All In Depth – Page 18

  • Airbus A380 SIA Singapore Airlines
    In depth

    How Singapore Airlines was key to the A380’s story from take-off to teardown

    2020-02-05T11:23:00Z

    Other than Emirates, SIA has been the airline most associated with the world’s largest airliner. We chart the history of the relationship between the carrier and the A380 from the giant type’s conception to the programme’s ignominious cancellation

  • 737 Max 9. 970x550px. Boeing.
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    Boeing needs to balance supply chain and customers

    2020-02-05T06:00:00Z

    Suppliers and customers are both suffering from the 737 Max’s grounding, but to restart production requires the manufacturer to manage a delecate balancing act. 

  • 737 Max line - Boeing
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    Nervous uncertainty seeps into the aerospace industry

    2020-02-05T02:47:00Z

    A potential global recesssion, political instability, trade conflicts, the ongoing crisis at Boeing and a pandemic in Asia are all contributing to nervous uncertainty in the aerospace industry.

  • A220-300 formation flight with A321LR
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    What Airbus has done since taking on the A220

    2020-02-04T11:20:00Z

    Just 18 months after Toulouse acquired the twin-jet from Bombardier, production of the A220 is ramping up steadily

  • Volocopter_Singapore_main
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    Singapore’s urban air mobility dreams take off

    2020-02-03T17:14:00Z

    Against the backdrop of the iconic Marina Bay Sands in downtown Singapore, the aircraft took off, circling the Marina Bay area for two minutes, before landing. That marked the first-ever manned flight in an Asian city for urban air mobility company Volocopter, which used its 2X prototype for the ...

  • Singapore F-15SG
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    Singapore’s air force eyes long-term challenges

    2020-02-03T17:07:00Z

    Airpower is fundamental to Singapore’s status as a sovereign nation. The tiny country, among the world’s most prosperous, utterly lacks strategic depth. It relies on foreign nations for its food and energy needs. Its economy is highly exposed to global trade. Yet for all its lack of landmass, Singapore’s geography ...

  • Airbus Helicopters H145
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    Steady as it goes in ASEAN civil helicopter market

    2020-02-03T17:07:00Z

    Viewers of the film Crazy Rich Asians may get the sense that civilian helicopter operations in Southeast Asia are simple matter of ‘get in and go’. One scene depicts a trio of three (clearly digitized) VIP helicopters fly in close formation from Singapore to a container ship sailing in the ...

  • Pratt & Whitney Singapore Facility Automation_Visual
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    For Singapore’s aerospace industry, innovation is its trump card

    2020-02-03T17:07:00Z

    At Rolls-Royce’s sprawling facility in Singapore, the robots are feeling the heat — literally. At its Trent fanblade manufacturing facility — the only other such facility outside of R-R’s Derby headquarters — the robots take the lead in a process known as super plastic forming. Source: ...

  • Boeing 777-9 folding wingtip
    In depth

    Key changes introduced on new wing for 777X

    2020-01-30T22:56:00Z

    Composite design features revised high-lift system compared with previous variants - and folding tips

  • American Eagle E175
    In depth

    Checklist concern emerges after E175 crew's pitch-trim battle

    2020-01-30T10:18:00Z

    US investigators have discovered chafed horizontal stabiliser control wiring on an American Eagle Embraer 175 involved in a serious mis-trim and pitch-control incident on departure from Atlanta. The pilots of the aircraft, operated by Republic Airways, were unable to engage the autopilot at 2,200ft and experienced difficulty in holding ...

  • Nexus4EX-Image_PressRelease
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    Why Bell plans to vertically integrate its eVTOL business and compete with Uber

    2020-01-27T13:43:00Z

    In a partial break with its partner Uber – as well as its own historical business model – Bell plans to vertically integrate aircraft production, flight operations and nearly everything in between, in order to grab a large piece of the nascent electric-vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi industry.

  • CDPH-7041-1618
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    Airbus Helicopters enters home straight with H160

    2020-01-27T12:59:00Z

    For Airbus Helicopters, the end of the long road to certification for the H160 now appears to be in sight. Launched in 2015, the medium-twin is in the final stages of its development campaign; test flights ended in late 2019 and, at the time of writing in mid-January, Airbus Helicopters was preparing to submit the final pieces of documentation to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

  • Nexus4EX-Image_PressRelease
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    Bell’s eVTOL vision changes as it eliminates two rotors and goes all electric

    2020-01-27T12:00:00Z

    Bell changed the design of its proposed electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, removing two rotor ducts and adding a purely electric propulsion option, after hearing from potential customers that shorter inner city travel would likely come before longer-range trips between metropolitan areas.

  • SH09again-c-Kopter
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    Kopter accelerates as gearbox issue fades from view

    2020-01-22T15:01:00Z

    Swiss manufactuerer Kopter is making full use of its flight-test base in Sicily as it works to overcome setbacks and bring its SH09 light-single to market.

  • Boeing 747 Pan am first delivery 1969
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    Boeing 747 marks 50 years since Pan Am service debut

    2020-01-21T10:41:00Z

    This week marks exactly 50 years since the 747’s first passenger service with Pan Am

  • Ben Smith, Air France-KLM
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    Which airline CEOs face the biggest challenges in 2020?

    2020-01-21T10:12:00Z

    Our annual assessment of some of the airline chief executives from across the world who are facing the biggest challenges – and, in several cases, opportunities – over the next 12 months

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    Has airline safety peaked?

    2020-01-20T14:03:00Z

    The shock of a second 737 Max tragedy in the past year has prompted an urgent rethink of certification and training priorities after a long period of improving accident statistics

  • Indonesian regulator found crew of a 737 Max 8 lost in 2018 had not been trained in MCAS operation
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    Accident reports issued during the second half of 2019

    2020-01-20T13:11:00Z

    Final report: Lion Air 737 Max 8, loss of control in flight, 29 October 2018 The Indonesian national transport safety committee (KNKT) found that the aircraft (PK-LQP), during the climb-out from Jakarta international airport on a short domestic flight, crashed when the crew lost control following a technical malfunction. It ...

  • Boeing's Renton plant
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    Max effect drags down overall sales and deliveries in 2019

    2020-01-15T21:47:00Z

    Boeing’s pain across both orders and production significantly impacts overall metrics in the mainline airliner sector 

  • FORECASTS INTRO c Peter Komka_EPA-EFE_Shutterstock
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    Outlook for 2020

    2020-01-12T19:21:00Z

    For airframers, the year to come holds technical, regulatory and organisational challenges sure to keep management focused – or even awake at night. A turbulent economy is buffeting airlines, while the technology race for military advantage is only speeding up. Assessing ongoing trends and pending trials, FlightGlobal presents our outlook ...