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NTSB uncovers uncommanded feather deployment in SpaceShipTwo crash 
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation team probing the cause of the Oct. 31 crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo spaceplane said two seconds before beginning to break-up in midair the vehicle’s two moveable tail booms unexpectedly began to deploy into a “feathering” position.
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes during flight test 
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) has crashed into the Mojave Desert after experiencing an inflight “anomaly” during the first test of a new hybrid rocket motor at Mojave, California on Oct. 31.
Airbus A380 flies over the Farnborough Airshow
Engine Alliance studying future A380 engine options  1
The Engine Alliance (EA), a General Electric-Pratt & Whitney joint venture, plans later this year to define a new set of performance upgrade packages to the Airbus A380’s GP7200 engine as Airbus continues to evaluate future propulsion options ranging from incremental improvements to re-engining.
Airbus A380 flies over the Farnborough Airshow
Engine Alliance studying future A380 engine options 
The Engine Alliance (EA), a General Electric-Pratt & Whitney joint venture, plans later this year to define a new set of performance upgrade packages to the Airbus A380’s GP7200 engine as Airbus continues to evaluate future propulsion options ranging from incremental improvements to re-engining.
Rendering of 777X
Boeing opts for 787-like cabin altitude for 777X 
Boeing has decided to develop the 777X, its next-generation 777 derivative, with the same lower cabin altitude as the 787, despite the continuing use of a conventional aluminum fuselage structure.
Rendering of Boeing 777X
Boeing details 777X wingtip control options 
How do you combine two recognized industry benchmark flight-deck designs into an even safer hybrid while including novel features and margins for growth for the air traffic environment of the 2030s and beyond?
Boeing warns of 787 delivery delays during wing crack checks 
Boeing has warned that upcoming 787 deliveries may be delayed while it inspects the most recently built aircraft for wing cracks.
Boeing: Single-aisle aircraft to dominate $1.9 trillion Asia-Pacific market 
The Asia-Pacific region, for decades the unchallenged bastion of the widebody airliner, will become increasingly dominated by single-aisle aircraft, predicted Boeing.
FAA warns GE-powered 747-8s, 787s could lose thrust in certain ice conditions 
FAA has issued an airworthiness directive requiring operators of GE Aviation GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8s, 747-8Fs and 787-8s to avoid flying in moderate or severe high-altitude ice crystal icing (ICI) conditions.
Airbus A320neo equipped with CFM engines
CFM confident in LEAP 1A engine 
CFM International remains confident in its predictions of a slight fuel burn advantage for the new LEAP-1A engine over the competing Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan on the Airbus A320neo, even though the two currently remain essentially neck-and-neck in terms of firm engine selections.
Engine makers score big at Dubai 
Engine makers were among the big winners on the opening day of the Dubai Air Show, collectively bagging orders for more than 1,000 engines as part of the airline order bonanza announced by Airbus and Boeing Nov. 17.
Bair’s retirement prompts Boeing Commercial Airplanes reorganization 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes is restructuring its marketing and business development unit following the unexpected announcement by Mike Bair—the executive who leads the current strategic, planning and marketing group—that he is to retire.
Boeing 787-9 takes off on first flight
Boeing confident in 787-9 as second Dreamliner variant marks milestone 
The Boeing 787-9, 20-feet longer than the baseline 787-8, flew for the first time Tuesday to launch the flight test program of the second Dreamliner variant.

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