IAE delivers first engines to Airbus A320 Final Assembly Line in China

IAE International Aero Engines has delivered the first ship set of V2500 engines to the Airbus A320 Final Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin, the first Airbus final assembly line outside Europe. Of the first 10 aircraft to be assembled by FALC, IAE

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Final Boeing 787 Dreamliner for flight test enters final assembly

The sixth and final Boeing 787 Dreamliner designated for flight test is now undergoing final assembly in Everett, Wash. The airplane, designated ZA006, will be powered with General Electric GEnx engines. Progress continues on the fleet. The first flight test airplane, ZA001, is getting its paint touched up this week before finishing factory testing. Power was brought onto the second airplane, ZA002, in late February and build verification tests are progressing well. Production work continues on ZA003, ZA004 and ZA005. In all, assemblies for 31 Dreamliners are currently in production throughout the supply chain.

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Armavia takes delivery of its first new A319

Armenia flag carrier Armavia has taken delivery of its first new A319. The aircraft was handed over to Armavia’s President, Mikhail Bagdasarov, at a ceremony held at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany. Operated under a lease agreement with ILFC, the new A319 will increase the airline’s Airbus fleet to five aircraft.

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Airstream awarded mandate to sell four Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

Airstream International Group has been mandated by Jeju Airlines of South Korea to remarket four 2006 Bombardier DHC8Q-400 aircraft together with a large spares package including engines. These aircraft are available throughout 2009. Their availability has arisen because of the airline

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GA Telesis acquires one Boeing 737-300 from Boeing Capital Corporation

GA Telesis has acquired one Boeing 737-300 (MSN 23252) aircraft from Boeing Capital Corporation. The aircraft, last operated by Southwest Airlines, will enter the GA Telesis disassembly production line in Miami, Florida, and the disassembly and remarketing will be led by the GA Telesis Aircraft Systems Group (

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Skyways Aviation arranges ACMI lease for Loganair

Skyways Aviation has arranged the ACMI lease of a Saab 340A freighter for Loganair of the UK. Serial number 037 (LY-NSC) is under contract from Avion Express of Lithuania and began flying in Scotland last week. The aircraft is based at Inverness and is flying to Stornoway and Benbecula on freight services for the Royal Mail.

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PurePower PW1000G engines for Lufthansa's new C-Series aircraft

Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for up to 60 new Bombardier CSeries aircraft ordered by Lufthansa Group as part of a contract announced on March 11th. This agreement, which includes 30 firm and 30 option aircraft, follows a Letter of Interest that was announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July 2008. The Bombardier CSeries aircraft is powered by two PurePower PW1000G engines, which target double digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs. The announcement marks the second order for the PurePower PW1000G engine, which also powers the Mitsubishi Regional Jet that received Read more

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