Monday July 28, 2014

A350 world tour to include Perth, Sydney

A350 world tour to include Perth, Sydney

Airbus A350 test aircraft MSN5 will visit Perth, Sydney and Auckland as part of the aircraft’s route proving program, the final phase of the aircraft’s type certification testing. MSN5, which is configured with a 265-seat passenger interior (42 business... [Continue reading]

Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to buy six A330-800neos from 2019, and has taken purchase rights on an additional six aircraft. The order replaces Hawaiian’s current order for six A350-800s... [Continue reading]

Airbus A350 conducts RTO tests

Airbus A350 conducts RTO tests

Airbus’A350 XWB MSN001 prototype has successfully conducted its Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off (MERTO) tests. Conducted at the French government’s Istres test facility near Marseille on July 19, the MERTO tests were a follow-on from the previous... [Continue reading]

Farnborough orders continue on last day of business

Farnborough orders continue on last day of business

A final flurry of orders were announced on July 17, the last business day of the 2014 Farnborough Airshow. Airbus A320 Lessor Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) signed a firm order for 70 A320neo Family airliners, comprising 40 A320neos and 30 A321neos. Airbus... [Continue reading]

ASL Aviation Group orders 10 Lockheed LM-100Js

ASL Aviation Group orders 10 Lockheed LM-100Js

Irish organisation ASL Aviation Group has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Lockheed Martin to purchase 10 LM-100J Hercules transports. The LM-100J is a commercial freighter version of the familiar C-130J-30 Hercules, and is the marketing name of... [Continue reading]

Boeing rolls out 5,000th 737NG

Boeing rolls out 5,000th 737NG

Boeing’s evergreen 737 program achieved a major milestone on July 16 when the 5,000th example of the 737NG was rolled off the company’s Renton production line. The aircraft, a C-40A Clipper (737-700C) will be operated as a convertible passenger and... [Continue reading]

Airbus Group Australia Pacific established in Canberra

Airbus Group Australia Pacific established in Canberra

  The various brands formerly represented under the EADS Australia Pacific umbrella have been re-aligned to form Airbus Group Australia Pacific. The restructure was announced in Canberra at the opening of the Group’s new headquarters at Brindabella... [Continue reading]

Farnborough orders rush starts to run out of steam

Farnborough orders rush starts to run out of steam

The massive momentum of commercial orders built up in the first two days of the Farnborough Airshow has begun to wind down, with just a comparative trickle of orders announced on day three. Airbus A350 Air Mauritius has signed a Memorandum of Understanding... [Continue reading]

Bombardier launches combi Q400

Bombardier launches combi Q400

Bombardier has used the Farnborough Airshow to launch a new cargo-passenger combi configuration of its Q400 NextGen regional turboprop airliner. The company says the cargo-passenger combi Q400 is available in various configurations, including one which... [Continue reading]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 gets first run

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 gets first run

Rolls-Royce announced at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow that it has successfully run the higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB. Designed for the stretched Airbus A350-1000, the 97,000lb-thrust Trent XWB-97 offers higher thrust settings for the larger aircraft... [Continue reading]

Boeing reveals 777X cabin enhancements

Boeing reveals 777X cabin enhancements

Boeing has used the 2014 Farnborough Airshow to reveal new details about the cabin designs and amenities it will offer on the new 777X models which are due to enter service from 2020. Boeing says it has applied designs it developed for the 787 line to... [Continue reading]

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