February 21, 2017
Bombardier has affirmed its projections for delivering 30 to 36 C-Series aircraft in 2017, despite a slow start in January and February.
Bombardier has maintained, despite a complaint by Brazil to the World Trade Organization, that Canadian government investments in the C-Series have been in alignment with existing international agreements and regulations.
Despite production delays with the Pratt & Whitney Geared TurboFan (GTF) engines that power its E2 E-Jet series, Embraer remains confident that certification of the E190-E2 remains on schedule.
Norway's Wideroe has been named as the official launch customer for Embraer's E190-E2, with deliveries to commence in early 2018. Wideroe has a firm order for three E190-E2 aircraft, and purchase rights on another 12 airplanes.
Japan's Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has held off on a potential deal to deliver Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft to Iran, amid uncertainty surrounding the approval of U.S. export licenses for the proposed deal.
Virgin Australia has delayed the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to late 2019.
Boeing expects its first 737 MAX-9 prototype to fly in April, as outlines emerge for the slightly larger MAX-10.
India's Jet Airways expects to order at least 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft later this year. The airline currently has 75 of Boeing's newest single aisle aircraft currently on order.
Air India has received its first A320 NEO aircraft, with a further 13 due to be delivered by year end.
An IndiGo A320 NEO had to be ferried back to Delhi for maintenance, after one of its Pratt & Whitney GTF engines reported an "oil chip detected" warning. This is the fourth engine-related issue on the A320 NEO to be reported by either IndiGo or GoAir in less than a month.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly been campaigning to sell the new Irkut MC-21 single aisle airliner to Uruguay. The first MC-21 prototype is expected to fly later this year.