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

.@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

China’s C919 domestic jetliner unveiled – an annotated infographic

China’s first large passenger aircraft to be made in the country has been rolled out of the final assembly line in Shanghai. The twin-engine C919, which is expected to enter service in 2019, is one of three aircraft intended to compete in the market for single-aisle jets, a space currently dominated by Airbus and Boeing 737. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading China’s C919 domestic jetliner unveiled – an annotated infographic

100 years of commercial aviation – an annotated graphic

Believe it or not, humans have now been travelling hither and thither aboard commercial aeroplanes for 100 years. January 1st 1914 saw the inaugural flight of a passenger air service in Florida, USA, shuttling between the cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa. The service used two seaplanes, ran for nearly four months in total and ferried an impressive total of 1,200 pioneering souls back and forth. No details about the in-flight meals are available. More excitingly, in 1919 (so that’s 95 years ago), the first daily international passenger air service was launched, flying between London and Paris. We wondered if … Continue reading 100 years of commercial aviation – an annotated graphic

#Boeing and #Airbus 2013 sales fly up, up and away – an annotated graphic

Despite battery problems, crash landings and the astronomical cost of ownership, people are apparently buying aeroplanes by the bucketload. Of course, when we say people, we mean multinational airlines. And when we say bucketload, we mean lots. Entire hangars full of shiny fresh planes ordered up. The Paris Air Show last month certainly helped, as our infographic today reveals. During the first half of 2013, Boeing and Airbus delivered aircraft at a rate of three a day. Boeing delivered 306 planes and Airbus 295 – a rare sign that the global economy could be on the mend. These things don’t … Continue reading #Boeing and #Airbus 2013 sales fly up, up and away – an annotated graphic

San Francisco Boeing 777 plane crash – an aviation safety success by design

Safety features of the Boeing 777 have been cited as helping to prevent a much worse disaster during Saturday’s crash of an Asiana Airlines aircraft at the San Francisco airport. Experts have said the event, which killed two Chinese teenagers and resulted in serious injuries to many of the plane’s 291 passengers, will not pose a substantial setback for the aircraft manufacturer as it presented clear evidence that the safety engineers did a very good job when designing the aircraft. Despite the frightening image, the flame-retardant cabin interior managed to keep the fire at bay long enough for most passengers … Continue reading San Francisco Boeing 777 plane crash – an aviation safety success by design

Airbus A350 XWB set to take on Boeing 787 Dreamliner – an annotated graphic

Given Boeing’s ongoing woes with its Dreamliner passenger airplane, there couldn’t be a better time in commercially competitive terms for rivals Airbus to stick the knife in by preparing the first flight of its Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus is a little bigger all round, so what does this mean for the Dreamliner? Game on, wing-masters! E&T news regularly follows the latest airline developments such as this. Also, check out our dynamically updated page dedicated to Boeing Dreamliner news. We can’t promise it will make comfortable reading for Boeing executives. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Airbus A350 XWB set to take on Boeing 787 Dreamliner – an annotated graphic

#Boeing #Dreamliner 787 battery fix – an annotated graphic

Finally, some good news for Boeing, as the US Federal Aviation Administration approves its proposal to fix battery issues on the beleaguered 787 Dreamliner. E&T also has our dedicated Boeing Dreamliner news page, which is dynamically updated every time we run a new story. It creates a neat timeline for the Dreamliner saga, one which is likely to run on for some time to come. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Boeing #Dreamliner 787 battery fix – an annotated graphic