This past week, the aviation industry saw the introduction of new aircraft and the retirement of obsolete planes. Aeroméxico put its last Boeing 777 to rest after its farewell trip and Air Canada announced the retirement of its Embraer E-190s, while Air Europa presented its first Boeing twin-engine 787-9 Dreamliner. In Mexico, Transportes Aéreos Pegaso ordered an additional H175 unit from Airbus Helicopters.

Demand for aircraft is expected to grow and Honeywell expects to deliver between 4,000 and 4,200 aircraft throughout 2022. Airbus finished its first A350-AXW ultra-long-range jet and Dassault launched its Falcon 6X business aircraft. Boeing is expected to hold a 51 percent stake in a joint-venture with Embraer that will exclude the Brazilian company’s defense division. Finally, the CFM Leap beat Pratt & Whitney in aircraft engine sales during 2017.


Bombardier implements Universidad Bombardier training center in its Queretaro plant to train its local staff.

Viva Aerobus increases its operating income by 23 percent during 2017 and  will open a new route between Merida and Tuxtla Gutiérrez in June, 2018.

Boeing 777-200ER by Rattaphol Kerdkaen. CC BY-NC 2.0

The preliminary design of Mexico’s AztechSat-1 nanosatellite is approved. It could launch from the ISS could in 2019.

Aeroméxico retires the last Boeing 777 aircraft from its fleet and bets its growth on fleet and infrastructure development.

Private financing sources reach a higher participation than public ones in the construction of NAIM.

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso orders another H175 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters.


Airbus faces pressure to move production to countries that buy the majority of its aircraft.

Boeing will have a 51 percent stake in joint company with Embraer. The Brazilian planemaker’s defense unit will be excluded from that deal.

A350 XWB by jmiguel rodriguez. CC BY-NC 2.0

Chinese leasing firm Huarong places an order for 50 COMAC jets.

Airbus produces and delivers its 8,000th A320-family aircraft.

Air Canada to retire 25 Embraer E190 aircraft from its fleet over the next year and a half.

HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its category during 2017.

CFM International beats Pratt & Whitney in aircraft engine sales during 2017.

Air Europa presents its first twin-engine Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Indonesian government buys 11 Sukhoi Su35s fighter jets.

Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint and Airtel announce the creation of Seamless Air Alliance to develop 5G network services for aircraft.

Airbus and IBM develop Crew Interactive MObile companioN (CIMON). This mission and flight assistance system will help German astronauts in its next ISS mission.

Honeywell expects to deliver between 4,000 and 4,200 helicopters for civilian use through 2022.

Safran CEO postpones decision to increase jet engine output to 2019.

Global passenger traffic grows six percent in 2017. It is the third time in a row such a growth rate has been reached.

Dassault presents Falcon 6X super business jet.

Airbus finishes its first ultra-long range A350 XWB aircraft.

Boeing sees business opportunity in developing a new midsize aircraft.

Europe, Brazil and the US deliver Embraer type-certifications of E190-E2.

ESA signs a EU$41.3 million to manage air traffic through satellite in Iris project.


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