Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

August 16, 2017, 2:48 PM

Britain’s Costly Carrier Enters Home Port

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.

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11-abreast A380 seating
Jun 11, 2015 - 1:40 PM
New A380 cabin options aim to boost revenue and reduce unit costs.
Jun 11, 2015 - 10:55 AM
Radio frequency identification tags can now include live data to improve inventory control systems.
execs sign agreement
Jun 11, 2015 - 10:40 AM
Russia’s UAC and China Comac and Avic have forged an alliance with the support of the countries’ respective governments.
Boeing 787-10
Jun 11, 2015 - 9:35 AM
U.S. manufacturer says programs are “on track” after revamp based on new design philosophy, and greater commonality.
787 production
Jun 11, 2015 - 8:15 AM
Boeing is expanding 787 production rates at two facilities.
777 production line
Jun 11, 2015 - 7:45 AM
Boeing’s fuselage automated upright build program is central to its plans to automate 777 production.
Airbus Helicopters H175 Caracal in flight
Jun 11, 2015 - 7:33 AM
Concerns over the lack of local industrial participation remain, but the previous F-16 offset deal has passed muster.
Jun 10, 2015 - 11:44 AM
Daher's contract to provide wing-to-body fairings for the Gulfstream G500 and G600 builds on the company's U.S. presence.
artist's impression of MC-21 airliner
Jun 10, 2015 - 9:55 AM
Russia’s new MC-21 narrowbody is looking to challenge several international rivals.
Superjet SSJ100
Jun 10, 2015 - 9:30 AM
Yuri Slyusar, the new president of Russia’s UAC group, insists its strategy is unchanged by economic challenges.