Aviation News

Business Jet Price Battle As Deliveries Drop

May 26, 2016

Business Jet Price Battle As Deliveries Drop

Business jet manufacturers are locked in a price battle as deliveries of new aircraft remain weak and recently sold aircraft come back onto the market at attractive prices, delegates at the annual EBACE show in Geneva heard.


CityJet Takes Delivery Of Sukhoi Superjet

May 24, 2016

CityJet Takes Delivery Of Sukhoi Superjet

CityJet has become the first western European airline to take delivery of a Sukhoi Superjet 100, pitched to compete internationally with planes made by Embraer and Bombardier.


Embraer Announces First Flight Of E190-E2

May 23, 2016

Embraer Announces First Flight Of E190-E2

Embraer on Monday announced the first flight of the next generation E190-E2 narrow-body aircraft, months ahead of schedule and below the expected weight.


VietJet To Buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX

May 23, 2016

VietJet To Buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX

VietJet has agreed a firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft worth USD$11.3 billion at list prices, making it one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing low-cost carriers.


Boeing Opens New 777X Wing Factory

May 20, 2016

Boeing Opens New 777X Wing Factory

Boeing has opened a USD$1 billion factory in Washington state that will make carbon-composite wings for the 777X, a key step toward delivering the first aircraft by 2020.



China To Open Lower Altitude Airspace

May 17, 2016

China To Open Lower Altitude Airspace

China moved towards further opening up the country's lower altitude airspace for civilian use, a step that could spur growth in its general aviation industry by making it easier for smaller aircraft to fly.


Embraer Eyes WTO Challenge To Bombardier State Funding

May 16, 2016

Embraer Eyes WTO Challenge To Bombardier State Funding

Embraer may challenge the state funding received by Canadian rival Bombardier at the WTO, a senior executive has said.


Boeing Outlines Strategy To Increase Revenue, Profits

May 11, 2016

Boeing Outlines Strategy To Increase Revenue, Profits

Boeing has laid out an ambitious, five-year strategy to increase revenue and profits, promising to boost efficiency, return free cash to shareholders and expand the after-market services and parts business.


Emirates Will Add More A380s Even If New Version Shelved

May 10, 2016

Emirates Will Add More A380s Even If New Version Shelved

Emirates will buy more A380s even if Airbus decides not to move ahead with a version with new engines, Emirates President Tim Clark said.


Airbus Orders Recover, Deliveries Still Down

May 10, 2016

Airbus Orders Recover, Deliveries Still Down

Airbus won 117 orders between January and April, for a net total of 92 after adjusting for cancellations and conversions between different models.