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Virgin Galactic Unveils Mach 3 Aircraft Design for High Speed Travel. (Photo Courtesy of Virgin Galactic)

Virgin Galactic Unveils Mach 3 Aircraft Design

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. unveiled its design for a new high-speed commercial passenger aircraft on Monday, taking a key first step by signing an important supplier partner for the aircraft’s engines, the company announced in a press release. The initial supersonic design is targeting an aircraft capable of Mach 3, or three times the speed of sound, using a delta-wing aircraft. Virgin Galactic said the aircraft would be capable of carrying between nine and 19 passengers and would cruise at…

Air New Zealand Cancels Peak Season Flights Due to Continued…

As a result of the continued issues facing Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engines, Air New Zealand has announced dozens of flights will be canceled in December and January. Rolls-Royce is requiring the airline, which has 10 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft fitted with the Trent 1000 engines, to implement additional maintenance due to…

Onboard the Final Flight: Qantas Transfers Newly-Retired Boeing 747 to…

Continuing its gradual retirement of the type, Qantas parted ways with another Boeing 747-400 on Tuesday. The airline’s latest Boeing 747 to be sent to the United States was VH-OJU named Lord Howe Island, a near-20-year-old Qantas veteran and one of its longest-serving global ambassadors at the time of its…

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…

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…

Rolls Royce Advises of Further Issues with 787 Engines, Costs…

Rolls Royce this week advised airlines who operate Boeing 787 aircraft with their troubled Trent 1000 Package ‘C’ engines, that the faulty engine blades are deteriorating even faster than expected requiring additional maintenance checks. The affected engines have been the cause of significant operational issues for airlines since the end…

Rolls Royce Aerospace: The Engine Manufacturer Across the Atlantic

In the early 20th century, two men came together to start a company that would become world-renown in both car manufacturing and airplane engine manufacturing, Rolls Royce. Over the years, Rolls Royce had quickly evolved to become a major player in both fields, raking in over $16 billion in revenue in…

Rolls Royce Expands Inspections on 787 Engines, More Disruptions for…

Rolls Royce delivered further bad news on Monday this time to airlines who fly Boeing 787 aircraft with the company’s ‘package B’ Trent 1000 engines. After announcing in April that the checks currently taking place on ‘package C’ engines would not affect the 166 ‘package B’ units, some in operation…

787 Engine Issues Prompt British Airways to Seek Lease of…

British Airways is the latest airline to confirm lease requirements to cover Boeing 787 operations as Rolls Royce struggles to meet the engineering demands of resolving the issue with Trent 1000 engines on certain 787 aircraft. BA has applied to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for approval to wet-lease…

Rolls Royce to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Repair Dreamliner…

On Wednesday, British engine manufacturer Rolls Royce announced that it will spend $315 million to move forward with the repairs of the Trent 1000 engines delivered to its customers. The engines currently power Boeing 787 Dreamliner model throughout the world across numerous airlines. The amount of affected engines is around…