Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 Used in First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the newest and largest addition to the 787 family, was converted to Mobil Jet™ Oil 387, following its late March 2018 delivery to Singapore Airlines. The converted components include the aircraft’s Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines as well as its UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) variable frequency starter generators (VFSGs). Mobil […]

Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Boeing announced the delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic Group, based in Sweden. “We’re excited to be the first operator of the 737-800BCF,” said West Atlantic’s chief executive, Fredrik Groth. “The additional capacity and […]

LEAP Engine Recognized With Silver Edison Award

The leading-edge technology of CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine was recognized with the Silver award in the Transportation & Logistics – Engine Enhancements category at the 2018 Edison Awards™. “We are extremely pleased with the caliber of the entries this year. Our judges had an incredibly tough job selecting the winners,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive […]

Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway of First BBJ MAX Airplane

Boeing celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the world’s most popular business jetliner. Boeing today celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the world’s most popular business jetliner. The airplane […]

Primera Air Takes Delivery of its First A321neo

Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at an event in Hamburg, Germany attended by Andri Már Ingólfsson, CEO and President of Primera Travel Group and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Vice President Sales Northern and Central Europe from Airbus. The aircraft, which was assembled in Hamburg, is the first of […]

Delta’s Maintenance Prognostics Will Continue On Newest Aircraft

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 […]

Jetex and Wright Electric Partner to Electrify Private Jet Travel

Jetex is thrilled to announce it will join forces with US startup Wright Electric to revolutionize private jet aviation. With this new partnership, it will be the first general aviation company globally to champion and support electric aircraft for short haul flights. To start, the company will implement the charging infrastructure and full support for […]

Airbus’ A330neo Continues Toward its 2018 Service Entry

The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of Airbus’ proven and highly-reliable twin-engine A330 Family, with flight testing continuing ahead of its planned service entry in Summer 2018. Two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of 10 April, according to A330neo aircraft integration […]

A321LR “Goes Long” with Record-Breaking Flight

The A321LR variant of Airbus’ A321 jetliner underscored its impressive range with a record-breaking flight from Mahé in the Seychelles islands to Toulouse, France – covering a total distance of 4,750 nautical miles in 11 hours. This milestone was reached in late March as part of the A321LR’s 100-hour flight test and certification programme. To […]

Pentagon Looks To Replace F-35 Parts Makers

The Pentagon is embarking on a comprehensive effort to examine the entire F-35 supply chain from top to bottom for opportunities to compete components and repair work, according to a top Department of Defense official. The move is aimed at incentivizing suppliers to reduce cost and increase efficiencies, as the F-35 enterprise faces severe parts […]