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12 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Questions Remain About First Flight Of A320neo With Pratt Engine

Europe's Airbus has lifted a stumbling block to delivery of the world's largest jetliner to Qatar but faces the growing prospect of delays for the first flight of its newest small jet, the A320neo, several people familiar with the matter said. After a three-month dispute that had blocked the delivery of the first of 10 A380 superjumbos ordered by Qatar Airways, the Gulf airline has agreed to take the new jet, they said.

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19 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Massive renewable energy project alters German landscape

And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Activism, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

How Much Life Is Left in the Airbus A380?

Airbus was so confident about the aircraft's potential that it boldly asserted, "It takes an A380 to compete with an A380." However, seven years later, with fuel prices soaring and plenty of fuel-efficient planes on offer, demand for the iconic A380 is falling.

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The Motley Fool

Meet the Newest Planes From Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier

With the airline industry posting big profits, there's big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Airbus A350, Airbus Aircraft, Boeing 787, Boeing 777, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A320

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Independent.ie

Which airlines are best and worst for legroom?

As Ryanair announces plans to fit more passengers in its planes, Natalie Paris looks at the best and worst airlines for legroom and ask whether fliers are feeling the squeeze... Ryanair has agreed a $22bn deal for up to 200 new Boeing planes , each of which - thanks to slimmer seats and reduced galley space - will be able to accommodate more travellers. The budget carrier has announced that it will fly its new Boeing 737 MAX 200s with a total of 197 seats - eight more than the 189 seats possible in the 737-800 planes currently being used.

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Related Topix: Airlines, Ryanair Holdings, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A319, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, Travel

MarketWatch

Alcoa in supply pact with Boeing

Alcoa Inc. said Thursday it signed a multiyear contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products for aerospace giant Boeing Co.' s commercial jetliners valued at more than $1 billion.

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Stuff.co.nz

Last Air NZ Boeing 747-400 flies into history

Air New Zealand's last Boeing 747-400 affectionately referred to by pilots as "Daddy's yacht" completed its final flight in teal livery today, as the airline ushers in a new generation of long-haul aircraft. The 16-year-old aircraft registered as ZK-NBV, also named Christchurch, made its final touchdown with Air New Zealand this morning on a flight from San Francisco to Auckland.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-Airbus gets Qatar A380 okay, but questions on A320 test

Airbus and Qatar Airways have resolved a three-month old dispute that had been blocking the delivery of the first of ten A380s ordered by the Gulf airline, industry sources said. Qatar Airways, which had refused to take delivery of the first three aircraft, citing concerns about the quality of the cabin interior, was not immediately available for comment.

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West Australian

Airbus, Qatar Airways resolve A380 delivery dispute - sources

Qatar Airways, which had refused to take delivery of the first three aircraft due to concerns about the quality of the cabin interior, was unavailable for comment. Separately, industry sources said Airbus had been forced to delay the first flight of the A320neo because of what one described as a "minor" technical issue.

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In-depth Africa

Dubai to Build the Worlds Biggest Airport

Dubai has one of the biggest buildings in the world, now it hopes to build the biggest airport in the world. The world's biggest airport project received a boost this week as the ruler of Dubai announced a multi-billion dollar expansion to the city's second airport.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

AVHerald

Lufthansa A388 over Atlantic on Aug 24th 2014, caused loss of oceanic separation

A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIMI performing flight LH-463 from Miami,FL to Frankfurt/Main , was enroute at FL380 about 500nm north of Lajes/Azores Islands when the crew requested to deviate to the north due to weather. Oceanic air traffic control was unable to approve the request due to two flights, a United Boeing 767-300, registration N641UA performing flight UA-956 from Newark,NJ to Geneva , and a British Airways Boeing 777-200, registration G-ZZZA performing flight BA-66 from Philadelphia,PA to London Heathrow,EN , operating at FL380 on the adjacent track.

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The Motley Fool

Can Bombardier Soar Again After Its Latest Setback?

Taking a commercial aircraft from the drawing board to delivery is a monumental task for any aerospace manufacturer, and Bombardier A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry. Most people are skeptical about its impact.

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Business Wire

British Airways to Bring New A380 to San Francisco

In service from April 2015, this is the first time that an A380 will be available for customers traveling between San Francisco International Airport and London Heathrow. The Bay area will become the third destination in North America to receive the largest and grandest aircraft in British Airways' fleet.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Real Clear Politics

Dubai to Build World's Largest Airport

Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that aims to make it the world's biggest, the emirate's airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East's brash commercial hub is determined to move on from its 2009 financial crisis. The approval sets in motion a vast building project that will boost capacity exponentially at the airport known as Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Dealbreaker

Opening Bell: 09.08.14

Alibaba Takes IPO Sales Pitch on the Road Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and its bankers have been talking with investors about the Chinese e-commerce giant's potentially $24 billion initial public offering for over a year. But this week, as they begin the formal sales pitch, they will seek to resolve a crucial question: How much stock do investors want to own, and what will they pay for it? After setting a price range Friday that values the company around $155 billion at the midpoint, Alibaba on Monday is set to start a two-week roadshow to pitch its stock to investors.

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USA Today

British Airways to upgrade 747 fleet

Flying on board a British Airways Boeing 747 for hours on end is set to become a more pleasant experience beginning late next summer. The British flag carrier announced plans to revamp eighteen jets in its British Airways to upgrade 747 fleet Flying on board a British Airways Boeing 747 for hours on end is set to become a more pleasant experience beginning late next summer.

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Evening Sun

Dubai to spend $32 billion on airport expansion

Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that officials envision will eventually become the world's biggest, the Middle Eastern commercial hub's airport operator said Monday. The approval sets in motion a vast building project that aims to give the airport known as Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central the capacity to handle more than 200 million passengers per year.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

West Australian

Paris court sets date for Airbus insider trading case - Der Spiegel

The managers are alleged to have known about delays to the A380 superjumbo project when they sold shares in former Airbus parent EADS in early 2006. The announcement of delays prompted a sharp fall in the EADS stock price.

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Reuters

Paris court sets date for Airbus insider trading case: Der Spiegel

More than half a dozen current and former managers at European plane maker Airbus will face a criminal court hearing in Paris next month in a long-running insider trading case, Der Spiegel magazine reported. The managers are alleged to have known about delays to the A380 superjumbo project when they sold shares in former Airbus parent EADS in early 2006.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Paris Court Sets Date For Airbus Insider Trading Case: Der Spiegel

More than half a dozen current and former managers at European plane maker Airbus will face a criminal court hearing in Paris next month in a long-running insider trading case, Der Spiegel magazine reported. The managers are alleged to have known about delays to the A380 superjumbo project when they sold shares in former Airbus parent EADS in early 2006.

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