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Never mind the moon, a more important space race is off and running hard

Never mind the moon, a more important space race is off and running hard

At a populist level there may be much pain and anger in America over President Obama’s budget proposal to abandon the Constellation project to return US astronauts to the moon by 2020. The political dimension was discussed in the Crikey subscriber bulletin today. But this is about much more than the symbolism and science of […]

China models its airliner ambitions (updated)

China models its airliner ambitions (updated)

China’s challenge to the larger jet dominance of Airbus and Boeing, the Comac 919, is centre stage at the first show day of Asian Aerospace ’09 at Hong Kong today. However Peter Ricketts, the editor of Asia-Pacific Aerospace Report, says if its debut before the western media is any guide to its future, the omens […]

Not just ‘another’ A320 takes off in Tianjin

Not just ‘another’ A320 takes off in Tianjin

The flight of the first Airbus A320 assembled in China yesterday slots another section of Beijing’s aerospace strategy into place. Some commentary has labelled the event ‘ceremonial’ in that it was the final assembly of components largely imported from Europe. But China has around 700 Airbuses on order, most of them single aisle jets from […]