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787 in Fatigue Testing Rig

Feb 02, 2010 EVERETT -(PR)– Boeing on Sunday moved the 787 Dreamliner fatigue test airframe to its structural test rig. The test rig is located in the northwest corner of the Everett, Wash., site. Test set up is expected to begin immediately, with tests commencing midyear.... Read more

Jan 29, 2010 TOULOUSE - Airbus announced today that it has increased the list price of all its aircraft by an average of 5.8 per cent. The price increase is the first since January 2008, and applies for all new aircraft from the beginning of January 2010. The price increases ... Read more

Jan 28, 2010 SEATTLE - (PR) - Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh today announced organizational changes intended to strengthen the company's focus on both performance and long-term strategy. "Our priorities for 2010 and beyond are clear," Albaugh said. "We must execute on our 787 and 747-8 development programs; we must continue to perform on our ongoing production programs; and in this increasingly competitive world, we must develop a clear vision and roadmap for both the single-aisle and twin-aisle marketplaces." In a move to strengthen processes, tools and functional excellence, Albaugh announced the ... Read more

Bombardier's Cseries will seat up to 150 passengers

Jan 25, 2010 (WSJ) - Airbus and Boeing Co. are bitter rivals, but Canadian plane maker Bombardier Inc. has united them in opposing its plans for funding sales of a new jetliner. The flap has prompted many of the world's richest countries to meet next week to revisit an earlier ... Read more

737-800 in Ethiopian Airlines livery

Jan 24, 2010 Boeing announced that Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 10 next-generation 737-800s, in a deal valued at 767 million dollars. Ethiopian Airlines, based in Addis Ababa, is aiming to expand its fleet and broaden its network, which has been operating Boeing planes since the airline's founding in ... Read more

A330 Flight Test Team of Maiden Flight Nov 5

Jan 24, 2010 The second Airbus A330-200F has made its first flight last week. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, the aircraft undertook a routine three-hour production first test flight. There are now two A330-200F aircraft in the flight test programme. This latest aircraft to fly, 'MSN1032',... Read more

Jan 19, 2010 TOKYO - (Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer and Mitsubishi Heavy could see an uptick in business from Japan Airlines Corp as the bankrupt carrier rejigs its fleet towards smaller and more fuel-efficient aircraft. JAL, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday as part of a state-led restructuring, plans ... Read more

CSseries Jet in Lufthansa colors

Jan 19, 2010 DUBLIN - (Bloomberg) -- Bombardier Inc., which has signed two customers for its CSeries jetliner, expects leasing companies to account for half its clients as weak balance sheets keep many airlines from buying planes. Airlines worldwide are moving toward acquiring half of their new planes through ... Read more

Jan 12, 2010 (SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS) - Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer reported it has delivered 244 jets during 2009, surpassing the guidance of 242 deliveries. A total of 122 commercial E and ERJ family jets were delivered to the airline market which included 7 ERJ 145, 22 E-170, ... Read more

Jan 12, 2010 TOULOUSE - Airbus reported today that it had delivered a total of 498 aircraft in 2009. The figure is a new company delivery record for a single year and is 15 more aircraft than in 2008. The figure includes 402 A320 Family aircraft (6 A318, 88 A319, ... Read more

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