RwandAir, the national airline of the country of Rwanda, on Thursday took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800.The delivery sets two milestones both for the central African carrier and the continent as a whole. It is the first 737 delivered to any African nation fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior.
The 2011 Paris Air Show was the best ever for Airbus, earning firm orders for 418 aircraft worth about $44 billion at list prices, compared to only 47 planes valued at $7.5 billion for Boeing.
We got a sneak peek inside a new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental being built in Everett, Wash. on Saturday, a day ahead of the model’s first public display.
Boeing’s 787 Dream Tour made its way to an improbable destination on Monday — Washington’s Reagan National Airport — a field that will almost certainly never see scheduled 787 service due to its size constraints.
Airbus has released photos of the first A380 super jumbo jet destined for China Southern Airlines. The Guangzhou-based carrier will become the world’s seventh operator of the A380 when this aircraft is delivered in the second half of this year.
After Boeing and All Nippon Airways revealed the first 787 Dreamliner to be delivered, we got some close up looks at the new state-of-the-art aircraft, from the unique paint scheme outside to the economy class seats in the main cabin.
Three-hundred and sixty-two passengers, media and VIP guests received the ride of a lifetime Friday as Lufthansa and Boeing celebrated the first scheduled 747-8 Intercontinental flight in Washington DC.
Formally delivered late last week, the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental actually flew home to Frankfurt with its Lufthansa owners on Tuesday.
Armavia has decided to return its Sukhoi Superjet 100 due to reliability problems and says it will buy a western plane instead.
Korean Air has announced an order for five new Airbus A330-200s along with two additional Boeing 777-300ERs, with a total value of $1.58 billion at list prices.
What started as a dream back in 2004 with an announcement on Wall Street, All Nippon Airways and Boeing launched an all new aircraft that was then called the 7E7 Dreamliner. On Wednesday, the dream inched closer to reality, as the state-of-the-art jet now known as the 787 completed all of its FAA-required certification test flights.
KLM will begin receiving Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in 2016 with a new order worth up to $11.4 billion.
Boeing and Air China on Monday announced an order for four 777-300ERs for $1.1 billion at current list prices.
Boeing today, in conjunction with 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways, rolled out the first 787-8 commercial airliner to be used in revenue passenger service.
Boeing has announced its intentions to update the engines of the current 737 airliner and launch a new line of jets dubbed the 737 MAX family.
Boeing will send its new 787 Dreamliner to at least four countries on two continents during a six month world tour, the company announced this week.
Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.
Airbus’s first flyable A350 XWB test aircraft has rolled out of the main assembly building in Toulouse and into a testing hangar.