Boeing’s big gamble on the world’s first twin-aisle commercial aircraft not only went on to pay off handsomely, it led to a revolution in the way the whole world traveled and shipped air freight. Without the 747, there would likely have been no extended range Boeing 767s, 777s, and 787s; no Airbus A330s, 340s, or 380s.
It’s only February, but Boeing Co. executives are already closing in on one of their most important decisions of the year: whether to plow an estimated $15 billion into a new jetliner family. The aircraft nicknamed the 797 would feature Boeing’s first all-new design since the 787 Dreamliner’s unveiling in 2004, while shoring up its product line against recent Airbus advances.
via The Post and Courier
L'avenir du vol? Les cabines de première classe pourraient être mélangées avec des sièges économiques
The concept, called “1 for all” conceived by a Korean student at Hongik University in collaboration with seat manufacturer Advent, weaves different seat classes together to use space in the aircraft more efficiently.
Un «théâtre de l'aviation» pour l'aéroport de chicago o'hare proposé par des stars de l'Architecture
Last week, proposals to modernize chicago’s o’hare international airport were unveiled by five competing teams and among them Foster + Partners, Epstein and Moreno.
Comment les compagnies aériennes exploitent la science et la technologie pour améliorer le bien-être des passagers en vol
While the latest aircraft models are designed with the passenger’s comfort in mind, sitting at 35,000 feet above the ground for nearly 18 hours can be a rather uncomfortable experience. To enhance comfort in the air, airlines have been investing in innovative initiatives, combining science, culinary innovation, meditation and technology.
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Boeing vient de dévoiler un concept d’aile ultra-fine qui permettrait d’augmenter la vitesse de croisière d’un avion court-courrier, tout en réduisant à la fois la consommation d’énergie et le bruit aérodynamique.
via Futura Sciences (Louis Neveu)
Perhaps the 777X can be described as the art of perfection – the perfect combination of reliable systems and the best of proven new technology. The combination of lessons learnt and refocusing on engineering excellence is the core driver for Boeing.
via Australian Aviation
Orville and Wilbur Wright didn’t just invent the first airplane; they created a prototype that included many inventions that underlie today’s airplanes. The many Wright Brothers inventions are still used today to develop aircraft that go far beyond the capabilities that they could have ever imagined back in Kitty Hawk.
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Forbes' expert aviation contributors see change in the air next year. From airline M&A to advances in technologies that will change the passenger experience to a slowdown in the torrent of outbound Chinese travel, here are their predictions for 2019.
The world’s longest commercial airplane flight took off this week, connecting Newark and Singapore via 19 no-cattle-class hours in Singapore Airlines’ brand-new Airbus A350-900 Ultra Long Range plane.
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