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Rolls-Royce secures new jet engine test facility in Fort Worth, Texas

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January 12, 2018

Rolls-Royce announced today it is to operate a jet engine testbed at the Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Rolls-Royce has signed a lease to take over the entire 440,000 sq. ft. former Texas Aero Engine Services LLC (TAESL) facility, of which the testbed is a part. The testbed will be used to carry out… Read More ›

Embraer Signs Pool Program Contract with Widerøe for E-Jets E2.

São José dos Campos, Brazil, January 4, 2018 – Embraer and Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia and launch customer for the E190-E2, have reached an agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program for the airline’s soon to be inducted E2 fleet. This is the first contract of its kind signed for the E-Jets… Read More ›

Bombardier Debuts Global 7000 Mock-Up at Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai.

Full-size mock-up of Bombardier’s Global 7000 business jet to be exhibited at flagship Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai from January 11 to February 3, 2018 Bombardier and Jetex are pleased to announce that the Global 7000 aircraft mock-up will be on display at the flagship Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai from January 11 to February 3, 2018. The full-size mock-up… Read More ›

First BelugaXL transporter rolls off assembly line.

This next-generation super transporter is one of the largest aircraft in existence The first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL rolled out from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France this month. Once operational, a fleet of these next-generation airlifters will be used to transport completed sections of Airbus aircraft among the company’s European production… Read More ›

Airbus Helicopters and UK Ministry of Defence sign Follow-on Support Arrangement for RAF Puma Mk2.

Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a Follow-on Support Arrangement contract to provide support to the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet over the planned service life of the aircraft. The contract, worth an initial £100 million, is the first of two pricing periods which will see Airbus Helicopters provide… Read More ›

Sikorsky S-92® Featured in New Science Channel Series “Mega Machines”

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.” This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features Cougar Helicopters Inc.,… Read More ›

Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 with Larger Order Book

– Delivered 763 commercial airplanes to lead industry for sixth straight year – Won 912 net orders valued at $134.8 billion at list prices SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high… Read More ›

Rolls-Royce signs Trent 7000 contract with new customer Aircalin.

Rolls-Royce and New Caledonian airline Aircalin have formally signed contracts for Trent 7000 engines to power two Airbus A330neo aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The order, which marks the first time that Aircalin has selected Rolls-Royce engines, was signed in Noumea by Didier Tappero, CEO, Aircalin and Ewen McDonald, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice… Read More ›

V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

…The Bell Boeing V-22 is continuing to achieve outstanding mission success, performing missions only capable with tiltrotor technology.

Historic Milestone in Swiss Economic History: Pilatus Obtains PC-24 Type Certificates.

On 7 December 2017 Pilatus obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US-American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for… Read More ›

Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order with commitment for additional 430 aircraft

Valued at $49.5 billion, this is Airbus’ largest single announcement ever Dubai, 15 November 2017 – Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United… Read More ›

SAFAIR signed GE’s TrueChoice Overhaul Agreement for CFM56 engines

SAFAIR Operations (PTY) LTD signed a five-year, TrueChoiceTM Overhaul agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its CFM56-7B* engines that power its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. “As the leading on-time airline in the world, FlySafair demands exceptionally high levels of service and reliability at a price tag that suits the operating model of… Read More ›

EGYPTAIR selects LEAP-1A engine for new A320NEOs

• Takes total EGYPTAIR CFM fleet to more than 80 engines and expands 20-year relationship. Egyptian flag carrier EGYPTAIR today announced that it will lease 15 new Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine from AerCap. The airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery shortly. “We have been impressed with everything we have… Read More ›

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai today announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet.  This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013. … Read More ›

Gulfstream to bring three aircraft, special missions focus to Dubai Airshow.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will exhibit three business jets at the Dubai Airshow Nov. 12-16: the flagship Gulfstream G650ER, the award-winning Gulfstream G550 and the class-leading Gulfstream G280. The aircraft will be part of the airshow’s static display at Dubai World Central. “Gulfstream is uniquely positioned to support the steadily growing Middle Eastern market with our… Read More ›

New Flying Blue programme

Flying Blue, Air France-KLM’s loyalty programme, is changing as from 1 April 2018 and will offer more simplicity and flexibility in the use of the programme, a clearer reward scale and more choice in the use of Miles. Earn Miles for each euro spent For each euro spent, Ivory, Silver, Gold and Platinum members will… Read More ›

Sichuan Airlines signs A350 XWB Flight Hour Services (FHS) components support and AiRTHM agreement with Airbus

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) to provide components and predictive maintenance support securing the highest service level and operations for its new fleet of four… Read More ›

Airbus displays comprehensive range of weapons for armed C295

Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto this versatile platform. The company has signed a series of agreements with air-to-surface… Read More ›

Boeing Forecasts $730 Billion Market for New Airplanes in Middle East

Airlines in region expected to need 3,350 new airplanes over next 20 years. Growing airport hubs, diverse business models, infrastructure investments driving regional demand. Boeing [NYSE: BA] forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO)… Read More ›

Emirates’ 777X fleet to feature dual HGS™ from Rockwell Collins

Both pilot and co-pilot will experience benefits of head-up flying Selection part of Emirates’ order for 150 Boeing 777X aircraft Numerous Rockwell Collins systems standard equipped on 777X Emirates has opted to provide pilots with a technology that keeps eyes forward and focused on the outside world when flying their new Boeing 777X aircraft fleet…. Read More ›

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