Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Air France-KLM Cargo takes delivery of 777F

    Amid the doom and gloom of an industry hemorrhaging at the hands of a worsening global economic crisis, launch customer Air France took delivery of the first of Boeing’s new 777 freighter this week. “I think it’s very important...... Read More
  • Air China takes delivery of new B737-800

    GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Air China as the carrier undertakes its ongoing fleet modernisation. GECAS currently leases 16 other aircraft to the carrier and manages six aircraft...... Read More
  • B777s to limit exposure to extreme cold

    Beoing has issued a far-reaching notice to customers regarding its B777 aircraft fitted with Rolls-Royce Trent 800-series engines as a result of a second engine power loss on a B777 following one that caused a hard landing in London...... Read More
  • European safety body certifies B777F

    Boeing’s 777 Freighter has received its formal stamp of approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA validated the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 3 February type certification of the 777 Freighter. The certification formally recognises that the...... Read More
  • First B777-300ER for Australia goes to Virgin

    Boeing and the Virgin Group’s new V Australia long-haul airline recently celebrated the first 777-300ER to go to an Australian carrier. The aircraft, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of...... Read More
  • 787 Dreamliner production resumes

    Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliners resumed at the end of January with the join of the fifth airplane designated for flight test. Designated ZA005, this fifth airframe is the first to be powered with General Electric GEnx engines with...... Read More
  • ILFC boss forecasts airframe production cuts

    ILFC boss forecasts airframe production cuts International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC) chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy has projected that both Airbus and Boeing will cut production over the next two years by as much as 30-35 per cent. Airbus...... Read More
  • Boeing to go ahead with B747-8F

    Boeing last week insisted it was going ahead with production of its planned B747-8 aircraft, despite reports questioning the airframe manufacturers commitment. The next-generation ‘Jumbo’ has been met with luke-warm interest on the passenger side, with slightly better interest...... Read More
  • Dubai lessor cuts 787 order

    Dubai-based lessor, LCAL, established in 2004 to buy and lease 787s, cut its Dreamliner order from 21 aircraft to five. The 16 cancellations are another blow to the ongoing troubles surrounding the Dreamliner and are valued at US$2.8 billion....... Read More
  • S7 cancels Dreamliners

    Russian airline S7 has cancelled a contract to buy 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for delivery in 2014 and will seek to lease the planes instead. “S7 retains interest in using the Dreamliner and wants to take the planes under...... Read More