Old Airplane Revenge

Boeing’s 767 was introduced on September 8, 1982.  In about five weeks time the 767 program will be 33 years old!  Yet the program just got its biggest order to date.  FedEx ordered 50 and 50 options.  This is an amazing performance. The 767 has been a...

The continuous improvement of the A330

Airbus’ A330 was born in the shadow the A340, an aircraft intended to be the long-haul workhorse in the Airbus stable. The A330 would be the medium-range aircraft. The A330 and A340 were developed simultaneously and derived from the A300. The A330 and A340 were...

Oh Venus, Hey Venus

In one of the more bizarre incidents in recent history, an Air Canada pilot flying over the Atlantic mistakenly thought the planet Venus was an oncoming aircraft, diving the aircraft rapidly enough to cause injuries to 16 persons on board the aircraft, and upsetting...

Does an A330neo make sense?

AirInsight published an analysis on the issue of an A330neo – something that is attracting a lot of discussion around the industry. It is our view that the decision being faced by Airbus is not easy – there are a host of issues to work through. What does...