing has set a date for taking its first 787-10 on its maiden sortie. The airframer announced that it has plans to fly the jetliner on March 31, subject to weather conditions and further operational factors. The aircraft was rolled out of the production line last month, the same day President Donald Trump visited Boeing […]

Boeing Delivers 450th Next-Generation 737-800 to Ryanair

Boeing and Ryanair celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 450th Next-Generation 737-800. This significant milestone has been reached in less than two decades, with the Irish low-cost carrier taking an average delivery of 25 737-800s per year since 1999. “Ryanair is proud to partner with Boeing and has operated an all-Boeing fleet since 1994, said […]

Russia’s MC-21 Maiden Flight is Set for April

The maiden flight of Russian new jet liner MC-21 is now scheduled for April, the RIA Novosti news agency reports with the reference to deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin. In December last year, he announced the first test aircraft would get airborne in spring. “The government is briefed daily on the results of addition static […]

Embraer Flies Fourth E190-E2 Prototype

Embraer performed last Friday afternoon, at the São José dos Campos facility, the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours. This aircraft will be used for specific interior tests such as cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise. The aircraft, serial number 20.004, will join the flight-test fleet, comprised […]

Piper Prepares M600 For Its European Debut

Piper Aircraft’s flagship model, the M600, will make its European debut from 5-8 April at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany. The event – the largest dedicated business and general aviation showcase outside the USA – will also mark the start of a regional demonstration tour for the single-engined turboprop, for which Piper hopes to […]

CDB Aviation Orders 30 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing and CDB Aviation Lease Finance (CDB Aviation) announced an order for 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, valued at $3.3 billion at current list prices, was previously unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. Both sides agreed to take this opportunity to broaden communication and strengthen cooperation in various fields, bringing the partnership […]

Iran Air Receives Its First Airbus A330-200

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new A330-200, the first of 45 family aircraft on order. The delivery of the new jetliner is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, settled in December 2016 with a firm order placed for 100 Airbus aircraft, including 46 A320 family jetliners and 16 A350s. The […]

New South Korean Carrier KAIR Airlines Orders Eight A320s

South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia. “We […]

Boeing Renews Korean F-15K Sustainment Pact

Boeing has received a five-year contract to continue long-term sustainment of the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF) F-15K aircraft, supporting to the fleet’s readiness. “This approach guarantees materials and technical support required for aircraft maintenance over many years while managing costs,” said Tim Buerk, director, F-15 sustainment in the Far East region and United […]

Brazil’s Azul Becomes the E195-E2 Launch Operator

Embraer announced that Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest operator of the E195s current-generation in the world, will be the launch operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract with Embraer is for up to 50 aircraft, being 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights. “Azul played a key role in the E195-E2 development, actively participating in the […]