On Wednesday morning, Delta announced an order for a total of 40 new Airbus aircraft, comprising of 10 A330-300s and 30 A321s. Delta currently operates 32 A330s, which previously belonged to Northwest, whereas the A321 will be a new aircraft for Delta, who operates 136 A319s and A320s. This is Delta’s first Airbus order since […]
In the early morning hours of Friday, Airbus A350 “MSN1″ climbed into the skies over Toulouse for the very first time. The first flight, just days before the 50th Paris Air Show, is a huge milestone in the A350 program, which is the latest widebody aircraft in the Airbus family. Much like the Boeing 787, […]
Tomorrow is a big day for Airbus, as the A350-900 XWB is scheduled for its first flight at 10:00am Paris time. The current plan, which is subject to weather conditions, calls for a four hour test flight out of and back to Toulouse. The A350-900 is slated for delivery in the second half of 2014, […]
Boeing on Wednesday announced the delivery of the 50th 747-8, a milestone in the latest generation of the so called “queen of the skies.” The 747-8 Intercontinental was delivered to Lufthansa, almost one year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental, and is the airline’s seventh 747-8 and its 82nd overall 747. “Lufthansa […]
Southwest Airlines and Boeing announced on Wednesday the launch of the 737 MAX 7, as the airline converted 30 737 NG orders into 737 MAX orders. Southwest also exercised options to add five more Next-Generation 737-800s to its fleet. The 737 MAX, which is the next generation of Boeing’s extremely popular narrowbody aircraft, is expected […]
On Tuesday afternoon, Boeing announced that they have delivered a 787 Dreamliner for the first time in four months, following the worldwide grounding due to faulty battery systems. 787 Line Number 83 was prepared earlier this week, and was delivered to Japan’s All Nippon Airways on Tuesday. Paine Field in Everett has been bursting with 787s since […]
On Friday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed the agenda for a two-day investigative hearing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s battery malfunctions. The Boeing Company, GS-Yuasa and Thales will testify and answer questions from NTSB Board members and technical staff about the design, testing, certification and operation of the lithium-ion battery on the Boeing […]
Airbus on Monday held a ground breaking ceremony at the site of their future A320 family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, signaling the start of construction of their first production facility in the Americas. The facility, which will produce the Airbus A319, A320, A321, is slated to start production on the first aircraft in […]
The 787 Dreamliner will take to the sky today for the first time in weeks, as Boeing begins flight testing their modifications to the battery system. The flight, Boeing 272, is scheduled to take off from Paine Field in Everett, conduct a one and a half hour flight test, and then return to Paine Field. […]
The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that they have pinpointed the origin of the January 7th battery fire on a JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston to single cell which short circuited and spread to other cells. The nations top safety regulators further announced that the investigation would turn toward scrutinizing the design, certification, […]
Some much needed good news was delivered by Boeing, yesterday, as they announced that the rate of production of the 737 has been increased to 38 airplanes per month. Over the past two years, the Next-Generation 737 has seen its production increased by more than 20 percent, from just over 31 per month, to the […]
European aircraft maker Airbus is wary that problems which have grounded rival Boeing’s 787 could also delay the launch of the A350.
All Nippon Airways will ground its entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners after one of their planes made an emergency landing in Japan Wednesday.
Plane leasing company BOC Aviation has ordered 50 medium-haul Airbus A320 family jets, including 25 more fuel-efficient neo aircraft.
Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft on Thursday announced it had signed a deal with SkyWest for 100 MRJ90 aircraft.
Airbus’s first flyable A350 XWB test aircraft has rolled out of the main assembly building in Toulouse and into a testing hangar.