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GKN Aerospace to Provide Wing, Empennage, Wiring to 'Alice' Electric Aircraft

May 19, 2020 @ 12:35 PM

GKN Aerospace has won a contract to provide lightweight wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for ‘Alice all-electric aircraft. “The collaboration agreement covers the design and manufacture of wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Alice, the ground-breaking regional electric aircraft recently launched by Eviation,” GKN Aerospace...

Rostec-Owned Airline to Buy 76 SSJ-100, 21 MC-21 Airliners by 2024

May 19, 2020 @ 09:51 AM

In a bold attempt to rescue Russia's civil aircraft manufacturers, Red Wings, owned by Rostec will buy up to 60 Sukhoi Super Jet (SSJ) 100 and 16 MC-21 airliners by 2024. “By 2024, Red Wings is required to purchase up to 60 SSJ100s and 16 MC-21s

Israel Aerospace to test TaxiBot Semi-Robotic Vehicle in Amsterdam, Bangalore Airports

May 14, 2020 @ 07:09 AM

Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and Bangalore airport in India could deploy TaxiBot pilot-controlled semi-robotic vehicle post COVID-19 crisis, with developer Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) having begun testing at the dromes. “IAI with its partners TLD and SAS is expanding its TaxiBot operation and deployment to additional airports: Schiphol in Amsterdam and...

Embraer’s Jet Deliveries Down by a Third after Fallout with Boeing

May 12, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Embraer delivered 14 jets in the first quarter of the year, down from 22 planes delivered during the same period in 2019, partly due to Boeings scrapping of a strategic partnership with the company in April. “Embraer seasonally has fewer deliveries during the first quarter of the year, and in 2020...

Mitsubishi Halves SpaceJet Budget, Delivery in or after FY2021

May 12, 2020 @ 06:13 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced it will halve the budget for its SpaceJet project to ¥60 billion for the year ending next March, as the company takes a beating from the COVID-19 pandemic. "We will proceed with the project at an appropriate scale while taking into account the difficult circumstances the...

Qatar Airways Plans Flights to 80 destinations by June

May 6, 2020 @ 01:21 PM

By the end of June, Qatar Airways aims is to have 80 destinations in its schedule including 23 in Europe, four in the Americas, 20 in Middle East/Africa and 33 in Asia-Pacific. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies

Qatar’s Airline-Slots-for-Fighter-Jet Policy Hit by COVID-19

May 5, 2020 @ 07:51 AM

New flight routes connecting Qatar and France announced earlier this year, largely seen as a “payback” for the tiny nation buying Dassault Rafale fighters, appears to have backfired with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging demand for air travel. Qatar Airways in mid-January announced the launch of flights connecting Doha with Lyon (France)

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Engine Fails, Makes Emergency Landing

May 5, 2020 @ 07:29 AM

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 made an emergency landing in Moscows Sheremetyevo Airport on Tuesday after one of its engines failed. The aircraft took off from southwestern Russian city of Saratov and landed safely at 7

Home Delivery of in-Flight Meals by Ural Airlines

May 2, 2020 @ 05:18 PM

Russia's Ural Airlines is delivering in-flight meals to customers' homes to make up for cancelled flights. Airline seat occupancy rates in the country slumped by 92% in the last month owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

Boeing 787 Collides with Airbus A350 at Doha Airport: Qatar Airways

May 2, 2020 @ 12:18 PM

A Boeing 787-800 airplane operated by Qatar Airways collided with an Airbus A350-900 after strong winds dislodged the aircraft from chocks that secures its wheels. "During extreme weather conditions, with storms and high winds of 70 knots, a parked Qatar Airways 787-800 briefly shifted from its chocks and made contact with a QR A350-900 on Thursday 30 April," Qatar Airways posted on its Twitter account

Second Boeing 777X Airplane Takes to the Skies

May 1, 2020 @ 06:52 AM

Boeing announced successful maiden flight of the second 777X widebody airplane on Thursday. The plane flew for 2 hours and 58 minutes over Washington state before landing at Seattle's Boeing Field at 2:02 p

Boeing to Resume 787 Manufacturing Operations

April 28, 2020 @ 08:37 AM

Boeing has said it will resume 787 operations in South Carolina on May 3 or 4, when some of its employees will return to work. The return includes all operations that were temporarily suspended on April 8 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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