In a significant move to modernize its international fleet, Qantas has placed a firm order for 12 Airbus A350 and 12 Boeing 787 aircraft. This strategic decision replaces the current A330 and A380 fleets over the next decade and includes purchase-right options to facilitate future growth and fleet renewal.
Boeing has transported an MD-90 airplane to the designated location for modifications as part of an experiment for the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) configuration, a project under NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator initiative. See the video.
This week, aircraft lessors Avolon published their Q2 2023 update, including one key accomplishment in the second quarter: the publication of their World Fleet Forecast (2023-2042).
Let’s take a closer look at both.
FAA trials multi-regional TBO: Advances in flight trajectories can cut aviation’s Carbon Footprint by 10%
A new initiative successfully managed flights across countries by predicting aircraft trajectories. The Federal Aviation Administration’s live flight demo included situations and flights between the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Using Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), countries shared aircraft trajectories, and air traffic experts optimized flight paths considering factors like weather and airspace closures.
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Aircraft Interiors News from Paris Air Show: Vietjet partners with Safran Seats to install up to 24,000 advanced Z200 economy class seats across their Boeing 737 MAX fleet. This collaboration aims to enhance passenger comfort, reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions, emphasizing a commitment to sustainability.
Lufthansa first announced a new business class coming in 2017, sharing renderings which now return a 404 page error on their website. I would hazard a bet that these plans have been scrapped.
AerCap Signs Lease Agreements with Air Europa for 5 Boeing 787 Aircraft and 10 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has signed lease agreements with Air Europa Líneas Aéreas S.A.U. for the long-term lease of five Boeing 787-9 aircraft and ten Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to deliver beginning in 2024 through 2026.
The Puget Sound Business Journal says Boeing will convene its interiors suppliers in Seattle for contracts renegotiation which could re-shape the aircraft interiors supply chain.
There was progress for women in aerospace this week with Boeing’s announcement that Caroline Kennedy was elected to join the Board of Directors. Kennedy, 59,… Read More »Caroline Kennedy Elected to Boeing Board of Directors
Boeing has purchased Pittsburg-based C360 Technologies which specializes in high-density video and distribution, including applications for live and on-demand augmented/virtual reality on multiple platforms. This… Read More »Boeing Invests in Video and Augmented Reality Tech
Boeing has announced big strides towards a future full of smart planes, from new analytics capabilities to its own exploration of advanced artificial intelligence for… Read More »PAS17: Expect Smarter Planes, But Don’t Expect Them To Fly Themselves
Boeing celebrates a successful first day at the Paris Air Show with a dedicated video summary. In all, Boeing made 288 total orders & announcements… Read More »PAS17: Boeing Celebrates Big First Day in Paris
The first big order announcements from the 52nd Paris Air Show are coming in, with Airbus and Boeing each having something to smile about from… Read More »PAS17: GECAS Shows More Love to Airbus than Boeing
Boeing and Ryanair are celebrating delivery of the airline’s 450th next-generation 737-800 aircraft. The Irish low-cost carrier is the largest all-Boeing operator in Europe.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is warning against protectionist tactics as demand for air travel increases over the next two decades.
For any wondering whether demand for new aircraft is slowing down, Airbus and Boeing have a clear answer: no. Each of the two aircraft manufacturers… Read More »Yes, We Need Twice As Many Planes. But Will Size Matter?