Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China and Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. revealed a model of the cockpit and cabin for their planned commercial aircraft joint-venture, a wide-body twin-engine aircraft that would carry up to 320 passengers in a three-cabin arrangement. The CR929 is now scheduled to make its inaugural flight in 2023.
Aviation is facing a range of challenges, from economical to environmental. Can we tackle them by reshaping an aircraft's wings? "Futuris" flies to Italy, where engineers are testing a model of an aircraft of the future report Denis Loctier & Robert Hackwill in EuroNews.
Auckland Airport has reached a key construction milestone with the formal completion of the international terminal’s Pier B extension. The project’s completion is a key milestone in the implementation of the airport’s 30-year vision to build the airport of the future.
At the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK, Boeing announced a total of $98.4 billion in orders and commitments for commercial aircraft at list prices and $2.1 billion in commercial and defence services orders and agreements.
Airbus has cut the ribbon on a new A320 family aircraft production line at its Hamburg, Germany facility. Hamburg joins existing A320 final assembly lines at Toulouse, France; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, United States.
Auckland International Airport has set prices that are not in the long-term interest of consumers, and more must be done to protect airport users from the market power exerted by monopoly airports, according to a submission by Airlines for Australia & New Zealand (A4ANZ).
Rolls-Royce has tripled the capacity available to fix problems with the Trent 1000 engine that powers Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, in a sign of the intense pressure the aero-engine maker is under from customers angered by disruption to flight operations.
Salus Aviation has recently purchased two of the largest helicopters operated in the commercial helicopter world. The AS332 – known as Super Pumas. They can have a takeoff weight of circa 8,600 kg’s, lift over 4,000kg’s and have an operating range of over 640km and can carry up to 24 people and 2 crew..
Boeing has struck a $4.25 billion deal to acquire Miami-headquartered aircraft parts distribution, composites and aftermarket supplier KLX Inc.’s Aerospace Solutions Group, marking a further move into the value chain.