All Airframers news – Page 13

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    Congress slams Boeing and FAA for alleged 737 Max failures


    A US congressional committee investigating the Boeing 737 Max has issue a preliminary report highlighted alleged failures by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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    Coronavirus downturn raises questions about demand for new passenger jets


    Aerospace analysts are now considering whether the coronavirus-induced airline industry downturn, should it persist, might lead airlines to defer aircraft deliveries or even cancel orders. While aircraft makers say their industry remains healthy, the downturn is also raising questions about potential fallout to Boeing’s 737 Max, an aircraft Boeing expects will be certificated by mid-year.

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    What Flybe’s demise means for the Dash 8


    Flybe’s collapse is a serious blow for De Havilland Canada’s Dash 8-400 programme as the UK regional carrier was the turboprop’s largest operator.

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    Boeing’s new leaders may have what it takes to lead turnaround: analysts


    In the year since the second 737 Max crash, Boeing has overhauled much of its top leadership, including naming of David Calhoun as new chief executive and Stan Deal as chief of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Those changes have largely been viewed positively by aerospace analysts. They are optimistic Boeing’s new leaders have skills needed to move the company toward recovery.

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    Airbus wins all of January’s new airliner orders


    Airbus made a strong start to 2020, accounting for all of the new commercial aircraft orders recorded during January. Boeing secured no fresh business, highlighting the continuation of its struggle with returning the grounded 737 Max to operational use.

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    CFM strikes deal with Boeing on Leap-1B payments for 2020


    Engine joint venture CFM International has struck an agreement to receive payment from Boeing for all Leap-1B powerplants delivered in 2020.

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    Sojitz unit Atlantis revealed as 'undisclosed' 787-9 buyer


    A special purpose company of Japan’s Sojitz Corporation, Atlantis Aviation Corporation, has been revealed as the party behind three Boeing 787-9 orders that were previously attributed to an undisclosed customer. Boeing made the disclosure following a query from FlightGlobal regarding a 26 February announcement from All Nippon Airways (ANA). ...

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    ANA announces commitment for 15 GEnx-powered 787s


    All Nippon Airways has committed to placing firm orders for 15 Boeing 787s to be powered by the General Electric GEnx-1B, and not the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 that powers its existing fleet. The order will comprise 11 787-10s and four 787-9s, says ANA. In addition, ANA will obtain options ...

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    FAA settles whistleblower retaliation allegations for $90,000


    The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to pay the US government $90,000 to settle allegations it retaliated against a staffer who raised concerns about unqualified safety inspectors.

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    Bombardier’s rail sale is last roll of the dice


    The mansion that Laurent built is down to its last room. Bombardier – transformed by Pere Beaudoin from humble snowmobile manufacturer to world leader in aviation and rail transportation by the time he handed the chief executive reins to son Pierre in 2003 – will soon be known simply for business aircraft.

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    De Havilland Canada sees growing market in Asia for high-density Dash 8


    De Havilland Canada may have left the limelight to arch-rival ATR when it pulled out days before the Singapore air show over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, but the Canadian airframer is confident about prospects for its Dash 8 twin-turboprop in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly high-density variants.

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    Qantas approaches future fleet with eye for competitive edge, simplification


    Qantas Airways continues to evaluate a number of aircraft types, including new narrowbodies as well as Boeing’s proposed New Mid-Market Airplane (NMA). A slide accompanying the airline’s first half results presentation outlines the airline’s thinking in regard to fleet, dividing aircraft types into four categories: exit fading technology, mainstream ...

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    Boeing asks for suspension of its tax subsidies


    Boeing has asked for its tax breaks to be suspended amid an acrimonious and escalating trade war between the USA and the European Union, targeting its respective aircraft manufacturers, that threatens to play long-term havoc on aircraft deliveries on both continents.

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    Asia-Pacific sees subdued deliveries in January


    Asia-Pacific carriers took 21 of the 55 commercial aircraft delivered globally in the first month of of the new decade, followed by European carriers with 17 deliveries and North American carriers with just 10. While January is particularly weak for deliveries after airframers’ traditional push in December, global deliveries ...

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    USA raises tariffs on EU aircraft to 15%


    The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) raised its tariffs on large European aircraft 15%, up from its 10% levies implemented last October, in an ongoing dispute over subsidies.

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    Former Airbus Americas exec supports smaller Boeing NMA


    Boeing needs to reinvigorate aerospace competition with a new aircraft programme, former Airbus Americas president Barry Eccleston said on 12 February, calling for the US airframer to introduce a smaller aircraft than its original draft for a 270-seat New Mid-market Airplane (NMA). “The dominant Airbus, Boeing duopoly” has dulled ...

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    Boeing lands no new aircraft orders in January as deliveries slow to trickle


    Boeing received no new orders for large commercial aircraft in January, and delivered only 13 aircraft – a trickle of activity for a company long accustomed to big orders and dozens of monthly deliveries.