A350-900 ULR Singapore Airlines take off
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

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.)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

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
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

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
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

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]

Airbus appoints sales chief to replace John Leahy
Civil Aviation

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]

Rolls-Royce Trent 900 (Image Kolossos/CC BY3.0)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Rolls-Royce posts record losses

British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has posted record losses totalling £4.6bn. Rolls-Royce, who make jet engines for aircraft including the Trent series used on Boeing 777, 787 and A380, blamed the weak pound and the settlement following the bribery and corruption case brought against them by the US and the UK. [read more]