Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

Embraer Legacy 450 landing
May 18, 2015 - 6:10 AM
The airplane made the journey here from the company’s base in São José dos Campos, Brazil, in 12 hours 36 minutes.
Niki Lauda and Peter Likoray
May 18, 2015 - 4:35 AM
Lauda, a rated commercial pilot with more than 18,000 hours, has a long history with Bombardier products.
Boeing Business Jets chief David Longridge at a podium.
May 16, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Last year the company sold 13 aircraft, including four widebodies. This year it will deliver four 747s and a 787, or two.
May 16, 2015 - 8:30 AM
The manufacturer of the TBM 900 has dropped the Socata name and enjoying good financial performance supported by aerostructures work.
Airbus C-295 in flight
May 15, 2015 - 7:26 AM
The twin-turboprop military transport will be manufactured in India but not by state-owned HAL.
Airbus A330-200 on ramp
May 14, 2015 - 12:29 PM
Provider of tankers to UK Royal Air Force has placed only one A330 with an airline to date.
May 14, 2015 - 12:07 PM
Aviation analyst Rollie Vincent predicts Global 5000 and 6000 production will drop from the current 80 per year to about 55 next year.
May 13, 2015 - 1:36 PM
A Russian-Chinese joint venture leasing group aims to take on Superjet's Chinese rival, the ARJ-21, in its domestic market.
Phenom assembly facility in Melbourne, Florida
May 12, 2015 - 6:45 PM
The company’s Melbourne, Fla. facility has the capacity to assemble up to 96 Phenoms per year, just above the 92 delivered by Embraer last year.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
May 12, 2015 - 4:12 PM
Recent 787 order changes are 'normal fleet planning adjustments' that do not presage a cyclical change, CEO Jim McNerney says.