Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has started MRJ90 flight testing in the US. The Japanese manufacturer, which plans to bring four of five MRJ flight test aircraft to the US, said its first flight test aircraft (FTA-1) took off at 1:20 p.m. local time Oct.
Airbus delivered its 10,000th aircraft—an Airbus A350 XWB for Singapore Airlines (SIA)— on Oct. 14 in a special ceremony in Toulouse. The aircraft is the sixth A350-900 for Singapore Airlines, out of a total order of 67 aircraft. The Star Alliance member is the largest customer for the A350. The aircraft is the 43rd delivered A350 to an airline.
The European Union (EU) on Oct. 13 formally appealed a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling issued in September that states sponsors of Toulouse-based Airbus Group did not properly remove illegal subsidies for building large civil aircraft....More
Embraer Commercial Aviation has predicted Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will need 1,540 new aircraft in the 70- to 130-seat jet segment, valued at $80 billion at list prices, over the next 20 years....More
The Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation has validated type certificates for Embraer’s E170 and E175 jets, paving the way for Russian airlines to acquire the two aircraft types....More
FAA is contending with a backlash from some communities around airports where Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures have inadvertently created concentrated areas of increased aircraft noise....More