The Rise Of Long Haul Narrowbody Routes

The Rise Of Long Haul Narrowbody Routes

As we enter the new decade, it’s becoming increasingly common to see airlines operating narrowbody aircraft on long haul flights. In 2010, long-haul flights were very common and were mostly operated with widebody planes. Nicknamed the flying pencil for its...
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Boeing Plans Next Steps For Ultra-Efficient Airliner Concept

Boeing Plans Next Steps For Ultra-Efficient Airliner Concept

Boeing will study the certification challenges of its Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) ultra-efficient airliner concept as part of a new phase of work following wind tunnel tests that prove the basic viability of the 737-class aircraft design for typical air...
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Could Airbus Build An Ultra Long Stretch Of The A220?

Could Airbus Build An Ultra Long Stretch Of The A220?

The potential for a stretched version of the popular A220 has been regularly discussed on Simple Flying. How far could Airbus go? How much can you stretch an A220? We’ve talked extensively about how successful an Airbus A220 stretch could...
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The Boeing 777X To Offer Dreamliner Style Dimmable Windows

The Boeing 777X To Offer Dreamliner Style Dimmable Windows

Boeing is set to offer electronically dimmable windows (EDWs) on its upcoming 777X aircraft. This follows the plane manufacturer’s implementation of similar panels on its 787 Dreamliners. This innovation is often referred to as smart glass for the way that.....
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Could The Airbus A350 Reinvent The Long Haul Low Cost Industry?

Could The Airbus A350 Reinvent The Long Haul Low Cost Industry?

Could the Airbus A350 herald in another age of low-cost travel? If utilized by a smart low-cost-carrier, could the aircraft’s engine efficiency, density and cost savings add a new dimension to low-cost long-haul? Norweigan Air Shuttle, with its low-cost Boei...
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Airlines Have Cut CO2 Emissions Per Passenger By 50% Since 1990 – Here’s How

Airlines Have Cut CO2 Emissions Per Passenger By 50% Since 1990 – Here’s How

The carbon cost of transporting passengers by air has halved since 1990. That’s according to a report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which shows that airlines are benefitting from the massive increases in fuel efficiency that aircra...
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Airbus Beluga XL Finally Enters Service

Airbus Beluga XL Finally Enters Service

One of the most anticipated planes in travel, the Airbus Beluga XL, has finally entered service after making its first operational flight on January 9, 2020. The Beluga XL promises to be one of the largest planes in use. Airbus engineers...
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Airbus delivers strong 2019 commercial aircraft performance

Airbus delivers strong 2019 commercial aircraft performance

Airbus SE (Stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 863 commercial aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by eight percent. In the 17th yearly production increase in a row, Airbus progressed on the transition to all...
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Airbus set to offer A350 with dimmable windows

Airbus set to offer A350 with dimmable windows

Airbus is intending to offer electronically-dimmable windows as an option on A350s, and plans to disclose more details at the Aircraft Interiors Expo at the end of March. The airframer does not currently use such technology in its aircraft range,...
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Hyundai, Uber Partner On Air Taxis

Hyundai and Uber announced a partnership aimed at developing air taxis for a “future aerial ride share network” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday. “Hyundai is our first vehicle partner with experience of manufacturing...
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