Category: US & Canada

Boeing to Slow Down 737 MAX Production Again?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Amid the news of the approaching 737 MAX certification flight, Spirit AeroSystems has cast some doubts over further production of the type. The main supplier of 737 MAX fuselage parts said that Boeing has requested “to pause additional work on four 737 MAX shipsets and avoid starting production on sixteen 737 MAX shipsets to be […]

Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flight to Happen in Soon?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing is further working on its troubled 737 MAX aircraft program to bring it back to flying. Reportedly, the certification flight is about to take place in late June, Reuters provide. The fleet of 737 MAX aircraft has been grounded for over a year now. Following the deadly crash of Ethiopian Airlines in March, 2019, […]

IATA: 2020 to Become the Worst Year in the History of Aviation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic is still making grave impacts on the entire world, and on aviation in particular. The year of 2020 has already come into history as a year of extreme challenges. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a […]

How Small Companies are Shaping the Future of Private Aviation?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Executive aviation has a strong reputation based on its reliability, cost-efficiency, and flexibility, three key variables that have changed how companies are doing business all over the world. Kyle Patel, CEO of South Florida based BitLux shares his thoughts. By Kyle Patel, CEO of BitLux Time is a valuable commodity across markets. How a business […]

Airbus Logs Zero Cancellations and No New Orders in May

Reading Time: < 1 minute During the last month of spring Airbus reported it received no new bookings and suffered no cancellations. For the year 2020, gross orders of the European planemaker stand at 365 aircraft and net orders – at 299 aircraft. Although the front of orders stands still, Airbus is making further progress with aircraft deliveries. During May […]

Bombardier Aviation to Reduce Workforce by 2,500 Employees

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to the current situation, low demand and impacts of the crisis, Bombardier Aviation has announced about upcoming workforce cuts – by approximately 2,500 employees. After the coronavirus pandemic began spreading, Bombardier Aviation suspended manufacturing operations. Now with business jet deliveries, industry-wide, forecasted to be down approximately 30% year-over-year due to the pandemic, Bombardier must […]

IATA Reports Some Positive Signs of Demand Recovery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of news about deteriorating demand for air travel, a flash of some positive statistics has been reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). After hitting bottom in April (the biggest decline in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990), daily flight totals rose 30% between the low […]

First Airbus A220 Produced in Mobile Takes off for Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 2 June Airbus marked a special milestone. The first Airbus A220-300 built at final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama, took off for the maiden flight. According to Airbus, aircraft manufactured for Delta performed ” test sequences” and successfully landed. The 1st Airbus #A220 aircraft produced at the U.S. Manufacturing Facility has flown for […]

Final Farewell: Delta Retires the ‘Mad Dogs’ MD-88 and MD-90

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, 2 June, 2020, is the day when Delta bids final goodbye to its MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft. Last scheduled revenue flights will land in Atlanta. At the moment of writing, the flight DL88 performed by a 28-year-old MD-88 was heading from Washington-Dulles International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Meanwhile, DL90 flight had already […]

Mitsubishi Acquires Bombardier’s CRJ Series Aircraft Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has closed the purchase of the CRJ Series aircraft program from Bombardier. Under the deal, MHI acquired the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft as well as the type certificates. Also, Bombardier passed to MHI the related services and support network located in Montréal, Québec, […]