Rolls-Royce arrives at this week’s Dubai Air Show pleased with the “very positive” results achieved during 1,200 hours of testing eight examples of the new Trent XWB engine developed for the planned Airbus A350XWB twin-aisle twinjet. The first Trent XWB has recently been fitted to Airbus A380 (MSN001) and is expected to fly shortly.
Rolls-Royce arrives at this week’s Dubai Air Show pleased with the “very positive” results achieved during 1,200 hours of testing eight examples of the new Trent XWB engine
Airbus has manufactured its last A340 following an extended period of extremely slow sales for the four-engine widebody. A EADS spokesman today confirmed the “termination” of the program, as revealed today in the company’s third-quarter earnings report. The decision resulted in a “positive one off” of €192 million ($263 million), according to the report.
In a $280 million deal AAR has acquired Telair International and Nordisk Aviation Products.
Associated Air Center named Chip Fichtner as vice president of engineering. Fichtner previously served as director of production, engineering and program management for Gore Design Completions, where he led the engineering, operations and program management effort on multiple single-aisle and widebody executive completions.
Boeing has sold 205 BBJs based on all of its aircraft models and that includes its two newest widebodies: the 787 twinjet and the 747-8 Intercontinental, the latest iteration of its iconic jumbo quad jet. Twin-aisle jets now represent the majority of the BBJ backlog. VVIP customers have ordered nine of the $318 million (green) 747s and 12 of the $185 million 787s.
Gore Design Completions (Booth No. N5716) is on a roll with a shop full of aircraft. It delivered its first Boeing 777 in early October and recently signed contracts for an Airbus ACJ320-200 and a larger Airbus ACJ330-200.
As demand ramps up for refurbishment and green completion of Airbus ACJs and Boeing Business Jets, Associated Air Center of Dallas is ramping up to capture a goodly market share.
When Yankee Pacific president and CEO Ken Goldsmith says his sprawling company of cabin completion subcontractors started small, he isn’t being disingenuous.
Boeing forecasts that air carriers in North America will take delivery of 7,530 new airplanes worth $760 billion over the next 20 years, the company said in a market outlook issued today in Montreal.