Pilot's View: Flying the Airbus A321neo

Aviation Week’s guest evaluation pilot Tim Wuerfel is an A320 captain at Lufthansa and previously a Boeing 737 captain. Listen in as he discusses his first impressions after flying Airbus’s popular A321neo.


FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut

The Trump administration’s budget plan for FAA ‘privatization’ does not add up

The Trump administration’s budget plan for FAA “privatization” appears to give back more in tax breaks than it would bring...


Risks Threaten Airline Profit Cycle

While the immediate financial outlook for the airline industry appears positive, experts warn of problems on the horizon.

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Boeing Presses Price-Dumping Case Against Bombardier’s C Series

Boeing, Bombardier clash on whether discounts to key C Series buyers are business as usual

U.S. authorities are asked to decide whether offering launch pricing to influential airlines years after an aircraft...


Taxiing Aeromexico 737 tips truck in Los Angeles

One of Aeromexico’s Boeing 737-800s apparently sustained wing leading-edge damage after colliding with a ground vehicle at Los Angeles airport.

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ANALYSIS: Brexit process heralds complex aviation challenges


Rigas Doganis, chairman of the European Aviation Club in Brussels and visiting professor at Cranfield University, explores the process ahead for the UK as it attempts to forge a new aviation relationship with the EU

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EBACE: Embraer wins EASA approval for Phenom 100EV engine

Embraer is poised to deliver the Phenom 100EV to the European market, with regional certification approval of Pratt & Whitney Canada s upgraded engine received on the eve of EBACE.

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UAC And Comac Developing Widebody Aircraft

The basic version of the aircraft will carry 280 passengers over 12,000 km (7,500 mi.), making it somewhat comparable to the Airbus A330-900, but with a wider body suiting nine-abreast economy seating.

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NASA’s Aero Budget Keeps X-Plane Plans Alive

NASA’s fiscal 2108 budget request for aeronautics research keeps the agency’s New Aviation Horizons (NAH) X-plane program alive, but with a slower pace of new flight demonstration programs.

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Malaysia Airlines scraps premium economy on A350s

Malaysia Airlines will not fit premium economy seats to its incoming fleet of Airbus A350-900s, but maintain a small first class cabin.

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UAC’s MC-21 About To Make Its First Flight

Delays in development are likely to put the Russian aircraft as the last of the new-generation aircraft in its segment, which will likely limit its market.

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Alaska dismisses suggestion of all-Airbus fleet

Alaska Air Group is likely chose the Boeing 737s over Airbus A320 family narrowbodies should it transition back to a single-type fleet, says chief financial officer Brandon Pedersen.

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Safran Tackles Leap 1B Low-Pressure Turbine Production Issue

Safran Aircraft Engines CEO Olivier Andries stresses the LP turbine’s design is not at stake and describes the situation as a “temporary logistic disturbance.”

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Airline Ownership Rules Reforms On Horizon In Europe

Ownership-and-control regulation has quietly relaxed in Europe, but will it really go away?

The European Commission is leading slow changes to ownership-and-control rules that would enable foreign investors to have more say...

Is There A Commercial Market For Large Unmanned Aircraft?

Is there a Moore’s Law for drones? Will bigger ever be better?

Manufacturers of large unmanned aircraft are struggling to get attention from regulators and customers as the small drone market sets...