Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today (19 June) finalised a firm order with Boeing for 175 new 737-800 aircraft in a deal worth $15.6 billion at current list prices, which will allow Ryanair to grow its fleet to more than 400 aircraft, serving more than 100m passengers p.a. across Europe by the end of the delivery stream in FY 2019.
Rolls-Royce has been selected by Singapore Airlines Group to power 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with Trent 1000 engines. The announcement, which includes long-term TotalCare® service support, is worth $4bn at current list prices.
When the first A350 XWB to fly, known as MSN1, makes its maiden flight, an international crew of six will be on board, comprising two Flight Test Pilots, one Test Flight Engineer and three Flight Test Engineers.
Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The newest member of the 787 family began taking shape on schedule May 30 in Everett, Wash., when Boeing started joining large sections of the super-efficient jet.