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MRJ’s fourth flight test

Mitsubishi Aircraft resumes MRJ flight testing

This week's poll question: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has announced the MRJ’s first flight will be in the second half of October. Firm MRJ orders stand at just 223 aircraft. After first flight:


POLL QUESTION: Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Boeing’s manufacturing facilities in Everett, Washington, on Sept. 23. The Chinese market for commercial aircraft:


Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier has criticized cabin suppliers for not delivering to plan. How best to address supply-chain problems as Airbus and Boeing ramp up production rates?


This week's poll question: The Airbus A320neo is nearing first delivery and the first Boeing 737 MAX has been rolled out. Which re-engined narrowbody aircraft will be a more efficient performer?


This week's poll question: With the MRJ’s first delivery delayed yet again, this time to 2018, airlines with MRJs on order will:


Blogs & Commentary
Feb 3, 2016
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Is it ‘insane’ for airlines to earn strong profits? 7

American Airlines’ annual net profit is just $45.8 billion behind Apple’s most recent full-year net earnings....More
Jan 26, 2016
blog

Very shaky start for anti-US ATC privatization coalition

“When you are arguing a case when you don’t know what it’s all about, it’s very hard.”...More
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