Last week at the Singapore Airshow, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China showed off its C919. The nose design is a copy of Boeing’s 787 and Airbus’s A350, and its elegant wingtips mirror the raked elegance inherent in the latest advances to reduce aerodynamic drag. The backend of the plane is nothing to write home […]
Flight deck promotions happening five times faster than accepted norms. Commanders of multi-engined, twin-aisle jets now younger by 15 years. Pilots scaling up to larger aircraft with questionable haste. Both pilots on the flight deck with the same level of inexperience; aviators that look like the kids of the passengers. These are issues that hardly […]
There may be a faulty engine part on your next flight Alarming news from the civil aviation sector yesterday is the discovery of jet engine components, in service right now, which have false safety certification. All the details, such as the broker company who supplied the engine parts, the particular engine in which they’re now […]
Among the French business executives travelling to Beijing with President Emmanuel Macron, the mood was cautiously sanguine on the thawing post-pandemic trade prospects with China, with some rejecting American-led calls for ‘decoupling’. Macron travelled to China with a 50-strong delegation of business leaders including the CEOs of Airbus, Alstom and EDF, raising eyebrows among some […]
Plane giants Airbus and Boeing face mounting pressure to set up jetliner plants in India, after the country’s civil aviation minister told Reuters the “time has come” to serve its soaring demand with jets assembled on domestic soil. Jyotiraditya Scindia said conditions were ripe for a “leap of faith” by both jetmakers as India’s fast-growing […]
Arianespace’s failed satellite launch in December was likely to have been caused by a faulty carbon component, which Italian aerospace group Avio had purchased from a supplier in Ukraine, the company said, as it published findings of an enquiry on Friday. An Arianespace mission on Dec. 20 carrying two Airbus Defence & Space satellites failed […]
The head of European planemaker Airbus criticized the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act on Tuesday, saying the law could make it more difficult for the European Union to accelerate its own decarbonization efforts. Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said the law, which boosts U.S. investment in renewable energy products, “is destabilizing the level playing field” between […]
Airbus, the world’s largest planemaker, is seeking to become the No. 1 investor in Atos’ soon-to-be spun-off division Evidian, France’s beleaguered IT consulting firm said amid scrutiny on an asset deemed strategic by the government. If successful, the deal would make Airbus the key industrial partner of Evidian and give it a say over the […]
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