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November 30, 2016, 6:00 AM

Airbus Outlines A350-1000 Flight Test Plans

Three prototypes to fly 1,600 test hours

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Airbus plans to raise A320 production to close to 40 aircraft a month, while ...
Oct 22, 2010 - 7:21 AM
One might attribute the striking contrast between the business jet industry’s predicament and the more-than-healthy production rates at major commercial ai
ICAO’s new environmental policy could pave the way for a global approach to r...
Oct 22, 2010 - 7:19 AM
After years of hair-splitting debate and tactical vacillation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finally has agreed to what it character
Airbus CEO Thomas Enders (left) and COO for customers John Leahy continue the...
Oct 22, 2010 - 7:16 AM
Airbus, Boeing and Embraer seem willing to wait longer than expected to decide whether or not to re-engine their respective single-aisle offerings, as limi
Emirates flies an Airbus A380 between Dubai and Toronto three days a week. Ho...
Oct 22, 2010 - 7:02 AM
Sometimes business mixes with politics in less than subtle ways, as a dispute over landing rights in Toronto for Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways clearl
An alliance of so-called Home Country airlines complains that profitable comp...
Oct 22, 2010 - 6:54 AM
A group of 24 airlines from the U.S.
Oct 21, 2010 - 12:06 PM
Bombardier has completed the first phase of construction of a 600,000-sq-ft wing manufacturing and assembly facility in Belfast for the C Series airliner,
Oct 20, 2010 - 9:02 AM
Boeing expects its commercial aircraft book-to-bill ratio to exceed one by year-end, following what CEO Jim McNerney characterized as a “strong” third quar
Garmin’s G5000 integrated avionics system is intended for light to ultra-long...
Oct 18, 2010 - 8:59 AM
Garmin, the Olathe, Kan.
Oct 18, 2010 - 7:06 AM
Several elements of the Next Generation Air Transportation System depend on GPS-based area navigation (RNAV) and required navigation performance (RNP).
Oct 15, 2010 - 5:54 AM
An Airbus A380 test aircraft landed this week for the first time at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, making it the 120th airport visited by th