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Etihad’s CEO named airline industry’s leader of the year | Australian Aviation Magazine

Etihad’s CEO named airline industry’s leader of the year | Australian Aviation Magazine | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Etihad CEO James Hogan has been recognised for his “outstanding strategic thinking and leadership”, receiving this year’s Executive Leadership Award
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5,000 order backlog for Airbus, but profit imperative looms | Australian Aviation Magazine

5,000 order backlog for Airbus, but profit imperative looms | Australian Aviation Magazine | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Buoyed by its announcement success at the recent Paris airshow, Airbus now has more than 5,000 aircraft yet to be delivered, its order backlog the first
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Boeing’s 777 - A Strong Safety Record

Boeing’s 777 - A Strong Safety Record | Free to Air | Scoop.it
The Asiana Airways crash in San Francisco was only the second major crash of a Boeing 777, both occurring during landing situations, and both resulting in a majority of the passengers walking away ...
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Boeing's Latest 787 Fire Poses Major Test Of Jet's Carbon Skin

Boeing's Latest 787 Fire Poses Major Test Of Jet's Carbon Skin | Free to Air | Scoop.it
"Everyone in the industry is going to follow this closely." (Another Boeing Dreamliner catches fire, this time at London's Heathrow airport http://t.co/29h2rKqhrm)...
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ANALYSIS: Grounding order moves 787 into uncharted territory

ANALYSIS: Grounding order moves 787 into uncharted territory | Free to Air | Scoop.it
A grounding order by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) moves the Boeing 787 programme into territory uncharted for a modern airliner as long...
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737 MAX shape refined, achieves firm concept | ATWOnline

737 MAX shape refined, achieves firm concept | ATWOnline | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Boeing has achieved firm concept of its 737 MAX, and said it had defined “significant’ changes needed to achieve performance targets.
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Pressure is on Boeing for 787

Pressure is on Boeing for 787 | Free to Air | Scoop.it

Although Boeing continues to lose money on every 787 it delivers, and will for many, many years, the pressure is on Boeing to launch the 787-10, a stretched version that nominally will seat about 323 passengers in three classes and have a range of about 6,800nm

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Comparing the OEM Aircraft Market Forecasts

Comparing the OEM Aircraft Market Forecasts | Free to Air | Scoop.it

Airbus released its Global Market Forecast a few weeks ago. And, true to form, trying to compare it with Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook is not easy. The two firms define the segments differently. This requires some editing liberty on the part of analysts

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PIA net debt of 123bn rupees prompts warning

PIA net debt of 123bn rupees prompts warning | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Pakistan International Airlines's (PIA) liabilities exceed its current assets to the tune of 123 billion rupees ($1.3 billion), the airline's first half...
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CEO: Airbus to strengthen local plants in company reorganization | ATWOnline

CEO: Airbus to strengthen local plants in company reorganization | ATWOnline | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier plans to give more power to local Airbus plant managers to increase efficiency and enable them to make faster decisions as part of sweeping changes that are expected to begin in January.
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Rolls completes set of tests on new eco-engine core | ATWOnline

Rolls completes set of tests on new eco-engine core | ATWOnline | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce (R-R) has completed testing of the latest version of its new two-shaft engine core.
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BAE Systems, EADS in merger talks | Defense & Security News at DefenceTalk

BAE Systems, EADS in merger talks | Defense & Security News at DefenceTalk | Free to Air | Scoop.it
British arms manufacturer BAE Systems and European planemaker EADS revealed Wednesday they are in merger talks to create a global aerospace and defence leader...
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VIDEO: Leahy admits A380 near-term sales difficult but resolute in long-term demand

VIDEO: Leahy admits A380 near-term sales difficult but resolute in long-term demand | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Airbus's chief salesman John Leahy is confident the airframer can achieve its target of consistently selling at least 30 A380s a year, but admits that...
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The 787 Heathrow Fire

The 787 Heathrow Fire | Free to Air | Scoop.it
This was no small fire. It seems to have burned through the hull; the image shows the ribs.   No public explanation for the fire has been given yet, but we know from reports that it does not appear...
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PARIS AIR SHOW - IMPLICATIONS AND TRENDS

The 2013 Paris Air Show has now concluded, and we can reflect on what the activities at the show will mean in the marketplace and the implications for the industry.  While the last two shows, Paris...
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Government promises 'transparent' aviation policy - DAWN.com

Government promises 'transparent' aviation policy - DAWN.com | Free to Air | Scoop.it
DAWN.com Government promises 'transparent' aviation policy DAWN.com ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Sunday that it would unveil a 'transparent' aviation policy in a couple of months as it sought to justify the creation of the new aviation...
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Airbus A350 XWB clears flight envelope trials - ATWOnline

Airbus A350 XWB clears flight envelope trials - ATWOnline | Free to Air | Scoop.it
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Airbus has put its new A350 XWB twinjet through its entire flight envelope and tested all key systems, as it prepares to fly its second test aircraft in September.
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Russia, China aircraft manufacturers consider joint cooperation | ATWOnline

Russia, China aircraft manufacturers consider joint cooperation | ATWOnline | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) are considering a joint effort to construct a short- to medium-haul widebody aircraft.
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Why New Technology Airplanes are Late – The Continuing Saga

Why New Technology Airplanes are Late – The Continuing Saga | Free to Air | Scoop.it

With the industry abuzz about a delay for the Bombardier CSeries, it may be an appropriate time to revisit why new airplanes can’t seem to be certified on time.

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Bombardier starts final assembly of first CSeries flight aircraft

Bombardier starts final assembly of first CSeries flight aircraft | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Bombardier has started assembling the fuselage of the first CSeries flight test vehicle (FTV-1) and begun the process of mating the wings to the static...
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Boeing's Conner says engineers add 'critical value'

Boeing's Conner says engineers add 'critical value' | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Commercial Airplanes chief executive Ray Conner sent a message to all employees Wednesday offering a pointed retort to the leader of the engineering union.
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Boeing and the Sporty Game of Product Strategy

Boeing and the Sporty Game of Product Strategy | Free to Air | Scoop.it

John Newhouse, of the New Yorker magazine, in his 1982 book The Sporty Game, described the “bet the company” decisions involved in developing commercial aircraft. In recent years, with the difficulties with the A380 and 787, his analyses once again resonated through the industry.

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Airbus partners with Chinese on aviation biofuels | ATWOnline

Airbus partners with Chinese on aviation biofuels | ATWOnline | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Airbus has joined forces with China’s Tsinghua University to promote the production and use of aviation biofuel in China.
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Airbus Supports Extension Of Clean Sky Program | Aero-News Network

Airbus Supports Extension Of Clean Sky Program | Aero-News Network | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Letter Of Intent Signed By European Aeronautic Industry And Research Partners To Extend The Program Through 2020 Airbus has entered into an agr| Published: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | Aero-News Network...
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Chinese bidder, Hawker Beechcraft to sign purchase deal in a 'few days'

Chinese bidder, Hawker Beechcraft to sign purchase deal in a 'few days' | Free to Air | Scoop.it
Hawker Beechcraft is within a "few days" of signing a $1.79 billion purchase agreement with Superior Aviation Beijing, but other bidders for the Kansas-based...
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