July 11, 2016
Bombardier officials have confirmed that the C-Series wing could accommodate a stretched version with more capacity than the current, 149-seat CS300.
Bombardier has opened up its C-Series assembly floor to journalists, highlighting its newly built manufacturing facilities and its ability to ramp up production, ahead of the Farnborough Air Show.
Bombardier's C-Series showed up early to this year's Farnborough Air Show, as the manufacturer sought to woo potential customers and maximize its media exposure in advance of opening day.
China's Xiamen Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for up to thirty Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. Xiamen currently operates an all-Boeing fleet that includes 130 older-model 737s.
Boeing has described the flight test program for its 737 MAX as being "the smoothest ever," emphasizing the readiness of its airplane and engine to enter service - in contrast to the start-up pains that Airbus' NEO experienced.
Deliveries of the Airbus A320 NEO have been held-up by delays in engine deliveries.
Airbus is reportedly close to finalizing a deal with India's Go Airlines for the delivery of some 70 additional A320 NEO airplanes. The airline already has 72 NEO-famility aircraft on order.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has reportedly won a deal for 20 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft to Sweden's Rockton leasing company. The deal is expected to be officially announced at this week's Farnborough Air Show.
Engine availability is reportedly a key concern for Boeing's decision regarding when to launch its "Middle of the Market" (MoM) 757 replacement.