American Airline 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

American Airlines Group Inc. ordered 47 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for long-range flying, expanding its fleet of the advanced carbon-composite jetliners and hurting Airbus SE’s ambitions to expand its wide-body aircraft sales in the US. In a related move, American cancelled an order for 22 of Airbus’s twin-aisle A350 jets, ...

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Rolls-Royce to bid for engines for China-Russia wide body jet – China Daily

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc <RR.L> will bid to provide engines for a new wide-body jetliner that China is developing with Russia, the China Daily newspaper reported on Saturday, citing the British engineering company. The newspaper, citing Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer Paul Stein, said the first round of bidding to supply the CR929 liner with engines was…

Pop.Up Next: The next evolution in urban mobility is here

Italdesign and Airbus have unveiled the latest evolution in the Pop.Up concept, the first fully electric and zero-emission modular system designed to help resolve traffic congestion in large urban areas. While the concept was first introduced in the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Italdesign has introduced the next evolution of Pop.Up concept at the 2018 Geneva…
Hainan Airlines Comac C919 V2

China’s Burgeoning Aviation Industry

China’s aviation industry has had a slow start and hadn’t taken off until the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping opened up the country to significant economic reform. Since then, however, the industry has grown tremendously and is set to eclipse the United States’ aviation industry within the next decade and a half. Comac C919 The…
Virgin Australia 737MAX

Virgin Australia open to all Boeing 737 MAX variants

Virgin Australia is considering all Boeing 737 MAX variants as part of its order for 40 of the next generation narrowbody, group executive for airlines Rob Sharp says. The first 737 MAX in Virgin Australia colours is due to arrive in the fleet in the final quarter of calendar 2019. While the initial 2012 order…
American Airline 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

American Airlines Group Inc. ordered 47 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for long-range flying, expanding its fleet of the advanced carbon-composite jetliners and hurting Airbus SE’s ambitions to expand its wide-body aircraft sales in the US. In a related move, American cancelled an order for 22 of Airbus’s twin-aisle A350 jets, a purchase placed by predecessor…
Airbus A320neo

SAS Commits to 50 More Airbus A320neos

SAS Group has decided to order 35 Airbus A320neos directly from the manufacturer and source another 15 through leasing companies, the airline announced this week. Calling for delivery from spring 2019 through 2023, the order means SAS for the first time will operate a single fleet type within five years. The airline, which hasn’t yet…
Airbus A320neo Final Assembly

Airbus aiming to step up A320neo production

Airbus aims to boost production of its A320neo aircraft and step up deliveries in the second quarter of the medium-haul carrier despite persistent engine woes, chief executive Tom Enders said. In 2018 “we do expect to deliver around 800 commercial aircraft,” Enders told the European aircraft maker’s annual general assembly in Amsterdam. But he cautioned:…
Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 with Sharklets

All-Airbus Spirit Airlines eyes a Boeing for fleet expansion

A top executive at Spirit Airlines said the carrier is shopping for new airplanes to grow its all-Airbus fleet — and a Boeing airplane is in the mix of candidates. Matt Klein, the chief commercial officer for MIramar, Florida-based Spirit, made the remarks in an interview with The Puget Sound Business Journal. “We are undergoing…
Rolls-Royce delivers a slice of history

Rolls-Royce to bid for engines for China-Russia wide body jet – China Daily

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc <RR.L> will bid to provide engines for a new wide-body jetliner that China is developing with Russia, the China Daily newspaper reported on Saturday, citing the British engineering company. The newspaper, citing Rolls-Royce’s chief technology officer Paul Stein, said the first round of bidding to supply the CR929 liner with engines was…

Pop.Up Next: The next evolution in urban mobility is here

Italdesign and Airbus have unveiled the latest evolution in the Pop.Up concept, the first fully electric and zero-emission modular system designed to help resolve traffic congestion in large urban areas. While the concept was first introduced in the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Italdesign has introduced the next evolution of Pop.Up concept at the 2018 Geneva…

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Pop.Up Next: The next evolution in urban mobility is here

By airnationcrew | March 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Italdesign and Airbus have unveiled the latest evolution in the Pop.Up concept, the first fully electric and zero-emission modular system designed to help resolve traffic congestion in large urban areas. While the concept was first introduced in the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Italdesign has introduced the next evolution of Pop.Up concept at the 2018 Geneva…

Qantas CEO: Airbus Boeing Working on Ultra Long-Range Planes

By airnationcrew | December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boeing Co. and Airbus SE are locked in battle to provide Qantas Airways Ltd. with a plane to allow the Australian carrier to fly ultra-long range routes and connect cities such as Sydney with New York and London, Qantas Airways’s chief executive said. Qantas this year challenged the plane makers to devise an aircraft that…

Airbus, Rolls, Siemens Teamed for Electric Aircraft

By airnationcrew | December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Airbus E Fan X hybrid-electric demonstrator aircraft The E-Fan X concept involves a turboshaft engine running on jet fuel, powering a generator that fuels an electric engine — and stores surplus energy in a series of batteries that provide reserve power for take-offs and landings. Partnership aims to develop E-Fan X — a flight demonstrator…

Lilium Brings On Talent From Tesla, Airbus, & Gett To Build On-Demand Air Taxi

By airnationcrew | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The futuristic dream of ‘air taxis’ has taken another step closer to becoming a reality. Every day, the race to create a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), all-electric vehicle is heating up. We recently announced how DeLorean Aerospace are moving forward with their own vehicle, and in our flying car guide we highlight some of…

Would you fly in a pilotless commercial plane if it meant a cheaper airline ticket?

By airnationcrew | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The world’s aviation industry will need to train and deploy more than 600,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. But, then again, the industry might be operating fleets of commercial jets flown by remote control. Those are the seemingly contradictory outlooks described in separate reports by aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss banking powerhouse UBS…

Thanks to Climate Change: Heat Waves Will Keep Ground Planes

By airnationcrew | July 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

Last month, Phoenix enduring a blistering heat wave , with temperatures so high that airport officials had to cancel dozens of flights. The reason was two-fold. First off, some jet engines risk catching on fire in extreme heat. And when air gets hot, it expands and becomes less dense—so an airplane’s wings can’t generate enough…

Flight Innovation – Airbus

By airnationcrew | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pilotless aircraft, flying electric vehicles and bespoke air cabins are the future of flight, Airbus said yesterday. Paul Eremenko, the European plane-maker’s chief technological officer, painted a picture of skies buzzing with new flight forms at the RISE tech conference held in Hong Kong. Airbus is already testing out what it calls a “module” cabin…

Airbus A380 superjumbo could be even larger, with bigger wings

By airnationcrew | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Airbus A380 superjumbo may sprout extended wings as the European manufacturer intensifies studies into the addition of curved extensions aimed at reducing drag and boosting efficiency. The so-called winglets, which on the A380 would each measure as much as 5 meters, could reduce fuel burn by up to 4 percent by dissipating the vortexes…

Boeing Announces Study for Self-Flying Airliners

By airnationcrew | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boeing has announced that it is going to begin studying autonomous flying technologies that could eventually be implemented in passenger airliners, according to Reuters . “The basic building blocks of the technology clearly are available,” said Mike Sinnett, Boeing‘s vice president of product development. The announcement comes a week and a half before the annual…

Russia squares up to Boeing and Airbus with maiden flight of jet

By airnationcrew | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irkut Corporation/EPA carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger aircraft on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its western competitors. In a surprise statement, manufacturer Irkut Corporation and its state-controlled parent company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said an…

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Beijing New Airport Terminal Building 1 - Zaha Hadid

Plans for world’s largest airport terminal – Zaha Hadid

China currently boasts the world’s largest building, could soon be home to the world’s tallest pair of towers, and according to Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), we will soon be able to add an airport passenger terminal to the list. The firm has unveiled plans for its Beijing New Airport Terminal Building, which it says will…
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Istanbul Airport

Istanbul New Airport terminal construction 95 pct complete

The countdown for the opening of Istanbul’s third airport, known as Istanbul New Airport, has started. About 95 percent of the construction of the terminal building has been completed; elevators and escalators have been installed in some sections and installation of the facade and roof has commenced. The rough construction of the Air Traffic Control…
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Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award

In news that should come as little surprise to global air travelers, Singapore’s done it again. For the fifth year in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s best airport” at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions…
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News About Pilots

News About Pilots

Pilot Brothers Jeremy and Nick Hart

Happy landings as pilot brothers end careers 30 seconds apart

Twins Jeremy, left, and Nicholas Hart, who have retired as British Airways pilots after landing their final flights just 30 seconds apart at Heathrow Airport Twin brothers have retired as British Airways pilots after landing their final flights just 30 seconds apart at Heathrow Airport. Captains Jeremy and Nick Hart celebrated their 60th birthdays by…
Delta MD-88

Delta pilots may have incentive to fly airline’s older planes

Delta‘s remaining MD-88 jets are said to be loud, and feature cramped, glare-prone cockpits. (Reuters) Junior pilots an Delta may have just discovered an easier route to a promotion: Just fly a loud, annoying plane that nobody else wants to. MD-88 jets, the last model in McDonnell Douglas’ MD-80 series, first took to the skies…
Airline pilots

United Airlines’ top pilot has a lot to say about perceived pilot shortage

United Airlines Capt. Todd Insler, head of the Chicago-based airline’s powerful pilots union, is upset about what he would undoubtedly classify as “fake news” about the nation’s airline industry — namely all the talk in recent months about an alleged shortage of commercial airline pilots in the United States. The perceived shortage would seem to…