Boeing: “A Lot Of Pent-Up Demand” In China Widebody Market
Boeing is hopeful to get back into business with Chinese airlines as soon as the trade tension has abated. Also, the impact of the Corvid-19 virus outbreak is “a temporary shock,” to aviation, Boeing's Senior Vice President Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir told Aviation Week.
The prospects of urban air mobility (UAM) flights in Singapore took a key step forward on Feb .12 with the signing of an agreement between Airbus and the island state’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) to improve regional connectivity.
Boeing appears to be redirecting its next new airliner project to compete more directly with the long-range Airbus A321XLR rather than take on the broader 757-767 replacement market previously studied under the shelved New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) project.
Dassault has completed the critical design review of its next business aircraft, the long-range, widebody Falcon 6X twinjet, and is closing in on the preliminary design of the advanced low-noise follow-on.
As it becomes clearer that disruptive new airliner configurations will be one of the few ways of meeting the reduced emissions targets of the future, Airbus has revealed it is flight-testing a scaled blended wing body (BWB) technology demonstrator.
Details of the U.S. Navy’s new generation, electrically powered aircraft launch and recovery system, currently under test for the first time on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) carrier, are visible in a large-scale model at the Singapore Airshow.
Singapore Airshow: Rise Of Dreamliner’s Second Life
Boeing VP-commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir, speaking on a Singapore Airshow panel with Japan Air Lines (JAL) and its new LCC venture ZIPAIR, said the list of clients repurposing the aircraft will grow.