The New Airbus A350 Will Be Ready For All Your Streaming Needs

Honeywell Aerospace and Thales In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity announced today at APEX 2014 that they will provide "the same connectivity experience in-flight as they would have at home or work" by integrating Honeywell's JetWave hardware with Thales' cabin network solutions on the new Airbus A350. » 9/16/14 11:26pm Tuesday 11:26pm

Airbus's Crazy Looking Beluga Transport Plane Just Turned 20 years Old

One of the strangest-looking yet important planes ever created has reached its 20th birthday — the Airbus "Beluga" transport plane. The Beluga is a highly modified Airbus A300, and named for its resemblance to the Beluga Whale. Airbus has marked the occasion with a video about the plane. » 9/15/14 4:06pm 9/15/14 4:06pm

Updated Airbus A330 "NEO" Gets New Engines, Wings And Cabin

After months of speculation within the industry, Airbus officially announced a major update to its popular A330 long-haul jet today at the Farnborough air show. The A330neo will feature interior upgrades including all LED lighting, more efficient engines, and aerodynamic improvements. The new plane has already… » 7/14/14 4:24pm 7/14/14 4:24pm

Boeing Issues $5.2 Trillion 20-Year Market Forecast

Between now and the year 2033, Boeing is anticipating a worldwide demand for nearly 37,000 new passenger planes, worth an estimated $5.2 trillion. Boeing also expects a 4.2 percent increase in global passenger traffic over this period. And you thought planes and airports were crowded now? » 7/10/14 11:15am 7/10/14 11:15am

Airbus Marks 40 Years Of Service For Its Game-Changing A300

This week, Airbus is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of its A300's entry into service. The A300B was the first commercial airliner produced by Airbus — a joint venture between France and Germany. It first flew on September 28, 1972, and Air France took delivery of the first production plane on May 10, 1974,… » 5/13/14 8:48pm 5/13/14 8:48pm

Near-Vertical Walls Make Airbus' New A350 Straight-Up Comfortable

Yesterday in Hamburg at the 2014 Aircraft Interior Expo, Airbus unveiled the primary cabin design of the A350-XWB. While the design remains somewhat customizable, it gave the industry a sneak peak into the interior of the newest medium sized long range jet, expected to be delivered later this year. » 4/08/14 8:18pm 4/08/14 8:18pm

This Hovering French Drone Is Coming To Watch You From 13 Miles Up

The space division of French aerospace firm Thales Alenia is developing a drone/blimp hybrid called the StratoBus. The company claims many functions for the blimp including observation, meteorology, and telecom, but if you watched the video, you'll be thinking "spy blimp." » 3/26/14 2:18pm 3/26/14 2:18pm