Category: Aviation News

First Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 Production Engine Despatched

The first Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 production engine was despatched to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, in readiness to power Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, into service. Formal certification of the engine will also follow imminently, making the Trent 7000 the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in just 12 months, following in the footsteps […]

Embraer and United Airlines Sign Contract for 25 E175s

Embraer and United Airlines announced at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow that they signed a firm order for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration. The contract has a value of USD 1.1 billion, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2018 third-quarter backlog. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of […]

Undisclosed Customer and Lessor Place Order for Up to 200 A320neo Aircraft

Airbus has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading global lessor for 80 A320neo Family aircraft. Meanwhile an undisclosed customer has penned a Memorandum of Understanding for 25 A321neo and 75 A320neo aircraft. Both agreements were  completed during the Farnborough Airshow. Engine selection will be made at a later date.

Hongtu Airlines and CFM Sign Agreements Valued at Over $400 Million

Yunnan Hongtu Airlines and CFM International have signed an agreement for the purchase of CFM56-5B engines to power three Airbus A320ceo aircraft. In addition, the airline signed a 12-year Rate Per Flight Hour Agreement (RPFH) to support 24 LEAP-1A engines that will power its leased A320neo fleet. Under the RPFH, CFM will provide maintenance support […]

Jet Airways Confirms $8.8 Billion Deal with Boeing

Boeing and Jet Airways confirmed that the Indian carrier placed an order for an additional 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The order, is valued at $8.8 billion at current list prices. This order for an additional 75 MAX airplanes helps the Indian carrier expand its […]

Philippine Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the world’s most modern and efficient long range airliner. Altogether, Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s, which will be primarily operated on non-stop services to Europe and North America. These will […]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Celebrates New Milestones

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 […]

CFM Orders Surpass 1,370 Eengines

2018 orders for CFM International’s two product lines have remained strong through June, with the company booking orders for a total of 1,371 engines, including 65 CFM56 engines (military and spares) and 1,306 LEAP engines. The LEAP engine continues to be the powerplant of choice for new single-aisle aircraft, garnering more than 15,450 total engine […]

EWA Air Signs Commitment For Two ATR 72-600s

Mayotte-based carrier EWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of two ATR 72-600s. The latest-generation turboprops will replace and upgrade their two currently leased ATR 72-500s. The airline, a subsidiary of Air Austral, has been an ATR operator since its launch in 2013 and uses its aircraft to connect Mayotte with destinations […]

Embraer Foresees Demand for 10,550 New Aircraft Over the Next 20 years

Embraer forecasts demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth USD 600 billion, over the next 20 years. The in-service fleet is set to increase to 16,000 aircraft, up from the 9,000 aircraft currently in operation. Market growth will drive 65% of this demand, while the remaining 35% will replace ageing […]