Archive for June 2017

Paris Air show – Boeing Leads Airbus in Orders

Why Boeing wants to build an even bigger 737

Boeing outdueled its European rival in the traditional Paris Air Show order battle last week, collecting incremental orders and commitments for 571 airplanes worth $74.8 billion at list prices. Airbus’s total value of new orders/commitments totaled $39.7 billion, marking the first time since 2012 that Boeing announced more business than did Airbus at a major…

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Airbus A320neo ‘major step change for fleet efficiency’, says easyJet

Airbus A320neo

EasyJet received its first Airbus A320neo after a ceremony at the manufacturer’s headquarters in France EasyJet has taken delivery of an aircraft which it believes will play a major role in reducing its fuel costs and environmental footprint. The carrier received its first Airbus A320neo following a ceremony at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France.…

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Airbus A380: World’s Largest Passenger Aircraft Gets Extended Wing Span

Etihad Airbus A380

 Airbus A380 is known as the biggest passenger jet in the world. The aircraft manufacturer has plans to make it even bigger by extending its wing span. The tendency of lengthening the A380’s wing tip devices will save the manufacturer the huge cost of producing a ‘neo’ model while providing an alternative which is more…

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Airbus A380 superjumbo could be even larger, with bigger wings

British Airways A380

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…

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Boeing Announces Study for Self-Flying Airliners

Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 Cockpit

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…

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