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High turboprop demand for China
Passenger aircraft : 18 November, 2016
A market forecast conducted by aircraft manufacturer ATR predicts demand for 300 new turboprop aircraft from China in next 20 years
Turboprop airliner delivered to Philippines
Passenger aircraft : 23 September, 2016
ATR has supplied the Cebu Pacific airline with the 72-600 high capacity regional turboprop aircraft
EASA certification for dual purpose aircraft
Passenger aircraft : 16 October, 2015
An ATR 72-600 conversion for combined passenger and cargo usage has gained EASA certification for use
French regional airline takes new aircraft
Passenger aircraft : 20 April, 2015
ATR is supplying 72-600 turboprop aircraft to Air France subsidiary to be used on regional routes
Additional aircraft for Etihad Regional
Passenger aircraft : 14 March, 2014
ATR will supply an additional four 72-500 regional aircraft under lease this year to Etihad
2013 customer services results for ATR
Passenger aircraft : 14 January, 2014
Turboprop aircraft manufacturer reviews the successes of 2013 with fifteen airlines using the company's global maintenance services
Air Algerie upgrades fleet of ATR aircraft
Passenger aircraft : 07 January, 2014
Three new ATR 72-600 aircraft will be supplied to the Air Algerie airline as part of the company's fleet upgrade plans
ATR delivers aircraft for Malaysian regional airline
Passenger aircraft : 30 July, 2013
MASwings of Malaysia has received its first ATR 72-600 aeroplane for use on regional routes in the country
Turboprop aircraft joins Firefly fleet
Passenger aircraft : 08 July, 2013
Malaysian carrier Firefly has taken delivery of an ATR 72-600 aircraft for use on the company's domestic route network
First ATR-600 delivered to LIAT airline
Passenger aircraft : 14 June, 2013
The LIAT regional airline has taken delivery of its first turboprop ATR 72-600 aeroplane to modernize the company's fleet
First of two leased ATR aircraft taken in Mexico
Passenger aircraft : 05 June, 2013
Mexican airline Aeromar has received its first ATR 72-600 turboprop aeroplanes for use in regional flights in the country
Communications specialist joins BAE Systems
Passenger aircraft : 10 December, 2009
BAE Systems has appointed a senior vice president of corporate communications responsible for world wide communications activities
Airbus - demand for 25000 new aircraft predicted
Passenger aircraft : 21 September, 2009
Some 25,000 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at US$3.1 trillion will be delivered from 2009 to 2028, according to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast. Emerging economies, evolving airline networks, expansion of low cost carriers and the increasing number of mega-cities as well as traffic growth and the replacement of older less efficient aircraft with more eco-efficient airliners are factors driving demand for new aircraft.
Airbus delivers first A318 with 'steep approach' capability
Passenger aircraft : 07 September, 2009
Airbus has delivered the first of two A318 aircraft equipped with 'steep approach' capability to British Airways.
UK government Airbus A350 announcement welcomed by UK aerospace industry
Passenger aircraft : 14 August, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has welcomed the announcement by Lord Mandelson at Airbus in Filton that theGovernment is to support the UK’s involvement in the Airbus A350XWBprogramme.
Afriqiyah Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A330 from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 13 August, 2009
Afriqiyah Airways has taken delivery of their first Airbus A330-200 aircraft, becoming a new operator of this aircraft type. The new A330 will seat 230 passengers in a two-class cabin and will serve long-haul operations on routes from Tripoli to Africa and Europe.
Airbus - 1000th A330/A340 delivered
Passenger aircraft : 10 August, 2009
Airbus hasdelivered the 1000th aircraft from the A330/A340 Family. The aircraft, an A330-300, was handed over to Thai Airways International (THAI) at a special ceremony in Toulouse.
First A320 assembled in China performs maiden flight from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 28 May, 2009
The first A320 aircraft assembled outside Europe in the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) successfully completed its first flight today.
Airbus changes A380 delivery schedule for 2009/2010
Passenger aircraft : 08 May, 2009
Due to the current economic and aviation crisis and following specific customer requests for deferrals, Airbus is adapting its A380 aircraft delivery schedule for 2009/2010.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines finalize deal for five 777- 300ERs
Passenger aircraft : 07 May, 2009
Boeing Company and Turkish Airlines have signed an order for five Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes valued at $1.36 billion at current list prices.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner moves to flight line for testing
Passenger aircraft : 05 May, 2009
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner that will fly later this quarter has moved to the flight line. Fuel testing - the first in the next phase of extensive checks the airplane must undergo - will begin in the next few days.
Boeing Delivers 75th 777 to Emirates
Passenger aircraft : 02 May, 2009
Boeing has delivered the 75th 777 commercial jetliner to Emirates.
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental design update
Passenger aircraft : 28 April, 2009
Boeing 747-8 has passed a major milestone in its design, completing 25 percent of the design releases for the new passenger airplane.
Boeing assembles first set of 747-8 wings
Passenger aircraft : 22 April, 2009
New 747 wings
Boeing marks 6,000th 737 with delivery to ILFC and Norwegian Air Shuttle
Passenger aircraft : 17 April, 2009
Norwegian Air Shuttle to operate 737 with special decal
Boeing - Air France takes delivery of special Boeing 777 airplane
Passenger aircraft : 11 April, 2009
Boeing and longtime partner Air France celebrated significant milestones today with the delivery of the 777th Boeing 777 airplane. The new Boeing 777-300ER also will be the first to bear a new Air France livery and company brand identity.
Armavia takes delivery of its first new A319 from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 27 March, 2009
Armenia flag carrier Armavia has today taken delivery of its first new A319. The aircraft was handed over to Armavia's President, Mikhail Bagdasarov, at a ceremony held at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany. Operated under a lease agreement with ILFC, the new A319 will increase the airline's Airbus fleet to five aircraft.
Final Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Flight Test Enters Final Assembly
Passenger aircraft : 20 March, 2009
The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner designated for flight test is now undergoing final assembly in Everett, Wash. The airplane, designated ZA006, will be powered with General Electric GEnx engines.
Boeing Delivers Two Qatar Airways 777-200LRs in February
Passenger aircraft : 09 March, 2009
Middle East Carrier has a total of 27 777s on order
Airbus revises production rates
Passenger aircraft : 27 February, 2009
Airbus is adapting production rates of its A320 Family programme from 36 to 34 a month from October 2009 onwards. Production rates of the A330/A340 family will be paused at the current level of 8.5 a month, and not increased further as previously planned.
Dragon Aviation Leasing receives its first directly purchased Airbus aircraft from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 26 February, 2009
Customer awaits first delivery from Final Assembly Line China in Summer
Korean Air orders two more A380s from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 16 February, 2009
Korean Air has placed firm orders with Airbus for two more double-deck A380 aircraft. This latest purchase agreement brings the total number of A380s ordered by Korean Air to ten aircraft. The carrier will operate the aircraft in a three-class layout on routes linking Seoul to destinations in North America and Europe, including Los Angeles, New York and Paris.
Boeing - 777 Delivered to V Australia
Passenger aircraft : 07 February, 2009
Boeing and the Virgin Group's new V Australia long-haul airline today celebrated the first 777-300ER to go to an Australian carrier. The airplane, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of seven leased and purchased 777-300ERs V Australia will deploy on trans-Pacific and other routes.
Boeing Delivers 77th 777 to Singapore Airlines
Passenger aircraft : 02 February, 2009
Boeing and Singapore Airlines reached an historic milestone with the delivery of the airline's 77th 777, which also is its 19th 777-300ER.
Production Resumes on Boeing 787 Dreamliners with Fifth Flight-Test Airplane
Passenger aircraft : 02 February, 2009
Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliners has resumed with the join of the fifth airplane designated for flight test.
Air Austral selects A380 in single-class configuration for future growth
Passenger aircraft : 27 January, 2009
Air Austral, the airline based in Saint Denis, La Reunion, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of two A380s in a single-class configuration.
Airbus builds eco-efficient A350 XWB final assembly line in Toulouse
Passenger aircraft : 26 January, 2009
Airbus starts construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, the new highly efficient wide-body aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013.
EADS/Airbus completes its aerostructures strategy from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 14 January, 2009
With GKN Aerospace's recent acquisition of the Airbus wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton, UK, EADS/Airbus has accomplished its aerostructures reorganisation strategy.
Boeing Finishes 2008 With 662 Commercial Airplane Orders
Passenger aircraft : 09 January, 2009
Boeing in 2008 recorded 662 net commercial airplane orders, bringing its backlog of unfilled commercial orders to more than 3,700 airplanes
Airbus delivers 12 A380s in 2008
Passenger aircraft : 02 January, 2009
The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15th October 2007, with five more delivered to the airline in 2008. Qantas received three A380s in 2008, and Emirates four - the most recent of which was delivered on the 30th December 2008 from the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany.
Airbus - Uzbekistan Airways orders four A320s
Passenger aircraft : 26 December, 2008
Uzbekistan's national carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, signed a firm contract for the purchase of four A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet. In addition to six A320s already acquired by the airline in June 2007, this order will further enlarge the airline's A320 orders up to ten aircraft.
Boeing - revised Dreamliner first flight schedule
Passenger aircraft : 15 December, 2008
Boeing Schedules 787 Dreamliner First Flight for Second Quarter 2009; First Delivery for First Quarter 2010. Schedule change driven by impact of Machinists' strike and fastener replacement work.
Boeing Philadelphia Site Earns Environmental Certification
Passenger aircraft : 10 December, 2008
Boeing's Rotorcraft Systems facility in Philadelphia has earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification, a global benchmark of an organization's commitment to understand and continuously improve its environmental performance.
Airbus - Comlux orders extra Airbus A320 Prestige
Passenger aircraft : 19 November, 2008
Comlux Aviation, the VVIP charter division of Comlux The Aviation Group, has ordered a second A320 for its VVIP operation, consolidating its role as the largest operator of the Airbus ACJ Family.
Boeing Adjusts 747-8 Program Production and Delivery Schedule
Passenger aircraft : 18 November, 2008
* Deliveries of 747-8 Freighter to begin third quarter of 2010; deliveries of 747-8 Intercontinental passenger model to begin second quarter of 2011. * Company working with customers to minimize disruption.
Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways - order for four 767-300ER (Extended Range)
Passenger aircraft : 09 November, 2008
Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways have finalized an order for four 767-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at $597 million at list prices. Including today's announcement, Uzbekistan Airways has now ordered six Boeing jetliners (two previously ordered 787-8s and the four 767-300ERs).
Volaris takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 from Airbus
Passenger aircraft : 14 October, 2008
Volaris, a Mexican low-fare airline based in Toluca, Mexico, has received its first Airbus A320 from Airbus.
Boeing - 787 'high blow' testing
Passenger aircraft : 29 September, 2008
Boeing successfully completed a high-pressure test, known as 'high blow,' on the 787 Dreamliner static test airframe at its Everett factory.
Qantas receives its first A380
Passenger aircraft : 21 September, 2008
Australia’s flagship airline, Qantas, has received the first of 20 Airbus A380s on order, at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.
Boeing - Saga Airlines Orders Two Next-Generation 737-800s
Passenger aircraft : 09 September, 2008
Boeing and Saga Airlines have announced that the Istanbul-based airline has ordered two Boeing 737-800s with Blended Winglets. Saga Airlines has also secured two purchase rights for the same model. This order is valued at $149 million at current list prices.
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