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

First Cessna Citation Latitudes Configured for Flight Inspection Delivered to Japan

April 24, 2020 @ 01:41 AM

Kanematsu Corporation has taken the delivery of the first two flight inspection-configured Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft to be operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). "Textron Aviation Inc

Airbus introduces "e-Delivery" of Commercial Plans amid COVID-19

April 22, 2020 @ 02:36 PM

Airbus has announced contactless shipment of commercial planes dubbed "e-Delivery" to ensure business continuity while avoiding risks of spreading the COVID-19 infection. "A new aircraft hand-over and 'e-Delivery' virtual process has recently commenced operation, guaranteeing continuation of Airbus delivery stream, while integrating the required health & safety requirements during the ongoing...

Russian UAC Sets up Fuselage Panel Specialization Center

April 22, 2020 @ 04:59 AM

Russias United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has set up a Fuselage Panel Specialization Center at its Ulyanovsk-based aircraft plant Aviastar-SP. The Center will be responsible for producing resources to improve the manufacturing rate of fuselage panels of civilian aircraft such as Il-76MD-90A, Il-112V and Il-114-300

Sky Advertising Made Legal in the UK After 60 Years

April 20, 2020 @ 12:28 PM

Advertising in the sky using smoke trails of aircraft has been legalized in the UK after 60 years and will debut on May 8. “Should sky typing and sky writing become lawful, there is a potential commercial benefit to enable such services to be provided in the UK given its large...

Boeing to Restart Airplane Production at Puget Sound

April 17, 2020 @ 12:47 PM

Boeing has announced a restart of aircraft production following a two-week suspension even as one of its suppliers, Kawasaki Heavy said it would suspend parts manufacture for the 787 Dreamliner jet. The company on Thursday said it will resume all commercial airplanes production at Puget Sound-region, tasked with building 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft, in a “phase manner

Parked Plane at Narita Airport Spun Around by Heavy Wind

April 15, 2020 @ 01:54 PM

It is not only headwinds caused by the Coronavirus pandemic proving problematic for Japans airline industry, but also heavy winds that forced a parked airliner to spin around in Narita International Airport on April 13. The approximately 50-tonne Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 737-800 airplane spun around 90 degrees clockwise with the tip of its left wing hitting an aerobridge and damaging it, Mainichi reported Tuesday

SunExpress to Carry Cargo on Passenger Seats, Overhead Bins

April 14, 2020 @ 07:05 AM

After canceling passenger flights owing to COVIS-19 pandemic, SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa will begin cargo flights with 18 aircraft in its fleet without removing passenger seats. The carrier will begin freighter operations with a new type of cargo-carrying model by utilizing the passenger cabin to maximize the capacity for cargo, a company statement said Monday

Airbus Revising Aircraft Production Downwards by a Third

April 10, 2020 @ 08:49 AM

Airbus is revising its production rates downwards by a third to adapt to the new Coronavirus market environment. In Q1 2020, Airbus booked 290 net commercial aircraft orders and delivered 122 aircraft

Boeing Suspends 787 Operations in South Carolina Over COVID-19

April 7, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

Boeing will temporarily suspend all 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina (BSC) until further notice to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus. "Boeing will temporarily suspend all 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina (BSC) until further notice, starting at the end of second shift on Wednesday, April 8," the company said in a statement Monday