New engines on existing aircraft is a tried-and-tested formula and could buy time for radical concepts to come as propulsion providers look for applications.
Emirates and Air Arabia have ordered more Airbus and Boeing airliners; Etihad is reducing its Boeing 787 buy.
Certification could come in 2019, but service return will not be until well into next year.
A durability fix package clears GE9X production restart and paves the way for resumption of Boeing 777-9 flight tests.
U.S. Transportation chief Elaine Chao pledges support for the drone community and says safety is a shared responsibility.
Many small suppliers announced executive changes and overhauls in their latest quarterly reports. “It’s turned out to be a year of restructuring,” says one.
Despite good salaries and working conditions, French companies have yet to attract enough sheet metal workers, fitters and cutters for its production lines.
Relatively stable labor rates, intellectual property protection, manufacturing expertise and growing maintenance services could attract more U.S. aerospace work to Mexico.
If batteries cannot cut it, is hybrid-electric the way ahead?
With the flight of the first multi-engine hybrid-electric aircraft, the combination of electric and conventional propulsion takes a key step forward.
Boeing and others note that while the system is new, emergency procedures did not change.