Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Airbus trials P&W’s geared turbofan

    Following earlier trials with Boeing, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) have commenced a series of flight tests to evaluate the ‘PurePower’ PW1000G technology demonstrator engine which features P&W’s patented ‘Geared Turbofan’ (GTF) architecture. The tests are being performed...... 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
  • Airbus

    Airbus, owned by Franco German EADS, is to double the amount of vendor financing it offers to about US$2.64 billion next year, the Financial Times reported. The financing is aimed at supporting commercial aircraft sales and maintaining deliveries as...... Read More
  • Americas: Boeing production still idle from ongoing strike

    Boeing and the International Association of Machinists union appear far apart and unwilling to compromise to settle a strike, both sides indicate as the strike enters its second month. With a strike by Boeing machinists idling some 27,000 workers...... Read More
  • Europe/ CIS: Airbus sells its UK wing component plant

    Airbus and GKN have signed a contract under which GKN will purchase the wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit based at Airbus’ site at Filton, near Bristol, UK. This includes all operational business, assets and activities being transferred to...... Read More
  • China: 2 AVICs become China Aviation Industry Corp

    China’s AVIC I recently said that the merged company it is forming with AVIC II will be called “China Aviation Industry Corp. Group”. The merger, which aims to create a state-owned company to oversee aircraft manufacturing in China, including...... Read More
  • Boeing

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes VPMarketing Randy Tinseth told reporters in Tokyo that “frankly we do not know when the [machinists] strike will end” and that the manufacturer will have to “reassess our production, deliveries and program schedule for the 787...... Read More
  • Airbus Tianjin

    Airbus officially opened its first final assembly line outside Europe with Sunday’s inauguration of the A320 Family Final Assembly Line in Tianjin. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders officiated at a ceremony with more...... Read More