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Jul 26, 2012

787 - condition of assembly

Boeing’s earning call earlier today (July 25) provides an opportunity for me to show recent photos taken of the 787 production line in Everett’s Blg....More
Jul 26, 2012

Behind the Aeromexico Order

Aeromexico's order to 100 aircraft, worth $11 billion at list prices (so maybe $5.5 billion actually?), interests me in many respects.  1. Aeromexico....More
Jul 25, 2012

Top 100 Aircraft - Time to Disagree

Flying magazine has published its list of "the 100 most influential airplanes of all time" - and you can view the photo gallery here. Now, as its....More
Jul 24, 2012

AirAsia's Fuel Strategy

In an effort to decrease its fuel consumption and carbon emissions, AirAsia, arguably one of the most lauded low-cost carriers in the world, has....More
Jul 24, 2012

Notable Quotes from the Farnborough Air Show

We compiled some of our favorite quotes from the Farnborough air show for this week’s Aviation Week & Space Technology:   “The aircraft goes....More
Jul 24, 2012

LOT 787 Component Support To...

LOT Polish Airlines is scheduled to deploy its first Boeing 787 in January, and as part of its entry-into-service preparations, it signed a component....More
Jul 23, 2012

Farnborough review

  Farnborough 2012 is quickly receding into memory, but forever it vanishes forever, I’d like offer a brief retrospective using a couple of my shots....More
Jul 20, 2012

Europe Eyes High-Speed Aircraft Test

Don't give up yet on going to visit your auntie in Australia (or if you are in Australia, your granny in Scotland). The European Commission is....More
Jul 19, 2012

What Do YOU Know About Hawker's Chinese Buyer?

Teal Group analyst Richard Aboulafia has never been shy about voicing his opinion, including his skeptical view of Superior Aviation Beijing’s offer....More
Jul 19, 2012

Opening Aircraft Door

I was at the LAN/CAE flight and crew training center yesterday in Santiago, Chile and have a new appreciate for what flight attendants do. I got to....More
Jul 18, 2012

Robotic Taxiing - Coming to an Airport Near You, America

Good news for TaxiBot fans: the European Commission has approved the formation of of a joint venture between Airbus and Israel Aerospace Industries....More
Jul 17, 2012

Germany’s Air Passenger Tax Is Damaging - And Will Remain

The German federal government has published a study into the economic effects of its air passenger tax introduced in early 2011. The study comes to....More
Jul 16, 2012

Video: A Tug’s View Of An Airbus A380 At Farnborough

Last week we brought you a whole host of footage from the flying display at the Farnborough air show.  We also had the opportunity to take a ride on....More
Jul 14, 2012

Lufthansa to Taxi by Bot

"Cool, but how does it get back from the end of the runway?" is the most common response to Israel Aerospace Industries TaxiBot - a semi-robotic,....More
Jul 12, 2012

Video: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

One of the most photographed exhibits here at the Farnborough air show is Virgin Galactic’s full-scale model of SpaceShipTwo. To add to the....More
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