DHL has been a leading shipping company for more over 30+ years across the globe. The type of shipments that have DHL Express creates has required a bigger and more efficient type of delivery source for worldwide shipments. In doing so they have obtained a converted an Airbus A330-300 Passenger to Freight (P2F) as a better way for international packages.

The conversion has been made possible by a joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus known as Elbe Flugazeugwerke (EFW) . DHL is awaiting a delivery of eight and has speculation of yet another ten aircrafts.

The aircrafts progression to becoming airborne has been a consistent process beginning with the testing flight dated in October (2017) and receiving the STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) from the European Aviation Safety Agency in November (2017).

The Size and efficiency has always been a priority for the DHL and has picked the right choice in doing so. Per A statement from DHL’s Express Global Air Fleet Management Senior Vice President, Mr. Geoff Kehr first aircraft is scheduled to strengthen our Asia Pacific air network, bringing added capacity and increased efficiency to a market where we are seeing dynamic express volume growth.”

The competition of this operation has been internally a group effort between the venture and EFW. All three companies have been in complete command of different operations needed to be where they are today. The EFW has been in charge of their marketing aspect of the freight conversion programme along with the completion of the industrialision phase.

Airbus manages the certification support and OEM details. Along with acting as lead for the engineering phase of the operation, ST Aerospace has overseen applying for important certifications such as STCs from the FAA & EASA. The aircraft will be offered in in two models with the A330-200P2F and the A330-300P2F model for more size along with more economical value.

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Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC, one of the world’s leading commercial airplane propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs), has recently created a state of the art component for MRO knowledge and training: the Prop U. This new training resource is anticipated to launch in the fall of 2016.

“We saw a real need to help our customers and the broader marketplace reduce their scrap rates and extend the life of their components through greater knowledge and training,” said the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Aircraft Propeller Service, Dennis Santare. “That is the single mission of Prop U.”

Santare suggested that although OEMs provide training, MROs typically do not put high priority on customer training. For many years, Aircraft Propeller Service has been offering customer training. With their Prop U, the company will now be offering a more formal curriculum. The Prop U courses will cover topics such as propeller assembly and dis-assembly, corrosion prevention, light repair, shipping and handling procedures, as well as various other relevant topics.

“We’re unique as an MRO in that we train our customers to do a lot of the service work that we get paid for. We believe that customers are most satisfied when they are getting the most life out of their propellers,” Santare said.

“We also believe that well-maintained propellers will, in the long run, provide the most value to our own operations in two ways.  First, we are a repair shop and do not like to see valuable components scrap out because of preventable damage.  Second, rather than spending time and money fixing preventable damage, we like to focus on major inspections and the repair tasks that only we can perform as a licensed repair station.  This reduces the overall dollar value of each overhaul, but improves our throughput and increases our repair volume.  It’s a real win-win for us and our customers.”

Aircraft Propeller Service will continue to offer on-site customer training and support and will also provide its in-house training tools, which will include component cutaways as well as mock propeller assemblies.

“Prop U will also serve as a focal point for research, knowledge sharing, and best practice development as we continue to learn from the OEMs, our customers, and our regulatory agencies,” Ded Santare.

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A monumental milestone has been reached today as the Emirates Airbus A380 jet has broken the record for the longest flight distance traveled by a commercial passenger aircraft. The record book was re-written on Wednesday after a 8,824 mile non-stop flight from Dubai that culminated in a landing in Auckland, New Zealand. The previous record was held by Qantas which saw the aircraft traveled 8,577 miles from Dallas Fort Worth to Sydney, Australia.

The Emirates was also expected to set the record for longest time for a return flight to Dubai at seventeen hours and fifteen minutes but ended up landing earlier than scheduled according to the New Zealand media. With another non-stop flight scheduled for later this month from Dubai to Panama City, the current record by held the Emirates won’t stand the test of time for too long. Emirates has stated that while the route is shorter in distance than the flight from Dubai to Auckland, the time elapsed on the flight to Panama is expected to take longer at seventeen hours and thirty-five minutes in air time.

Chairman and Chief executive of Emirates, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum believes that Panama City will be the first of many destination gateways in Central America that will provide a convenient hub option to and from Dubai. And while the inaugural flight was made by an A380 to New Zealand from Dubai, Emirates has gone on record stating that the routes will be normally operated by the Boeing 777-200LR.

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Airbus Helicopters just recently flown their H160 medium class prototype. This is considered their second prototype to be flown. Although this is the second prototype, this is considered the first H160 rotorcraft to include a Turbomeca Arrano engine. This engine has way over 1000 shp or (750 kW). According to its initial flight-test article, the Airbus H160 rotorcraft has gained over 70h by the tail end of 2015. The rotorcraft began flying during the early summer of 2015. The helicopter has a speed of over 170kt or over 300 km/h.

Bernard Fujarski, who is head of the program, talks about Airbus Helicopters and the H160.

“After a very busy year [in] 2015, in terms of flight activities, introducing PT2 is an important step in the H160’s development as we will launch performance testing with the Turbomeca Arrano engines.”

The third prototype is planning to be in flight sometime this year in 2016. This third prototype for the H160 will be used as a certification effort so long that there is approval from EASA with service due in 2018. Even with all the business that Airbus Helicopters has to work on with the H160 medium class prototype this year, there are other things that Airbus has to deal with. Airbus plans on having orders for the 5.5-6t helicopter sometime this year. Along with this, they also plan on having an all-new automated final assembly line during the second half of the year.

According to Turbomeca engine manufacturer, there are over 10 more Arrano test engines that are running at the France facility since February 2014 when Turbomeca first did a ground run. The company has trials that validate claims of fuel consumption that is 10-15% lower than engines of the same caliber. Airbus Helicopters was founded in 1992.

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USA TODAY released an article on Tuesday January 26th, 2016 stating that JetBlue announced on Monday stock that the company is ready to overhaul the Airbus 320s jet’s cabins. The JetBlue carrier has been patiently awaiting a new overhaul of all of its Airbus 320s. JetBlue has over 100 Airbus 320 jets that need a total redesign. Along with the Airbus 320s, JetBlue has added some Embraer E190s as well as Airbus 321s. The Embraer E190s were added in 2005 and the Airbus 321s were added in 2013.

With this overhaul, all the Airbus 320 jets will include a USB port and a power outlet in every seat. Not only this but JetBlue has also added high definition television screens and speed internet.Jamie Perry, the vice president of brand and product development for JetBlue talks about the experience that the company will provide.

“We launched JetBlue with a customer-focused experience that no one expected from an airline.” Perry also goes into depth about his statement. “Travel preferences have changed in the last 15 years, and we’re investing in what customers want today. Our new cabin, combined with our award-winning customer service, is a powerful way for us to once again challenge the status quo.”

Although these are benefits that the benefits that the overhaul will consist of, there are a few downsides. According to Bloomberg News, the A320s will downsize the amount of seats. It will go from 162 to 150 seats. In doing so will yield 32 inches of seating pitch.JetBlue has gotten great reviews from the A321 aircraft and wants to make the A320 similar in terms of the interior.

“What we have seen is that the A321 aircraft is about 10% higher [in customer ratings] than the A320,” says Perry.

Airbus was founded in 1970 as Airbus Industries and was renamed to Airbus SAS in 2001.

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Airbus and Boeing have been in a production competition for all of 2015. Airbus had over 1,000 more airplane orders than Boeing, however Boeing had made and delivered more airplanes. Airbus now has control over 55% of the market with the orders customers have placed. In 2015 there were exactly 1,036 orders which netted over $1 trillion worth of jets. In doing so also secures Airbus production for a decade. Airbus was able to outsell its competitor, the Boeing 737 max, with its A320neo family fleet of planes. This plane is considered to be more fuel efficient than the Boeing 737 max. The first A320neo will be delivered this month in January with over 800 more on order. The A320neo is the dominant plane for those in the smaller short-haul aircrafts market.

While Airbus may have taken a dominant position in the smaller short-haul aircraft market, Boeing has moved into the dominant position for wide body planes. In 2015, Boeing delivered over 700 planes which yielded a revenue of $125 billion whereas Airbus’ wide body plane, the 635 aircraft, yielding earnings of over $90 billion. After the short boom, both Boeing and Airbus have seen a dramatic drop in orders in the past year. John Leahy, Airbus’ sales boss and chief operating officer, said that there has been an increase in aircraft leasing. At one point in time, Airbus was worried about its A380 model which is not competitive with Boeings plane however Airbus was able to break even financially last year. Airbus was able to deliver 27 of the A380s and also delivered an additional three more to an unnamed global airline.

Last year, Airbus was able to deliver a total of 635 planes: 14 being the A350, 103 being the A330, and 491 being the A320.

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