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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
Jul 12, 2012

VIdeo: Airbus A380 at Farnborough

Malaysia Airlines showed off its Airbus A380 here at the Farnborough air show. Will Airbus reach its goal of booking orders for 30 A380s this year? ....More
Jul 11, 2012

Video: Qatar Airways Boeing 787 at Farnborough

Boeing is displaying its 787 here at Farnborough, and in a break from tradition, is also participating in the flying display. This aircraft is....More
Jul 07, 2012

No VVIP 777LR for South Africa's Zuma

South Africa has canceled plans to buy a fleet of four new VVIP aircraft, including a Boeing 777-200LR for President Jacob Zuma and a Bombardier....More
Jul 06, 2012

Infographic: What Passengers Want, According to Airbus

Will Facebook replace worldwide travel? Not according to Airbus. The airframer spent two years consulting more than 1.75 million people in 192....More
Jul 03, 2012

CAD, Cabins and Campers

While the aviation industry, especially in North Americas, seems to have a difficult time enticing young people into the aviation industry, there are....More
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
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