Aircraft Manufacturers

  • EC postpones emissions standard until 2010

    The European Commission (EC) has delayed, for the second time, the formal announcement of its baseline aviation sector CO2 emissions standard until mid-2010, Bloomberg reported. The EC had originally set a 2 August 2009 deadline for publishing a CO2...... Read More
  • IATA growth not quite as good as it seems

    The latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) figures for air cargo show a decline of 9.6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in August compared to declines of 11.3 per cent in July and 16.5 per cent in June. But that...... Read More
  • MNG ups its order for A330 freighters

    MNG Airlines, the largest Turkish all-cargo operator, has placed a follow-on order with Airbus for two more A330-200Fs to support its expanding cargo operations. These aircraft are in addition to the two firm orders for the A330-200F which the...... Read More
  • Cathay signs leaseback deal for six B777s

    Cathay Pacific has signed an agreement with aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation for the sale and leaseback of six of the 19 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft it has on order. CEO Tony Tyler said the move was consistent with the...... Read More
  • DHL adds B767 freighters to trans-Atlantic

    DHL Express has added the first of six 53.5 tonne capacity Boeing 767ER Freighters into its fleet replacing the shared capacity of its MD-11F aircraft that are currently in use through a joint venture with Lufthansa Cargo. The new...... Read More
  • FedEx Express takes delivery of first 777 Freighter

    FedEx Express has taken delivery of its first of 15 Boeing 777 Freighters it has on order with at least four of these serving Asia to US routes by April 2010. By 2014 the express company will have a...... Read More
  • Air cargo upturn underway, but “fragile”

    Signs of a clear, but fragile recovery in air cargo demand are being driven by companies restocking inventories which have run low, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. But this pick up would remain “fragile” as...... Read More
  • Boeing’s new 747-8 Freighter gets its engines

    While woes continue to beset its 787 Dreamliner project, Boeing is continuing to mark the numerous milestones in the assembly of its first 747-8 Freighter. Earlier this week Boeing announced that mechanics completed the installation of the new GEnx-2B...... Read More
  • AMERICAS: Boeing’s Alteon training division re-named

    Boeing has announced that the company’s training organisation, Alteon, will be renamed Boeing Training & Flight Services. Boeing said the new name reflects the organisation’s expanded capabilities for providing flight, maintenance, cabin safety and flight operations training. With the...... Read More
  • AMERICAS: Boeing finds new problem in 787

    Boeing has halted production of 787 Dreamliner fuselage sections at the Alenia Aeronautica, a subsidiary of Finmeccanica, factory in Italy after new flaws were found in the aircraft’s lightweight carbon composite fuselage. Boeing found microscopic wrinkles in the skin...... Read More