Recently, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc has been battling a shortage of parts required for hundreds of repairs of damaged engines that give power to Boeing’s 787 wide-body jets. This shortage has further delayed an already tight schedule. The repair for worn out Trent 1000 turbines has taken three days longer than the projected timetable. In some cases, this is due to a shortage of stock of compressor blades.
In the beginning of the year, The Boeing Company announced its newest creation. A sleek, aerodynamic beauty being called the “Son of Blackbird” because if put into production it would replace the famous SR-71 Blackbird. The new aircraft is designed to be able to go faster than Mach 5 and merges design aspects from multiple styles of planes.
Gulfstream’s new luxury jet is embarking on a five-month long world tour to showcase all that it has to offer. This beauty is top of the line and will be touring around Chicago, Milan, Melbourne, Moscow and Beijing to show off everything that it can do. This tour is designed to introduce possible consumers to the planes statistics, extravagant interior and over the top technology. While this tour is the first step in introducing the plane to airlines that can add it to their line up, it might take a while before the rich and famous have an opportunity to ride in the G500 aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Textron Aviation Inc of Textron Inc. recently announced that they received supplemental type certificate, or STC, approval in regards to their Gogo Avance L5 connectivity system upgrade for the Cessna Citation X business jet. When supported by the Avance L5, Cessna’s Citation X will provide faster inflight connectivity speeds and also provide an upgraded network capacity for a more powerful user experience. Along with the Citation X, Cessna has proposed the Avance L5 system for Citation Product Company, Beechcraft and Hawker Aircrafts platforms in the near future.
Pilatus Aircraft, a Swiss manufacturer founded in 1939, obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 7th for the PC-24, the first ever Swiss business jet. This is a huge milestone that Pilatus Aircraft LTD has passed, allowing for sale and distribution of the PC-24 in Europe and the United State.