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De Havilland Halts Dash 8 Production, Plans to Transition Facilities

On Wednesday, De Havilland Canada announced in a press release its intention to pause production of new Dash 8-400 aircraft as the manufacturer prepares to leave the site where the aircraft is currently made. While outstanding firm orders will still be built at Downsview, the current site, any unconfirmed and future orders will not be built until a new site is found. Bombardier, which owned the De Havilland Canada brand until 2018, sold the Downsview site in 2018. De Havilland…

How Airbus’ First US-Assembled A220 Impacts the Industry

Five months after Airbus inaugurated its newly completed, comprehensive hangar – designed to handle the final assembly line for the A220 commercial aircraft – in Mobile, Ala., the major aircraft manufacturer officially delivered its first-ever U.S. built A220 to Delta. potentially paving the pathway for evolving its production capabilities and…

Boeing Confirms 747 End, Production Rate Reduction for Most Programs

Boeing announced today its results for the second quarter of the year and it comes as no surprise that the balance continues to be negative, even with the significant contribution of Boeing Defense & Space and Boeing Global Services. With Boeing Commercial facing such a challenging time, the company is…

Airbus Reaches A220 Milestone With New U.S. Production Facility

Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities have begun a new chapter following the inauguration of the newly completed 270,000-square-foot hangar designed to host the final assembly line of the A220 commercial aircraft. This facility, situated in Mobile, Alabama consists of five primary assembly areas where the different components of the airframe will…

ATR CEO Sees Production Cuts on the Horizon

Following the lead of other major manufacturers in the aviation sector, Franco-Italian aircraft builder ATR has started laying the groundwork for its own slowdown of construction of new planes as the coronavirus continues to plague the industry. The aircraft manufacturer’s CEO Stefano Bortoli commented on the matter in a Reuters…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Airbus Starts A220 Production at Mobile, Ala. Plant

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 at its U.S. plant in Mobile, Ala. The first U.S. built aircraft, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series, is set to be delivered to Delta Air Lines in the latter half of 2020.  “The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to…

Inside Airbus’ Production Facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport

Truly a European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has facilities in multiple countries across the European continent in addition to its main facility in Toulouse, France. One of those facilities is at Finkenwerder Airport, a private airfield near Hamburg, Germany, which assists in the production of Airbus aircraft. [caption id="attachment_33340" align="alignnone" width="1024"]…

Boeing Announces MAX Production Cut, Creates Committee to Re-Evaluate Company…

Boeing has announced its plan to cut production of the 737 MAX by one-fifth starting in mid-April. The aircraft manufacturer will now produce 42 MAX aircraft a month opposed to the 52 they have been producing. In a statement released Friday, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the production cut will…