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December 12, 2006, 10:44 AM

Airbus statistics appear to support Boeing’s contentions that the average size of airliners is going to shrink.

December 12, 2006, 10:43 AM

Here at this week’s Paris show, Airbus is introducing the A350, a larger variant of the A330 being presented at a global show for the first time. The latest model follows a disappointing period in orders for Airbus twin-aisle twinjets.

December 12, 2006, 10:39 AM

The 1,050th and last 757 airliner took off from Boeing’s Renton, Washington assembly plant for delivery to Shanghai Airlines on April 28, some 23 years after the company ferried the first of the single-aisle workhorses to launch customer Eastern Airlines.

December 12, 2006, 10:37 AM

“When China wakes, it will shake the world.” French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s assessment now lies at the heart of a major polemic between the U.S. and the European Union over the EU’s proposal to lift its arms embargo on the People’s Republic of China.

December 12, 2006, 10:30 AM

Airbus and Pilatus have selected Barco’s latest glass cockpit for their respective A380 superjumbo and PC-21 training aircraft. The Belgian avionics company is also working on several air traffic control projects involving its display technology.

December 12, 2006, 10:18 AM

Air systems specialist Liebherr Aerospace Toulouse (Hall 2B Stand I6) is betting on regional jet production growth. The company counts both established and emerging regional jet players among its customers for products ranging from engine bleed air to integrated air management systems.

December 12, 2006, 10:16 AM

The so-called regional jet revolution has in the minds of many rendered turboprops a quaint throwback to the days of “commuter” airlines.

December 12, 2006, 9:44 AM

Adour Compétitivité (AC), a French association of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), is helping its members in an original way. SMEs often face strategic or organizational problems but do not have the resources necessary to solve them.

December 12, 2006, 9:41 AM

The air transport industry in Europe employs about 3.1 million people, and if air traffic doubles in 15 years as expected, the sector will contribute up to 13 percent of Europe’s gross domestic product.

December 12, 2006, 9:38 AM

Boeing made the apparently radical decision two years ago to use composites for most of the primary structure of its new 787 jetliner, resulting in a need for around 35 tons of the material per airplane.

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