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Boeing took off second airplane 777X

04

May 2020

Boeing took off second airplane 777X

Second prototype of re-engined wide-body airplane Boeing 777X took off for the first time almost 100 days later after the first one. On April 30th 96 days after the first flight of starting prototype of the newest wide-body airplane B-777-9 (that will accommodate 426 passengers) in the sky above Washington state the second testing aircraft of this type (number WH002, registration number N779XX) took off….

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Italian designers created models of airplanes’ cabins for the world after pandemic

02

May 2020

Italian designers created models of airplanes’ cabins for the world after pandemic

Italian designers Aviointeriors offered variants of changes in seats’ arrangement in economy class cabins that could appear in the airplanes after coronavirus pandemic ends. As CNN reminds the same designers earlier attract attention with idea of standing room in passenger airplanes. Now they offer two variants of passengers’ accommodation the goal of which is social distancing and people protection “in accordance with new requirements”. “Janus”…

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Queue to take-off: which airline companies will recover first after pandemic. Part 2

29

Apr 2020

Queue to take-off: which airline companies will recover first after pandemic. Part 2

Besides, such a rough approach testifies that there is comprehension that discontinuance of fights will cause losses in infrastructure (airports, service and so on). Yes, there will be losses but that can be compensated only to those who rely not only on limited thoughts about their business. And in current situation, perhaps, it is most important: aviation is very big and interrelated complex. Its’ comprehension…

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Queue to take-off: which airline companies will recover first after pandemic. Part 1

27

Apr 2020

Queue to take-off: which airline companies will recover first after pandemic. Part 1

Pandemic showed vulnerability of the branch of passenger transportation. The main physical parameter – number of carried passengers – tends to zero faster than prices for crude oil futures on the exchange. Will world aviation be able to pull out when restrictions of mobility will be removed? This industry has never undergone crises of such scale. During World War II haven’t stopped but on the…

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Problems with engines and duopoly

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Apr 2020

Problems with engines and duopoly

C Series program continues to experience problems with engines Geared Turbofan (also known as Pure Power) engineered and manufactured by Pratt&Whitney. In the beginning of April crew of Airbus A220-300 of AirBaltic airline company cut off engine PW1500 and made emergency landing in Bordeaux. Airplane made the flight BT677 from Riga to Malaga. It is known that for the first couple of years of fleet…

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Window of opportunities for Airbus A220

22

Apr 2020

Window of opportunities for Airbus A220

Because of problems with Boeing 737MAX opens some kind of “window of opportunities” for A220 (former Bombardier C Series). Even despite the fact that in passenger capacity the first family is a little bigger than the second one. Airbus company believes that A220 may become quite good solution to satisfy needs of some airline companies. In one word, A220 is quite strong offer for many…

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Experts told how air travel rules will change after pandemic

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Apr 2020

Experts told how air travel rules will change after pandemic

When tourists will start travelling again but airplanes will start to fly, air tickets may become significantly more expensive than this summer, experts consider. Probably price increase will become temporary solution for which air carriers will opt to increase their profit and avoid bankruptcy. Increase in tariffs will contribute also bankruptcy of some airline companies that analytics anticipate. Besides, as experts consider some time after…

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Boeing situation

18

Apr 2020

Boeing situation

While A320neo program develops successfully, situation with Boeing 737MAX only worsens. “Maybe, it looks like paradox but in the nearest future we don’t see any profits from the situation our competitor faced. The problem of flights safety is the most important for the world industry of civil aviation and here we are in the same boat with Boeing”, – Faury says. How other market players…

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Perspectives of the next generation

15

Apr 2020

Perspectives of the next generation

Perspectives of the next generation that someday will come to replace A320 sometimes is associated with “New Midsize Airplane” that during almost ten years is considered by Boeing company. “There are few competitors and we keep an eye on each other carefully” – Faury says. However, there is no necessity to seriously think about replacement because A320neo program continues to develop actively. “We introduce new…

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Six-month slippage

13

Apr 2020

Six-month slippage

At Airbus cumulated delay in implementation of earlier announced manufacturing plans. Delays were noticed during switch from A320CEO (current engine option – in configuration with the engines CFM.56 and V2500) modification to A320NEO (new engine option with LEAP-1 and PW Geared Turbofan). In 2017-2018 they worsened with the power unit problems. “We failed to return to earlier announced rates, – Faury confesses. – Accumulated delay…

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