All Aircraft programmes articles – Page 8

  • c919

    US mulls halting Leap engine sales to C919 programme: reports


    The United States is reportedly considering blocking the sale of engines for Comac’s C919 narrowbody programme. Citing unnamed sources close to the matter, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that potential restrictions covering CFM International Leap-1C engines for the programme might be accompanied by ...

  • American Airlines Airbus A321neo

    Tariff hike only deepens US airlines’ misery: Airbus


    Airbus has criticised the US government’s decision to increase tariffs on imported aircraft, claiming it simply exacerbates problems for the country’s own airlines. The US Trade Representative decision – which hikes tariffs from the previous 10% to a level of 15% – is a consequence of the long-running transatlantic ...

  • nma-GA-no-caption

    Why Boeing must end NMA indecision


    Critics joke that Boeing’s New Mid-market Airplane (NMA) launch is taking almost as long as NASA did to get Apollo 11 off the pad, following JFK’s famous man-on-the-Moon declaration.

  • Avic MA700

    AVIC restarts MA700 production amid Covid-19 outbreak


    AVIC says that its MA700 turboprop production is still on schedule, despite the Covid-19 outbreak in China. The Chinese airframer says it restarted production of the MA700 on 10 February, after production was halted for an undisclosed period. The MA700 final assembly team lead Han Jiawei says that ...

  • airbus 50 a220

    A220 break-even pushed back to mid-2020s


    Airbus is pushing back the estimate for A220 programme break-even to the middle of the current decade, several years later than the 2020 timeline for which Bombardier had been aiming. It has disclosed that it has taken a larger share, 75%, of the programme by picking up part of ...

  • A321neo ACF A321LR

    Avolon foresees A321neo delays into 2022


    Lessor says delivery schedule not expected to be back on track until 2022, later than Airbus had previously been indicating

  • A330-800 Airbus

    A330-800 secures joint European and US certification


    European and US authorities have granted joint type certification to the Airbus A330-800, the smaller variant of the re-engined A330neo family. FlightGlobal had earlier reported that the aircraft was set to receive European Union Aviation Safety Agency and US FAA certification on 13 February. Airbus has confirmed that ...

  • A350-1000

    Airbus takes €100m charge to restructure key fuselage supplier


    Among the charges disclosed by Airbus in its full-year financial results is a €103 million figure relating to efforts to turn around German aerostructures firm Premium Aerotec. Airbus says the charge relates to a restructuring plan for the Augsburg-based company which is intended to improve the company’s position. ...

  • A330neo Flight test

    Airbus to cut A330 output and keep A350 rate level


    Airbus is to cut production of its A330 line to 40 aircraft this year, and will keep A350 monthly output to between nine and 10 aircraft. The decision is a consequence of “overall customer demand” in the twin-aisle sector, says the airframer. Chief executive Guillaume Faury, speaking in ...

  • A321neo ACF

    Airbus sees ‘clear path’ to small hike in A320 production


    Airbus indicates that it sees potential for a further small hike in A320-family monthly production rates beyond the 63 already planned for 2021. The airframer says it “sees a clear path” to increasing the rate by one or two aircraft per month for 2022 and 2023 – potentially taking ...

  • airbus 50 fleet

    Penalties cut into Airbus full-year performance


    Heavy penalties on Airbus imposed under the €3.6 billion deferred prosecution agreement, as well as other charges, have cut into the company’s full-year results, leading to its formally reporting a consolidated net loss of €1.36 billion. The penalty is part of an overall €5.6 billion negative impact on the ...

  • A220 - Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

    Airbus to shift A220 cockpit and fuselage work to Mirabel site


    Airbus is to transfer A220 work package production currently conducted at Bombardier’s Saint-Laurent facility to the Mirabel site where the aircraft’s final assembly line is located. The airframer’s Stelia Aerospace division is setting up a local subsidiary to take over the work packages, which include cockpit and aft fuselage ...

  • A220 in flight

    Airbus takes 75% of A220 programme as Bombardier exits


    Airbus is increasing its share in the A220 programme to 75%, with the Canadian government’s Investissement Quebec holding the 25% balance, as Bombardier exits from the former CSeries partnership. The European airframer has confirmed that, under the revised ownership agreement for Airbus Canada Limited Partnership, the Investissement Quebec share ...

  • MC-21 PD-14

    Engine pylons completed for first PD-14-powered MC-21


    Russian airframer VASO has completed the first engine pylons for the Irkut MC-21 intended for installation of Aviadvigatel PD-14 powerplants. The Voronezh-based manufacturer says the latest assemblies bring the total number of pylon sets to 12. While MC-21s so far assembled have all comprised Pratt Whitney ...

  • 737 Max FIA16

    FAA administrator details the steps to ungrounding of 737 Max


    Adiministration awaits proposals from Boeing ahead of scheduling test flight

  • A321XLR Cebu Pacific

    Airbus expects A321XLR to 'safely exceed' 1,000 orders


    Strong sales since last year’s launch underline new variant’s popularity, says manufacturer

  • Boeing 737 NG converted freighter

    Lessor BBAM orders trio of Boeing Converted Freighters


    Aircraft lessor BBAM has ordered three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters, the US airframer has disclosed.

  • 737 Max 7

    Fuselage deal pushes back recovery of 737 Max production rates


    Spirit AeroSystems’ latest Boeing 737 Max production agreement for 2020 covers barely a third of the fuselages it delivered in 2018, and appears to put Boeing at least four years behind its ramp-up schedule for the re-engined jet. Under a 6 February memorandum Spirit has agreed to deliver 216 ...

  • 737 Max

    FAA chief defends reasoning to delay 737 Max grounding


    US FAA chief Steve Dickson has defended the administration’s decision to wait for empirical evidence to order the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, rather than follow other authorities’ precautionary approach. The FAA grounded the type on 13 March, three days after the loss of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max

    Icelandair counts costs of 737 Max grounding


    Icelandair Group estimates that the Boeing 737 Max grounding has had a net negative effect of $100 million on the company’s EBIT to date.