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  • Comac C919, Boeing 737, Airbus A320: how do they differ?

    The Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC’s C919 entry into service is planned for 2018. From then on, it will be facing up to its two major competitors, the A320 (neo) and the Boeing 737 (MAX-8) ; but in what respects do they differ? Read the article.
     

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  • COMAC’s C919 presented in Shanghai for the first time

    The Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC, officially presented their C919 yesterday, on 2nd November. The event took place in Shanghai, where the final assembly line of the single-aisle is located. Its maiden flight is expected in 2016.
     

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  • Airbus A320neo on the crest of a wave

    To respond to the many orders received for their "best-seller", the A320neo, Airbus are to increase their production rates. By the summer of 2019, sixty units will be rolling off their assembly lines each month – an unheard of figure.
     

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  • ATR: Repowering, and Japanese market in their sights

    The European regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, is currently considering a repowering of their two turboprop aircraft, and would also like to increase their penetration into the Japanese market.
     

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  • Boeing changes over to Chinese local time

    On the occasion of the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United States, Boeing received a huge order for 300 aircraft. After the exchange of formalities, the aircraft manufacturer has also decided upon a change of strategy and will construct a factory in China.
     

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  • ATR tooled up with a "skateboard" for aircraft

    ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer, has used a sort of oversized skateboard over the last year to move their fuselage sections from work station to work station on their assembly line.
     

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  • Airbus inaugurates their first US final assembly line

    It's official, the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus now has a final assembly line on American soil. It was inaugurated on 14 September in Alabama.
     

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  • Airbus A330neo joins the family

    Whilst the first elements for the A330neo future have just begun to be produced, we take a closer look at this large A330 family, which comes in multiple versions.
     

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  • Bombardier CS300 goes for a dip

    Bombardier CS300 just passed successfully the runway water ingestion test. A mandatory test to obtain certification, which the CS100 will also soon undergo.
     

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  • Comac C919 rollout scheduled for October

    According to our information the Chinese aircraft manufacturer, Comac, should officially present their first test C919 in October. Its first flight could take place in spring 2016.
     

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  • First ‘‘made in the US’’ Airbus ready soon

    On 14 September, Airbus will inaugurate their first final assembly line in the USA. A plant, which will produce single-aisles, destined for American companies.
     

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  • Airbus part of China’s business trip to France

    During his official visit to France, the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang visited Airbus. On the programme were an order and a General Terms Agreement (GTA).
     

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  • Vietnam Airlines’ A350’s interior

    Of the 14 units ordered by them, Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of their first Airbus A350. The new long-haul of the Vietnamese national airline has over 300 seats ; come with us and see for yourselves.
     

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  • Boeing 787-9’s show of force

    Whilst the Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 carries out daily flying displays during the Paris Air Show, we take a look back at the images of the breathtaking rehearsal flight performed by the Boeing test pilots.
     

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  • The Caravelle set out to conquer America 60 years ago

    The Caravelle undertook its maiden flight, 60 years ago, on 27 May 1955. Let’s take a look at the history of one of the first commercial jet aircraft.
     

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  • Boeing’s 737 MAX enters production phase

    As programmed, the assembly of the first test Boeing 737 MAX wing has just begun in the US. The integration with the fuselage is planned in a few months, with the first flight expected in early 2016.
     

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  • First Airbus A380 flight images flashback

    Ten years ago, the Airbus A380 made its first flight at Toulouse-Blagnac airport ( south west France ) in front of the thousands of onlookers and television cameras. Flashback in video.
     

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  • A380 : ten years old already

    On 27th April 2005, the A380 took off for the first time. Since then, more than 150 super-jumbo’s roam the planet. An A380, takes off or lands, every four minutes. But last year, orders stagnated.
     

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  • Japanese MRJ maiden flight deferred

    Mitsubishi Aircraft has announced the postponement of the inaugural flight of their regional aircraft until the autumn, making it one more delay in the regional aircraft’s programme. Watch the video. Read the article.
     

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