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    The Trent XWB-97 engine specifically built for the Airbus A350-1000 has been certified by EASA! The confirmation came on the 1st of September. The Trent XWB-97 was developed to offer 97,000lb (431kN) thrust following Airbus's decision to redesign the A350-1000 in 2011.

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    Irkut resumes flight testing with the MC-21 jet. Testing was stopped while they made changes and modifications to the planes. It appears that a MC-21 testbed aircraft took off today on a 2-hour flight.

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    Malaysia Airlines is eyeing a few Boeing 787-9s as the tentative signing for eight 787-9s and purchase rights to another eight suggest. Of course they have to firm the decision but they appear to be serious. "New widebody aircraft are a key to making Malaysia Airlines a premium airline offering a five star product again. The extraordinary range of the 787-9 gives an ability to operate to any point in Europe and some USA destinations in the future from Kuala Lumpur," says Malaysia Airlines' managing director and chief executive Peter Bellew. Additionally Malaysia will be leasing six Airbus A350-900s to replace their A380 service on long haul route. The planes will be leased from Air Lease Corporation.

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    Thai Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The twin-engine aircraft safely arrived at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on September 17th after the delivery flight from Boeing's Everett Delivery Center. Their first 787-9 is registered HS-TWA and is powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. On the interior there are 30 business class and 268 economy seats in the seating configuration.

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    United takes delivery of their latest Dream)liner twin. This one in particular is a Boeing 787-9 model. Our newest Dream)liner can fly 8,550 miles, has a maximum takeoff weight of 557,000 pounds and was delivered 9/20 according to United.

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    Turkish Airlines is looking to purchase Dream)Liner jets from Boeing. They are look at the possibility of 40 Boeing 787-9s even though it is not a finalized situation as yet. "The 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airplane in the world," says the carrier's chairman chairman M. İlker Aycı. "Our intent to purchase these Dreamliners is to meet the demand for widebody airplanes at the third [Istanbul] airport, further strengthen our fleet capacity on the 100th anniversary of the [Turkish] Republic, and to enhance passenger satisfaction."

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    Brazil's Azul has agreed to lease five Airbus A330-900neos from aviation lessor Avolon. These are aimed at further expanding the airline's reach and network to the USA and European markets. Deliveries are expected to begin in late 2018 and consequently will become the first carrier in South America to operate the A330neo. Azul says they will configure the aircraft with 298 seats, comprising 34 in business class, 108 economy extra seats and 156 economy seats. Azul's present Airbus A330s have a capacity of 27 less seats compared to the configuration for the A330neo.

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    Here is a look at the first Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dream)Liner as it emerged from the paint shed. The Oneworld carrier says that the first four of the type will be based in Melbourne, while the remaining four will be based in Brisbane. As for the configuration, that layout will satisfy 236 seats in a three-class setting.The aircraft is powered by General Electric GEnx powerplants. Qantas has eight Boeing 787-9 Dream)Liners on order.

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    American has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The jet was handed over to American at the Boeing field yesterday (Thursday September 28th). The aircraft is the first of four of the type American plans to take delivery of this year. The first aircraft is configured with 172 seats and will be initially put on scheduled services between Miami and LaGuardia in November. American Airlines is now the second American-based carrier to take delivery of MAX 8 aircraft, the first was Southwest Airlines.

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    It doesn't appear that Airbus will have their first flight test of the A330Neo in September. The company says that the first test aircraft was handed over to the flight test team and that the first flight will be in the coming weeks but with no defined date. The A330Neo was supposed to enter service at the end of the year with launch customer TAP Portugal.

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    The deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are starting to roll. Southwest took delivery of theirs as well as American Airlines. Now SilkAir has taken delivery of their first. CFM International Leap 1-B engines power the aircraft and is configured in two classes with 12 business class seats up front and 144 economy seats to round out 156 seats. The first aircraft delivered on the first of October, will start commercial service at the end of this month. Two more examples are expected to be delivered by the end of the year.

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    Boeing recently rolled-out the first customer production Boeing 787-10 aircraft out of the paint shed. The aircraft is going for launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA). The aircraft is registered 9V-SCB and will actually be delivered to SIA next year in May. Presently, SIA has 30 examples on order with Boeing.

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    Named ‘Great Southern Land’, the aircraft, registered VH-ZNA, will ferry to the airline’s main base at Sydney airport, arriving on 20 October. This is Qantas Airlines first Boeing 787-9 Dream)Liner.

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    The Embraer E190-E2 Test Program is quickly maturing and coming to and end. The company said that Airline Wideroe of Norway will be the launch customer for the E2 in April of 2018. Then the 114-seat aircraft will commence revenue service not too long after according to plans. Three E190-E2s were ordered by Wideroe as firm with purchase rights to 12 more of the type earlier this year. The total value an estimated 873-million.

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    Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350XWB. The aircraft is named "Le Morne Brabant" after a local Mountain that is under UNESCO inscription. After this one, the airline has another five to be delivered. Four that are outright purchases from Airbus and another one that is a lease from AerCap. This one is a leased aircraft from AerCap and is configured in a two-class set up with 28 first class seats up front and 298 economy.

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    Boeing has started production of the Boeing 777X officially. Yesterday kicked off the process using a robot. “This is a change in the history of how we manufacture, how we assemble and how we fly our aircraft,” 777/777X operations vice president Jason Clark told a couple hundred employees and journalists on hand for the start of production. Schedules call for the start of final assembly next year, followed by flight tests in 2019 and delivery in 2020, he added. Emirates will now take the first aircraft to become the launch customer going ahead of Lufthansa.

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    Hawaiian has received their first Airbus A321neo registered N202HA. The first A321neo for this company is expected to see revenue service on January 8th from Maui to Oakland. 17 further Airbus A321neos are on order from Hawaiian. The aircraft is powered by a pair of PW1100G powerplants.

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    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today, from the Dubai Airshow, that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo. This includes 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. ‎Based on the list price of the CS300 airliner, a firm-order contract would be valued at approximately $1.1 billion US. Should EgyptAir also exercise the 12 purchase rights for CS300 aircraft, the contract value would increase to nearly $2.2 billion US.‎

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    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given Airbus type certification for the A350-1000, the newest and longest member of the A350 family. The certification will now allow for deliveries to commence by the end of the year and launch customer Qatar Airways will take the first production aircraft of the type. The A350-1000 fleet amassed some 1,600 plus flight hours of testing. Three test articles were utilized in the test campaign. It is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will give their validation of the Rolls Royce Trent XWB97-powered twin 'shortly'.

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