Airbus confirms A350-1000 news, pushes back model and -800

Airbus and Rolls-Royce confirmed June 18 news we reported 10 days ago: that the A350-1000 will get a more powerful engine and more range. Airbus officials also confirmed that the changes will push the entry-into-service of the -1000… Read More

Larger engine, longer range A350-1000 to be announced at Paris Air Show

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have agreed to up-size the Trent XWB engine powering the A350-1000, which will add about 500nm of range, Leeham News has learned. The formal announcements have been planned for the Paris Air Show. Airbus issued… Read More

Pre-Paris Air Show discussion and AirInsight preview

AinInsight will host a live pre-Paris Air Show discussion Friday, with guest Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group. Sign up to participate here. Also look for AirInsight’s Paris Air Show preview next week. We historically have done air… Read More

Odds and Ends: Entertaining recap on Leahy and NEO

1. Entertaining look at Leahy and A320neo Max Kingsley-Jones, editor of Airline Business, has this amusing take on Airbus COO John Leahy and Leahy’s view of his latest toy, the A320neo. Last week we received a couple of… Read More

Odds and Ends: Orient Aviation’s profile of John Leahy

This is an abbreviated Odds and Ends; we are traveling this week and next and we’re not sure if we’ll have the chance to update while we are on the road. Meantime: Orient Aviation magazine has a cover… Read More

Rolls-Royce, PW may be feuding but extend IAE to 2045

The feud between Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney over patent infringements is nasty and in court, and the Rolls-Royce view that it doesn’t think much of the PW Geared Turbo Fan technology is well known, but speculation that… Read More

Odds and Ends: Airbus working with NASA, tanker-take and other things

Our Odds and Ends this week: Airbus parent EADS has posted a job listing for an intern for one year to study open-rotor technology for a success to the A320. Airbus is working with GE and RR engines… Read More

Focus on Rolls-Royce Trent engines

Plane Talking has an interesting think piece about the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine that powers the Qantas Airbus A380. As readers know, a Trent 900 had an uncontained failure on QF32 that severely damaged the A380. Qantas still… Read More

Boeing to use 10 787s for tests

Update, Sept. 2: Boeing retracts its information to Buckingham. Buckingham just put out a follow-up note to its one issued yesterday, cited below. Interesting to say the least: BA is using 2, not 4 additional aircraft for 787… Read More

RR speaks out on NEO vs new airplanes

Rolls-Royce speaks out on its views of Airbus and Boeing going with a new engine option for their A320-737 class airplanes in this long Wall Street Journal article. We’ll make two observations: