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737 MAX groundings put pressure on Boeing deliveries in Q3 2019

The U.S. based manufacturer has announced its deliveries for Q3 2019. The results showcase that Boeing, which is still battling the aftermath of the two deadly 737 MAX crashes, has not yet recovered, as commercial aircraft deliveries have fallen further. In total, Boeing delivered 63 commercial aircraft to customers – compared to Q3 2018 result […]

NASA takes delivery of its first all-electric X-plane

These days NASA is not only preoccupied with the research and development of spacecraft – the agency is set on exploring electric propulsion technology for general aviation aircraft. NASA recently received its first all-electric X-plane: known as X-57 Maxwell Mod II, it is the agency’s first all-electric experimental aircraft and the first crewed X-plane in […]

Airbus slapped with 10% tariffs, industry to lose more, it says

Washington is set to make good on its pledge to retaliate on European Union (EU) goods, including aircraft, in the long-running jet subsidy case. Following the penalty award by the World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator, the U.S. announced it will slap 10% tariffs on European-made aircraft as well as 25% duties on other industrial and […]

How will Emirates fleet change in the next 10 years?

The Airbus A380 (ex-)lifeline supplier and flagship operator as well as the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world, Emirates keeps it simple when it comes to their fleet: they pick large planes and stick to them. But how the Gulf carrier’s fleet will look like in a decade once the superjumbos begin going out […]

Norwegian connects the Arctic with gateway to Antarctica

Norwegian became the only airline to operate flights to both the world’s northernmost and southernmost commercial airports, virtually connecting the Arctic to Antarctica in four flights on a 25-hour long mega-journey. The new service should help Norwegian to promote itself as a global low-cost long-haul airline and its transatlantic operations as the company continues to […]

US could be granted $8B tariffs on EU goods in Airbus-Boeing row

The United States is expected to be granted approval by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose tariffs on European Union (EU) goods, including aircraft and parts, worth up to $8 billion annually, media reports suggest. The decision would open the next chapter in what has been a 15-year-old aircraft subsidy dispute concerning rival plane […]

Air New Zealand inks 8 787-10 Dreamliners deal with Boeing

Air New Zealand and Boeing have inked a $2.7 billion (at list prices) worth contract for eight 787-10s. The Dreamliners are to replace the airline’s aging 777-200ERs. The airline, which already operates several Trent 1000-powered Dreamliners, appears to be tired with the never-ending Rolls-Royce engines issues, as it opted for Genx for its new purchase. […]

Indonesian investigators to further scrutinize 737 MAX software

The final findings by Indonesian investigators of the fatal Lion Air flight JT610 crash causes are expected to be published in October 2019. In their final report, the investigators will be more critical of Boeing and the role of MAX software systems malfunction in the accident than they were when writing the preliminary report, media […]

SAS sports new livery upon renewing its fleet

The Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has revealed a new livery that will be present on their aircraft, starting with newest jets ‒ the Airbus A350 and the A320neo. The new paint job is a contemporary “take on classic Scandinavian design”, highlighting the next chapter in the airline’s book, as SAS is undergoing a fleet renewal program. […]