Aviation News

Qatar Orders CFM A321neo Engines in $4 Bn Deal

November 14, 2019

Qatar Orders CFM A321neo Engines in $4 Bn Deal

Qatar Airways has placed a USD$4 billion order for CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the 50 Airbus A321neos it ordered in 2017.


Boeing Expects 737 MAX Return to Service in January

November 12, 2019

Boeing Expects 737 MAX Return to Service in January

Boeing is maintaining its view that the 737 MAX will receive regulatory approval before the end of the year, but it now expects a resumption of commercial flying in January.


FAA Downgrades Malaysian Aviation Regulator

November 11, 2019

FAA Downgrades Malaysian Aviation Regulator

The US FAA has downgraded Malaysia’s civil aviation regulator for failing to meet ICAO safety standards.


Airbus Took 415 Aircraft Orders in October

November 7, 2019

Airbus Took 415 Aircraft Orders in October

Airbus reported a strong October with orders for 415 commercial aircraft taken during the month, including its biggest ever deal with a single airline.


Lessor Aircastle Agrees $2.4 Billion Takeover Deal

November 6, 2019

Lessor Aircastle Agrees $2.4 Billion Takeover Deal

Aircraft lessor Aircastle has agreed to a takeover offer from Japan’s Marubeni and Mizuho Leasing in a deal valued at USD$2.4 billion.



Cebu Air Orders 16 Airbus A330neos

November 4, 2019

Cebu Air Orders 16 Airbus A330neos

Philippines budget airline Cebu Pacific has firmed up an order for 16 Airbus A330-900 aircraft in a USD$4.74 billion list price deal.


Spirit Aero to Buy Bombardier’s Aerostructures Business

October 31, 2019

Spirit Aero to Buy Bombardier’s Aerostructures Business

Bombardier has agreed to sell its aerostructures business to Kansas-based Spirit AeroSystems for USD$1.1 billion as the Canadian company refocuses on business aviation and its train business.


Qantas Grounds Three 737-800s Due to Hairline Cracks

November 1, 2019

Qantas Grounds Three 737-800s Due to Hairline Cracks

Qantas has removed three Boeing 737-800s from service after the Australian airline found structural cracks during inspections.


VietJet Adds to Airbus Fleet With 20 A321XLRs

October 31, 2019

VietJet Adds to Airbus Fleet With 20 A321XLRs

Vietjet announced an order for 20 Airbus A321XLRs, 15 are new orders, and five converted from a previous A321neo deal.


IndiGo Orders 300 Airbus A320-Family Planes

October 29, 2019

IndiGo Orders 300 Airbus A320-Family Planes

Indian airline IndiGo has placed an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft, in one of Airbus’s largest single aircraft orders.