Wide-body

Post-Soviet wide-body Neverland. Part 2: Superjumbos

The logic behind the design of larger and larger airplanes was solid. Hub-and-spoke model was proven and effective, with smaller airports ferrying their passengers to larger ones, and those – hubs – being connected amongst each other by wide-body airliners. You can’t increase an amount of aircraft landing and taking off at a hub simultaneously, therefore, you have to increase the capacity of an aircraft. READ MORE:   Post...


Post-Soviet wide-body Neverland. Part 1: Twinjets

There is a reason why wide-body airliners have an aura of prestige around them. Many of them offer comfort and luxury rivaled only by business jets or fly to the world’s most prestigious destinations. They are some of the largest and farthest-flying aircraft ever, constituting tremendous engineering achievements, built only by a handful of elite manufacturers. Engineers within the Soviet Union tried to develop larger and larger jet airliner...


Russia to freeze work on revolutionary Frigate Ecojet

The development of Russian wide-body project Frigate Ecojet, recently renamed Freejet, is to be officially frozen from December 2020, the company's head revealed to AeroTime News....


China Southern aims for the skies: to grow fleet to 2,000 by 2035

China Southern Airlines has revealed plans to increase its fleet to a staggering 2,000 aircraft by 2035 and is now exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, the company’s chief said on September 17, 2018, at the 2018 World Routes conference in Guangzhou, China....


Farnborough Airshow 2018: what to expect and what not to

An overview of the most significant developments that transpired prior to the UK’s Farnborough International Airshow 2018 and what can be expected at the event....