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BREAKING | Bombardier sells CRJ program to Mitsubishi

Bombardier has entered into a definitive agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries regarding the sale of the CRJ regional aircraft program for $550 million. Under the agreement, announced on June 25, 2019, the Japanese manufacturer will acquire maintenance, support, upgrade, marketing and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft, also including service and support network activities […]

Turkish Airlines charms with new Boeing 787 Dreamliner interior

Turkish Airlines is getting ready to introduce the first Boeing Dreamliner to its fleet. While the airliner will officially take off on behalf of Turkish later on, in July 2019, the first photos already reveal what flyers can expect to find onboard. The first flight of Turkish Airlines’ brand-new Dreamliner is expected on July 8, […]

Rolls Royce acquires Siemens e Aircraft

“We are at the dawn of the third era of aviation,” proclaims Rolls-Royce as it announces the acquisition of Siemens’ electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion business, marking a clear step further into making greener engines. The eAircraft is Siemens’ business branch which is developing all-electric and hybrid electric propulsion solutions for the aerospace industry. Rolls-Royce […]

Airbus A320NEO: the big winner at Paris Air Show with 250+ orders

“NEO” has been the operating word for Airbus at the Paris Air Show 2019. Having launched its brand-new A321XLR jet, the longest range variant of the A320 Family, the company has not only racked up 226 demand for the new plane, but also expanded the A320 NEO orders and commitments to just over 250 worldwide. […]

American, Qantas deals lift Airbus A321XLR to 191 orders already

Three days after it was officially presented to the public at Paris Air Show, the A321XLR already racks up 191 orders. Qantas was the first to place an order on June 19, 2019, for 36 A321XLR, including 26 as a reconversion of an existing order of A321neo. In total, the Australian company has an ongoing […]

Korean Air to acquire 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing, Korean Air and Air Lease Corporation announced on June 18, 2019, at the Paris Air Show the airline plans to add 30 new 787 Dreamliner airplanes to its fleet, with a commitment to purchase 10 new 787-10s and 10 additional 787-9 airplanes valued at $6.3 billion at current list prices. As part of this […]

Airbus steals the show with 118 orders on first day

Half a day after the opening of the Paris Air Show, Airbus already accumulates three orders for its aircraft, including the launch customer for its newly-launched A321XLR, the long-range version of its best-selling A321neo. Air Lease Corporation reiterates its commitment to Airbus Air Lease Corporation signed a letter of intent to purchase 100 Airbus aircraft […]

Norwegian 737 MAX denied entry into Germany, lands in France

German authorities have refused entry of a Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8 into their airspace. The aircraft, which was performing a ferry flight, eventually landed in a Parisian airport. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered SE-RTB of the low-cost carrier Norwegian departed on June 11, 2019, from Malaga airport (AGP), in Spain, to return to […]

American Airlines extends flight cancellations on Boeing 737 MAX through 3 September

“American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon“, the airline said in a statement. “We have been in continuous contact with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department […]

IATA hopes for coordinated return of the Boeing 737 MAX

IATA renewed its call to global aviation regulators for a coordinated approval of Boeing 737 MAX navigation system changes. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, voiced his concern on the damaging effects that the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes had on the trust in the aviation industry, in the air transport industry report […]