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  • Boeing 777X 777-9 first flight Belly

    Boeing eyes 2021 delivery as 777-9 completes maiden flight


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

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    Why jet stalwart Embraer is embracing the turboprop


    If the stars align, the world could have the first all-new large turboprop passenger aircraft for four decades within five years.

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    EASA considers alternatives to US order on 727 fuel tanks


    European regulators are looking into alternative measures to mitigate an apparent safety risk relating to Boeing 727 auxiliary fuel tanks, after opting not to adopt a US FAA directive on the matter. The directive, to which Boeing had objected, argues that the fuel-quantity indicating system presents a potential electrical ...

  • A220

    Airbus talks up A220’s regional credentials as NAC firms order


    Nordic Aviation Capital has firmed up its order for 20 Airbus A220-300s, prompting the manufacturer to highlight the aircraft’s relevance in the regional aviation market. Regional aircraft lessor NAC had signed a memorandum of understanding for 20 A220s in June 2019. Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer states ...

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    Embraer expecting non-US orders soon for E175-E2


    European and Asian customers in sights as manufacturer seeks firm contracts for re-engined twinjet

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    Boeing delays 777X’s first sortie owing to weather


    The maiden flight of the Boeing 777X will be postponed owing to poor weather conditions around the company’s Everett, Washington production facility. “We are postponing the 777X first flight that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 23, due to weather,” says the company. “The team is currently ...

  • Compass Embraer 175 Delta

    ​Regional aircraft lessors and OEMs see unfulfilled demand


    Demand for leased regional aircraft is “unfulfilled” and the market offers “unique opportunities” for investors, according to panel participants at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference in Dublin. During the webcasted session, Chorus Aviation Capital president Steven Ridolfi highlighted “real demand for leases in the regional aircraft space that ...

  • Avic MA700

    MA700 tipped for late-2020 first flight


    Avic’s new turboprop programme, the MA700, has entered its final production phase, with the airframer targeting a maiden sortie by this year. According to a report by state news agency Xinhua, the first MA700 is expected to roll off the production line by the middle of the year. ...

  • Etihad 787-9

    Etihad training arm wins EASA approval to train 777/787 pilots


    Etihad Airways’ training unit has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots on behalf of airlines based in Europe and those outside the continent which follow its safety standards. Etihad Aviation Training, which has 11 full-motion simulators including five 777 and ...

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    Boeing 747 marks 50 years since Pan Am service debut


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

  • Embraer Boeing joint venture

    Embraer turboprop go-ahead hinges on EU probe into Boeing joint venture


    Embraer is on course to decide on the launch of an all-new advanced turboprop airliner within the next year but warns that the decision hinges on the approval of its joint venture with Boeing. 

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    Jiangxi Air takes delivery of first ARJ21


    Jiangxi Air has become the latest operator of Comac’s regional jet, the ARJ21. The carrier — a Xiamen Airlines joint venture — took delivery of the first aircraft, registered B-605V, on 19 January. Source: Comac Jiangxi Air took delivery of its first Comac ARJ21. ...

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    Joby Aviation and Toyota team up to develop eVTOL


    Joby Aviation, a California-based aerospace company building small electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles for potential air taxi service, says it has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation.

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    Airliner deliveries soar to 13,000 aircraft through 2010s


    Shipments rise through 10-year period but Boeing 737 Max crisis dampens decade-end peformance

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    Max effect drags down overall sales and deliveries in 2019


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

  • Airbus BelugaXL

    ​Airbus begins BelugaXL operations


    Airbus has started operating the first of the six BelugaXL high-capacity transports it is building to facilitate production ramp-up.

  • ATR IndiGo

    Asia-Pacific deliveries surge in final month of 2019


    Asia-Pacific carriers received 86 of the new commercial aircraft delivered in December 2019, with the year’s last month again the biggest in terms of deliveries. European carriers followed with 30 deliveries, North American carriers with 28, and Middle Eastern carriers with 18, according to Cirium fleets data. ...

  • Spirit AeroSystems Campus

    Spirit AeroSystems cuts 2,800 workers in first layoff round


    Spirit AeroSystems, supplier of Boeing 737 fuselages, will lay off 2,800 workers this month and make additional cuts in the coming weeks in response to Boeing’s halt of 737 Max production.

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    EmbraerX and Elroy Air collaborate on drone delivery systems


    EmbraerX, the Brazilian planemaker’s innovation subsidiary, says it has signed a collaboration agreement with Silicon Valley drone delivery startup Elroy Air to develop the air cargo market worldwide.

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    Changing leaders does not solve all Boeing’s problems


    Dennis Muilenburg took the Boeing helm in the summer of 2015 during a relatively benign period for the manufacturer. But as he departs, there is a very different atmosphere at the firm’s Chicago headquarters, where the ongoing 737 Max crisis still has many more questions than answers.