8 December 2011

LHT and partners test new electric taxi system installed in main landing gear

Together with a powerful team of partners Lufthansa Technik successfully tested a new system for ground operations: electric motors installed on the main landing gear of an Airbus A320 aircraft were subject to close scrutiny for one week, and for the first time, took over all necessary movements of an aircraft on ground. The system …

LHT and partners test new electric taxi system installed in main landing gear Read More »

Boeing 787 Dreamliner sets speed, distance records

Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class. The sixth 787, ZA006, powered by General Electric GEnx engines, departed from Boeing Field in Seattle at 11:02 a.m. on Dec. 6 and set the distance record for its class (440,000-550,000 lbs.) with …

Boeing 787 Dreamliner sets speed, distance records Read More »

MTU Aero Engines and Sagem to form joint venture

MTU Aero Engines and Sagem (Safran Group) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture in the field of the development of safety-critical software and hardware for military and civil aviation applications. Located at the MTU campus in Munich, Germany, the new company is planned to start its operations in 2012. The 50/50 …

MTU Aero Engines and Sagem to form joint venture Read More »

ALC finalizes order for 787s and Next-Generation 737s

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has finalized an order for four 787-9 Dreamliners. ALC also exercised options for four Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, with a list-price value of more than $1.2bn, marks the completion of an agreement announced during the Paris Air Show in June. The airplanes join the 74 Next-Generation 737-800s and five 777-300ER (Extended Range) …

ALC finalizes order for 787s and Next-Generation 737s Read More »

Virgin Atlantic selects NAT and HAECO for B747-400 cabin reconfiguration work

Virgin Atlantic Airways has entered into agreements with Northwest Aerospace Technologies and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) to provide cabin reconfiguration services for the airline’s Gatwick based fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The modifications will reconfigure Virgin Atlantics’ B747-400 fleet with new and upgraded passenger seating, a new inflight entertainment system with connectivity, new monuments, interior furnishing …

Virgin Atlantic selects NAT and HAECO for B747-400 cabin reconfiguration work Read More »

Scroll to Top