Tag: fuel efficiency

Boeing Transforms Its Supply Chain

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has reached an agreement with key supplier Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to lower costs in the latter’s production of 787 wing components. The deal marks a major turnaround from the 787’s troubled development a decade ago, when Boeing’s failure to properly manage its international supply chain led to years of delays. Roughly two-thirds of the […]

Airbus To Upgrade World’s Largest Passenger Jet A380 Jumbo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Boeing Supports ICAO Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standard

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for reaching agreement on the first global standard for aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions. This standard represents more than six years of work by a group of international experts from ICAO member states, industry and non-governmental organizations. Boeing is fully committed to meeting […]