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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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  • Airbus Group new headquarters

    After two and a half years’ work, Airbus group inaugurates today their new headquarters in Toulouse. A more than twelve-acre site close to the city’s airport runways and the Airbus assembly lines.
     

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  • Airbus’ ejectable black boxes: interview of Charles Champion

    Since 2011, Airbus has been working on ejectable floating black boxes; a system that will facilitate the rapid recovery of aircraft recorders following a crash, and which could be in service within the next five years. Listen to the interview with Charles Champion, head of Airbus Engineering.
     

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  • First Bombardier CS100: imminent delivery to Swiss

    The Bombardier CS100 will soon enter service. With its civil certification received on 15 June, the Canadian single-aisle will be delivered in a few days to Swiss. Its entry into service is scheduled on July 15 between Zurich and Paris.
     

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  • Pegase: world’s first flying buggy

    This is a unique off-road flying buggy that was marketed at the Eurosatory defense and security show in the north of Paris. Developed by the French company Vaylon, Pegase is the world’s first off-road flying buggy.
     

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  • Airbus Helicopters to produce the H135 in China

    Within two years’ time, Airbus Helicopters will have a final assembly line in China; a strategic move because the Chinese civil helicopter market will literally take off.
     

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  • MC-21 unveiled by Irkut Corporation

    The Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation unveiled yesterday its new MC-21, which will have to compete with the A320 and the B737 in two years’ time. The plane is intended to make its maiden flight at the end of the year.
     

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  • Additive manufacturing: Liebherr-Aerospace makes a big impression

    Liebherr-Aerospace, the aerospace equipment manufacturer, began additive layer manufacturing six years ago. They presented the fruits of their labours at the recent ILA Berlin Air Show.
     

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  • Mil Mi-12: biggest ever helicopter

    The Mil Mi-12 is the biggest helicopter ever built. Developed by the Russian manufacturer, Mil Helicopters, it made its first test flight in 1967. Officially, there were two manufactured prototypes.
     

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  • Clean Sky Academy to invent the future of aviation

    On the occasion of the ILA Berlin Air Show, the European research programme Clean Sky 2 presented its academy. An initiative to building stronger ties with young scientists and invent the future of aviation.
     

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