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Beating the clock - the world's fastest business jets
20 March, 2014
Ultra-high speed air travel for business executives has become a reality, thanks to high-speed business jets such as Citation X, Gulfstream G650 and others. Aerospace-technology profiles ten of...
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Terror in the air: the worst aeroplane crashes 04 March, 2014 The 20th century witnessed many horrifying aeroplane accidents – the collision of two aircraft in Tenerife in 1977 being among the biggest. Aerospace-technology.com profiles the 10 worst...

The sky is not the limit – the highest altitude passenger planes 03 March, 2014 High altitude operations ensure less congested flight paths and better performance for passenger aircraft. Aerospace-technology.com lists 10 of the world’s best high altitude passenger...

February’s top stories: Spike's windowless cabins, VietJetAir’s Airbus deal 03 March, 2014 by Sukumar Dara Spike Aerospace is planning to incorporate a windowless passenger cabin into its new Supersonic Jet, VietJetAir finalised an order worth more than for Airbus A320 aircraft, while Airbus and...

January’s top stories: EADS rebranded as Airbus Group, flydubai’s $8.8bn Boeing jet order 03 February, 2014 by Sukumar Dara Low-cost airline flydubai placed an $8.8bn order for Boeing jets, European aeronautics firm EADS rebranded as Airbus Group, while FCC launched a public consultation to lift the ban on...

Additive manufacturing will drive the next aerospace technology revolution 28 January, 2014 The race is on and the aerospace sector is leading the way as more aerospace companies wake up to the potential of additive manufacturing of lighter, cheaper engine parts, produced with...

2013: The year's biggest Aerospace Technology stories 02 January, 2014 by Sukumar Dara Emirates Airline announced $99bn Boeing and Airbus jet order, the first pilotless aircraft made its maiden flight in UK airspace, while Airbus unveiled its Concept Plane....

November's top stories: Emirates' jet order, India's low-cost Mars mission 02 December, 2013 by Sukumar Dara The Emirates airline has announced its $99bn Boeing, Airbus jet order, India has launched a low-cost Mars mission - the country's first interplanetary probe - while Rolls-Royce is seeking...

The top 10 longest range airliners in the world 20 November, 2013 Boeing and Airbus take pride in manufacturing some of the world's longest range airliners. The Boeing 777-200LR - with a massive range of 17,395km - tops the list, followed by the Airbus...

October's top stories: Comac C919's revised timeline, carbon emissions deal 01 November, 2013 by Sukumar Dara China mulls over a revised timeline for the Comac C919 aircraft, the first ever global deal on aviation carbon emissions has been signed, while the European Space Agency is planning to build...

The world's biggest helicopters 10 October, 2013 Giant helicopters with heavy lift capacities ensure the rapid deployment of personnel, heavy equipment and cargo in congested environments. From the gigantic Mi-26 Halo to the Sikorsky CH-53...

September's top stories: Lufthansa's €14bn order, first UAV facility launched 01 October, 2013 by Sukumar Dara Lufthansa announced a €14bn order for 59 Boeing and Airbus wide-body aircraft, while the EU considers changes to emission curbs on airlines, while the world's first unmanned aircraft facility...

August's top stories: IAG orders A320s, Ofcom's plan for broadband speed 02 September, 2013 by Shalini M P Nair International Consolidated Airlines (IAG) places a $5.4bn firm order for A320s, while Ofcom outlines proposals to increase in-flight broadband speed. Aerospace-technology.com wraps the...

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