Crowded Seating Could Increase Airlines Safety Risks

United 777 seats

Airlines are packing more seats into their commercial planes, and that could increase airlines safety risks for consumers, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation committee hearing this month. Airlines must prove they can safely evacuate their planes in 90 seconds or less during an emergency, Cynthia Corbett, an investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration, […]

Boeing’s Latest Big Plane Sale Could Be a Tiny Nightmare for Profits

Boeing 777

Not in the matter of sheer numbers, mind you. In fact, from the perspective of plain (or plane?) mathematics, nothing much changed about Boeing’s order book at all. One week ago, Boeing was telling investors it had booked 127 gross plane orders, suffered 16 cancellations, and thus ended up with a “net” order book of […]

ANA adds to its Airbus fleet

ANA Nippon Airways A321

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has firmed up an order for seven more A321 aircraft (four A321ceo with Sharklets and three A321neo), bringing ANA’s total order for the A320 Family to 37 aircraft. ANA Group will be the first Japanese carrier to operate three variants of the A320 Family, the A321neo, the A321ceo and the A320neo. […]

Bombardier, Cessna have large shares of Asia Pacific region biz jet fleet

Cessna Citation XLS-Plus Business Jet

A new report examining the Asia Pacific region’s business jet market said Bombardier and Cessna account for sizable percentages of the region’s fleet. The region, which includes 18 countries or territories, saw its total fleet of new and used business jets increase 15 percent between 2013 and 2014, but the eight aircraft manufacturers – including […]

United Airlines swaps 10 Boeing Dreamliners for 777-300ER jets

United Airlines Boeing 787 Livery

United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc would make the […]

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

easyJet Airbus A320

easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at […]

The Bombardier CRJ Family

Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen

Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier is currently testing its latest family of commercial passenger aircraft, the CSeries, which will enter service in 2016. Over 25 years ago, the Montreal-based company launched its first family of commercial passenger aircraft, the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which consists of the CRJ-100, CRJ-200, CRJ-700, and CRJ-900. As Bombardier prepares to […]