Boeing and Airbus, both competing for the airframe for the world’s longest flight, have turned in their bids for the equipment that can fly between London and Sydney. But there are interesting developments at both airframe makers, which may determine the fate of who will fly the longest flight eventually.
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With the Airbus A321 XLR, expect to be able to fly further from your own home city rather than a major metro airport, even to Europe if your airline wishes.
Day 3 of the Paris Airshow was supposed to be a washout, given the rain predictions for yesterday. But it was not, eventually and the weather held up very well for a great day of order announcements, amongst other stuff at the Paris Airshow. Boeing and Airbus had their big moments on Day 1 and 2, so the Paris Airshow 2019 Day 3 was more for the regional players, such as Embraer, ATR and others who would get down to making announcements. ATR launches a Short TakeOff & Landing version of the ATR42 Turboprop manufacturer ATR, which is a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo launched a new version of their regional plane, the ATR 42, which can use runways…
On Day 2 of the Paris Airshow, Boom set a timeline to go supersonic on flight again, and Boeing won big with the 737 MAX aircraft, and also with the 787s. More than that, there was a new commitment to the future of flight, sustainably.
On Day one of the Paris Airshow, Airbus got over 120 commitments, and IndiGo placed a historic order with CFM for their biggest batch of engines yet.
Airbus has launched the A321XLR, its longest range single-aisle aircraft. The A321XLR is a new addition to the A321neo and will have a range of 4700nm.
The Albatross One is now airborne. Airbus’s newest concept demonstrator, the Albatross One intends to test the design of wings that can be more flexible during flight, just like the Albatross.
The A321XLR if launched will do wonders for airlines like IndiGo, JetBlue and so-on who do not wish to invest in widebody aircraft. But will it be launched at the Paris Airshow 2019?
Airbus has confirmed that both A350 variants the A350-900 and A350-1000 can be modified to have enough range to operate the world’s longest routes under Qantas’ Project Sunrise, which should be a 21-hour long flight.
Airbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. We’ve come a long way from when they started, with Airbus having an almost equitable share of the global aviation business. Here is how Airbus changed aviation, for good!
Airbus’s A220 aircraft, which was acquired by them from Bombardier last year, has been primed up for longer flights now. The A220 will be able to fly an added range in the coming days.