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July's top stories: Qatar Airways' $18bn Boeing deal, largest amphibious aircraft
07 August, 2014 | by Santosh Kumar Dronamraju
Boeing secured an $18bn order from Qatar Airways for 50 777-9Xs, while a Chinese aircraft manufacturer started trial production of the world's largest TA600 amphibious...
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June’s top stories: Boeing’s $8bn deal, Google to acquire Skybox Imaging 01 July, 2014 by Sukumar Dara China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy $8bn Boeing 737 aircraft, Google has signed an agreement to acquire satellite maker Skybox Imaging for $500m, while Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has...

May’s top stories: New brain-controlled aircraft, UK’s new space industry policies 02 June, 2014 by Sukumar Dara German scientists successfully tested brain-controlled aircraft, UK Government announced new policies to support growth of space industry, while the UN aviation agency has pledged to...

April’s top stories: Solar Impluse’s aircraft, UK’s new aerospace headquarters 05 May, 2014 by Sukumar Dara Solar Impluse has unveiled a new aircraft for round-the-world flight, UK has opened new aerospace headquarters to support research and technology projects, while European Commission has...

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...

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...

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