Farnborough Airshow preview – real-life Iron Man Jet Suit; Boeing vs Airbus – two annotated infographics #FIA18

At the forthcoming Farnborough International Airshow, British inventor and entrepreneur Richard Browning and his team from Gravity Industries will be giving an aerial demonstration of the Gravity Jet Suit.

The $250,000 Gravity Jet Suit has more horse power than a Formula 1 car. Small jet engines mounted on each arm and behind the suit’s back can produce 144kg of thrust to achieve vertical take-off and flight. Using his body as the airframe, Richard’s arms control speed, thrust and direction.

Former Royal Marine Reservist Richard Browning founded Gravity Industries in April 2017. Since then the company has grown rapidly and he entered the Guinness World Record books for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine-powered suit In November 2017.

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Real-life Iron Man
Real-life Iron Man

Meanwhile, Boeing has boosted its order book with two Asian sales for aircraft valued at $14.4 billion, ahead of the Airshow, widening its strong lead over Airbus.

The two deals underscore the tilt of the aerospace market to Asia, where airlines are stocking up on aircraft to serve a rapidly expanding middle class, according to Bloomberg News.

Jet Airways India is purchasing 75 of Boeing’s 737 Max single-aisle planes – a transaction valued at $8.8 billion based on list prices – while Vietnamese startup Bamboo Airways is committing to 20 twin-aisle Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, a deal of about $5.6 billion before customary discounts.

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Boeing vs Airbus
Boeing vs Airbus
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