Top News on 747-8

  • OPINION: Why Airbus still has a widebody race to run

    ​It has been a good summer for Airbus. Farnborough in July saw the launch of the A330neo, and the last days of a balmy September the first flight of the A320neo and certification of the A350-900. Although the A350 will enter service over two years later than the mid-2012 target promised when Airbus relaunched the twinjet as the “Xtra Wide Body” or XWB in July 2006, the ­programme has been a triumph for Toulouse.

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  • Boeing tweaks 777X wingspan, preserves folded length

    ​Boeing has slightly increased the in-flight wingspan and the length of the wing-fold on the 777X.

  • EBACE: Race is on to deliver first BBJ 747-8

    The race is on for the delivery of the first BBJ 747-8 head of state aircraft and Boeing Business Jets president Steve...

  • PICTURE: Silk Way’s 747-8 Freighter poised for delivery

    The first of four Boeing 747-8 Freighters for Silk Way Airlines is being readied for delivery at the manufacturer’s...

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  • ANALYSIS: US airlines bringing home MRO work

    News | 30 Oct 2014 10:19 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    After years of sending nearly all their widebodies overseas for MRO work, US airlines are increasingly having aircraft serviced stateside.
  • Volga-Dnepr launches 737 maintenance in Leipzig

    News | 27 Oct 2014 15:21 | Michael Gubisch

    Bulgarian charter carrier Cargo Air has become the first Boeing 737 maintenance customer for Volga-Dnepr Technics' site in Germany.
  • Air China ups international frequencies

    News | 27 Oct 2014 03:45 | Firdaus Hashim

    ​Air China has raised the frequencies of select international services, which took effect on 26 October.
  • NBAA: Comlux prepares for VIP widebody completions

    News | 21 Oct 2014 16:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Comlux America is preparing to expand into the widebody VIP completions market and is poised to break ground on a new hangar extension to accommodate the anticipated new business.
  • NBAA Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor quits after successful year

    News | 20 Oct 2014 13:09 | Murdo Morrison

    ​Boeing Business Jets president Capt Steve Taylor says he is quitting the organisation on a high, after net orders hit double figures this year for the first time since 2008.
  • ANALYSIS: Completions companies vie for VIPs in a shrinking market

    News | 16 Oct 2014 23:00 | Freelance Reporter

    “You complete me,” declared Jerry Maguire to his Dorothy in the schmaltzy 1996 movie named after him. Eighteen years later, one trusts their happy relationship is still going strong – unlike that between the large US interiors houses and American aircraft buyers. The latter seem to be eschewing the notion of a soul mate for life, preferring to take a more pragmatic approach in their choice of a completions partner – that is, if the established players are to be believed.