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Valius Venckūnas

First Japanese V-22 Osprey deployed amidst controversy

Japan becomes the first foreign operator of the U.S.-made tiltrotor aircraft, a move anticipated for almost a decade, despite the objections by local citizens and government. Two Ospreys arrived at the joint U.S.-Japanese base at Kisarazu, fifteen remain on the waiting list....


Clement Charpentreau

U.S. Air Force orders eight pre-production Boeing F-15EX fighters

The U.S. Air Force officially signed the first order for eight Boeing F-15EX Advanced Eagle fighter jets on July 13, 2020. These pre-series aircraft will allow the military and the manufacturer to test and fully define their applications. The first contract is estimated at $1.2 billion....


Valius Venckūnas

Emirates lays off tenth of its workforce, more to follow

Following months of speculation, Emirates has finally disclosed the number of employees that are being laid off due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Gulf carrier said that out of 60000 company’s workers, 10% lost their jobs between the start of the pandemic in one of industry’s biggest series of cuts yet....


Rytis Beresnevicius

From blessing in disguise to another headache: Boeing 737 MAX

As a result of the pandemic, the prolonged grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX became a blessing in disguise for airlines. However, as it is set to return soon, the narrow-body might become a headache for airlines once again....


Clement Charpentreau

Sketching the 6th generation fighter jet

While countries are still developing the 5th-generation fighter jets, the most advanced so far, manufacturers around the world are already outlining the future of combat aircraft. Let's take a look at the most promising ones to try and decipher what could be the 6th generation fighter jets....


AeroTime Extra

How well do you know the Boeing 787? [Quiz]

On July 8, 2007, the Boeing 787 rolled out of the factory for the first time (07/08/07, got it?). To meet the symbolic date, what came out of the hangar was more of a 1:1 model than a real functioning plane, yet the event was watched by millions of people around the world. Today, the aircraft is well established among 60 operators around the world. To commemorate the occasion, AeroTime News prepared a quiz on the Dreamliner....


Clement Charpentreau

Boeing reaches agreement for most Lion Air 737 MAX crash claims

A court filing revealed that Boeing reached agreements to settle most of the complaints filed regarding the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 that killed 189 people in October 2018. More than 90% of the claims have been addressed....


Rytis Beresnevicius

United Airlines’ Boeing 787 performs fourth turn-around in a week

A bizarre couple of days turned into a week of oddities, as the same United Airlines Boeing 787-9 diverted back to its original destination for the fourth time in a week....


Clement Charpentreau

Avolon cancels another 27 Boeing 737 MAX

After the cancellation of 75 Boeing 737 MAX orders in April 2020, the Irish-based lessor Avolon reduced its orderbook by another 27 of the jets on July 7, 2020, to consolidate its capital amidst the coronavirus crisis. The 27 aircraft were expected to be delivered between 2020 and 2022....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Boeing 737 MAX crisis: a difficult return to the skies (Part V)

The alleged money saving strategies used by Boeing have backfired massively. Not only the manufacturer lost, and continue losing, a lot of money, but airlines are counting the losses from the crisis as well:...