Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Letter of Intent Signed For 12 Lockheed Martin Airships

Reading Time: < 1 minute Straightline Aviation (SLA) has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships with a potential value of approximately $480 million. SLA is working with Hybrid Enterprises, Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship reseller, to finalise the purchase agreement. The developers says Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship represent a “revolution in remote cargo […]

Lufthansa Technik Signs Four-Year TTS Contract with Surinam Airways

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa Technik AG has been awarded a Total Technical Support TTS contract for Surinam Airways’ Airbus A340-300 based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The four-year contract with the flag carrier of the Republic of Suriname marks a further success in Lufthansa Technik’s efforts to strengthen its market presence in the Americas. Lufthansa Technik will provide maintenance services […]

Airbus: Fleet in Latin America to More Than Double by 2034

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin America will need 2,540 new passenger and freighter aircraft between 2015 and 2034, to meet long term growth in the region. This demand includes 1,990 single-aisle and 550 widebody like the A330, A3350 XWB and A380, worth an estimated US$330 billion. This demand will mean that the passenger […]

Boeing Announces Massive Job Losses

Reading Time: < 1 minute The US aircraft maker is planning to scrap more than 4,000 jobs by the middle of this year amid efforts to free up funding for future growth and a “healthy” business. Boeing aims to avoid involuntary layoffs. Boeing’s commercial airplanes division will take the biggest cuts as about 4,000 jobs are to go by mid-2016. […]

Rolls-Royce Awarded £79m Contract to Support UK Hawk Trainer Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce has agreed a new £79m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide support for the Adour engines which power Hawk jet trainer aircraft, including those flown by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – the Red Arrows. The five-year MissionCare contract provides availability-based support for the two variants of Adour engine in […]

Airbus to Build 280-tonne MTOW A350-900

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus will offer its A350-900 twin-engined widebody aircraft with a 280-tonne maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) from 2020. The standard -900 aircraft—offered as a 268 tonne aircraft, will have the same MTOW as the recently launched ultra long-range version of the aircraft, adopted by Singapore Airlines for its nonstop flights to the US. At the same […]

Lockheed Martin’s Hypersonic Aircraft Plans Are Taking Shape

Reading Time: < 1 minute For years, Lockheed Martin has been working on hypersonic (Mach 5 and above) aircraft like the SR-72, which could reach virtually any part of the world within a couple of hours. These vehicles have long been seen as distant prospects (the SR-72 might not reach service until 2030 at the earliest), but they now appear […]

IATA Files Formal Complaint in EC Investigation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has become a complainant in an investigation being conducted by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG-COMP) into alleged abuses of dominant positions by manufacturers of aviation equipment. In 2015 DG-COMP sent questionnaires to several industry stakeholders, including IATA member airlines, requesting information […]

Rolls-Royce and EL Al Team Up for Dreamliners Engine MRO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce today announced Israeli flag carrier El Al has selected its Trent 1000 engines to power 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and will enter into exclusive negotiations with Rolls-Royce. The airline is also considering entering into TotalCare® long term service support for the engines. David Maimon, Chief Executive Officer, El Al, said: “We have selected […]

Panasonic to Provide Boeing’s 777X Ethernet-Based Cabin Electronics System

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has selected Panasonic Avionics to supply the Cabin Services System (CSS) on the new family of Boeing 777X aircraft. Panasonic is currently the supplier of CSS on all Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 747-8 intercontinental aircraft. Panasonic’s CSS is an Ethernet-based network that provides core cabin functions such as passenger address, cabin interphone and environmental […]