Best Safety Video – Air New Zealand’s “The Hobbit” Themed Video, EPIC

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The wizards at Air New Zealand have conjured up their third J.R.R. Tolkien-themed video in as many years, ahead of the final installment of Peter Jackson’s second Middle-Earth trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Directed by Taika Waititi, the new clip is modesty titled “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made,” and […]

Boeing Says Oil Price Won’t Hurt Demand for Fuel-Efficiency

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing reported healthy profits Wednesday as Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney assured investors that declining oil prices won’t crimp airlines’ desire to buy more fuel-efficient planes. McNerney seemed to allude to events such as the shooting down of Malaysia Flight 17 over Ukraine in July when he said, “Notwithstanding a somewhat richer […]

Embraer Affected in Chinese Private Jet Market

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Ever since China’s president Xi Jinping cracked down on opulent spending as part of his anti-graft campaign this year, the world’s fastest-growing business jet market has stalled, says Mr Curado from his offices overlooking São Paulo’s banking district. “It’s been sharp, it’s been sudden,” he says, adding that executives at Chinese state-owned companies as well […]

Boeing Taps 737 and 787 Lessons to Better Build The 777X Wing

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To learn how to set up its new 777X wing factory, Boeing didn’t have to look far. In fact, the company is looking to its own 737 factories in Renton. Boeing’s drive to increase Boeing 737 wing production, to efficiently keep up with rising aircraft production rates there, is giving the company many of the […]

Airbus partners with Aerion to Develop Supersonic Business Jet

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Allan McArtor of Airbus North America and executives from Aerion held a joint news conference at Aerion’s exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention to talk about the partnership between the two companies. Airbus and Aerion will work together to develop a multimillion-dollar supersonic business jet. They will collaborate on the jet’s development […]

Boeing’s 787 Production Problems Hurting Bottom Line

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Despite Boeing’s third quarter being a solid one, questions surrounding its 787 Dreamliner continue to weigh on the stock price. It was one of the reasons Boeing’s operating cash flow before pension contributions declined a staggering 61% to $1.7 billion, compared to last year’s third quarter. The 787 program is still not cash flow positive, […]