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The Latest Airplanes From Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier

The Latest Airplanes From Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the airline industry posting big profits, there’s big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing , Airbus Group , and Bombardier try to grab as many orders as possible, their new aircraft are bringing key new features to airlines worldwide. Boeing 737 MAX Unlike most other highly followed new aircraft, the […]

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Airbus’ Beluga: Now 20 years “young”

Airbus’ Beluga: Now 20 years “young”

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Twenty years to the day since its maiden flight, the Beluga cargo aircraft continues to play an invaluable role in keeping the Airbus’ production and assembly net full output. As the company ramps up production to meet a record order backlog, the Beluga’s airlifter fls its oveeet’s importance – as well arallwork working at pace […]

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Airbus’ A320neo two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max

Airbus’ A320neo two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ first A320neo is expected to fly this month, about two years ahead of Boeing’s 737 Max. The first of the new re-engined Airbus narrow body aircraft will begin a complex flight test program that will eventually engage six A320neos for a year, according to a story in the Australian Business Traveler. The first of […]

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Airbus orders exceed 1,000 in first 8 months

Airbus orders exceed 1,000 in first 8 months

| September 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Europe’s Airbus said on Thursday that new orders topped 1,000 aircraft in the first eight months of the year as airlines order fuel-saving models, but cancellations continued to weigh on net orders, which remain behind those of rival Boeing. The planemaking subsidiary of Airbus Group sold 21 aircraft in August, a traditionally quiet month following […]

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Boeing beats Airbus on jet orders as both top 1,000 this year

Boeing beats Airbus on jet orders as both top 1,000 this year

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus and Boeing both topped 1,000 new jet orders in the first eight months of the year, but Boeing is far ahead after adjusting for cancellations. Chicago-based Boeing also has delivered more planes this year than its European rival, hanging on to the title of world’s largest plane maker. The planemaking subsidiary of Airbus Group […]

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Airbus: China will trump US with flight demand

Airbus: China will trump US with flight demand

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The amount of passengers taking domestic flights in China in twenty years’ time will dwarf that in the United States, leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Tuesday. “It’s a big story,” John Leahy, chief operating officer at the customers department for Airbus told CNBC. Twenty nine percent of all the revenue passenger kilometers are going […]

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Boeing Leads Airbus In The Race For New Commercial Airplane Orders In 2014

Boeing Leads Airbus In The Race For New Commercial Airplane Orders In 2014

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boeing is leading its European competitor, Airbus, in the race for new commercial airplane orders in 2014. Through July this year, Boeing has mopped up orders for 833 commercial airplanes, compared to 705 orders received by Airbus. The launch of wide-body 777X by Boeing late last year has given a boost to its order tally […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Flight Test Campaign On Track for Certification This Year

Airbus A350 XWB Flight Test Campaign On Track for Certification This Year

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ “Xtra” work is paying off as the five-aircraft test fleet’s activity remains on-track for this jetliner’s certification in the third quarter, with the first customer delivery – to Qatar Airways – before the end of 2014. Making its Farnborough Airshow debut this week, the A350 XWB’s high-profile appearance represents a pause in the busy […]

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Airbus A350 XWB Full-Flight Simulator is Readied for Airline Flight Crews

Airbus A350 XWB Full-Flight Simulator is Readied for Airline Flight Crews

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airbus’ initial A350 XWB full-flight simulator – located at the company’s Flight Training Centre in Toulouse – is nearing the start-up of training operations with airline flight crews. Installed several months ago, this training device has been fine-tuned using data from the A350 XWB’s flight tests and is getting ready for its qualification process with […]

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Airbus Increases Seating Capacity for A320neo to 189 Seats, 240 for A320neo

Airbus Increases Seating Capacity for A320neo to 189 Seats, 240 for A320neo

| July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

In offering even more efficiency for airline operators, Airbus is increasing seating capacity for A320neo (new engine option) and A320ceo (current engine option) jetliners to 189 seats, while also adding 20 more seats for A321neo aircraft to accommodate 240 passengers in an efficient high-density, all-economy layout. “We are supporting the higher seat count with intelligent […]

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