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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  • 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.
  • AirBridgeCargo orders sixth 747-8F

    News | 16 Oct 2014 18:11 | Stephen Trimble

    ​AirBridgeCargo has ordered a sixth 747-8 Freighter, confirming a plan revealed nearly three months ago.
  • ANALYSIS: Business aircraft programmes round-up

    News | 16 Oct 2014 10:17 | Kate Sarsfield

    The past six years have brought mixed fortunes for business aircraft manufacturers.  How are each of the sectors faring and what new models is this innovative aviation sector hoping to bring to the market over the coming few years to whet the appetite of their discerning customers?
  • Lufthansa ‘pleased’ with initial premium economy demand

    News | 08 Oct 2014 19:16 | Edward Russell

    Lufthansa chief commercial officer Jens Bischof is “extremely pleased” with early demand for the carrier’s new premium economy cabin ahead of its official December launch.
  • ​ANALYSIS: Asia Pacific takes over half of September’s deliveries

    News | 07 Oct 2014 07:05 | Greg Waldron

    Asia Pacific operators accounted for well over half of global aircraft deliveries in September, taking 72 of the 133 aircraft delivered globally during the month.
  • GECAS cancels 747-8F order

    News | 06 Oct 2014 15:14 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Operating lessor GECAS has dropped out of the 747-8 Freighter orderbook, converting a three-year-older order for two aircraft into passenger-carrying 777-300ERs.