Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Trent 700s for HK Air’s A330s

    HNA Group and Rolls-Royce have signed a contract for Trent 700EP engines to power Hong Kong Airlines’ new fleet of 20 Airbus A330s. The value of the contract, including a long-term services agreement, is approximately US$1.2 billion at list...... Read More
  • Cargo exec says industry kidding itself

    Air cargo management must “strip the veils of illusion from their eyes” in combating the worst recession since the industry began 60 years ago, according to industry stalwart Julian Keeling. Keeling said these illusions included the near obsession with...... Read More
  • Industry has not yet hit bottom~ IATA

    Industry has not yet hit bottom: IATA Continued falling cargo demand has led the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to urge the cargo supply chain to improve security and efficiency to deliver a more enticing product. In remarks delivered...... Read More
  • Qantas airbuses back in the air

    All three of Qantas’ new A380 super jumbo jets are up, up and away once more after being grounded for 24 hours to deal with fuel tank and steering problems, the carrier said. The aircraft were grounded in London...... Read More
  • Air India to go-ahead with B777 deliveries

    Air India plans to go ahead with its planned delivery of the final three of eight B777-200LRs between June and August this year, despite the global crisis and resulting aviation downturn. Air India plans to deploy the aircraft on...... Read More
  • Airbus cuts production as global traffic plummets

    As widely expected, Airbus has announced the first production cuts in response to the deepening recession which has sent the global aviation market into a tailspin. A growing number of airlines are seeking to defer or cancel aircraft deliveries,...... Read More
  • Five die in Aerolift AN-12 crash

    Five people – four Belarusians and a Ukrainian have died after a South Africa-based Aerolift company’s Antonov An-12 plane crashed in Egypt on flight from Uganda to Ukraine, the Ukrainian Transportation Ministry said.... Read More
  • Air France-KLM Cargo takes delivery of 777F

    Amid the doom and gloom of an industry hemorrhaging at the hands of a worsening global economic crisis, launch customer Air France took delivery of the first of Boeing’s new 777 freighter this week. “I think it’s very important...... Read More
  • Air China takes delivery of new B737-800

    GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Air China as the carrier undertakes its ongoing fleet modernisation. GECAS currently leases 16 other aircraft to the carrier and manages six aircraft...... Read More
  • B777s to limit exposure to extreme cold

    Beoing has issued a far-reaching notice to customers regarding its B777 aircraft fitted with Rolls-Royce Trent 800-series engines as a result of a second engine power loss on a B777 following one that caused a hard landing in London...... Read More