Boeing chairman, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg praised US President Donald Trump at the US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington DC March 2, describing him as “very much engaged with industry … [with] a great curiosity and a great affinity for airplanes and aerospace.”...More
Bombardier has years to go on its turnaround plan, but the Canadian manufacturer is far enough along to begin thinking of its next new aircraft, president and CEO Alain Bellemare said at the US Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Aviation Summit March 2....More
The Airbus A350-1000, the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, has undergone rigorous ground and flight tests in the extreme operating conditions of Iqaluit, Canada....More
A strong fourth quarter in terms of commercial airliner deliveries enabled Airbus to deliver against its 2016 financial guidance, but company figures were dragged down by a €2.2 billion ($2.3 billion) write-off associated with a military transport aircraft....More
Boeing rolled out the first 787-10, the third and largest Dreamliner variant, from its plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, the exclusive final assembly site for 787-10 aircraft. More than 5,000 people, many of them Boeing employees, attended a roll-out ceremony featuring a speech by US President Donald Trump.
Airbus is working on a redesign of its A320 Sharklet wingtips as a result of developing a new design manufacturing process for the foil of a high-speed yacht competing in this year’s America’s Cup race....More
Rolls-Royce Holdings reported £915 million ($1.1 billion) in underlying profit before finance charges and tax for the full-year 2016, down 45% year-over-year, on underlying revenues of £13.8 billion, down 2%....More
Boeing recorded firm orders for 10 commercial aircraft in January, valued at approximately $1.6 billion at list prices, besting rival Airbus’ January order tally by six aircraft and over $500,000 in sales....More
I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying.
However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More