Japan’s Top Ten Aircraft Projects

HondaJet HA-420

To mark the historic roll-out of Japan’s first new indigenous airliner in half a century, we look at the Mitsubishi MRJ and some of the nation’s other high-profile aerospace products – past and present. The listing is not intended to denote each project’s specific ranking, and intentionally counts only one aircraft developed prior to the […]

IATA Publishes 20-Year Air Travel Outlook

China Aircraft Leasing Airbus A320

IATA – the International Air Transport Association – has published its take on the next 20 years of air travel. Ultimately, it foresees 2034’s annual passenger total nudging the 7.3 billion mark. That’s more than twice as many than at present and it’s based on average annual growth between now and then of 4.1 per […]

Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Rise

bombardier jets

Bombardier Aerospace delivered 45 business jets (seven Learjet 70/75s, one Learjet 60XR, 12 Challenger 300/350s, six Challenger 605s and 19 Global 5000/6000s) in the third quarter, compared with 36 (two 60XRs, 12 Challenger 300s, eight 605s and 14 Globals) in the same period a year ago. Year-to-date as of September 30, it shipped 126 business […]

Airlines That Still Give Free Perks – Top Ten

Turkish Delight

Surprise! We lost your luggage. Surprise! Your tray table is broken. While it seems like most airline surprises end in disappointment, a few bold airlines are delighting passengers every day with pleasing perks to make flying just a little better. Some—like traditional sweets on Turkish Airlines and lounge access on Porter Airlines—are available regardless of […]

Bombardier Suspends Plan for Russia Venture to Manufacture Q400 Turboprop

Qantas Bombardier Q400

Bombardier Inc reported quarterly earnings that topped expectations on Thursday and said it had put plans for a plane-building joint venture in Russia on hold due to political and economic conditions there, potentially jeopardizing a large Russian order. The Canadian plane and train maker had been in talks with state-owned industrial and defense conglomerate Rostec […]

Air France-KLM Faces More Belt-Tightening Due to Impact of Pilot Strike

Air France Pilots strike

Air France-KLM said it would limit investments and accelerate cost controls next year to mop up the remaining impact of a recent pilots’ strike that helped slash its operating profit by more than half in the third quarter. Europe’s second-largest network carrier by revenues said the interim measures were needed to secure a smooth transition […]

Boeing and Emirates Airline Celebrate Delivery of 100th 777-300ER

emirates-boeing-777-300er

Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate […]

Airbus Gears Up for A350-900 Service Entry

A350 XWB

After gaining 370-minute Etops certification for the A350-900 earlier this month, Airbus continues preparations for entry into service with additional approvals such as in-cockpit Wi-Fi and A330 common type rating (CTR), while also expanding parts inventories near customer bases. Airbus has received regulatory approval for A330/A350 CTR, meaning that pilots current and qualified on the […]