Aircraft Manufacturers

  • 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
  • Cargo drop stabilised but Swine flu new threat

    A stabilisation of global inventory levels has helped stabilise air freight demand and halted the freefall according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as it warned that concerns over a swine flu pandemic could have a significant impact...... Read More
  • Boeing cuts 777 production by 28%

    Hit by the global economic slowdown that has savaged the global airline industry, Boeing has announced production cuts in its widebody programmes from the middle of next year. The US airframer announced that its 777 production rate will decrease...... Read More
  • Boeing/Air France celebrate 777th B777

    Boeing and longtime partner Air France celebrated milestones recently with the delivery of the 777th Boeing 777 airplane. The new Boeing 777-300ER also will be the first to bear a new Air France livery and company brand identity. Air...... Read More
  • Emirates takes delivery of first B777 Freighter

    Emirates SkyCargo has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter, making it the second carrier to begin operating the newest generation freighter on the market, after Air France-KLM Cargo took delivery of its first in late February. The...... Read More
  • Boeing opens Indian R&D centre

    Boeing has announced the opening of its Boeing Research & Technology-India centre in Bangalore which will carry out continued collaboration with Indian R&D organisations, including government agencies and private sector R&D providers, universities and other companies. The centre will...... Read More
  • MD-11 crash raises history of problems

    The FedEx MD-11 aircraft that slammed into the runway and burst into flames Monday morning while landing at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport during windy conditions has raised the issue of the aircraft’s overly sensitive flight-control systems and reputation for...... Read More
  • IATA ups ’09 forecast with $4.7B industry loss

    Estimated losses for the global air industry are expected to nearly double from December’s forecast for 2009 as air carriers grapple with the worst crisis in over 60 years, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) saying a significant...... Read More