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Insight Monday 30 November 2020 – COMAC C919 gains TIA – the next moves are tricky

News:COMAC has received the type inspection authorization (TIA) for its C919 aircraft, enabling final flight testing and certification. Typically, issuance of a TIA means that the program is nearing completion, the design is finalized and verified, and issuance of a...

Insight: Friday 24 July 2020: Can COMAC gain from the pandemic amidst a new “cold war”?

While Airbus and Boeing struggle with negative orders between them in the last three months, China’s COMAC is gaining strength with Chinese airlines. Since every order for a COMAC aircraft is one that Airbus and Boeing will not see, the threat of local production of...

Daily Insight: Tuesday 14 May 2019: China’s Trump Card – Boeing

News An editor-in-chief from China dropped a hint that commercial aircraft may be impacted shortly as China reacts to tariffs imposed by Donald Trump in the on-going trade dispute.  As China is the largest potential market for the troubled 737 MAX, selling to the...

Daily Insight: Friday 5 April 2019: How Real is Airbus 300 Aircraft Order from China?

News The Airbus order from China signed last week at a head of state visit of Xi Jinping with Emmanuel Macron for 300 aircraft apparently includes repeat announcements of existing deals, and potential future deals that have not yet emerged as firm orders.  The...

Buying or leasing? That’s the question

Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the...

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