Wide-body aircraft

October 4, 2011 - 11:39am
Boeing 737 MAX 8

Boeing forecasts that air carriers in North America will take delivery of 7,530 new airplanes worth $760 billion over the next 20 years, the company said in a market outlook issued today in Montreal.

September 26, 2011 - 7:27am
No one doubts that China’s airliner fleet is set to increase rapidly in the n

China’s airliner fleet is set to grow more than three-fold over the next two decades, rising from 1,506 in 2010 to 5,118 in 2030, according to the latest “China Market Outlook for Civil Aircraft 2011-2030” published during last week’s Aviation Expo show in Beijing by the Aviation Industries of China (Avic). 

September 19, 2011 - 10:25am
An uptick in Bedek Aviation’s freighter conversion and maintenance activities

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is achieving faster growth on the civil side of its business than on the military side, for which it is arguably better known. The group’s recently published results for the first half of 2011 show civil sales up by 29 percent over the same period in 2010, accounting for $492 million out of total sales of $1.8 billion, which represented an 11-percent increase over last year’s results.

August 29, 2011 - 9:50am

L-3 Platform Integration has won a contract to outfit the cabin of a 747-8i for an unidentified customer who has been a client for 20 years.

The interior finish work and exterior paint will be performed at L-3’s VIP and head-of-state completion center in Waco, Texas.

August 29, 2011 - 7:35am
An August 26 ceremony at Boeing’s Paine Field facility in Everett, Wash., ann

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which during its seven-times delayed development program has seemed more of a nightmare than a dream, became a joyful reality on August 26 when the new widebody received initial type certification.

August 18, 2011 - 10:51am
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft senior v-p Chet Fuller (left) and Ilyushin Fin

Bombardier Aerospace might well have secured its place in the Russian airline market during the Moscow Air Show (MAKS 2011) this week, when the country’s largest airplane lessors signed a memorandum of understanding covering up to 30 C Series jets. 

July 1, 2011 - 3:55am

There are growing signs that business aviation is entering a recovery period, and reports from the completion and refurbishment side of the house suggest that cabin outfitting is shaking off the effects of a prolonged recession.

June 30, 2011 - 9:14am

Jet Aviation has signed another BBJ2 cabin completion contract with an unidentified customer, even as the Basel, Switzerland-based center gears up to meet growing demand for single-aisle and twin-aisle airliner reconfigurations.

June 27, 2011 - 4:05am

Organizers of the 2011 Paris Air Show (June 20-26) promised a feel-good factor that would leave the aerospace industry in no doubt that the long-awaited recovery has kicked in. They kept their word, and then some, with wave upon wave of new airliner orders and the associated new business in engines, equipment and support packages.

June 23, 2011 - 3:00am

The best and brightest minds at Airbus (Chalet S3 418) have peered into their crystal balls and come up with what they think aircraft cabins will look like by 2050, along with a raft of futuristic ideas for how the passenger experience could be revolutionized.

 
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