Day 3 of the Paris Airshow was supposed to be a washout, given the rain predictions for yesterday. But it was not, eventually and the weather held up very well for a great day of order announcements, amongst other stuff at the Paris Airshow. Boeing and Airbus had their big moments on Day 1 and 2, so the Paris Airshow 2019 Day 3 was more for the regional players, such as Embraer, ATR and others who would get down to making announcements. ATR launches a Short TakeOff & Landing version of the ATR42 Turboprop manufacturer ATR, which is a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo launched a new version of their regional plane, the ATR 42, which can use runways…
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On Day 2 of the Paris Airshow, Boom set a timeline to go supersonic on flight again, and Boeing won big with the 737 MAX aircraft, and also with the 787s. More than that, there was a new commitment to the future of flight, sustainably.
On Day one of the Paris Airshow, Airbus got over 120 commitments, and IndiGo placed a historic order with CFM for their biggest batch of engines yet.
The FAA has just put out a notice stating at least 112 Boeing NG aircraft, and many Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft need to be inspected on account of faulty parts which some of these may have had installed.
The Preliminary report of the investigation of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 aircraft which crashed last month, released today indicates that the pilots followed the Boeing and FAA recommended procedure to recover the plane, however could not do so.
The Boeing Company unveiled the largest twin-engine jet, the Boeing 777X to their employees for the first time in Seattle, Washington, yesterday. Here are some pictures of N779XW, the first Boeing 777X test aircraft.
The US Government has finally announced the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the United States of America, making it one of the last countries globally to ground the plane type for the moment.
In clear contravention of the directions given by the Indian aviation regulator, SpiceJet continued to fly the planes in normal commercial service till much after. Regulator changed the guidance later to accommodate this.
The Grounding of the 737 MAX continues to take place around the globe on the back of the second crash of one such aircraft in Africa. Here is an updated list of all the countries and carriers which have grounded the aircraft.
With yesterday’s crash of another 737 MAX 8, airlines and regulators have started to ground their 737 MAX fleets. China, Ethiopian and Cayman Airways started the trend. Will DGCA and/or SpiceJet follow?
In the coming years, you won’t have to travel in British Airways very old 747 aircraft. British Airways has just signed a large order including 18 firm deliveries and many options of the Boeing 777X aircraft.