March 20, 2021| 27 0

These Were Boeing’s Most Popular Jets

Since the introduction of the 707 in 1958, Boeing has produced over 25,000 jet aircraft. Alongside changing competition from other manufacturers, Boeing has introduced a number of families of aircraft, most with several variants. This article takes a look at the most popular of these, based on total aircraft sales. Boeing 737: 16,703 aircraft ordere …

March 5, 2021| 28 0

The Pandemic Winner: The Rise Of The Airbus A220

Since its launch, the A220 has been popular – a new aircraft bridging the gap between smaller regional aircraft and larger narrowbodies. But this is even more obvious in the current slowdown. It has seen fast utilization recovery and, with reduced demand ongoing, this is likely to continue. Combined with its efficiency and improved capabilities ove …

March 5, 2021| 26 0

What Will It Be Like To Fly On The New Boeing 777X?

Despite various delays to its production, the Boeing 777X is a highly-anticipated aircraft. The type reflects the trend towards twin-engine long-haul aircraft, as carriers increasingly favor their efficiency over the capacity of four-engine giants. That said, the stretched-fuselage 777-9 variant is set to overtake the 747-8 as Boeing’s, and indeed …

March 4, 2021| 35 0

US To Drop UK Tariffs In Boeing-Airbus Dispute

The US has suspended all retaliatory tariffs on imported UK goods that were levied as part of the long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute. The suspension of tariffs will last four months and come into force on March 8th, backdated to March 4th. The two countries will now look to resolve the dispute amicably through the World Trade Organization (WTO). US- …

March 4, 2021| 28 0

Lufthansa Eyes Fleet Of 20 Boeing 777X Aircraft By 2025

In its financial report released Thursday, the Lufthansa Group laid out details of its future fleet plans and delivery schedules. As part of a modernization and standardization strategy, it currently expects to operate all 20 of the Boeing 777-9s it has on order by the middle of the decade. The delay for the entry into service of Boeing’s new flagsh …

February 25, 2021| 30 0

Boeing Wanted To Change 777 Engine Covers Before United Failure

New information has surfaced in the wake of the United Airlines 777 engine failure at the weekend. An internal document from the FAA indicates that Boeing was aware of a problem with the engine covers on certain aircraft and had been planning to redesign them in the future. Engine cover redesigns have been discussed for years With the industry still …

February 25, 2021| 26 0

Boeing Forsees Need For 4,400 New Planes In Southeast Asia By 2040

Boeing shared its thoughts about the future of the Southeast Asian aviation industry yesterday. As part of its forecast, the manufacturing powerhouse said that the region will require 4,400 new aircraft valued at $700 billion to support expanding demand for air travel over the next two decades. Great prospects The Chicago-headquartered company expres …

February 23, 2021| 36 0

Norwegian’s New Airbus And Boeing Orders Could Be Lost

Struggling Norwegian Air is in front of the Irish High Court this week to assess the validity of its debt liabilities. While the outcome is yet to be confirmed, industry sources believe that cancellations of outstanding orders are likely. Both Boeing and Airbus could lose scores of aircraft orders as the airline seeks to emerge smaller and more eff …

February 20, 2021| 23 0

Boom Supersonic Adds Former Boeing CEO As Advisor

Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic has made multiple high-profile additions to its advisory council this week. The company, which is aiming to introduce a supersonic airliner in 2030, has recently appointed former Boeing CEO Phil Condit and IDEO’s Executive Chair Tim Brown to this council. The news comes less than a month after it hired two new e …

February 19, 2021| 30 0

Why Doesn’t The Boeing 777X Have ‘Teeth’ On Its Engine Covers?

Contemporary Boeing aircraft are instantly recognizable by the serrated ‘teeth’ on their engine covers. Aircraft from the 737 MAX family, the Dreamliner line and the newest 747-8 all have these chevrons on their nacelles. But Boeing’s newest plane, the 777X, does not have any at all. Let’s find out why. What are the teeth for anyway? The serrations s …

February 18, 2021| 25 0

Why New Widebodies Will Be In High Demand Once The Pandemic Has Passed

The global health crisis continues to take its toll on the aviation industry from top to bottom. While passenger activity has plummeted across the board, it is long-haul operations that have generally been most affected. As a result, many widebody aircraft have been parked for months while several have been retired for good. However, Airbus shared …

February 16, 2021| 40 0

How The Pandemic Has Impacted Airbus Beluga & Boeing Dreamlifter Flights

Airbus’ Beluga and Boeing’s Dreamlifter are instantly recognizable for their giant size and unique designs. However, as demand for large aircraft falls, how useful have these specialized cargo planes been? Here’s how the pandemic impacted the usage of the Beluga and Dreamlifters. What are they? For those unfamiliar, the Beluga family and Dreamlifters …

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