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Airbus has received its first airliner order of 2017 and it’s from US-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group. The order for 35 aircraft including 30 x A320NEO, 2 x A320 and 3 x A321NEO also includes and option for a further 10 A320NEO. The Airbus A320 family. The deal is [read more]
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that MOD Sealand in Flintshire has been chosen as the global repair hub for European F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The F-35 Program Office has chosen the North Wales site to provide maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for F-35 avionics and aircraft components. [read more]
Airbus has begun construction this week of the brand new Beluga XL large transport aircraft at the air-framers Toulouse headquarters. The XL is will transport British made wings from the Broughton factory in North Wales to Toulouse for final assembly. The current Beluga can carry just one Airbus A350 XWB [read more]
Saturday 22nd October saw the first Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrive at British Airways Maintenance facility at Cardiff Airport (BAMC). The aircraft touched down early this afternoon after a flying in from Oslo (OSL/ENGM) for a “Base Check” at the facility which also maintains British Airways fleet of [read more]
British Airways (BA/BAW) is to cut 66 jobs at its engineering facility at Cardiff Airport. The facility, known as British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) was opened in 1993 and employs over 700 skilled people. It carries out maintenance on British Airways fleet of Boeing 767, 747, 777 and 787 aircraft. [read more]
GE Aviation Wales has once again topped the list of the top 100 Welsh manufacturers. Caerphilly based GE Aviation Wales’ turnover of £1.9bn almost doubled that of its nearest competitor Calasonic Kansei Europe of Llanelli in the Wales Business Insider chart. A new managing director was put in place at [read more]
British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) has successfully completed the first “B” check of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The long haul maintenance facility at Cardiff Airport maintains British Airway’s (BA) long haul fleet including Boeing 747, Boeing 777, Boeing 767 and now Boeing 787 aircraft. The first 787 Dreamliner (G-ZBJA) arrived [read more]
Airbus has said that it faces a “challenging year” when it released its 1st Quarter update. The airframer which employs over 6000 people in Wales had anticipated the challenging start to 2016 however it does expect the commercial outlook to improve as the year progresses. The new orders for the [read more]
Airbus and Rolls Royce have signed a deal with South East Asia airline Garuda Indonesia worth £4bn. The deal to upgrade Garuda’s fleet of Airbus A330 to A330NEO aircraft is estimated to be worth around £1bn to the UK economy with the wings being made at Airbus Broughton in North [read more]
Airbus has improved the wing assembly procedure for the Airbus A350XWB at its Broughton plant in North Wales. When Airbus designed the wing for the A350 it was designed to be built horizontally as opposed to the traditional vertical build. The advantage being the wing never has to be rotated [read more]
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