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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.…

AirAsia X Receives First A330neo

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo.  The aircraft will be operated by the carrier's long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand and will be based at Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.  According to Airbus, the new jet was delivered via aircraft lessor Avolon.  It is the first of two A330neos…

AirAsia X Receives First A330neo

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo.  The aircraft will be operated by the carrier's long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand and will be based at Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.  According to Airbus, the new jet was delivered via aircraft lessor Avolon.  It is the first of two A330neos…

Embraer Delivers 51 Jets in Recent Quarter

Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer announced at the end of July the delivery of a total of 51 jets during the second quarter of 2019.  Of the 51 deliveries, 26 were commercial jets while 25 were executive jets. The manufacturer's current offerings include the popular E-Jet series consisting of the Embraer…

30 Years Later: Remembering United Flight 232

On July 19, 1989, the crew of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago was faced with the impossible task of flying a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 with 296 people on board after losing all three hydraulic systems. With the event occurring 30 years ago on Friday, it remains as…

Boeing and Qatar Airways Finalize 777F Order

Qatar Airways finalized an order for five Boeing 777 freighters at a ceremony in held at the White House in Washington, D.C. President Trump was on hand to witness the parties sign the agreement. with both Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar and Akbar Al Baker,…

Former United 747 Returns to the Skies

In November 2017, United Airlines retired the 747 after 47 years of service.  After being retired from revenue service, most of the former flagships of the United fleet made their way to Southern California for storage and a quiet retirement.  However, one of United's 747-400s, N119UA, has been brought out…

Philadelphia Airport Pays Tribute to City as Medical Hub

Philadelphia International Airport last week unveiled a new exhibit celebrating Philadelphia's history in the field of medicine.  The exhibit, located in Terminal A East, gives passengers a look at Philadelphia's storied history in the medical field from colonial times through the present. Philadelphia Airport Chief Executive Officer Chellie Cameron and…

Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777-9X Appears on Boeing Test Flight Line…

AirlineGeeks recently spotted Lufthansa's first Boeing 777-9X, the third airworthy airframe off of the assembly line, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The third airworthy airframe off of the new aircraft's assembly line, the aircraft designated WH003 rolled out to the Boeing test flight line on the evening of June…

Philadelphia Airport Welcomes Two Unusual Visitors as Severe Weather Strikes…

The past week has seen the Northeast encounter a swath of severe weather that has plagued aviation in the region. With high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms battering the region, delays, ground stops and diversions were a common occurrence.  The severe weather brought two unusual visitors to Philadelphia, a welcomed…