Wide-body aircraft

January 5, 2012 - 1:06pm
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

Boeing booked net orders for 805 commercial airplanes in 2011, fueled by a late flurry of record-breaking deals. The company also delivered 477 airplanes, ending the year with a backlog of 3,771 unfilled commercial orders.

January 5, 2012 - 12:09pm
Transaero Airbus A320neo

Airbus and Boeing each finished 2011 with some robust order figures by any standard, but during a time of a tediously slow recovery from economic recession, last year’s figures proved all the more impressive. Still, if one were inclined to view the companies’ respective performances as a race to market share, Airbus appeared to emerge as the clear winner, at least in terms of total unit sales.

November 30, 2011 - 11:03am

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider ST Aerospace has been certified as a Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization (MTO) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and European Aviation Safety Agency to provide aircraft type training for narrow-body and widebody aircraft.

November 21, 2011 - 10:50am
Airbus A350XWB has been ordered by Kuwait's Alafco leasing group

Boeing and Airbus are in broad agreement over the impressive growth rate expected in the Middle East airliner fleet between now and 2030, according to new market forecasts released during the Dubai Air Show last week.

November 13, 2011 - 3:30am
Airbus A350 assembly line

Evidently regarding discretion as the better part of valor, Airbus has revised the production schedule for its planned A350 XWB, owing to delayed sub-assemblies under production by partners in Europe and the U.S. Airbus has moved the twin-aisle twinjet’s first-flight date from late 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.

November 12, 2011 - 10:50am
ANA 787 Dreamliner

Few would argue against the proposition that Boeing has and will absorb a serious financial hit from the three years of delays and the unanticipated complications that arose from its attempt at a new approach to supply-chain management with the 787 program.

November 12, 2011 - 10:11am
AIrbus ACJ

As a market with a distinct preference for larger VIP and business aircraft, the Middle East has long been considered good sales territory for Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJs). Recent experience proves this with four more operators in the region having committed to swelling the local fleet.

November 12, 2011 - 9:10am

With engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, Airbus is developing an enhanced A350-1000 variant with “outstanding [increased] payload and long[er] range, the best economics and 25-percent lower fuel burn and carbon dioxide emissions than [the Boeing 777-300ER].”

November 12, 2011 - 9:00am
Airbus A350XWB

Since the Boeing 787 entered service last month, the spotlight has turned toward Airbus, which is working hard on the competing A350XWB.

November 12, 2011 - 8:57am

Rolls-Royce arrives at this week’s Dubai Air Show pleased with the “very positive” results achieved during 1,200 hours of testing eight examples of the new Trent XWB engine developed for the planned Airbus A350XWB twin-aisle twinjet. The first Trent XWB has recently been fitted to Airbus A380 (MSN001) and is expected to fly shortly.

 
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