Embraer delivers the second, larger version of the E2 family to its first operator. Executives hope the low unit costs will allow it to break into new markets.
Mitsubishi introduced the SpaceJet M100 at the Paris Air Show in June, part of a major shake-up of its regional-jet strategy.
For the manufacturers, it is about big business, with multibillion-dollar orders hanging in the balance.
Persistent difficulties in cooperation between the Chinese and Russian sides of Craic are delaying progress.
The MC-21’s customer base mainly consists of government-owned Russian lessors. The long-term impact of Western sanctions is likely to hamper its success.
C919 development will last 14 years after the latest schedule change. The program has begun certification flight testing.
Boeing 737 MAX operators are betting on late-2019 return-to-service approvals.
Boeing is revising the 777X test plan to maximize ground evaluations as it attempts to compensate for a lengthy delay to first flight following the recent discovery of a durability issue on the aircraft’s General Electric GE9X engines.
The already delayed first flight of the Boeing 777-9, currently targeted for the end of June, looks set to be pushed back again after an ‘anomaly’ was detected in a General Electric GE9X engine undergoing pre-delivery factory tests.
The official unveiling marks the prelude to an intense series of ground tests in the run-up to first flight.