Airbus sees potential to 'complete' its largest twin engined jet the A350 in the just opened A330 plant in Tianjin
Certainty in component quality and a potential drop in costs drive more complex uses of 3D printing in jet making
Airbus could have a regional version of its A330 delivered within two years, further refine the efficiency of the A380 by 2018, and have an NEO version of that giant Airbus ready early next decade.
Airbus now has two new engine speculations running in tandem, both of which have the potential to extend the life and reach of its A330 and giant A380 lines.
In separate developments, India is allowing A380 services and Indonesia’s Lion Air is tendering for larger capacity airliners than the 787s it had on order, citing growth and airport congestion issues at Jakarta.
After a crescendo of plausible stories about large scale ordering of Boeing 777-X series jets at the Dubai Air Show, the media ‘scoops’ are now tipping substantial orders (or letters of intent maybe) for Airbus A380s and A350s. Whether these reports are as well informed as they seem should be known very soon, with the […]
Stop worrying about the A380. The best for the giant Airbus is yet to come, and the A350 line could get bigger too. That was the carefully worded message from EADS CEO, Tom Enders, at a National Aviation Press Club luncheon in Sydney today.
The lean green flying machines are lining up for first flights this year. But will the bean counters make them pain machines too?
In an interview in Gulf News, Emirates president Tim Clark pushes back the timing of the 777-X to late 2020-2021, which is something of a jolt to those already suitably jolted only months ago by his insistence that Boeing had to have the airliner ready for his airline by late 2017.