COVID-19 Spurs Drastic Changes In Asia-Pacific Fleet Strategies

By Adrian Schofield Jul 07, 2020
Most airlines in the region want to defer deliveries due this year, and early widebody retirements are also planned.
Airlines & Lessors

Inmarsat Unveils ‘Smart-Pipe’ Satcom System On 777X

By Bill Carey Jul 06, 2020
Inmarsat is developing a “smart pipe” satellite communications (satcom) infrastructure for the Boeing 777X that independently allocates bandwidth for multiple, disparate applications.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Comms Chief Resigns After 1987 Op-Ed Resurfaces

By Steve Trimble Jul 03, 2020
Niel Golightly resigned on July 2 as Boeing’s chief communications officer after an employee complained about his 1987 article in the Naval Institute’s Proceedings journal that argued against allowing women to serve in combat.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Suppliers Prepped For Boeing 747-8 Production End

By Guy Norris Jul 03, 2020
Boeing declines to confirm reports that it is preparing to end the five-decade long production run of the 747, but Aviation Week understands key…
Aircraft & Propulsion

ATR Announces Workforce Reductions

By Alan Dron Jul 02, 2020
Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR plans to cut around 200 staff from its 1,400-strong workforce—the latest company to shrink its operations as a…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Low-Noise Approach System Heads For Production

By Graham Warwick Jul 02, 2020
A system developed by German aerospace center DLR to help pilots fly more energy-efficient, lower-noise approaches is to be prepared for production by Swiss International Air Lines and Thales Avionics in a joint program.
Emerging Technologies

Daily Memo: Why Skipping The Farnborough Airshow Is A Good Idea

By Michael Bruno Jul 01, 2020
Annual airshows in Farnborough or Paris have been a staple of the aerospace industry for generations. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus’ Job Cuts Unacceptable, Say French Unions, Government

By Thierry Dubois Jul 01, 2020
LYON, France—Airbus’ announcement June 30 that it would cut 15,000 positions in response to the current crisis has caused an uproar in France, where 5,000 cuts are planned.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Looking For The Factory Floor: What Is My MAX Rate?

By Michael Bruno Jul 01, 2020
Boeing is looking for the lowest sustainable production rate for its suppliers so they are still there to ramp up someday.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Boeing Defense And Space’s Leanne Caret: ‘We’re Owning Our Mistakes’

By Jen DiMascio Jul 01, 2020
Boeing defense chief talks about increased introspection, the impact of COVID-19 on the market and plans for the KC-46.
Defense and Space

ICAO Changes CORSIA Baseline To Account For Lower Demand

By Sean Broderick Jun 30, 2020
The 36-member ICAO Council has adjusted the baseline for its Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) program,…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airbus To Cut 15,000 Positions As Pandemic Impact Deepens

By Jens Flottau Jun 30, 2020
In an effort to adapt to declining demand for its commercial aircraft amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus is expediting decisions to cut 15,000 positions—around 11% of its entire workforce and the deepest restructuring the company has ever endeavored.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russia’s MC-21 Airliner Certification Slips To Mid-2021

By Maxim Pyadushkin Jun 30, 2020
Russia’s new Irkut MC-21 commercial narrowbody continues to face certification delays.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Production/Delivery Balance To Return By End Of 2021, CEO Says

By Jens Flottau Jun 29, 2020
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said he expects aircraft production and deliveries will be back in line by the end of 2021, meaning the manufacturer will produce more aircraft than it can deliver until then.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rex Approves Plan To Add Narrowbody Jets To Fleet

By Adrian Schofield Jun 29, 2020
Australian carrier Regional Express Holdings (Rex) is a rare example of an airline looking to make new fleet moves to take advantage of market opportunities despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

China’s State Carriers Get COMAC ARJ21s, Including OTT Airlines’ First

By Chen Chuanren Jun 29, 2020
COMAC has delivered the first ARJ21-700s to China’s three state-owned carriers: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. 
Airlines & Lessors

Pandemic Recovery Favors U.S. ULCCs Over Network Carriers

By Ben Goldstein Jun 29, 2020
Early indicators show American ULCCs outperforming larger competitors.
Airlines & Lessors

How Can Boeing Reclaim Leadership In The Narrowbody Market?

By Jens Flottau Jun 26, 2020
Ask the Editors: Boeing’s narrowbody share has dipped due to the MAX grounding; some advanced technologies could help it move the needle.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

First Take (June 29, 2020)

Jun 26, 2020
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aerospace

Europe Focuses On Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

By Thierry Dubois Jun 26, 2020
Fuel cells may be more suited to smaller commercial aircraft, while larger ones would retain turbine engines.
Aircraft & Propulsion

When Is Boeing Likely To Recover Financially?

By Michael Bruno Jun 24, 2020
Ask the Editors: After pandemic-related financial woes, a scrapped Embraer deal and hefty layoffs, Boeing will require years to recover.
Airlines & Lessors

Link Recovery Funding With Green Initiatives, Say Air Transport Groups

By Alan Dron Jun 24, 2020
More than a dozen aerospace organizations have urged the European Commission (EC) to link recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to new measures designed to enhance the sector’s environmental credentials.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ZeroAvia Completes First UK Electric Flight

By Tony Osborne Jun 23, 2020
Electric flight startup ZeroAvia has completed its first electrically driven flight in the UK as it gears up its operations to demonstrate a 250-300-nm flight with its hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Cargo Operator DHL Express To Boost Mideast Fleet

By Alan Dron Jun 23, 2020
Growing demand for freight capacity has led cargo specialist DHL Express to increase its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) fleet with the addition of two Boeing 767-300Fs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

How Will Airbus A220 And Embraer E2 Compete In A Post-COVID-19 Market?

By Jens Flottau Jun 23, 2020
Ask the Editors: Airbus is focusing on extending the A220’s longer routes while Embraer struggles with bundling and pricing for the E2.
Airlines & Lessors

 

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