Aircraft Manufacturers

  • 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
  • Air cargo firms appeal UAE Antonov ban

    UAE air cargo companies have joined forces to appeal against a decision by the General Civil Aviation Authority banning Antonov An-12 airplanes from UAE airspace. The authority last week ordered all Antonov An-12 airplanes out of the country by...... Read More
  • 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