Category: US & Canada

Severe Turbulence Sends 10 United Passengers To Hospital

United Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Panama City to Houston was enroute about 80nm east of Cancun (Mexico) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 9 passengers and one cabin crew. The aircraft continued to Houston for a safe landing about 80 minutes later. Emergency services transported 9 passengers and one cabin crew to […]

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 […]

Delta Orders 10 More A321s

After announcing orders for 30 incremental Airbus A321ceo aircraft just last month, Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 10 more of the aircraft. The agreement was announced at the Paris Air Show. Like previous Delta orders for the A321, the 10 aircraft announced today are for the Current Engine Option […]

United Airlines Orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10

Boeing and United Airlines announced an agreement at the 2017 Paris Air Show to convert 100 of its current 737 MAX orders into 737 MAX 10s, becoming the largest single 737 MAX 10 customer in the world. United also announced an order for four additional 777-300ER aircraft. “The 737 MAX 10 will enable us to […]

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 […]

Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal to Buy F-15QA Jets

Qatar has signed a deal for 36 Boeing F-15QA fighter aircraft. The deal is reportedly worth $12 billion, according to media reports quoting official Qatari sources. The deal was finalised in Washington DC by Qatari defence minister Khalid Al Attiyah and US defence secretary Jim Mattis. Attiyah says the deal reflects increased Qatari and US […]

F-35 Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation’

Not as agile as the Super Hornet nor as fast as the Typhoon? Don’t you believe it, says Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn. He will put the F-35A through its paces at Le Bourget this week, proving that the aircraft is more maneuverable than any he has flown, he says, including Boeing’s F/A-18, the […]

Malaysia Adapts Russian-Built Jets to Drop US-Made Bombs

Malaysia has adapted its Russian-built Sukhoi Su-30 multi-role combat aircraft to drop U.S. laser-guided bombs, with a successful release of a live weapon at the end of last year. A video by the Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia, or Royal Malaysian Air Force, to celebrate its 59th anniversary showed a brief clip of a Su-30MKM dropping […]

Woman Dies In Lavatory On American Airlines Flight

A woman onboard American Airlines flight AA329 from Dallas to Minneapolis yesterday morning died in the lavatory. A passenger seated near her said she went to the bathroom “about halfway” into the scheduled 2 hour 23 minute flight. During landing preparations, flight attendants discovered that there was someone still in the lavatory. When there was […]

Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Worth $120 Billion By 2036

Airbus estimates demand for 550,000 new maintenance engineers over the next 20 years as the value of the global MRO market doubles. Between 2017 and 2036 the manufacturer reckons that global airlines will need 34,170 new passenger aircraft (and 730 freighters) to support average annual traffic growth of 4.4%. This will lead to a doubling […]