Will Power 18 Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft For The Leasing Company
An order for Trent XWB engines to power 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft valued at $1.6 billion has been place by International Airlines Group (IAG) with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. The order includes long-term TotalCare service support. In addition, IAG has placed options for a further 18 A350 aircraft. The A350-1000 aircraft is powered exclusively by the higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB.
Teams With Peters Software To Provide Updatable Content For Multiple Platforms
Jeppesen has teamed with Peters Software GmbH, a leading provider of training and test preparation software programs for EASA private and commercial pilot license preparation, to deliver airline transport pilot training materials for flight schools and universities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Questions Across-The-Board Cuts At Aviation "Choke Points"
Paul Hudson, President of FlyersRights.org, has called on DOT Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to explain to the public why it did not designate FAA air traffic controllers (ATC) as essential federal employees, making them exempt from the sequestration. He further asks why it has not followed the principle of "graceful degradation" instead of across-the-board cuts at choke points like Chicago and New York City, which could cause massive nationwide flight delays.
Attributes Over 1,000 Delays To Staffing Reductions
The FAA released a statement late Tuesday concerning air traffic delays caused by reduced staffing that is the result of the agency's furlough program. As a result of employee furloughs due to sequestration, the FAA says it is implementing traffic management initiatives at airports and facilities around the country.
Looking Beyond Single Incident To Underlying Process
The NTSB on Tuesday opened two days of hearings focusing on the battery fire that occurred aboard a Boeing Dreamliner in January, and to hear from representatives of the FAA, The Boeing Company, GS-Yuasa and Thales about the design, testing, certification and operation of the lithium-ion battery on the Boeing 787 and the battery fire incident.
LOT Forecasts Its Dreamliners Will Be Flying Again By June
EASA has approved the design change of the Boeing 787-8 Auxiliary Power Unit battery, battery charger and battery enclosure installation and certifies that the changes proposed by Boeing meet the EASA Type Certification Basis requirements. The applicable airworthiness directive will now be updated which will allow the European operated aircraft to return to service as soon as the modification will be installed.