Airbus A350

October 21, 2011 - 8:44am
Rolls-Royce Trent 900

Rolls-Royce introduced the first of a two-phase performance improvement for the Trent 900 engines that power the Airbus A380 airliner. Turbofans now delivered to A380 operators have a 1-percent improvement in specific fuel consumption, compared with the initial units. Second-phase improvements due to enter service during 2013 will deliver a further 0.8-percent reduction in fuel burn.

October 11, 2011 - 8:20am
GKN manufactures the nacelle system for the Honeywell HTF7000 series engine.

Aerostructures specialist GKN (Booth No. C7127) is looking to leverage its expertise in commercial airliner technology to break further ground in the business aviation world. The UK-based group is promising breakthroughs that could shave hundreds of valuable pounds off aircraft structural and system weights.

October 10, 2011 - 2:43pm
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation

Bombardier’s new Learjet 85 is the latest in a growing line of business jets to feature an integrated air management system from Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation (Booth No. N5307). The company’s expansion into business aviation is in line with its aim to become the world leader in civil aircraft air systems.

October 10, 2011 - 5:10am
Yankee Pacific custom cabinetry in a BBJ2

When Yankee Pacific president and CEO Ken Goldsmith says his sprawling company of cabin completion subcontractors started small, he isn’t being disingenuous.

October 3, 2011 - 5:09pm
Liebbherr’s aerospace activities center around an air systems manufacturing faci

A new contract to develop the bleed air system for the Airbus A320neo and the opening on September 22 of a €27 million test and development center at its Toulouse manufacturing site underline Liebherr-Aerospace’s ambition to continue growing its estimated 40 percent share of the market for civil aircraft air mana

October 3, 2011 - 12:10am
Presidential Airbus A330-200

The refurbishment of a government Airbus A330-200 (used mainly for the president) ran €33.2 million (about $46 million) over budget, according to a recent report from the “Cour des comptes,” the French equivalent of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Replacement of the engines and interior upgrades are listed as the primary reasons for the cost overrun.

September 26, 2011 - 4:50am
The flight deck displays of the Boeing KC-46A aerial refueling tanker are mod

Rockwell Collins has provided more details of the flight deck displays, mission systems backbone and other key systems that it is providing for the new Boeing KC-46A tanker.

The company has devoted 200 engineers to the program, many of them previously involved in the commercial avionics business of Rockwell Collins, Mike Jones, senior director of tanker/transport programs, told AIN.

September 16, 2011 - 6:01am

The Air France KLM Board of Directors approved the group’s planned firm order for 50 long-haul aircraft, consisting of 25 A350 XWBs and 25 Boeing 787s. Plans call for the contracts, still subject to the conclusion of negotiations with the manufacturers, to include options on another 35 of the Airbus models and 25 Boeings.

August 25, 2011 - 6:20am

The team behind ambitious plans to operate Airbus A380s as flying cruiseliners has delayed the program’s launch while it considers the effect of political upheaval in the Middle East on demand for the service. It is also still trying to select an operator for the service and has indicated that it might also order the new A350-1000 XWB long-range airliner.

 
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