Jet aircraft

July 14, 2012 - 12:13pm
Boeing 737 Max 9 in United Airlines livery

Boeing announced a firm order from United Airlines on July 12 for 150 new 737 narrowbodies worth $14.7 billion at list prices, rounding out a week in which airlines and leasing companies placed more than $37 billion in orders and commitments for 737s at the Farnborough International airshow.

July 13, 2012 - 3:02pm
Fboro aerial

AIN’s team of editors and reporters provided full coverage of the Farnborough International airshow this week. All the stories can be found online.

July 13, 2012 - 2:55pm
C295+Marte

Airbus Military announced that the C295 transport has achieved civil certification from the Spanish civil aviation authority. The company also released pictures of the C295 carrying MBDA Marte Mk 2 anti-ship missiles.

July 13, 2012 - 9:13am

Boosted by a visit from British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, yesterday Eurofighter described an upgrade path for the Typhoon that finally appears to be on a firm footing.

July 12, 2012 - 11:45am

CFM International is set to head home from the Farnborough International airshow with some $12.6 billion in new engine sales—nearly doubling its 2012 order book. One dozen different clients—a mix of airlines and leasing groups—signed for nearly 1,000 of the new Leap family engines.

July 12, 2012 - 11:27am
Bombardier’s Learjet 85 is on track for first flight later this year.

Yesterday at the Farnborough International airshow, Bombardier said its three new Learjets–the Model 70, 75 and 85–are right on schedule.

The Learjet 85 continues to progress toward first flight later this year, with four test aircraft now in various stages of fabrication. The first complete pressure fuselage, including the nose and aft fuselage, is undergoing final validation before being shipped from Bombardier’s Queretaro, Mexico plant to its assembly facility in Wichita.

July 12, 2012 - 10:50am

A two-year global consultation conducted by Airbus found that people still see a need to meet face-to-face despite the increased use of social media, a conclusion that bodes well for the future of air transport.

July 12, 2012 - 10:50am
Jazz Aviation orders Bombardier Q400s

Bombardier Aerospace closed its Farnborough International Airshow order book last Thursday by announcing a firm order for six Q400 NextGen turboprops by Chorus Aviation of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the parent company of Jazz Aviation. The transaction, valued at $189 million, involved the conversion of six of 15 options taken by Jazz Aviation in 2010. The aircraft will be operated under the Air Canada Express banner.

July 12, 2012 - 8:07am

Ontario, Canada-based aerospace structural, landing gear and engine components manufacturer Noranco sealed a five-year deal with Goodrich’s landing gear business this week at the Farnborough Airshow. The agreement calls for Noranco to supply Goodrich with complex titanium landing gear components for the Airbus A380.

 
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