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New China Airliner Major Threat to Boeing

China really is Boeing’s biggest market — but Thursday’s order news is fake

China’s President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump announced an order for 300 Boeing jets, but most are not newly ordered. The announcement by President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in China on Thursday of an order for 300 Boeing jets with a whopping list price of $37 ...

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Embraer Gains Altitude on Strong 2017 Outlook

Embraer’s Slattery Sees Potential In Middle East

Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery. Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery sees great potential in the Middle East for regional jets, particularly the E2-family of aircraft Embraer currently is developing. “I want to get some E2s flying into the region as quickly as possible,” Slattery tells ShowNews in an interview. “We need to deliver the…
Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Boeing Says It Won’t Adjust Strategy Because of Airbus C Series Deal

Boeing says it doesn’t need to adjust its narrowbody aircraft strategy in light of the C Series partnership between Airbus and Bombardier Inc. The Chicago-based manufacturer is increasing the number of 737 Max planes it will produce monthly to supply the record backlog of orders for its re-engined planes. Boeing chairman, president, and CEO Dennis…
Beijing New Airport Terminal Building 2 - Zaha Hadid

China to overtake U.S. as largest air travel market

China is going to surpass the U.S. as the world’s largest air travel market in the next five years — sooner than expected. In its annual forecast, the International Air Transport Association shifted its expectations about the center of gravity of world air travel eastward, away from the U.S. and Europe. The global airline industry…
Engine issues won’t affect delivery schedule of A320neo: Airbus CEO Tom Enders

After first flight, Airbus must deliver on A330neo promises: OPINION

Amid the celebrations about another successful Airbus first flight, there was a large, but unmentioned, elephant formating with the A330neo as it swooped over Toulouse. For despite the apparently smooth maiden sortie, the reality is that flight testing should have been nearing completion right now, rather than just beginning. “We all know there is a…
New China Airliner Major Threat to Boeing

China really is Boeing’s biggest market — but Thursday’s order news is fake

China’s President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump announced an order for 300 Boeing jets, but most are not newly ordered. The announcement by President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in China on Thursday of an order for 300 Boeing jets with a whopping list price of $37 billion is the usual fake…
Embraer E175

American Airlines purchases ten more E 175 from Embraer Brazil

Combined with the airline’s two previous orders for the E175, this new contract results in a total of 76 E175s for American Airlines. With this contract, Embraer has sold more than 390 E175 jets to airlines in North America since January 2013, earning 80% of all orders in the 76-seat jet segment. Brazil’s Embraer and…

Airbus A380 needs more customers to match 747’s longevity: Opinion

When the time comes for Emirates Airline to bid adieu to the Airbus A380, let’s hope the double-decker deserves the sweet and sincere farewell that United Airlines gave the 747 for its final revenue flight on 7 November. After 47 years of continuous operation, the image of the 747 may be forever linked to United’s…
Saudia Dreamliner 787

Boeing confident about growth in Gulf despite challenges

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing said it was confident about its growth in the Gulf region despite challenges in the aviation industry over the past few years. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday ahead of the Dubai Air Show, Boeing’s top executives said the aviation environment was improving, and that the company was not too…
Embraer Gains Altitude on Strong 2017 Outlook

Embraer’s Slattery Sees Potential In Middle East

Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery. Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery sees great potential in the Middle East for regional jets, particularly the E2-family of aircraft Embraer currently is developing. “I want to get some E2s flying into the region as quickly as possible,” Slattery tells ShowNews in an interview. “We need to deliver the…
Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Boeing Says It Won’t Adjust Strategy Because of Airbus C Series Deal

Boeing says it doesn’t need to adjust its narrowbody aircraft strategy in light of the C Series partnership between Airbus and Bombardier Inc. The Chicago-based manufacturer is increasing the number of 737 Max planes it will produce monthly to supply the record backlog of orders for its re-engined planes. Boeing chairman, president, and CEO Dennis…

Latest Updates in Aviation Technology

Latest Updates in Aviation Technology

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…

No-one mentions elephant in sky in ‘new’ Aerion SST ‘development’

By airnationcrew | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The main disappointment of the week when it comes to aviation advances was the half-baked reporting of claimed ‘assistance’ for the very long running Aerion as2 supersonic corporate jet ‘successor’ to the defunct Concorde from the engine designer and maker GE.  Even Bloomberg went soft on this. In this report it says the as2 is…

Rolls-Royce Wants to Put Its Engines in the Boeing 797

By airnationcrew | May 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.K. engine maker targeting position on new mid-market jet CEO East says no ambition as yet to seek partner for project Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc will bid to power a new short-haul jetliner being designed by Boeing Co. as the U.K. engine maker seeks to re-enter a market it quit in 2011. Rolls is preparing a…

A flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

By airnationcrew | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine…

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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

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…
India Aviator Family

Aviator family’s 100 years of flights together

Crisp whites, peak caps, flight bags, four stripes on their shoulders and the love for flying are the constants for three generations of Bhasins. Five members of the family have nearly 100 years of flying between them. The grandfather and the pioneer in the family, Captain Jai Dev Bhasin, was among the first seven pilots…