India’s top airline says wait for new planes limiting growth

India's top airline says wait for new planes limiting growth

An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register IndiGo reports highest ever quarterly revenue But makes a net loss on fuel costs and FX CEO sees company on path to profitability in Oct-Dec BENGALURU, Aug 3 … Read more

Taiwan’s China Airlines eyes A330 replacement, future freighter options

Taiwan's China Airlines eyes A330 replacement, future freighter options

A China Airlines Cargo plane taxis at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s China Airlines Ltd (2610.TW) is “actively” looking at options to replace its aging fleet of 22 Airbus SE (AIR.PA) A330 widebodies … Read more

US FAA proposes that new planes have a second flight deck barrier

US FAA proposes that new planes have a second flight deck barrier

A commercial aircraft approaches to land at sun set in San Diego, California, US, February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it is proposing to require new passenger airplanes to have a second barrier to … Read more

China’s home-grown C919 jet nears certification as test planes complete tasks

China's home-grown C919 jet nears certification as test planes complete tasks

The fifth prototype of China’s home-built C919 passenger plane takes off for its first test flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China October 24, 2019. Picture taken October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, July 23 (Reuters) – China’s homegrown C919 narrow-body jet, designed to challenge … Read more

Analysis: Aviation nurses a nasty headache as travel recovers from COVID

Analysis: Aviation nurses a nasty headache as travel recovers from COVID

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 22 (Reuters) – Aerospace has turned the page on an unprecedented pandemic demand shock with dozens new orders at its largest air show in three years – only to face mounting worries over supply chains and reminders that its future hinges on decarbonisation . From rural Farnborough to nearby Heathrow, this week … Read more

Analysis: Aviation sector feels heat on emissions at air show

Analysis: Aviation sector feels heat on emissions at air show

A Lufthansa CO2-neutral Boeing 777 cargo aircraft, operated with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is refueled at Frankfurt airport, Germany, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sustainable aviation fuel quickest route to cleaner flying But needs support, and synthetic fuels needed too Electric, hydrogen planes still in early … Read more

Airbus, airlines to explore carbon capture technology

Airbus, airlines to explore carbon capture technology

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18 (Reuters) – European airplane manufacturer Airbus (AIR.PA) and more than a half dozen airlines said on Monday they had signed letters of intent to discuss buying carbon removal credits to offset the emissions from air travel. Airbus joined by Air Canada (AC.TO), Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA), EasyJet, International Airlines Group (ICAG.L), LATAM … Read more

Delta to buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes

Delta to buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes

FARNBOROUGH, England July 18 (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) will buy 100 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX 10 jets worth about $13.5 billion at list prices and has options to buy another 30, the US carrier said on Monday. Reuters reported in March that Delta was edging towards an order for 100 MAX 10 planes … Read more

Rolls-Royce to start UltraFan prototype tests this year

Rolls-Royce to start UltraFan prototype tests this year

DERBY, England, July 18 (Reuters) – Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said it would start testing this year a prototype of its UltraFan engine, the world’s largest turbofan, which has been designed to be up to 25% more efficient than its first generation Trent engines. The demonstrator has a fan diameter of 140 inches, the biggest size viable … Read more

Russia to spend $14.5 billion to boost local aircraft production amid sanctions

Russia to spend $14.5 billion to boost local aircraft production amid sanctions

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet performs during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 27 (Reuters) – Russia’s government announced plans on Monday to invest 770 billion rubles ($14.5 billion) in … Read more