Category: Europe

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 […]

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 […]

Munich Airport Stays on Course for Growth in the First Half of 2018

Munich Airport set a new record for passenger traffic in the first six months of the 2018 operating year, with a total of 21.7 million passengers handled. This represents an increase of about 3 percent. The number of take-offs and landings was up slightly as compared with the first half of 2017 to around 200,000. […]

Futuristic Concept of ‘Flying Trains’ Could Revolutionize Air Travel

A plane that lands on a runway and transforms swiftly into a train? It could potentially become a thing in the not-too-distant future. Akka Technologies has unveiled its ‘Link & Fly’ aircraft design, envisioning a modular craft that relies on a passenger pod and detachable wings to speed up the boarding process. “After cars go electric […]

The Second MC-21 Aircraft Continues Flying Tests in New Painting

The second MC-21-300 test aircraft flew painted in a new colour. The flight lasting 3 hours 7 minutes was performed at the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, a branch of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member). The flight task included checking of aircraft systems and taking aerodynamic corrections for the air-speed parameters measurement system. The […]

Airbus Performs World’s First Automatic Air-To-Air Refuelling Contact

Airbus Defence and Space has followed its earlier achievement in demonstrating Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver aircraft. In a joint operation with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), which is collaborating with Airbus in development of this pioneering technology, Airbus’ A310 […]

Emirates Said to Generate $819m Revenue on Dubai-Heathrow Route

Emirates’ route between Dubai and London Heathrow has been named the world’s third best for generating revenue, according to a report by OAG Aviation. The provider of digital flight information said on its website that the route produced more than $819 million between April 2017 and this March, putting it behind the Qantas service between […]

Airbus Unveils Rebranded Bombardier CSeries as A220

Airbus has just unveiled its Airbus A220, previously known as CSeries or C Series, the aircraft marketed by Airbus but designed by and built in partnership with Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. The Airbus company shared great news emphasizing that “It’s not every day you welcome a new member in your family”. “Today is a momentous […]

ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator in Toulouse Receives EASA Certification

ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at its headquarters in Toulouse. This new simulator is now open for reservations. Manufactured by CAE, it will enable ATR to provide its customers and operators with some 5,000 […]

Russia’s Largest Charter Carrier Aims For 30 Aircraft in Its Fleet by 2020

Azur Air, Russia’s largest passenger charter airline, is on track to increase its current fleet roster of 22 to 30 aircraft by 2020. Backed by its ‘strategic partner’, Turkish travel operator Anex Tour, Azur Air has already taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER wide-body, the first of the type in the airline’s all-Boeing fleet. […]