GoAir's first A320neo, VT-WGA (msn 7047), on a test flight from Toulouse fitted with PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan engines.
IndiGo and GoAir A320neo aircraft suffered aborted take-offs (two and one respectively) as a result of the PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan knife-edge seal issue.
The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan engine has an 81-inch fan tip diameter.
The US Forest Service has again contracted Neptune Aviation and Conair/Aero Flite to provide BAe 146-200/Avro RJ Airtankers to support fire-fighting efforts.
CIRRUS AIRCRAFT has won the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Robert J Collier Trophy for its Vision Jet business aircraft.
BOEING RECENTLY completed first 5,000 737 deliveries were the 10,000th 737 family aircraft spread across the programme’s at Renton, ensuring the type now holds the Guinness World aircraft ever. The landmark aircraft, 737-800 N8717M (c/n 42571), is for Southwest Airlines and completed its first flight on March 26, 2018.
ALSO AT FIDAE 2018, Airbus Helicopters announced it had signed an order from an undisclosed customer in Brazil for the sale of one H160 helicopter. The helicopter will be used for private and business operations and the contract marks the first sale of Airbus Helicopters' new H160 in the Latin American market.
The first Boeing 737 MAX 7 photographed during its first flight on March 16, 2018.