Rolls-Royce gains $160 million share of follow-on order for V2500 from Kingfisher

Rolls-Royce has secured a $160 million share of a follow-on order for V2500 aero engines from Kingfisher Airlines, the company said today at the Dubai Air Show. Kingfisher, one of India’s leading low cost carriers has again selected the V2500 to power up to 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft. The order value for installed engines is worth more than $500 million to IAE. The V2500 is produced by the International Aero Engines consortium (IAE) in which Rolls-Royce is a senior shareholder. Other shareholders are Pratt & Whitney of the United States, the Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines Read more

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Low Cost Aircraft leasing has chosen Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power Boeing 787 fleet

Newly-launched aircraft leasing company, LCAL (Low Cost Aircraft Leasing), has announced its selection of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine to power six Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The value of the engine deal alone is $160 million at list prices, Rolls-Royce said today at the Dubai Air Show. In addition, the engines will be covered by a TotalCare

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Boeing Announces Six Orders worth $780 million for 787 Dreamliners from LCAL

The Boeing Company announced at the Dubai Air Show an order for six 787-8 Dreamliners, Boeing’s all-new advanced-technology airplane. The order was placed last May, thereby making LCAL the first leasing company to commit to the 787. LCAL was not identified as the customer for that order until today. The order is valued at approximately $780 million at list prices. Deliveries are to begin in September 2009. LCAL, registered last year as a corporation, will base its leasing business entirely around the 787.

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Boeing receives a $2.7 billion order for 20-Airplane 787 Dreamliners from ILFC

The Boeing Company has announced a firm order for 20 787 Dreamliners with four additional options. The order is valued at approximately $2.7 billion at list prices. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2010. ILFC is the first leasing company to be announced as a 787 customer. The airplanes were previously acknowledged on the Boeing Web site, attributed to an unidentified customer.

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Continental has not reached an agreeement with cabin staff

Talks between Continental Airlines and the IAM adjourned in Washington, D.C., with no flight attendant agreement being reached. The chairman of the National Mediation Board (NMB) joined the talks on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The issues have been narrowed to a few remaining items. A final bargaining session has been scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8 in the offices of the NMB in Washington, D.C. If no agreement is reached on those dates, the NMB has stated that it will consider releasing the parties from mediation into a 30-day cooling off period. At the end of that period, the company would Read more

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Lufthansa Technik provides Total Technical Support TTS for Jazeera Airways Airbus A320 fleet

Kuwaiti private carrier Jazeera Airways has selected Lufthansa Technik AG to support its growing fleet of Airbus A320 airplanes. Over the next ten years the German maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) provider will offer its Total Technical Support TTS

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Airbus receives order for 30 Airbus A320s from Kingfisher Airlines

Kingfisher Airlines is to acquire 30 more Airbus A320 Family aircraft, continuing its major fleet expansion. Deliveries of the aircraft, which will comprise a mix of A319s and A320s, are due to begin in early 2008. Kingfisher already flies seven Airbus A320s on routes among Indian cities, and also has three A319s on order which are due for delivery by December 05. Its new aircraft will be powered by International Aero Engines V2500s, like its existing fleet.

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First GEnx Test Engine begins assembly

Assembly of engine subasssembly for the first full-scale GEnx test engine is underway. The GEnx engine is being developed for the Boeing 787 and 747 Advanced aircraft and the Airbus A350 aircraft. The certification schedule for the GEnx engine for the A350 includes engine certification in 2007, flight tests in 2009 and aircraft/engine certification in 2010. The GEnx is based on the highly successful GE90 architecture. It will succeed GE’s CF6 engine family, which is the most reliable and best-selling engine for wide-body aircraft. The GEnx provides significantly better fuel burn and payload performance than GE’s CF6 engines. It is Read more

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