January 4, 2016
Airbus missed its year-end delivery target for delivering the first A320 NEO to a customer in 2015, delaying customer deliveries until January 2016 due to "documentation issues."
While still struggling to land additional orders for the C-Series, Bombardier has landed an order for an additional 10 CRJ regional jets from China Express Airlines.
Mitsubishi Aircraft has revealed that modifications to strengthen the fuselage and wing of its new MRJ prototype will take place during the next two months. The need for modifications reportedly became evident during ultimate load tests of the static test airframe.
Embraer has delivered its first two E195 E-Jets to China's Tianjin Airlines. The aircraft are part of a larger deal that will include the delivery of 20 E195 and 20 E190 E2 aircraft, to be powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (TM) engines.
Airbus widened its lead over Boeing in single-aisle aircraft sales, with the A320 NEO out-selling the Boeing 737 MAX by nearly two-to-one.
Russia's United Aircraft has pushed back the target date for first flight of its Irkut MC-21 airline from mid-2016 to late-2016.