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 airliner...
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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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A Global Market For Narrowbody Checks?

A Global Market For Narrowbody Checks?

In the early 2000s several big U.S. carriers outsourced widebody base maintenance to MRO providers in Asia and as we enter a new decade it is worth asking whether such trends will extend to narrowbody heavy checks as well. Until...
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Boeing 737 MAX Hit with Another Safety Issue: Wiring System

Boeing 737 MAX Hit with Another Safety Issue: Wiring System

Great hopes of the Boeing Company to return its troubled 737 MAX back to service in the 1Q20 may be destroyed again. After the rigorous check in December, a new problem was identified, this time with wiring. Software has been...
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Emerging Airline Trends of 2019: Tech Takes to the Skies

Emerging Airline Trends of 2019: Tech Takes to the Skies

  Core offerings and operational improvements are the forces behind airline trends this year More than ever before, airlines have doubled down on their commitment to deliver amazing in-flight experiences and capture customer loyalty.  Almost all operators r...
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10 Aviation Predictions For The Next Decade: What Will Happen By 2030?

10 Aviation Predictions For The Next Decade: What Will Happen By 2030?

Clearly, Star Trek has a lot to answer for. Although fellow Trekkies may be somewhat disappointed by the lack of progress towards a planet-hopping future, there have been some awesome developments in aviation over the years. 1. The world’s markets...
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Is Facial Recognition Tech Accurate?

Is Facial Recognition Tech Accurate?

Top facial recognition systems misidentify people of color at higher rates than white people, according to a US federal study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). While conducting a particular type of database search known as “one-...
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Aircraft Inspection 10-Times Faster than Current Methods

Aircraft Inspection 10-Times Faster than Current Methods

Drones have been playing a growing role in these inspection missions. Donecle offers a solution to inspect aircraft 10 times faster than current inspections methods. LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline in South America, will use Donecle’s automated dro...
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10 Most Read MRO Stories Of 2019

10 Most Read MRO Stories Of 2019

From engine issues and retirements to royalty fees and buyouts, 2019 saw a wide range of new stories which further progressed the market. What will 2020 bring? Please allow a few seconds for the content to load. Trent 1000-Suffering Air New Zealand Orders...
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Rolls-Royce Unveils All-Electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce Unveils All-Electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce’s ambitions to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport.  The plane is part of a Rolls-Royce initiative called ACCEL – short for “Accele...
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