Aircraft Manufacturers

  • 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
  • FedEx MD-11 crashes while landing at Narita

    A FedEx cargo aircraft en route from China has crashed this morning while attempting to land at Tokyo’s Narita airport in strong winds, bursting into flames and killing two pilots on board. The FedEx MD-11 was coming from Guangzhou,...... Read More
  • OECD cuts China’s growth figure again

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will cut its 2009 economic growth projection for China to below 6.5 per cent, the Wall Street Journal reported. The OECD’s previous forecast, made in November, was 8 per cent, but...... Read More
  • Final flight test B787 in final assembly

    The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner designated for flight test is now undergoing final assembly in Everett, Washington, the airframe manufacturer said this week. It said progress continues on the fleet with the first flight test airplane, ZA001,...... Read More
  • China Eastern sold/leased-back six freighters

    China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has recently announced that it reached agreement in August of 2007 for the sale and lease back of six Boeing MD-11 freighters to the aircraft leasing unit of General Electric (GE), Dow Jones reported. The...... Read More
  • RR rushes to find Trent 777 icing solution

    Rolls-Royce is working to find a modification to its Trent 800 engine following recommendations by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). A second interim report on last year’s crash of a British Airways Boeing 777-200 at London Heathrow...... Read More
  • Boeing reaffirms a 1Q 2010 Dreamliner delivery

    The head of Boeing Co.’s commercial-aircraft segment has reaffirmed that it still intends to make the first commercial delivery of its much-delayed 787 Dreamliner in the first quarter of 2010. “At Boeing, the fundamentals of our production programs are...... Read More
  • Trent 700s for HK Air’s A330s

    HNA Group and Rolls-Royce have signed a contract for Trent 700EP engines to power Hong Kong Airlines’ new fleet of 20 Airbus A330s. The value of the contract, including a long-term services agreement, is approximately US$1.2 billion at list...... Read More
  • Cargo exec says industry kidding itself

    Air cargo management must “strip the veils of illusion from their eyes” in combating the worst recession since the industry began 60 years ago, according to industry stalwart Julian Keeling. Keeling said these illusions included the near obsession with...... Read More