Airline news

797 another step closer for Boeing after Delta talks

Boeing’s new middle-market aeroplane, likely to be dubbed the 797, is another step closer to reality after talks with Delta Airlines. The Seattle based airframer has had discussions with Delta with a view to them launching the aircraft. Delta is looking to replace around 100 of the ageing middle-market aircraft it [read more]

A350-900 ULR Singapore Airlines take off
Aviation engineering news

Ultra-long-range A350 carries out first flight

The ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A350 XWB has completed its first flight from Toulouse as it embarks on its certification process. The Ultra-long-range (ULR) A350 XWB will fly further than any other commercial airliner currently available and will help launch customer Singapore Airlines take the crown for the worlds longest route [read more]

737 Max 7 Take off
Airline news

Boeing 737 Max 7 completes first test flight

Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 737 Max 7 has successfully completed its first flight taking off from Boeing’s Renton Field in Seattle. The aircraft will now complete a comprehensive flight test program ahead of it’s planned certification and delivery in 2019. The latest of Boeing 737 family, the Max 7 is the [read more]

Cessna 408 Skycourier
New aircraft news

New Cessna Utility Turboprop undergoes wind tunnel test

Textron Aviation has completed initial wind tunnel testing of its new utility turboprop, the Cessna 408 Skycourier. Announced in November 2017, The Cessna 408 SkyCourier is a twin-turboprop, high-wing, large utility aircraft that offers a combination of high performance and low operating costs for air freight, commuter and special mission operators. The [read more]

Airline news

Boeing 797 gets Chief Project Engineer

The Boeing 797 project took a step closer to becoming reality this week when a Chief Project Engineer (CPE) was appointed. The brand new airliner, designed to fit between the 737 and 787 family will be the first all-new airliner from Boeing since the 787 Dreamliner. Former 777X chief project engineer [read more]