Airbus has cut the ribbon on a new A320 family aircraft production line at its Hamburg, Germany facility. Hamburg joins existing A320 final assembly lines at Toulouse, France; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, United States.
Britain's Rolls-Royce said a costly compressor problem that had grounded Boeing planes had now been found in a different type of engine, compounding pressures on a group that is due to cut more than 4,000 jobs this week.
Auckland International Airport has set prices that are not in the long-term interest of consumers, and more must be done to protect airport users from the market power exerted by monopoly airports, according to a submission by Airlines for Australia & New Zealand (A4ANZ).
Rolls-Royce has tripled the capacity available to fix problems with the Trent 1000 engine that powers Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, in a sign of the intense pressure the aero-engine maker is under from customers angered by disruption to flight operations.
Salus Aviation has recently purchased two of the largest helicopters operated in the commercial helicopter world. The AS332 – known as Super Pumas. They can have a takeoff weight of circa 8,600 kg’s, lift over 4,000kg’s and have an operating range of over 640km and can carry up to 24 people and 2 crew..
US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has confirmed the new launch window for the upcoming ‘It’s Business Time’ mission. The 14-day launch window will open from 23 June to 6 July (NZST), with launch opportunities between 12:30 – 16:30 NZST daily (00:30 – 04:30 UTC).