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Bombardier Get PurePower® Engine for CSeries

Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney announced today that Pratt & Whitney has successfully achieved Transport Canada type certification of its first PurePower Geared Turbofan(TM) engine – the PW1500G engine that will power Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft. Pratt & Whitney has conducted over 4,000 hours of rigorous engine testing since the initial engine began testing in […]

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BOC Aviation orders 50 A320 Family aircraft

BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, has placed a new firm order, signed in December 2012, for the purchase of 50 A320 Family aircraft including 25 NEOs. The order comprises A320 and A321 variants of both engine options.  BOC Aviation will make its engine selection for the aircraft at a […]

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A320neo’s first Pratt & Whitney test engine takes shape

Airbus’ A320neo programme has moved a step closer to the real aircraft with the assembly of the first engine-to-test – the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PurePower PW1100G-JM engine. This engine is due to begin testing very soon at P&W’s facilities in Florida, USA. The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system for the fan. This […]

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Vayant Travel Becomes Joint Partners with Anixe

Vayant Travel Technologies, the next-gen airfare shopping and pricing engine innovator, and Anixe , expert in air and hotel Internet Booking Engine, announced today that they have sealed a joint marketing partner agreement and are providing their integrated solution for airlines. The integrated solution utilizes Anixe’s complete Internet Booking Engine combined with Vayant’s proprietary OneSearch […]

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A380 superjumbo makes emergency landing

  An Airbus A380 belonging to Singapore Airlines was forced to head back to its base after an engine of the double-decker failed, only eight months after a similar type to the four Trent 900 engine failed on a Qantas aircraft. The aircraft, bound for Hong Kong, returned yesterday once the Rolls-Royce engine completely shut […]

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AA plans to buy 460 jets from Boeing and Airbus

  American Airlines plans to buy 460 jets with deliveries starting in 2013. It has options for 465 more, through 2025. Airbus A320 Firm order for 260 planes in the A320 family. Includes 130 of the current version, and 130 A320neo (new engine option) planes. Seats: 150 List price: $85 million, plus $6.2 million for […]

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Dirty oil caused Russian plane crash

Metal shavings in the engine oil were the likely cause of the Antonov An-24 plane crash in Russia’s Ob River that killed six and injured more than 20 people on July 11, according to Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee. The plane, which was en route from Tomsk to Surgut and carrying 36 people, attempted an emergency […]