Boeing 777-9 WH002 (Image: Boeing)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Second Boeing 777X enters test program

The second of four Boeing 777X aircraft has completed its first flight ahead of entering the certification test program. The Boeing 777-9 WH002, will be used to test the handling characteristics and performance of the type which will not be certified as a new aircraft but an extension of the [read more]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB (Image: RR)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Rolls-Royce could cut up to 8000 jobs

Engineering Giant Rolls-Royce could make cuts of up to 8000 people from its 23,000 strong UK workforce as airframers slow production of aircraft. Derby-based Rolls-Royce produces engines used by both Airbus and Boeing who are both reducing their aircraft output in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. As a result [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Civil Aviation

Ryanair to cut 3000 jobs

Ryanair (FR/RYR) is to cut 3000 jobs across the airline in a bid to survive the next year. The job cuts will primarily come from operational staff, Pilots and Cabin crew according to sources at the airline. The news comes just 24 hours after it emerged British Airways was also [read more]