ITA Airways takes delivery of its first A330neo

Source: Airbus ITA Airways, Italy’s national carrier, has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from Air Lease Corporation, during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The A330neo will join the ITA Airways fleet in June to serve its long-haul routes and new intercontinental destinations. The A330neo is the latest-generation aircraft type from Airbus to join the ITA Airways’ fleet. The airline already operates all Airbus aircraft Families with a fleet of 68 Airbus aircraft (4 A220s, 50 A320 Family, 8 A330-200s and 6 A350-900s). By selecting A330neos, ITA Airways is further consolidating its strategy of being an all Airbus operator and leveraging new levels of efficiency and flexibility. With the introduction of the latest generation eco-efficient A330neo, ITA Airways [...]

2023-05-26T20:51:54+03:00May 26th, 2023|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boom Supersonic and Dimensional Energy Announce Sustainable Aviation Fuel Offtake Agreement

Source: Boom Supersonic Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, announced today it has signed a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offtake agreement with Dimensional Energy, which produces carbon neutral fuels and products by recycling carbon dioxide. Under the agreement with Dimensional Energy, Boom will purchase up to 5 million gallons of SAF on an annual basis over the duration of the Overture flight test program. Overture is the supersonic airliner from Boom that will fly at speeds twice as fast as today’s commercial jets on 100% SAF. “At Boom, we believe sustainable aviation fuel will be essential to the transformation of air travel,” said Kathy Savitt, President and Chief Business Officer at Boom. “Our new collaboration with Dimensional Energy [...]

2023-05-24T20:54:15+03:00May 25th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Gulfstream G700 sets speed record from Savannah to Tokyo on SAF

Source: Gulfstream Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 set a speed record using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), traveling from Savannah to Tokyo at an average speed of Mach 0.89. The flight, recorded at 13 hours, marked the G700’s first visit to Japan. This record was achieved as the company recently reached a milestone of more than 2 million nautical miles flown on SAF blends. “We are innovating for a sustainable future and have been a leader in SAF use over the past decade,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Our latest city pair speed record further showcases the investments we are making in our next-generation fleet, as well as the commitment we’ve made to the industry to reduce our [...]

2023-05-26T20:44:12+03:00May 25th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

SKS Sign Services Agreement with Embraer for Fleet Support of E195-E2

Source: Embraer The Pool Program will support the operations of ten E195-E2 Contract covers exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable components, including eSolutions to maximize fleet reliability and maintenance Embraer announced today at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) that it has signed a long-term services agreement with SKS to support the airline’s 10 E195-E2 fleet. The contract provides access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable parts to support SKS Airways’ Embraer aircraft, plus eSolutions to enhance fleet monitoring and preventive maintenance. “The E2 delivers the best environmental efficiency and operating performance and the impressive data from our existing E-Jet customers prove it,” said Johann Bordais, [...]

2023-05-26T20:48:40+03:00May 25th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Air Corporate of Italy orders 43 Airbus helicopters at EBACE 2023

Source: Airbus Leading Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus on the concluding day of EBACE 2023. The helicopters include 40 single-engine helicopters (H125/H130) plus three ACH160s from Airbus Corporate Helicopters in Line configuration with the Lounge package to add to two ACH160s already on order. The contract is the largest commercial helicopter order booked by Airbus in Italy and will see the helicopters delivered over the coming years for a range of private and business passenger services as well as utility operations. The Air Corporate board said in a statement: “We are experiencing a growing demand for the innovative ACH160 in the Italian market. The ACH160 is a beautiful, safe [...]

2023-05-25T20:25:01+03:00May 25th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

VIP customers order up to four Boeing Business Jets

Source: Boeing New deals include BBJ 737 MAX, BBJ 787 Dreamliner and BBJ 777X<br></br>- Boeing's family of efficient business jets offers globe-spanning range and best-in-class economics Boeing announced today orders for up to four premium, ultra-long-range Boeing Business Jets (BBJ). The orders to undisclosed VIP customers include two BBJ 787-8s, one BBJ 737-7 jet and an option to purchase a BBJ 777-9. The company shared the 2023 orders at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Switzerland.   "With the right combination of comfort, performance and best-in-class operating economics, the BBJ family offers VIP customers all the features they are looking for in a business jet," said Joe Benson, BBJ president. "Designed on the platforms of Boeing's best-selling commercial [...]

2023-05-22T22:18:12+03:00May 22nd, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Embraer and Azorra Seal Deal with Royal Jordanian Airlines for Eight New E2 Jets

Source: Embraer Embraer and commercial aviation lessor Azorra today announced a new eight aircraft deal with Royal Jordanian Airlines, Jordan’s flag carrier. The agreement will see the introduction of both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 to the airline’s fleet. Aircraft deliveries are expected to begin in Q4 2023. The agreement covers eight commercial aircraft, four E190-E2 and four E195-E2, with a list price value of $635M. Six aircraft, four E190-E2 and two E195-E2 come from Azorra’s existing backlog with Embraer. Two further E195-E2s are firm orders with Embraer directly from the airline, which were added to Embraer’s Q4 2022 backlog as ‘undisclosed’. Building on the announcement made by Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) in October last year, in which the airline revealed [...]

2023-05-19T16:48:59+03:00May 19th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Rolls-Royce announces successful first tests of UltraFan technology demonstrator

Source: Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce announced it has successfully completed the first tests of its UltraFan technology demonstrator at its facility in Derby, UK. The first tests were conducted using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This is a historic moment for Rolls-Royce – it’s the first time in 54 years the aero-engine manufacturer has tested a brand-new engine architecture and is proof of what can be achieved when industry and Governments work together. Confirming the capability of the suite of technologies incorporated in the demonstrator is a big step towards improving the efficiency of current and future aero-engines. UltraFan delivers a 10% efficiency improvement over the Trent XWB, which is already the world’s most efficient large aero engine in service. In the [...]

2023-05-19T17:07:31+03:00May 19th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Boeing Publicly Launches “Cascade” to Support Aviation’s Net Zero Goal

Source: Boeing Data modeling tool quantifies strategies, enables collaboration on decarbonization solutions Cascade findings underscore importance of SAF, fleet renewal, technology development and life-cycle emissions NASA, IATA and Cambridge and MIT researchers join new Cascade User Community In support of commercial aviation's path toward net zero carbon emissions, Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released the Boeing Cascade Climate Impact Model for public use. Cascade, a data modeling tool that identifies the effects of a range of sustainability solutions to reduce aviation's carbon emissions, is accessible on Boeing's new Sustainable Aerospace Together hub, www.sustainabilitytogether.aero. Cascade examines the full life cycle of alternate energy sources for aviation – from production through distribution and use – and quantifies the ability to cut aviation's carbon emissions. [...]

2023-05-18T20:05:38+03:00May 18th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|

Airbus reports First Quarter (Q1) 2023 results

Source: Airbus 127 commercial aircraft delivered in Q1 2023 Revenues € 11.8 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 0.8 billion EBIT (reported) € 0.4 billion; EPS (reported) € 0.59 Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € -0.9 billion Guidance unchanged Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated financial results for its First Quarter (Q1) ending 31 March 2023. “The first quarter confirmed strong demand for our products, particularly for commercial aircraft. We delivered 127 commercial aircraft, which is reflected in the Q1 financials. The quarter also benefited from a good performance in Helicopters,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to face an adverse operating environment that includes in particular persistent tensions in the supply chain. Our 2023 [...]

2023-05-04T21:17:20+03:00May 4th, 2023|MANUFACTURERS, News|