Could the current problems with a new tech US engine harm three new regional jet designs as well as some key airlines?
Memo to aerospace sector from Qatar Airways: More design and engineering excellence and less PR bullsh*t, or else
Lufthansa has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 NEOs even though the new tech upgrade to the single aisle jet has been in service with the German airline since early in the New Year.
The French-American LEAP-1B engine which is crucial to the operational success of Boeing’s forthcoming 737 MAX family took to the air today on a 747 test platform operated by the GE Aviation Flight Test division at Victorville, California.
A radical yet old engine concept is approaching its moment of truth in Toulouse today, and it could make life much quieter for those living near airports
After last week’s uncontained failure of the new technology GTF engine on a new design Canadian regional airliner called the CSeries, the concern has switched back to worries about the future of the airliner more than its engine.
News that a revolutionary GTF engine is working as promised could also mean big trouble for Boeing, but given the 787 issues, that is definitely not high up on its list of really-annoying-things at this time.
Will our bottoms continue to fit easily into the new E-jet series due in 2018, or will Virgin Australia toss out its current E-jets for something less accommodating?
What gets left out of press releases can often be as important as what is included, as today’s Paris Air Show curtain raisers by Airbus and Rolls-Royce demonstrate concerning an enhanced and thus delayed Airbus A350-1000. The news itself has been well leaked already, in short, that Airbus will offer a -1000 version of the […]
It has been an incredibly long game of poker between Airbus and Boeing over the question of whether to re-engine their cash cow single aisle jets, the A320 and 737NG families respectively, or go directly to an all-new design in the 2020s. But to mangle metaphors, Boeing hasn’t, at least at this hour, shown its […]