Category: US & Canada

Boom and Rolls-Royce Explore Propulsion Systems for Overture

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another pair of aerospace giants have announced about the collaboration on the development of a supersonic jet. This time these are Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce which are exploring propulsion system options for the supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. The teams will investigate whether an existing engine architecture can be adapted for supersonic flight, while Boom’s internal […]

Boeing Pushes Back First 777X Delivery for 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another set of speculations has been brought to an end. Boeing is officially pushing back the first delivery of its new 777X aircraft until 2022. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the launch customer of the 777-9 – Emirates – will receive its initial wide-body one year later than planned, in 2022. The 777/777X combined […]

Frontier Airlines Supplements Fleet with 100th Airbus Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute All-Airbus fleet of Frontier Airlines, a US low-cost carrier, has further expanded with the 100th aircraft – Airbus A320neo assembled in Mobile, Alabama. The plane is featuring ‘Chinook the Gray Wolf’ on the tail with a distinctive starry night backdrop. Notably, Frontier operates the largest A320neo fleet in the US. As of 30 June, Frontier […]

Official: Boeing to End Production of Legendary 747 in 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute After long speculations and unconfirmed statements, Boeing has finally affirmed that the production of the 747 “Queen of the Skies” will come to an end in 2022. The information has been revealed by Boeing CEO in the letter to employees on quarterly results and market realities. “The reality is the pandemic’s impact on the aviation […]

Spirit to Build Forward Fuselage for Supersonic Business Jet AS2

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aerion and Spirit AeroSystems have agreed on production of the forward fuselage for the AS2 supersonic business jet. It is expected to begin jet production in 2023.  The agreement is a further step in the partnership between two companies. The first collaboration began in 2019, when working on preliminary design of the AS2’s forward, pressurized […]

IATA Confirms: Global Passenger Traffic to Recover Only in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the recent trends indicate, recovery of aviation would be more troublesome and would take longer than had been expected. The fears have been also confirmed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Following the slower-than-expected recovery in June, 2020, when measures in RPK, fell 86.5% compared to the year-ago period (slightly improved from a […]

FAA Issues Emergency Directive for 2,000 Boeing 737 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) concerning approximately 2,000 stored Boeing 737-300-900 series aircraft. The AD requires inspections of the engine bleed air 5th stage check valve on each engine to identify is there any corrosion. Corrosion of the engine bleed air 5th stage check valve internal parts during airplane […]

American Airlines Removes Over 150 Aircraft Amid the Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The crisis has forced airlines all around the globe to re-consider their plans and tidy fleet – to save costs and stay efficiently operational. For example, American Airlines has implemented a number of measure and estimates that it will reduce its 2020 total operating and capital expenditures by more than $15 billion. According to the […]

FAA Bans Pakistan Carriers from US Amid Poor Safety Standards

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pakistan carriers have been restricted from operating current and initiating new services to the US, and are not permitted to carry the code of US carriers on any flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Pakistan a Category 2 rating over poor safety standards. The country “does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization […]

Boeing 737 MAX Records Close to 400 Cancellations in First Half

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has announced deliveries for the Q2 and the first half of 2020. Global pandemic and ongoing 737 MAX troubles made obvious impacts. During the Q2 Boeing delivered only 20 aircraft, while a total for the first six months stands at only 70 units. While many consider 737 aircraft program to be the most popular […]