Rolls-Royce welcomes the Emirates Airbus agreement

Rolls-Royce has secured an order for Trent 7000 engines to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft from Emirates. The order includes Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare long term service support. Emirates has also ordered 30 Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by the Trent XWB, also to be covered by TotalCare. Both engine types are the…

Airbus cancels A380 programme; reports full year 2018 results

At its annual results press conference, Airbus reported its full year results for 2018, stating that it has delivered on its guidance for all key performance indicators, but confirmed the rumours that it was cancelling its A380 programme. “Though 2018 had plenty of challenges for us, we delivered on our…

Embraer signs pool program contract to support Air Astana E2 fleet

Embraer and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan, have reached a multiyear agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the component needs for the airline’s new E2 fleet, Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The E2’s entry into service marks the beginning of…

Star Alliance Partners with Skyscanner

Star Alliance has partnered with Skyscanner, the travel search engine, to allow travellers visiting the Star Alliance website to search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member airlines. This feature utilises Skyscanner’s fare search, linking directly to the alliance’s member carrier websites for purchase. “By introducing…

Airbus reports January orders and deliveries

Airbus opened its 2019 activity with 39 aircraft deliveries for 27 customers during January, raising the overall total of jetliners provided by the manufacturer to 11,802. The month’s deliveries involved 33 aircraft from Airbus’ single-aisle A320 Family, along with five A350-900s and one A330 from its widebody product lines. Notable…

Saab receives Airbus order for Overheat Detection Systems

Saab has received an order from Airbus for the provision of Overheat Detection Systems (OHDS) to be installed on the Airbus A350. The OHDS is based on new technology developed by Saab and detects bleed air leakage in an aircraft. The OHDS is set to be installed on all future…

Evelop Airlines opts for LHT A350 component support

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has been contracted by the Spanish Airline Evelop to provide Total Component Support (TCS) for the airline’s future Airbus A350 aircraft. The ten-year contract covers two A350-900 that will enter Evelop’s fleet in March 2019 and 2020 respectively. “With Lufthansa Technik, we are placing the material supply…

easyJet makes easy upgrades with Aerogility into engine forecasting

Following the successful deployment of Aerogility’s maintenance planning solution in December 2017, easyJet is adding two significant capabilities to its MRO forecasting solution: engine shop visits and landing gear overhauls. Aerogility’s multi-agent software gives easyJet a platform to perform extensive whole-aircraft MRO forecasting; a key benefit which is proving useful…

CFM logs more than 3,300 engine orders in 2018

Orders for CFM International’s two product lines achieved near-record levels in 2018, with the company booking orders for a total of 3,337 engines, including 126 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 3,211 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares). Since receiving the first orders in 2011, CFM has garnered more…

Acumen adds Airbus A330 and 2- Reg CAMO approval

Acumen Aviation, the aircraft asset management services company, has further expanded its CAMO approval with both the addition of the Airbus A330 aircraft with all engine variants and 2 – Registration CAMO approval from the Guernsey Director of Civil Aviation. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) recently expanded Acumen’s CAMO approval…

Airinmar signs warranty support agreement with European low-cost airline

AAR subsidiary Airinmar, which provides intelligent component repair cycle management and aircraft warranty solutions for commercial and defence customers, has signed an agreement with a European low-cost carrier to augment its warranty management capability.   Airinmar will operate as an extension of the airline’s warranty team to identify, record and…