Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Airline news

Qantas increases Boeing 787 fleet with new order

Australian flag carrier Qantas has placed an order for 12 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners, almost doubling its Dreamliner fleet. The order consists of four Boeing 787-9 and eight 787-10 Dreamliners which will be utilised on its long-haul network. “This is another multi-billion-dollar investment in the national carrier, and it’s great [read more]

The First Airbus Wing Of Tomorrow prototype

Airbus Wing of Tomorrow vs. Boeing Transonic Truss Braced Wing

In the ever-evolving world of aviation, manufacturers are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to create more efficient, eco-friendly, and high-performance aircraft. Two major players in this industry, Airbus and Boeing, have recently unveiled their respective advancements in wing technology: the Airbus “Wing of Tomorrow” and the Boeing “Transonic Truss [read more]

Boeing will modify this MD-90 to test the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing configuration as part of NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. (NASA photo) (PRNewsfoto/Boeing)
Aviation engineering news

Boeing takes delivery of MD90 TTBW test bed

US planemaker Boeing has taken delivery of MD90 N931TB which will be modified to become X66A, a flying test bed for the Transonic Trust Braced Wing (TTBW) programme as part of NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. The aircraft will now undergo extensive modification in order to be fitted with ultrathin [read more]

Boeing 737-10 on approach (Image: Nick Harding /UK Aviation Media)
Aviation engineering news

Boeing delivered 136 airliners in 2nd Quarter of 2023

The 2nd quarter results from US aerospace giant Boeing showed that it delivered 136 airliners in the period bringing the year-to-date deliveries to 266. The majority of deliveries were of single-aisle Boeing 737 airliners with the total being 103. Boeing 787 Dreamliners were the next most popular with 20 being [read more]

Wingtips that fold automatically after landing? That will be the 777-9 (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

Boeing reports strong first quarter deliveries

US aerospace giant Boeing has reported a 37% increase on first quarter deliveries compared to 2022, helped largely by the recertification of the Boeing 737 Max and resumption of 787 Dreamliner deliverties. Boeing’s commercial airplane division delivered 130 aircraft in the first quarter of 2023, compared to 95 in the [read more]

Boeing 737 Max 7 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
Aviation engineering news

Avolon commits to 40 Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Irish leasing specialist Avolon has announced it has committed to a further 40 Boeing 737 Max aircraft with a value of over $4 bn at list price. Avolon has been a max customer since 2017 and the new commitment will bring the total number of aircraft on Avolon’s books to [read more]