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Airbus crosses 3,000 firm orders on A320neo

MSN 6101. First Airbus A320neo. Photo courtesy Airbus.

Airbus crossed an important milestone for its A320neo single-aisle family, 3,000 orders. With a 110 A320neo aircraft from Japanese controlled lessor SMBC Aviation Capital earlier this morning at the Farnborough air show 2014, the European airframer now has 3,083 A320neo family aircraft on order from 57 different customers which include Indian airlines like IndiGo and AirAsia India. The A320neo family …

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Eurofighter Typhoon achieves 200,000 flying hours

by BA Staff The Eurofighter Typhoon, once a contender in the Indian Air Force Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMCRA) tender, has now achieved more than 200,000 flying hours since the entry-into-service of its worldwide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today adding that, with 719 aircraft on contract, 571 aircraft ordered and 378 aircraft delivered, the programme has “never …

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Airbus achieves 8,000 aircraft delivered milestone

Photo courtesy Airbus S.A.S. Used under fair use. Earlier this month, Airbus achieved a historic milestone when it delivered its 8,000th aircraft – an A320 for the Indonesian wing of AirAsia. Over the years, Airbus S.A.S. has grown from a single aircraft model company to an aircraft manufacturer, offering aircraft covering every segment of the market from 100 to 500+ …

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Boeing Reaches 250,000-Kit Milestone for JDAM Weapon Program

Boeing’s defense arm today reached a major milestone with the production of its 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit. Find the details in the press release below. 20th August 2013   ST. CHARLES, Mo., Aug. 20, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today marked its recent production of the 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit, a major …

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CFM LEAP-1B engine for Boeing 737 MAX completes design freeze.

by Devesh Agarwal Image courtesy Wikipedia CFM International announced that it has completed design freeze, i.e. freezing the design and engine configuration, for the LEAP-1B, the exclusive engine for the Boeing 737 MAX. LEAP is an acronym for “Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion”. The company expects the first full engine to test by mid 2014. CFM International, is a 50/50 joint …

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Video: Airbus A380 – Historic events timeline and highlights – from first flight to 100th delivery

This video clip highlights key events leading up to the “century mark” A380 delivery — including footage from the first flight, its certification campaign, customer deliveries and more. Read more about the 100th delivery here.

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