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  • Switzerland still working on Modular Aircraft Project

    A flying wing that several independent capsules get clipped up to. That’s what the Clip-Air project we reported on last year is all about. The project is being developed at the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne (Switzerland), which is now looking at adapting it to business aviation.
     

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  • China kickstarts the Antonov An-225 production

    The Antonov An-225, the biggest aircraft currently in service worldwide, was launched in the 80s. Only one aircraft was built at the time but now, production is to be re-launched thanks to the Chinese aircraft manufacturer AICC.
     

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  • Virgin Galactic to Resume Flight Tests

    Six months after roll out, Virgin Galactic’s new space shuttle is due to resume flight-testing. The FAA has just given it the green light. This test campaign will no doubt last a long time as confirmed by the French agent for Virgin Galactic.
     

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  • The stretch version of the A350 expected in 2017

    Airbus has been keeping this new weapon up its sleeve to compete with Boeing’s 777: the A350-1000. After passing through the paint hall at the end of July, the aircraft will carry out its first test flight before the end of the year. So what are the main differences with the current version?
     

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  • PowerEgg, the egg drone is coming out of its shell

    The curiously-shaped Chinese drone, PowerEgg, has just arrived on the market. It’s been developped by PowerVision and is equipped with many state of the art high-tech innovations. Which ones, you might ask? Watch our news report, all is revealed.
     

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  • New Concept in Aircraft Design: a Detachable Cabin

    An aircraft cabin that can detach itself from the rest of the aircraft in case of an inflight emergency. This is the concept that an engineer has developed to make air transport safer still. It’s an ingenious system however it won’t be seen on commercial aircraft before 2025.
     

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  • Take a look at the Boeing 767 flying Amazon colours

    Amazon has decided to acquire its own cargo planes to ship orders to customers. The online sales giant will be flying its own colours with a fleet of forty Boeing 767s, between now and 2018. The first aircraft was presented early August. Watch the video (no commentary). Read the article.
     

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  • Why is Boeing considering stopping production of the 747?

    In a note addressed to SEC, the American stockmarket’s supervising body, Boeing has declared that it is facing a critical situation with regard to its 747. If new orders don’t start coming in, the OEM doesn’t rule out stopping production of its four-engine aircraft.
     

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  • The biggest seaplane in the world unveiled in China

    The Chinese OEM AVIC has just unveiled the AG600, the biggest seaplane in the world. The amphibian aircraft is intended to fight forest fires and carry out rescues at sea.
     

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  • CFM56: The Best-Selling Aircraft Engine in the World

    CFM International’s CFM56 is the best-selling aircraft engine in the world. A few days ago, the 30 000th one rolled off the assembly line. Let’s take a closer look at this Franco-American success story between Safran Aircraft Engines and General Electric.
     

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  • Maiden Flight for Aquila, Facebook’s solar-powered drone

    Aquila, Facebook’s solar-powered drone just carried out its maiden flight. Facebook’s goal is to bring the internet to the 4 billion people on the planet who don’t have access to it. Watch the video without commentary. Read the article.
     

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  • Drones for Airbus Pre-delivery Inspection

    Airbus is currently using drones to carry out A330 fuselage inspections. This means it only takes ten minutes to check for any faults, such as dents or scratches.
     

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  • Bell Helicopter brings out the big guns: The V-280 Valor

    Safely stored in a hangar at the Farnborough Air Show is Bell’s future V-280: a cross between a plane and a helicopter. Right from the first glance, the machine is an impressive beast with its 36-foot wide tiltable rotors.
     

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  • Clean Sky takes off at Farnborough

    At the Farnborough Airshow this week, the European research programme, Clean Sky, presented the status of several of its key projects. Amongst them are the Open Rotor, the laminar wings and the hybrid propulsion engine.
     

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  • Boeing 787’s repeat performance

    Boeing’s Dreamliner has just carried out a stunning demonstration flight. With vertical take-offs, very steep banks and touch-down/take-off manoeuvres, the two Boeing test pilots had a field day. Watch the video. Read the article.
     

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  • Bombardier CEO: "Our competitors are so scared" of the CS100

    Bombardier delivered their first CS100 on 29 June, to Swiss International Air Lines, at a ceremony, which took place near Montreal, Canada, in the presence of hundreds of guests. In his speech, Bombadier CEO expressed his full determination.
     

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  • The Bombardier CS100 up against its competitors

    After delivery to the airline Swiss, the Bombardier CS100 will soon enter into service. The perfect opportunity to take a closer look at its direct competitors on the market today: the Airbus A319 and the Boeing B737-700. Here’s a short review.
     

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  • Brexit: "to stay competitive is the key word" said Airbus Group CEO

    Following the British referendum, Airbus Group Chief Executive Tom Enders spoke on the consequences of Airbus Group's activities in the UK following the Brexit. The sites in the UK must "remain competitive." Watch the video, and read the article.
     

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  • Airbus Group’s new headquarters inauguration: an extract

    Today, Airbus Group officially inaugurated their new headquarters in Toulouse. The following is an extract from Airbus Group’s CEO’s speech at the ceremony. Tom Enders made reference to the importance of the headquarters’ location, just a stone’s throw from the Airbus assembly lines.
     

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