British Airways 787 powered by Roll-Royce Trent 1000 Engines. (Max Thrust Digital)
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Rolls-Royce preparing to test Trent 1000 fix

Rolls-Royce has said that it aims to start testing a permanent fix for the Trent 1000 engine compressor issue in early June. The Derby-based engine manufacturer hopes to start rolling out the replacement part later this year as the company comes under increasing pressure from airlines who have been forced [read more]

A350-900 ULR Singapore Airlines take off
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Ultra-long-range A350 carries out first flight

The ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A350 XWB has completed its first flight from Toulouse as it embarks on its certification process. The Ultra-long-range (ULR) A350 XWB will fly further than any other commercial airliner currently available and will help launch customer Singapore Airlines take the crown for the worlds longest route [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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Rolls-Royce powered Dreamliners have ETOPS limited

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has limited the ETOPS capability of Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. An airworthiness directive, which will be published today, will say that the fleet of 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C engines will be limited to 140min ETOPS. [read more]

A350 XWB Ultra Long Range
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First Ultra Long Range A350 makes debut in Toulouse

The first Ultra Long Range (ULR) Airbus A350 XWB has made its debut from final assembly in Toulouse prior to having the engines fitted. The aircraft, which is destined for Singapore Airlines, was rolled out of the final assembly hangar following completion of the airframe assembly and has now moved [read more]

European volcano mount Etna erupts spewing ash across Italian airspace
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CAA recognises volcanic ash research with safety award

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has recognised ground-breaking work to safely reduce the disruption volcanic ash can cause to aviation with a safety award. Rolls-Royce Engineer, Rory Clarkson, who won the award has been a leading figure in the industry’s efforts to safely reduce the disruption that volcanic ash can [read more]

Air New Zealand Boeing 787
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Rolls-Royce facing fresh troubles with 787 engine faults

Air New Zealand is the latest airline that has been forced to cancel flights due to what it described as “engine events” in their Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powered Dreamliners have been involved in a raft of recent engine issues which started with issues reported [read more]

Airbus appoints sales chief to replace John Leahy
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Airbus appoints sales chief to replace John Leahy

European airframer Airbus has appointed Eric Shulz to replace John Leahy as Chief of Sales, Marketing & Contracts for the company’s Commercial Aircraft business. Mr Shulz, who joins the company from Rolls-Royce, will take over the role in January 2018 and will report directly to Airbus CEO Tom Enders. Eric Schulz [read more]


Rolls-Royce pitch for Emirates 787-10 power

UK Engine manufacturer Rolls -Royce is engaged in talks to pitch its Trent 1000 as the power-plant for Emirates new Dreamliners. The Derby based company is one of two engine options on the Dreamliner and will be competing with US giant General Electric (GE). Emirates gave Boeing a commitment to [read more]