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A380 “Flying-Test-Bed” aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB

Mar 01, 2012 Promising start to engine flight-test campaign one year ahead of A350 first flight - Flight tests to ensure high level of maturity from day one. The A350 XWB’s new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB – has successfully made its maiden flight aboard Airbus’... Read more

787 Dreamliner

Mar 01, 2012 EVERETT, Washington - Jonathan Gaffney, president and CEO of the National Aeronautic Association, presented Boeing with two certificates confirming the official status of the two world records earned by the 787 Dreamliner in late 2011.     The airplane earned records for ... Read more

CRJ1000 NextGen

Feb 13, 2012 Bombardier Aerospace announced that an airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a firm order for six CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on another 18. Update February 15, 2012 - Garuda Indonesia Confirmed as Previously Unidentified Bombardier ... Read more

President and CEO Tom Enders

Jan 19, 2012 A320neo outperforms as “fastest selling airliner ever” Airbus delivered 534 commercial aircraft to 88 customers (10 new) and booked 1,419 net orders in 2011, making it the most successful year in the company’s history, and the 10th in a row with a production increase. ... Read more

MRJ Airborne in Iron Bird

Dec 28, 2011 Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced that the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) successfully became airborne in the hydraulic and flight control system rig test (known as “iron bird”). The iron bird is one of most significant system integration test of the development process to test the maneuvering functions of ... Read more

A321 US Airways

Dec 13, 2011 Airbus delivered today its 7,000th aircraft, an A321, to US Airways – the airline that operates the largest fleet of Airbus aircraft in the world – from the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany. This milestone comes just two years after the delivery of Airbus’... Read more

Boeing 777

Dec 13, 2011 Boeing announced it has received type-design approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for up to 330-minute extended operations (ETOPS) for its 777 fleet. The authorization allows 777 customers who purchase or already operate 777-300ER (extended range), 777-200LR (longer range), 777 Freighter and 777-200ER ... Read more

737 MAX

Nov 30, 2011 New airplane to be built in Renton, Wash., pending ratification of labor agreement -  Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it intends to build the new 737 MAX in Renton, Wash., pending approval of an early contract extension with the International Association of ... Read more

CS300 in Atlasjet colors

Nov 17, 2011 DUBAI - AIRSHOW NEWS- Bombardier Inc. announced plans Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show to sell 10 CSeries aircraft to Turkish carrier, Atlasjet Havacilik A.S. The Montreal-based manufacturer said Atlasjet had signed a letter of intent to purchase 10 of the larger CS300 aircraft, and ... Read more

Lion Air' 737-900ER

Nov 17, 2011 BALI, Indonesia  – Boeing confirms that Jakarta-based Lion Air today will sign a commitment for the airline to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.   With 230 ... Read more

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