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Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded.

By July 23, 2014

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With A330neo, Airbus gives new life to an older jet

New jets get a lot of attention at the Farnborough airshow, but Airbus believes there's demand for an older plane revamped with new, more efficient engines.

By July 14, 2014

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Airbus reports best-ever jet sales at Farnborough: $75.3B

The aviation industry spends big bucks and plans years in advance. Airbus sells 496 passenger jets at the UK airshow.

By July 17, 2014

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Boeing's 777X plans: Big windows, lots of air, and robot manufacturing

The company is copying passenger-friendly details from its 787 Dreamliner into its upcoming 777X wide-body passenger jet, the company announces at the Farnborough airshow.

By July 15, 2014

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Boeing flaunts longer new 787-9 Dreamliner at Farnborough

At the Farnborough airshow, the Seattle aircraft maker shows off the first energy-efficient 787-9 built. Also: how the longer 280-passenger endured tests of performance, temperature, and a virtual barrel roll.

By July 13, 2014

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Airbus A350 XWB to make first flight Friday

The inaugural flight of Airbus' highly fuel-efficient plane, made with a majority of composite materials, likely means an appearance at the Paris Air Show.

By June 12, 2013

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It's Airbus' A350 vs. Boeing's Dreamliner in the 'War of the Wide-bodies'

Airbus is expected to make the first flight of the A350 XWB this summer. With Boeing reeling from recent problems with the 787, a new air war is about to get started.

By March 20, 2013

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New radar tech helps pilots nimbly avoid severe weather

The latest iteration of Honeywell's IntuVue software was designed to give substantial warning and detailed information on turbulence, hail, and lightning in planes' paths.

By August 20, 2012

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Virgin Atlantic launches in-flight cell use

Service will allow people to make calls, send texts, and surf the Web, but it will be limited and it won't be cheap.

By May 15, 2012

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Virgin is first UK airline to offer in-flight mobile calls

Virgin is to be the first UK airline to let you make mobile phone calls during your flight. Get ready for annoying chatter as you fly.

By May 11, 2012