Boeing 787

December 6, 2006 - 10:24am

Rolls-Royce has completed its first run of its Trent 1000, the engine competing with General Electric’s GEnx to power the Boeing 787.

No problems were encountered during the test, although the engine departs from tradition in being designed with a mechanical offtake for electrical power.

December 4, 2006 - 2:37pm

Airbus and Chinese government and industry officials are considering the case for setting up an assembly line in China for A320 airliners and expect to make their decision by next month. China has long been a supplier of airframe parts and assemblies to both Airbus and Boeing. Shanghai, Tianjin, Xi’an and Zhuhai are reported to be candidate sites for the new factory.

December 4, 2006 - 1:30pm

Avio-Diepen (Stand A1236) has joined Boeing’s integrated materials management program under which the airframe manufacturer and certain partners hold an inventory of maintenance supplies, including spare parts, that are provided as needed by an airline. The 60-year-old Dutch company is a leading commercial aerospace distributor offering individual supply programs, kit packages and related services.

December 4, 2006 - 1:18pm

Boeing 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways will take its first airplane in the second quarter of 2008, the program’s vice president of sales, marketing and product support, Marty Bentrott, confirmed here yesterday.

December 1, 2006 - 8:22am

Two Indian airlines have between them chosen General Electric CF6-80E1, GEnx and GE90-115B engines worth more than $2.5 billion to power new Boeing aircraft while a third has opted for GE/Snecma CFM56-5Bs to power its new Airbus A320s.

November 30, 2006 - 10:08am

Since Snecma dropped the idea of taking a share in General Electric’s GEnx turbofan program the two long-time partners now find themselves competing in the regional jet engine arena.

November 29, 2006 - 11:04am

The recently unveiled Spectrum 33 business jet can be categorized as “very light” in terms of weight and yet its cabin is roomier than that of a Cessna Citation CJ2, which would not be categorized in the very light jet (VLJ) class. The new airplane’s composite airframe and its additional electric systems are no strangers to this paradox. The first prototype built by U.S.

November 29, 2006 - 10:46am

Boeing is here at EBACE floating the idea of adding another new member to its Boeing Business Jet family. The BBJ C would have the same airframe as the original BBJ (that is, based on the 737-700 fuselage and the -800 wing), but what would set it apart is a large cargo door in the side of the main deck. This would allow operators to use the aircraft for carrying bulky items such as cars, horses or equipment loaded in pallets.

November 28, 2006 - 5:28am

Business aviation devotees are increasingly tapping into the expertise of other industries catering to the high-end marketplace to find news ways to improve their products. One of the latest examples of this is here at the EBACE show, in the form of 1:25-scale mockups of Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus 350 cabin interiors at Jet Aviation’s exhibit.

November 27, 2006 - 12:53pm

Boeing’s booming airliner programs are boosting the stock values of its suppliers and making them much more visible. As a consequence, first and second tier suppliers are increasingly likely to find themselves takeover targets, according to mergers and acquisitions expert Michael Richter.