Boeing’s 787-10 and the 787 at 10

As Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner begins its second decade, the promises that this first composite airliner will fly farther, cheaper and with less fuel burn than previous generations have been clearly demonstrated. 630 aircraft are currently in service with 45 airlines on every continent, with Boeing citing 218 … [Read more...]

Airbus takes over Bombardier’s C Series after Boeing spat

A supplied image showcasing Bombardier's CSeries and Airbus's A320. (Airbus/Bombardier)

Bombardier’s single-aisle, twinjet C Series small airliner is as popular with passengers as it has been lukewarmly received by airlines, with an all-new cabin, 2-3 configuration and 18‑inch wide seats stretching to 19-inch in the middle seat of three making it one of the most pleasant ways to fly. “It’s a … [Read more...]

Electric jet – 30 years of the Airbus A320

When the Airbus A320 first took flight in 1987, how many observers realised they were watching the maiden voyage of one of the most successful aircraft of all time? Thirty years later, nearly 11,000 A320 family aircraft in four variants have been produced on four assembly lines in four countries on three … [Read more...]