Flight International, August 2021
Our annual review of the commercial airliner sector looks at the challenges facing Airbus, Boeing and Embraer as the industry looks to emerge from the pandemic-driven downturn. From readying the 777X to meet a post-Covid-19 recovery in long-haul travel to the potential for an A350 Freighter and market prospects for the E175-E2, our report has it covered.
We report from the MAKS air show, where Moscow revealed its Sukhoi Su-75 “Checkmate” fighter and announced fresh commitments for more than 50 Superjet 100 regional jets. With the PD-14-engined Irkut MC-21-310 also on display, Russia’s drive for domestic capability in airliner production is ready to deliver results.
Also this issue, we assess United Airlines’ ambitious transformation plans, NASA’s research into next-generation narrowbodies, and zero-emission developments at Rolls-Royce and Britten-Norman. Plus, don’t miss our half-year assessment of airliner safety, with major accidents and incidents in the spotlight.
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