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China cause of small jet market growth projections dip 
Bombardier continues to project strong growth in the large regional jet and small single-aisle airliner markets despite a slight decline in its 20-year commercial-aircraft forecast as a result of expected slower economic growth in China.
Q400
Bombardier to move Q400 production; launch new CRJ cabin 
Boosted by new orders for its Q400, Bombardier has dusted off plans to move production of the cockpit and wing for the regional turboprop from Toronto to lower-cost locations outside Canada.
Bombardier CSeries aircraft
Brazil asks WTO for Bombardier CSeries support ruling 
Brazil has asked the Word Trade Organization (WTO) to rule whether Canadian federal and provincial government support for Bombardier’s CSeries constitute illegal subsidies.
NASA’s plan to fly a low-boom X-plane in 2021
Boom urges early US supersonic standard 
Supersonic-airliner startup Boom Technology believes sufficient research has been conducted for FAA to set a reasonable sonic boom standard that would allow civil supersonic flight over US land within a few years.
Airbus Perlan glider to make high-altitude record bid 
The Perlan 2 stratospheric glider, an Airbus-sponsored mission, has arrived in Argentina as the Airbus Perlan Mission II team bids to set a new altitude record for sailplanes.
US District Court strikes down FAA recreational drone registry 
In December 2015, FAA introduced a hurriedly conceived, small-unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) Registration Rule ahead of an expected Christmas surge in drone sales.
Cathay broadens and deepens eco initiatives 
Cathay Pacific Airways is looking to up its game on sustainability as the air transport industry heads toward the introduction of a global carbon-offsetting scheme.
Bombardier completes CS100 flight between London City, New York JFK 
Bombardier capped a series of CS100 tests at London City Airport (LCY) with a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York JFK on March 25, demonstrating the range capability of the smallest CSeries airliner from the airport closest to central London.
New seating designs could aid boarding efficiency, onboard comfort 
Larger narrowbodies and higher-density cabins are driving researchers to consider seating designs and boarding strategies that speed loading and unloading.
'More comfortable' economy middle seat to be unveiled 
Molon Labe has teamed up with BMW’s Designworks and Panasonic Avionics to create an economy-cabin design that would make the middle seat wider and more attractive. A concept model of the novel design will be unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, April 4-6.
Bombardier posts full-year $981 million loss 
Bombardier ended 2016 with higher revenues, margins and aircraft deliveries than forecast.
CS100
Canadian government gives Bombardier $282 million in repayable support 
Canada’s federal government is to provide Bombardier with C$372.5 million ($282.4 million) in repayable support for its Global 7000 business-jet and CSeries airliner programs.
Electric Taxi System Has Timesaving Benefits 
The developer of an electric taxi system is focusing on demonstrating its benefits to airlines.
WheelTug touts taxi system’s time savings 
WheelTug has begun work to complete development of its electric taxi system after FAA signed off on its certification plan. Aiming for FAA approval on the Boeing 737NG by late 2018, the company is focusing demonstrating benefits to airlines in time savings during pushback.
How Varied Could Future Aircraft Be? 
Researchers say everything from single-seat electric air taxis to 45-seat supersonic transports is possible.
Blogs & Commentary
Sep 21, 2017
blog

FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective

The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says....More
Sep 20, 2017
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Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions

Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could potentially add more names to fear. I’d like to recognize here the ongoing dedication by the people of the commercial aviation industry who continue to support relief and aid efforts across all the regions affected....More
Sep 19, 2017
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O’Leary’s Mea Culpa

Who thought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry?...More
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