Press Release: United Aviation Solutions and AFRAA launch initiative for “African airlines to provide MRO support to North American airlines”


Date: 04 May, 2021 United Aviation Solutions (UTD) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have launched the Brown Condor Initiative (BCI) aimed at providing a platform for AFRAA members with Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities to support their North American counterparts in MRO services and assets. UTD and AFRAA have created a portal that […]

Rolls-Royce and DHL Express sign Totalcare® agreement for A330 engines


Today, Rolls-Royce and DHL Express have announced they have both signed a TotalCare® agreement for the Trent 700 engines that currently power the eight Airbus A330 freighter aircraft of the worldwide operating logistics company. The agreement will also cover any Trent 700 engines that are added to the DHL fleet in the future. Our TotalCare […]

JetBlue Enters Service with First Airbus A220 Aircraft Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines


Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), along with JetBlue Airways (“JetBlue”) celebrated the entry into service of the airline’s first A220 aircraft which is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. The event was commemorated with a gate ceremony at Boston Logan International Airport, attended by representatives from JetBlue, Airbus […]

Airlines: A Path Back to Profitability Report by Accelya


The ‘Airlines: A Path Back to Profitability’ report includes insights from over 60 survey responses and executive interviews with airline commercial, financial, and technology professionals worldwide and is now available for download at Here are three takeaways from the report: Crises – A Catalyst for Change Covid dealt a brutal blow to the airline […]

Tigerair Taiwan Takes Delivery of First Airbus A320neo Aircraft Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines


Pratt & Whitney and Tigerair Taiwan celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The airline placed the initial engine order in 2019 and has a mixed fleet of 15 purchased and leased aircraft. “We’re excited for Tigerair Taiwan to receive their first GTF-powered Airbus A320neo,” said Rick […]



Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026. The project expands on the successful research programme between Rolls-Royce and Widerøe on sustainable aviation and the existing partnership between Rolls-Royce and Tecnam […]

COVID-19 has changed the IT Spending Priorities for Airports and Airlines in 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has refocused IT spending priorities for airlines and airports in 2020 as revenue plunged and the industry faced new health and operational requirements needed to keep flying. Among the key findings from SITA’s 2020 Air Transport IT Insights, published today, was an accelerated investment in automated passenger processing focusing on touchless and mobile services. There was also […]

Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ Powers Through Another Milestone on its way to a World Record


Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the taxiing of its ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft, the latest milestone on its journey to becoming the world’s fastest all-electric plane. For the first time, the plane powered along a runway propelled by its powerful 500hp [400kw] electric powertrain and the latest energy storage technology developed to set world speed records […]

Pratt & Whitney Statement on United Airlines Flight 328


Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE:RTX) issued the following statement regarding United Airlines flight 328 of February 20: United Airlines Flight 328 is currently under NTSB investigation and Pratt & Whitney has dispatched a team to work with investigators. Pratt & Whitney is actively coordinating with operators and regulators to support the […]

Rolls-Royce Announces TOTALCARE® Agreement With Uganda Airlines


Rolls-Royce has signed a TotalCare® agreement with new customer Uganda Airlines for their two new Airbus A330neo aircraft powered exclusively by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.  Uganda Airlines received their two A330neo, first in December 2020 and second in January 2021. TotalCare® offers more than just an engine maintenance plan; it is a service concept based […]