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

America’s Cup challengers and history – an annotated infographic

Bermuda hosts the 35th edition of the America’s Cup in 2017. Since 1851, the best sailors in the world, on the fastest boats, have competed for yachting’s most prestigious prize. Apart from the United States only three other nations, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland, have claimed the trophy, affectionately known as the “Auld Mug”. E&T magazine has celebrated the America’s Cup on a number of occasions, featuring the plans of Britain’s Team Land Rover BAR to win the 2017 competition; an interview with the head of the British team, Martin Whitmarsh; and the British team’s early preparations in 2015. Click … Continue reading America’s Cup challengers and history – an annotated infographic

#Aliens abound as Americans report record #UFO sightings 70 years after Roswell – an annotated infographic

The 1947 Roswell UFO incident took place 70 years ago this year. Initially reported as a crashed weather balloon, it was later confirmed as a military surveillance balloon, but conspiracy theories of alien spacecraft persist and reports of UFO sightings have soared in recent years – peaking in 2014 with 8,621 reports. The truth is still out there. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Aliens abound as Americans report record #UFO sightings 70 years after Roswell – an annotated infographic

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

#Formula1 #F1 2017 new rules – bigger, faster, more – an annotated infographic

New rules introduced for the 2017 Formula One season will bring the biggest changes to the cars in almost two decades, with revised aerodynamics and improved grip leading to faster racing. The Formula One World Championship commences with the Australian GP in March and concludes in Abu Dhabi in November. The new rules focus on bodywork changes which increase aerodynamic grip, the downforce, and new tyres which provide greater mechanical grip. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Formula1 #F1 2017 new rules – bigger, faster, more – an annotated infographic

Africa’s Kariba Dam at risk of collapse – an annotated infographic

Work is underway to repair the Kariba Dam between Zambia and Zimbabwe, which is at risk of collapse due to eroding foundations. Many problems are facing French engineering firm Razel-Bec, which is repairing the dam. The dam was first opened in 1959 and is holding back 180 billion cubic metres of water. We’d better hope the fix holds, eh? Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Africa’s Kariba Dam at risk of collapse – an annotated infographic