Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Boeing announces second 787 assembly line

    Boeing has announced that it has chosen its North Charleston, South Carolina facility as the location for a second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program. Boeing said it evaluated criteria that were designed to find the final...... Read More
  • Airline exec confidence returns

    Airline executives expect improved results and a rebound in cargo volumes in the coming year, a “turning point” for a sector closely linked to economic trends, a survey released on Monday showed. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said...... Read More
  • China posts 8.9 per cent Q3 GDP growth

China posted GDP growth of 8.9 per cent in the third quarter of the year, up from 7.9 per cent growth in the second quarter, Bloomberg reported. The growth rate, the fastest in a year, reflected heavy government stimulus...... Read More
  • China-ASEAN Free Trade Area on track

    The Chinese Vice Premier has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to going beyond the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) which is set to come into effect on January 1, 2010 in developing comprehensive economic cooperation in the Asian region. This...... Read More
  • Boeing reports $1.6 billion loss in Q3

    The Boeing Co’s troubled 787 and 747-8 programmes, along with the global economic recession dragged down its third-quarter earnings, causing the company to report a US$1.6 billion loss Wednesday. “We look forward to getting the 787 and 747-8 in...... Read More
  • 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