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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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Record Breaking Rolls-Royce

UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has revealed it has set a new record for the world’s most powerful aerospace gearbox, just months after testing started. The Power Gearbox successfully reached 70,000 horsepower while undergoing tests at the company’s Dahlewitz facility in

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Trent 1000 TEN Certified

UK COMMERCIAL engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has received full flight certification for its Trent 1000 TEN (thrust, efficiency and new technology) engine from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  This latest version of the Trent 1000 is being offered to power

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Bigger Dreamliners for Air Europa

Spanish carrier Air Europa has agreed long-term leases on four new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with BOC Aviation.  The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered jets are the first -9 variants for both the airline and the lessor and will be delivered to the

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Rolls-Royce Debut for Emirates

Emirates has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce (RR)-powered Airbus A380s.  The initial three examples, A6-EUM (c/n 225), A6-EUN (c/n 226), and A6-EUO (c/n 227), were handed over to the Dubai-based carrier in late December and are equipped with Trent

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Trent XWB Milestone

Rolls-Royce is preparing to ship the 100th Trent XWB engine to the Airbus A350 final assembly line in Toulouse.  The engine is destined to power the fourth A350 for Singapore Airlines, 9V-SMD (c/n 037), which is scheduled for delivery later

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A350’s Bigger Sister

The first Airbus A350-1000 has started final assembly on schedule in Toulouse.  The jet, one of three flight test aircraft being built, is due to make its maiden flight before the year end.  To ensure the smooth integration of the

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