India’s IndiGo orders 30 Airbus A350 widebody aircraft

Source: Airbus A350, the aircraft of choice for IndiGo’s long-haul ambitions A320 Family has powered IndiGo’s expansion in domestic, regional markets IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The order will help expand IndiGo’s international network to long-haul destinations. India, the world’s fastest growing major aviation market, is on the verge of an international travel boom as the economy grows and household incomes rise. The A350 is perfectly positioned to serve the country’s aspirations for long-range travel. The choice of the A350 is a reaffirmation of IndiGo’s continued trust in Airbus and is yet another validation of the aircraft as the undisputed leader in long-haul air travel. “Today’s historic moment marks a new [...]

2024-05-06T21:26:38+03:00May 6th, 2024|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus expands its Earth observation constellation with Pléiades Neo Next

Source: Airbus Airbus has launched the Pléiades Neo Next programme to expand its very high resolution Earth observation constellation. This new programme will result in new satellite assets and capabilities, including enhanced native resolution. As a first step of Pléiades Neo Next, Airbus is developing a new satellite which will be launched in the next few years. “The Pléiades Neo Next programme builds on the success of our existing Pléiades Neo constellation which serves government and commercial customers around the world,” said Karen Florschütz, Executive Vice President Connected Intelligence at Airbus Defence and Space. “This new programme will further enhance our standard of excellence in terms of quality, performance, and reliability to deliver images as well as geo-intelligence services and [...]

2024-04-30T14:08:55+03:00April 30th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boeing Awarded Contract for Seven Additional MH-139A Helicopters

Source: Boeing Award brings the total number of aircraft under contract with the U.S. Air Force to 26 Program moves closer to full-rate production upon completing the order The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $178M contract to produce seven MH-139A aircraft and provide sustainment and training support. This order brings the total number of aircraft under contract to 26. "Building the Grey Wolf fleet and paving the way towards full rate production is a critical step in supporting the Air Force's modernization priorities," said Azeem Khan, MH-139 program director. "Delivering on these commitments and getting more capability into the hands of our customers is important to their mission protecting vital national assets." The award comes on the heels [...]

2024-04-30T14:03:18+03:00April 30th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus reports First Quarter (Q1) 2024 results

Source: Airbus 142 commercial aircraft delivered Revenues € 12.8 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 0.6 billion EBIT (reported) € 0.6 billion; EPS (reported) € 0.76 Free cash flow before customer financing € -1.8 billion 2024 guidance unchanged Airbus SE reported consolidated financial results for its First Quarter (Q1) ended 31 March 2024. “We delivered first quarter 2024 results against the backdrop of an operating environment that shows no sign of improvement. Geopolitical and supply chain tensions continue. In that context, we delivered 142 commercial aircraft,” said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. “We started 2024 with a solid order intake across our businesses. The strong momentum on widebody aircraft underpins our decision to increase the production rate for the A350 to 12 aircraft [...]

2024-04-26T20:19:26+03:00April 26th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boeing Reports First Quarter Results

Source: Boeing First Quarter 2024 Undertaking comprehensive actions in our commercial business to strengthen quality and safety Financial results reflect lower 737 deliveries and 737-9 grounding customer considerations Revenue of $16.6 billion, GAAP loss per share of ($0.56) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($1.13) Operating cash flow of ($3.4) billion and free cash flow of ($3.9) billion (non-GAAP)* Total company backlog grew to $529 billion, including over 5,600 commercial airplanes Table 1. Summary Financial Results First Quarter (Dollars in Millions, except per share data) 2024 2023 Change Revenues $16,569 $17,921 (8) % GAAP Loss from operations ($86) ($149) NM Operating margins (0.5) % (0.8) % NM Net loss ($355) ($425) NM Loss per share ($0.56) ($0.69) NM Operating cash [...]

2024-04-25T07:50:28+03:00April 25th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

ATR and US Carrier Silver Airways Celebrate Five Years of Operations

Source: ATR ATR congratulates US carrier Silver Airways on its five-year anniversary of ATR operations. With its fleet of 8 46-seater ATR 42-600 and 6 70 seat ATR 72s, Silver has been transforming regional air travel over the past five years by offering reliable direct flights with superior passenger experience to short and medium-haul leisure and business destinations for the people of Southeastern US, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.  The state-of-the art ATR-600 series has been transformational for Silver Airways providing passengers with an aircraft specifically designed for short-haul markets and with the same customer amenities and comfort of larger jetliners. It has enabled Silver to expand its offering by opening up new destinations, giving customers even more choice to [...]

2024-04-23T17:58:22+03:00April 23rd, 2024|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boeing Makes its Largest Purchase of Blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Source: Boeing Company buying 9.4 million gallons for 2024 U.S. commercial operations EPIC Fuels, World Fuel Services and Avfuel to supply SAF produced by Neste and World Energy Boeing is buying 9.4 million gallons (35.6 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support its 2024 U.S. commercial operations, reducing its carbon emissions and working to help grow the supply of the fuel globally. This is the company's largest annual SAF purchase, more than 60% higher than its buy in 2023. The blended fuel – 30% SAF made from waste by-products such as fats, oils, and greases and 70% conventional jet fuel – will support the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and Boeing U.S. commercial operational flights. "As our focus remains [...]

2024-04-17T15:20:39+03:00April 17th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Embraer and Chile’s ENAER announce cooperation agreement at FIDAE 2024

Source: Embraer The understanding between the companies covers the opening of a new service center and the manufacturing of parts for Embraer aircraft Embraer and ENAER (National Aeronautical Company of Chile) announced two industrial and services cooperation agreements involving the A-29 Super Tucano and the C-390 Millennium defense aircraft, as well as commercial aircraft. The cooperation will expand Embraer's network of suppliers and services in Chile and contribute to the integration of the aerospace industries in both Brazil and Chile. The cooperation is the result of an understanding between Embraer, ENAER, and the Chilean Air Force. The Chilean company will begin manufacturing components and will be a designated maintenance center for the Chilean Air Force's fleet of 22 A-29 Super [...]

2024-04-12T09:24:43+03:00April 12th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Embraer and Horizon Air sign agreement for Collaborative Inventory Planning

Source: Embraer Embraer and Horizon Air signed a contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP), a customized expendables spare parts inventory management program designed to help customers reduce operational costs by optimizing inventory levels. The agreement guarantees support for 41 E175 from Horizon Air fleet operating at the company hub in Portland, OR. The contract also includes nine E175s to be delivered, totaling 50 aircraft covered. All the jets are flown by Horizon Air under the Alaska Airlines flag. “We are very pleased to welcome Horizon Air to the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning. ECIP was designed to help our customers gain efficiency and reduce inventory costs in all operations. This is even more important for airlines with large fleets [...]

2024-04-12T09:19:02+03:00April 12th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

The Honduran Ministry of Defense acquires two additional H145 helicopters

Source: Airbus The Ministry of Defense of Honduras has acquired two additional Airbus H145 helicopters, which will be operated by the Honduran Air Force to perform passenger and cargo transport, search and rescue, firefighting, medical evacuation, and other essential missions in the region. This new purchase follows an initial order signed in April 2023 for two H145s that will be delivered before the end of 2024. "The H145 helicopters respond to Honduras' need for modern, multi-purpose helicopters that can be used for the next 30 years. Honduras, due to its location, is frequently affected by hurricanes, natural disasters, and fires. The fact that we will have six H145s available in the coming years will make the population feel safer knowing [...]

2024-04-11T21:28:24+03:00April 11th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|