Alan Dron



Honeywell: Passengers relying more on inflight connectivity
Honeywell Aerospace said airline passengers would rather have an internet connection than food onboard a flight, which is indicative of how much people now rely on their electronic devices in everyday life.
Emirates edges closer to flydubai cooperation
Closer linkages are in prospect between Dubai-based Emirates Airline and local low-cost carrier (LCC) flydubai.
Emirates interested in A380plus …with caveats
Emirates Airline is interested in the package of proposed improvements unveiled at the Paris Air Show this week for the Airbus A380, but president Tim Clark is keen that Airbus should find more operators to ensure the program’s survival.
Emirates chief hopeful for laptop ban solution
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is optimistic the US ban on large personal electronic devices (PEDs) in carry-on baggage on routes from Middle East airports to the US will be resolved.
Boeing hints at mid-market aircraft elements
Boeing will leverage technology from the Boeing 777 and 787 when pulling together the design for its proposed middle of the market aircraft (MMA), Boeing VP and GM-airplane development Mike Delaney said at the Paris Air Show June 20.
Rendering of 737 MAX 8 in JIA livery
Japanese lessor makes first purchase of new aircraft
Japan Investment Adviser (JIA) has made its first foray into the new aircraft market with an order for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
United converts 100 MAX to -10 variant; CALC includes -10s in order
Boeing’s strong opening act for the new 737 MAX 10, the largest of its re-engined narrowbody family launched this week at the Paris Air Show, continued Tuesday with major orders from United Airlines and Chinese lessor CALC.
CDB Aviation CEO Peter Chang, Airbus COO Fabrice Bregier and Airbus COO-customer
CDB lessor inks MOU for 45 A320neos for international expansion
Dublin-based CDB Aviation Lease Finance, part of China’s CDB Leasing, gave notice of its plans to become a major force in the leasing market at the Paris Air Show June 20.
Mitsubishi may add extra flight test aircraft for delayed MRJ project
Mitsubishi is considering building one, or perhaps two, extra flight test aircraft to help it through its certification process for the heavily delayed Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ).
Boeing anticipates strong growth over next two decades
Boeing expects the airliner market to expand solidly in both the passenger and cargo sectors over the next 20 years, but sees the effective demise of the very large aircraft (VLA) sector, the company said at the Paris Air Show June 20.
Rendering of MAX 8, -9 and -10 aircraft in Lion Air livery.
Lion Air signs MOU for 50 MAX 10s
Indonesian carrier Lion Air has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to take 50 Boeing MAX 10 single-aisle aircraft, the US-based manufacturer said at the Paris Air Show June 19.
Philippine Airlines firms seven Bombardier Q400 orders
Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to use its latest order for Bombardier Q400s to help wrest market share back from local low-cost carriers (LCCs), PAL COO Jaime Bautista said at the Paris Air Show June 19.
Lessor GECAS was among the first to sign up for the new Boeing 737 MAX 10
Boeing launches largest MAX variant; lessors & airlines sign up
Boeing announced the launch of the 737 MAX 10, the largest of the four-aircraft MAX range, on the opening day of the Paris Air Show Monday.
Rendering of 737 MAX 10 in BOC Aviation livery
First MAX 10 commitment comes from lessor
Singapore-based leasing company BOC Aviation announced a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing for 10 of the newly announced MAX 10 versions of the 737.