Boeing delivers its 2,000th airplane to China

Boeing has delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. Boeing has delivered its first 1,000 airplanes to Chinese airlines over four decades. The next 1,000 Boeing jets have now been delivered over the past five years. The rapid pace continues as one in…

Rolls-Royce launches Lifekey enhancement to LessorCare

Rolls-Royce has launched LifeKey, a new addition to its LessorCare service, which it says sets new standards in aircraft lessor support. The first LifeKey customers are Jackson Square Aviation and CDB Aviation. LifeKey is a central component of LessorCare, which was launched in January to offer a single, comprehensive agreement…

Boeing and Safran joint venture to start operations

Boeing and Safran have received regulatory approvals for a joint venture so they can begin designing, building and servicing aircraft Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)—onboard engines that are primarily used to start the main engines and power aircraft systems while on the ground and, if necessary, in flight. The companies also…

Jeju Air Selects PROS to Accelerate Revenue Growth

PROS, a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, has announced that Jeju Air has selected PROS to strengthen its revenue management capabilities. PROS Revenue Management was chosen due to its intuitive functionality, scalability, accurate forecasting and insights, which Jeju Air will use to optimize revenue…

Barnes Aerospace announces long-term agreement with Boeing for 737 MAX

Barnes Aerospace has entered into a long-term agreement with Boeing Propulsion, a unit of Boeing, for the manufacture of innovative titanium components for the Boeing 737 MAX. Barnes Aerospace will leverage its expertise and technology in the hot and super plastic forming of titanium fabrications to manufacture these products for…

Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Last week Airbus and Georgia Institute of Technology officially opened the Airbus / Georgia Tech Center for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)-enabled Overall Aircraft Design (OAD). This Center will contribute to the development and demonstration of a concurrent overall aircraft design process – taking full advantage of MBSE, interactive, parametric design…

Embraer reports third quarter performance

Embraer delivered 15 commercial and 24 executive aircraft (17 light jets and 7 large jets) in the third quarter of 2018, for a total of 39 jets delivered during the quarter. This compares to the company’s total aircraft deliveries of 45 jets in 3Q17, of which 25 were commercial jets…

Readying the first additive manufactured part for the GEnx engines

  GE Additive and GE Aviation have announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given ‘change in design’ approval to replace a conventionally manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) bracket, used on GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B commercial airline engines that power the Boeing 747-8, with an additively manufactured bracket. The…

Airbus reports nine month 2018 financial results

Airbus has reported its nine-month 2018 consolidated financial results and provided updated full-year guidance. “The nine-month results mainly reflect the good performance on the A350 and the aircraft delivery profile. Even though we delivered more aircraft than a year earlier, we still have a lot to do to meet our…

TRUEngine program enrollment tops 18,000 engines

Enrollment in the TRUEngine program continues to expand at a rapid rate, with more than 18,000 engines now included in the program. More than 200 operators and lessors have now enrolled their engines in the TRUEngine program. “Customers understand the significant TRUEngine designation benefits, such as higher asset residual values,…

ECAC EDS CB C3 approval for Smiths Detection technology

Smiths Detection has gained ECAC EDS CB C3 approval for the innovative HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX checkpoint scanner. This eliminates the need to remove electronic devices and liquids from hand luggage (subject to local authority guidelines) to make the process more passenger friendly. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX delivers the highest levels…