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23 September
​One month before Boeing returned the 787-8 to flight in May 2013 after an 18-week grounding caused by battery fires, GE Aviation quietly certificated...
19 September
​Qatar Airways’ Akbar Al Baker rarely holds back when pointing out suppliers’ shortcomings. Airbus and Boeing have both been publicly chastised when t...
17 September
In August, Monarch's chief executive Andrew Swaffield revealed that after 56 years operating as a leisure carrier, it plans to cease charter operation...
16 September
In China Southern Airlines chairman Si Xian Min’s view, being a state-owned carrier in China is akin to being one of three brothers. They share the sa...
11 September
Flight International’s annual Top 100 analysis of the financial performance of the world’s biggest aerospace companies has thrown up few surprises, bu...
10 September
​The manufacturers intend cockpits to be paperless soon. Airbus, for example, says it intends its aircraft to be completely paperless - therefore t...
08 September
Ryanair still wants to launch a low-fare, transatlantic carrier with either Airbus or Boeing widebodies, but only if it can take delivery of 40 to 50 ...
29 August
​As early as next year, Boeing could activate a robotic system to drill and fasten tens of thousands of rivets on the 777, as the company makes it...
22 August
There are many fronts in the commercial war between the big two airframers. In one crucial skirmish – size of global single-aisle in-service fleet – t...
21 July
Rolls-Royce took more than two decades to get an engine onto an Airbus product. But the UK company is now in pole position as Toulouse’s prime widebod...
17 July
Despite collective order commitments of over 1,000 during the show, and more than 200 option commitments, total business announced during Farnborough ...
17 July
Eleven seats is now the difference in the lucrative heart of the narrowbody market.
17 July
It’s difficult to believe a man as busy as Ethiopian Airlines' Tewolde Gebremariam when he says he sleeps as soundly as a baby each night – but not al...
14 July
AerCap president Philip Scruggs has denied the existence of a global aircraft order bubble, arguing that manufacturers are too rational to allow a sit...
14 July
​Airbus will be unable to compete in the 250-seat segment in future without offering a re-engined version of its A330, according to new research f...
10 July
When launch customers Air New Zealand, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways introduce their first 787-9s in the coming months, it will mark a waters...
10 July
​Boeing is dismissing Airbus’s claim that the emergence of “mega-cities” will drive future demand for high-capacity transports including the A380.
10 July
The rivalry in the widebody sector is intense not because Airbus and Boeing have directly competing products, but because they do not. Each has a diff...
09 July
​When GKN bought Volvo Aero in 2016 for £633 million ($1 billion), the UK-headquartered Tier 1 described the deal as transformational, a word it has g...
08 July
Despite owning some of the largest factory floors in the world, making room for the 737 Max requires prior planning, preparation and lots of elbow gre...
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22 September
Emirates aims to launch a competition between the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 during 2015 once it has obtained detailed performance and in-service data...
22 September
Airbus and its rival Boeing offered customarily divergent takes on the prospects for the A330neo during the ISTAT Europe conference in Istanbul today.
21 September
​Gatwick airport is banking on airlines moving toward more point-to-point long-haul traffic in the London gateway’s aim to grow its intercontinent...
12 September
​The first Boeing 787-8 bound for American Airlines has moved onto the final assembly at the airframer’s factory in Everett, Washington.
12 September
​The Airbus A300-based Beluga is this week celebrating 20 years of transporting aircraft sections between the company's European plants. Named after t...
09 September
Boeing says it has no plans to build a final assembly line in China, and will instead grow its presence by deepening its partnerships across the count...
04 September
​Boeing has delivered the first GE Aviation-powered 787-9 off the production line to United Airlines, which also becomes the first North American cu...
01 September
Xiamen Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 aircraft, making it the third Chinese carrier to receive the type.
28 August
​Qantas could soon exercise options for some Boeing 787-9s for delivery from 2017 if its international business rebounds to profitability in the com...
27 August
​Air New Zealand (Air NZ) will increase its network capacity by 6% during the 2015 fiscal year, with a large amount of that destined for the grow...
26 August
United Airlines has enabled in-flight streaming entertainment on the majority of its Airbus A320-family fleet, as it works towards offering entertainm...
21 August
An Air India Boeing 787-8 is grounded through at least 23 August while GE Aviation inspects a potential fault in the accessory gearbox of both GEn...
21 August
​US regulators have issued the special conditions for approving lithium-ion battery installation on the Airbus A350-900.
15 August
​United Airlines will open a Boeing 787 pilot base at San Francisco International airport in September, as it continues to expand its fleet of Dreamli...
08 August
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will be expanding two of its production facilities for the 787 programme, to keep up with Boeing's plan to increase ...
04 August
​United Airlines has converted seven of its eight remaining Boeing 787-8 orders to the larger 787-10, as it prepares to take its first 787-9.
31 July
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has set 7 August as the date it will begin operating the Boeing 787-9 aircraft on a regular, scheduled basis.
31 July
​All Nippon Airways (ANA) has finalised an order with Boeing for 40 widebody aircraft comprising 20 777-9X aircraft, 14 787-9s, and six 777-300ERs.
30 July
​Boeing will conduct final assembly of the 787-10 at its facility in North Charleston, South Carolina beginning in 2017.
25 July
Air New Zealand (ANZ) will begin using its newly-delivered Boeing 787-9 aircraft on an ad hoc basis, starting in August.