Paris Air Show

June 19, 2011 - 10:00pm
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An engine gearbox anomaly picked up during flight testing of an Airbus A400M has prompted Airbus Military to withdraw its new military transport aircraft from the daily flying program here at the Paris Air Show.

“The A400M had a small incident with the gearbox of one aircraft,” said Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña. “We are waiting for the full analysis before restarting flight tests.”

June 19, 2011 - 10:00pm

An engine gearbox anomaly picked up during flight testing of an Airbus A400M has prompted Airbus Military to withdraw its new military transport aircraft from the daily flying program here at the Paris Air Show.

“The A400M had a small incident with the gearbox of one aircraft,” said Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña. “We are waiting for the full analysis before restarting flight tests.”

June 19, 2011 - 9:40pm

Sunaero (Hall 4 Stand B133), a French company specializing in the detection and prevention of fuel leaks in aircraft, has come to the Paris Air Show convinced that its niche activity will carry it on a wave of business growth over the next decade. The Lyon-based firm claims that the process it has developed since 1992 provides the most reliable way of protecting against leaks while minimizing aircraft downtime.

June 19, 2011 - 8:00pm
Assemblies for the Airbus A350 include the structure around the flightdeck wi...

As Airbus prepares to put together the first A350 XWB, the European manufacturer acknowledges the stiff task it faces to open the final assembly line (FAL) by the end of this year and to fly the aircraft within 12 months thereafter. It says significant challenges remain to start the FAL by year’s end with “an appropriate level of quality to prepare the ramp-up.”

June 19, 2011 - 10:25am

The Airbus A320neo (for “new engine option”) is “the fastest selling aircraft in history” and the manufacturer set itself the target of accruing “over 500” commitments by this week’s Paris Air Show, according to chief operating officer (customers) John Leahy. By early April, the company had booked more than 330 orders and “commitments” and this prompted it to accelerate the program by six months.

June 16, 2011 - 8:50am

Anticipation of a substantial flow of new airliner orders is building as the 2011 edition of the biennial Paris Air Show prepares to open on Monday, June 20. Airbus and Boeing sales teams are battling for at least half a dozen major new contracts, all of them with airlines based in the fast-growing Asian market.

June 14, 2011 - 10:14am
2011 looks like being a vintage year for the Paris Air Show. ...

Later this morning I’ll hop on a train for my biennial pilgrimage to the Paris Air Show. Thanks to the tunnel beneath the Channel connecting the UK to the mainland of Europe, and the speedy Eurostar train, it is not a long or arduous journey–not least because it no longer involves having to endure one of London’s accursed airports.

June 13, 2011 - 8:01am
Plans call for a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, dressed in its new “sunrise” ...

Industry pundits expect the mood at this year’s Paris Air Show (June 20-26) will be markedly more positive than what prevailed during the last show in mid-2009, at the low-point of the aerospace industry’s most recent downturn. The global economy might be experiencing a fair degree of trepidation, but aircraft makers–at least in the civil air transport sectors–are seeing significant increases in demand and are ramping up production again.

June 2, 2011 - 2:00am

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 will eventually welcome a new, larger sibling, possibly one as large as 130 seats in capacity, but not until the original SSJ100-95–on display here at Le Bourget–loses some weight for Aeroflot and gains some range for Latin American launch customer Interjet of Mexico.

June 1, 2011 - 4:00am
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The aerospace industry is in recovery, and if you don’t believe that come to this year’s Paris Air Show and see for yourself. That is the optimistic message from the organizers of the biennial event, which will be staged for the 49th time at Paris Le Bourget Airport from June 20 to 26.

 
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