Embraer Delivers 90 Commercial and 91 Executive Jets in 2018

Embraer has delivered a total of 181 jets in 2018, of which 90 were commercial aircraft and 91 were executive jets (64 light and 27 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 85 to 95 for the commercial aviation market, while business aviation market deliveries were below the 105 to 125 outlook, as recently disclosed by Embraer during its recent meeting with investors and analysts at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). In the fourth quarter of 2018, Embraer delivered 33 commercial jets and 36 executive jets (24 light and 12 large). As of December Read more

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

Boeing Forecasts Middle East Aviation Services Market at US$745 Billion

Boeing projects the Middle East will require US$745 billion in aviation services through 2037 to keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic in the region, according to a new report released today at MRO Middle East in Dubai. The high value services market is largely driven by the demand for nearly 3,000 new commercial airplanes in the Middle East over the next twenty years, more than tripling the existing fleet. The growing fleet requires aviation services, including supply chain support (parts and parts logistics), maintenance and engineering services, and aircraft modification. The Middle East will drive more than 8% Read more

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

Bombardier officially unveils new CRJ550 aircraft

The new CRJ550 ©Bombardier

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has officially introduced the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft, designed to meet the expectations of today’s passengers. The CRJ550 is a new CRJ Series aircraft model, with a new type certificate based on the CRJ700. United Airlines is the launch customer of this new model. “The new CRJ550 model is the only solution in North America that can replace the existing fleet of ageing 50-seaters, a market of over 700 aircraft, said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. It offers improved passenger experience with ample on-board storage for carry-on bags and more passenger living Read more

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

Nine New Bombardier CRJ900 Aircraft to be Delivered to Chorus Aviation

CRJ900 aircraft in Air Canada Express livery ©Bombardier

Chorus Aviation recently signed a deal for nine CRJ900 regional jets with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. Consequently, Jazz Aviation, a subsidiary of Chorus, will operate these aircraft under the Air Canada Express brand. This complies with Jazz’s Capacity Purchase Agreement (‘CPA’) with Air Canada. Each of the nine planes, set for delivery in 2020, has 76 seats in two classes, business class and economy class. Additionally, the new aircraft feature Bombardier’s new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin. These cabins have larger passenger living spaces, increased overhead bin capacity, more spacious lavatories, and overall improved aesthetics.

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

Two Boeing 737NG Aircraft Bought By GA Telesis for Disassembly

To satisfy continued demand for its products and services, GA Telesis recently acquired two Boeing 737-700 aircraft (MSN 28499 and MSN 28500). Simultaneously, the disassembly of 737NG aircraft is underway in Marana, Arizona, and GA Telesis’ UK and US based distribution facilities will receive key components. This inventory will support the GA Telesis’ iGEAR, SNAP and ACCESS programs, as well as fuelling everyday sales needs for GA Telesis’ worldwide MRO and airline clients.  

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

Boeing and Aerion partner on pioneering Supersonic Aircraft


Boeing has partnered with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing will provide engineering, manufacturing and flight test resources, as well as strategic vertical content, to bring Aerion’s AS2 supersonic business jet to market. The AS2 is designed to fly at speeds up to Mach 1.4 or approximately 1,000 miles per hour. With the ability to fly up to 70 percent faster than Read more

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

Qatar and European Union Conclude Negotiations on Air Transport Agreement

Qatar Airways ©AirTeamImages

The European Union and the State of Qatar have concluded negotiations for a landmark Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement. This historic agreement will be the first of its kind ever between the EU and a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member state, providing a significant competitive edge to air carriers of both sides and a sustainable framework for future operations. As a result, all air carriers from the 28 European Union member states and Qatar now have unlimited and unrestricted access to their respective territories. As part of this agreement, the State of Qatar and the EU have taken bold steps by Read more

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

American Airlines Receives its First A321neo

The first A321neo for American Airlines takes off in Hamburg, Germany ©Airbus

Airbus has transferred the first of 100 A321neo’s, powered by the CFM International LEAP-1A engine, to American Airlines. The first A321neo left Hamburg early Friday morning bound for Pittsburgh, PA. Subsequently, American Airbus technicians in Pittsburgh are currently preparing the aircraft, MSN8647, for its first customer flights

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

EFW Sends Egyptair Its 2nd A330-200P2F

Egyptair Cargo ©EFW

Elbe Flugzeug Werke (EFW) has delivered a converted A330-200 to Egyptair from Dresden. Indeed, this is the second passenger-to-freighter aircraft sent from EFW to Cairo/Egypt. The aircraft finished its acceptance processes and ground tests in late January. Subsequently, Egyptair Cargo is replacing the older A300-600P2f freighters with more of the newer A330-200’s . Egyptair hopes to improve its range, volume, and payload capacity with this move. Additionally, two other aircraft have finished the conversion from passenger planes to freighters. These are the MSN709, which recently completed final cleaning and hand-over, and the MSN610. The MSN610 has just finished its paint stripping Read more

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend

CFM logs more than 3,300 engine orders in 2018

Orders for CFM International’s two product lines have achieved near-record levels in 2018, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,337 engines, including 126 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 3,211 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares). Since receiving the first orders in 2011, CFM has garnered more than 17,275 total LEAP installed and spare engine orders and commitments (excluding options) to date at a value of more than US$250 billion at list price. 2018 marked the production transition from CFM56 engines to the LEAP product line. CFM delivered 1,044 CFM56 installed, spare, and military engines and Read more

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend