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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
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
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