The first in a two part Paris Air Show news analysis exploring the strategic questions facing Boeing and its decision about the future of the 737. This analysis builds on the discussion of tactical decisions facing Boeing as it develops the technology for the new conceptual jet. READ PART TWO PARIS — In March, Air Lease’s […]
Archive | June, 2011
In the next few days a photo will likely surface of a modification to the 787 ZA004′s tail cone and the world will wonder what it’s intended to do. It’s a small change to the Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) section 48 Aft, but it’s an important one. The photo above shows ZA001′s tail cone […]
As it begins function and reliability (F&R) and extended operations testing on 787, Boeing will have a two-phase implementation of its extended operations certification, with 180min operations certified at entry into service with All Nippon Airways in August or September and a further 330min certification following a required “software adjustment” due to a US Federal […]
Boeing is slated to begin 787 systems functionality and reliability (F&R) and extended operations (ETOPS) testing as early as June 26, program sources tell FlightBlogger, beginning the final phase of basic certification for the aircraft’s airframe combination with Rolls-Royce Package A engines. Airplane Nine, ZA102, will be the lead aircraft for F&R, which is slated to […]
PARIS — During the Airbus concluding show press conference with CEO Tom Enders and COO Customers John Leahy, I posed the following question to press conference. Here’s the interchange: FlightBlogger: In the time period between 2017 when you have the A350-1000 entering service and the 2025-2030 A30X, what is your planned technology road map look like between […]
BREAKING: AirAsia hands Airbus its largest-ever order, originally uploaded by flightblogger. PARIS — AirAsia has placed a firm order for 200 A320neo aircraft, the largest single commitment in Airbus history. The firm order will be powered CFM Leap engines.
PARIS – Bombardier unveiled its CSeries flight deck for the first time at the show Wednesday, the first commercial application of Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics. With its twin sidestick controls for the two crew flight deck, the CS100 and CS300 are the first three-axis full fly-by-wire aircraft for Bombardier and a first for the […]