Category: Europe

Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture: EU Pauses the Probe Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just in the beginning of January European regulators announced that they resume investigation into the Boeing – Embraer deal, whereas now said halting the process again. Such grand cases are very complicated, indeed. Endless amounts of documents, multiple approvals and agreements should be perused, provided and finalized. Regarding Boeing – Embraer tie-up on the commercial […]

Regional Aircraft Lessor NAC Commits to 20 Airbus A220 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has signed a firm order for 20 Airbus A220 aircraft, proving a great demand for the type on the market. The order was placed during Paris Air Show and finalized in the end of 2019. One of the biggest leasing companies and the largest regional aircraft lessor […]

Which Airlines Have Already Ordered Boeing 777X?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited, long-anticipated and groundbreaking Boeing 777X is already on track to explore the horizons above the ground for the first time. It is hard to say that the road of the 777X from its launch in 2013 to its maiden flight has been easy. The seven-year flight has been rather turbulent. But the time […]

Airbus to Convert Its A380 Toulouse Facility to A321 Final Assembly Line

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of nearing end of Airbus A380 production in 2021, Airbus is developing strategic changes for further years to increase its industrial capacity and flexibility for other aircraft programs. One of the steps: conversion of A380 facility in Toulouse into the A321 final assembly line (FAL) by mid-2022. This way Airbus will modernize its […]

Airbus A321XLR: Will It Repeat the Success Story?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A321XLR, the Xtra-long-range version of the single-aisle A320neo Family aircraft, is enjoying a keen interest among the airlines. Following the long-awaited launch during Paris Air Show 2019, this aircraft has already managed to secure hundreds of orders. During the second half of 2019, 22 operators and two aircraft leasing companies ordered, committed or […]

Airbus Secures Type Certification for Its A350-900 from Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to handing the A350-900 over to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, Airbus has obtained type certification for the aircraft from the Russian aviation authorities. The document issued by Rosaviatsia on 13 December, 2019, covers only one variant from the Airbus A350 Family: A350-900. Although the certificate allows any Russian operator to fly the […]

China Aircraft Leasing Places Order for 40 New Airbus A321neo

Reading Time: < 1 minute China Aircraft Leasing (CALC) has announced that it placed an order for 40 new Airbus A321neo planes. With a current booking, CALC becomes the 7th biggest lessor customer for Airbus, as now its order book stands at 252 Airbus aircraft. According to Airbus orders & deliveries sheet, the Chinese company already owns or still has […]

SmartLynx Airlines: What It Takes to Become an Airbus A320 Pilot?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although pilot career is one of the most iconic professions in the world, in recent years there has been a shortage of qualified pilots. It is forcing airlines to search for new opportunities to attract the missing workforce. SmartLynx Airlines has chosen a path where company prepares pilots to operate Airbus A320 type aircraft in […]

First Airbus BelugaXL Enters Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first out of six Airbus BelugaXL has entered services and already flown on the first operational flight. The BelugaXL is a key part within Airbus industrial system, providing the airframer with 30% extra transport capacity to support production of Airbus commercial aircraft. The new BelugaXL aircraft will work alongside BelugaST to boost transportation of […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft 2019: Records In Greater Detail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has released its official numbers for 2019. The year appeared to be record-breaking, at least in terms of aircraft delivered: 863 planes to 99 customers worldwide.  The amount of aircraft handed over to operators and leasing companies in 2019 has marked the eight per cent increase compared to 2018, when Airbus also broke its […]