Following the shift Airbus has cited a slight delay in the development of the A330neo power plant in entry into service to early 2018. The Airframers latest promise for the maiden flight of the re-engined jet is the first half of 2017.


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Rolls-Royce conducted the first test for its Power GearBox (PGB) at its facility in Germany. The beginning of PBG testing has marked an important step for Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan engine as it has been two whole years since the design for the UltraFan was first released. The PGB is an essential part of the fan’s infrastructure and efficiencies. It will enable the engine to provide power that reaches 100,000HP during aircraft take-off, landing, and during flight.


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The French defense procurement office has placed an order for four Lockheed Martin C-130 aircraft, for the purpose of transport and mid-flight refueling of their helicopters.


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Rolls-Royce has a long history in the aircraft engine business, going as far as 1906. Today, it is the second-largest manufacturer of aircraft engines. The Rolls-Royce family expands by adding the Trent 7000, their seventh generation of the Trent family of engines. Introduced at the Farnborough Airshow in 2014, the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 has successfully completed its first test run on a test bed in Derby, UK.


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Embraer’s newest mid-light executive jet, the Legacy 450, along with number of Honeywell Aerospace products have been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency.


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In a recent deal worth $9.2 billion, Rolls-Royce and Emirates airline has entered a contract for 200 Trent 900 engines, which will be utilized for the Airbus A380 super-jumbos. In addition to this deal, Rolls-Royce struck another contract with Air China worth a total of $993 million. In this case, they are supplying the Trent 1000 engine for the 15 Boeing Dreamliner. This marks an astounding 50% market share for Rolls-Royce within the super-jumbo engine sales. Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, stated, “Today’s announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, but also because of the significant economic impact that this will have on aviation manufacturing in the UK and Europe.”


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