Sunday April 20, 2014

Boeing delivers 8,000th 737

Boeing delivers 8,000th 737

The world’s best-selling jet airliner achieved another milestone on April 16, with the delivery of the 8,000th 737 to United Airlines. The aircraft, a 737-900ER is painted in standard United Airlines livery, but adds a small logo commemorating the milestone... [Continue reading]

First United 787-9 rolled out

First United 787-9 rolled out

The first Boeing 787-9 destined for United Airlines has been rolled out of the factory in Everett, Washington. The aircraft will be equipped with its cabin fittings and then conduct manufacturer and customer test flights, before entering service on some... [Continue reading]

Airbus’s US A320 FAL takes shape

Airbus’s US A320 FAL takes shape

The Airbus A320 final assembly line (FAL) being built in Mobile, Alabama is rapidly taking shape. Airbus says the steel structure of the main assembly building is nearly complete and the nearby utility powerhouse is also close to being finished. Work... [Continue reading]

First Skymark A380 takes flight

First Skymark A380 takes flight

The first Airbus A380 for Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines has made its first flight from Toulouse. The aircraft, wearing Skymark colours on its tail but otherwise painted in primer, will fly to Hamburg for cabin fit-out and painting, before delivery... [Continue reading]

Boeing opens 737 customer interior studio

Boeing opens 737 customer interior studio

Boeing has opened a new 737 customer Configuration Studio near its Renton production facility in Washington state. Modelled on the similar 787 Dreamliner Gallery, Boeing says the 737 Configuration Studio “provides a private and welcoming showroom environment... [Continue reading]

Airbus opens A350 customer definition centre

Airbus opens A350 customer definition centre

Airbus officially opened its A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre (CDC) on the sidelines of the Aviation Interiors Expo in Hamburg on April 7. The CDC will allow airline customers and operators to design their A350 cabin products from a catalogue of options,... [Continue reading]

Airbus unveils A350 demo cabin

Airbus unveils A350 demo cabin

Airbus revealed a demonstration cabin interior for its new A350 on its MSN002 prototype on the sidelines of the Aviation Interiors Expo in Hamburg on April 7. The aircraft, which made its first flight in February is the first A350 to be fitted with a... [Continue reading]

BBJ MAX launched on back of first order

BBJ MAX launched on back of first order

Boeing has announced the launch of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) version of its re-engined 737 MAX series after the receipt of an order for a BBJ MAX 8 from an undisclosed customer. “We are honoured that an existing BBJ customer has become the first... [Continue reading]

Boeing to reduce Port Melbourne workforce

Boeing to reduce Port Melbourne workforce

Boeing Aerostructures Australia will reduce up to 300 contract positions from its Port Melbourne workforce of about 1,300 by the end of the year. The workers, all of whom were employed on fixed-term contracts during the ramp up phase of the production... [Continue reading]

Air Canada to the MAX

Air Canada to the MAX

Boeing and Air Canada have finalised contract arrangement on a deal for 61 new Boeing 737MAX narrow-bodies. The order is valued at US$6.5bn (A$7.03bn) at list prices, and comprises 33 737MAX 8s and 23 MAX 9s. Air Canada has also taken options on 18 and... [Continue reading]

ANA board approves big order

ANA board approves big order

The board of Japan’s All Nippon Airways has approved a major fleet acquisition for the airline of 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, six 777-300ERs and 14 787-9 wide bodies, as well as 23 Airbus A321neo and seven A320neo narrow bodies. “The aircraft we have selected... [Continue reading]

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