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Jul 03, 2012

Let's Go Fight Fires - In an MD-87

Old jetliners never die, they just get kitted out to go fight fires. After years of making do with an aging fleet of ex-military aircraft, dwindling....More
Jul 03, 2012

Airline winners and losers

Aviation Week has just released its annual Top-Performing Airlines (TPA) study, and as always, it gives us a unique perspective on which carriers are....More
Jul 03, 2012

Airbus’s Supersize Seat

Airbus is starting to market a wider economy-class seat for its single-aisle product. The goal is to help win campaigns in regions with high levels....More
Jul 01, 2012

Globalization's New Twist: Offshoring To America

News that Airbus is close to announcing it will set up a final assembly plant for its A320 jet in Mobile, Ala., is reverberating across the....More
Jun 29, 2012

737 MAX in the wind tunnel

Is Boeing’s 737 MAX turning into a ‘chinless wonder’? Boeing released a video earlier today of the baseline MAX configuration in the company’s....More
Jun 28, 2012

When Leahy Retires...

In an industry outlook presentation at the Aviation Suppliers Association conference this week, Adam Pilarski, senior VP at Avitas, predicted John....More
Jun 28, 2012

EASA Extends A380 Wing Crack Airworthiness Directive

The European Aviation Safety Agency has provided new guidance for A380 operators on how to deal with wing component cracking that has been troubling....More
Jun 28, 2012

Boeing Leads The Farnborough Chatter

Will Boeing announce a big MAX order from United Airlines at the Farnborough air show? Speculation continues, as Joe Anselmo and Michael Mecham....More
Jun 28, 2012

Airbus: Going Mobile

Perhaps tired of answering questions about A380 wing cracks and customer concerns over the A350-1000, Airbus is trying to change the topic of....More
Jun 27, 2012

Boeing Keeps Al Baker Happy. Pressure Is Back On Airbus

Boeing appears to have eliminated on of the greatest risks to a successful Farnborough air show by flying the Qatar Airways 787. ....More
Jun 26, 2012

Photos: Malaysia Airlines A380 In Special Livery

The first Malaysia Airlines A380 in special livery was unveiled today. ....More
Jun 26, 2012

Delta Becomes Latest Airline To Support English Football

The love affair between English football clubs and international airlines continues, this time, with Delta Air Lines announcing a two-year....More
Jun 26, 2012

The 787 windows issue (with pics)

I’ve been following with interest All Nippon Airways’ issues with the dimmable windows in the Boeing 787. I recently had a chance to fly on the 787....More
Jun 26, 2012

Photos: Thai Airways Airbus A380

Here's the first Airbus A380 in Thai Airways livery. The aircraft rolled out of the paint shop in Hamburg over the weekend. It will enter final....More
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