Aviation News

Boeing Expects First 777-9 In 2017

August 27, 2015

Boeing Expects First 777-9 In 2017

Boeing said that the 777-9 had reached "firm configuration", meaning the plane's basic design and capabilities have been determined, setting the stage for design of specific parts and systems.


Europe Looking At Drones Safety Threat

August 27, 2015

Europe Looking At Drones Safety Threat

No-drone zones, software to block flights into sensitive areas and registration rules are among proposals from European regulators and aviation experts to ensure growing numbers of drones don't case dangerous run-ins with passenger aircraft.


PAL Considering Boeing, Airbus Orders

August 27, 2015

PAL Considering Boeing, Airbus Orders

Airbus and Boeing are competing for contracts to supply Philippine Airlines with eight wide-body, twin-engine aircraft, PAL's president said.


Airbus To Delay Delivery Of Transaero A380

August 26, 2015

Airbus To Delay Delivery Of Transaero A380

Airbus is delaying the delivery of Transaero's first A380, as the recession-hit Russian economy dents travel demand in the region.


Boeing Raises China 20-Year Aircraft Demand

August 25, 2015

Boeing Raises China 20-Year Aircraft Demand

Boeing has raised its forecast for China's aircraft demand over the next 20 years despite a slowing economy and a tumbling stock market that have triggered a worldwide slide in equity and commodity prices.



Boeing Says On Track For 737 MAX Production

August 21, 2015

Boeing Says On Track For 737 MAX Production

Boeing said it remains on track to meet production targets set for the 737 MAX, following a report on industry concerns that slow output at supplier GKN could cause delays.


Heathrow 787 Fire Caused By Short-Circuit - AAIB

August 19, 2015

Heathrow 787 Fire Caused By Short-Circuit - AAIB

A fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow Airport in 2013 was most likely caused by a short-circuit, Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) said in its final report on the incident.


AVIC MA700 Aircraft Orders Reach 185

August 19, 2015

AVIC MA700 Aircraft Orders Reach 185

AVIC Aircraft said it had signed initial agreements to sell 185 MA700 turboprops to nine domestic and foreign companies.


First Flight Of Boeing's Military Tanker Delayed

August 18, 2015

First Flight Of Boeing's Military Tanker Delayed

Boeing has delayed the first fully equipped flight of its military aerial tanker by about a month after incorrect chemicals were put through the plane's fuel system.


Indonesian Air Safety Hurt By Inadequate Staff

August 17, 2015

Indonesian Air Safety Hurt By Inadequate Staff

Indonesia scored poorly in a 2014 safety audit by the ICAO largely because its Ministry of Transportation is understaffed, two people familiar with the matter said, as the country struggles to cope with the rapid expansion of air travel.