3 February 2021

Boeing pares back 777X firm orders by 118 as buyers hedge their bets

Boeing’s 777X program has been hit by another blow as its fourth-quarter 2020 accounting standard assessment has adjusted firm orders from 309 to 191. Firm orders are those which the company feels confident will result in a completed sale and purchase. Only last week the American planemaker was forced to take a US$6.5 billion charge […]

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Airbus sites gear-up for A321XLR’s major component assembly phase

Industrialization and parts production for the first A321XLR is underway across Airbus sites and its wider supply chain, paving the way for the major component assembly of the first forward fuselage, center and rear fuselage sections and the wings, to begin in 2021. By the start of this year, a large proportion of the engineering

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APOC Aviation strikes landing gear exchange deal with Avion Express Malta

APOC Aviation’s specialist landing gear division has concluded its first landing gear deal with Avion Express Malta, the Maltese-based ACMI and aircraft leasing operator.  A freshly overhauled A321-200 from stock replaced its ran-out gear which APOC took in exchange. With several A320 family and B737NG assets already out on lease, or in active exchange programs,

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Avianor and Kenya Airways collaborate on Boeing 787 cargo conversion

Kenya Airways (KQ), Kenya’s national carrier, and Montreal-based Avianor, a leader in MRO, integration and interior finishing of commercial and military aircraft, have reached an agreement to collectively repurpose Kenya Airways’ aircraft cabins into cargo transportation on the Boeing 787. The repurposed cabins have been certified to carry up to 16 tons of cargo, potentially

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VSE Aviation signs five-year distribution agreement with Triumph Systems & Support

VSE Aviation has entered into an exclusive five-year distribution agreement with Triumph Systems & Support as part of its new Aviation Landing Gear initiative. The agreement, which took effect in January, has a total estimated value of approximately US$100 million over five years. Under the terms of the agreement, VSE will be the exclusive distributor

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