Aircraft Manufacturers


  • 15 more B777 freighters for FedEx

    Federal Express announced on Monday that its FedEx Express unit exercised options from a 2006 purchase agreement, to buy 15 more Boeing 777 freighters, worth US$3.75 billion at list prices, Although the move clearly bucks the current economic trouble,...... Read More
  • Antonov An-12s banned from UAE airspace

    The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority has banned a widely used cargo aircraft from UAE airspace, citing safety concerns. A number of recent accidents involving the Antonov An-12, a four-engine turboprop plane, prompting the authority to blacklist...... Read More
  • Boeing set to slash 4,500 jobs

    Chicago-based Boeing has announced that it will eliminate 4,500 jobs from its commercial work force in 2009, with 60-day layoff notices going out next month. Most of the jobs will be cut from its Seattle-based commercial airplane division. The...... Read More
  • China to take delivery of 241 aircraft in ’09

    China to take delivery of 241 aircraft in ’09 China is set take delivery of 241 new planes this year, 16 of which are delayed orders from 2008, Dow Jones reported. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China...... Read More
  • Thai Airways delays Airbus payment

    Thai Airways International said Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Airbus to postpone the first payment for six A330 aircraft to be delivered in 2009 after being hit by the Thai airport closures and global economic crisis, according...... Read More
  • B787 problems force A330 freighter delay

    Ongoing production delays of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft is resulting in customers looking to Airbus passenger aircraft as a replacement which is forcing Airbus to postpone production of its freighters. Setbacks in technical development and an eight-week...... Read More
  • New engine company for consolidated China Aviation

    China Aviation Industry Corp. Group, the result of the merger of AVIC I and AVIC II, was launched in November and will be responsible for the production of China’s large commercial aircraft. CAIC has since signed an agreement with...... Read More
  • Airbus/Avic labour over Harbin composites

    Airbus has said it is close to an agreement with China’s Avic’s Harbin Aircraft to set up a joint composite-components plant in China. Technology transfer has been a sticking point in the negotiations from the beginning, according to Chinese...... Read More
  • Americas : Boeing strike deadlock more bad news

    Airlines waiting for Boeing aircraft deliveries have no immediate hope in sight as the strike at the US planemaker’s Everett assembly plant near Seattleappears no closer to a resolution. This follows the adjournment of a second round of mediated...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : Airbus will deliver 12 more A380s this year

    Airbus will meet its target of delivering 12 A380 super jumbo aircraft this year, the company’s chief executive pledged recently, brushing aside reports that manufacturing and engineering difficulties had again put the project behind schedule. The 525-seat, A-380 has...... Read More