Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Aviation Savings: 6 Billion Gallons of Jet Fuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aviation Partners in conjunction with Aviation Partners Boeing, API’s joint venture with The Boeing Company, announced that as of 7:45 pm PDT today its unique Blended Winglet Technology has saved the world’s commercial and business jet operators an estimated six billion gallons of jet fuel; representing a global reduction in CO2 emissions of over 64 […]

airBaltic Increases its Firm Order to 20 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) has converted its remaining seven option aircraft to firm. This latest order brings airBaltic’s total firm order to 20 CS300 aircraft. This agreement follows the airline’s conversion of three option aircraft announced in February 2014. The original order for 10 firm […]

Lufthansa Technick’s Total Component Support for Safair

Reading Time: < 1 minute The South African carrier Safair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive component support. The corresponding Total Component Support TCS® contract covers component maintenance, repair, overhaul as well as access to an adequate pool of spares. Effective from 1 April the contract comprises the support for up to five Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft operated […]

Airbus Loses Order for 840-Seat ‘Flying Sardine Can’ Superjumbos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Group SE lost an order for two A380 superjumbos from Indian Ocean carrier Air Austral, which had aimed to fit the planes with the highest-capacity seating layout in the history of civil aviation. The aircraft, whose planned 840-seat configuration had led them to be widely labeled by the media as “flying sardine cans,” were […]

First Flight For Rotax 915 iS Engine

Reading Time: < 1 minute During the US Sun ’n Fun expo, BRP announced that the maiden flight of the Rotax 915 iS aircraft engine was made on 12 March at Wels airfield, Austria. The 915 iS is a four-stroke, four-cylinder turbocharged aircraft engine with intercooler and a duplex fuel injection system which is scheduled for serial production second half […]

Boeing Business Jets Grows Presence in China

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing Business Jets’ (BBJ) success in the Chinese market continues this year with 21 in-service airplanes and three BBJ MAXs currently on order. With unmatched product reliability and customer service, BBJ is the preferred ultra-large business jet in China. “BBJ is doing really well in Greater China and we are growing every year,” said Boeing […]

Siemens And Airbus To Push Electric Aviation Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Companies want to jointly develop engine prototypes with power classes ranging from a few 100 kilowatts up to 10 and more megawatts, for short, local trips. Siemens and Airbus teamed up today to develop electric and hybrid electric/combustion engines for commercial and private aircraft. The companies said they would amass a joint development team of […]

Boeing Gets Order For 747-8 Freighters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has booked four orders for its 747-8 freighter, the first sales of the year for the plane. Boeing did not identify the customer for the order, which came after the plane maker booked two net orders in 2015 and none the year before. Boeing is due to cut annual 747 production to six from […]

Bombardier Marks 30th Anniversary of Smart Parts and Enhances its Smart Parts Preferred Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Business Aircraft marks the 30th anniversary of Smart Parts this year. Launched in 1986, the pioneering Smart Parts program was the first airframe systems cost-per-flight-hour cost protection plan for customers in business aviation. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Bombardier is offering enhancements to its strongest component cost coverage program, Smart Parts Preferred, further maximizing […]

Airbus Displays ACJ319 at ABACE Show

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus is exhibiting an ACJ319 at the ABACE show , where it will exemplify the larger and more modern corporate jets preferred by Chinese customers. The ACJ319 on display features conference, dining and lounge areas at the front, plus two separate rooms at the rear. It is offered for VVIP charter by Comlux The Aviation […]