AirAsia Airbus A320

Airbus to Securing Big Chinese Order, 184 Airbus A320 aircraft

China will finalize orders for 184 Airbus A320 aircraft soon, French President Emmanuel Macron said following talks with his Chinese counterpart as he wrapped up his three-day visit. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to maintain order volumes and parity between Airbus and rival Boeing Co. , Mr. Macron told a ...

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Delta Airlines Boeing 747

Delta’s history with the Boeing 747

Like many airlines based in the United States, Delta was an early buyer of the 747. The first jet, a -100 model, was delivered in early October of 1970. The hulking aircraft flew its first scheduled service for the airline several weeks later, on Oct. 25. The first route was between Atlanta and Los Angeles,…
Embraer E175

Brazil’s Temer Says Embraer Will Remain Under Brazilian Control

Brazil’s government would welcome new investment in Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA,  but won’t permit a change in control of the company, Brazilian President Michel Temer said Friday. Embraer and Boeing BA 0.02% confirmed Thursday that they have discussed a plan for the U.S. company to buy the smaller Brazilian aircraft maker. The combination would…
25 years old Alex in the cockpit of an A320 airbus

Sky’s the limit for 25-year-old Airbus pilot

Aged just 25, Alex Warburton is flying high with a new post at United Arab Emirates (UAE) airline Emirates, where he’ll soon be piloting the huge A380 Airbus making him the youngest pilot to do so. Alex, who will be responsible for the safe take-off, flight, and landing of up to 525 people on the…
Embraer

Boeing Is in Talks to Acquire Embraer, WSJ Reports

Boeing Co. has held talks to acquire Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. Embraer would get a substantial premium over its $3.7 billion market value, the newspaper said Thursday. The companies are awaiting word from the Brazilian government, which has veto power over…
AirAsia Airbus A320

Airbus to Securing Big Chinese Order, 184 Airbus A320 aircraft

China will finalize orders for 184 Airbus A320 aircraft soon, French President Emmanuel Macron said following talks with his Chinese counterpart as he wrapped up his three-day visit. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to maintain order volumes and parity between Airbus and rival Boeing Co. , Mr. Macron told a news conference Wednesday. He said…
Airbus A380

Airbus Lifts Narrow-Body Output in China, Explores A380 Pact

Airbus will accelerate production of the A320 workhorse model in China to six a month by 2020 as the European planemaker seeks to meet global demand while pursuing more orders in Asia’s largest economy. The narrow-body build rate at the Tianjin plant east of Beijing will increase from the current four planes a month, Airbus…
Airbus A380 A350 A330

Turkish Airlines Announces Big A350 Order

Turkish Airlines has signed a non-binding agreement with Airbus on a potential order for 25 A350-900 mid-size wide-body long-haul aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official visit to France. The A350 XWB is an all new family of mid-size wide-body long-haul airliners shaping the future…
Embraer E175

Boeing and Embraer have much to gain from tie-up: OPINION

A combination of Boeing and Embraer would make a powerful team in commercial aviation, deepen a potentially disruptive alliance with Saab in the defence market, and could upset the business aviation status quo. It remains unclear what level of combination is under discussion after the two parties acknowledged ongoing discussions on 21 December. But it…
Delta Airlines Boeing 747

Delta’s history with the Boeing 747

Like many airlines based in the United States, Delta was an early buyer of the 747. The first jet, a -100 model, was delivered in early October of 1970. The hulking aircraft flew its first scheduled service for the airline several weeks later, on Oct. 25. The first route was between Atlanta and Los Angeles,…
Embraer E175

Brazil’s Temer Says Embraer Will Remain Under Brazilian Control

Brazil’s government would welcome new investment in Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA,  but won’t permit a change in control of the company, Brazilian President Michel Temer said Friday. Embraer and Boeing BA 0.02% confirmed Thursday that they have discussed a plan for the U.S. company to buy the smaller Brazilian aircraft maker. The combination would…

Latest Updates in Aviation Technology

Latest Updates in Aviation Technology

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…

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…

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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…