Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Boeing announces revised 787 schedule

    The first test flight of Boeing’s long-delayed 787 Dreamliner passenger plane will happen by the end of 2009, some two years behind schedule, the company has said. Boeing also said it expected to deliver its first Dreamliner in the...... Read More
  • Boeing finalises Vought purchase for 787s

    Boeing announced the conclusion of its acquisition of the business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at its South Carolina facility, where a key structure for the 787 Dreamliner is built. The newly acquired facility, located in North...... Read More
  • Boeing wins US$1.3 billion order from Ethiopian

    Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have announced an order for five Boeing 777-200LRs, worth an estimated US$1.3 billion at list prices making it the largest order of the year for Boeing. With the order, Ethiopian Airlines becomes the first African...... Read More
  • First Boeing 747-8 freighter takes shape

    Boeings’ much anticipated re-vamped B747 freighter took a major step closer this week toward final assembly as mechanics at its Everett, Washington facility loaded the forward and aft fuselage sections to join with the wing and centre section of...... Read More
  • Antonov AN-124’s may soon be back in production

    Russian media reports suggest that production of the Antonov An-124, the largest commercial aircraft to be mass-produced, could be about to recommence. Talk of a resumption in production first surfaced at the Berlin air show in 2008, but there...... Read More
  • China posts 7.9% GDP growth for second month

    China has reported a 7.9 per cent year-on-year growth in its estimated gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter, spurred by a government economic stimulus package. The April-June figure was up from 6.1 per cent in the first...... Read More
  • AMERICAS: 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
  • 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