Archive for May 2015

Road Map for All-Electric Aircraft: Airbus E-fan 2.0

E-Fan 4.0 a four-seater plane

With a production site for its E-Fan 2.0 electric trainer selected in France, Airbus is bullish enough on e-flight to project a four-place electric hybrid before 2020. At the Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California on Friday, the company’s head of development and strategy, Ken McKenzie, said Airbus isn’t exactly going after Cirrus and…

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Saudi Arabian Airlines Buys 100 New Airbus, Boeing Aircraft

saudia jet

The board of Saudi Arabian Airlines will purchase 100 new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing in line with its five year plan from 2015-2020. Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said recently the plan is meant to strengthen operational efficiency as part of the continuous modernization of the fleet. Previously Saudia ordered…

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American Airlines shows off its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

New American 787

American Airlines unveiled its newest 787-8 Dreamliner Wednesday morning. It is the first time that employees and journalists have had a chance to view American’s configuration of the aircraft since the Fort Worth-based carrier first took possession of the new fleet type in February. The aircraft on display Wednesday, N805AN, just flew in to Dallas/Fort…

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F.A.A. Orders Fix for Possible Power Loss in Boeing 787

Boeing 787 Production

Federal regulators will order operators of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to shut down the plane’s electrical power periodically after Boeing discovered a software error that could result in a total loss of power. The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday that Boeing found during laboratory testing that the plane’s power control units could shut down power…

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