3 October 2011

First A350 XWB forward fuselage shaping up

Airbus aerostructures partner, Premium Aerotec, has successfully put together the first forward fuselage for the A350 XWB at Nordenham (Germany). The impressive all composite fuselage is 13 metres long and comprises four panels and the floor grid. Structural assembly work will continue over the coming weeks before it is transported by boat to Airbus’ Hamburg

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Cédric Goubet named new CFM International Executive Vice President

CFM International today announced that Cédric Goubet has assumed the role of executive vice president, replacing Olivier Savin, who had served in this position since October 2007. As part of the CFM Executive Team, Mr. Goubet is responsible for overseeing programs carried out by CFM. Along with his counterpart at GE, he also serves as

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Hong Kong Government Flying Service purchases two Challenger 605 aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace has secured a firm order for two Challenger 605 aircraft from the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) for use primarily in search and rescue, as well as other special mission applications. The aircraft will be manufactured at Bombardier’s facility in Montréal, Québec, Canada and outfitted with special mission equipment by a sub-contractor

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First PurePower PW1200G engine concludes ground testing

Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney’s first PW1200G family engine – the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) – recently concluded. The engine, the first of an eight-engine validation and certification program, completed more than 300 hours and 1,100 cycles. The PW1217G engine test program will run a total of eight test engines through

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Boeing delivers Qatar Airways' 100th airplane

Boeing has delivered Qatar Airways’ 100th airliner, a Boeing 777-200LR, at a ceremony in Everett. The Doha-based airline now operates 27 Boeing 777s of various types, including 16 777-300ERs, two 777 Freighters and nine 777-200LRs. Boeing handed over the airplane to Qatar Airways at a ceremony attended by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al

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Air Data to form new business unit – AerData Technical Services –

AerData, the Amsterdam/Netherlands-based provider of software and  services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors and MROs announced the formation of a new business unit called ADTS (AerData Technical Services).    ADTS will provide a wide range of services based on the renowned AerData software suite all delivered by a team of dedicated and experienced professionals.  The business concept

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