Dassault Aviation unveils first details of new business jet

In a statement, Dassault Aviation’s CEO said, the company expects to deliver the first Falcon 6X business jet towards the end of 2022. It will also make an announcement on Future Falcon in the coming “months or even weeks”. The Future Falcon line is Dassault Aviation’s initiative to refresh its civil line-up. Eric Trappier, Dassault…

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Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX suffers hydraulic low pressure in engine

In a statement Air Canada Boeing Co said, a Boeing 737-8 Max suffered an engine issue en route between Arizona and Montreal, forcing the crew to divert the aircraft to Tucson, Arizona. Shortly after the take-off, the plane’s pilots received an “engine indication” and “decided to shut down one engine,” said a spokesman for Air…

Airbus plans on investing between $539 to 1.08 billion in A220 passenger jet program in 2020

In a statement, the chief executive officer of Airbus SE said, the planemaker plans on investing between $539 million-$1.08 billion (500 million euros and 1 billion euros) in 2020 on its A220 passenger jet program. Earlier in February, Airbus had raised its stake in the program, known as Airbus Canada, to 75%, up from 50.1%,…

Airbus unveils technology demonstrator ‘blended wing body’ aircraft

On Tuesday, Airbus SE unveiled its latest concept “blended wing body” design aircraft that could slash carbon emission by as much as 20%. Since 2019, Airbus has been carrying out flight tests of the 10.5 feet (3.2-metre-wide) technology demonstrator, code-named Maveric, at a secret location in central France. The “blended wing body” design has been…

Ryanair prepared for more delays in the delivery of Boeing 737 MAX planes: CEO

During an interview with German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary disclosed, the Irish budget airliner is prepared for further delays in the delivery of Boeing 737 MAX. He also mentioned that, compensation will be discussed only after the aircraft have been delivered. Boeing’s 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 following two…

U.S. planemaker Gulfstream unveils flagship G700 long-range jet

The Gulfstream G700 poses a direct challenge to Bombardier’s Global 7500. Gulfstream, a U.S. planemaker unveiled its widely-expected G700 long-range jet in a direct challenge to Bombardier Inc’s Global 7500 flagship aircraft. Gulfstream Aerospace, a unit of General Dynamics Corp, stated the G700 would be powered by Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC’s Pearl 700 engines. It expects…

Google’s Soli sensors herald the coming age of realtime 3D portable motion sensors

Google Soli sensors have won approval from the FCC, which includes their usage aboard aircraft. Google’s Soli sensors, which use radars to capture motion in realtime in a 3D space, can enable touchless control of functions. Google’s Project Soli got a shot in the arm after it received an approval from U.S. regulators to deploy…