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Lufthansa, the namesake flagship airline of the Lufthansa Group, has taken delivery of the first customer A320neo. The occasion also represents the first delivery of Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G-family geared-turbofan engines to any operator. Read more
Launch operator Swiss International Air Lines has converted its firm order for 30 Bombardier CS100 jets to specify that 10 of the aircraft be of the larger Bombardier CS300 version. Read more
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. has finalized a firm order for 30 Embraer 195-E2 jets and has secured purchase rights on 20 more. Read more
Pratt & Whitney has confirmed that the first PurePower PW1000G geared-turbofan engine to enter service will be a PW1100G on an Airbus A320neo rather than a PW1500G on a Bombardier CS100. Read more
The first Airbus A320neo to fly landed safely back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France at 2:22 p.m. local time on September 25 after successfully completing a first flight lasting approximately two-and-a-half hours. Read more
On the same day, August 28, Embraer received both welcome and potentially unwelcome news from Japan Airlines concerning the manufacturer's E-Jets and E-Jets E2 families. Read more
Announcing the order on July 14, 2014, on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, Embraer said deliveries of the aircraft to Trans States Holdings are scheduled to begin in June 2020. Read more
The memorandum of understanding covers firm orders for 37 aircraft, plus options on 13 more. Tigerair's Airbus A320neo jets will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines and will be operated by the airline throughout its Asia-Pacific route network. Read more
Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services has signed a letter of intent to order one Bombardier CS300 aircraft and to take an option for another. With this commitment, Falcon Aviation Services becomes the first customer for the Bombardier CSeries family in the United Arab Emirates. Read more
The airline's order firms up a letter of intent from Iraqi Airways that Bombardier Aerospace announced on November 19 during the Dubai Airshow 2013. Read more
Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a letter of intent to order five Bombardier CS300 mainline jetliners and option 11 more CS300s. The LOI was executed at the Dubai Airshow 2013, during a visit that included government officials from Iraq, Canada, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. Read more
At 9:53 a.m. on September 16, after a short take-off run, Bombardier CS100 C-FBCS ‒ named Flight Test Vehicle 1 by Bombardier Aerospace ‒ took off into a clear blue sky from Mirabel Airport some 30 miles north of Montreal. Read more
ILFC has ordered 25 Embraer 190-E2s and 25 Embraer 195-E2s, the two largest models in the three-model family, in a deal which Embraer values at $2.85 billion at current list prices. It has also optioned an additional 25 Embraer 190-E2s and 25 Embraer 195-E2s. Read more
HKAC's MOU for 60 Airbus A320neo-family jets takes the total number of Airbus commercial jets for which the company announced orders and commitments during the first four days of the show to 466 ‒ 24 more than the number announced by Boeing during the four days. Read more
Boeing has announced that first delivery of a 737 MAX, a 737 MAX 8 for launch customer Southwest Airlines, will be made three months earlier than originally scheduled – in the third quarter of 2017 instead of in the fourth quarter. Read more
Heading the list of customers is the United States' SkyWest Inc., the largest regional-airline company in the world, which signed a firm order for 100 Embraer 175-E2s and took purchase rights on another 100, bringing its total potential order to 200 aircraft. SkyWest becomes the launch customer for the Embraer 175-E2. Read more
Airbus powered up the Trent XWB engines on the first flight-test A350 XWB on June 2 after starting up the aircraft's auxiliary power unit (APU), as part of the preparations for the aircraft’s maiden flight. Read more
Porter Airlines has signed a conditional purchase agreement for 12 Bombardier CS100 airliners, with options for an additional 18 CS100s. The agreement also includes purchase rights on six Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. The CS100s would be Porter's first jet aircraft. Read more
Bombardier Aerospace has completed the first full powering-on of the main electrical distribution system on the first CSeries flight-test aircraft. Additionally, Bombardier says the two most significant wing static tests required for first flight are now complete. Read more