Airbus

February 27, 2008 - 5:14am

Airbus on February 1 successfully made what it billed as the world’s first flight of a commercial aircraft powered by synthetic fuel. The A380 flew from Filton, UK to Toulouse, France, powered by a liquid fuel processed from gas using the Fischer-Tropsch process. During the three-hour flight, the number-one engine was fed a blend of synthetic and jet fuels, while the remaining three operated on standard jet fuel.

February 26, 2008 - 6:25am

Despite the beginning of the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day (a popular holiday in Hong Kong), the fast-approaching Singapore Airshow and temperatures low enough to break a 40-year-record, the third Asian Business Aviation Conference &

February 20, 2008 - 3:34am

Pratt & Whitney insists its geared turbofan (GTF) engine will have “fuel burn parity” with the competing open-rotor designs being studied by CFM International, Rolls-Royce and Snecma, all of whom have rejected geared fans as the way forward.

February 20, 2008 - 2:45am

Boeing delivered the first of four KC-767 Tankers to Japan yesterday, 15 months behind schedule. Before leaving U.S. airspace on a 14-hour ferry flight to Gifu airbase neat Nagoya, it flew in formation with the No. 2 airplane that will follow after the Japan Air Self-Defense Force completes a formal acceptance process.

February 20, 2008 - 2:43am

Airbus is studying 10-abreast seating for its A350WXB following interest from low-cost airlines including AirAsia, which has inquired a potential 25-aircraft order.

February 19, 2008 - 5:45pm

At face value, Rolls-Royce’s recent establishment of new facilities in Singapore, the U.S. and Germany might be construed as the group’s snubbing its UK home and a possible indictment of successive British governments that some say have failed to nurture the country’s aerospace industry.

February 19, 2008 - 3:40am

Boeing has acknowledged its embarrassment over the effect of delays on customers in the Asia Pacific region and despite a characteristic refusal by some executives here to discuss compensation payments, one manager freely offered a gesture of contrition.

February 18, 2008 - 10:50pm

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has new developments to demonstrate and display on Stand No. Q94, including the company’s SmartStem tire pressure indication system. The system provides fast and dependable wireless pressure measurements that reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and extend tire life.

February 18, 2008 - 10:50pm

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has new developments to demonstrate and display on Stand No. Q94, including the company’s SmartStem tire pressure indication system. The system provides fast and dependable wireless pressure measurements that reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and extend tire life.

February 18, 2008 - 10:49pm

With two airframe applications already secured and early test results looking “very, very good,” Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) development engine appears headed for first flight in June.

 
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