10 December 2012

Boeing delivers Qatar Emiri Air Force's 4th C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s fourth C-17 Globemaster III on December 10th, in Long Beach. The delivery reflects Qatar’s agreement with the U.S. government to acquire two additional C-17s, which brings the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) fleet of the world’s most advanced airlifters to a total of four as the C-17 continues […]

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Rolls-Royce T56 engine enhancement for USAF exceeds expectations

Rolls-Royce and the United States Air Force have completed flight testing for the latest enhancement for the T56 engine, and preliminary results have exceeded expectations for reduced fuel consumption and reliability improvements. The Rolls-Royce T56 engine powers all legacy C-130 aircraft, with the Series 3.5 program the latest improvement aimed at enhancing performance. Recent flight

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CTS Engines signs long-term test agreement with OEM

CTS Engines, a leading independent engine MRO in the U.S., signed an agreement with a major jet engine original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) to provide test capacity for the development testing of its engines. The $13m, four-year deal is expected to commence in January 2014 and has options for additional years. Tests will take place at

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B/E Aerospace receives four major aircraft interior programs

B/E Aerospace has been awarded four major aircraft cabin interior programs. The first of these is a lie-flat business class seating program to outfit a major international airline’s new-buy Boeing 787 fleet. In addition, B/E Aerospace will provide retrofit LED lighting for this same airline’s Boeing 737, 767 and 777 aircraft. The second is a

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AerData’s fleet database AtlasData now incorporates Airfax aircraft availability

AerData, the provider of software and services for the aviation industry announced that the fleet database AtlasData, is now available with Airfax aircraft availability data. AtlasData is an intuitive and powerful online tool to track, summarize and analyze the world’s fleet and its value, where the valuation expertise is implemented in co-operation with the aircraft

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ExecuJet Middle East named GE authorized service center for CF34-3 engines

GE Aviation named ExecuJet Middle East as an authorized service center for GE’s CF34-3 engines that power the Bombardier Challenger series. Under this agreement, ExecuJet Middle East can perform line maintenance inspections and routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components. This authorization also allows ExecuJet Middle East to provide

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Turkish Airlines finalizes order for 15 777-300ERs

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalized a firm order for 15 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes worth $4.7bn at list prices. The agreement, first announced in October as a commitment, also includes options for five additional 777-300ERs. Turkish Airlines’ fleet currently includes 12 777-300ERs, the first of which Boeing delivered in October 2010. Over the past

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