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Airbus eyes potential new orders from China to coincide with Macron visit

According to government and industry sources, European planemaker Airbus is currently in negotiation with China concerning a new round of plane orders. This will coincide with the visit of French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron later this week. The worsening political relations between China and the U.S. has seen what was usually a balanced import of …

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Kellstrom Aerospace disassembles CF6-80C2B1F and CFM56-5B engines

Kellstrom Aerospace has announced the disassembling of two engines, one CF6-80C2B1F and one CFM56-5B into stock. Both engines are in teardown simultaneously in the U.S. Serviceable LPT Modules are immediately available for sale or exchange. The remaining used serviceable material (USM) from this project will be available to support Kellstrom Aerospace engine programs helping airlines …

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GA Telesis purchases five CF6-80C2B1F engines from Atlas Air

GA Telesis (GAT) has completed the acquisition of five General Electric CF6-80C2B1F engines from Atlas Air for part-out that will be immediately inducted for disassembly. The resulting used serviceable material (USM) will be directed towards GA Telesis’ CF6 airline and MRO customer base, including GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES). These engines will allow for increased …

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SWISS Selects Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ engines to power new fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has selected Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines to power 15 total Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019. SWISS currently operates a fleet of 15 GTF-powered Bombardier C Series aircraft, including both the CS100 and CS300 models, with another 15 aircraft on order.

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Once successfully loaded with the …

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Rolls-Royce and Thai Airways International sign testbed agreement

Rolls-Royce has announced an agreement with Thai Airways International to deliver further testbed capacity to support its unprecedented Trent programme activity. Rolls-Royce will use THAI’s testbed at Don Mueang Airport to support its Trent XWB engine programme. THAI will carry out maturity and cyclic testing on the engine, providing a fuller understanding of engine performance …

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Embraer projects demand of 3,010 new deliveries in the segment up to 150-seats in Asia Pacific

Embraer Commercial Aviation has released at the Singapore Airshow, its market forecast for the Asia Pacific region. The Company estimates airlines will take delivery of 3,010 new aircraft in the segment up to 150-seats over the next 20 years, representing 29% of the worldwide demand for the segment, in the period. The total demand for …

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Bangkok Airways signs for four additional ATR 72-600s

Thailand’s airline Bangkok Airways and ATR have signed a contract for the purchase of four additional ATR 72-600s at the Singapore Airshow. The deal is valued at over US$100m and will enable the airline to continue the modernisation and harmonisation process of its regional fleet around the ATR 72-600s. Today, Bangkok Airways operate a fleet …

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