British Airways celebrates 60 years since operating the first jet engine flight across the Atlantic.
BOAC, British Airways’ predecessor, operated the first transatlantic jet engine flight on October 4, 1958 BOAC beat arch-rival Pan Am to become the first to do so Reduced 18-hour journey between London and New York to 7-hours Airline hosted special anniversary event at its headquarters to celebrate Sixty years ago, British Airways, then called BOAC – British… Read More ›
Aerolineas Argentinas ordered GE‘s CF6-80E1 engines to power its four new Airbus A330-200 aircraft. “The superior fuel efficiency for our routes and lower maintenance costs of GE’s CF6-80E1 engines were the key features that led us to select GE to power our new A330 fleet,” said Christian Landriscina, Technical and Supply Chain Vice President. “We… Read More ›
Rolls-Royce today welcomed a decision by Kuwait Airways to order ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. The new A350s will be the first Trent-powered aircraft to go into service with the airline. Bruce Blythe, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Customers – Civil Large Engines, said: “This decision marks a new era in our relationship with Kuwait… Read More ›
Rolls-Royce announced that it has reached agreement to sell its shareholding and interest in the RTM322 helicopter engine programme to Turbomeca (a Safran company). Rolls-Royce’s 50 per cent interest in the engine programme will be progressively transferred to Turbomeca, which will then hold 100 per cent of the RTM322 programme. Rolls-Royce will receive a cash consideration of… Read More ›