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A350 WXB

Jun 19, 2013 The A350's are making a big splash at the Paris Airshow today - see the following stories for more details! Air France - KLM The Air France-KLM Group has finalized a firm contract for 25 A350-900 aircraft and for a further 25 options. These aircraft will ... Read more

Roberto Alvo & Todd Kallman

Jun 18, 2013 LATAM Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 42 firm A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. "At LATAM we are committed to offering our customers world-class service," said Roberto Alvo, chief corporate officer, LATAM. "In order to be best in class we need to fly the most cutting edge technology available and that is what the PurePower engine offers us. We chose the PW1100G-JM engine because of its cutting edge technology and its expected efficiency, which will enable us to maintain and enhance our cost leadership position." "The PurePower engine provides greater benefits than any other engine of its size," said Todd ... Read more

V2500

Jun 18, 2013 Spirit Airlines, North America’s leading ultra low-cost airline, and IAE International Aero Engines AG have amended their existing V-ServicesSM Fleet Hour Agreement to include coverage for 86 incremental V2500 engines. Spirit’s entire current and future fleet of A320 family aircraft powered by V2500 engines will ... Read more

New Generation EJets E2

Jun 17, 2013 Embraer S.A. announces, today, the launch of the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, named the E-Jets E2 and comprising three new airplanes – E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2. The E190-E2 is expected to enter service in the first half ... Read more

A350 WXB Flies!

Jun 14, 2013 Airbus confirms the A350 XWB first flight occurred Friday, 14th June. Weather conditions permitted the A350 XWB “MSN1” to take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time. The A350 XWB flight test teams carried out the last checks on the A350 ... Read more

Boeing Forecasts

Jun 11, 2013 Boeing projects a demand for more than 35,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at $4.8 trillion. The company released its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) today in Paris, forecasting the world fleet to double over the next two decades. Both passenger traffic ... Read more

737-800

Jun 10, 2013 The Current Market The 737-800 market availability continues to be limited due to the strong demand for the aircraft in recent years. 4th quarter 2008 saw a change to this trend with the financial crisis and global economic downturn. The Boeing 737-800 has still fared well in the ... Read more

Trent Engines on A350

Jun 03, 2013 Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines have run for the first time on the A350 XWB (MSN1) following the start-up of the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), as part of the preparations for the aircraft’s maiden flight. Combined with the A350 XWB’s lightweight structure and advanced aerodynamics, ... Read more

787-9 in Final Assembly

Jun 03, 2013 Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The newest member of the 787 family began taking shape on schedule May 30 in Everett, Wash., when Boeing started joining large sections of the super-efficient jet. "From the start, the entire 787-9 team has focused relentlessly on execution so that we fulfill the commitments to our customers," said Mark Jenks, vice president, ... Read more

May 03, 2013 Embraer announced that it has signed a firm order with United Airlines for the sale of 30 EMBRAER 175 jets, with options for an additional 40 of the same model, taking the firm order and options to a total of up to 70 aircraft. If all options are ... Read more

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