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Rolls-Royce Enters TotalCare Flex Agreement with Air Canada

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has entered into a TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada. The agreement will focus on ensuring availability of the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine until fleet retirement. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700, which first entered service in 1995, powers the Airbus A330-200 and 300 variants.  The engine first entered service in 1995 and was developed from the RB211, which powered the Lockheed L-1011. TotalCare Flex is a Rolls-Royce product designed to benefit owners and operators of mature engines.…

Air France’s First A350 Completes Maiden Flight

On Aug. 27, Air France's first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight around the builder's factory in Toulouse, France. The twin-engine widebody aircraft, which bears the manufacturer's serial number MSN331 and the factory registration F-WZFN, flew for a little over three hours. This first aircraft is set to be delivered…

Air France’s First A350 Completes Maiden Flight

On Aug. 27, Air France's first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight around the builder's factory in Toulouse, France. The twin-engine widebody aircraft, which bears the manufacturer's serial number MSN331 and the factory registration F-WZFN, flew for a little over three hours. This first aircraft is set to be delivered…

Uganda Airlines Retakes to the Skies After Almost 20 Years

Uganda Airlines has relaunched commercial operations following its maiden flight from Entebbe in Uganda to Nairobi in Kenya. The airline is the country’s government-owned flag carrier and is a revival of the former Uganda Airlines which collapsed in 2001. The airline currently has a fleet of two new Bombardier CRJ-900…

Uganda Airlines Retakes to the Skies After Almost 20 Years

Uganda Airlines has relaunched commercial operations following its maiden flight from Entebbe in Uganda to Nairobi in Kenya. The airline is the country’s government-owned flag carrier and is a revival of the former Uganda Airlines which collapsed in 2001. The airline currently has a fleet of two new Bombardier CRJ-900…

Rolls-Royce Enters TotalCare Flex Agreement with Air Canada

Rolls-Royce has announced that it has entered into a TotalCare Flex agreement with Air Canada. The agreement will focus on ensuring availability of the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine until fleet retirement. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700, which first entered service in 1995, powers the Airbus A330-200 and 300 variants.  The engine first…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

Emirates Probing Damage of Airbus A380 During Routine Maintenance

Dubai-based Emirates is currently investigating an incident in which one of its Airbus A380s was damaged during routine maintenance. The incident, which occurred on August 20, happened during an A-check at the airline's maintenance hangar in Dubai. A-checks are performed every 400 to 600 flight hours and are usually lighter…

Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing…