This week Flightglobal publication Flight International has a special report and assessment on world airliners, including the 787, Sukhoi SuperJet, MS-21, cargo conversions and other jets.
Will Airbus and Boeing bend to pressure to replace popular aircraft in the narrowbody market and fend off challenges from Bombardier’s CSeries and China and Russia? Widebody programmes have advanced, while older types have faded and problems remain for ultra-large types. Weak demand is handicapping Ilyushin and Tupolev, but cargo conversion providers are optimistic. Read our report here.
Undoubtedly the aircraft on everyone’s mind is the 787 Dreamliner–which possibly faces a new set of delays–and the aircraft’s departure from the Farnborough airshow is depicted on the cover. Photo credit to Boeing.
Also featured this week are:
- Joined-up plans: Lockheed Martin bids to adapt JSF systems for F-22
- 2020 foresight: Delta delays 787 deliveries to next decade, putting initial schedule behind 12 years
- AUSA 2010: Bells aims to outfox rivals with upgrades to Kiowa Warrior, as US Army reviews operations
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