Monthly Archives: June 2017

Boeing launches 737 MAX 10

Boeing announced the launch of the 737 MAX 10 at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The 737 MAX 10 will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane ever produced. The airplane has gained wide market acceptance with more than 240 orders and commitments secured from more than 10 customers worldwide. Customers will be […]

China limits Emirates expansion after two safety incidents

China’s civil aviation authority has fined the world’s largest long-haul carrier, Dubai-based Emirates, and barred it from adding new destinations and aircraft in China for six months, following two incidents of “unsafe operations”. Airline crew were responsible for an April 17 incident in which an aircraft flew at the wrong height and another on May […]

Safran and KLM to launch a joint venture

The joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and AFI KLM E&M, announced a year ago, now has an official name: Airfoils Advanced Solutions. Located at the Sars-et-Rosières business park in north of France, near Valenciennes, the new company’s plant will be completed in early 2018, with operations due to kick off late 2018. By the […]

Qatar asks U.N. body to resolve Gulf airspace row

Qatar has asked the United Nations’ aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights’ dispute with three Gulf states following an escalating diplomatic row and trade blockade, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Qatar has sent a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) governing council in an effort to resolve […]

WTO ruling: Boeing vs. Airbus 0-1

Airbus has publicly announced the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against the United States over commercial aircraft subsidies for the Boeing Company. However, Boeing does not intend to remain indebted and reminds that it was Airbus who was first accused of receiving illegal subsidies. On 9 June 2017 WTO panel completed compliance proceedings and issued […]

Cebu Pacific orders more A321s

Cebu Pacific, Philippines carrier, reports placing an order with Airbus for seven A321ceo to meet ongoing growth on its domestic and regional network. The latest contract comes on top of an existing order for 32 A321neo. The aircraft will start joining the carrier’s fleet next year. “We are very excited about adding the A321 to […]