Aircraft Manufacturers

  • 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
  • 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