Category: US & Canada

eCaravan: World’s Largest All-Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Electric aviation celebrates another milestone – maiden flight of all-electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. As for now it is the largest all-electric passenger aircraft which has ever taken off. The completion of a successful initial flight was announced by magniX, the company powering the eCaravan, and AeroTEC, an aerospace testing, engineering and certification company. eCaravan […]

Boeing Finally Back on Track with 737 MAX Production

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has finally happened. After nearly four-month pause, Boeing has resumed production of 737 MAX aircraft. Although at low rates, but new planes will born again. By saying that production rates will be low, Boeing did not specify how many planes will be produced per month exactly. Nevertheless, now while building a new plane Boeing […]

Crisis Through the Eyes of Experienced Pilots: Stay Positive

Reading Time: 7 minutes Aviation is going through another ‘first’ as it is in its worst crisis ever. The recent turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic is still impossible to measure; its medium- and long-term impacts either. There is neither a well-trodden recovery path to follow, nor a similar global situation to refer to. Nevertheless, the situation is not […]

Rising Airline Industry’s Debt: Threat of Possible Failures

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial aid and support to airlines is currently vitally important for the airlines, and the industry, to begin recovering after the pandemic. Airlines have received over $120 billion in financial assistance from governments.  Nevertheless, there are two sides of the same coin. With a financial help also grows the airline industry’s global debt. According to […]

Structural Changes at Rolls-Royce: Cut of at Least 9,000 Jobs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce announced about some structural changes necessary to adjust business operations to the current situation, as demand from customers reduces significantly for our civil aerospace engines and aftermarket services. Among the most harsh measures would be cut of at least 9,000 jobs out of global workforce of 52,000. The company will also cut expenditure across plant […]

Airbus Officially Opens A220 Final Assembly Line in Mobile

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has finally completed the construction of A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, and officially opened it. It is a 270,000-square-foot facility built for the production of both the A220-100 and A220-300 versions. At the same time it is yet another significant step in developing Airbus US production capabilities. The inaugural […]

Pilot Testing & Checks: Regulators Ease Certain Requirements

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aviation could be considered one of the biggest, yet supportive industries in the world. While the businesses within are cooperating to survive and go through the crisis together, some essential support is also provided by regulatory bodies. As you all know, aviation is one of the most regulated industries, while its employees, especially flight crew, […]

Delta to Retire 18 Boeing 777 Aircraft by the End of 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to the impacts of the coronavirus crisis and in an attempt to simplify its fleet, Delta has announced that it plans to phase out its entire Boeing 777 fleet, consisting of eight 777-200 and ten 777-200LR, by the end of 2020. With a crisis breathing down Delta’s neck, the company is actively accelerating its […]

Airbus and Boeing Aircraft Deliveries Plummet in April

Reading Time: < 1 minute The impact of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has already reflected on Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries in April. Airbus delivered 14 aircraft, and Boeing only six. During the four months of 2020 Airbus delivered a total of 136 aircraft, while, according to FlightGlobal, Boeing managed to hand over only 56 planes. While […]

Gulfstream G600 Earns European Type Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulfstream G600 has been granted type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), giving the planemaker the green light for aircraft deliveries in Europe. The aircraft got its US certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June, 2019, and delivered the first jet to the US customer in the following month. […]