Back to homepage

Editorial Comment

Airbus raises A220 maximum take-off weight

Airbus raises A220 maximum take-off weight

🕔14:45, 21.May 2019

Airbus has raised the A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight (MTOW) by 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes) and the A220 family aircraft will offer increased range starting from the second half of 2020. The new MTOW will increase the respective maximum range

Read Full Article
Ryanair profits fall

Ryanair profits fall

🕔14:12, 20.May 2019

Even though Ryanair has the lowest unit costs of any European airline, its costs rose significantly over its past financial year – cutting profits to €1.02 billion, a 29% decline compared to the prior year period. Last week, easyJet reported

Read Full Article
Ryanair full year profit down 29%; delays delivery of 737 aircraft

Ryanair full year profit down 29%; delays delivery of 737 aircraft

🕔12:01, 20.May 2019

Ryanair’s  full year profit has fallen 29% year on year to €1.02 billion from €1.45 billion in the previous year. The results come even though the airline posted strong traffic growth, up 7% to 139 million. Ryanair is blaming a

Read Full Article
Pilots unaware of fault on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, FAA chief admits

Pilots unaware of fault on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, FAA chief admits

🕔13:04, 16.May 2019

The House Transportation Committee has asked acting FAA chief executive Daniel Elwell about the agency’s oversight of the Boeing 737 Max 8’s safety certification, which resulted in two fatal plane crashes earlier this year killing a total of 346 people.

Read Full Article
Goshawk out with $529 million ABS

Goshawk out with $529 million ABS

🕔14:28, 14.May 2019

Goshawk is in the market with its first aviation asset backed securitisation (ABS) – Pioneer Aircraft Finance 2019-1. The $529 million ABS comprises three tranches of notes: $429 million A notes, rated A by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), with

Read Full Article
Airline worries as oil beings to ratchet up

Airline worries as oil beings to ratchet up

🕔15:49, 13.May 2019

With Iran threatening to “close the straits of Hormuz” if it’s shipping is harassed and the US geared-up to both block Iran oil exports and repeat the 1980s escort and cover mission for other vessels, we are in for a

Read Full Article
Climate Change Crystal Ball time

Climate Change Crystal Ball time

🕔12:06, 10.May 2019

Cast your mind back some 15 years, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce had developed new engines primarily for use with the C Series (A220), which the market assumed would be produced under IAE and the engine variants that came after

Read Full Article
EXIM quorum re-established

EXIM quorum re-established

🕔15:03, 9.May 2019

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) board of directors has a full quorum once more and is back open for business. The United States Senate confirmed three nominees of President Donald J. Trump as members of the EXIM

Read Full Article
Bombardier creates single aviation unit; puts Belfast plant up for sale

Bombardier creates single aviation unit; puts Belfast plant up for sale

🕔13:50, 2.May 2019

Bombardier will sell off its Belfast and Morocco aero structure businesses at it looks to create a ‘single, streamlined, and fully integrated’ Bombardier Aviation business unit, which will be led by David Coleal. Bombardier said it will focus its aerostructures

Read Full Article
Capitol Hill wades in as the FAA is put in the crosshairs 

Capitol Hill wades in as the FAA is put in the crosshairs 

🕔12:32, 1.May 2019

Capitol Hill is wading-in on the 737MAX issue and is concentrating its gaze on the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). How is it that the MAX Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a critical system, relied on one single Angle of

Read Full Article