Aviation News

FAA, EASA Tighten CFM56-7B Inspection Deadline

May 17, 2018

FAA, EASA Tighten CFM56-7B Inspection Deadline

The US FAA and European aviation safety regulator EASA have issued further updates for the inspection of CFM56-7B engine fan blades, the type that failed on a Southwest Airlines aircraft last month.


NATS Buys Aireon Stake, Will Trial Satellite Tracking

May 16, 2018

NATS Buys Aireon Stake, Will Trial Satellite Tracking

UK air traffic management service provider NATS has taken a 10 percent stake in satellite tracking technology company Aireon.


First TAP A330neo Completes Maiden Flight

May 15, 2018

First TAP A330neo Completes Maiden Flight

The first Airbus A330neo destined for launch customer TAP Air Portugal completed its maiden flight on Tuesday.


Lufthansa To Order Up To 16 Airbus, Boeing Aircraft

May 8, 2018

Lufthansa To Order Up To 16 Airbus, Boeing Aircraft

Lufthansa said it will order up to 16 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, with a value of EUR€2.1 billion (USD$2.5 billion) at list prices if all options are taken up.


Southwest Engine Fan Blade Showed Signs Of Metal Fatigue

May 3, 2018

Southwest Engine Fan Blade Showed Signs Of Metal Fatigue

The fan blade on the Southwest Airlines 737 engine that failed last month showed signs consistent with metal fatigue, the US NTSB said in an update on its accident investigation.



American Splits $1.4 Bln Regional Jet Order

May 3, 2018

American Splits $1.4 Bln Regional Jet Order

American Airlines has split its orders for regional aircraft, going for 15 CRJ900s from Bombardier and 15 E175s from Embraer, with a combined value of USD$1.4 billion at list prices.


FAA Extends CFM56-7B Engine Inspections

May 1, 2018

FAA Extends CFM56-7B Engine Inspections

The US FAA has published a new emergency airworthiness directive for the inspection of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines, bringing it into line with European safety regulators.


Southwest Orders Additional 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

April 27, 2018

Southwest Orders Additional 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Southwest Airlines has added to an already large order book for Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft with the conversion of 40 MAX 8 options to firm orders.


Airlines Complete 60 Pct Of CFM Engine Inspections

April 26, 2018

Airlines Complete 60 Pct Of CFM Engine Inspections

Aero-engine maker CFM International said airlines are “aggressively responding” to safety regulator directives to inspect CFM56-7B engines, the type that exploded on a Southwest Airlines aircraft last week, causing one fatality.


Airbus, Rolls-Royce To Collaborate On New Engine

April 25, 2018

Airbus, Rolls-Royce To Collaborate On New Engine

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have signed a collaboration agreement for the development and testing of the aero-engine maker’s fuel efficient UltraFan powerplant.