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Bombardier CSeries Aircraft First Flight to Take Place

Bombardier CSeries Aircraft First Flight to Take Place in the Coming Weeks Bombardier Aerospace confirmed today that the integration of the CSeries aircraft’s auxiliary power unit and Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan(TM) PW1500G engines on the first flight test vehicle (FTV1) is running smoothly, allowing for testing of the aircraft’s key systems. It also […]

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Bombardier Completes CSeries Aircraft Ground Vibration Tests

Bombardier Completes CSeries Aircraft Ground Vibration Tests and Final Software Upgrades in Preparation for First Flight Bombardier Aerospace announced today that ground vibration tests, as well as software upgrades and corresponding tests, have been completed on the first CSeries aircraft – Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1). In addition, Safety of Flight (SOF) statements from all […]

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EADS Raises 2013 Commercial Aircraft Orders

EADS raises its gross order intake guidance at Airbus for commercial aircraft for the full year 2013. Based on a current order intake of 514 gross commercial aircraft orders at the end of April 2013 and strong commercial activity, EADS is now expecting new gross orders to be comfortably above 800 aircraft in 2013. More: New EADS Leadership Team […]

UA Introduces 200th Aircraft with Live Television

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UA Introduces 200th Aircraft with Live Television

Airline offers the world’s largest fleet of aircraft with live television United Airlines has equipped its 200th aircraft with live television, offering customers more than 100 channels of live programming while in-flight. United operates more live television-equipped aircraft than any other airline in the world. United currently offers live television on most Boeing 737 aircraft […]

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EA Celebrates 10 Years on Birmingham Newcastle Route

Eastern Airways Celebrates 10 Years on Birmingham Newcastle Route Eastern Airways is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its service between Birmingham and Newcastle, which provides an important, fast business link for commuters connecting between the Midlands and the North East. The UK’s second largest regional airline first started operating the route in 2003 following British […]

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Airbus and JetBlue unveil 1st A320 in North America with Sharklets

At a crewmember event today at its base at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), JetBlue Airways unveiled the first of its Airbus A320 aircraft to be outfitted with Sharklets. The aircraft – registration number N821JB – is also the first of any North American airline to feature the fuel-saving structures. Sharklets […]

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Qantas to Order A330s and new B737-800s

The Qantas Group today announced it would upgrade its entire fleet of Airbus A330s and order new Boeing 737-800s to drive its strategy in the international and domestic markets. Beginning in late 2014, the Group will reconfigure the interior of 10 Airbus A330-300s and 20 A330-200s with a new flat seat in business class, refreshed economy cabin […]

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Bombardier Get PurePower® Engine for CSeries

Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney announced today that Pratt & Whitney has successfully achieved Transport Canada type certification of its first PurePower Geared Turbofan(TM) engine – the PW1500G engine that will power Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft. Pratt & Whitney has conducted over 4,000 hours of rigorous engine testing since the initial engine began testing in […]

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Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests

Boeing‘s liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing, which occurred Feb. 6, the Phantom Eye demonstrator aircraft sitting atop its launch cart reached speeds up to 40 knots, or approximately 46 miles per hour. […]

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Cessna Foresees Rising Caravan and Citation Demand in India

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, said today the company foresees rising demand for its Caravan and Citation aircraft in India this year as customers respond to anticipated government reforms. Speaking at the Aero India show in Bangalore, Bill Harris, Cessna vice president, Sales for Asia and Asia Pacific, said: “India is expected to […]