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    With the big two manufacturers having released their orders and deliveries figures this week, these are their 13 top-selling narrowbody and widebody types of 2014.

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  • Emirates finalises order for 150 777X jets

    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has finalised its order for 150 Boeing 777X twin-engined aircraft, a deal originally...

  • Typhoon starts windtunnel tests with conformal fuel tanks

    ​The Eurofighter Typhoon’s proposed conformal fuel tank configuration has entered windtunnel testing in the UK, partner...

  • ​SINGAPORE: Boeing still playing 777X name game

    Boeing is yet to decide on the naming convention for its 777X family, but hopes to finalise a definitive plan soon.

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  • ANALYSIS: Rolls-Royce readies for Trent XWB-97 flight test on A380

    News | 31 Jul 2015 07:50 | Murdo Morrison

    ​A year after it powered to life for the first time in a concrete-walled test cell, the engine for the largest variant of the Airbus A350 will any day now be departing Rolls-Royce’s factory in Derby, and making its way by road and sea to Toulouse, where early in October it is set to make its maiden sortie on Airbus’s A380 flying testbed. Six to nine months and 120h of testing later, the Trent XWB-97 – exclusive powerplant for the A350-1000 – should fly on that aircraft for the first time, ahead of the type’s service entry in 2017.
  • ANALYSIS: Small steps to success for A380

    News | 01 Jun 2015 16:06 | Murdo Morrison

    Ten years after the A380’s quietly impressive airborne choreography wowed the crowds at its Le Bourget debut, Airbus continues to insist that a commercial breakthrough for the world’s largest airliner is on the horizon, even if it now concedes its flagship is not going to transform long-haul flying in the way the world’s first jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, did in the 1980s. However, with airlines and passengers having had plenty time to get used to the ultra-large airliner and no orders for the type for many months, even Airbus’s modest targets could be ambitious.
  • ANALYSIS: Can China break the military aircraft engine bottleneck?

    News | 27 May 2015 10:07

    China’s political and aerospace leadership is painfully aware that that its airpower ambitions are severely impeded by the lack of what it calls a “Chinese heart,” or modern indigenous aircraft engines.
  • ANALYSIS: A380 re-engining continues to divide analysts

    News | 24 Feb 2015 14:37 | Stephen Trimble

    In a lightly attended Dubai air show press conference about 15 months ago, then-Engine Alliance president Dean Athans delivered an unexpected message. The joint venture between GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney was evaluating a wide range of performance upgrades for the GP7200, including offering an all-new engine to power the Airbus A380.
  • ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch – 2014 review

    News | 19 Feb 2015 09:45 | Antoine Fafard

    2014 was another all-time high for commercial aviation
  • ANALYSIS: Can Eurofighter enhancements power sales revival?

    News | 23 Jan 2015 11:35 | Craig Hoyle

    ​This could be a pivotal year for the four-nation Eurofighter programme, as partner companies Airbus Defence & Space, Alenia Aermacchi and BAE Systems push to secure fresh export deals on the back of a range of capability enhancements which are now starting to approach operational readiness.