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Etihad’s controversial A380 battle against wind in Heathrow

Etihad Airways Airbus A380, coming from Abu Dhabi, was met by Storm Dennis’ winds raging to up to 68 km/h at London Heathrow (UK) on February 15, 2020. In a video, which has since gone viral, the superjumbo is seen hanging almost at a 90-degree angle to the runway, before finally touching down. ...


Clement Charpentreau
GoAir Airbus A320neo rejects takeoff after engine catches fire

A GoAir Airbus A320neo had to abort takeoff at Ahmedabad airport, India, after its right engine caught fire. The malfunction is suspected to be due to a foreign object, possibly a bird strike....


Clement Charpentreau
PHASA-35, BAE alternative to satellites, completes maiden flight

PHASA-35, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft developed by BAE Systems and Prismatic, took off for a first test flight from the Woomera test site of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in South Australia. The high altitude long endurance (HALE) drone is presented as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to satellites....


Clement Charpentreau
United States raises tariffs on Airbus aircraft from 10% to 15%

From March 2020, the United States will raise the customs tariffs imposed on Airbus aircraft imported from Europe from 10% to 15%, in retaliation for the subsidies received by the European aircraft manufacturer....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Can Airbus A220 throw helping hand for Boeing 737 MAX operators?

With the 737 MAX put on the ground, and with a massive backlog of Airbus A320neo jets yet to be delivered, could the A220 be the option for carriers impacted by the absence of Boeing's aircraft?...


Clement Charpentreau
Will flying wings carry us into the future of aviation?

Flying wings are not a new concept. If so far, they have only been applied to the military sector, their many advantages have led manufacturers and even airlines to relentlessly attempt to bring this disruptive design into the commercial sector....


Clement Charpentreau
European fighter jet demonstrator receives German greenlight

The members of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, have approved the funding for the development of a technology demonstrator of the New Generation Fighter (NGF) on February 12, 2020. The approval comes as a decisive step for the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) program to move forward. However, the vote did not erase all their reservations....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus A330-800 certified; developing higher MTOW version

The smaller version of the A330neo, the -800 received its joint type certificate from both the EASA and FAA. Airbus plans to deliver the aircraft to customers in mid-2020....


Clement Charpentreau
Bombardier sells out remaining shares in Airbus A220

Bombardier sold its remaining share in Airbus Canada to Airbus and the Quebec government. The European manufacturer now owns 75% of the A220 program, with the remaining 25% in the hands of Quebec....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus ends 2019 with $1.4 billion loss after corruption charges

Airbus has announced its 2019 financial results. While the year was a record-breaking one for the European conglomerate in terms of aircraft deliveries and orders, the manufacturer had to take several charges throughout the year, which put the final line in the company’s financial statement in the red.  ...