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Flight International 23 Feb-1 March: Biofuels Flower Power

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International reviews biofuels. They could be the answer to aviation’s carbon concerns, but will governments help with their development?(For insight to this week’s cover decision, read an entry about it on Flight International editor Murdo Morrison’s new blog.)Also featured are:Middle East MRO: Region’s players are extending their radiusGeared Gamble: With […]

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Talk of 150-seat CSeries in the fray following analyst report

Bombardier is calling a report it is working on a 150-seat version of the 110/130-seat CSeries airliner “speculative”, but some analysts believe the airframer would be wise to move forward with a larger-capacity variant of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G geared turbofan-powered aircraft. JP Morgan’s Joseph Nadol said the firm believes a 150-seat variant is […]

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Flight International 8-14 December: Countdown to 787 First Flight

This week Flight International features an update on the 787 Dreamliner as the aircraft prepares for its first flight later this month. While Boeing crunches the data from the latest volley of static teststo validate the side-of-body reinforcement, sources within the companyare increasingly confident that the long-delayed program could fly notone, but potentially two 787s […]

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“One small step… one giant leap for mankind…”

At 20.17 GMT Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon’s surface. He took this picture of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, the second man on the Moon. See how Flight International reported the event… Flightglobal’s Apollo @ 40 page Flightglobal’s coverage from Flight International magazine from last week and from 1969 

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Pic of the day, Paris Day 5

EADS Bluecopter concept demonstrator is making its debut at this year’s show. Developed as part of the company’s research into “greener helicoptertechnologies”, the demonstrator is intended to deliver “cleanerpropulsion” via lean combustion. It incorporates ahigh-compression-ratio (16:1) engine, an oxidising catalytic converter,a particulate filter and a selective catalytic converter.

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Environmentally Friendly Aero Engines programme cuts noise and emissions

European Union targets for cutting jet engine noise and carbon dioxide emission can only be met with some new technology breakthroughs, according to engine manufacturers. Continue reading ….

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