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Airbus Ramping up Operations in Mobile, Alabama

Things will be getting busier in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus is looking to start an aggressive growth plan at its assembly facility there.

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Farnborough: Mitsubishi MRJ Development on Track After First European Order

LONDON — Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MAC) provided a wide-ranging briefing about the state of its MRJ regional jet program at the Farnborough Airshow Tuesday, a day after it announced its first deal of the airshow. On Monday, the Nagoya-based aircraft manufacturer announced an order for 10 MRJ90s (with 10 purchase options) from Rockton Aviation, an […]

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Farnborough: Boeing Touts Advantages of Current Product Lineup; Clarifies MOM Status

LONDON — Boeing provided a wide ranging update on its lineup of commercial aircraft Tuesday at the Farnborough Airshow. In a briefing entitled “Development in Execution,” Mike Delaney, Boeing’s VP and GM of Airplane Development, clarified the company’s current mindset on topics ranging from a plane to address the so-called Middle of the Market (MoM) to a […]

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Farnborough: Airbus Sees Demand for 33,070 New Aircraft Over Next 20 Years

LONDON — Airbus released its 2016 Global Market Forecast (GMF) earlier today at the Farnborough Airshow, projecting demand for 33,070 new aircraft over the next 20 years representing $5 trillion in cumulative market value. That figure was about 14% less than the demand for 37,240 new airplanes projected by Boeing after netting out the 2,380 […]

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Farnborough: Embraer Showcases the E190-E2 for the First Time

LONDON — The first Embraer E190-E2 is making its first public appearance this week at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show. The new generation of regional jets arrived to the U.K. after a 12 hour and 40 minute flight from São José dos Campos in Brazil, with technical stops in Recife and Cape Verde for refueling. “The […]

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Farnborough: The Boeing 737 MAX Debuts at FIA16

LONDON — The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has debuted at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show, in its first public presentation since its maiden flight on January 29, 2016. The aircraft (N8794Q • MSN 36988 • LN 5788) is the 7th 737 MAX built and the 4th in the flight test campaign. The airliner has been […]

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Inside Bombardier CSeries’ Final Assembly Line

MONTREAL — Just after the first passenger flight of the CSeries in North America and before the handover of the first CS100 to launch customer SWISS, Airways was invited to a brief tour at the jetliner’s Final Assembly Line (FAL) located in Mirabel. Antonio Ficca, Manager, Product Marketing, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, took us along the […]

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Bombardier and SWISS: First CSeries Handover Ceremony, Live from Montréal

MONTRÉAL — Following the CSeries CS100 media flight held yesterday to mark the first delivery to launch customer SWISS, Bombardier held the handover event at the company’s premises in which an incredibly charged and excited crowd gathered to celebrate the milestone. Promptly after the Q&A session held next to Flight Test Vehicle Five (FTV-5), after […]

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Bombardier’s First CSeries Delivered to SWISS

MONTREAL — Bombardier has marked today a major milestone in the CSeries family aircraft program, with the handover to launch operator SWISS of the first of 30 airliners on order. The historic delivery took place in the premises of the manufacturer in Montreal, Canada, where both SWISS and Bombardier employees gathered with government representatives, suppliers […]

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How Airbus’ New Technologies Reinvent Aircraft Manufacturing

HAMBURG — The manufacturing of a jetliner is the product of an intimate and efficient cooperation across global supply and manufacturing chains and production lines, as well as decades of research and development. During the recent Airbus Innovation Days in Hamburg, the company gave some details on novel technologies intended to improve and optimize the […]

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