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Dec 20, 2012

Small World

This Finnair-owned Embraer 170 was a recent rare visitor to Boeing Field, Seattle. Spotted by Joe Walker, it is conducting modular avionics upgrade....More
Dec 20, 2012

CSeries Ahead Of The E-Jet...Sort Of

When Embraer's first E-Jet, the Embraer 170, took to the skies for the first time in February 2002, the program had accumulated 112 orders. With the....More
Dec 20, 2012

Historic Filton Airfield Closes - Birthplace of Concorde

One of the UK's most historic airfields closes for business this week. Bristol's Filton airport ceases to be an operational airfield from Dec. 21,....More
Dec 19, 2012

CSeries Gets its Wings

Bombardier's announcement that an "air carrier in the Americas" has signed a letter of intent for 12 CSeries includes an update on the first flight-....More
Dec 19, 2012

Driving GE Acquisitions #AvMRO

GE Aviation seems to have an appetite for joint ventures and acquisitions these days, but should this surprise anybody? Read my exclusive interview....More
Dec 19, 2012

100th 787 wing shipped

The 100th shipset of a composite wingbox for a 787-8 left Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Oye plant in Nagoya Friday, five-and-a-half years after MHI....More
Dec 17, 2012

AirAsia vs Lion Air

It’s interesting to see how the personal rivalry between AirAsia group CEO, Tony Fernandes, and Lion Air group president director, Rusdi Kirana, is....More
Dec 13, 2012

A380 and the NEO

A target of 30 orders for its A380 by year-end may seem out of reach for Airbus, or maybe not. The airframer’s November order book showed no change....More
Dec 12, 2012

Eyes in the Sky Aid Pilots Far from Shore

In the immediate aftermath of the Air France 447 crash in the deep ocean off the Northeast coast of Africa in June 2009, there was much concern that....More
Dec 11, 2012

British Airways 787, A380 Seat Configuration

British Airways' eight new Boeing 787-8s will have 214 seats. 35 in Club World with a 2-3-2 configuration, 25 in World Traveller Plus with the same....More
Dec 10, 2012

AerCap, AirAsia X Cancel Their Last A330-200s

Airbus' November 2012 orders and deliveries report reveals that AerCap and AirAsia X cancelled their last A330-200s on order. AerCap ordered 30 A330s....More
Dec 10, 2012

Branson Won't Give Up Control Of Virgin Atlantic

While it seems to be only a question of time before Singapore Airlines announces it is selling a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, it has been unclear....More
Dec 10, 2012

Photo: The First Flyable Airbus A350

Now structurally complete, here is MSN-001 - the first flight test aircraft - on its way to the indoor ground test station in Toulouse. Photo: Airbus....More
Dec 07, 2012

What Is 49% Of Virgin Atlantic Worth?

With reports that Delta Air Lines is considering the acquisition of Singapore Airlines' 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, one of the biggest questions is....More
Dec 07, 2012

Why SIA Should Sell Out Of Virgin Atlantic

  If Singapore Airlines (SIA) can get $350 million for their 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways I think they will be happy with that. Now they may....More
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