Startups Embrace Additive Manufacturing For Speed To Market

By Graham Warwick Oct 22, 2020
From Boom to Joby, aviation startups are turning to 3D printing to reduce time and cost required to field new products.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

U.S. Congressional Races To Watch

By Lee Hudson Oct 22, 2020
Democrats Amy McGrath and Kim Mangone are challenging two of the most powerful Republicans in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell …
Budget, Policy & Operations

Will Any Boeing And Airbus Tier 1 And 2 Suppliers Go Bankrupt?

By Michael Bruno Oct 21, 2020
Ask the Editors: A wave of consolidation in A&D has arrived due to COVID-19, the worst aerospace downturn since the dawn of the Jet Age.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Private Equity Pushes Into Aerospace And Defense

By Michael Bruno Oct 20, 2020
While public investors avoid A&D as effects of COVID-19 ripple across industry, private equity is rushing in.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Could Comac Sales Success Slow Airbus And Boeing Production Recovery?

By Bradley Perrett Oct 19, 2020
Ask the Editors: Comac’s C919 is unlikely to appear in the airline fleets of developed economies in the next few years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Will There Be Future Boeing/Embraer C-390 Collaboration?

By Steve Trimble Oct 16, 2020
Ask the Editors: A failed joint venture around the C-390 has left doubt about future collaboration between Boeing and Embraer.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russian Concerns About Western Aerospace Supplier Relations Rise

By Maxim Pyadushkin Oct 16, 2020
Recent comments by a senior Russian government official illustrate how authorities and aircraft manufacturers in the country are getting increasingly worried about losing access to Western technologies as political tensions between Russia, the U.S. and Europe rise.
Aircraft & Propulsion

A&D Industry And The Chinese Conundrum: Get In Or Out?

By Michael Bruno Oct 16, 2020
For suppliers and servicers, China’s aviation recovery compared with depression elsewhere creates a dilemma: Run to China or run away?
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Opinion: Economic Downturn Opens Doors For Entrepreneurs

P. Barry Butler Oct 15, 2020
University research parks help startups learn business and develop innovative technologies as well as the next generation of leaders.
Emerging Technologies

How Much Time Will The New Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Training Take?

By Sean Broderick Oct 12, 2020
Ask the Editors: New training protocol for 737 MAX pilots have yet to be finalized, but a Sept. 30 demo is a good idea of what’s to come.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Cargo Conversion Specialists See Strong Demand Despite COVID-19

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 12, 2020
Fleet upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic may have an impact on the feedstock available for conversion.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing’s 787 Consolidation Adds Pressure In Charleston

By Guy Norris Oct 09, 2020
Cost-cutting moves force Boeing to consolidate 787 production in South Carolina—but what are implications for its Washington sites?
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Opinion: Three Predictions For The Post-COVID Supply Chain

By Kevin Michaels Oct 08, 2020
If these come true, we will have a much different jetliner supply chain architecture by the mid-2020s.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Metal Fatigue Caused Airbus A380 Engine Breakup, BEA Says

By Thierry Dubois Oct 05, 2020
BEA’s persistence on three research campaigns leads to a potentially far-reaching discovery of metal fatigue on GE-Pratt GP7200 turbofan.

Will Aircraft Demand Pick Up Before 2025?

By Jens Flottau Sep 29, 2020
Ask the editors: Despite massive overcapacity of aircraft now, airlines do have incentives to retain at least some orders.
Airlines & Lessors

Joby Unveils eVTOL Design Details And Certification Plans

By Guy Norris Sep 25, 2020
Lifting the veil of secrecy over its electric air taxi vehicle, Joby Aviation makes pioneering steps toward eVTOL certification.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

First Take, Sept. 28, 2020

By Graham Warwick Sep 25, 2020
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Emerging Technologies

The Week in Defense, Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2020

By Jen DiMascio Sep 24, 2020
Northrop’s new jammer; Chinook tests more powerful engine; Brazil accepts Gripen E; and the soft power of space.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Safran CEO Takes Short-Term Action And Thinks Propulsion Long-Term

By Thierry Dubois Sep 23, 2020
Aviation Week discusses the future of Safran and the propulsion industry with CEO Philippe Petitcolin.
Aircraft & Propulsion

What Will A&D Supplier Base Look Like After COVID-19? Forecasts Begin.

By Michael Bruno Sep 22, 2020
The return of a downcycle harbors major changes to the commercial aerospace supplier base.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

French State Aids To Limit Job Cuts

By Thierry Dubois Sep 21, 2020
As the downturn is slashing demand, Airbus plans to adapt workforce by the summer of next year.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Airbus Presents Three Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Concepts

By Jens Flottau Sep 20, 2020
Drawing on government funding into hydrogen propulsion, the manufacturer is working to define a commercial airliner to enter service in 2035.

Early Simulator Trials Foreshadowed Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Issues

By Sean Broderick Sep 18, 2020
Congressional report questions Boeing and FAA handling of pilot-response assumptions that set stage for two fatal MAX accidents.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

The Week in Defense, Sept. 17-24, 2020

By Jen DiMascio Sep 17, 2020
The next step in a KC-46 fix; AIA predicts COVID-19 impact on workforce; Testing arsenal plane concept; Poland’s W-3 replacement effort.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Will The Proposed Airbus A220-500 Enter The Market This Decade?

By Jens Flottau Sep 16, 2020
Ask the Editors: The A220-500 would be great strategic asset for Airbus in its competition with Boeing and the 737 MAX.
Aircraft & Propulsion