Monthly Archives: June 2011

American Mulling Massive Order

The Wall Street Journal reports that American Airlines is looking to replace more than a third of its fleet, over 250 aircraft, and has begun discussions with both Airbus and Boeing. Considering its entire fleet is made up of Boeing … Continue reading

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Airbus Lands Another Huge Order

According to Reuters, China has placed an order for 88 Airbus A320s worth $7.5 billion at list price. The deal is significant for airbus as China has expressed frustration over emissions regulation proposed by the European Union. The deal, worth … Continue reading

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Boeing 787 Enters Final Test Phase

A year and a half after its maiden flight, Boeing announced today that the company’s long-anticipated new plane, the 787 Dreamliner, has entered its final test phase meaning the launch is only a a couple of months away. “We are … Continue reading

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Paris Air Show Update: Airbus Lands 730 Orders, Boeing 142

The Paris Air show isn’t over yet but with three days remaining, Airbus has built a massive lead on its rival Boeing, landing multiple eye-popping orders the Associated Press reports. As predicted in the months leading up to the event, … Continue reading

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Back to the Future? Supersonic Jets Unveiled at Paris Air Show

It has been nearly a decade since you could travel across the Atlantic in three hours on the Concorde but the subsequent downfall of the first commercial supersonic jet hasn’t deterred engineers from dreaming up future versions of jets that … Continue reading

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Airbus Envisions See-Through Planes in 2050

It’s the result of some creative brainstorming and nothing more, but in Airbus’ futuristic world, airplanes will be nearly see-through, allowing passengers to see the world around them as they fly. Airbus posted the video, titled “The Future by Airbus- … Continue reading

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Thai Airways to Acquire 37 Airbus, Boeing Planes

According to Reuters, Thai Airways has agreed to acquire 37 planes over the next six years, splitting the new aircraft between Boeing and Airbus. Of the 37 planes to be acquired, 15 will be new planes and 22 more will … Continue reading

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Cell Phones Can Crash Planes

Ok, so maybe I’m over-exaggerating a little bit but according to ABC News, a recent report by the International Air Transport Association indicates that there does some to be some correlation between personal electronic devices not being turned off during … Continue reading

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Airbus Trails Boeing Orders on the Eve of Paris Air Show

According to Reuters, American planemaker Boeing has racked up more commercial plane orders through the first five months of the year compared to its European rival Airbus. Through May, Boeing received 133 net orders compare to Airbus’ 97. In gross … Continue reading

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Airbus Electric Airplane Makes Maiden Flight

Airbus and Australian Aviation are reporting that the Airbus sponsored “eGenius” all-electric aircraft completed its first test flight on May 26th in Germany.  The aircraft was initially unveiled at this year’s international AREO Friedrichshafen event.  The plane made a 20 minute … Continue reading

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