Airbus to fit deployable flight data recorders – an annotated infographic

Airbus will fit new fixed and deployable combined flight data and voice recorders as standard on long-range aircraft starting in 2019 in a bid to make it easier to find aircraft wreckage in the event of an accident over the sea. Honestly, given the significant loss of life in on-water plane crashes, you have to wonder how this has been so long in coming. Where on earth is Flight MH370? L3 Aviation Products will design and manufacture a lighter and more compact fixed, crash-protected cockpit voice and data recorder (CVDR), which will be able to record up to 25 hours … Continue reading Airbus to fit deployable flight data recorders – an annotated infographic

.@Boeing orders top @Airbus orders at #ParisAirShow – an annotated infographic

Boeing has topped Airbus in the air show order haul for the first time since 2012, driven by 336 orders and commitments for its new 737 Max 10 narrowbody aircraft alone – worth up to $40 billion at list prices. The biggest buyer at the Paris show was General Electric Co.’s GE Capital Aviation Service (GECAS), which ordered 100 Airbus planes valued at $10.8 billion. GECAS also converted 20 Boeing options to the Max 10 from Max 8 and MAX 9 versions. In total Boeing secured 336 MAX 10 commitments, including around 200 conversions from other MAX versions. Canada’s Bombardier … Continue reading .@Boeing orders top @Airbus orders at #ParisAirShow – an annotated infographic

Orders at #ParisAirShow top $55 billion – an annotated infographic

Boeing continued the momentum for its new 737 Max 10 single-aisle jet, while Airbus, ATR, Bombardier and Embraer also announced more deals with total orders valued at $55.5 billion. Boeing landed a string of new deals for its 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, bringing orders and options to 696 planes worth $41 billion, though customers routinely negotiate discounts. Airbus also won lucrative promises for 122 of its A320neo family worth $10.5bn. Canada’s Bombardier Inc. announced that it had secured a letter of intent from India’s Spicejet for 50 Q400 turboprop aircraft worth … Continue reading Orders at #ParisAirShow top $55 billion – an annotated infographic

.@Boeing launches #737MAX10 at #ParisAirShow

Boeing has unveiled an extended version of its best-selling 737 airliners at the Paris Air Show, as the US aerospace giant battles back against European arch-rival Airbus. The new aircraft — the 737 MAX 10 — has had its fuselage stretched by 168cm, allowing it to accommodate up to 230 passengers and placing it in direct competition with rival Airbus’ A321neo jet. Boeing said it had already gathered more than 280 orders for the MAX aircraft family and the 787 Dreamliner at the show, worth more than $37 billion in total. Airbus announced 112 orders for its neo family, worth … Continue reading .@Boeing launches #737MAX10 at #ParisAirShow

#USAF F35 Lightning II and Boeing 737 Max 10 to fly @ParisAirShow

The Paris Air Show is coming soon to the skies of our Gallic pals across the English Channel, with a couple of notable planes to be spotted. The US Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter is scheduled to appear at this year’s Show, with Lockheed Martin pilots performing the first aerial demonstration in the skies above Le Bourget. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Another cloud-botherer to watch out for is Boeing’s 737 MAX 10, the aviation company’s new single-aisle workhorse people carrier, designed to counter strong sales of the Airbus A321neo. Boeing forecasts global demand for … Continue reading #USAF F35 Lightning II and Boeing 737 Max 10 to fly @ParisAirShow

India’s AMCA stealth fighter – an annotated infographic

Preliminary design of India’s proposed Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) will begin in March, with a target of flying the aircraft in 2024 and making it ready for service as early as 2030. The twin-engine stealth warplane will likely feature an upgraded version of the General Electric F414 powerplant. The AMCA is aimed at replacing much smaller ground attack jets such as the Mirage-2000, Jaguar and Mig-27. Russian technology includes Sukhoi stealth, active electronically scanned array or AESA radar and three-dimensional thrust vectoring for the AMCA’s engines. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading India’s AMCA stealth fighter – an annotated infographic

#Trump calls for new $4 billion Air Force One contract to be cancelled – an annotated infographic

In the wacky world of Donald Trump’s America, the approach to policy appears to lurch wildly from the reasonably sensible to the fundamentally insane. That, it appears, is the contrary nature of both The Donald’s broad, straight-talking appeal and the very real threat he poses in creating a Disunited States of America. One of his latest wheezes/random brain dumps blurted out to share with the world concerns Air Force One – which will be Trump’s very own tricked-out personal plane, come January 2017 – and the prohibitively high cost of renewing said fleet. On the face of it, this seems like a rational decision. Why … Continue reading #Trump calls for new $4 billion Air Force One contract to be cancelled – an annotated infographic