SWISS Eyes Additional A350s After Profitable 2022

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 06, 2023
SWISS is considering whether it should acquire more Airbus A350s beyond the five A350-900s it ordered in December 2022.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Picks Munich For A350-1000s, Preps Regional Jet Campaign

By Jens Flottau Mar 03, 2023
Lufthansa plans to base its incoming fleet of 10 Airbus A350-1000s at its second hub in Munich.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Places Large Order For New Widebodies

By Jens Flottau Mar 02, 2023
Lufthansa is accelerating the process of retiring its Airbus A340-300, A340-600 and Boeing 747-400 fleets by at least three years.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa To Order Airbus A350-1000s

By Jens Flottau Mar 01, 2023
Lufthansa is expected to announce its first order for the Airbus A350-1000 on March 2, following approval by its supervisory board. 
Airlines & Lessors

First Take, Feb. 27, 2023

By Graham Warwick Feb 24, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

Air India Order Accelerates Widebody Market Recovery

By Jens Flottau Feb 23, 2023
Big order shows demand for new aircraft continues rising, but Boeing and Airbus struggle to keep pace. Engine reliability issues don’t help.
Air Transport

Airbus Boosts Widebody Production, Slows Narrowbody Growth

By Jens Flottau Feb 16, 2023
Airbus management has finally accepted that its narrowbody ambitions have been unrealistic, but there is confidence the OEM can deliver more widebodies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Key Takeaways From Air India’s Big Order

By Jens Flottau Feb 15, 2023
The significance of the order for 470 new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing goes far beyond its sheer size.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FL Technics Adds Airbus A350 Technical Training Capabilities

By Prachi Patel Feb 15, 2023
Lithuanian MRO provider has gained an approval to provide type training for Airbus A350 aircraft.
Workforce & Training

Air India Confirms Orders For 470 Airbus And Boeing Aircraft

By Adrian Schofield Feb 14, 2023
Air India has ordered 470 Airbus and Boeing airliners, sending a powerful signal about the carrier’s growth ambitions in the booming Indian market.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daher Presses On With Diversification Strategy

By Thierry Dubois Feb 14, 2023
Emphasizing resilience, Daher unveils a 2027 strategy to make the most of airframers’ planned production ramp-up.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Airbus, Qatar Airways Settle A350 Dispute, Reinstate Large Orders

By Jens Flottau Feb 01, 2023
Airbus and Qatar Airways have agreed to settle their dispute around surface degradation issues affecting a large part of the airline’s A350 fleet.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Finnair Modifies A350s To Cope With Longer Asian Routes

By Alan Dron Jan 30, 2023
The closure of Russian airspace to western airlines has seen Finnair modify some of its Airbus A350-900s to increase maximum takeoff weight.
Airlines & Lessors

Air France-KLM Orders Seven More A350s In Latest Fleet Renewal Step

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 27, 2023
Three more Airbus A350-900s have been ordered for Air France and four Airbus A350F freighters are now destined for Martinair.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Cyber A Growing Investment Target In Aerospace And Defense

By Michael Bruno Jan 13, 2023
Cyber is seen entering an upcycle for investments, along with space, hypersonics, artificial intelligence and connectivity.

Emirates Names Inmarsat As A350 Wi-Fi Provider

By Alan Dron Jan 13, 2023
Emirates has chosen Inmarsat’s GX Aviation as its inflight broadband system for the airline’s incoming fleet of Airbus A350s. 
Interiors & Connectivity

Airbus Adds Autonomous Emergency Diversion Capability In Flight Tests

By Graham Warwick Jan 12, 2023
Airbus takes next step in development of autonomous flight capabilities for commercial aviation.
Emerging Technologies

Steven Udvar-Hazy: A Life In Aviation

By Jens Flottau Jan 10, 2023
He flew airplanes at age 14 and invented the aircraft leasing industry in his 20s. Fifty years later at age 75, he shows no sign of stopping.
Airlines & Lessors

Ethiopian Airlines Converts Four On-Order A350s To -1000s

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 29, 2022
Ethiopian will become Africa’s first customer for the Airbus A350-1000.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Airbus FMS Win Strengthens Thales’ Competitive Position In Avionics

By Thierry Dubois May 11, 2022
Being selected for a new-generation flight management system (FMS) on the Airbus A320, A330 and A350 is consolidating Thales’ position in the avionics market versus Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation and Honeywell. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Qantas Finalizes A350 Deal For Project Sunrise

By Adrian Schofield May 02, 2022
Qantas has confirmed a much-delayed order for the Airbus A350-1000s it will use for its Project Sunrise ultra-long-range flights; it has also finalized orders for Airbus narrowbodies to replace its domestic fleet.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Where Things Stand In The Qatar Airways Vs. Airbus Dispute

By Jens Flottau Mar 07, 2022
A quick resolution to the falling-out appears unlikely as claims and counterclaims are filed in London’s High Court of Justice.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus, Qatar Airways Conflict Escalates With A321neo Order Termination

By Jens Flottau Jan 21, 2022
In a highly unusual move Airbus has terminated a Qatar Airways order for 50 A321neos.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Singapore Airlines Orders Seven A350Fs, Options For Another Five

By Chen Chuanren Dec 15, 2021
Singapore Airlines will be the first airline to operate the A350F, which is set to enter service in Q4 2025.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EASA Flags 13 A350s With Lightning-Protection Risk

By Alan Dron Dec 08, 2021
The proposed airworthiness directive (PAD) is to ensure affected aircraft do not have two production-quality problems that, when subjected to an intense lightning strike, could create a fuel tank vapor ignition source.
Safety, Ops & Regulation