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.
Witnesses say the small plane appeared to catch fire before entering a vertical dive and crashing into a cornfield near Budapest, Hungary. Just before the crash, the plane was flying at low altitude. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash. The plane was semi-aerobatic, but it is unclear if the pilot was performing a maneuver at the time.
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.