Aircraft Manufacturers

  • 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
  • AVIC launches commercial engine company

    China moved closer to its stated ambition of manufacturing a large commercial passenger aircraft with Aviation Industries of China’s (AVIC), launch of its commercial engine company in Shanghai recently. AVIC President Lin Zuoming said the new venture will produce...... Read More
  • Airbus tops Boeing deliveries in ’08 but predicts soft ’09

    European aircraft maker Airbus once again took top spot in global airliner production for the sixth year running in 2008, with a 7 per cent rise in deliveries, to a record 483 planes. Deliveries comprised 386 A320 family aircraft,...... Read More
  • EADS drops US acquisition to save money

    European aerospace group EADS said it had abandoned a “significant” acquisition in the US in order to conserve cash and support Airbus plane sales to crisis-hit airlines. The Airbus parent company is under pressure to offer financing to buyers...... Read More