Embraer Unveils eVTOL Design at Uber Elevate Summit

Embraer unveiled a stunning futuristic eVTOL concept for Uber’s metropolitan air taxi program. Uber is holding its Uber Elevate Summit this week at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, where industry leaders are discussing the future of metropolitan air transportation. Two well-established GA manufacturers, Slovenia’s Pipistrel and Brazil’s Embraer, revealed conceptual eVTOL designs at this…

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American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, scraps A350 order

American Airline 787 Dreamliner

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…

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Airbus aiming to step up A320neo production

Airbus A320neo Final Assembly

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:…

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

Rolls-Royce delivers a slice of history

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…

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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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Airbus Identifies Its Biggest Growth Potential in China

China Aircraft Leasing Airbus A320

Airbus’ Chinese market has the biggest potential for growth over the next two decades, according to the latest market forecast of Airbus, a worldwide leading aircraft manufacturer. Airbus established its first assembly and delivery center outside Europe in north China’s Tianjin in 2008. In 2009, the center delivered the first A320 family aircraft. Components of…

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Boeing upbeat on Indian market, sees huge growth

Air India Boeing 787

Dinesh Keskar, Senior V-P, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Upbeat on the India aviation market growing at a hectic pace, aerospace major Boeing has predicted a huge potential for addition of new aircraft over the next 20 years. Dinesh A Keskar, Senior Vice-President, Sales Asia Pacific, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the Indian domestic aviation market has been…

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Virgin cancels Airbus A380 order, conceding the super-jumbo has no place in its fleet

Airbus A350 Engines on an A380

Virgin Atlantic Airways canceled its order for six Airbus SE A380 super-jumbos, finally acknowledging that the world’s largest passenger aircraft has no place in its fleet after years of deferring a decision on the double-decker. The deletion appeared in Airbus’s February order-and-delivery tally published on Wednesday, and was confirmed by the airline. Virgin originally ordered…

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