Boeing 777-200ER sets new world record for distance

Boeing established a new world record for distance traveled nonstop by a commercial airplane when a Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner landed at London Heathrow Airport today. The 777-200LR (Longer Range) flew 11,664 nautical miles (21,601 km) during its 22-hour 42-minute flight that left Hong Kong flying eastbound the evening of Nov. 9. The distance set by the 777-200LR is farther than any previous commercial jetliner has flown and exceeds a distance of more than halfway around the world.

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Rolls-Royce forecasts $61 billion engine market over next 20 years

Rolls-Royce is predicting continued growth in business jet deliveries through the remainder of the decade and forecasts an engine market worth $61 billion over the next 20 years, with medium to long-range jets dominating in terms of aircraft and engine value.While North America is expected to remain the largest market for business jet deliveries in the next 20 years, China, India and Russia are expected to witness a large increase in activity. The forecast for these countries, based on the key drivers of economic activity, infrastructure growth and market liberalization, predicts that 500-700 business jets would be delivered over the Read more

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SR Technics has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Okay Airlines for joint venture in China

SR Technics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Okay Airways to form a maintenance Joint Venture (JV) in China. Okay Airways, which was established in June 2004, is the first privately owned airline in China. This JV will see SR Technics and Okay Airways partner together to establish a Company providing technical solutions for airlines from a facility to be located in Tianjin, one of the fastest growing regions of China. Tianjin Airport is being developed to become a major passenger and cargo hub. Full technical solutions will include aircraft services, fleet technical management and component support of Read more

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Airbus and AVIC 1 of China signed $500 million A320 cooperation contract

China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC 1) and Airbus confirmed the extension of their cooperation in activities to produce A320 Family wing boxes in China. The protocol refers to the initial contract, with a projected total value of over US$ 500 million, signed in Beijing earlier this year between Airbus and AVIC 1, which committed the parties to the third phase of the A320 Family Wing Cooperation Programme, comprising the production of wing boxes and now also including the management of a second tier supply chain. It represents further significant progress in Airbus

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ST Aerospace seals $38 million deal for B757 conversion

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) announced that its US facility, ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering (MAE), has been awarded a contract by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. The contract, worth US$38m (approximately S$65m), involves a cargo conversion and avionics upgrade programme for two of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Targeting to induct the first aircraft in October 2006, MAE will convert the aircraft from an all passenger arrangement to a multi-role configuration that allows the carriage of passenger, freight, mixed passenger-freight, Very-Important-Persons (VIPs) and Aero-Medical Evacuation. Completion of the programme is expected to take Read more

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Boeing to set new world record for distance with 777-200LR Worldliner flight

Boeing is set to make aviation history on November 9, 2005 when a Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner takes off from Hong Kong flying eastbound to London, attempting to set a world distance record. The 777-200LR (Longer Range) will take off with a full load of fuel and 35 passengers and crew, flying nonstop on a route that is likely to exceed a distance of more than halfway around the world.

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