Graham Warwick

Will airliners always look the way they do today? NASA thinks not, and the US research agency has bold plans to return to the heydays of X-planes.
Rendering of CS100 in Delta livery
Delta orders 75 Bombardier CS100s in ‘watershed’ deal for CSeries  5
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100s, becoming the US launch customer for the aircraft in a deal that is highly significant for the Canadian-made narrowbody. The order immediately makes Atlanta-based Delta the world’s largest CSeries customer.
Curb Drive  1
Since distant Montreal-Mirabel Airport closed to passenger traffic in 2004, close-in Montreal-Trudeau has seen steady growth, particularly in international traffic.
Rendering of 777X
Boeing names Textron as 777X flight simulator provider 
Boeing has selected Textron’s TRU Simulation + Training to provide a suite of training devices for the 777X, to be deployed at the aircraft manufacturer’s training centers.
Big Bang Plane Theory 
The trajectory of supersonic travel has been downward in recent decades. But now entrepreneurs and startups see an opportunity to disrupt the market with small high-speed aircraft.
Super Charged 
The trajectory of supersonic travel has been downward in recent decades. But now entrepreneurs and startups see an opportunity to disrupt the market with small high-speed aircraft.
Green Pipelines 
When it comes to biofuels, more is better for the airlines: more sources of biomass, more pathways to convert feedstock to fuel, and more volume.
Boom rendering
Branson’s Virgin to back supersonic jet startup  2
Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is now involved with a Silicon Valley-backed startup that wants to develop a small supersonic airliner.
A Big Year 
Behind the public debate over the future of Bombardier and government support for its CSeries airliner, the company is hard at work ramping up production and preparing the all-new narrowbody for entry into service.
First customer CSeries aircraft near completion 
The first CSeries CS300 for launch operator airBaltic is on the final assembly line at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s plant in Mirabel, near Montreal.
Bombardier widens net losses in 2015; announces job cuts 
Bombardier reported a 2015 consolidated net loss of $5.34 billion, widened from a $1.25 billion net loss for 2014. Full-year revenue for the commercial aircraft sector was down 12.6% to $2.4 billion.
CSeries certification in hand, Bombardier moves to optional performance 
Armed with Transport Canada certification of the initial CSeries variant, the CS100, Bombardier is continuing flight testing to certify optional capabilities and build the aircraft’s maturity ahead of its entry into service with Swiss International Air Lines in the second quarter of 2016.
Bombardier CS300
Bombardier prepares for CSeries production ramp-up, eyes new sales  1
Bombardier has outlined its CSeries production ramp-up schedule, which foresees 250 of the airliners in service by 2020.
FAA’s UAV registration task force moves forward  1
FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded.
Bombardier CS100
Quebec government to put $1bn in new Bombardier CSeries partnership  3
The Quebec government will make a $1 billion cash investment in Bombardier that will allow the Montreal manufacturer to take its new CSeries aircraft through certification to full production, Bombardier announced Thursday.
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Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
Jun 20, 2016

Steven Udvar-Hazy takes a step back

When Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973, leasing a DC-8 to Aeromexico, the commercial aircraft leasing business did not exist....More
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