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Airbus officially opens its A220 production facility in the U.S.

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May 20, 2020 Airbus has made this announcement: A new chapter in the development of Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities has begun with inauguration of the completed A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama. This 270,000-square-foot facility – which can produce both the A220-100 and A220-300 versions – houses five primary assembly stations […]

British Airways set to take delivery of first Boeing 787-10 this week

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May 18, 2020 British Airways is adding a new member to its fleet. This week, British Airways will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 aircraft. The newest variant in the Dreamliner family, the -10, will join the ranks of the 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are already part of BA’s fleet. As reported by […]

Airbus Could Cut 10% Of Staff As Demand For Aircraft Drops

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May 14. 2020 European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is reported to be eyeing substantial layoffs amid the global downturn in travel demand. The planemaker was reported by the Telegraph yesterday to be eyeing up to 10,000 job losses in a bid to cut costs. Up to 10% of workforce could go European aerospace giant Airbus is […]

China Won’t Rescue Embraer. Boeing May Remain Its Best Hope.

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May 4, 2020 The collapse of the Boeing-Embraer airliner joint venture leaves the Brazilian company in a difficult position. As the smallest commercial airframe prime, Embraer faces a structural disadvantage in competing with large players, particularly Airbus, in a global market. To put a brave face on the situation in the midst of a global […]

Airbus Offers Cargo Conversion For A330 And A350; Is A380 Next?

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May 3, 2020 Airbus just announced a new cargo conversion solution for its A330 and A350 wide-body airliners. Will similar kits be available for A380 considering its enormous capacity? Intriguingly, a spokesman said, “If there is a market, Airbus can propose a solution for any aircraft.” Why the rush to convert passenger aircraft to cargo […]

Boeing raises monster $25 billion in bond offering, rules out federal aid

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April 30, 2020 Boeing on Thursday said it raised a whopping $25 billion in a bond offering and it won’t seek federal aid as the aerospace giant faces the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The company is facing a dismal market for new planes as air travel demand plunges because of the virus and shelter-in-place orders. […]

Airbus Warns Staff on Jobs as Crisis Puts Its Future Under Threat

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April 27, 2020 From struggling to meet a massive order backlog barely a few months back, Airbus now has lost one-third of its business in just weeks. Not only are the days of booming airplane sales over, the future of aircraft production will certainly look very different. European planemaker Airbus issued a bleak assessment of […]

Airbus A321XLR Still On Track For 2023 Launch

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April 26, 2020 This week, Airbus gave an update on the progress that it is making on its A321XLR program. Despite the global health crisis rocking the aviation industry, the manufacturer remains on course to have the jet ready by 2023. Popular model The aircraft has proven to be a hit since it was announced […]

Why Existing Airbus A380s Won’t Be Converted To Freighters

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April 25, 2020 The Airbus A380 has all the prerequisites for cargo conversions on paper. However, the aircraft is too heavy and too costly to operate compared to other cargo aircraft conversions. This points to a single destiny for the type; ending up in an aircraft graveyard. Why would airlines want more cargo aircraft? Recently […]

Boeing 737 MAX cancellations pile up during production halt

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April 15, 2020 Boeing Co on Tuesday reported another 75 cancellations for its 737 MAX jetliner in March, as the coronavirus crisis worsened disruptions from the grounding of its best-selling jet. The U.S. planemaker posted a total of 150 MAX cancellations in March, including 75 previously reported from Irish leasing company Avolon. New cancellations came […]