Aircraft Manufacturers

  • AMERICAS: Boeing’s Carson sees recovery next year

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Scott Carson believes economic recovery is in sight. “It feels like we’re bouncing off the bottom,” he said at the Paris Air Show. Citing the latest economic data that Boeing tracks, he said: “It...... Read More
  • EUROPE & CIS: Sukhoi sells 24 Superjet 100s to Avialeasing

    Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and Avialeasing announced recently that they had signed a US$715 million contract for the delivery of 24 Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners between 2011-2013. Currently, Sukhoi has 122 firm orders for Superjet100 airliners.... Read More
  • EUROPE & CIS: Paris show ends more upbeat for Airbus than Boeing

    Airbus’ chief salesman, John Leahy departed this year’s Paris Air Show slightly more upbeat than he was before about the industry’s outlook and certainly more upbeat than his counterpart at Boeing at the annual event. Boeing managed to bag...... Read More
  • CHINA: Airbus in US$3 billion deal with China bank

    Airbus has signed an agreement with the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to provide financing to supply 70 A320 jets to mainland purchasers, according to a report in the Financial Times. The total value of ICBC support...... Read More
  • Boeing again delays first 787 test flight

    Only days before the much anticipated first test flight of the long-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing has had to embarrassingly announce yet another delay – the fifth so far – to the aircraft’s delivery schedule due to a newly...... Read More
  • Air France crash: Terrorism possibility gains ground

    Brazilian and French search crews have recovered another 13 bodies from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil where Air France Flight 447 with 228 passengers and crew aboard, came down over a week ago. Airbus 330-200 crashed...... Read More
  • First Chinese A320 takes to the skies

    China’s first Airbus-assembled aircraft took to the skies recently with the first flight of an A320 in the skies over Tianjin. The 180-seat aircraft, the first to be built outside of Europe, is the first of what is expected...... Read More
  • Possible 2011 ramp-up of A320 production

    Airbus COO-customers, John Leahy said recently that the manufacturer may ramp up A320 family aircraft production to 40 per month as early as the end of 2010 or early 2011, a signal that the industry has some confidence in...... Read More
  • EADS first-quarter profit tumbles 40%

    Airbus parent EADS reported first-quarter net income of €170 million (US$232 million), down 40 per cent from €285 million a year earlier, as net commercial aircraft orders dropped dramatically year-on-year to eight compared to 395 in last year’s first...... Read More
  • Dreamliner moves to flight line for testing

    Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will finally take to the skies later this quarter following its move out of the hangar and onto the flight line last week. Fuel testing – the first in the next phase of extensive checks the...... Read More