Airbus A340

September 3, 2009 - 6:19am

The FAA today issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on Airbus A330s and A340s that requires replacing certain Thales Avionics pitot probes with certain Goodrich or newer-design Thales probes. The AD requires compliance within 120 days. It intends to prevent airspeed discrepancies, which could lead to disconnect of the autopilot and/or auto-thrust functions and consequent increased pilot workload.

June 22, 2009 - 10:40am

Virgin Atlantic Airways announced today that it signed a $2.1 billion firm contract to buy six Airbus A330-300s and lease another four from Netherlands-based lessor AerCap. The airline said it has financed all 10 deliveries via AerCap.

June 16, 2009 - 2:07am

Orders for more than 1,400 A330s and A340s has been the Airbus reward for 15 years of continuous innovation, including the introduction of A340-600-technology flight deck, cabin, systems and structures upgrades across the range in 2002-04.

June 5, 2009 - 6:55am

Pratt & Whitney has (Hall 5 B20-B30) frozen the design configuration of the PW1000G geared turbofans for both the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and Bombardier C Series after finishing the final phase of demonstrator testing this past spring on an Airbus A340-600 testbed in and around Toulouse, France.

May 12, 2009 - 12:33pm

Gore Design Completions (Booth No. 1051) delivered its first Airbus A340 completion earlier this month, to a Middle Eastern customer. The project, considered a VVIP interior, consisted of a partial reconfiguration and refurbishment of a commercial airliner.

March 30, 2009 - 9:37am

Pratt & Whitney has frozen the design configuration of the PW-1000G Geared Turbofans for both the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and Bombardier C Series after finishing the final phase of demonstrator testing on an Airbus A340-600 testbed in and around Toulouse, France.

January 7, 2009 - 12:00pm

Yankee Pacific Aerospace has merged two of its holdings–Executive Aircraft Completions (EAC) and Cabin Innovations–into a single division called Cabin Innovations. The new company’s design, engineering and certification office will remain in Tulsa, Okla., with a production and engineering office based at Cabin Innovations’ new 39,630-sq-ft facility in Lewisville, Texas.

December 2, 2008 - 4:31am

MAZ Aviation in the United Arab Emirates has selected Gore Design Completions of San Antonio to refurbish the executive interior of an A340-200 for a Middle East customer.

November 14, 2008 - 2:48am

Gore Design Completions (Stand No. 900) will next summer begin the full refurbishment and reconfiguration of the interior of an Airbus A340-200 for a Middle Eastern client of MAZ Aviation (Chalet No. 19). The deal was announced yesterday by MAZ chairman Mohammed Al-Zeer, along with Jerry and Kathy Gore of the U.S.-based completion specialist.

October 1, 2008 - 8:08am

Snecma remains “very satisfied” with the performance of its Silvercrest core engine demonstration program despite its failure to secure a launch platform for the new-generation turbofan.

 
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