United Airlines’ plans to buy Airbus A321XLR to replace its Boeing 757s is a major blow to Boeing that could see the OEM abandoning the proposed new midmarket airplane.
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 smaller new airplane might make more sense for Boeing.
The FAA’s delegation process did not provide the agency with enough visibility into the MAX certification and testing.
Lion Air has made changes to address training and maintenance shortcomings.
Patrick Ky talks with Aviation Week about EASA's return-to-service process for the MAX. Added training requirements could be an unwelcome burden for Boeing and customers.
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.