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    The Giant Beluga Fleet Keeps Airbus Jet Production Humming

    They are Airbus’s delivery ships of the sky. The Airbus A300-600ST Beluga is built using many of the components from the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner. The ST in the designator stands for the original name: Super Transporter. It is a super transporter, but the name Beluga stuck and hasn’t let go.   There are a total […]

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    Watch Airbus Paint Its New A350-1000 Long-Range Twin

    Airbus hopes this new jet is the 777 killer. The A350 is Airbus’s technologically advanced answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Instead of a direct competitor, the A350 series spans the gap between the 787 and larger 777.  Now, Airbus is getting closer to flying the new Airbus A350-1000.  The largest of the A350 series, […]

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    Allegiant Gives Employees The Chance To Pick Their New Livery

    Allegiant Air is letting employees pick their new paint scheme. Ultra-dicount airline Allegiant recently acquired 12 ‘new’ Airbus A320 aircraft to supplement their fleet of Airbus A319s, MD-80s and 757s.  Both the 757s and MD-80s will be phased out over the next few years in favor of an all Airbus fleet. While news of a […]

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    Six Reasons Why Boeing Faces Hard Choices In Replacing The 757

    Boeing, which recently rolled out wide body 777s and 787s plus has the new 737 MAX, is contemplating a mid-size narrow-body aircraft. Boeing stopped making 757s over a decade ago and Boeing will be facing competition from Airbus in terms of mid-size aircraft that have improved fuel efficiency. Commercial airlines seek aircraft that allow them […]

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    Is Next Major Air Show A Barometer For International Aviation?

    The next big international airshow will take place in England. The Farnborough Air Show in July will help determine if the international aviation industry is ascending, descending or maintaining altitude. That will no doubt be a debate over the next six months considering that last week’s Singapore Airshow wrapped up with several mixed messages. While Asia, […]

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    Cockpit door could become focus of Germanwings Airbus crash

      A New York Times article was released this evening that raised the possibility that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit during a terrifying 8 1/2 minute descent.  This fact raises the possibility that the crash was not caused by a catastrophic malfunction (like an explosive decompression) but instead could have […]

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    You Won’t Believe What This Transport Plane Can Do…

    While it’s not unusual to see a Boeing C-17 or Lockheed Martin C-130J fly demanding profiles at air shows, you won’t see either plane be this aggressive.  The Airbus A-400M is Europe’s first modern entry into the military transport category.  The plane is larger than a C-130 but smaller than a C-17.  While the program […]

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    Airbus A-330 Burns after RPG attack in Tripoli

    Militants attacked the capitol airport in Tripoli on Sunday July 20, 2014.  Up to 12 planes were damaged in the attack.  The attack also included a direct hit of the control tower where casualties were reported. Some Twitter users posted pictures of the attacks.  One photo showed an Airbus A-330 that was appearantly damaged by an […]