Investigation report following Turøy helicopter accident published

Statoil’s investigation following the Turøy helicopter accident on 29 April has been finalised, offering conclusions and recommendations for how the company can further improve its helicopter safety work. The Turøy helicopter accident is the most serious helicopter accident on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) since 1997. 13 people died in the accident. The helicopter was … [Read more…]

Final Australian MH-60R SEAHAWK® Helicopter delivered to Royal Australian Navy

NOWRA, Australia, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), together with the U.S. Navy, ceremonially delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The hand-over occurred during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s purpose-built logistics and maintenance facility in Nowra which will house and maintain the new fleet. … [Read more…]

LATAM Airlines Group receives the first Airbus A320neo in the Americas

LATAM Airlines Group will be the first in North, Central and South America to operate the A320neo Toulouse, France, 30 August 2016 – LATAM Airlines Group (‘LATAM’) took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo at Airbus’s headquarters in Toulouse, France, yesterday (29 August 2016).  The ultra-fuel efficient aircraft – showcasing LATAM’s white, indigo and coral … [Read more…]

LEONARDO CONFIRMS CERTIFICATION ACTIVITIES OF THE AW609 ON TRACK AS THE FIRST PROTOTYPE LANDS AT THE COMPANY’S PHILADELPHIA FACILITY

Leonardo recently resumed flight trials of its AW609 tiltrotor following a fatal crash in late 2015. Though marketed primarily in the commercial sector, the UAE military has ordered three aircraft for search-and-rescue duties. Source: Leonardo AW609 flying prototype relocated to Philadelphia after recent resumption of flights Company facilities in Italy, the United Kingdom and Poland … [Read more…]

Boeing, Mauritania Airlines Finalize Order for One Next-Generation 737-800

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Aug.8, 2016 – Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Mauritania Airlines have finalized an order for one Next-Generation 737-800 airplane, valued at $96 million at current list prices. “The Boeing 737 is the backbone of Mauritania Airlines fleet because of its efficiency and superior operating economics,” said Mohamed Radhy Bennahi, chief executive officer of Mauritania Airlines. … [Read more…]

Cebu Pacific selects Rolls-Royce to power Airbus A330 aircraft

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), has ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, with TotalCare® long-term engine services, to power its two new Airbus A330 aircraft. CEB already operates six of the aircraft, all powered by the Trent 700. The Trent 700 delivers the best fuel burn, emissions and noise performance, resulting in market … [Read more…]

Emirates expands travel choices for its customers with nine daily flights to Doha

Enhanced schedule adds two daily flights to Doha Wednesday, August 10, 2016 — DUBAI, UAE – 10 August 2016 – Emirates will boost its services to Doha with two additional daily flights, taking the airline’s total operations to nine daily services, effective from 30 October 2016. Emirates currently serves Doha with seven daily flights, and the … [Read more…]

Northrop Grumman Begins Work on Second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation(NYSE:NOC) has received a U.S. Navy contract to begin production of a second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) and surveillance aircraft. The first Japanese E-2D is in production and will be delivered in 2018. The aircraft will be produced at the … [Read more…]

BRITISH AIRWAYS COMPLETES BOEING 747 CABIN REFRESH

British Airways has completed the major makeover of 18 of the airline’s iconic Boeing 747s to give them the look and feel of their newest aircraft. Each jumbo jet now features a refreshed interior and state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system – as well as extra seats for customers flying in Club World. The first aircraft to … [Read more…]