Boeing delivered 60 more aircraft than Airbus in 2016. In terms of orders, it was the European aircraft manufacturer that surpassed the American company with 63 more aircraft on its books. But both are experiencing a sharp slowdown in their orders.
Poland's last-minute decision to ditch an order for 50 Caracal comes as a blow to Airbus Helicopters. It's just the latest in a series of setbacks suffered by the division over the last few months. "Further measures" are under review. Read the article.
Dassault Aviation has officially announced the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India. The contract was signed in New Delhi today, 23rd September. This is the largest export order so far for the French fighter jet and comes after nine years of negotiation.
In a note addressed to SEC, the American stockmarket’s supervising body, Boeing has declared that it is facing a critical situation with regard to its 747. If new orders don’t start coming in, the OEM doesn’t rule out stopping production of its four-engine aircraft.
As is the custom, aeronewstv takes a look back in pictures, today, 23 December at the main aeronautical events that marked 2015. This "aviation year in video" recounts the successes, failures, the nice, and not so nice surprises.
On the occasion of the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United States, Boeing received a huge order for 300 aircraft. After the exchange of formalities, the aircraft manufacturer has also decided upon a change of strategy and will construct a factory in China.
In terms of orders, Airbus overtook Boeing by a short head in 2014, but concerning deliveries, Boeing is way ahead, thanks to the Boeing 787. When we look at the order books, the two major aircraft manufacturers have eight to nine years’ production ahead. Here are just a few details…