After being dented by the financial crisis, Russian business aviation is back in growth mode. This trend was confirmed by Moscow’s Jet Expo show (September 14 to 16), staged for the first time in the Vnukovo-3 business aviation center of the Russian capital’s Vnukovo Airport.
China’s airliner fleet is set to grow more than three-fold over the next two decades, rising from 1,506 in 2010 to 5,118 in 2030, according to the latest “China Market Outlook for Civil Aircraft 2011-2030” published during last week’s Aviation Expo show in Beijing by the Aviation Industries of China (Avic).
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is achieving faster growth on the civil side of its business than on the military side, for which it is arguably better known. The group’s recently published results for the first half of 2011 show civil sales up by 29 percent over the same period in 2010, accounting for $492 million out of total sales of $1.8 billion, which represented an 11-percent increase over last year’s results.
Korean Air has converted a letter of intent covering 10 CS300 airliners to a firm order, Bombardier Aerospace announced in late July. The transaction also includes options on 10 CS300s and purchase rights on another 10. The larger of the two C Series models, the CS300 can hold as many as 145 passengers, assuming a seat pitch of 30 inches.
The team behind ambitious plans to operate Airbus A380s as flying cruiseliners has delayed the program’s launch while it considers the effect of political upheaval in the Middle East on demand for the service. It is also still trying to select an operator for the service and has indicated that it might also order the new A350-1000 XWB long-range airliner.
Notwithstanding Boeing’s apparent decision to re-engine the 737, Brazil’s Embraer still hasn’t decided what form a successor to its E-Jet series of airliners would take and might not do so until the end of the year, CEO Frederico Curado said today during the company’s second quarter earnings call.
Korean Air has converted a letter of intent covering 10 CS300 airliners to a firm order, Bombardier Aerospace announced today. The transaction also includes options on 10 CS300s and purchase rights on another 10. The larger of the two CSeries models, the CS300 can hold as many as 145 passengers, assuming a seat pitch of 30 inches.
James Hoblyn, who has been behind Bombardier Aerospace’s recent push to bolster its worldwide business aircraft product support, died while running on Sunday. He was 46.
There are growing signs that business aviation is entering a recovery period, and reports from the completion and refurbishment side of the house suggest that cabin outfitting is shaking off the effects of a prolonged recession.
Bauhaus Luftfahrt created a model of a concept airliner to highlight ecofriendly aircraft of the future, as well as the recent establishment of the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (Aireg).