All Aircraft programmes articles

  • Boeing 777X 777-9 first flight Belly
    News

    Boeing eyes 2021 delivery as 777-9 completes maiden flight

    2020-01-26T09:24:00Z

    At least a year of flight-testing ahead after first 777X touches down in Everett

  • United 737 Max 9 970x550
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    United says it does not expect to fly 737 Max this summer

    2020-01-22T18:21:00Z

    United Airlines is not planning for the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service this summer, making it the first airline to announce it will operate without the aircraft during a second peak travel season.

  • Boeing 747 Pan am first delivery 1969
    In depth

    Boeing 747 marks 50 years since Pan Am service debut

    2020-01-21T10:41:00Z

    This week marks exactly 50 years since the 747’s first passenger service with Pan Am

  • A321neo first flight
    News

    Airbus to build first A321neo line at Toulouse in place of A380 facility

    2020-01-21T09:57:00Z

    Airbus is to increase its A321 production capability, by converting its A380 facilities in Toulouse in order to accommodate a digitally-enabled A321 final assembly line. It will introduce A321 production to Toulouse for the first time – Airbus’s largest single-aisle variant is currently built in Hamburg Finkenwerder and Mobile. ...

  • Steve Udvar-Hazy, Air Lease
    News

    Udvar-Hazy: Boeing should rename ‘damaged’ 737 Max

    2020-01-20T16:35:00Z

    Air Lease executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy believe Boeing should drop the word “Max” from the name of its latest Boeing 737 family, following two fatal crashes and the subsequent grounding.

  • Boeing 737 Max
    News

    Avolon foresees industry ‘turbulence’ in 2020

    2020-01-20T15:34:00Z

    Boeing’s 737 Max “will safely return to revenue service” in 2020, Avolon has predicted in a new report, but the lessor expects “turbulence” in the aviation industry amid geopolitical uncertainty and rising environmental concerns.

  • MSN5 A350 take-off
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    A350 obtains Russian certification ahead of Aeroflot delivery

    2020-01-16T16:56:00Z

    Airbus has secured type certification for the A350-900 from Russian authorities, ahead of the delivery of the type to flag-carrier Aeroflot. Russian air transport regulator Rosaviatsia’s official documentation shows the type certificate was drawn up on 13 December. Airbus says the approval is an “important step” and has ...

  • A350 ATTOL
    News

    A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off

    2020-01-16T15:18:00Z

    Airbus has demonstrated a fully-automated A350-1000 take-off using a vision-based system which tracks the runway centreline and rotates the aircraft without side-stick input from the pilot. The initial departure with the test system was carried out at Toulouse on 18 December and the crew of five performed eight flights ...

  • Boeing's Renton plant
    In depth

    Max effect drags down overall sales and deliveries in 2019

    2020-01-15T21:47:00Z

    Boeing’s pain across both orders and production significantly impacts overall metrics in the mainline airliner sector 

  • A320 production
    News

    Airbus still burdened by end-of-year delivery rush

    2020-01-15T09:34:00Z

    Airbus deliveries for the final month of last year indicate that the airframer has yet to restore the smooth production rates it achieved in the first half of the decade. While December has typically been relatively busy in terms of Airbus output, it managed to keep the proportion of ...

  • A350-900
    News

    Hong Kong Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations

    2020-01-10T19:34:00Z

    Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350s, all the -900 variant, in its end-of-year backlog revision. Analysis of the airframer’s figures indicate eight aircraft have been struck from Hong Kong Airlines, whose A350 commitment has fallen from 13 to five – three of which have already been delivered. ...

  • A330neo landing Airbus
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    Airbus reveals order for 40 A330neos

    2020-01-10T18:23:00Z

    Airbus has revealed an order for 40 A330neo jets was placed in the last month of 2019, helping to lift the re-engined type’s net total for the year. The order, placed on 23 December, is attributed to an unidentified customer. Airbus’s full-year backlog data shows that the agreement ...

  • A330neo - Airbus
    News

    Airbus achieves 768 net orders, 863 deliveries, for 2019

    2020-01-10T18:12:00Z

    Airbus has disclosed that it took 768 net orders last year and delivered a total of 863 aircraft, up on the previous year’s 800. The deliveries included 112 A350s – of which 25 were the larger -1000 variant – plus 53 A330s and eight A380s. It says the ...

  • Il-96-400M
    News

    Wings mated to flight-test Il-96-400M

    2020-01-10T17:36:00Z

    Ilyushin has transferred the first test-flight Il-96-400M airframe to a final assembly line where it will be fitted with control systems and its cabin interior. Fuselage mating and attachment of the primary wing structure is complete. The prototype of the four-engined transport is intended to be finished before ...

  • A350-1000
    News

    Airbus set to offer A350 with dimmable windows

    2020-01-08T22:41:00Z

    Airbus is intending to offer electronically-dimmable windows as an option on A350s, and plans to disclose more details at the Aircraft Interiors Expo at the end of March. The airframer does not currently use such technology in its aircraft range, unlike Boeing which fits dimmable windows on its 787s. ...

  • Electronically-dimmable windows
    News

    Airbus in line to offer dimmable windows: supplier

    2020-01-07T10:55:00Z

    Airbus is offering electronically-dimmable windows on its aircraft, according to a Michigan-based supplier of the technology. Gentex Corporation disclosed the development during the CES2020 consumer technology show in Las Vegas. It says that Airbus is “now offering” the technology on its aircraft, although neither party has indicated which ...

  • b737-max-inflight-c-Boeing
    Analysis

    How crucial single-aisle strategies a decade ago will shape the 2020s

    2019-12-31T14:09:00Z

    Deciding how best to use emerging engine technologies to counter new entrants and meet customer demand in the single-aisle segment were to prove among the biggest calls Airbus and Boeing made in the last decade

  • BOC Aviation A321 neo
    News

    BOC Aviation orders 18 A320neos

    2019-12-31T02:12:00Z

    BOC Aviation has placed an order for 18 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2022 and 2023.

  • Fourth flight-test MC-21
    News

    Fourth test MC-21 carries out maiden flight

    2019-12-25T08:57:00Z

    Russian airframer Irkut has conducted the maiden flight of its fourth MC-21-300 test aircraft, with a Christmas Day departure from the assembly facility in Irkutsk.

  • SSJ winglets1
    News

    Severstal takes delivery of winglet-equipped Superjet 100

    2019-12-20T06:49:00Z

    Sukhoi’s civil aircraft division has delivered the first Superjet 100 with the ‘sabrelet’ winglet modification to Russian carrier Severstal Aircompany, following approval from the federal regulator. The aircraft (RA-89135) features a new winglet intended to generate a 4% reduction in fuel costs. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft says it has ...