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Essential news for 13 Jan 2020

Airbus BelugaXL entered service, adding 30% extra capacity to the fleet

The BelugaXL has entered into service! It means 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes. The aircraft, which is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system, made its first operational flight on the 9 January. This is the first of six BelugaXL to begin work alongside the BelugaST predecessors, with the addi...

New Rolls-Royce facility to develop cleaner, quieter, more-efficient jet engines

A new Rolls-Royce facility which will develop jet engine technologies set to transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency has opened in Bristol, UK. The composite technology hub will develop fan blades and fan cases which significantly reduce weight in a jet engine, lowering fuel consumption and emissions. The fan blades and fan cases being made at the facility are...

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Exxaero expands and adds two Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet

Exxaero has welcomed the first of two brand new Falcon 7X aircraft to its fleet. The business jet flew from the Dassault Aviation factory in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where it was welcomed on Saturday morning. At the beginning of February, the Eindhoven-based company expects delivery of the second aircraft of this very same type. With these two new additions to its...

Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

Airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller's high performance five-blade structural composite swept propellers for CASA 212 short takeoff and landing utility aircraft. "The modern five-blade props replace original equipment Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers, providing weight savings and more ef...

10th consecutive record-setting year for Munich Airport

Munich Airport continues to pile up records! In 2019 total traffic increased by 1.7 million, or 4 percent, to 47.9 million passengers. That was the largest increase posted by any German airport last year. For the Bavarian hub, this result represents the tenth consecutive record-setting year for total passenger traffic. The number of take-offs and landings was up by aro...

ANA Third FLYING HONU A380 expanding its Fleet for the Narita-Honolulu Route

ANA launching the third of its specially designed FLYING HONU Airbus A380s to offer both daily flights between Narita and Honolulu on these unique aircraft. ANA currently provides two flights daily on the Narita-Honolulu route, with 10 flights served by Airbus A380s and four operated by Boeing 777s. Starting on July 1*1, ANA will begin simultaneously operating its three Airbus A380s*2 to...