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Rolls-Royce

UltraFan Collaboration

Rolls-Royce and Airbus have signed a collaboration agreement to work on the integration of the UltraFan demonstrator engine to make it ready for flight testing. The European airframe manufacturer will provide both nacelle and engine/aircraft integration architecture and supportive technology

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Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Problems Continue

Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has increased the frequency of inspections on the troubled Trent 1000s that power some Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Ongoing inspections and testing on the 380 engines affected has led to the company’s decision regarding the durability of the

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Thanks on a ’plane

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a special livery dedicated to its 9,000 employees.  Airbus A340-642 G-VNAP (c/n 622) has been returned to service after a spell in storage to enable the airline to meet capacity demands while some of its Boeing

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New Additions for Virgin

Virgin Atlantic has welcomed the first of four Airbus A330-200s into its fleet.  The carrier currently operates ten of the longer A330-300s but is adding the 287-seat jets on a 12-month lease to provide cover for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners,

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Emirates Signs A380 MOU

Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for up to 36 Airbus A380s, providing a major lifeline for the European manufacturer’s flagship programme.  The agreement comes just days after John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer – Customers, admitted production

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Kiwi Dreamliner Issues

Air New Zealand (ANZ) has been forced to wet-lease two aircraft to help it maintain its timetable during the unscheduled maintenance of several Rolls-Royce engines belonging to its Boeing 787-9 fleet.  It is chartering an Airbus A330 and A340 from

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Latest A330 Takes Shape

Airbus has started the final assembly phase of the latest member of its A330neo Family, the A330-800. The prototype aircraft, (c/n 1888), is positioned in Station 40 where the fuselage barrels are joined, the wings are fixed to the fuselage

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Hybrid-Electric Airliner Proposal

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have formed a partnership to develop hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial airliners. The companies are planning to build the E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator, based on a British Aerospace 146 flying testbed, with one of the jet’s

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A350-1000 Certified

Following an intensive flight test programme Airbus has been awarded the type certificate for the A350-1000 by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration. The milestone was reached in less than a year, during which the aircraft’s

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Aircalin Firms Airbus Order

Noumea-based Aircalin has firmed up its order for two Airbus A320neos and two A330-900s. The New Caledonia carrier has opted for the Pratt & Whitney powerplant for its A320neos which will be configured with 168 seats and deployed on regional

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