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Facility to administer certification flight-test program for new regional jet

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Jul 12, 2014 - 4:28 AM
As Patrick de Castelbajac steps into the role of CEO, he discusses his plans for building on ATR’s success.
Boeing and Air Lease Corporation in late May celebrated the direct delivery of the first of 15 777-300ERs from ALC’s existing order pipeline with the manufacturer. Boeing expected to deliver the second 777-300ER for ALC to British Airways this month.
Jul 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM
BCA sales boss John Wojick expressed confidence that Boeing would soon collect significant 777 orders.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:21 AM
Predictions for next 20 years remain robust.
Final assembly flow rates for the 777 now stand at 47 days, down from 48 days last year and 87 days in 1997.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:20 AM
Boeing’s latest supplier agreements for the 777X reflect a commitment to risk containment, as do efficiency improvements to the current 777 line.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:30 AM
Aviation sector left in the lurch.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:20 AM
After Embraer completed its initial design review for the E2 it is showing the new E-Jet variant’s cabin at Farnborough.
A mockup of an open-rotor engine has been tested in an Onera wind tunnel since 2010; a full demonstrator is due to run in 2016.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:15 AM
Development go-ahead for 2030 entry into service will factor in noise, airframe integration.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:14 AM
Airbus expects to have received EASA type certification for the A350 by the end of September.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:12 AM
The European manufacturer hopes to limit cabin furnishing options for the twin-aisle A350XWB twinjet in order to keep final-assembly lines flowing.
During pre-certification testing, the Airbus A350XWB  twin-aisle twinjet underwent water ingestion trials on a long military runway at Istres, France, that also is used for high- and maximum-energy rejected takeoff work.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:10 AM
Airbus is starting to fully engage with customers for the A350XWB as it nears first delivery to Qatar Airways toward the end of this year.