Boeing HorizonX, which the manufacturer set up to pursue potentially disruptive ideas inside as well as outside the company, has flown a prototype electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) unmanned cargo aircraft. Pictured: eight-rotor cargo air vehicle
Airbus rolls out first BelugaXL
Airbus has rolled out the first structurally complete airframe for its new BelugaXL transporter from its assembly hangar in Toulouse, France.
Lufthansa trials A380 innovations
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Lufthansa has trialed a series of innovations aboard an Airbus A380 FlyingLab flight from Frankfurt to Houston following a futuristic travel experience competition—aimed at young developers—which was jointly run by Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom. Pictured: Team feel.flight wants to provide smart textiles such as temperature regulating blankets for the passengers on the airplane.
Ethiopian to lease 737-800SFs
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Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has signed an agreement with lessor GECAS to take the first two Boeing 737-800SF freighters to be converted by Miami, Florida-based Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI). First delivery is expected in June 2018, with the second to follow in January 2019.
Boeing announces Turkish 777F order
Turkish Airlines ordered three more 777 freighters the carrier placed in December 2017.
Linda Blachly is Senior Associate Editor for Air Transport World and Aviation Week. She joined the company in July 2010 and is responsible for producing features for Air Transport World’s monthly magazine and engaging content for the aviationweek.com. She is based in the Washington DC office.