News Listings for Boeing 2707

  • IN FOCUS Heroic failures: 11 aircraft that should have flown high but never quite took off

    News | 10 Dec 2013 13:32 | Stephen Trimble

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  • Flight 100 - History 1959-1979

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Günter Endres

    The jet was king and the Jumbo Jet proved bigger was definitely better. Meanwhile, the Harrier showed the UK could still lead
  • Boeing 747 - The Big Survivor

    News | 07 Jul 2008 16:00 | Jon Ostrower

    After more than 40 years of service Boeing's jumbo jet is still going strong as the manufacturer has adapted and honed its widebody to suit the market
  • Ground breaker

    News | 15 Apr 2003 00:00

    Concorde has been vectored onto its final approach to retirement, but its legacy is today's European aerospace industry <p>Amid the vortex of commercial, technical, emotional and flat-out irrational arguments that have swirled around Concorde since its birth, the project's industrial implications have often been forgotten. The Anglo-French supersonic transport was the first international aerospace programme and the first to face the cultural and political issues of industrial collaboration: issues ranging from how workshare should be allocated and which language should be used, to inches versus millimetres.</p> <p>In tackling the issues, and overcoming them, Concorde paved the way for every European collaborative programme that followed, and helped shape the region's aerospace industry. Not every attempt at co-operation was as successful. The Anglo-French Variable Geometry (AFVG) fighter failed, but the two countries developed and produced the Sepecat Jaguar strike/trainer aircraft,
  • Speed barrier

    News | 11 Feb 2003 00:00

    <p>GRAHAM WARWICK / WASHINGTON DC</p> <p>In the second of a monthly series marking the centennial of flight, we look at how commercial airliners will develop over the next 100 years</p> <p>Breaking the sound barrier was once as impossible as travelling faster than light. Beginning with the Wright brothers' first flight, it took aviation 44 years to reach Mach 1, six more to exceed M2, and another 14 to reach the M6.7 speed record that still stands, 36 years later. Today only one civil aircraft can exceed the speed of sound and only a handful can fly faster than M0.9. Has civil aviation hit the speed barrier? </p> <p>The new century opened to the debate over speed versus size. After Airbus launched the A380 large airliner in 2000, Boeing abandoned its competing 747-X and tried to interest airlines in the smaller, but faster Sonic Cruiser. The US manufacturer argued that the projected growth in international point-to-point services would favour speed over size. </p> <p>Late in 2002,
  • Perils of prediction

    News | 01 Jan 2000 00:00

    Predictions can prove embarrassing. And airlines are much more cautious these days <p>If <I>Flight International</I> had polled airlines 30 years ago for their predictions on long-term developments within the industry, the answers would have been exciting, ambitious and possibly outrageous. They would also have born little or no relationship to subsequent events. </p> <p>If those airlines were asked today about their long-term requirements, their answers would be different - although the need for quietness and efficiency would still exist. </p> <p>Three decades ago airlines would have been predicting, and seeking, increased speed, capacity and probably vertical or vertical/short take-off and landing (VTOL or V/STOL) ability for their short-haul fleets. Now they are less visionary, with no burning desires to tackle high-risk technologies for additional speed. Instead, they are more interested in efficiency and reliability. </p> <p>Airlines want low-risk, competitively priced design