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Daily Insight: Tuesday 5 March 2019: Could Airbus Become More Aggressive?

News Airbus has a new management team, and unlike Boeing, has no development programs launched and in process.  Boeing has the 777X to complete, and is working on the yet un-launched NMA/797.  Airbus is ending production of the A380, and has an opportunity to pre-empt...

Replacing the Boeing 777LR

With the deployment of the A350ULR and Qantas' Sunshine Project, it is a moment to consider the long-range commercial airliner.  Prior to the A350ULR, the Range King has been the 777LR. When a test flew from Hong Kong to Heathrow, the aircraft took the "long way",...

GE Advancing Well With Ceramic Matrix Composites Testing

Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are being introduced into aircraft engines because of their ability to resist heat, as well as their ability to resist dust and debris in difficult environments, such as those in the Middle East. Although CMCs have been utilized on...

Will Boeing Need to Cut 777 Production Further, and Will it Ever Come Back to Current Levels?

Boeing confirmed that the announced production cut in the 777 line from 8.3 per month to five per month will begin in August, 2017, and then drop to 3.5 per month in 2018. The company had earlier announced a production cut from 8.3 per month to 7 per month beginning...