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Narrow Body Boeing and Airbus Aircraft : Different Design Features

Narrow Body Boeing and Airbus Aircraft : Different Design Features

Commercial aviation has been dominated by Boeing and Airbus for the past 20 years, with each manufacturer owning 50% of the global commercial aviation market. Boeing has been in the aviation industry for longer, founded in 1916, while the Airbus consortium began in 1970. They are the greatest rivals in commercial aerospace today. Even for aircraft lovers, telling the two ...

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Wide Body Boeing vs Airbus: How To Tell the Difference Between their Aircraft

Wide Body Boeing vs Airbus: How To Tell the Difference Between their Aircraft

For aircraft aficionados, the differences between Airbus and Boeing might seem obvious. For the rest, aircraft identification may not be so easy. Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft have similar looking fuselages, and one might find it difficult to distinguish between them. In fact, there are no distinct features for Boeing and Airbus. Size and shape vary by generations, sometimes the ...

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Meet Boeing’s concept of MQ-25 Stingray: An Unmanned Carrier-Based Aerial-Refueling System

Meet Boeing's concept of MQ-25 Stingray: An Unmanned Carrier-Based Aerial-Refueling System

The United States Navy plans to procure unmanned aircraft that could refuel F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growler and F-35 mid-air, effectively increasing their operating radius. MQ-25 would be the world’s first carrier-based Unmanned  Aeriel-Refueling System. The United States Navy has expressed interest in a refuelling system that has stealth capabilities. The video released by Boeing Defense shows a sneak preview ...

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Boeing might stop Manufacturing Fighter Planes

Boeing might stop Manufacturing Fighter Planes

With future-focused solutions, Boeing is the name reckoned for fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, unmanned systems and weapons. Having built world-class military planes for almost a century, now the sad news is that the company is getting ready for a fighter-less future. So far this year, the company is said to have delivered nine of its F-15 Eagle fighters, ...

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Boeing supports USAF launch of Raytheon MALD-J

Boeing earlier this month supported the U.S. Air Force in the first powered launch of a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) from a B-52. The successful test, in which the electronic jammer was launched from a B-52 Stratofortress, took place over the Gulf of Mexico at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., test range. Boeing designed the avionics software ...

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MMRCA contenders will showcase full flight display at Aero India 2011

The Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) Competition,  commonly known as the MMRCA Tender that involves six contenders bidding for the deal, will be showcasing their full flight display at Aero India 2011. The MMRCA deal is an ongoing competition to supply the Indian Air Force with 126 Multi-Role Combat Aircraft in order to modernize and expand the Indian Air Force. ...

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Boeing begins flight testing of Chinook Mk4 helicopter

Boeing has begun flight testing of the first Chinook Mk4 helicopter for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The first flight took place on Dec 9 in Hampshire, England.  “Project JULIUS, as the Mk4 program is known, will modernize the current Royal Air Force Chinook fleet – essentially giving us new aircraft,” said Chris White-Horne, Mk4 project team leader for the ...

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Brazil to acquire 36 fighter aircraft in FX-2 DEAL

Brazil is soon expected to make an announcement about its initial 36-aircraft FX-2 fighter deal. The top contenders for the FX-2 deal are Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen NG. A platform selection will be confirmed by Brazil’s National Defence Council – chaired by president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva – following the delivery of a 26,000-page ...

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Top Secret MMRCA file goes missing

In a major security lapse , a top secret file of Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) had gone missing and then been recovered in mysterious circumstances. The Indian Air Chief dismissed these reports as ‘nothing earth-shaking’ and stated that these events wont effect the contract which is expected to be signed later this year. The file went missing in the ...

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