Manufacturers

Sabena Aerospace and SABCA pioneers in first ecosystem in Belgium’s aerospace industry: “Blueberry”

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The brand-new aerospace group with SABENA AEROSPACE and SABCA as pioneers takes off today. The deal transferring the SABCA shares of Dassault Belgique Aviation...

Five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter receives type certification by EASA

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Ready for customer deliveries later this year Raising the bar in performance, comfort, simplicity and connectivity Airbus Helicopters’ five-bladed H145 has been certified by...

[Analysis] New deferrals show that Airbus is as exposed as Boeing to air travel crisis, says GlobalData

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Following news that Iberia has rescheduled orders of A320neo and A350, Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defense Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

Gulfstream sells last commercially available G550

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has sold the last commercially available Gulfstream G550™, clearing the way for the production of the award-winning business-aviation...

Boeing delivers first F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to U.S. Navy for flight test

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The first operational Block III jet will be delivered to the Navy in early 2021 Boeing delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets...

Corsair International says goodbye to the Queen of the Skies

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15 June 2020 is an important date for the French commercial aviation industry. Corsair International said goodbye to its Boeing 747 operations on this...

[Analysis] Bombardier distances itself from commercial aviation with valid reasons, says GlobalData

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Following the news that Bombardier is planning to cut 600 jobs at its Belfast facility manufacturing A220 wings, Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defense Analyst at...

Bell Boeing delivers 400th V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor aircraft to U.S. Air Force

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The Bell Boeing V-22 team recently delivered its 400th aircraft, a CV-22 for U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. The first production V-22 was delivered...

[Analysis] Airbus confronts clients’ disengagement as COVID-19 rages, says GlobalData

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Following the news that Airbus does not exclude prosecuting clients who default on orders and deliveries, Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defense Analyst at GlobalData, a...

Bombardier Aviation announces workforce adjustments in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Bombardier Aviation announced today that it would adjust its workforce to align with current market conditions reflecting the extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges caused...

Boeing delivers first Super Hornet Blue Angel test jet

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Super Hornet to become the fourth Boeing platform for the flight demonstration team. Boeing has modified Blue Angels since 2008 and delivered 23...

[Analysis] Another deferral of the delivery of 68 aircraft threatens chances of come back for the Boeing 737 MAX, says GlobalData

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Following today’s (Wednesday 3 June) news that SMBC Aviation Capital is deferring 68 Boeing 737 MAX deliveries, Nicolas Jouan, Aerospace and Defense Analyst at...

Norway’s Helitrans accepts first helicopters (two Airbus H125s) under e-delivery process

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Trondheim-based Helitrans formally accepted the latest two H125s into its fleet following a series of actions that allowed all the requirements of the normal...

A final salute to Delta Air Lines’ MD-88 and MD-90 ‘Mad Dogs’

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On Tuesday, June 2, Delta’s McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft will fly their final scheduled flights before heading to Blytheville, Ark., for their well-deserved retirement. Both aircraft operated across much of Delta’s domestic network and...

Bombardier concludes sale of the CRJ Series regional jet programme to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Bombardier confirmed today the closing of the previously announced sale of the CRJ Series aircraft programme to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) for a...

All-electric Cessna Grand Caravan makes maiden flight

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On May 29, 2020, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan with a Magni500 electric motor of 560 kW (750 hp) chartered by the company MagniX...

Boeing starts involuntary layoffs process: first 6,770 employees notified

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After Boeing completed its voluntary layoff program, the American manufacturer has now come to the start of laying off the first 6,770 U.S. employees....

Boeing resumes still grounded 737 MAX production

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Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX - still grounded since 441 days - at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. The 737 programme...

Finnair boosts reliability of regional fleet with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

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Finnair signs a 10-year maintenance contract with ATR for Nordic Regional Airlines’ fleet of 12 ATR 72-500 ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the...

Airbus A400M achieves Automatic Low-Level Flight certification

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The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low-Level Flight capability, offering a unique...