10 April 2014

Bombardier’s Learjet 85 takes flight

Bombardier’s Learjet 85 aircraft successfully completed its first flight, achieving a major milestone in a business aircraft development program that will redefine the midsize segment. This first flight marks the start of the Learjet 85 aircraft’s flight test program leading up to the first customer delivery. During its maiden flight which lasted approximately 2 hours […]

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Rolls-Royce starts assembly of first higher-thrust Trent XWB

Rolls-Royce has started assembly of the first higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB which will exclusively power the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The Trent XWB-97, a 97,000lb-thrust version of the engine, will run for the first time later this year, with first flight scheduled for the end of 2016 and entry into service in 2017. The

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Gogo, Boeing team to pursue in-flight connectivity solutions on Boeing commercial aircraft

Gogo, a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, has agreed to a technical services agreement (TSA) with Boeing to evaluate Gogo’s suite of technology solutions on Boeing commercial aircraft. The agreement initiates the evaluation process for potential installation on new Boeing aircraft orders. Gogo is targeting to have line-fit evaluations completed

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Aircelle to provide engine nacelle support services for Interjet's Sukhoi Superjet 100 jetliners

Aircelle (Safran) has signed a nacelle services contract with Interjet to provide support for the nacelles and thrust reversers on this Mexican-based airline’s fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jetliners equipped with Powerjet SaM146 engines. Under terms of the four-year agreement, announced at the MRO Americas 2014 conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Aircelle will provide access

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IAE awards Volaris and Avianca Pure-V engine designation

IAE International Aero Engines has awarded Volaris, a low-cost airline based in Mexico, the Pure-V designation for V2500 engines currently powering its 46 A320ceo family aircraft. Volaris recently selected the V2500 engine to power its order for an additional 14 A320ceo aircraft. The order included engines, spares and aftermarket services. IAE also awarded Avianca the

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VivaAerobus awards AJW Aviation eight year PBH agreement for new fleet of fifty two A320s

Mexican based low-cost airline VivaAerobus, has chosen AJW Aviation to provide component power-by-the-hour support for its fleet of fifty two factory-new A320 aircraft, including forty A320 NEOs. Prior to the first deliveries from Airbus in 2015, VivaAerobus will have an additional six interim A320s joining their fleet during 2014 and these also form part of

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