The longest passenger jetliner in the world just made its debut. On March 13, the very first Boeing 777X was presented to company employees, inside the airframer's main wide-body manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington.
Not too big and not too small, the Airbus A321LR is fit to take airlines and passengers the extra distance.
Concorde, which made its first flight 50 years ago on March 2, 1969, was a magnificent creature of the skies, a supersonic transport with roots in the 1950s and 1960s “boom” of aviation innovation. But what gave the Mach 2 marvel the ability to fly faster and farther than many military fighter jets?
The mega-jet is dead. In a move that surprised no one in the industry, Airbus announced that its A380 line in Toulouse will close in 2021, once the final aircraft on order has been delivered.
What does a professional, highly experienced pilot think of the planes? "I love both aircraft for different reasons. Where one comes up short, the other one excels,” said Captain Rory Kay.
In the days before cheap, electronic headsets, AVID Products designers took inspiration from a medical stethoscope and created the pneumatic headset.