For its newest 777X jet, Boeing has just opened its first commercial aircraft plant at St Louis (Missouri). The new plant will be used for the manufacture of composite wing and tail parts for the new long-haul American aircraft. Watch the video with no commentary. Read the article.
It’s official. From 1st of January the Airbus group will simply be called Airbus, the name of its commercial aviation department. Since EADS’ creation it has taken 16 years to get there. Read the article.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.