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HELP! What’s your favorite airline viral video of 2010?

Some videos get far more hits than others, but what’s YOUR favorite?

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Now launched, the Bombardier CSeries needs to arrive on time

Several years worth of major aircraft programme delays, first from Airbus and then Boeing, has made the industry sceptical about whether airframers can bring new-design jets to market within the constraints of their own ambitious schedules. With credibility down due to slip-ups – and outright mess-ups – in the A380 and 787 programmes, the pressure is […]

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Bombardier’s new CSeries specs FOUND HERE

Bombardier has updated the specs on its GTF-powered CSeries 110, 110ER, 130 and 130ER. The figures differ from what is being currently advertised on the manufacturer’s site, particularly with respect to range at max payload. Check out the increase in range for the 110. Also check out the new 130XT. Here is the original document, folllowed by a […]

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GTF fans gear up for Farnborough

As the Farnborough air show rapidly approaches, excitement is building about order prospects for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan-powered Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and Bombardier’s proposed CSeries.   Mitsubishi has already secured All Nippon Airways as launch customer, and is reportedly closing in on a second deal. Bombardier is rumoured to launch the CSeries at […]

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Pratt to meet with airlines on GTF later this month (cool pic)

I had a great chat yesterday with Pratt & Whitney about the geared turbofan (GTF), which is really starting to look dressed to impress these days. Pratt VP of next generation products Bob Saia told me that later this month executives will meet for a review with airlines, including a 15-member steering committee for the […]

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Engine R&D boost begs political predictability

I’m knee-deep in writing about new engine technology while trying to work through some patience-stretching computer problems (my little workhorse appears to have picked up something nasty in Sin City last week…I barely let her out of my sight!). While sifting through my notes, however, I came across this gem from IATA technical and operations […]

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CSeries not yet carved in stone but getting closer

Bombardier’s conference call to discuss the board’s authorization to offer the CSeries is about to begin. It has been slightly delayed (no doubt every aviation analyst/journalist and their brother is jumping on the webcast). While we wait, a set of musical gems from the 90s is playing, including Go West’s “King of Wishful Thinking”. You […]

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