Tag: Airbus A350

Air France Intends to Benefit from 10 Additional Airbus A350 XWBs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France intends to benefit from 10 additional Airbus A350-900 widebody aircraft. The Air France-KLM Group has announced that it is expanding its order for the type up to 38 aircraft in total. The first Airbus A350 XWB out of the initial order for 28 aircraft reached the flag carrier of France in September, 2019. […]

Air New Zealand to Decide in Favour of Boeing Aircraft?

Reading Time: < 1 minute After 18 months of discussions, calculations and attempts to arrive at the final decision, Air New Zealand, an Auckland-based airline, has come closer to picking the aircraft to renew its widebody fleet. According to Reuters, it will be Boeing. Reportedly, the flag carrier of New Zealand is looking for an option to replace its eight […]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Celebrates New Milestones

Reading Time: < 1 minute The team behind the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB is celebrating again as the world’s most efficient large aero engine reaches two new milestones in its highly successful programme. In the past few days the engine has flown past the two million flying hours mark, having powered the Airbus A350 aircraft since it entered service in January […]

Delta’s Maintenance Prognostics Will Continue On Newest Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines will adjust its extensive in-house maintenance prognostics capabilities to accomodate its newest-generation aircraft, which offer much more data and diagnostics than the aging models that helped drive the effort. Delta, an early adopter of predictive analytics, says the program has played a major role in helping the airline reduce service interruptions. In […]

Malaysia Airlines to End Airbus A380 Flights in March 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines is set to end all scheduled Airbus A380 services in early 2018 less than six years after taking delivery of these aircraft. The carrier’s sole remaining scheduled A380 service is between Kuala Lumpur Sepang and London Heathrow, where it presently operates twice daily non-stop flights. Effective 15 January 2018, A380 service will reduce […]

Airbus Prints Titanium Part For A350 Pylon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus says it has installed the first 3D-printed titanium part on an in-production aircraft. Production of the A350 bracket, part of the engine pylon, “is the first step towards qualification of more complex 3D-printed parts to be installed on production aircraft,” says Airbus. One reason for the cautious adoption of 3D printing, also known as […]

No A350 Or B787 Orders At The Dubai Airshow?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Any expected order by Emirates for Airbus’ A350 or Boeing’s 787 have been put on hold, Emirates president Tim Clark told reporters at Aviation Festival in London. Emirates had placed an order for 70 Airbus A350s that was cancelled in June 2014, but the airline’s chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum had said he […]

Malaysia Airlines Sees Steady Progress In Q2 2017

Reading Time: 8 minutes Malaysia Airlines experienced a tough second quarter with heightened competition and adverse forex movement. Load factors continued to be strong and passenger revenue saw positive year on year (YoY) growth amidst the tough operating environment. Group CEO Peter Bellew said, “The second quarter passenger revenue saw an increase of 8%, on the back of 1.8% […]

First Delta A350 Lands In Atlanta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta’s newest jet, touched down in Atlanta following the trans-Atlantic crossing direct from Toulouse, France, where the aircraft was assembled. On board the widebody jet were a number of employees from TechOps, Fleet Strategy and Transactions, IT, Product Marketing, Flight Operations, On Board Services and others who were instrumental in delivering the A350 to the […]

Airbus Reports Half-Year 2017 Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus SE has reported half-year (H1) 2017 financial results and maintained its guidance for the full year. Order intake totalled €37.2bn (H1 2016: €39.1bn) with the order book valued at €981bn as of 30 June 2017 (year-end 2016: €1,060bn). A total of 203 net commercial aircraft orders were received (H1 2016: 183 aircraft), with the […]