With just over 12 hours before the Farnborough air showkicks off in earnest – the Flightglobal team has already been working hard toproduce tomorrow’s show daily – I thought it would be good to outline the Asianpresence at the show this year. The most visible Asian presence is the Malaysia AirlinesA380, which dominates the static […]
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The Singapore Airshow is not normally one where aircraft manufacturers save up orders. Yet, there has been some interesting chatter about what we can expect in less than a fortnight at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Bombardier should confirm that Garuda will buy their CRJ regional jets, while ATR and Airbus are expected to announce some […]
Taiwan‘srequirement for 66 new F-16 C/Ds is no diminutive affair. Regional requirementsfor fewer aircraft such as Malaysia‘snew fighter (16-18 aircraft), Japan‘sFX-II (42), and Korea‘sFX-III (60) have attracted intense interest from the heavy hitters: Boeing,Lockheed Martin, Rafale, Eurofighter, Saab, and even the Russians. In such competitions the biggies spend small fortunes onelaborate stands at local air […]
Monday I attended a briefing at the Northrop Grumman media chalet hosted by the company’s Rotorcraft Avionics Innovation Laboratory. The lab has created a software upgrade for Northrop’s APR 39 radar warning receiver that transforms this piece of equipment into an electronic suite controller. Virtually all American helicopters have an APR 39, and putting […]
Flightblogger and I met up with Didier Lenormand, head of freighter marketing for Airbus, yesterday to talk about the Airbus A330-200F and the future of the cargo market.He made some interesting comments about the aircraft and Asian demand, and conversion of the older passenger aircraft into freighters.
First, an apology. It has been pretty crazy these last few weeks with back to back to back work trips (I am writing this from Dubai) – and so the blog has not been updated as often as I would have liked. But here goes.Air New Zealand will be the first airline to operate the […]
Here is a photo of the first China-made Airbus A320 that had its maiden flight today with Sichuan Airlines.
It has been a landmark week for both China and Airbus when the first A320 (above, having its first flight) to be assembled in the country was delivered to its customer on Tuesday and began operations with Sichuan Airlines on Wednesday.For China, it shows the world that it can manufacture an aircraft that meets the […]
Cathay Pacific’s move to delay delivery of all the aircraft types it has on order does not augur well for aircraft-makers Airbus and Boeing. The Oneworld carrier until recently was one of the world’s most profitable carriers but the sharp downturn in passenger traffic and its fuel hedging losses have pushed it well and truly […]
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