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China Begins Making First C919 Airliner for Competition with Boeing, Airbus

China’s ambitious development of its C919 large airliner has encountered quite a few problems so that its maiden flight and delivery have been delayed again and again. 190 more words

Airbus says in final stages of A320neo ground tests

By: TIM HEPHER, published in reuters.com , Sep 16, 2014

(Reuters) – Airbus is conducting the final stage of ground trials as it edges towards the keenly-awaited first flight of its revamped A320neo aircraft, the planemaker said on Tuesday. 430 more words

New Aircraft

A350 XWB takes centre stage at Istanbul airshow 2014

Toulouse – A350 XWB test aircraft MSN5 will fly to Turkey for the first time ever and be the star of Airbus’ presence at the 10th Istanbul airshow between September 25th-28th 2014 at the Istanbul Ataturk airport general aviation apron. 327 more words

Commercial Aviation

easyJet orders 27 more A320 aircraft

Toulouse – easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category. 290 more words

Commercial Aviation

Odds and Ends: Tom Enders at Bernstein; JetBlue's CEO; Al-Baker on Al Jazeera; Volcano photos

Tom Enders: Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders appeared recently at a Bernstein Research conference. A couple of highlights:

The A350 program is on track for certification and first delivery on the schedule set two years ago.We have not seen a commercial aircraft program stay this close to schedule during the last 20years, which Enders emphasized demonstrates how far the company has come in its product development processes since the A380. 412 more words


Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
One of the most capable and sophisticated helicopters available for the air medical transport industry, ShandsCair Flight Program’s new EC155 B1, will be featured by Airbus Helicopters Inc. 9 more words

JetBlue Airways flight 1416 makes a safe landing at Long Beach with smoke in the cabin

JetBlue Airways (New York) flight 1416 from Long Beach to Austin, Texas today (September 18) declared an emergency after the number two engine failed 10 minutes into the flight. 175 more words