Lufthansa Technik completions is soon to release design concepts for the VIP variant of the Airbus A350 XWB. Lufthansa performs narrow and widebody VIP aircraft completions at its base in Hamburg, Germany; to date the company has performed VIP completions on some 60 narrowbody commercial aircraft and 30 widebodies. It is also expected for the company to release news about … [Read more...] about Lufthansa Technik soon to publish A350 XWB interior designs
The end of the jumbo-jet era?
As commercial airlines select lighter and cheaper aircraft to operate such as the new Boeing 787 and Airbus's A350-XWB, what does the future hold for the private VIP completions industry? In the commercial world airlines are selecting midsized aircraft that are cheap to fly and easy to deploy - they are not selecting to buy 747's or A380 in numbers. The beginning of October … [Read more...] about The end of the jumbo-jet era?
Second Airbus A350 XWB Completes First Flight
The second flying prototype of the Airbus A350 XWB took to the air for the first time last week. For five hours Airbus test pilots Frank Chapman and Thierry Bourges flew the A350 XWB test aircraft while flight-test engineers monitored the progress of the flight. The A350 XWB has now logged some 330 test hours during almost 70 flights. The test regime has included … [Read more...] about Second Airbus A350 XWB Completes First Flight
Boeing begins 777X program discussions
It is reported that Boeing has started discussions with airline and leasing companies regarding the aircraft's proposed technical, pricing and schedule details of a Boeing 777X wide-body. Based on response of its key clients, Boeing will decide whether to proceed with the formal launch of 777X program, or not. The Boeing Board of Directors authorised the customer … [Read more...] about Boeing begins 777X program discussions
Airbus’ A350 vs. Boeing’s Dreamliner in the ‘War of the Wide-bodies’
Airbus is expected to make the first flight of the A350 XWB this summer. With Boeing reeling from recent problems with the 787, a new air war is about to get started. With Boeing's 787 Dreamliner reeling from recent and well-publicized setbacks, the commercial airline industry is no doubt eagerly awaiting the first flight of Airbus' next new airplane, the A350 … [Read more...] about Airbus’ A350 vs. Boeing’s Dreamliner in the ‘War of the Wide-bodies’