All Aircraft programmes articles – Page 7

  • Ryanair Boeing order-c-Boeing

    Ryanair settles for higher price to secure 737 Max 10 slots


    Slot scarcity helped push Ryanair into reaching a deal with Boeing for 737 Max 10s, as group chief Michael O’Leary admits that the airline had to settle for a higher price than it sought. The airline is taking up to 300 Max 10s with deliveries set to begin in 2027. ...

  • Air Lease A321neo-c-Airbus

    Supply-chain hitches ‘no excuse’ for aircraft delivery delays: Air Lease


    US lessor Air Lease is not prepared to let airframers blame the supply chain for aircraft delivery delays, with executive chairman Steve Udvar-Hazy insisting that the manufacturers’ problems are “self-inflicted”. Speaking during a first-quarter briefing, Udvar-Hazy said Airbus and Boeing were increasing production rates across their single-aisle and long-haul ranges ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    Seats among constraints backloading A350 deliveries


    Airbus’s widebody delivery profile for the year will be heavily backloaded to the second half, with seat supply among the bottlenecks with which the airframer is having to cope. The manufacturer handed over just five A350s in the first three months of the year – to Starlux Airlines, Turkish Airlines, ...

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Airbus A350 freighter entry-into-service slips to 2026


    Airbus has shifted the entry into service date for the A350 freighter into 2026, but is more broadly maintaining its industrial targets for other programmes. The airframer, which has disclosed first-quarter results, says the industrial planning for the freighter is being “slightly adjusted” as its initial milestones are reached. Chief ...

  • mc-21 livery title-c-rostec

    MC-21 and Superjet roll out in United Aircraft’s new corporate livery


    United Aircraft has rolled out an Irkut MC-21 and Superjet 100 in a unified corporate livery ahead of the MAKS Moscow air show. The updated livery follows a corporate branding change at United Aircraft. It will feature on the MC-21 – prototypes of which have previously carried an Irkut design ...

  • CR929 mock-up-c-Moscow Aviation Institute

    Moscow institute ships CR929 wing-box parts for testing


    Moscow Aviation Institute has manufactured and shipped components for a prototype wing-box intended for the proposed long-haul CRAIC CR929. The CR929 is joint Russian-Chinese project to develop a widebody twinjet. Moscow Aviation Institute says its experimental facility has produced the components – which took around two months – and shipped ...

  • A350-c-Airbus

    Airbus and Safran finalise acquisition of troubled strategic parts firm Aubert & Duval


    Airbus and Safran have finalised the acquisition of specialist materials supplier Aubert & Duval, a year after disclosing that they were seeking to take over the loss-making firm in order to reinforce the aerospace supply chain. Previously owned by French minerals and metals company Eramet, the subsidiary specialises in strategic ...

  • Comac C919_Weibo

    Hainan Airlines commits to 60 C919s, 40 ARJ21s


    Hainan Airlines has disclosed commitments for 60 Comac C919 narrowbody aircraft and 40 ARJ21 regional jets meant for two airline units, providing an orderbook boost even as the airframer grapples with service entry delays.

  • Air China 737 Max-c-Boeing

    Boeing encouraged by China’s signals on 737 but keeps conservative outlook


    Boeing is taking a conservative view on the Chinese market but is encouraged by the gradual return to service of 737 Max jets in the country. Speaking during a first-quarter briefing, chief executive Dave Calhoun said all Max operators in China have brought at least part of their fleet back ...

  • 737 Max 9-c-Boeing

    Boeing confident of overcoming 737 fuselage issue within months


    Boeing is confident that it will recover within months from the recent 737 manufacturing process snag affecting aft fuselage sections, having understood the situation and the rework required. Chief executive Dave Calhoun stressed, during a first-quarter briefing, that the company was “working in a very constructive way” with fuselage supplier ...

  • Boeing 737 max

    Boeing maintains 737 delivery target despite near-term production hitch


    Boeing is still expecting to deliver 400 to 450 737 aircraft over the course of this year, and is planning to reach a monthly production rate of 38 aircraft from the current 31. The US airframer reiterated its delivery expectations as it turned in a first-quarter operating loss of $615 ...

  • Lufthansa A350 climate aircraft-c-Lufthansa Group

    Lufthansa test-flies crucial atmospheric probe for climate-research A350


    Lufthansa Group has flight-tested a measurement probe system which is crucial to the adaptation of one of the operator’s Airbus A350-900s to a climate-research aircraft. The German flag-carrier disclosed two years ago that it would modify the twinjet (D-AIXJ) to serve as a flight laboratory. It says it aims to ...

  • Ladoga Mishustin-c-Prime minister's office

    Russian prime minister foresees strong demand for TVRS-44 Ladoga turboprop


    Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin claims demand for the new UZGA TVRS-44 Ladoga regional turboprop stands at some 550 aircraft. Mishustin gave the figure during a visit to the Smolensk aviation plant SmAZ, which manufactures light aircraft and which is set to supply wing-boxes for the Ladoga. The 44-seat aircraft ...

  • DHL 777

    DHL orders nine of Mammoth Freighters’ cargo-converted 777s


    Package delivery company DHL Express has ordered nine of Mammoth Freighters’ cargo-converted Boeing 777-200LRs from US aircraft services company Jetran.

  • 777-300ERSF flight-c-IAI

    IAI expects Seoul facility to start 777 freighter conversions next year


    Nearly two years after disclosing preliminary plans to establish a freighter conversion centre in South Korea, Israel Aerospace Industries has signed an agreement to set up the facility. It will carry out conversions of Boeing 777-300ER twinjets from next year at the centre to be located at Seoul Incheon airport. ...

  • Ryanair 737 Max

    Ryanair assessing impact of Boeing’s 737 Max delivery disruption


    Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is “assessing with Boeing” how the US airframer’s move to pause delivery of some 737 Max jets because of a manufacturing error will impact delivery of aircraft due through the end of June.

  • A350F aft door-c-Airbus

    A350F orders edge above A330-200F deliveries


    Orders for Airbus’s A350 freighter have passed the total number of deliveries for its A330-200F, although the earlier cargo aircraft’s own order backlog had once peaked at nearly 80 jets. Airbus has firmed orders for 39 A350Fs in the 15 months since the first aircraft were recorded in the backlog. ...

  • Pogosyan-c-MAI

    Russian aerospace forum outlines prospects for supersonic business jets


    Former United Aircraft president Mikhail Pogosyan believes there is a market for 600 supersonic aircraft in the business sector, but expects any initial designs to take more than a decade to emerge. Speaking during a forum at the Moscow Aviation Institute, of which he is rector, Pogosyan said the Russian ...

  • A321XLR debut

    Airbus seeks A321XLR rapid-descent approval based on A321neo performance


    Airbus is asking US regulators to approve A321XLR emergency descent performance based on that for the basic A321neo, arguing that aerodynamic changes to the long-range variant will only have a limited effect. The airframer states that flight-test and analysis data shows the A321neo is able to descend from its certified ...

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Airbus books first A350 freighter order for the year


    Four more Airbus A350 freighters have been booked in the airframer’s backlog, attributed to an undisclosed customer. Airbus revealed the order – which was placed on 23 March, and marks its first for the cargo model this year – in its first-quarter backlog figures. The agreement brings to 39 the ...