Airbus A350

June 17, 2010 - 1:21pm

According to Airbus Corporate Jets, as business jet use becomes more widespread in mainland China–which is growing increasingly hospitable to general aviation operations in the country–the aircraft will make an important contribution to further expanding its economy.

June 11, 2010 - 8:14am
GEnx-1B turbofans power the fifth 787 prototype. Boeing has advertised a stan...

It seems Boeing hasn’t convinced everyone of the value of its standard engine interface feature on the 787 Dreamliner, which the company says allows quick and cost-effective changeability between the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000s and GE GEnx-1B turbofans chosen to power the airplane.

May 27, 2010 - 6:40am
The next Airbus facilities could be used to bring together future technologie...

The single-aisle product strategy revealed this month by Airbus marks the first public move in what promises to be a fascinating duel with Boeing to provide new designs to replace many thousands of 150-seat, single-aisle airliners. But do not look for new production lines any time soon.

May 14, 2010 - 6:58am
A350 launch customer Qatar Airways continues to expect first deliveries in mi...

Airbus appears to have exhausted all its A350XWB development “buffer,” leaving designers and engineers with little margin for error as the company prepares the first A350-900 for its first flight and the model's delivery to launch customer Qatar Airways in mid-2013.

May 13, 2010 - 5:19am

Boeing on Monday ran the first General Electric GEnx engines expected to power the fifth 787 Dreamliner prototype, which is scheduled to be the first to fly with the big turbofans. Rolls-Royce Trent 1000s power the first four 787 prototypes, all of which are now involved in the flight-test program.

April 26, 2010 - 8:28am

Airbus will have to compress the original 15-month flight-test program planned for the A350-900 into a 12-month exercise to accommodate an extension of the program's detailed design phase. The flight test program will involve five airplanes-all but one of which will fly in 2012, according to the company.

March 23, 2010 - 12:23pm

The World Trade Organization has finally passed judgment on the legitimacy of more than $200 billion in European loans to Airbus for six separate aircraft programs. But, still, the outcome remains somewhat ambiguous, as Airbus and Boeing each claimed some measure of victory in the now six-year-old dispute.

March 10, 2010 - 9:04am

United Airlines has signed a firm order for 25 Airbus A350-900 XWBs, formalizing a commitment originally announced last December, the European manufacturer announced today. Plans call for deliveries of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered jets to begin in 2016 and run through 2019.

March 9, 2010 - 4:53am

Airbus plans to increase the monthly production rate for its single-aisle A320 family from the current rate of 34 to 36 starting in December, the company announced today. It also said that the production rate for the long-range A330/A340 family will remain at its current level of eight per month.

 
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