India’s Aviation Growth to be Double of Global Average: Airbus

Air India Airbus A330

Eyeing big orders from Indian airlines, world’s leading aircraft maker Airbus has said that India’s aviation market will grow at over 10 per cent annually in next ten years, which would be double the average global growth rate. Bullish on India as a marketplace as well as manufacturing hub, Airbus has already committed to source […]

Airbus weighs revamp to revive sales of A380

Airbus A380

The future of the largest airliner in the world, the Airbus A380 superjumbo jet, was a hot topic at the Paris Air Show this week. Some observers question whether the slow-selling flagship airplane even has a secure future. Airbus gave no definitive answers in Paris last week, but did reveal it’s still considering whether to […]

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Gets a New Lease on Life

Boeing 747-8

The biennial Paris Air Show always features plenty of big aircraft orders. Boeing and Airbus are both known for holding off order announcements so they can make a big splash at the major trade shows. But perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2015 Paris Air Show was Boeing’s announcement that it had signed a Memorandum […]

Boeing Initiates First 737 MAX Assembly

Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Boeing finally gets off the drawing board and has taken the initial step toward the production of the new 737 MAX passenger aircraft. The American aerospace giant declared on Tuesday that production of the reengineered aircraft’s wings has started at the 737 manufacturing facility near Seattle. The plane is slated to enter service in 2017. […]

Requirements For MOM-Aircraft Engine Remain Vague

American Airlines Boeing 757

Half a century after the world’s first 40,000-lb.-plus-thrust high-bypass turbofans entered development for the emerging widebody era, studies are underway for a new generation of powerplants in the same thrust bracket. But now, unlike the 1960s—when General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce had very specific power requirements for the Boeing 747 and the new […]

Airbus flies out as the winner in Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show Orders

Airbus finished ahead of Boeing in the now customary battle of the giants of global aircraft manufacture as the biennial Paris Air Show came to a close yesterday. Orders placed and commitments made in the trade-dominated early stages of the seven-day event amounted to US$107.2 billion (Dh393.74bn) of new business for the two companies. The […]

Paris Air Show: Boeing Loses Out To Airbus On Total Commercial Orders, Buzz About Upcoming Jet

Airbus A320neo

This week saw a flurry of activity in the Aerospace industry with the Paris Air Show being held over the week. This week-long bi-annual event is full of impressive displays by aerospace companies across the globe. Companies participate to show-off their latest technology and usually walk away with closing bulk orders making it an important […]