Strong headwinds for the global aviation and aerospace industries
Airbus has had a busy week. After it solved a dispute with the Canadian government that cost the company a large order for fighter jets, it announced it may limit production of its A380. However, the company continues to receive orders for its A321neo.
New orders and opportunities arise in the defense aviation sector and BAE, Oaxaca Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Boeing seem to enjoy clear skies. In Mexico, new regulations to curb crew fatigue were published and well received by pilots union ASPA, and new routes were opened. Academic projects in UNAQ are on the rise and new companies have opened offices in the country.
- Mexico approaches new tourism revenue record.
- A21 Infographics: Statistics of the Mexican aviation fleet by age, model, units and flight hours.
- SCT publishes new NOM that will regulate flight hours to cut down on crew fatigue.
- Civil aviation is a key contributor to the Mexican economy and NAICM will support this industry.
- Oaxaca Aerospace advances in the construction of first Mexican military aircraft Pegasus.
- Israel Aerospace Industries opens representative office in Mexico.
- ASPA welcomes new NOM on fatigue and flight hours.
- ASA terminals are ready to receive passengers during winter vacation season.
- UNAQ has 13 ongoing technology development projects.
- Mexico ignored bilateral agreements in Civil Aviation Law: IATA.
- Eagle X Robotics student team from ITESM Querétaro to take part in NASA contest.
- VivaAerobus will open new route between Mexico City and Las Vegas.
- Mexico will launch eight robots to the moon.
- Chronic diseases are the main cause for aircraft crashes due to pilot errors.
- Emirates and Flydubai resume flight operations over Iraq.
- Boeing looks for ways to continue working with Canada despite dispute with Canadian government
- Qatar to buy 25 Typhoon combat aircraft from BAE Systems.
- Europe will double its aerial passenger traffic by 2040.
- Airbus may cut A380 production to six aircraft yearly.
- Ryanair pilots vote in favor of industrial action in dispute over collective bargaining system.
- German Defense Ministry favors Eurofighter to replace Tornado. Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s F-15 and F-18 are second options.
- Boeing lifts quarterly dividend by a fifth to replace existing share buyback program with US$18 billion authorization.
- 15 North African and Middle Eastern airlines sign distribution agreement with Amadeus.
- Rolls-Royce creates R2 Data Labs. This unit will improve efficiency across civil and defense aerospace and other business areas.
- Delta cancels over 1,000 flights due to heavy snowstorms in the US.
- Capacity of Bogota airport increased by 25 percent.
- UK airlines to lose transit and operation rights in EU-member nations.
- Canadian government scraps plans to buy 18 Boeing jets and points out that the company is unlikely to win a larger contract unless it drops trade challenge against Bombardier.
- US airlines ban smart luggage due to fire hazard from lithium batteries.
- Qatar Airways adds 50 A321neo aircraft to existing order of 50 A320neo aircraft.
- Europe approaches its own satnav system by launching six Galileo satellites.
- Trump signs executive order to revive National Space Council.
- Dassault Aviation to scrap Falcon 5X business jet development due to delays and technical problems of suppliers.
- Delta to place an order for 100 Airbus A321neo jets with an optional order for 100 more.
- Lockheed Martin may beat Boeing in race to win Canadian jet order.
- Tata Group enters partnership with GE to produce LEAP engine components in India.
- Bombardier forecasts 2018 revenue lower than analysts.
- German military to acquire between 45 and 60 new heavy-lift helicopters. Lockheed Martin and Boeing are favorites.
- Airbus and Thai Airlines to set up MRO hub in Thailand.
- American Airlines will launch new economic tariff for budget travelers.
- CEO of Airbus Tom Enders asks employees to set speculation aside on his replacement.
- Ryanair to recognize pilot union leaders to prevent strikes that would make airline collapse over Christmas.
- Boeing 747 jumbo jet says farewell to US skies after last passenger flight.
- UAVs were used in rescue efforts after tropical storms Harvey and Irma.
- ATR-42 crashes in Canada without any casualties.